5 luxury resorts that set the stage for romance
There’s nothing better than a romantic retreat in the tropics with your other half. Whether you’re looking for that perfect spot to get engaged, heading on a pre-wedding getaway or planning your honeymoon, we rounded up five luxury resorts that set the perfect stage for romance. From sipping tropical cocktails in a poolside cabana to unwinding in an exquisite oceanview suite and dining under the stars, these lavish escapes are the perfect place to celebrate your love.
Set on the scenic shores of Deep Bay, Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa is home to luxurious adults only overwater bungalows. Each bungalow features world-class amenities including a private swim-out infinity plunge pool, sprawling overwater hammocks and sparkling glass floors that offer a glimpse into the underwater world below. You can also enjoy personalized service from an attentive butler who can assist with coordinating a variety of experiences such as a one-hour mixology service on your terrace at sunset and a private romantic dinner served in your bungalow – all included in your stay.
You and your partner can Vacation Like A Star™ at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. With an array of A-list amenities, you can sip cocktails with your sweetheart at a swim-up bar overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo and unwind in stylish suites complete with hand-crafted Phabulous Beds™, 24-hour room service and a picturesque private balcony or terrace. For the ultimate VIP experience, upgrade to STAR Class™ and benefit from a Personal Agent who can assist with anything from restaurant arrangements to reserving the perfect poolside loungers, access to exclusive pool and lounge areas and more.
Nestled within a private cove, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta provides a serene setting with unrivalled amenities. You can spend sunny days lounging in a private cabana on a secluded golden-sand beach, sunbathing in one of five panoramic infinity pools or indulging in a relaxing couples massages by the sea. In the evening, dine at Blaze, an oceanfront à la carte restaurant where you can occasionally spot dolphins and whales in the distance before sampling some of Mexico’s finest tequilas at a tasting hosted by an expert sommelier.
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun is an adults only resort-within-a-resort that provides All-In-Luxury® romantic retreats. With plenty of indulgent dining options available, you can taste authentic Mexican flavours at Agave, treat yourself to a teppanyaki experience at Zen or sample fresh seafood at Dorado, a contemporary à la care restaurant available exclusively to Hideaway guests. For a dinner date with a view, you can enjoy a romantic lobster dinner at the beach or enjoy some privacy and dine in the comfort of your well-appointed suite with 24-hour room service.
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St. Maarten is an ideal vacation destination for adults only island escapes. You can soak up the sun in a glamorous cliffside infinity pool or unwind on the famous white-sand shores of Maho Beach. With endless entertainment options, you can take in unrivalled coastal views at the Sunset Lounge and Bar or head over to Casino Royale to watch a Vegas-style show and roll the dice at the island’s largest casino. Afterwards, retire to an exquisite suite – some featuring a private rooftop terrace and butler service.