If you're looking for the ultimate spot for romance but don't know where to start, our experts have compiled this list of some of our favourite romantic retreats.
The Magic of Milaidhoo
Serene, secluded and seriously stunning, Milaidhoo Island Maldives is set on a small island, surrounded by powdery white sand and overlooking a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Exclusively comprising one-bedroom villas and not allowing young children, this resort is beyond romantic. Forget about the outside world and take a boat to an uninhabited private island for a day of romance in paradise, or sail across the Indian Ocean by traditional dhoni boat (fizz in hand) at sunset. You can even sleep under the stars on an isolated sandbank, enjoying a private dinner and sunrise breakfast.
Where Dreams Come True
Located at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, haçienda-style Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort promises cultural restaurant concepts, state-of-the-art wellness facilities, and even a dedicated 'Department For Romance'. They will work closely with you, both before and during your stay, to make all your romantic dreams come true. That might be planning the perfect proposal or selecting activities from the Romance Menu - from a private dinner on The Plaza to horse-drawn carriage ride and picnic.
Escape to Mauritius
A beguiling blend of luxury, intimacy, and elegant architecture set among 2,500 hectares of the Domain de Bel Ombre, Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Wellness Resort offers the ultimate, personalised experience. Made up exclusively of suites, each with its very own dedicated butler, the resort offers a stay tailored around fine dining across the resort's 12 restaurants, exclusive spa facilities at the Seven Colours Spa, access to its award-winning championship golf course with unlimited green fees, and its very own Heritage Nature Reserve to explore at leisure.
The Ultimate "I Do"
Antigua's award-winning Blue Waters Resort & Spa is a bolthole of style and sophistication, ideal for a wedding that combines pure elegance with Caribbean soul. Expert Wedding Manager Mandie will turn your vision into reality, organising everything from canapés and Champagne to flowers and family photos. So all you need to do is enjoy every moment of your big day. And with weddings strictly limited to one per day, you won't have to share your special moment with anyone but your guests - whether you say "I do" at the exclusive clifftop gazebo or right on the white-sand beach.
Tenerife for Two
Nestled between Tenerife's mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Royal River is a cool, contemporary resort that offers true elegance and serious seclusion for adults only, as well as panoramic sea views. With individual pool villas, this is the perfect retreat for a couples' trip to the island. Start your morning with a lazy in-villa breakfast, before soaking up the sunshine from the adults-only infinity pool, sipping Champagne at the aptly named Bubble Bar, and indulging in the
'Romantic Escape' ritual for two at the Serenity Spa.
Merging Venetian and French colonial influences with charming Greek hospitality, Corfu has captured the heart of many travellers. And for contemporary couples visiting the island, Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort is the ideal adults-only hideaway. Formerly owned by the famous Onassis family, who hosted many royals and celebrities, it remains one of the island's hotspots, now showcasing everything from Michelin-starred menus to Champagne-service boats bound for Corfu's Old Town.
An All-Inclusive Honeymoon
With stunning surroundings and luxurious pads either overwater or on powder-soft sands, OZEN LIFE MAADHOO oozes romance. So where better for your honeymoon than this Maldives paradise? Laze beside your private pool, escape for a castaway picnic, and dine at a host of exceptional restaurants. And the best part? The all-inclusive INDULGENCE PLAN includes all your meals, premium wines and spirits, non-motorised watersports, and selected excursions, spa and dive services. So you don't have to worry about a thing.
Dreaming of Sicily?
Sicily makes a perfect spot for a little romance, allowing lovers to spend their days exploring the picturesque streets, boutiques and cafes or soaking up the sun on the sandy beaches before unwinding with a relaxing body scrub and watching the magnificent sunset. For lovers of romance, there is no better venue for a wedding than the Grand Hotel Timeo. Overlooking the majestic Mount Etna and azure sea, every detail will be taken care of, ensuring your day is picture perfect. Bespoke menus can be created featuring Sicilian delicacies and spectacular firework displays can be arranged, and ceremonies can be held in the colourful gardens or palatial ballrooms boasting outdoor terraces with stunning views of the Greek theatre and Bay of Naxos. Religious ceremonies can also be arranged at nearby churches.
A Romantic Retreat to Barbados
Gorgeous beaches. Azure seas. Seriously secluded luxury hotels. Why wouldn't you choose Barbados for your romantic getaway? And with a portfolio of beautiful resorts on the island's west and south coasts, Elegant Hotels promise the perfect base for your couples' trip, whatever your style with complimentary watersports and signature dining.
The House by Elegant Hotels
Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
To discover more, call us today and speak to one of our dedicated Luxury Travel Specialists for their first-hand recommendations.