When you think of intimate couples holidays, you may imagine breathtaking views, the feeling of stress melting away with a world-class spa treatment and sipping luxurious champagne as the sun sets.

This is why we love One&Only Resorts - you'll discover a range of bucket list experiences at top romantic holiday destinations. Whether you want to indulge in romantic dinners together or share a relaxing boat ride, the following locations should provide some much-needed inspiration for your next couples getaway.

1. One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Maldives is home to stunning beaches, picture-perfect tropical gardens and crystal clear waters, making it one of the best resorts for couples in the Maldives. Walk along the golden sands hand-in-hand, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition and cool off in your private infinity pool for a blissful experience.

Since 2005, One&Only Reethi Rah has become one of the best hotels for young couples as you can celebrate your love by spending time at an extraordinary overwater villa. For honeymooners in particular, the impressive private dining experience atop a beautifully candle-lit treehouse is a major highlight, as is the indulgent sea-facing spa sanctuary designed for a romantic afternoon.

"Reethi Rah is a fabulous romantic getaway. Enjoy private dining atop a beautifully lit treehouse that provides the best seats in the house for sunset viewing – as well as superb food! With excellent service, stunning beaches and an amazing spa for couples’ treatments, this dreamy destination should definitely be on your radar. We can even arrange private dive trips or cocktail cruises!” - Sophie Mitchell, Personal Travel Specialist

2. One&Only Mandarina, Mexico

Take a dip in your private outdoor plunge pool, spot fascinating flora and fauna in the surrounding lush gardens and enjoy daily activities together such as couples' horseback riding lessons. Based on the west coast of Mexico, One&Only Mandarina is a gorgeous destination full of sandy beaches and romantic spa treatments designed to meet your personal well-being goals.

For couples looking to spark fires in their relationship, Mandarina features spacious Grand Villas and Signature Villas perfect for a blossoming love story. Carao, Alma and The Jetty Beach Club provide delicious menus for an excellent private dinner, and the beautiful Playa Canalan can be an iconic proposal destination following your romantic date.

3. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

From one private island hideaway to another, Mauritius provides equally stunning views along with luxurious accommodation options for an incredibly memorable experience. The best couples-only, all-inclusive resorts are those with sumptuous cuisine and impeccable service - and One&Only Le Saint Géran offers amazing adventures across azure waters, local markets and helicopter excursions.

In 1975, the romantic resort opened its doors for the very first time. Now it invites dozens of couples for luxury honeymoons and brings love stories to life every year. Admire spectacular views from your beachfront villa and marvel at the gorgeous turquoise waters while enjoying exquisite head-to-toe pampering at the resort's rejuvenating spa facilities.

4. One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda

Tucked away near lush green rainforests, One&Only Nyungwe House is a cosy resort that boasts beautiful sights and incredible activities. Go on a romantic hike through Rwanda’s renowned Nyungwe National Park and watch stunning mountain gorillas in their natural habitat on a gorilla trekking expedition. Or, experience couples holistic wellness treatments at the exclusive jungle spa for a healthy glow.

The expansive panoramic views of mountainous landscapes and flowing turquoise waters of Kamiranzovu waterfall make this location among the best One&Only resorts for couples. Featuring an intimate setting perfect for a romantic evening of private fine dining, you'll enjoy countless memories with that special someone at this remote One&Only Resort.

5. One&Only The Palm, Dubai

For insightful inspiration on where to go on a couples holiday, look no further than Only&Only The Palm hotel - perfectly situated on a private peninsula. Order a table for two and share a delectable Michelin-star dinner expertly crafted by acclaimed French chef Yannick Alléno. Then explore Dubai's iconic desert from up high on a romantic hot air balloon ride.

When it comes to ultimate privacy and comfort, it doesn't come any better than chic and contemporary beach villas in Dubai. Soak up the Arabian sun before cooling off in the calm waters of your outdoor pool and enjoying a tranquil couples spa treatment for reflection and well-being.

"Positioned on the west of the Palm Jumeirah, One&Only The Palm is set amid lush landscaped gardens and luxurious cascading fountains. Featuring three incredible restaurants, breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline and staff who make you feel cared for in an understated and faultless way, this is the perfect location for privacy and seclusion." - Peter Sallis, Personal Travel Specialist

Plan your romantic One&Only escape

Although this list includes some of our favourite One&Only resort locations, this is just a start. There are a number of romantic luxury retreats for every type of couple and more specific adult-only holidays available for a relaxing escape.

To create your idyllic itinerary, contact us to speak to our Travel Specialists. We'll help design your tailor-made intimate getaway for an unforgettable experience.

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