Couple Getaway Destinations

Couple Getaway Destinations
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 06, 2009

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Ladies, it’s not too late to plan that much-needed vacay for just you and your sweetie. Not sure where to go? Keep clicking for the ESSENCE.com top 10 vacation destinations for you and your boo to enjoy.

(In no particular order.)

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You and your beau will undoubtedly be more into each other after falling in love with the One & Only Resort just outside of Cabo San Lucas. With a world-class spa, top-tier restaurants and amenities galore, you’ll never be bored! Located at the southernmost tip of Baja where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea Of Cortez, the views are simply breathtaking. The resort is surrounded by sweeping vistas of desert, mountain and coastline.

An extra bonus: A historic chapel overlooks the resort grounds and offers an excellent venue for weddings and renewal of vows.

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Stella found her groove in this Caribbean hot spot and so can you and your boo. For the ultimate V.I.P. treatment give the Half Moon Resort a try. And if you are up for something more frisky, live out your fantasies at Hedonism.

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Don’t let the kids have all the fun. Wish upon a star for fantasy fun during the day and grown-up activities for the night. Disney has affordable vacation packages that can take you around the world at a bargain.

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There is a lot more to this southern escape than South Beach. Hidden off the strip, the Mandarin Oriental makes you feel like you and the boo are in a far away land, minus a passport and customs. And if you want to come back to America, Wet Willies isn’t too far away.

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The French capital is definitely a place made for lovers. Beyond the usual Eiffel Tower, check out the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dam for a scenic place to steal a kiss. Head outside the city for a night at a French chateau for wonderful views and a few extra dollars for an impromptu shopping spree.

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Imagine gazing at “The Big Five” with your sweetie under the Motherland’s majestic sky. A safari in South Africa (Kruger National Park is the most popular) might be just the fix your love doctor ordered. Should you decide to visit Cape Town, which is a quick plane ride away, do consider the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa. The excellent service there will blow you both away.

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Don’t think New Jersey can be sexy? Think again. The soulful Akwaaba “By the Sea” Inn in Cape May has all your heart could desire for a seductive getaway with your honey. Turn off the BlackBerry, enjoy a homecooked breakfast, visit a pristine beach at sunset and create a romantic escape you won’t soon forget.

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Get leid in America’s most tropical state. See the beauty of mother nature with the one you love the most. If you’re really up for an adventure, visit a local volcano, then unwind in a hot tub under the moon and stars at one of Hotel Hana-Maui’s cottages on the beach.

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The island breeze, a tropical cocktail and the warm Caribbean sun are just a few things that will make you and your significant other enjoy your stay at the Ultimacy Resort in Anguilla, West Indies. Owned and run by two entrepreneurial couples, this intimate and sexy space guarantees romance that will meet you at every corner.

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Tucked into 250 acres of beautiful wine country, the Meadowood Napa Valley resort is touted as one of the world’s most romantic getaways. Located in the heart of the California wine region, the quaint cottages and peaceful surroundings will make your trip unforgettable. A pampering spa and first-class dining round out the experience.

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