Valentine’s Day is an awesome day to rekindle the romance and to reignite the passion that you and your significant other, once had when you first laid eyes on each other and held hands.
Part of the experience of travelling is the journey, and of course the accommodation itself. In fact a comfortable place to rest, and great hotel amenities can enhance a traveler’s overall enjoyment during their time in another country. This ultimately makes the trip well-rounded and one that you and your loved one won’t forget any time soon.
For couples looking for a romantic getaway, TripAdvisor recently gathered the most romantic hotels from all around the world, and perhaps this might give you and your partner a bit of inspiration on where to head off to next.
The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews from travellers on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period with emphasis placed on reviews marked as a couples stay.
From Greece to Australia and Thailand, these 10 hotels are perfect for the romantics at heart and even if you don’t have a romantic bone in your body, this list might just change your mind.
10. Tokoriki Island Resort
Imagine if the only sounds you hear surrounding you are that of the waves crashing against the perfect azure shoreline and your significant other whispering sweet nothings into your ear. There is a reason why this hotel located in Fiji, South Pacific is ranked in the top 10 list of 2015’s most romantic hotels by TripAdvisor.
Peace is what they promote and it is what they are good at for all that you get to have during your stay here is relaxation. From lounging by the pool to heading out to a private island by boat just to grab lunch, the possibilities at Tokoriki for leisure is endless.
Price: Average of RM2538 per night.
Link: Tokoriki Island Resort
9. The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
Closer to home, this hotel located in Koh Tao, Surat Thani in our neighbouring country of Thailand, the top 9 ranked hotel boasts a myriad of awards such as the number 1 luxury hotel in the world for 2015, by TripAdvisor. It is easy to see why they are loved by travelers near and far, as they provide a stay which is relaxed and full of tranquility.
Not just a hotel, but a villa itself, guests can look forward to a superb room view overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, a private sundeck and of course who could forget the luxury of a pillow menu just in case you’re channeling the Princess and the Pea.
Price: Average of RM966 per night.
8. Baros Maldives
Maldives has long been touted as the honeymoon spot and for the right reasons. Blue and white are the key colours that you will get to experience at Baros Maldives, blue for the skies and abundance of aqua, and white for the pristine cleanness that this hotel has to offer, from beddings to sun umbrellas.
Other amenities that guests can certainly look forward to are a library with a pool table, in-villa spa treatments and even a marine centre with a resident marine biologist. Alternatively, whilst at this paradise on earth, it would also be wise to just sink your feet into the powder white sand surrounding the beach and you can even opt to take a leisurely beach walk come evening.
Price: Average of RM4979 per night.
Link: Baros Maldives
7. Coco Plum Island Resort
Island honeymoon stays are a chance to get away from city living and to experience what it feels like to have the island as your neighbour, and that is what Coco Plum Island Resort is all about. For a little seclusion from the rest of the world, head over to this part of the world located in Belize Cayes.
To solidify their spot as a honeymoon vacation spot, they even have packages just for that. The package would include three Belizean meals daily to indulge in the cultures of this scenic spot, as well as free use of the kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddles boards and even the Hoble Cat which is basically a whole new way of travelling through the waters.
Price: Average of RM1151 per night.
Link: Coco Plum Island Resort
6. Lindos Blu
Greece is no doubt one of the top must-visit places to travel to because of its ancient historic buildings which are intact till this day. Lindos Blu is one of the world’s most romantic hotels and sure, the views must have played a part in mesmerising the guests, but the hotel itself isn’t too shabby either.
Indulge your senses either with spa treatments, a gastronomic experience or simply enjoy the Grecian views. Lindos Blu also has the benefit of being only a short taxi ride away from must-see spots in Greece, inclusive of Acropolis and Temple of Athena.
Price: Average of RM1417 per night.
Link: Lindos Blu
5. Komandoo Maldives Island Resort
Maldives takes home the ultimate prize by being a winner among tourists and that is why they have not one but two hotels listed in the top 10 hotels catered especially for lovebirds. At Komandoo Maldives Island Resort expect experiences inclusive of snorkelling and swimming with turtles, a sunset cruise, and even a movie on the beach complete with popcorn and cocktails.
The meals here are said to be great as well and one of the restaurants that has been sung praises about is the Aqua restaurant which serves anything from fresh scallops, to marinated foie gras and even a poached lobster complete with lemon gnocchi. If a 5 star experience is what you and your significant other are looking for, then Komandoo is for you.
Price: Average of RM3454 per night.
4. Anastasis Apartments
Greece also pulls in the tourists by listing two of their hotels in the top 10 list and Anastasis Apartments first attraction would be the view and according to tourists, the service itself. Of course, with the amount shelled out to stay here, it would only be fair to expect tip top service after all. Past guests have sang praises of the staff who would personally take it upon themselves to make your trip all the more spectacular.
Among some of the attractions in this predominantly white wonderland are the Insta-worthy pools, endless spa services and good food which is only a stone’s throw away from the hotel itself.
Price: Average of RM1724 per night.
Link: Anastasis Apartments
3. Spicers Vineyards Estate
Whilst most of the hotels in TripAdvisor’s most romantic hotels prided themselves in their beaches and islands, Spicers Vineyards Estate in Australia choose to let its rustic scenery take centre stage. Reminiscent of the colours of autumn, staying here would make guests feel one word, and that one word would be cosy.
Expect walks along the vineyard and sampling some of the best views and meals which Australia has to offer and in the case of this hotel, it would probably be its signature chilli jam and homemade biscotti. If spa sessions and long walks in the outdoors is not enough to ignite the spark you had when you first laid eyes on your significant other,perhaps nothing else really could.
Price: Average of RM1566 per night.
Link: Spicers Vineyards Estate
2. The Old Rectory Hotel
The English charm is not lost at The Old Rectory Hotel and walking through the hotel walkways would immediately transport you to whatever you had imagined of a British hotel. Of course whilst at this hotel, it would only be natural to sample the English breakfast tea and hold your pinkies up at the same time.
Nestled in a village, this boutique hotel has got high marks by past travellers on the accommodation itself, meals as well as service. Some of the amenities that guests get to enjoy whilst staying here would be king sized beds, large wardrobe spaces, a walk-in shower and a fine selection of celebratory beverages inclusive of wines. If you’re not much a fan of these drinks, there’s always the good ol’ mug of English tea to sip on as you take in the views that England has to offer.
Price: Average of RM620 per night.
Link: The Old Rectory Hotel
1. Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort Aruba
This is 2015’s best hotel for romantics, according to TripAdvisor and we can see why. The waters are a clear azure and you could mistaken the sand from the beach as powdered flour. Plenty of the TripAdvisor reviewers are actually returning guests who come back because of the service, views and the pleasant experience they first had at Bucuti and Tara.
Lounge poolside or breathe in the beach breeze, either way this hotel is the ultimate place for lovebirds to have a little R&R time. There aren’t large crowds around either and that is a plus point for couples who are looking to have a little alone time for two.
Price: Average of RM1879 per night.