Travel Ten: Top Ten Romantic Hotels in The World

Valentine’s Day is coming up and for all you loved up couples out there we have a few suggestions for romantic getaways. It’s not much about the city or country you’re in but about the hotel, the whole romantic getaway experience and well maybe the possibility of you being content enough with each other and your hotel room for all the other aspects not to matter so much. Come with us around the world as we discover the most romantic hotels across the globe (some of you may not even have to travel that far)!


La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is one of the most seductive cities on earth, and La Maison Arabe is a dreamy riad-hotel has just enough of all the Moroccan trademarks that make it so ideal; lantern-lit courtyards, hidden alcoves, dancing shadows cast by perforated-metal lamps, silks and tassels and cushions galore you couldn’t possibly ask for anything more to set the mood. Their theme is undeniable luxe and all in favour of love, so why not treat that special person in your life to a romantic holiday to remember.


Delano, Marrakech, Morocco

Looking for something a bit indulgent without losing your sense of adventure and indulging in a different culture, then check yourself into the Delano. Situated in the upscale, mostly residential area of Hivernage and only minutes away from Djmaa El Fna square, you can get the best of both a quiet romantic getaway to also experiencing Morocco’s culture to the fullest. A very modern take on Morocco while still boasting a palette of red, deep purple and gold, the hotel has been dubbed ‘Miami in Maraakech’. From shopping during the day to checking out one of the readily available upscale restaurants, you are spoilt for choice – a heads up on getting some quiet alone time too, the third floor away from the elevator is the safest bet in terms of quiet.


Parrot Cay by COMO, Turks & Caicos

Home to one of the best spas in the world as well as a haven of natural beauty, Parrot Cay is the place to go for a romantic getaway. Take a stroll together along the beach which boasts goegeous soft white sands, or take a dip in the pale turquoise waters surrounding the 1000 acre private island. If that’s not enough to chill you out and have you feeling at peace with yourselves, don’t forget about the spa facilities, private meditation classes and more. We can’t forget to mention the four poster beds swathed in white voile, the private verandas and sundecks…need we say any more?


Constance Ephelia Resort, Mahe, Seychelles

You can’t think of Seychelles and not think of a romantic getaway! The hillside pool villas that Constance Ephelia Resort offer are hard not to fall in love with, not to mention the plunge pools and the fact that the villas offer total privacy – perfect for your romance filled holiday. From food, to stunning beaches to spa facilities, you’re likely to be floating in a bubble of total utter joy!


Banyan Tree Phuket, Phuket, Thailand

This is one of Thailand’s most prestigious luxury resorts and, as an all villa resort, we think that the couple that only has eyes for each other will love it. The Double Villas offer exclusivity, tranquillity, pure elegance and privacy, set in a tropical garden in front of the beautiful white sands of Bang Tao Beach. Looking for a dining experience that’s just that bit more special, well there’s the Sanya Rak dining cruise, a romantic dining option aboard a traditional Thai longtail boat, are you ready for a love feast?


The Oberoi Mauritius, Mauritius

Love a bit of privacy with a sense of I’m on vacation the check out The Oberoi Mauritius. The luxury pool villas have their own pool enclosed in a private garden for total seclusion yet are only steps away from the beaches, simply the best of both worlds. The Oberoi is home to a spa regarded as one of the best in the Indian Ocean with individual spa suites housing private jacuzzis for luxuriating together before your treatments. If you’re feeling energetic, you might enjoy the fully equipped gym, or perhaps another relaxing afternoon lying by your own pool might be just the thing you need. 


Pousada Picinguaba, Brazil

Secluded, small yet totally romantic – think Pousada Picinguaba, perfect for a complete getaway with your loved one; there is literally no internet and very little cell reception – perfect right? “We get a lot of unplanned proposals here,” says the owner of this charming ten-room pousada in a tiny, remote fishing village between Rio de Janiero and São Paulo. Think hammocks on the simple bedrooms’ decks, leisurely dinners under the stars, and miles and miles of glorious, virtually uninhabited Brazilian beaches nearby. Should we start planning a beach wedding for you while we’re at it?


Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri, Madikeri, India

Are you part of an adventure loving duo!? Check yourself into this 4000 feet above sea level, mountainside resort Vivanta by Taj which offers many ways to take in the gorgeous landscape, starting with the jaw-dropping panorama from its dramatic lobby with sunken seating. Activities range from early-morning platform yoga or the ridge hike to zip-lining, biking, rafting, forest walks, and visiting a coffee plantation or monastery and once you’ve got your adventure loving side out of the way check into one of their rooms, or better yet a villa to chill out and have some downtime…


Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey

Looking for a different hotel experience without forgetting about the romantic element? Check out the rustic and cozy Argos in Cappadocia. The 42 rooms at this luxury “cave hotel” have an inviting intimacy, highlighted by the well-chosen antiques, wood-burning fireplaces, ancient archways, and sun terraces with spectacular views of the marvellously sculpted Pigeon Valley below. Don’t miss the hot air balloons that dot the sky around dusk and dawn for something to marvel over with your special person.


 Viceroy Riviera Maya (Formerly The Tides Riviera Maya Resort & Spa), Riviera Maya (Mexico)

We couldn’t possibly compile a list of the top ten most romantic hotels across the globe and not mention Mexico and especially not without mentioning The Riviera Maya. Visit this hotel with your significant other and you may never want to leave the comfort of your own villa. Whether it be a snooze in the handmade crochet hammock or relaxing on your terrace with a good book and a cocktail, it's the perfect setting for enjoying each other's company. Or perhaps an indulgent spa treatment in the indoor/outdoor couples spa suite will relax you, before a butler delivers a meal to your room, or maybe the beach?


How about that for a few romantic getaway suggestions? Check out RoomSuggestion for more options on romantic getaways and get to booking before it's too late.