Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day escape? How about celebrating your love at one of the most romantic and extravagant hotels of the world? From plush beds and sybaritic spas to private dining and even more private pools, here are the most romantic resorts to rekindle your relationship’s fire
So get your valentine, check in and gear up for the sparks to fly.
The Palace at One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Live out a fairytale romance at this real-life castle and revel in the royal Arabian culture. Cosy beds, fluffy pillows – enough for a valentine full of cuddles-, tucked away tables for two and beautiful sunsets overlooking the Arabian Gulf – need we say more?
Saman Villas, Sri Lanka
Escape to this secluded beachfront paradise perched on a jutting rock with the gloriously aqua-hued waters of the Indian Ocean and you’ll discover a romantic retreat prepared to seduce you. Sun bathe at your own private casita. There’s no obligation to emerge, but if you do, think about joining the twilight walk on the fine golden sandy shores where the exotic cuisine based on ancient culinary secrets dazzle you.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
If it’s seclusion you desire, look no further than Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Feel the romance in the air as a private speedboat whisks you across glittering teal waters to a sheltered cove. Romance reigns with soft, comfy beds draped in elegant white silks, open-air showers and private plunge pools. Ask your private butler to arrange for you a Vietnamese massage while you enjoy the sunset.
The Mulia, Indonesia
Escape to your own fantasy suite at The Mulia, a dreamlike hotel overlooking the sparkling white sands and calm blue waters. Add the finest champagne and caviar, a private outdoor Jacuzzi and a romantic dinner for two under the stars and voila. There’s you’ve got your own little private paradise.
While its blossoming cherry outside your airy suit, you and your love have some decisions to make. Paddle an outrigger canoe along the peaceful Hozu river. Or simply enjoy some open-air bath with natural Arashiyama spa water. Or take a sail during sunset, with the option of dinner aboard. Even though you’d rather take room service in your luxurious suite, where a bubbling jacuzzi with river views await you. We don’t blame you!
The Naka Phuket, Thailand
Pop the champagne and kick off a romantic retreat at the Naka Phuket resort, a luxe, wood accented sanctuary with a Rhett-and-Scarlett-worthy staircase right in its heart. Other little extras: glass-walled villas, Olympic-size infinity pool overlooking the sea, personal butlers and finally the resort’s own stretch of beach with snorkeling.