It is that time of the year again, and love is all up in the air. Apart from birthdays, Christmas day and anniversary days, Valentine’s day is another special day when people show love to one another mostly by exchanging gifts. And for lovers, it is even more special. Valentine’s day is that time when couples get to rekindle their love affair which probably might have been sour all the while. And what better way is there to do that other than splurging together on a romantic trip to a place either of you has never been, a lifetime trip that will leave indelible memories in your hearts.
It can be quite difficult to choose the perfect place for such trips, so here, we bring you 10 exotic resorts around the world to narrow down your choices. These are destinations that seem to have their very foundations embedded with romance and will surely spark your relationship right back into life. They include isolated beaches, warm and comfy cottages, private terraces for outdoor dining and not to mention a variety of adventurous activities. Without further ado, here are the 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Resorts for Valentine’s day as originally compiled by Jackie Caradonio of robbreport.com.
1. Auberge du Soleil – Napa Valley, California
Worried about kids staring when things get racy between you and your val? Auberge du Soleil scraps that worry as it is an “adults-only” resort. The views of its 33-acre vineyard and olive grooves are just simply spectacular. The cozy cottages feature wood-burning fireplaces, bathrooms feature LED TV’s while dining includes Michelin-starred cuisines, wine-country cuisine with French Mediterranean influences. It’s Auberge spa measures 7000 sq-ft and overlooks the Nappa valley, so you can have your body pampered with oils and herbs grown on the resort’s very own spa garden while enjoying the eyeful views. Reserve at Auberge du Soleil.
2. Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Krabi, Thailand
The Phulay Bay is located just by the Andaman sea, which makes it one of the most enchanting beach resorts of Thailand’s Krabi island. Your first sight includes a magnificent fantasy-movie-like architecture which will immediately set you in tune for a romantic experience. The interiors of its 54 villas are decorated in colorful Thai artwork and exotic woods. Go for a swim in its infinity pool, get your body pampered at its spa and head to one of the 6 restaurants that serves Thai delicacies and fresh seafood. Adventurous activities include kayaking through the limestone formations above the Andaman sea, and through the mangroves for something more daunting, engage in snorkelling in its coral reefs. Reserve at Ritz Carlton.
3. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort – Los Cabos, Mexico
Las Ventanas al Paraíso is one of the pioneers of uber luxury resorts in Mexico. The attraction includes an exquisite ceviche bar, private hot tubs, indoor and outdoor spa and oceanfront villas. Interestingly, the resort has a “Department of Romance” that works closely with its guests to arrange whatever best suits their fantasies. Reserve at Rosewoodhotels.com
4. Angama Mara – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Angama Mara is a safari lodge that features 30 tents for its accommodation. Translated in Swahili as ‘suspended in mid-air’, Angama Mara’s camp is located on the mountain cliff, above The Great rift valley. It overlooks Kenya’s Masai Mara which is considered as the loveliest game reserve in the continent. The game includes elephants, lions, migrating wildebeest, leopards and other animals all of which can be sighted from the tents thanks to its floor-ceiling glass windows and sprawling terraces. Reserve at Angama Mara.
5. Vomo Island Resort – Fiji
Fiji is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, thanks to its many impeccable palm beach islands. Located near Suva, the country’s capital, the Vomo island resort covers 225 acres of land with most of it left untouched, giving it the best of nature’s beauty. It features stand-alone villas which create room for private and intimate indulgence. Plus there are the Senikai Spa and an adults-only swimming pool. Its’ restaurant serves tandoori-oven dishes and Japanese robata on selected evenings. Reserve at Vomo Island Resort.