Romance Awareness: Vacation Ideas for Every Couple
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! If you want to really surprise your significant other (while simultaneously adding a little sizzle to your relationship), scroll down this list of vacation ideas for every couple and consider booking a stay.
For the sporty couple: Montage Kapalua Bay – Lahaina, Hawaii
The all-suite Montage Kapalua Bay, part of the 22,000-acre Kapalua Resort, offers direct access to Kapalua Bay Beach—and myriad athletic excursions enjoyed against the backdrop of the West Maui Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. Sports-loving couples can hike or bike two miles of on-site trails (some of them coastal), horseback ride, hit the links on two championship golf courses, reserve a helicopter or zipline tour, or splash around via water activities like snorkeling and fishing.
For the foodie couple: Belle Mont Farm – St. Kitts & Nevis
At this 400-acre sustainable tropical farm on Kittitian Hill, guest houses, designed by architect Bill Bensley, feature an esthetic evocative of authentic West Indian cottages, while regional, farm-to-table cuisine highlights fresh, organic, locally foraged ingredients (some of which you’ve picked yourself!).
For the romantic couple: TAJ Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives – Republic of Maldives
Encased by one of the Maldives’ largest lagoons, this tropical paradise entices couples to soak in the romance. A majority of the palm-thatched villas reside over the lagoon and feature outdoor showers and plunge pools. Spa services for two, including the Nectar of the Gods ritual—a candlelit Indian aromatherapy couples massage performed by two therapists, followed by a rose petal bath—take place in overwater treatment pavilions.
For the adventurous couple: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Adventure lovers should look into the eco-aware Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, where they’ll sleep in well-appointed tents (some with en-suite bathrooms with heated floors and indoor/outdoor showers) and taste local, sustainable, coastal Canadian cuisine. Every evening, sit down with an activity director to design customized wilderness adventures, from horseback riding (a signature of the property) and wildlife watching to surfing and hiking Flores Island. If you’re planning on visiting, note the destination, accessible via a 45-minute private seaplane jaunt from Vancouver or a 30-minute boat ride from Tofino, is open from mid-May through September’s end.
For the eco-friendly couple: Aro Hā Wellness Resort – Glenorchy, New Zealand
Embrace sub-alpine hiking, Vinyasa yoga, and Pilates alongside your sweetie at this 20+-acre, Zen-like wellness retreat in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, 40 minutes from Queenstown. While engaging in holistic, uplifting, mindful exercises for body and soul, observe the sustainable property’s environmentally conscious practices—as part of its philosophy to emphasize permaculture and passive haus techniques, the resort uses the earth’s ambient temperature for refrigeration and capitalizes on recycled and natural elements in accommodations.