The world’s most romantic hotels for Valentine's Day
A stay in one of these romantic resorts will put you in her good books for life.EDGAR staff February 5, 2015
North Island, Seychelles
If you are looking for real high-end luxury, then North Island is a pretty safe bet. Based in the Seychelles archipelago, this 520-acre private island has only 11 beach villas – one presidential – as well as a discreet spa, unspoilt beaches and reefs with world-class diving, and a whole host of A-listers on its waiting list.
The island – which was the honeymoon destination of Prince William and Kate Middleton – also doubles as a wildlife sanctuary with giant tortoises, kestrels and hawksbill and green turtles making it their home. One of the island’s most unique perks is its ‘no menu’ concept, where your meals are personalised to your tastes, and you can have virtually whatever you want served on any spot of your choosing on the island. Details: visit north-island.com
Iniala Beach House, Thailand
The Beach House by Iniala is located on the beautiful Natai Beach, just 20 minutes' drive from Phuket International airport. The brainchild of no fewer than 10 international designers, the unique property houses just three luxurious villas and one stunning one-bedroom penthouse suite.
While the villas would make a perfect residence to bring the kids along, the gorgeous penthouse, featuring a private pool, spa and decking area all to its self, is all about maximum privacy and dedicated to romance. Details: visit iniala.com
Cheval Blanc, Maldives
This stunning 45-villa property spans the entire island of Randheli, and is reachable only via a seaplane from the Maldivian capital, Malé. Like anything you would expect from owners LVMH – who own fashion power brands Louis Vuitton and Berluti, among others – the hotel environment is luxury of the very highest order.
The open-plan, residential-size villas come with seven-metre-high doors, private beach access as well as a private 12.5-metre-long swimming pool and lagoon-side pontoons. For dining, there's a poolside bar, four restaurants, a private dining space, and in-room dining options. Details: visit Randheli.chevalblanc.com
Dolder Grand, Switzerland
Ever fancied staying in a 115-year-old castle that overlooks one of Europe’s most intriguing cities? Well, if you haven’t I’m sure your partner has, so why not consider whisking her away to Zurich to the stay at the fairy tale-esque Dolder Grand.
The hotel boasts world-class facilities including a nine-hole golf course (just make sure you don't spend too long alone on here!), tennis courts, swimming pool and ice rink – all of which are free to guests – and that’s before we even mention the enormous 4,000sqm on-site spa. It seems that apparently fairy tales really can come true. Details: visit Thedoldergrand.com
Corinthia Hotel, UK
London's five-star Corinthia Hotel is famous for its exquisite food, superb spa and five-star service, and it also provides day trips into the countryside, so any stay here will have your other half thinking she's lady of the manor.
But worry not, it’s not all high-tea and gossiping - the hotel's countryside trips include helicopter transfers, game hunting, fly fishing and even horse and carriage tours through the expansive grounds of Petworth House in West Sussex. Details: visit Corinthia.com/london
Another Maldivian option, this time located on the beautiful North Male Atoll, this property is the literal embodiment of idyllic. Painfully beautiful beaches, glass-clear sea and beautifully designed and highly secluded private villas.
There are also activities aplenty to help you lull yourself into island life, including a fully equipped spa, wakeboarding or even sessions of sandbank yoga, which take place at dawn on an isolated sandbank across the lagoon that is only accessible by boat. Details: visit baros.com