Are you searching for the perfect luxury couples retreat or romantic getaway? Whether you want a peaceful wellness haven, a first-class dining scene, or a jungle adventure, our list features 12 of the most romantic spots for couples.

With everything from private infinity pools in paradise, to banquets of fine cuisine and outdoor adventures, find your dream couples getaway right here. 

1. Eden Rock, St Barths

Best for: A Chic Caribbean Escape

Eden Rock is a prestigious Oetker collection resort on the uber-chic French-Caribbean island of St Barths. Standing proudly on top of a rocky spur, this place has played host to many Hollywood legends. It's within easy reach of St-Jean, a bustling quarter where you can check out a host of designer boutiques and chic restaurants. 

This striking red and white hotel exudes vintage charm. The beachfront rooms and suites offer romantic ocean views, while the spacious loft suites boast panoramic views across the island. For ultimate luxury, choose a private villa, which includes VIP access to Eden Rock facilities, or the opulent Christopher Columbus Signature Suite, with its king-size bed and outdoor hot tub. 

Christopher Columbus Signature Suite at Eden Rock, St. Barth's, CaribbeanChristopher Columbus Signature Suite at Eden Rock, St. Barth's, Caribbean

For lunch, why not take an intimate table for two at the Sand Bar? With menus curated by world-famous Master Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, here you can savour the freshest local fish, wood-fired pizza, and colourful salads, against a backdrop of the sparkling Caribbean. By night, book a table at sunset for a romantic dinner with beautiful views of the sea.  

For a truly memorable experience, hire the resort's luxury boat to explore one of the neighbouring tropical islands, or embark on a romantic sunset cruise. 

Sand Bar during evening at Eden Rock, St. Barth's, CaribbeanSand Bar during evening at Eden Rock, St. Barth's, Caribbean

When to go?

December to May. To avoid the crowds, visit between March and May. 


Approximate flight time from London to Gustavia: 13 hours. Short car journey from the airport to the resort.

You might also be inspired by our four favourite adult-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

“Discover eight square miles of pure French chic on the island of St Barths. At Eden Rock, exclusivity is taken to another level with sublime suites and dining masterminded by world-famous chefs.” – Helen, Caribbean Product Manager

2. Milaidhoo, Maldives

Best for: Laidback Luxury

The tiny private island of Milaidhoo sits in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. With soft sand, sparkling turquoise waters, and a beautiful coral reef, this 5-star haven in the Maldives is the perfect destination for couples to relax and unwind. 

Showcasing traditional Maldivian architecture, the 50 villas and residences boast dedicated island hosts, infinity pools, sun decks, and Maldivian swings. All offer ocean or beach views, and Beach Residences have a private stretch of sand, making them ideal for a romantic getaway. 

Exterior of beach residence at Milaidhoo, MaldivesExterior of beach residence at Milaidhoo, Maldives

For a truly unique dining experience, head to Ba'theli Lounge & Restaurant, which is shaped like a traditional houseboat. Here, you can sample a delicious variety of island-inspired gourmet dishes.

If you're celebrating a special occasion, reserve the Shoreline Grill chef's teppanyaki-style table, where a team of chefs will whip up a culinary masterpiece of your choice, right before your eyes. Or, if you don't want to leave your private hideaway, take advantage of in-villa dining on your private sun deck. 

Destination Dining experience at Milaidhoo, MaldivesDestination Dining experience at Milaidhoo, Maldives

An inspiring collection of ‘Milaidhoo Moments’ is offered, which includes a fishing trip with a Maldivian fisherman, picking herbs and creating a new dish with a chef, and concocting new cocktails with a mixologist. 

When to go

November to April. It’s quieter from May to November due to the South West Monsoon, but still warm enough to enjoy a relaxing spa day.


Approximate flight time from London to Malé (direct): 11 hours. Connecting flights take around 14 hours, depending on the layover. 30-minute seaplane from the airport to the resort.

For more romantic ideas, see the eight best islands and resorts in the Maldives for couples.

“From candlelit dinners served anywhere on the island to romantic spa retreats and airy villas blending indoor and outdoor living, Milaidhoo makes every moment memorable.” Zoe, Middle East & Indian Ocean Product Manager

3. Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection

Best for: Sensational Sunsets

With amazing sunsets over the emblematic caldera, an infinity pool overlooking the ancient fortress of Skaros Rock and fantastic private dining locations, it’s no wonder the intimate Grace Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection is one of the most romantic hotels on this list.

Spilling down the side of Imerovigli cliffside, an exclusive village in Santorini, the individually styled rooms come with expansive indoor-outdoor spaces featuring heated plunge pools and other wonderful luxuries which make it so sought after. Simply peer over your balcony for unlimited views over the stunning blue waters beyond. 

Master Villa at Grace Santorini Resort, GreeceMaster Villa at Grace Santorini Resort, Greece

There’s plenty to keep you entertained at the hotel, from sunrise yoga to wine tasting and spa treatments. But if you want to get out and about, why not spend a day beach-hopping together? During a private tour, you’ll discover remote beaches and under-the-radar coves protected by soaring volcanic cliffs.

Dining at Grace Santorini is always a special occasion, whether you choose to savour a leisurely Champagne breakfast in bed or a poolside lunch.

In the evening, why not treat your better half to a private dining experience cliffside, to savour Champagne and canapes followed by a six course Tasting Menu served by a private butler? If you want to take things to the next level, you can even tie the knot 363m above the sparkling Aegean Sea!

Santoro Restaurant at Grace Santorini Resort, GreeceSantoro Restaurant at Grace Santorini Resort, Greece

When to go

June to September


Approximate flight time from London to Santorini: 3 hours 55 minutes.

If Greece is calling your name, see the six most romantic Greek islands for couples.

“Imerovigli is one of the best places to stay in Santorini. Overlooking the iconic Caldera, Grace Santorini is the perfect vantage point to watch the magnificent sunsets over the Aegean Sea, crowd-free.” Alice, Europe Product Manager

4. COMO Castello del Nero

Best for: Foodie Weekends

Live ‘La Dolce Vita’ with your other half at the 750-acre estate of COMO Castello del Nero, set in the famous Chianti wine region. With just a two-hour flight time, this is a wonderful idea for a romantic weekend getaway.

At the heart of this historic estate is a 12th century castle with just 50 individually designed guestrooms and suites. You can’t go wrong when choosing romantic accommodation – all rooms overlook the cypress-studded rolling hills and feature Renaissance frescoes and a serene, contemporary design.

For the grandest room with panoramic views, we recommend the COMO Terrace Suite. You’ll sleep in opulent king-size beds crowned with Egyptian linen, and soak in luxurious marble-and-mosaic bathrooms.

Estate bathroom at COMO Castello Del Nero, Italy
Estate bathroom at COMO Castello Del Nero, Italy

For an indulgent day, treat yourselves to Asian-inspired treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat and Michelin-starred dishes at La Torre, using only the finest ingredients sourced from local farmers or directly from the estate's organic garden.

The 12th-century wine cellars are another romantic setting for fine wine and olive oil tastings à deux. A sommelier will guide you through the history of wine production, with tastings drawing out the authentic flavours of Tuscany, and you can sample COMO Castello Del Nero’s very own estate-made oil – some of the best in Italy.

La Torre Restaurant at COMO Castello Del Nero, Italy
La Torre Restaurant at COMO Castello Del Nero, Italy

Continue your gastronomic adventure with a cooking class and seasonal truffle-hunting in the surrounding woods or go further afield on a gelato and wine-tasting tour around Tuscany in one of the hotel’s classic Vespas or vintage Fiat 500s.

When to go

Mid-to-late spring (April to May) and early autumn (September to October).


Approximate flight time from London to Tuscany: 2 hours 5 minutes.

“During the autumn, dine on wild boar and rich seasonal truffles at La Torre. In the summer months, eat alfresco on the sun kissed terrace overlooking the verdant landscape of Chianti.” Alice, Europe Product Manager

5. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Best for: Active Pursuits

High above the sea on the Green Mountain, the ruggedly romantic Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar appeared on BBC Two’s ‘Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Hotel’. When staying here, you'll enjoy the most breathtaking views of the canyon, Hajar Mountains and Omani desert. 

Rooms and villas at this luxury resort feature traditional Omani furniture and décor, private pools and incredible canyon views. This is a great spot for adventurous couples who enjoy staying active together, as it offers a varied programme of activities including archery, cookery, photography, hiking, and cycling.

Pool at the Cliff Pool Villa at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman
Pool at the Cliff Pool Villa at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

You can also choose from a selection of unique experiences. Take a scenic drive through Oman’s Grand Canyon, or join the ‘Rose Water of Al Jabal Al Akhdar’ tour to make traditional rose water. Discover secrets of Thai and Omani cuisine in cookery classes, or take a yoga class with sweeping views of the canyon. Away from the resort, you can explore cultural attractions including Birkat al Mouz, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

For a romantic evening, relax over dinner or drinks on the resort's stargazing platform at the Canyon’s Edge restaurant. Sip cocktails by the cliff-edge infinity pool, or indulge in twilight treatments at the Anantara Spa. After dark, catch a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema. 

When to go

March to October. While temperatures soar in Muscat over summer months, the mountain location is cooler, making for more comfortable heat.


Direct flights from London to Muscat International take around eight hours. Resort transfer is two hours.

"Enjoy soul-stirring views of the rugged Hajar Mountains from this lofty resort, set 2,000 metres above sea level. The star attraction is the viewing platform ‘Diana’s Point’, named after the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who visited in 1986." Zoe, Middle East & Indian Ocean Product Manager

6. The Brando, Tahiti

Best for:  An Exclusive Eco-Conscious Escape

Former home to Hollywood legend Marlon Brando, The Brando is the world’s first post-carbon luxury resort. Offering a blend of local experiences and 5-star luxury, The Brando prioritises sustainability and strives to operate in a way that's respectful to the local communities. 

Each stunning, spacious villa is decorated in chic Polynesian style. When staying at The Brando, you'll enjoy your own private pool, sundeck, outdoor bathtub, lounge, media room and bicycles to peddle around on.

Two bedroom villa at The Brando Luxury Resort, Tahiti
Two bedroom villa at The Brando Luxury Resort, Tahiti

As a couple, you can spend quality time together with a game of tennis, snorkelling or scuba diving, reef exploration or bird discovery. You can make unforgettable memories on a private island-hopping tour, where you'll learn Polynesian dance moves, take part in cultural activities and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner. 

At the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa, you can choose from a selection of holistic Polynesian therapies. In this tranquil haven, you'll be surrounded by tropical vegetation as you relax and indulge in your treatment.

As an all-inclusive guest, you can enjoy one spa treatment per suite, every night of your stay. This means indulging in a romantic couples' spa treatment every other night of your holiday. 

Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa at The Brando Luxury Resort, Tahiti
Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa at The Brando Luxury Resort, Tahiti

When to go

May to October. 


Approximate flight time from London to Tahiti: 21 hours (layover in Los Angeles). 20-minute flight from Tahiti airport to the resort. 

“The spa is a true Polynesian sanctuary. Choose the three-hour experience in the ‘Fare Manu’ suite – a nest for two set high in the treetops for a whole host of traditional treatments.” – David, North America & Australasia Product Manager

7. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Best for: Luxury Glamping

Camp beneath the stars for the ultimate romantic off-grid experience. At Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, you'll be between the stunning Cape Range National Park and the world's largest fringing reef - a sparkling gem of Western Australia. To help you enjoy it, the Wilderness Tents have private wooden decks, cosy bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, along with glorious views across the ocean.

This all-inclusive resort also happens to be home to Australia’s most romantic spot: an intimate love nest for amorous couples, with private beach access, a four-poster bed and a spacious double hammock deck. Nestle in for the dreamiest night you'll spend under the stars. 

Exterior of tents at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Exterior of tents at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Start your next morning over a hearty continental breakfast, or enjoy a beach BBQ in the midday sun. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can swim with whale sharks from late March to July. At other times, you can enjoy activities including snorkelling, walking safaris, and kayaking. Visit Cape Range National Park to spot kangaroos, rock wallabies, wallaroos and exotic birds in their natural habitat.

By night, listen to the ocean lapping against the shore and indulge in a sumptuous oil-lamp lit couples' dinner. From sunset canapés to three-course feasts, the chefs here serve up a selection of culinary masterpieces.

Snorkelling at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Snorkelling at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

When to go

March to October. 


Direct flight from London to Perth: Approximately 17 hours. Many flights require a layover. Travel from Perth to Exmouth - 13 hours by car, or take a flight from Perth to Learmonth (two hours). Sal Salis is approximately one hour's drive from Exmouth.

“Feel disconnected from the outside world as you enjoy an abundance of wilderness activities. Snorkel over the colourful Ningaloo Reef, join a guided nature walk and swim with whale sharks and humpback whales.” David, North America & Australasia Product Manager

8. Post Ranch Inn, California

Best for: Rustic Charm

The clifftop adults-only Post Ranch Inn sits in an unspoilt area of coastline between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Situated in Big Sur, beautiful beaches, state parks and hiking trails are all within easy reach. Or you can take a day trip to charming Monterey or Carmel, just under an hour’s drive away.

The Post Ranch Inn has 39 bespoke rooms crafted from glass, stone, steel and wood, blending beautifully with the natural surroundings. Take a seat in your private veranda and soak up the ocean, forest or mountain views. Or head down to the resort's heated infinity pool or spa, where you'll be cocooned in treatments inspired by the local flora.

Private terrace of Butterfly Room at Post Ranch Inn, California, United States of America
Private terrace of Butterfly Room at Post Ranch Inn, California, United States of America

For the ultimate romantic couples escape, choose a suite with an outdoor hot tub and cliff or ocean views. The suites have luxurious king-size beds, seating areas, skylights and wood-burning fires to snuggle up next to on chilly nights. 

By day, you can embark on a guided hiking trip and breathe in the redwood forest and coastal views, or take a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway for a picnic on Pfeiffer Beach. 

Tree House accommodation at Post Ranch Inn, California, United States of America
Tree House accommodation at Post Ranch Inn, California, United States of America

By night, the resort's fine-dining restaurant, Sierra Mar, is the ideal spot for romance. It's design gives the illusion of floating over a cliff, so you can enjoy delicious cuisine with stunning 180-degree views. Afterwards, wrap up warm, grab a glass of your favourite tipple, and go stargazing.

When to go

April, September or October. 


Flights from London to San Francisco take around 11 hours. By car, the resort is around a 2hr 45min drive from the airport.

“The award-winning Post Ranch Inn is incredibly romantic and offers total seclusion. Complimentary activities include morning yoga and breakfast at Sierra Mar, where you might even spot migrating whales from your table!” David, North America & Australasia Product Manager

9. Huka Lodge, New Zealand

Best for: Getting Outdoors

Having previously hosted Queen Elizabeth II, stylish Huka Lodge is fit for a queen. Offering outstanding hospitality, it sits on the banks of the magnificent Waikato River, close to Huka Falls. Enjoy the fairy-tale surroundings of the hotel from your room, on the dining terrace or by meandering through the majestic grounds.

Many of the light, airy suites open out towards Waikato. With high ceilings and neutral interiors, expect modern bathrooms and spacious outdoor areas. All rooms have a king-size bed, deep-soak bath and underfloor heating. For the perfect romantic getaway, choose a multi-room cottage, with a lounge area, kitchen and plunge pool. 

Alex van Heeren Cottage, Huka Lodge, New Zealand
Alex van Heeren Cottage, Huka Lodge, New Zealand

At this rustic chic resort, you can indulge in exceptional seasonal cuisine. For a culinary experience you'll never forget, choose from one of 20 secluded dining locations, including the serene riverside gazebo, or the resort's original wine cellar. 

The lakes, rivers, hills, and forests surrounding this resort makes this the ideal getaway for couples who love to explore. Choose from hiking, walking, mountain biking, kayaking and white-water rafting. Take an exhilarating aerial helicopter tour over the mountains, or play a round of golf at the Wairakei International Golf Course. In winter, you can go skiing or snowboarding at Tongariro National Park.

Original wine cellar at Huka Lodge, New Zealand
Original wine cellar at Huka Lodge, New Zealand

When to go

December to February. 


Flights from London to Auckland take around 23 hours, with a layover in Singapore, Los Angeles or Kuala Lumpur. From Auckland, take an hour-long internal flight to Taupo. 

“Whether you’re into aquatic adventures, gourmet cuisine or the great outdoors, luxury boutique hotel Huka Lodge is rated as one of the world’s top retreats, with something for every couple.” David, North America & Australasia Product Manager

10. The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand

Best for: Peaceful Luxury

Amidst ten acres of tropical gardens and close to four excellent golf courses, The Sarojin is set on a secluded beach. Lady Sarojin, the resort's yacht, can be hired for private trips. Whether you want to enjoy a private snorkelling and scuba trip, or sail away on a sunset cruise, anything is possible at this adults-focussed romantic retreat.

Pathways Spa is the ideal venue for a romantic couples spa day. With spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and nearby coconut grove, there's an extensive spa and wellness menu, with treatments designed to heal, revitalise, and relax. 

Pool area at The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
Pool area at The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand

The luxury accommodation at The Sarojin offers direct access to the beautiful beach. Each sumptuous Asian-style suite has a private garden, sala sundeck and romantic couples' bath. For the ultimate couples' holiday, choose a Jacuzzi Pool Suite with outdoor shower, four-poster daybed and outdoor jacuzzi with garden views. 

When staying at The Sarojin, be sure to visit the resort's 'imagineer', who'll help you to arrange unique romantic experiences to ensure a memorable couples' getaway. From candlelit dinners by a jungle waterfall, to a rejuvenating spa massage by the ocean, these are the kind of experiences that you'll be talking about for years to come. 

Candlelit Jungle Waterfall private dining at The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
Candlelit Jungle Waterfall private dining at The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand

You'll find a variety of unique dining locations to choose from here. If you want a cosy night in, there's no need to leave your luxury suite - simply request a romantic dinner for two, served on your private sala. For dinner with stunning views, dine on the sandy beach at sunset as you listen to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. 

When to go

November to early April. 


Flights from London to Phuket take around 12 hours, with a layover in Bangkok, Singapore or Dubai. Resort transfer is one hour from Phuket Airport. 

“Whether you’re celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary or simply seek a romantic escape together, The Sarojin’s location couldn’t be more idyllic. There’s even a Romance Menu with a selection of unique and sentimental offerings.” Erica, Far East Product Manager

11. Capella Ubud, Bali

Best for: Jungle Exploring

On the slopes of Keliki Valley, the seriously cool safari-lodge style camp of Capella Ubud must be seen to be believed. With a charming Victorian, colonial-style design, each of the 22 casitas offers old-world charm and plenty of space. 

Adventure-loving couples will enjoy the camp's many walking and biking routes, nature trails, birdwatching opportunities and adventure tours. Thrill-seekers won’t want to miss climbing or hiking around Mount Batur, a helicopter ride over Nusa Penida Island or a  jungle trekking expedition.

You can also join one of the many cultural activities and demonstrations hosted on the camp, from chocolate making and cooking, to a romantic movie night under the stars. 

Keliki Valley tent at Capella Ubud, Bali
Keliki Valley tent at Capella Ubud, Bali

Auriga Wellness Spa is cocooned in the rainforest at the heart of the camp. Feel at one with nature as you indulge in a bespoke treatment in this tranquil oasis. Spa experiences are drawn from Bali’s rich wellness tradition. 

A luxurious honeymoon package at Capella Ubud includes pampering massages, yoga and a meditation session. You’ll be treated to an in-tent breakfast, afternoon tea, and a camp-inspired evening meal. Your experience ends with a spiritual purification ritual at the Wos River temple. 

Outdoor cinema at Capella Ubud, Bali
Outdoor cinema at Capella Ubud, Bali

When to go

May to August.


Flights from London to Bali take around 17 hours, with a layover in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Resort transfers by road take around 1 to 2 hours, depending on traffic. 

“Enjoy a spa day exclusively tailored for couples. Amidst a tranquil setting, savour a top-to-toe massage, sea salt scrub and aphrodisiac refreshments with the ‘P.S. I Love You’ treatment.” Erica, Far East Product Manager

12. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Best for: An Island Escape

Set in a crescent-shaped bay, the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay resort is accessible only by sea. As you arrive on an exhilarating speedboat ride, you’ll take in sensational views of the pristine beach and East Vietnam Sea. 

Each spacious villa is designed in keeping with traditional Vietnamese architecture. All have a private terrace or sundeck, plus a private ocean-view pool. 

Hilltop Pool Villa at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Hilltop Pool Villa at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is committed to improving its ecological and carbon footprints. You can really make your mark here, by helping the sustainability team to build a vibrant coral reef, learning about the resort’s troop of endangered monkeys, or joining a wellness workshop where you'll experience making your own scrubs and shampoos. 

At this resort, you'll make unforgettable memories, with outdoor activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking, fishing and kayaking. When you want to relax, visit the Six Senses Spa for a relaxing couples' massage, or discover how to relax your mind, body, and soul at the yoga pavilion.

From floating breakfasts and beach barbecues, to seafood hot pot served on the jetty and outdoor movie nights with gourmet popcorn, this resort offers countless opportunities for romance.

Aerial shot over cliffs, Vietnam
Aerial shot over cliffs, Vietnam

When to go

February to August. 


Flights from London to Cam Ranh Airport take around 28 hours, with layovers in Doha and Ho Chi Minh City. From Cam Ranh, take a 60 minute road journey to the resort lounge, then a 20-minute speedboat ride to the resort.

“A stay at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is like being on your own private island. For true romance, head out together on a dreamy Champagne cruise around Nha Phu Bay as the sun melts into the horizon"  Erica, Far East Product Manager

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