Valentine’s Day is the only day of the year set aside just for celebrating love, and we think anyone who can should take advantage of this wintertime celebration. This selection of love nest hotels all share a passion for service, and the opportunity for couples to enjoy intimate moments in a gorgeous setting they won’t soon forget.
On the beach of a private cove in Los Cabos, indulge in all-inclusive luxury so exquisite you may never want to leave. Seven restaurants with a Michelin-starred chef behind them ensure guests have a bevy of mouthwatering culinary options to choose from, and seven bars including one overlooking the Sea of Cortez and one directly in the pool mean your glass will never be empty. Cap everything off with a tequila and mezcal tasting before retreating to your swim-up suite, and pat yourself on the back for making such a good choice.
As the flagship resort of the Couples chain of resorts, you can rest assured that your experience here will be nothing short of perfect. Here, all-inclusive truly means all-inclusive – even scuba diving, golf, sunset catamaran cruises and excursions to the famous Dunn’s River Falls. Adventurous guests can go to the resort’s private island for au naturel sunbathing, and for the ultimate experience be sure to book a Spa Villa – with private plunge pools and unlimited spa treatments, you may never leave your room.
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve comprises 65,000 gorgeous acres bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park. Lion Sands, a collection of luxurious lodges on the banks of the Sabie River, is the perfect spot for a romantic safari trip to see the “Big Five” – leopards, lions, buffalo, elephants and rhinos. Each night concludes with a gourmet meal beneath lantern light, and guests looking for a truly once-in-a-lifetime stay can spend the night in a tree house. These open-air accommodations include luxurious canopy beds with nothing but millions of stars above you and curious animals shuffling about 20 feet below you.
As one of the top ten luxury hotels in London, it should come as no surprise that the romance found at Blakes Hotel is above and beyond the norm. While nestled in the tony South Kensington neighborhood and just steps away from many of London’s top attractions, guests who book here for Valentine’s Day may find themselves leaving the Do Not Disturb on their door. The Blakes Senses package includes bespoke lingerie, romantic treats, and several other cheeky amenities that are worth looking into.
They say that when you meet the love of your life sparks fly, and at Cala de Mar they take that to heart. This luxurious resort of just 54 guest rooms and suites overlooking the Pacific Ocean offers the Love Sparks package for those looking to celebrate their romance in a way they won’t soon forget. Enjoy a private meal complete with romantic string trio music, a couples’ massage, and the pièce de résistance – a private and personalized fireworks show at the end of the night.
On the breathtaking beaches of Ornos Bay sits the Mykonos Blanc, a sensual celebration of Greek tradition and beachfront luxury. Rooms and suites with traditional Cycladic architecture are reached through arching passageways studded with candles, and a winding path to a beautiful waterfront garden makes guests feel as if they are completely removed from the chaotic beauty of Mykonos. With a stellar concierge team on hand to help book romantic arrangements like beachfront horseback rides or private yacht trips to Delos Island, there’s no shortage of fun waiting to be had here.
All-inclusive resorts in Mexico are seemingly a dime a dozen, with a sliding scale of what “all inclusive” really means. At this resort on the Riviera Maya, experience the truest combination of all-inclusive and adults-only. While the usual suspects are included – top shelf beverages, meals, water activities like paddleboarding or snorkeling – it’s the resort activity programming that makes this a must for couples looking for romance and seclusion. The entire resort, save for the restaurants, is clothing optional, and with themed nights including dress codes like “leather and lace” it’s easy to see how so many romances get rekindled on vacation here.
With acres of lush tropical vegetation at your back and the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean before you, Nihi Sumba Island is a perfect paradise located on an island off the coast of Indonesia. All rooms boast spectacular views of the ocean, the jungle, or both, and private infinity pools or direct beach access are de rigeur at most villas. For the dinner of a lifetime, book a spearfishing experience and enjoy your hard-earned catch on the beach, prepared by the resort’s chef to your liking.
Experience Maldivian luxury the way it’s meant to be at the resort that practically wrote the book on overwater bungalows. A six time winner of World’s Most Romantic Resort at the annual World Travel Awards, one trip is all it takes to see they are very deserving of this title. Overwater villas perched above the crystal clear lagoon surrounding the resort come with their own sun decks and cabanas in addition to 24-hour villa hosts to ensure that no guest needs go unanswered. With additional experiences like sunrise yoga or a candlit dinner on the beach, there are few better places in the world to have the vacation you’ll never forget with the love of your life.