If you are looking for romantic getaways for your next vacation, we have you covered. Whether you want relax on the beach, go on an adventure or find the best room or suite with a view and order room service, you'll have plenty to choose from.
Beaches for Couples
Romantic getaways that involve relaxing on the beach and swimming in the ocean seem to be at the top of everyone's list, and for a reason. The ocean is deeply relaxing as well as fun, so what better place to rest and re-connect than right on the water.
Mexico offers a varied selection or romantic beach getaways, including resorts where kids under a certain age are not allowed, such as Viceroy Riviera Maya and Maroma Resort. As an added benefit, if you stay at Maroma Resort on the Yucatan Peninsula, you will have access to many famous Mayan archaeological sites. Grand Velas on Playa del Carmen offers luxury suites with spectacular ocean views, and a white-sand beach.
Getting away for a weekend is the most practical option for many couples. Pick a destination within a few hours' drive from your city and indulge in a quick escape from the daily routine.
The Inn at Ocean's Edge in Maine is a quick weekend getaway from Boston and Portland. The inn has stylish guest rooms, a cozy fireplace and a gourmet restaurant. Other great romanitic options in Maine include The White Barn Inn and the eco-friendly Colony Hotel.
Southern California is home to some fantastic weekend getaway spots, including the San Ysidro Ranch, the newly opened Terranea Resort, Hollywood Regency-style Viceroy Palm Springs and The Fairmont Miramar Hotel.
If you are looking for a wine tasting weekend getaway from Atlanta, try Chateau Elan which has its own vineyard and a spa. Or you can visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains from Washington D.C. and stay at Keswick Hall.
If you are looking for a luxury resort with a little bit of everything, get away to The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona. You can play golf, get massaged at the spa and work out at the fitness center.
The brand new Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico has 45 luxury villas with their own private pools.
In Florida, Sanibel Harbour Resort offers couples massage in a unique setting. Other luxury romantic getaways in Florida include Acqualina, The Breakers Hotel, Ginn Hammock Beach Resort, One Ocean Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Doral Golf Resort and Mandarin Oriental Miami.
Fiji is another favorite with couples looking to re-connect. Stay at the eco-friendly Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands and learn about environmental preservation from the experts. You can take a scuba diving lesson on a beautiful coral reef. The luxurious Vatulele Island in Fiji has just 18 villas, providing the ultimate in privacy in attentive service. Lomalagi is popular with honeymooners, offering all-inclusive rates and many activities.
Australia offers an abundance of fabulous romantic getaways. Whether you want to stay at the stylish Palazzo Versace designed by the famous designer Donatella Versace, or on a tiny secluded Wilson Island, the choice is yours. If you love to snorkel and scuba dive, stay right on the Great Barrier Reef at Heron Island, Bedarra Island, or Lizard Island. You'll be able to dive in literally from your room.
Bathe in the healing mineral waters of Palm Springs when you visit The Well Spa at Miramonte. Try the river bench water therapy for couples.
Visit Big Sur and stay at the ultra-romantic Post Ranch Inn, offering spectacular views of the coastline, organic food and innovative healing treatments.
A stay at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will let you combine a relaxing spa vacation with outdoor activities and adventures. The spa at the Broadmoor offers many treatments for men and women. Another romantic mountain spot is the Peaks Resort in Telluride.
There are many brand new city spas which make a quick spa getaway easier than ever. In Boston, the new Mandarin Oriental has a 16,000-square-foot holistic spa with state-of-the-art facilities, including restful meditation areas. In New York City, there is the new Peninsula Spa by ESPA and the new spa at The Carlyle.
If you have time for a trip across the border to Canada, The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary will let you combine outdoor activities with soothing massages at the spa. The romantic Wickaninnish Inn on Vancouver Island has an Aveda-concept spa and rooms with spectacular ocean views. Surrounded by pristine nature in the Canadian Rockies, The Fairmont Banff Springs features a European-style resort spa and a 27-hole championship golf course. Painted Boat Resort is a brand new vacation getaway in British Columbia with a spa and 31 villa accommodations.
The Ali'i Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Waikiki is great for couples. A stylish hotel within a hotel, The Ali'i Tower has its own pool, check-in area and incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. You'll be just steps from the sandy Hawaiian beach. A benefit of staying at a large resort like the Hilton Hawaiian Village is access to an array of facilities, services and dining options.
Travelers who have visited the isand of Tahaa in French Polynesia claim that it is one of the most romantic places on the planet. Scents of vanilla float through the air from the island's vanilla farms. Stay at Le Taha'a Private Island Resort, set on its own little motu, offering over-water bungalows.