Top Romantic Resorts

Top Romantic Resorts

Romance, like travel, is not a one-size-fits-all-couples endeavor. Whether you love adventure, love fun, or just love love, here are a few different resorts for you and your Valentine to adore.

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EXCELLENCE PLAYA MUJERES

Start with a champagne breakfast in bed, enjoy a couple’s massage at a world-class spa, lounge all afternoon on a secluded beach, then spend the evening enjoying a romantic dinner in the moonlight. True to its name, Excellence excels at romance, offering the perfect mix of pampering, gourmet dining and activities. We like Excellence Playa Mujeres because of its private location, complete with marina, Greg Norman golf course, and a calm beach sheltered from the Caribbean by Isla Mujeres. Cupid couldn’t have done better himself.

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RIU PALACE MACAO

If you’re a fan of their budget-friendly indulgence, RIU’s growing number of adults-only resorts may be just what you’re looking for to make a romantic getaway a reality. Riu Palace Macao offers a laid-back atmosphere on the turquoise waters of Punta Cana’s famed Arena Gorda beach. Here, you can relax together amid coconut palms, frolic in the fresh water swimming pool, and sit back with a cool drink in the solarium. Cheers.

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EXPLOREAN COZUMEL

Romance and adventure go well together. At this intimate boutique resort, there are no televisions or loud pool music to distract you from each other. Spend your days—and nights—exploring Cozumel together by horseback or on a sunset kayak along the shore, then have the chef cook up your favorite dish for a romantic dinner for two. This resort was built around the idea of togetherness and includes your daily adventures on the island.

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DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT

Can’t get all the way to Fiji for the weekend? Let Disney’s Magic Kingdom transport you there. This classic resort was recently refreshed and refurbished, adding luxurious new over-water bungalows perfect for romance. Take in the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and then snuggle together watching the nightly fireworks from your private deck over the Seven Seas Lagoon. Or just grab a table at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, offering tropical drinks and tasty small plates in a lively Tiki-themed atmosphere that’s 21+ after 8 pm.

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COUPLES RESORTS

Okay, so technically, this is not just one romantic resort – it’s four. But romantic getaways are all that Couples Resorts do. These Jamaican resorts in Ocho Rios and Negril aren’t just adults-only, they’re couples only, so there are no loud spring break groups or family reunions to break the mood. They let the island’s natural beauty speak for itself, surrounding you with simple luxury and serving fresh farm-to-table food. Their all-inclusive packages include excursions, golf, scuba diving and evening catamaran cruises. Oh, and breakfast in bed, too.

Erin Christman

Erin Christman is a Contributing Writer for Here & Beyond. In addition to covering lifestyle trends and resort news for Here & Beyond, she also writes for the Funjet Insider, Weddings by Funjet and United Vacations. Erin fell in love with both writing and traveling at a young age, spending considerable time in Europe before completing her M.A. in Public Communications at American University in Washington, DC. With passport stamps as varied as Budapest, Dublin, and Belize, she is proud to call Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her home base. When not traveling, she enjoys exploring the world through culinary adventures.