Romantic resort experiences in paradise

Romance is in the air – and what better way to strengthen your bond as a couple than by going on vacation together? In honour of Valentine’s Day, we rounded up some of our favourite romantic resort experiences in paradise. From private island escapes to rejuvenating spa treatments and intimate dinners for two, read on for experiences which will help take your romantic tropical escape to new heights.

Couple eating dinner at a private table on a balcony overlooking the ocean at sunset
Watch the sunset from your overwater bungalow

If you and your sweetheart appreciate the finer things in life, you’ll love staying in the adults only Chairman Overwater Bungalows at Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa. These ultra-luxurious bungalows – the first of their kind on the island of Antigua – were built with romance in mind and overlook the glimmering waters of Deep Bay with an overwater hammock, glass floors and an infinity plunge pool. Plan the ultimate romantic evening with a complimentary gourmet meal for two on your bungalow’s balcony and toast to your getaway with sunset mixology service (once per stay).

Aerial view of a small private island with a pool and gazebos
Sunbathe on a private island

Soak up the sun together on a picturesque private island at Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Located just 100 yards off the main resort beach, this au naturel island is the perfect spot to soak up the sun and work on your tan together. Sip on your favourite tropical cocktail from the pool bar and grab a quick bite in the afternoon at the lunch buffet. There are plenty of other ways you can spend your day at this couples-only resort – take a glass-bottom boat tour along the coast, enjoy unlimited green fees at one of the nearby golf courses or learn some new moves together with dance lessons.

Woman standing on the beach with El Arco in the distance Photo: @rekarist
Wake up to the sunrise over El Arco

Start your day in paradise with breakfast in bed at the adults only Riu Palace Baja California as you watch the sun rise over the famous El Arco landmark. Every room category at this Los Cabos oasis offers 24-hour room service, but we recommend upgrading to one of the Junior Suite Oceanfront rooms to soak in breathtaking views of the coast as you enjoy your morning coffee. For even more romance, add-on the Romantic Getaway package to your vacation – you’ll receive a sunset beach photoshoot, special room décor, a candlelit dinner on the beach and more.

Spa room with two massage tables
Indulge in a pampering couple’s massage

One of the best parts of any vacation is escaping the daily grind and relaxing in a gorgeous tropical setting and one of the best ways to get the ultimate rest and relaxation is by treating yourselves to a pampering couples massage at Adults Only Club at Lopesan Costa Bavaro in Punta Cana. Feel all your worries melt away as your masseuse works their magic in one of the wellness centre’s serene treatment rooms. After your treatment, nap by the exclusive adults only pool before retiring to your lavish suite.

Couple lounging on a Bali bed with the ocean behind them
Splurge on a private rooftop cabana

Soak in panoramic views of Cancun’s pristine coast from your own luxurious cabana at the adults only Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge. When you upgrade to Diamond Club™ room categories at Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort and Spa, you’ll enjoy complimentary access to this glamorous lounge located on the resort’s rooftop – offering 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon. Rent a private cabana for the day to relax in your own private lounge area, cool off in your personal plunge pool and enjoy convenient wait service with unique dining and drink options ($).

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