25 of the world’s most romantic hotels
For some, a romantic getaway means five-star luxury and poolside pampering. For others, it’s all about glorious solitude and stunning scenery. And then there are the action-and-adventure lovebirds who prefer excitement and high-adrenaline sports over rest and relaxation.
Whatever your preference for where you stay, we’ve rounded up 25 hotels that should have you covered.
Whether you’re after a low-key Caribbean island escape or an African safari adventure — or something else entirely — these destinations will make your heart sing.
The Resort at Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
Set on a long sweep of beach at the base of towering mountains, this dreamy resort on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico is as romantic as it gets.
Each of its 118 rooms features a roomy terrace outfitted with private hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Select casitas open directly onto the ocean — you’ll feel like you’re practically floating in open waters. And they boast private plunge pools and fire pits. The cliffside restaurant El Farallón, with its divine sunset views, makes for an unforgettable date night.
The Resort at Pedregal, Camino del Mar 1, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru (Maldives)
Though the Four Seasons has several breathtaking properties in the Maldives — including the Voavah private island — the resort at Landaa Giraavaru has the edge when it comes to romance.
Each of its 103 thatched-roof, standalone bungalows features private water access, offering the ultimate seclusion and privacy for couples.
Amorous offerings include candlelight dinners on a private sandbank, tantric couples massages and sunset Champagne cruises around the surrounding UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo (Monaco)
Monaco’s legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has just undergone a four-year, $280-million-dollar makeover, bringing the historic 19th-century property slap-bang into the 21st century.
Architects Richard Martinet and Gabriel Viora have preserved the property’s Belle Epoque chic, while giving it a lighter, more contemporary look.
The new rooms, all of which have balconies and close to half of which are suites, feature romantic details such as white marble floors, Louis XVI-style pieces and Murano glass chandeliers and lamps.
The light-filled, marble-fitted bathrooms feature an intoxicating mix of elegant curves and clean lines, and you can pamper yourself with Guerlain toiletries too.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco; +377 98 06 30 00
Rosewood Baha Mar (Bahamas)
It might be just 15 minutes’ drive from Lynden Pindling International Airport, but the Bahamas’ newest resort feels like its own private island hideaway.
Set upon a serene stretch of Cable Beach, Rosewood Baha Mar’s lush, jungle-like grounds are peppered with lagoon-style pools, hot tubs and quiet relaxation nooks hidden behind leafy banana palms.
Guest rooms and villas boast a relaxed beach house vibe, while common areas dazzle with polished marble, coffered ceilings and hand-painted murals.