Valentine’s Day might be known as the most romantic day of the year, but it’s not the only one. Love should be in the air all year long, and there’s no better way to keep your head and heart in the clouds than seeing the world with a bae on your arm. From fun-filled days to steamy, romantic nights, traveling with the one you love is an experience like no other.
Of course, choosing the perfect romantic escape can be daunting, whether for Valentine’s Day or a getaway in the future. Is there a pool? A world-class spa? Amazing views? Finding a hotel that matches everything on your list is a must because what’s a romantic getaway without a romantic place to stay?
From cozy cabins surrounded by nature to island gems, we’ve rounded up a few romantic hotels that not only belong on your baecation bucket list but will be so unforgettable that you’ll wonder what took you so long to visit.
Sure, Montana is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when you’re thinking of romantic jaunts – but that’s because you haven’t been to The Green O. Located in the middle of the 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch, The Green O is a hidden gem perfect for couples who enjoy a mix of nature and serenity. The property features 12 unique homes carefully designed for ultimate privacy. The Tree Haus room (a fan favorite) is perfect for a sexy night, with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting stunning forest views, an elegant glass-encased spiral staircase leading to the master suite, an outdoor hot tub, and more. You’ll truly feel on top of the world.
San Miguel de Allende is a destination for lovers. From the colorful architecture and cobblestone streets to the vibrant culture, burgeoning culinary scene, and award-winning wineries, it will be hard for couples not to feel surrounded by love – especially if you’re staying at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. The property effortlessly blends in with the traditional style of the area and creates a serene oasis with gorgeous flower-filled grounds and spacious rooms that resemble a chic hacienda. Spend a romantic day lounging by the pool, indulging in a Connection Massage at the spa, and end the day with a romantic dinner at Luna Rooftop or a private dinner on your terrace if you book the Rooftop Colonial Suite.
Privacy is vital to romance, and Belize is home to the most private island resort in the world. Located in the heart of the country’s Barrier Reef Reserve lies the ultimate in luxury and privacy: Gladden Private Island Resort. This romantic paradise is built for two, with only one villa on the entire island. Don’t fear. You’re not all alone. The staff is located on a smaller island nearby, ready to help you with everything from meals and spa treatments to diving certifications and day trips to the mainland. This means you can spend your days and nights doing what adults do without a care in the world.
Everyone flocks to Bali. However, if you want a truly unique experience, head to Sumba island and check into the Nihi Sumba Resort. Nihi has only 27 villas, each with its own style, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, and a private pool. Grab the Marangga Villa, then sign up for a spa safari for one of the resort’s most unique adventures. The NihiOka Spa Safari is a one-of a-kind-experience that starts with an optional 90-minute trek through rice fields followed by breakfast and full-day spa treatments in your private cliffside room. Don’t want the day to end? Add another layer of romance by booking a night in Nihi’s “secret” Rahasia Villa.
The Maldives isn’t the only place couples can go for an Instagram-worthy romantic escape. North Island in the Seychelles boasts untouched beaches along the Indian Ocean and only 11 villas. Enjoy a private picnic for two on the pristine “Honeymoon Beach,” snorkel with turtles or enjoy a champagne toast on a sunset cruise. If you desire the ultimate privacy, be sure to book Villa 11, an 8,000 square-foot adults-only paradise with direct beach access and an oversized marble tub, perfect for a sexy bubble bath.