Top Five Romantic Spots for You and Your Sweetheart
#1: Hana, Maui, Hawaii Hana feels like the Hawaii you dream of – relaxed and beautiful. The air is full of sounds of the surf crashing onto the lava-lined shore, birds singing and horse hooves carrying couples on romantic sunset rides. The Sea Ranch Cottages at the Hotel Hana-Maui deliver one of the most romantic experiences available anywhere. We recommend rooms 217 and 218, where your sole view is the ocean. That’s right, from your private spa, the only sights to behold are waves crashing over the rocks and moonlight dancing on the water. Here, ultimate amenities combine with this picturesque town to create a fabulous fantasy. Vegas-style hotel towers, prominent throughout most of Hawaii, are replaced by spacious cabins carved into mountain slopes overlooking the ocean. Well furnished with native teak and wicker furniture, the cabins boast hardwood floors, spacious bathrooms and giant private lanais, many with built-in spas. This place is all about relaxing your way.
#2: Salt Cay, Turks and CaicosThe nearly deserted sandy white beaches on the island’s coastline make this one of the most romantic escapes anywhere. If you dream of a beach that is totally isolated from the rest of the world, it’s on the island of Salt Cay and it’s at a beach resort called The Windmills Plantation. Here, they beckon you to check your worries at the door and focus on what really matters: each other. There are no cell phones, no televisions and no room phones. Nothing invades the peace and quiet (and romance).
#3: Punta Mita, MexicoFour Seasons at Punta Mita, about 30 minutes away from Puerta Vallarta, spells romance. If you seek privacy and quiet coupled with luxury, you’ll find it here. This tropical paradise is nestled on an unspoiled coastline of white-sand beach. The resort is a perfect getaway for couples with its romantic sunsets and luxurious rooms. The setting is superlative, offering polished service, luxurious amenities, abundant recreational opportunities, fine dining and spacious suites. For a memorable meal, a private dinner can be organized on “the rock” in the middle of the ocean. The dinner is reserved for one couple per evening and is a set meal from the chef.
#4: Paraiso de la Bonita, Mexico“Paraiso de la Bonita” means “the beautiful woman’s paradise,” and this adult-only resort has paradise down to a science. This intimate beach resort is nestled on the secluded sugar-white beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the Mexican Caribbean. Each suite is individually decorated in an eclectic and elegant style. Plunge pools on the first floor get romance off to a heated start. The all-marble sunken bathtubs make having a soak a must. Most people come to Paraiso to enjoy a sunny day on a sandy beach and a cold margarita with a hot lover.
#5: Telluride, ColoradoHot tubs and snow are a perfect combination for love. The close proximity of an outdoor hot tub is absolutely necessary when choosing a place to reside while in Telluride. The Cascades is the newest “it” spot for a plush stay, and it has a great hot tub. For a phenomenal view, stop by Allred’s, the only restaurant perched above Telluride. Through picture windows, watch the setting sun reflect on the mountains to create an Alpine glow of purple, pink, yellow and white. Catch a glimpse of beauty, a bit of warmth from a hot toddy and a bit of lovin’ from your ski bunny.