When planning a trip with your significant other, whether it is at the start of the relationship, celebrating a milestone, or rekindling, it is all about making a grand gesture of love and romance. Staying in a romantic hotel with your special someone sets the stage for a trip to deeply connect and grow affection to new heights, but some places take it a step further to cater to love birds. Whether it is a romantic escape with decadent luxury or a remote wilderness to reset and reconnect or an adrenaline-filled experience to heighten both of your senses of adventure, a romantic escape is all about connecting with one another in whatever environment suits your love language the best. Whatever bucket you may fall into, from champagne and rose petal arrivals to unique one-on-one experiences to pampered spa treatments, here is a list of some of the most exclusive romantic packages at hotels around the world where couples build upon or reignite their love.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Set along the turquoise waters of Petite Anse bay, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles offers their ‘Seychelles Romance’ package which is perfect for a romantic couples getaway no matter the reason. Their secluded private bay is surrounded by a lush hillside leading down to a white-sand beach and offers 67 rooms and suites with each villa having its own infinity pool, deck, outdoor shower, and open-air reading pavilion with daybed. For a minimum stay of four nights, couples can feel the gentle ocean breeze and spend days together in their private villa, where a romantic breakfast on the pool terrace is presented, along with a couple’s massage at their hilltop spa, Le Syel Spa. Included as well in this package is a beachfront Griyaz Kreol barbecue and champagne on arrival. Prices start at EUR 1,200 per night for a Hilltop Ocean View Villa excluding tax and service charges. Not included in the package but a must-do for couples is to take advantage of the natural amphitheater of the surrounding area to watch the sunset on the spa rooftop where a complimentary glass of bubbly awaits.
Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection
In the middle of the Cambodian rainforest, the all-inclusive Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection offers 14 one-bedroom and one two-bedroom tents. Set in the stunning expanse of Cambodia’s Cardamom National Park, it’s setting alone offers a once-in-a-lifetime romantic adventure and then some, perched nearly a mile over rivers and waterfalls. From luxury adventures led by the Bensley Adventure Butlers, which include traversing the untrammeled waterways on a custom Bensley-designed expedition boat or foraging wild edible plants, guests can experience Cambodia’s natural larder. To shift gears and immerse yourself into the Cambodian wild, their ‘Wellness at WILD’ three-night stay is tailored to include three programs: ReWILD, Reconnect and Restore. Start your morning with sunrise yoga atop the seven-story zipline tower overlooking the forest canopy, then zipline into Headquarters for a healthy, hearty breakfast. Speak with Wellness Director Dr. Solveig Gevers to arrange breath-walking, and forest bathing while also indulging in unlimited pampering treatments at their signature Spa, Khmer Tonics.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Home to 100 modern waterfront villas which each include private pools, the resort offers a ‘Stay Enchanted Package’ to ensure all couples fully embrace island life. Toast to a budding relationship or too many years of happiness alongside awe-inspiring nature and the calm blue Maldivian seas which surround. Starting with a bottle of Champagne accompanied by the Chef’s signature welcome amenities on arrival, guests dine at La Locanda daily for breakfast and receive a bespoke The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands present. Guests can then select three bespoke experiences which include: one in-villa aroma bath, a private dinner under the stars, and a couple’s dive prior to being whisked back to reality on their luxury speedboat. Starting at $2,000 + tax per night, with a minimum stay of five nights required, the package will be available from June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023.
Zannier Hotels Sonop
Presenting an old-world adventure in the Namibian desert wilderness, Zannier Hotels Sonop is set on 13,800 private acres offering only 10 tented suites. Just as pure as the sand that surrounds the property, love is in the air in Namibia with their ‘Romantic Journey at Sonop’ package. The three-night all-inclusive romantic journey starts with Champagne upon entry before a selection of handpicked activities highlight romance in the desert. Take part in an exclusive safari to Sossusvlei for a romantic breakfast on the dunes before coming back to the resort and enjoying unforgettable memories under the stars with their outdoor cinema sessions. Take part in an 80-minute couples spa treatment at their spa which is a perfect way to relax before a sundowner experience at the Cigar and Cocktail Lounge, with its billiard table and board games. Facing the boundless Namib Desert, couples can book this package from 1st July 2022 to 31st October 2022 and prices start at N$ 82,200 for 2 (US$ 5,130).
Grand Universe Lucca
Located in the heart of Tuscany, Grand Universe Lucca is a historical beacon that blends designs from antiquity until today to present a one-of-a-kind destination. The magnificently restored Italian palazzo presents the opportunity to connect or reconnect with your significant other by gifting them a customized prelude, written by an Italian classical composer in the heart of Italy. The’ Prelude of Existence Experience’ takes place in the Symphony Lounge where classical composer Felicity Lucchesi creates a custom Prelude based on a brief questionnaire that identifies your key personality traits (romantic, dynamic, seductive, etc). While the piece is being written couples can drink and eat from a selection of Italy’s best coffees, teas and pastries before receiving their bespoke piece. Written in musical notes and delivered on a music sheet of paper, the Prelude can be specially packaged inside a ‘time capsule tied with a silk ribbon and tucked away inside a Tuscan leather box to cherish for years to come.
Viceroy Riviera Maya
Made up of 41 palapa-roofed villas with plunge pools, Viceroy Riviera Maya provides privacy and seclusion thanks to the lush surrounding jungle. The combination of its seaside setting on the beaches of Playa del Carmen with a backdrop of the jungle provides that undeniable aura of romance. Along the pure white sand and turquoise waters, couples can experience true relaxation and rejuvenation as the resort’s Wayak Spa offers a range of packages and treatment options specifically designed for couples including the Maya Kamnikte (Maya Ceremony), Xaman-Ek (Love Ritual), or Yaakun (Love) Couple’s Retreat treatments. Book their three-night ‘Wellness Retreat’ package to balance your body and mind with customized activities including a Mayan welcome ceremony, daily wellness meals, and spa services in their romantic and relaxing couple’s private spa suite.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Floating in the middle of Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur was first constructed as a summer retreat by the Mewar Royal family in the 18th century. It wasn’t until 1963 that the property was converted into a luxury hotel and made of marble locally sourced from Rajnagar. Featuring 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites, the hotel presents breathtaking views of Lake Pichola and the perfect backdrop for an exclusive romantic stay. Guests can book the Royal Gangaur Experience, which takes guests aboard the 150-year-old boat for an onboard candlelit dinner, offering the signature Taj Lake Palace dining experience. Other private dining venues such as the Mewar Terrace and Lily Pond are available, which provide guests a fairy tale setting with handcrafted menus and impeccable service. This floating palace hotel has also been featured in the movie, “Octopussy’.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
Celebrating 25 years of pampering and pleasure, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort is located where sun, sand, and sea converge in Cabo San Lucas. Nestled into the natural slope and contours of the land, the desert beach hideaway is known for its Department of Romance which just celebrated its romantic Quarter Century Anniversary party on July 3, 2022. This summer the resort is introducing Flores del Paraiso, its very own flower shop, specializing in larger-than-life gigantic bouquets of 250 roses or more. Also this summer, couples can launch into the magical Baja sunsets and savor authentic culinary masterpieces on the property’s new Signature 66-foot yacht, for a culinary adventure at Sea. The Yacht boasts a VIP bedroom, a master bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms, a dining area, and a flybridge dining area. Whether it’s to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, Sunset Dinner on Las Ventanas’ yacht will have guests making memories that will last a lifetime. Those looking for an intimate wedding, choose their ‘Escape & Elope’ package and lean on their Romance Team to plan and execute a truly spectacular wedding ceremony and festivities.
Tabacoìn Thermal Resort & Spa
What could be more romantic than lounging in natural hot springs under thermal waterfalls in the lush rainforest of Costa Rica? Tabacoìn Thermal Resort & Spa partnered with Harvard Psychologist Dr. Natalie Dattilo to launch the ESCAPE® to Tabacón campaign, a therapist-approved vacation that facilitates a mind-body holistic experience for couples to renew their love. The five-day package includes unique sensory, emotional and physical experiences that will allow couples to recharge, and reconnect with their bodies and minds to kindle romantic passion. Each element (Exercise, Sleep, Connect, Appreciate, Play and Exhale) allow guests to get out of their comfort zones and connect in ways they couldn’t prior. From a private yoga experience and meditation to connect on a spiritual level, cooking a meal together, soaking in Tabacón’s award-winning natural hot springs, or exhaling with an Emotional Massage followed by a relaxing balneotherapy treatment, couples will leave with the tools for harmonious communication, heightened sensuality and better connectivity. Pricing starts at $2,195 based on double occupancy.
Sitting high on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina is a quiet retreat in the ancient fishing village of Praiano. Perfect for a romantic getaway – in fact, 35% of guests pop the question here – the hotel’s location along the Tyrrhenian Sea has proven to create a special and romantic space for couples to express their love for one another. Whether it has been newlyweds or those married for decades, Casa Angelina recently debuted their very own ‘Romantic Personal Assistant’ (RPA) which will curate a distinct package to suit every couple. Upon arrival, each couple can choose to meet with the RPA to discuss their likes, favorite experiences they love to do together and even discover unforgettable new ones such as taking a romantic cruise along the Amalfi coastline in a convertible FIAT 500 Cabrio, who then will customize an itinerary of personalized activities. From an Amalfi-style cooking class followed by a private dinner on the roof to a picnic at sea on the Casa Angelina boat followed by a day trip to Capri additional in-room romantic amenities will be available including baths with rose petals, food menus with items that help enhance intimacy and games to improve emotional connection.
St. Regis Bora Bora
The St. Regis Bora Bora, a 44-acre resort is one of the world’s leading luxury resorts providing a hideaway like no other above the brilliant turquoise waters and nearby pristine beaches. Offering a total of 90 rooms and villas including the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific, the property has its very own Lagoonarium flush with marine life and introduces a private-island paradise created for travelers of discerning taste. The resort has unveiled a bejeweled ‘Black Pearl Romance Getaway’ for the perfect romantic escape, or an idyllic honeymoon centered around the seductive Tahitian Black Pearl symbolizing happiness in life. For this Black Pearl Romance offer, Robert Wan, a renowned Tahitian pearl jeweler, collaborated with The St. Regis Bora Bora to offer couples an experience by air and on land to fully appreciate this romantic natural wonder. During the five-night stay in a St. Regis Bora Bora Overwater Villa, couples are treated to a private helicopter ride over Bora Bora’s famed heart-shaped Tupai Island, a Robert Wan Tahitian Black Pearl solitaire necklace on an 18-carat gold chain, a 24-carat gold al fresco couples massage, signature canoe breakfast and more. This offer is available through December 31, 2022, and pricing starts at $14,200.
OBLU SELECT Lobigili
Indulge in sheer island bliss at OBLU SELECT Lobigili in the Maldives’ Malé Atoll on the adults-only “island of love” as in the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ means love and ‘Gili’ means island. Opened in March 2022, the resort is surrounded by verdant foliage and features 68 contemporary beach and water villas, all with gorgeous views of the incandescent turquoise-blue lagoon. Romance permeates with nature-inspired designs creating a secluded, castaway feels where couples can indulge in underwater dining at Only BLU along with enjoying a multitude of vibrant experiences. Their ‘Honeymoon Offer’ shows the resort’s expression of heartfelt hospitality as the offer includes a romantic candlelit dinner to foster intimacy, a romantically shaped bedroom decoration to inspire intimacy, an aromatic bubble bath as well as a cake, and partying honeymoon memento to be able to always cherish the memory. Eligible couples must present a copy of their marriage certificate dating back no longer than one year and the minimum stay required is four nights in one of their villas.
For more than a century, Halekulani has welcomed guests to its tranquil grounds in Waikiki to create memorable experiences on Oahu. Halekulani, which means ‘house befitting heaven,’ offers guests 453 elegantly-styled rooms, the award-winning spa, SpaHalekulani, three award-winning dining establishments, and commanding views of Diamond Head, the legendary volcano, and the Pacific. Designed for the utmost comfort and privacy, guests can stay in one of four luxurious Premier Suites which provide a dedicated personal butler and unobstructed views of Diamond Head. At the oceanfront hotel, couples can book the ‘Romance Remembered’ package for a special island romantic getaway. Starting with flowers delivered upon arrival and a special welcome amenity, couples will dine at a personalized dinner for two curated by Orchids Chef de Cuisine, Christian Testa, in their al fresco setting with views of the ocean.
Located in the charming Le Marais district Sinner Paris debuted in 2019 and is the newest hotel concept from EVOK Hotels Collection. The 43-room property romantic hotel features elegant yet provocative spaces with gothic-inspired decor aiming to capture the vibrance of the historic area all whilst bringing to light a part of society that was once forbidden. While in The City of Light, couples who book their stay at the hotel can choose their ‘Paris by Night’ package which will allow them to discover the beauty of the city. Starting with cruising the streets of Paris in a sidecar, the package also includes a Champagne tasting and a picnic basket in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Following a romantic evening, end the night at Sinner’s on-site spa to experience sensual massages by La Colline and take a dip in the candlelit pool inspired by Greek and Roman baths. The combination of the package plus spa experience will offer couples a luxury, enticing and romantic getaway, prices start at €950 per night (Deluxe room, Sinner breakfast included, VIP service, and a Two-hour sidecar tour with champagne and picnic basket).