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Top 10 Beach Getaways for Couples | Romantic Recommendations

Imagine wandering barefoot on white sands as soft as talcum powder, a cloudless clear blue sky hanging overhead… palm trees sway softly in the warm breeze and the sound of waves lap gently at the shore, the sparkling crystal waters stretching on for miles and miles… feeling contented in the knowledge that even when the day must draw to a close, you’ll be able watch the sultry glow of the sunset, as the sun slips slowly behind the horizon...

Nothing speaks louder of romance than beautiful beaches, with their unrivalled fairytale-like magic; you’re instantly transported from the stresses and strains of modern life, to suddenly living inside a classic romance novel. These are places where dreams come true and fantasy becomes a reality, which is why blissful beach destinations have long been setting the scene for true love to blossom.

Here’s our countdown of the Top 10 Blissful Beach Breaks for 2017:
 


#1 Nihiwatu, Sumba Island, Indonesia | Q&A with Antonella Mascimino, Sales & Marketing Director


Why would you recommend Nihiwatu for romance? Nihiwatu is a spectacular setting for truly romantic escapes: the almost entirely preserved landscape, the exclusive location, the most romantic activities, the privacy of the villas, the local community, the service and care of our butlers- it all contributes to the most romantic experiential journey of a lifetime.

 

What is the most romantic room at Nihiwatu? Marangga Villa, Raja Mandaka duplex villa and Kanatar villa

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? Must do: Nihioka Spa Safari, sunset horse riding, sunsets at the boathouse, enjoy the indoor outdoor bathtubs set by the butlers

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Nihioka Spa Safari, Sunset horse riding, horse meditation for couples, spend one night in Nihioka honeymoon suite, trip to one of the waterfalls or rice island, Sumbanese honeymoon blessing, walking on the 2.5km unspoilt beach, sunset at the boathouse or at the beach club, SUP on the river.

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? Several locations for romantic dinners (a beach cove, "The Nest" a private table in the main restaurant, the villa patio, private area at the boathouse), picnic at one of the waterfall or rice island, breakfast on the patio overlooking the ocean, private coking class with chef

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Nihiwatu

 

#2 Hotel Las Arenas*****GL, Valencia, Spain | Q&A with Sonia Ubeda, Director of Sales

Why would you recommend your Hotel Las Arenas for romance? Because we are a special place, in front of the beach, surrounded by 8000sq meters of gardens and terrific sea view.

 

What is the most romantic room at Hotel Las Arenas? The most romantic room is our Malvarrosa Suite (presidential suite ) but the rest of the sea view rooms are also very special.

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? For a special romantic start to your day share breakfast watching the sunrise sitting on the terrace of the room

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Beach, promenade, restaurants....

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? For a perfect romantic stay choose a double room with a view over the Mediterranean Sea and the best of our gastronomy. The package includes a room with balcony and sea view and a romantic dinner for 2 people in our Sorolla Restaurant  serving Mediterranean and creative cuisine, with a seasonal menu prepared by our Chef and including a tasting of our selection of Valencian wines. In the morning you will enjoy a continental breakfast served in your room or breakfast buffet in the Restaurant and have the possibility to stay in your room the day of the departure until 14 h (subject to availability).

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Hotel Las Arenas *****GL


#3 Cavo Olympo, Piera, Greece | Q&A with Nikkos Pappos, RDM

Why would you recommend Cavo Olympo for romance? Our property is ideal for romance. Most of our rooms are overlooking the infinity swimming pool and the Aegean Sea. Also we combine the Aegean Sea and the famous Olympus Mountain. Our Infinity pool is the highlight of Cavo Olympo, so that the guests can relax and enjoy the sea and the sun. Also couples are invited to celebrate any special occasions in our restaurants, beach bar, private deck andour Oliving Spa.

 

What is the most romantic room at Cavo Olympo? The most romantic rooms that we have are a Junior Suite with private swimming pool, Executive suite with private Jacuzzi one of them indoor and the other outdoor, and the Executive suite with private swimming pool and indoor Jacuzzi. All of the rooms are sea view.

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? Our Oliving Spa welcome the guest with the indoor heated swimming pool, Sauna, Hammam, Fitness Center and variety of treatments. Guests also can enjoy an outdoor private massage in our shaded deck overlooking the Aegean Sea.

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Activities that the guests can do are, scuba diving, climbing to Olympus Mountain, archeological sites, monuments of the arts, boat trips and fishing experience.

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? We can provide breakfast in bed, dinner to a private outdoor area, butler service with personalized menu under the candlelight next by the private swimming pool in the room.  

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Cavo Olympo Luxury Hotel & Spa

 

#4 Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui, Thailand | Q&A with Nicha Rungrojsaratis, Marcom Executive

Why would you recommend Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui for romance? Our resort is situated on the private beach with spectacular sea views.

 

What is the most romantic room at Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui? Deluxe Garden Court with Dip Pool (Private garden + Dip pool), Deluxe Studio (Private garden + Dip pool)

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance?

  • Romantic dining on the beach with the perfect setting
  • Cocktail & Wines are available 
  • Breakfast in bed (as request)
  • In room romantic set up for honeymoon, proposal or anniversary occasions

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you?

  • NamThai spa
  • Cooking class
  • Shopping center

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer?

Private dining on the beach serving with a variety of seafood and exquisite wine and Breakfast in bed (as request)

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui


#5 Bayview Lodge, Mozambique | Q&A Catherine Wilfinger


Why would you recommend Bayview Lodge for romance? Long, sandy beaches, warm, sunny days with bright stars at night, no noise or traffic, with peace and quiet on a beautiful peninsula – that’s Bayview Lodge.  While watching the sun rise or set in spectacular colours, sipping cocktails or enjoying delicious food at The Green Turtle, it’s the ideal time to propose to your love to a life together, or enjoy your honeymoon away from crowds, even celebrate the years you’ve been together.  All houses with sea views and +/- 50m from the beach.  

 

What is the most romantic room at Bay View Lodge? Units 2, 4 & 5 – All within 55m of the beach, with sea views 

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? Sipping cocktails on the beach, can have unit festively decorated to ask THAT question, or celebrate live together  ….. we’re open to suggestions from guests and will try to comply

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Trip to Pansy Island (accessible at low tide only!), Barra Lighthouse, northern tip of Barra peninsula.  

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? Private dining can be arranged, food served inside guest’s unit (breakfast, lunch or dinner), can arrange for picnic basket to be enjoyed on the beach, or for a day out.

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Bayview Lodge

 

#6 Epic Sana Algarve, Portugal | Q&A with Anabela Cruz, Leisure Sales Coordinator

Why would you recommend EPIC SANA Algarve for romance? Our modern and stylish resort offers fantastic views to the Atlantic Ocean and the peaceful and idyllic setting at Falésia beach is completely blended with the natural surroundings. Couples staying here have exclusive beach access to the beach through the pinewood. I also highly recommend couples to relax and be pampered at The Sayanna Wellness Spa which includes a treatment room for couples with private Jacuzzi and an amazing view.

 

What is the most romantic room at EPIC SANA Algarve? Deluxe Room Ocean Facing or Deluxe Garden Suites

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? The Love Tree - Leave your vows of eternal love on our Love Tree. Hang your personalized wooden heart on our Love Tree, an imposing stone pine, located in the resort gardens. It will remain hanging there for as long as nature will allow it.

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Private Boat/Yatch Rentals, Special dinner on a sailboat enjoying the fantastic view to Ria Formosa lagoons, Sunset cocktails, Caves Tour, Interaction with the Dolphins, Air balloon trips, Horse Riding, Private photo session with the cliffs and sea as a backdrop (All these experiences are on request basis and subject to payment).

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? Special VIP treatment on arrival, Breakfast in the room, Candlelight dinner at Al Quimia fine dining Restaurant, Private Dinner on the gardens with ocean view, Wine Tastings. (All these experiences are on request and subject to payment).

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at EPIC SANA Algarve

 

#7 Hotel Costa dei Fiori, Sardinia, Italy | Q&A with Katia Cogoni, Booking Office

Why would you recommend Hotel Costa dei Fiori for romance? Hotel Costa dei Fiori is a relaxing hotel immersed in a private park, offering intimacy and quietness where to relax and unplug from the everyday's life.

 

What is the most romantic room at Hotel Costa dei Fiori? The Suites, but also our Ibiscus Superior rooms are suitable for romantic holidays. 

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Boat excursions to the discovery of a beautiful coast with suggestive beaches and cricks. Full moon enjoyed by a horse on the beaches of Chia.

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? We can organise many romantic experiences including:

  • a romantic candle light dinner served either in the room or near the swimming pool
  • an exclusive gourmet private dinner at our infinity pool (conditions and rates for the exlusive use of the location tbc and to be booked in advanced)
  • romantic in room Champagne breakfast
  • Sardinia wine tasting accompanied with local products (cheeses, salami and ham)
  • romantic massage in the park

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Hotel Costa dei Fiori


#8 Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences | Isabela Diaz, PJS Marketing Mexico

Why would you recommend Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences for romance? The property is situated high on hill in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, providing the most gorgeous panoramic views over Banderas Bay. while its private and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of PV, its still only 10 minutes by car to the city center offering couples access to the lively nightlife and restaurant scene, but also sequestered privacy that couples crave. In essence the best of both worlds.

 

What is the most romantic room in Grand Miramar All Suites & Residences? There’s the Master Suite that includes a private jacuzzi for two on the veranda, perfect for catching Puerto Vallarta’s epic sunsets.

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? Couples can take advantage of the amazing pampering at Grand Miramar Spa and indulge in a couples massage. Not to be missed is Puerto Vallarta’s famous Malecon, to really experience Puerto Vallarta’s culture, art and diversity.

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Romantic Zone Río Cuale SN, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., México - 1.25 mi from property. South of the Cuale River, the Romantic Zone also has the flavor of Old Town. Here, thatch-roofed palapas and simple open-air restaurants line the beach and the area is a favorite with artists and writers. There are more shops, cafés, bookstores, restaurants, galleries and bars along these cobblestone streets than anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta.

The Saturday Farmer's Market offers more than organic fruits, veggies and homemade treats. Local artisans sell their work here, too.

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? Grand Miramar specializes in Spontaneous Cuisine created by acclaimed Mexican Chef Casiano Reyes. Guests can dine at the new Cielito Lindo by Casianos and be taken on a journey to discover Mexico’s authentic culinary heritage though dishes created by our chef based on the freshest available local ingredients, served in 3 or 5 courses. Couples just share their preferences and any allergies and our culinary team creates dished tailored to their liking. What better way to strengthen a bond then to experience something new together?

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences

 

#9 Senses Palmanova****Plus, Majorca, Spain | Q&A with Gabriel Marti, General Manager


Why would you recommend Senses Palmanova****Plus for romance? The Senses Palmanova hotel offers an oceanfront setting where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Palmanova Bay from your room or from the Sky of the Privilege area. Rooms have 2x2 king size beds, our themed restaurant with exquisite tastings of different gastronomy or relax in our Spa or enjoying massages in double cabins. The service and quality are present in all corners of the hotel. Discover the new Senses Palmanova and all your senses will be released to enjoy your stay.

 

What is the most romantic room at Senses Palmanova****Plus? We recommend suites and Privilege sea view rooms. With exclusive services and exclusive areas like Sky Pool Bar and the Swim-up rooms with direct access to the pool from your terrace.

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? Mallorca offers great places to enjoy as a couple. From magical landscapes, sunset, boat trips, quiet places to have a drink by the candles and listening to romantic music. Or having dinner at our themed restaurant where we can prepare some surprise for your partner.

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you? Bens d’Avall Restaurant - A trip through the Sierra de Tramuntana and the North Coast of the Island to see the sunset or go and have a cocktail at the Abaco Bar

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? In our themed restaurant with sea views you can taste our gastronomy made by one of the most renowned Chef in Mallorca "Miquel Calent" or tamar a cocktail in the Sky Privilege Pool Bar watching the sunset.

 

See full details and book your romantic beach break at Senses Palmanova**** Plus

 

#10 JW Marriot Panama Golf and Beach Resort, Cocle, Panama | Q&A with Jorge Santa Mejia, Director of Sales & Marketing

Why would you recommend J W Marriot Panama Golf and Beach Resort for romance? The JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is the most luxurious and complete resort of its kind in Panama. Set on the secluded and picturesque Rio Hato Beach, this private retreat exudes a relaxed elegance not found anywhere else in Central America that only hints at all the luxuries that await you: spacious superbly appointed guest rooms all with beautiful balconies or private garden terraces, our lavish JW Marriott suites, and of course our unique luxury Villas with their own private pool and butler service.  All surrounded by the pristine waters of Panama’s Pacific Coast and our championship golf course one of the best in Central America by world-known designer Jack Nicklaus.


Private dinners on the beach, couples massages at sunset, horseback riding to a secluded the beach for romantic celebrations… our amazing Corotu spa ready to pamper even the most demanding, serene pools throughout the resort, tennis courts, water sports and our staff with local expertise to guide you and help you make the best out of your romantic occasion for a true and memorable experience in Panama.

 

What is the most romantic room at J W Marriot Panama Golf and Beach Resort ? For those looking for a truly romantic and private experience we will definitely recommend our Luxury Villas. These spectacular villas are the perfect fit for a romantic getaway with a spacious floor plan of over 450 square meters each villa has 4 master bedrooms with their own private bathroom, ample living/dining room, gourmet kitchen, and a private terrace with a plunge pool overlooking a pond that surrounds the villa. Perfect for a romantic couple!

 

Do you have any insider tips for romance? Let us know ahead of time what is the occasion and we will be delighted to offer ideas and suggestions for your romantic vacation whether champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for you at check in or on your guestroom, a bed covered in rose petals, private romantic dinner on the beach, champagne breakfast in bed every morning….share champagne on your private balcony at sunset, or a couple’s massage on the beach, horseback riding on the beach, romantic dinners… we have lots of ideas and activities that can be arranged specially made for the perfect romantic getaway.  Just a few ideas…

 

Are there any nearby romantic landmarks / activities that you would recommend to couples staying with you?

  • Helicopter tour and private lunch/dinner at The Panama Canal
  • Valley on the mountains with lunch picnic
  • Beach horseback riding
  • Romantic fires on the beach.
  • Private dining at the Villa with personal chef
  • Champagne breakfast in  bed
  • Wine or rum tasting menus
  • Day trip to the “Pearl Islands Archipelago” with lunch at an inhabited island

 

What romantic dining experiences do you offer? Our hotel has 5 different restaurants available for our guests including 3 fine dining options: Tamarindo with a gourmet Panamanian menu, Tai Kai offering Japanese cuisine at its finest, and our exclusive steak house Prime 19.

We are able to set up private meals anywhere on our property it will all depend on your romantic inspiration…so whether it is dinner for two at the beach, or have a personal chef prepare a meal at your villa…we can work with you to make it a reality!


See full details and book your romantic beach break at J W Marriot Panama Golf and Beach Resort