Hoping to reignite the spark in your relationship? Then turn up the heat with a dreamy “Couple’s Retreat” that’s nothing like the movie! No, seriously, we swear. From boutique hotels right at home to exotic resorts around the world, we’ve rounded up the top 4 romantic destinations for couples to fall in love at all over again this summer. Ah, paradise awaits…
Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Southern Thailand
Besides the fact that this place is ridiculously gorgeous, it’s also located in a remote area, so there’s plenty of opportunity for “alone time” (if you know what we mean). The hotel overlooks the scenic shores of the Andaman Sea and is designed for couples seeking rare and authentic experiences in the most remote and beautiful corners of the world. Each of the resort's 54 one-bedroom villas is tucked away amidst lush greenery and features a private plunge pool, enclosed garden, and personal butler service, lending to an increased sense of seclusion and privacy. With unique offerings including Candle Yoga, Thai massage classes, Mountain Discovery Trekking on Naga Mountain, and Thai cooking classes, couples can enjoy cultural and exciting adventures combined with the ultimate in decadent romance.
Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CA
Perched on a cliff overlooking the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, this inn is an ideal spot for young couples and more mature lovers alike. It features two infinity-edge pools, a spa, several hiking trails to explore the natural surroundings, and a range of complimentary activities such as yoga, meditation, and stargazing through a high-powered telescope. All rooms feature a fireplace and complimentary mini-bar for nights in.
The Inns of Aurora in Aurora, New York
When you think of New York, lakeside luxury isn’t exactly what comes to mind first. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and stay at these AAA Four Diamond lakeside inns, which were recently restored to luxury. Overlooking Cayuga Lake, guests can embrace romance all throughout their stay. Think in-room private dinners, couples massages, fireside chats, and private porches. It’s truly a paradise.
Chiawa Camp in Zambia
A sweet blend of romance and adventure, this African Safari spot offers the most unique and romantic honeymoon package. After being whisked away to the exotic land of Zambia, you’ll start off your vacation with bubbly and roses, followed by a secluded picnic lunch, candlelight dinner on a pontoon boat moored on the gentle waves, and breakfast for two while drifting down the Zambezi River. You’ll also sleep in the Honeymoon Tent, which is the most private of Chiawa’s suites, set on a high ridge with a commanding view. Just check out the stunning photo above, it says it all.