Nothing brings a couple closer together than a shared experience in a romantic destination. Planning a romantic getaway for just the two of you is one of the most thoughtful gestures you can surprise your partner with. It’ll be especially appreciated if the two of you have been feeling stuck in the same routine for too long, and if boredom is creeping into the relationship.
February was “Love Month” and all throughout February, couples everywhere were being reminded to up the romance in their relationship, and make their significant other feel loved. Why not keep the momentum from Love Month going, and plan a couples getaway?
There are certain destinations and certain hotels known for being ultra-romantic, where love is in the air and couples will feel seduced by both the ambiance and each other. Below are 5 of the most romantic destinations to whisk your Valentine away to:
1. Quivira Los Cabos: The Towers at Pacifica on the Baja Peninsula, Mexico
Uniquely situated at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, Quivira Los Cabos is where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific in one of the dreamiest locations in the world. The Towers at Pacifica, one of Quivira Los Cabos’ properties, is a luxurious destination at the southernmost tip of the peninsula, creating a secluded feel of privacy and romance, complete with a 24-hour VIP butler at your service. Quivira is a place where couples can be as intimate or as adventurous as they want. Their one-of-a-kind ‘Hook and Cook’ experience allows you and your partner to catch your own fish on the beach, and cook it with a professional chef right next to the crashing waves. At night, you can wind down around one of the resort’s beachfront fire pits with your sweetie, craft cocktails in hand, while a DJ plays feel-good tunes behind you and the stars shine brightly above you.
If the two of you love golfing together, you’ll be thrilled to know that Quivira Golf Club is one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. The dazzling golf course with panoramic ocean views is only available to guests of one of Quivira’s resorts. It is built on the Baja Peninsula’s legendary granite cliffs, and the course has several romantic rest-stops where you can enjoy a cocktail, a cigar, or a bite to eat while taking in the view.
This sophisticated resort also offers couples the chance to have a private dinner on the beach, complete with a private cabana and daybed to star-gaze together in after dinner, while listening to the calming waves.
The resort’s unique constellation pool creates the effect of twinkling stars in the pool, but if you look up, you’ll see Cabo’s famously big and bright stars in the sky for real as well.
The Towers at Pacifica also allows guests to enjoy fine-dining at any of their other properties located throughout Los Cabos and downtown Cabo San Lucas. These restaurants and romantic markets are in various gorgeous locations; there’s a complimentary shuttle to take you around to them, and the delicious food is part of their all-inclusive package even though the locations are off-site. All-in-all, this is one of the most dynamic and romantic destinations you could whisk your partner away to.
2. Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, California
Hotel Bel Air is a hidden sanctuary, high up in the canyons of Los Angeles. This rose-colored oasis is a truly unique destination. It is both elegant and other-wordly, with a Swan Lake, tropical greenery, and soft, glowing lighting. It feels as though you’re in a serene secret garden, as dimly lit pathways weave you through the hotel grounds while mesmerizing music softly plays, and the sound of Swans swimming is faintly heard. Let these romantic pathways take you to the hotel’s private Wolfgang Puck restaurant for dinner, where rumour has it that the lighting is mysteriously dark to protect the privacy of the many Hollywood celebrities who stay at the hotel. The lighting of the hotel is an art in itself, with lit-up trees in some areas, and other areas are only lit by soft, candle-like pathway lights at your feet.
Hotel Bel Air has extraordinary couples suites that boast huge private patios, complete with your very own private outdoor fireplace and private hot tub. Heated floors throughout the suite, a stocked mini bar and luxury bedding promise that you’ll never want to leave the hotel room. Hotel Bel Air is a destination in itself, and this is one of those ultra-romantic getaways that’s perfect for just one weekend, as you likely won’t want to leave the hotel grounds since they’re that exquisite.
3. Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Set within the exciting and romantic setting of Cabo San Lucas, you’ll find a beautiful pink hotel called Pueblo Bonito Rose. It happens to be one of the most romantic beachfront properties in Mexico, and its pink design definitely caters to the theme of love. Pueblo Bonito Rose is set on El Médano beach, one of the most pristine stretches of golden sand in Mexico, which also happens to boast a priceless view of the iconic arches (El Arco).
This stunning pink resort is complete with pink sunsets and jaw-dropping stars at night. The property caters to couples, and they’ll even have a personalized message left on the bed for your arrival at your special request, if you want to incorporate some extra surprises for your loved one. They can compose the message of your choice on the bed with colorful glass beads, colored stones and shells so that your partner opens the door to a heart-melting moment.
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One of the perks of choosing the destination of Cabo San Lucas, is that the Cabo San Lucas Bay offers some of the most romantic activities a couple could wish for. From the bay, you can join a mesmerizing sunset cruise which has an open-air observation deck, a cocktail bar and a DJ playing songs to dance to under the pink sky. Cabo San Lucas Bay also offers couples horseback riding on the beach, and frequent water taxis to visit the famous Lover’s Beach, which you can tell by the name is an iconic cove for couples to escape to. This area has no shortage of passion, romance, or adventure.
4. Salish Lodge in Seattle, Washington
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Anyone who has watched Sleepless in Seattle knows how romantic the city of Seattle is, and Amazon ranked Seattle as one of the most romantic cities in America. You see, some people find the rain and the forest romantic, and not all couples want to go somewhere exotic. Seattle has the water views, the lush green treetops, the mountains, and the iconic Space Needle for couples who love to see the city lights after their fill of nature porn. Washington Park Arboretum is a hidden gem in Seattle with its 230 acres of gardens, duck ponds, walking trails, and picnic tables, making it a great date spot.
Salish Lodge is one of the dreamiest hotels in the greater Seattle area, and it’s the perfect destination to book a room in for your couples getaway since it’s basically your own personal mountain retreat. A true Pacific Northwest experience, Salish Lodge is ideal for couples seeking a memorable escape together. The hotel won the award of Best Place to Kiss, Best Place to Propose, and Best Place to Celebrate an Anniversary (awarded by 425 Magazine) so it’s a given that it’s a romantic property. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, Salish Lodge is set atop the breathtaking Snoqualmie Falls, and you’d be smart to book one of the rooms that features a view facing the Snoqualmie River and lets you hear the roaring sounds of the falls. Each room also has jetted tubs and cozy fireplaces to snuggle up to, so it doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
5. The Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii
You and your partner will truly feel like royalty at the Royal Hawaiian Resort, located on the famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is another pink paradise that fits the theme of romance, and it’s often referred to as the Pink Palace of the Pacific. The Royal Hawaiian Resort is an iconic hotel that serves as a destination in itself, with all of the romantic touches you could ask for.
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Since Hawaii is known as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, you can’t go wrong booking a room here with your Valentine. Ocean view hotel rooms and ocean view dining are a perk of the resort, with the beautiful scent of Hawaiian flowers all around you.
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Lovers will have plenty to do together in Honolulu, from sunset Mai Tai cruises to secluded Waterfall hikes. The beautiful nature and intoxicating scents in Hawaii are known for bringing out the most romantic and idealistic sentiments in its visitors.
What are some of your favorite vacation spots to rekindle romance? Let us know in the comments below!