Romantic resorts for the best beach vacations for couples
Stylish, comfortable digs with scenic views you’ll be delighted to wake up to? Check. Spas where you can treat yourselves to a relaxing couple’s massage? Check. Bars, restaurants, and outdoor pools? Check, check, and check. Below are some of the top resort destinations that’ll ensure a dreamy couple’s getaway you’ll both remember for years to come.
Go beach-bumming in the Maldives
There’s nothing like a romantic beach getaway in the Maldives, where elegant resorts occupy entire islands. With stunning beaches and azure waters right outside your doorstep—and few things in sight apart from a neighboring island or 2—it’s easy to forget about the rest of the world. At The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, rooms come with pillowtop mattresses, espresso makers, and LED TVs. The airy bathrooms have standalone deep-soaking tubs and outdoor rainfall showers. Featuring a glass floor to highlight its overwater location, the luxurious spa provides some serious pampering, while 3 restaurants, a lounge bar, and 24-hour room service guarantee you’ll never go hungry. If you and your partner like to stay active, there’s also a state-of-the-art gym and facilities for tennis, volleyball, and basketball.
Make new memories together in Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is a popular destination that’s all about glitz and glamour. A ritzy romantic interlude is exactly what you’ll get at The Resort at Pedregal, a secluded beachfront property accessible via a privately owned tunnel. All the rooms and suites here boast their own plunge pools, along with Smart TVs, iPod docks, and top-of-the-line kitchen facilities. You’ll also enjoy the services of a private butler, who can arrange resort offerings like spa and salon treatments, yoga classes, and tennis lessons. Additionally, you can go for tequila tastings, cocktail-making sessions, and Mexican cooking classes. When it’s time to unwind, head over to the main outdoor pool and order a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or enjoy fresh fruit juices by the spa’s shaded saltwater pool.
Sign up for exciting excursions in Belize
Located on Maya Beach, Belize Ocean Club is a fantastic choice not only for romantic beach getaways, but adventure-filled ones, too. The resort boasts a PADI 5-Star dive shop, which can arrange expeditions for divers of all skill levels. You can also try your hand at fly fishing or reef fishing, snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef, or take an inland tour to see monkeys, manatees, and Mayan ruins. Of course, you can simply opt for a quiet vacation spent lazing on the beach or by the outdoor pool, sipping cocktails at the swim-up bar, and indulging in facials and massages at the spa. You can even while away the afternoons in the comfort of your suite, where you can enjoy quality time with your loved one whipping up meals in the kitchen or soaking up the ocean views from the balcony.
Have a relaxing time in Hawaii
If you’d rather stay within the country, consider a trip to Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Maui’s Kaanapali North Beach. The chic condo rentals here let you and your significant other experience the best of resort living—from sitting on the balcony and watching the sunrise while you drink your morning coffee, to strolling hand in hand on the beach at sunset. There are multiple outdoor pools and hot tubs for when you’re in the mood for a relaxing dip, or you can walk to the beach to go snorkeling or watch humpback whales from the shore. With an oceanfront restaurant, a cafe and deli, a general store, and a spa at your disposal, you won’t ever have to step out of the resort during your stay.
A romantic rainforest hideaway in Bali
Hidden away in the Ubud rainforest, Bali’s Nandini Jungle Resort and Spa isn’t anywhere near a beach, but it does give you your own slice of jungle paradise, where birdsong and the gentle rush of babbling brooks will lull you into deep relaxation and bliss. Early mornings shrouded in mist, spa facilities right by the Agung River, and rooms overlooking a river gorge only add to the resort’s enchanting atmosphere. You and your partner can spend your tropical escape being pampered with couple’s massages and flower baths, taking Balinese cooking classes, and enjoying private dinners on riverside decks set high in the trees. After a dip in the outdoor pool, you can head into town and shop for souvenirs at the Ubud Art Market, then meet hundreds of macaques in the Monkey Forest.