Romantic Escapes Around the World: 2023 Best Hotels for Couples

Looking for a getaway after binge watching White Lotus? Minus Sicily and murder, here are some destinations and resorts to consider when planning your next romantic getaway.

From the Caribbean to the city of Barcelona, these resorts come with plenty of amenities and unique experiences, catered to your everyday fantasy, enhancing the ultimate staycation, deepening your bond and guaranteed unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

So if you’re more than ready for a Valentine’s Day escape or a romantic getaway, read on for the best in Caribbean and European vacations.

Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná – Affordable Luxury found Nestled in the Verdant Dominican Jungle

For couples in search of a stunning but affordable romantic destination, this adults-only all-inclusive Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná offers everything needed for a romantic escape. Situated on the untouched and off-the-beaten-path northern coast of the Dominican Republic, the quiet and natural surroundings are the perfect place for couples to unwind and relax. It is the perfect place for couples to embrace each other’s company in a private, natural, and exciting environment. Share a couple’s evening in the resort’s spa with a Special Couples VIP massage followed by a private soak in the jacuzzi. At midnight, guests can head to the Piano Bar and dance away to traditional Dominican rhythms.

Key Romance Experiences:

  • Explore the natural surroundings of Samaná: A beach town that is one of Dominican Republic’s most beautiful and romantic features. Just a short ways-away from the resort, there are unique must-experience natural sites like Los Haitises National Park featuring a wondrous display of native flora and fauna and petroglyphs and Salto del Limon, a cascading waterfall regarded as one of the country’s most alluring sites. All this beauty can serve as the most magnificent backdrop for a romantic excursion.
  • Take some dance lessons: The hotel offers an array of instructed dance lessons for couples ranging from salsa, merengue, bachata, and more. Dance lessons are a very fun & energetic way to bond with a partner, while enjoying an activity that might be useful later. Feel the rhythm of traditional music, dance, and laugh unapologetically while taking in the natural landscape of the resort.
  • Catch a glimpse of the night sky: Whether couples like to camp outdoors or prefer to visit the resort terrace before heading into their room, there is a clear and gorgeous view of all the twinkling lights in the night sky. A perfect way to follow a delicious meal and, most of all, the perfect way to end the night with a date.

Rates start at $132/ per night USD

Perfect for this type of couple:

  • Young couples who value affordable travel and unique sightings.
  • Partners who like the balance of adventure excursions and luxury relaxation.
  • A larger group that prefers an all-inclusive offering that can fit all the members.

Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar – Comfort, Fun, & Lush All Included in this One Resort 

This adults-only resort haven has been recently remodeled and includes the latest amenities for couples that wish to enjoy their tropical vacation without risking their comfort. Rooms are modern and spacious; some even have direct access to the pool! Guests can sip on refreshing, tropical drinks while enjoying the soft, white sand, relaxing waves, and the calming palm trees with their partner. To end the night, couples can visit the resort’s silent disco and dance to their favorite songs with no care in the world!

Key Romance Experiences:

  • Chocolate Tastings: Visit a breathtaking eco-plantation and take a tour through the cacao, sugar, tobacco, vanilla, pineapple, and vanilla fields. The tour also includes a visit to a chocolate factory where one can see how traditional chocolate products are made. Here, couples can try some delicious hot chocolate, authentic Dominican coffee, or unparalleled chocolate tea.
  • Side-by-Side Combo: Set sail on the properties’ catamaran and have a delicious lunch before reaching a final beach location. The journey will be spent unwinding on white sand beaches and cooling down in the sea. It is not only a very romantic option, but also the greatest way to discover pristine lagoons, secret jungle trails, and stunning natural beaches.
  • Helicopter Adventure: Take an unforgettable helicopter ride over the stunning Caribbean Island. From a bird’s eye perspective, explore the white-sand beaches and clear waters between Bavaro and Punta Cana. As you journey deeper inland, see how the tropical foliage grows denser and how small towns suddenly appear. In fact, you’ll even be able to see the resort!

Rates start at $154/ per night USD

Perfect for this type of couple:

  • Couples looking for one-of-a-kind experiences
  • Couples looking for all their activities to be hosted on property
  • Groups of adults looking for a great destination at a phenomenal price

Sensira Resort & Spa – Valentine’s Day for Parents Who Don’t Want to Leave the Kids Behind.

Located in Petempich Bay, a privileged location that features the area’s main natural attractions, ensconced 22 minutes from the main tourist area and 18 minutes south of Cancun’s international airport, this resort has 359 rooms and suites that can include hydro-massages and butler service.

Key Romance Experiences:

  • Relaxation in the Amber Zone, an exclusive spa featuring 9 cabins, hydrotherapy circuit, steam room, sauna, beauty and bridal parlors and a tailored menu of renovating treatments. At the kids’ spa, the parents can have the children get haircuts and manicures, so they don’t feel left out.
  • A romantic dinner for two at Galerie des Sens, a sophisticated restaurant offers signature cuisine by the recognized Mexican chef John Bertrand. Featuring an intimate atmosphere inspired by the Louvre Museum, this luxury dining venue is adults only. Kids can be entertained at the cinema, the mini golf or in some of the clubs according to their age with certificated caregivers to ensure a tranquil respite for parents within the resort.
  • A luxury event in the most romantic spaces, from a terrace, ballroom or beach with a landscape of unlimited beauty. Guests count with a team of experts dedicated to custom design every detail of a perfect wedding, anniversary, or vow renewal.

Rates start at $369/ per night USD 

Perfect for this type of couple:

  • Parents looking to get away without leaving the kids behind
  • Girlfriends looking to relax in luxury
  • Groups of adults looking for a great destination at a phenomenal price
  • Couples looking to celebrate and then extend their stay through the resort’s Work-From-Vacation Capabilities

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona – A Luxurious and Romantic Valentine’s Staycation at Barcelona’s most iconic hotel. 

With a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on Passeig de Gràcia and just steps from Sagrada Familia, the five-star 272-room property has been a member of Leading Hotels of the World since 2015 and a symbol of hotel excellence in Barcelona since 1918, becoming a benchmark of timeless elegance. Recognized as Best Breakfast, Best Terrace and Best Hotelier at the Beyond Luxury Awards and best suite in the world in honor of The Majestic Royal Penthouse by the Villégiature 2022 Award, this grand luxe and award-winning hotel welcomes guests with an endless range of cultural and leisure activities allowing couples to enjoy everything Barcelona has to offer.  Its elegant and comfortable rooms vary from deluxe to executive categories with 45 suites providing impressive views of Barcelona. The one-of-a-kind Royal Suite features an outdoor jacuzzi and two terraces overlooking Passeig de Gràcia, as well as La Sagrada Familia. Leaving nothing to chance and offering the special setting to celebrate a dream occasion, Majestic Hotel is the leader in innovation, expertise, tradition, culture and boasts upscale facilities with top-of-the-line amenities.

Key Romance Experiences: Majestic Experiences are activities and excursions offered exclusively to guests to explore the hotel and city’s finest qualities.

  • Couples Massage at Majestic Spa: Couples will enjoy both luxury and wellness in an elevated Spa experience at Majestic. Those seeking the latest advancements in the world and aesthetics will indulge in the most romantic and relaxing experience with the newest hydrotherapy treatment, equipped with a jacuzzi, dry sauna, steam bath, and sensations shower. Its therapeutic effects allow for guests to unwind in an exclusive area where one can restore their energy or enjoy a sophisticated bonding experience with a loved one.
  • Romantic Wine Experience: Created for wine lovers and aficionados of the finest gastronomy. An expert sommelier from the winery will guide couples in the enjoyment of local wines. The visit ends in the best way possible: a romantic meal with a private chef who will reveal the flavors of local cuisine, pairing them with the winery’s offerings in a special and unique environment.
  • Chocolate Lovers Unite: This Majestic Experience introduces guests to the chocolate industry of Barcelona, the European city that invented hot chocolate. Couples will become chocolate experts for the day, as Mercedes Castello (historian and creator of this magical trip) will guide them through the most traditional chocolatiers, as they stroll through Barcelona’s famous streets known as el Gotico and el Raval.
  • From farm to table: Guests will dive deep into the essence of Restaurant SOLC’s local produce, tradition, and respect for the environment. Couples will be taken to the kitchen garden in Maresme, Alta Alella Winery, in tribute to native grapes, and environmentally friendly viticulture. The experience ends with a romantic dinner at Restaurant SOLC, a Michelin- starred gastronomic space that embraces the produce the Hotel gets from the sea and the land, with recipes that emphasize their virtues in a clear tribute to Catalan cuisine.

Rates start at $323/ per night USD 

Perfect for this type of couple:

  • Couples looking to indulge in world-class/ quality- bonding experiences
  • Couples looking to relax in ultimate Luxury

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana 

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana presents a sophisticated seaside ambiance with impressive design and architecture. Airy spaces, Zen gardens, relaxation zones, soothing fountains and grand waterfalls are among the many features guests can expect to find when they escape to the resort. This resort offers 347 Suites that enjoy views of the ocean, gardens or swimming pools. Among the most exclusive options will be select Junior Suites with swim-up access from main swimming pools. Other Suites will offer complete exclusivity with private swimming pools and terraces. All Suites will offer comfort essentials such as expansive, fully equipped bathrooms with soaking tubs, interactive 50” flat-screen televisions, espresso machines, aromatherapy and pillow menus, and more. As far as amenities, the resorts’ infinity swimming pool takes center stage, enjoying sweeping ocean views. The brand’s signature Feel Harmony Spa offers a variety of treatments and water circuits, and the resort also features a state-of-the-art fitness center with a variety of equipment and dedicated fitness rooms for classes such as spinning, yoga, and more.

Key Romance Experiences:

  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve– The 1,500-acre Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve is perfect to explore hand-in-hand with a partner. This reserve consists of subtropical forests with twelve freshwater lakes. It was named by the Taino Indians–former inhabitants of the island–who referred to lakes as eyes, due to their distinctive shape.
  • Couples Massage at the Feel Harmony Spa: The brand’s signature Feel Harmony Spa offers a variety of treatments and water circuits. Couples at this resort can experience a romantic couples massage that perfectly balances the body and mind and bonds you to your partner.
  • Sail the Caribbean on a Catamaran – Couples can sail across the Caribbean and create unforgettable memories in a romantic catamaran excursion. Go for a dip in the warm, blue waters and catch a glimpse of the stunning wildlife below the surface.

Rates start at $330 / per night USD

Perfect for this type of couple:

  • Couples who enjoy exploring their surroundings in a luxurious way
  • Couples looking to escape the cold winter weather
  • Couples looking to relax in ultimate luxury


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