Learn about World’s 15 Most Romantic Hotels for the Love Birds
Hello Aluxers and welcome to another exciting article presented by Alux.com. Today we are going to prove that romance isn’t dead by exploring some of the most romantic hotels in the world. If this article doesn’t inspire you to book your own romantic trip, we’re not sure what will.
Every couple can benefit from quality time together away from the stress of daily life. Romance means different things to different people, but we think everyone will agree that the locations on this list have numerous qualities that will encourage romance and provide unforgettable experiences. We looked at every continent outside of Antarctica to find this diverse list of exciting hotels that offer incredible amenities, luxurious rooms, breathtaking views, and the perfect atmosphere for romance.
With so many amazing hotels out there, it was definitely hard to narrow this list down to 15, so if you think there’s a hotel we should have included in the list, definitely let us know in the comments. With that said, let’s jump into our list of the 15 most romantic hotels in the world.
- 15: Praya Palazzo – Bangkok, Thailand
- 14: The Witchery by the Castle – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- 13: Morgan’s Rock – San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
- 12: The Caves Hotel and Spa – Negril, Jamaica
- 11: Longitude 131 – Australian Outback
- 10: Royal Mansour – Marrakech, Morocco
- 9: Rosewood Mayakobá – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- 8: Four Seasons Resort – Hualalai Big Island, Hawaii
- 7: Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India
- 6: Shangri-La – Paris, France
- 5: Arctic Treehouse Hotel – Lapland, Finland
- 4: Four Seasons Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- 3: Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn
- 2: Cavo Tagoo – Mykonos, Greece
- 1: Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas – Maldives
Praya Palazzo – Bangkok, Thailand
The Praya Palazzo is an Italian-style mansion found on the banks of the Chai Praya [Chow Pray-uh] River. This intimate hotel was built in 1923 and used as a private home for many years. The hotel is only accessible by two boats that the hotel runs around the clock.
The hotel’s restaurant offers the highest-quality Thai cuisine, including traditional royal recipes, as well as indoor and outdoor seating. Afternoon tea is also available in the library. With rooms ranging from 100 to 400 US dollars per night, this hotel offers the perfect romantic escape.
The Witchery by the Castle – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Located just a few steps from the gates of Edinburgh Castle in the United Kingdom, The Witchery by the Castle is a hotel made up of just nine indulgent suites centered around the opulent Witchery at the Castle Restaurant. These one-of-a-kind rooms were designed to be over-the-top luxurious with expensive materials, eclectic antiques, fireplaces, four-poster beds, and ornate decorations.
Visitors will be greeted with champagne on ice and can enjoy an elaborate and romantic breakfast in bed with smoked meats, cheeses, delicate pastries, fresh fruit, and chocolate. The bathtubs are also big enough to share. Rooms start at 600 US dollars per night.
Morgan’s Rock – San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
If your idea of romance is a secluded bungalow surrounded by tropical forests overlooking a picturesque beach, then Morgan’s Rock in Nicaragua is your paradise. Surrounded by nature, the only sounds you’ll hear are the crashing waves and the native birds’ songs. You can expect breathtaking views, stunning sunsets, and monkey and sloth sightings.
Accommodations include 15 rustic but luxurious bungalows made of locally sourced woods and thatch roofs with a private terrace overlooking the mountainside. Couples can indulge in hot stone massages or aromatherapy at the sand-floored spa or just relax in a seaside hammock with a fruity cocktail in hand.
The Caves Hotel and Spa – Negril, Jamaica
There is plenty of romance to be found on the island of Jamaica, especially at The Caves Hotel and Spa in Negril. This hotel is a favorite of Naomi Campbell, and for good reason. It’s an exclusive resort with just 12 cabins set within gardens on top of a scenic seaside cliff. The height of romance is found within the caves where a private candlelit dinner is staged.
Couples can relax in hammocks, take in the spectacular views, or dive off a smaller cliff into the crystal blue water of the Caribbean. Other amenities include a hot tub, sauna, steam room, saltwater pool, and spa. A luxury villa with four bedrooms and five bathrooms can be reserved for around 1000 US dollars per night.
Longitude 131 – Australian Outback
Longitude 131 offers one of the most romantic lodging experiences in Australia. The entire hotel is comprised of 15 rooms, which are actually private luxury tents, with floor to ceiling windows offering incredible views of Uluru, a 600-million-year-old sandstone rock formation that’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the comfort of your king size bed with organic linens, you can flip a switch to raise the blinds and watch a breathtaking sunrise across the Australian outback.
Couples can also lounge on the daybeds on their private balcony while enjoying the complimentary minibar with Australian fine wines and gourmet snacks. Guests can also enjoy the on-site spa, dune-top plunge pool, and private outdoor dining pods with rates starting at 3000 US dollars per night.
Royal Mansour [Man-sore] – Marrakech, Morocco
Designed by King Mohammed VI, the Royal Mansour hotel offers the height of luxury and romance in Marrakech, Morocco. There are 53 private riads, which is another name for a traditional Moroccan residence. These one, two, and three bedroom options come with lavish decorations, thick silk carpets, and comfortable furnishings.
If couples arrange for an airport pickup, they will be chauffeured to the hotel by a luxurious Bentley. The service is second to none, and the amenities include a Michelin-starred restaurant, three other restaurants, three bars, two pools, landscaped gardens, and a hammam and spa. Rooms range from 1500 to 4000 US dollars per night.
Rosewood Mayakobá – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Thirty minutes from the heart of Cancun is a romantic escape called the Rosewood Mayakoba Hotel. This hotel is located along winding lagoons and a mile-long Caribbean beach and is inspired by Mayan traditions. Its 129 suites offer rooftop sundecks, garden showers, private plunge pools, individual docks, and luxury furnishings.
In addition to its spa and wellness services, the hotel can arrange dolphin excursions as well as trips for snorkeling, deep sea, diving, and fishing. The suites range from 800 to 10,000 US dollars per night.
Four Seasons Resort – Hualalai [Who-all-la-lie], Big Island, Hawaii
One of four Four Seasons resorts in Hawaii, the Hualalai resort stands out with its incredible amenities, including a spa, seven pools, a sand-bottomed swimming hole, a beachfront bar, and the Jack Nicklaus golf course where Bill Gates got married. For the ultimate romantic experience, couples can reserve the Hawaii Loa Presidential Suite, named after Hawaii’s first king.
This three-bedroom villa offers direct walk-out beach access along with complimentary massages and a daily 500 dollar credit towards food and drinks. You can even have a front row seat in your private whirlpool to watch humpback whales swim past. Of course this experience will cost you more than 10,000 dollars per night, but other rooms are available for about 1,000 dollars per night.
Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India
The Taj Lake Palace is a floating island offering luxury accommodations on Lake Pichola across from the City Palace in Udaipur, India. The 66 rooms in the hotel are decorated with rich colors and traditional Indian textiles. Guests can enjoy round-the-clock butler service, on-demand water taxis, a floating spa, a swimming pool, rooftop drinks at sunset, and four top-level restaurants. Rooms are available for around 800 dollars per night, but for the most amazing experience, book the Grand Presidential Suite for 15,000 dollars per night.
Shangri-La – Paris, France
Paris has topped lists of the most romantic cities in the world time and time again, but if you want to up the romance factor even more, book a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, which was previously the private residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, Napoleon’s great-nephew. Located just across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, several of the 101 suites and bedrooms of this romantic hotel offer fantastic balcony views. Some even offer large rooftop terraces.
Couples can take advantage of the luxurious health club, fine French cuisine, swimming pool, spa, and hammam. Rooms start around 1000 dollars per night, while suites with Eiffel Tower views cost about 5000 dollars per night.
Arctic Treehouse Hotel – Lapland, Finland
Located on the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland, the Arctic Treehouse Hotel is exactly what it sounds like—a magical winter wonderland with 52 individual Arctic Treehouses. The wooden-shingled chalets have an entire wall that serves as a panoramic window, offering exquisite views of the wintery landscape and the Northern Lights. The design of the hotel as well as additional soundproofing offer the ultimate privacy for a romantic vacation. Guests can enjoy complimentary hot drinks by the fire as well as transportation to the nearby Arctic Forest Sauna and Spa.
The hotel also loans out clothing for the extreme temperatures, which can reach up to negative 22 degrees Fahrenheit or negative 30 degrees Celsius. Rooms range from 230 to 1600 US dollars per night.
Four Seasons Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
If you want guaranteed romance, head straight to Bora Bora in French Polynesia and check in to the Four Seasons Resort. This resort is actually a paradise located on a private island with an arc of bungalows placed over the sparkling waters of the South Pacific. The majority of these bungalows feature glass floor panels for a direct view into the lagoon, and some also have infinity-edge pools. Couples will be spoiled as each morning their breakfast is delivered on a ceremonial Polynesian canoe along with bouquets of flowers.
A spacious one bedroom overwater bungalow suite costs about 1500 US dollars per night. Three bedroom oceanfront villas are available for about 12,000 US dollars per night.
Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn
The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, was selected as the world’s best hotel for romance in an annual survey by Travel + Leisure magazine. Their 39 guestrooms and one private home offer the highest level of luxury and comfort, and if you want a break from kids, rest assured that the minimum age to stay at this hotel is 18. Couples can take part in daily yoga, garden tours, stargazing, and guided nature hikes, or just take in the magnificent views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Complimentary Lexus vehicles are also available for guest use. Rooms range from 1000 to 4000 US dollars per night.
Cavo Tagoo – Mykonos, Greece
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos is an exclusive hotel with only 20 rooms and villas, one of which is the five-bedroom diamond villa with a private heart-shaped pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. This experience costs about 11,000 US dollars per night, while other rooms can be reserved for 1500 a night. Couples can spend a romantic evening at the pool lounge with stunning views followed by an intimate outdoor fine dining experience.
Anantara Kihavah [Anon-tara Key-hava] Maldives Villas – Maldives
We’ve reached the end of our list, and we think we’ve saved the best for last. The romance starts before you even arrive to the Anatara Kihavah Maldives Villas as guests fly in from the capital city of Male [Mal-ay] by seaplane to the one and two-bedroom villas situated directly above crystal-clear waters. Each villa has its own infinity pool and a sunken glass-bottom bathtub built for two. Yes, you can literally watch tropical fish swim beneath you as you relax in the tub.
Other amenities include a hammock, a rain shower, an outdoor shower, a wine chiller, and a personal villa host. The hotel also features an underwater restaurant. After dining, couples can splurge on the Slumber Guru experience, which includes a massage, a luxury candlelit milk bath, homemade cookies and tea, and lavender silk eye-masks.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than that. For more info about one of the most romantic places on earth, check out our video of the 15 things you didn’t know about the Maldives.
So there you have it, the top 15 most romantic hotels in the world. Are you booking that trip yet?
QOTD: Now that we’ve gone through the list, we’d like to know: If you could book any of these hotels right now, which one of romantic hotels would you choose? Let us know in the comments.