When we think of romantic destinations, we often think of the streets of Paris, or perhaps the canals of Venice, or maybe the beaches of Maui. Whether you're looking for a more traditional Valentine's Day destination or would love to surprise your partner with something a bit more off the beaten path, Expedia has handpicked a list of the most romantic Valentine's Day hotels around the world (all of which are VIP Access hotels to boot). Are you ready for romance? Read on!
The Best Valentine's Day Hotels
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
There's a reason The Maldives is such a dream spot to honeymoon or have a romantic getaway: think turquoise water, soft white sand, your choice of luxury accommodation, and all the relaxing beach time in the world. If you're looking for somewhere to really unwind and spend quality time with your significant other, the Maldives may be just the ticket. Our pick for the most romantic hotel in the Maldives is Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas; with choices such as beach villas, sunset villas, and over water villas, you're sure to have unbelievable views no matter where you stay. There's also a full-service spa for the ultimate in pampering. Imagine cuddling up with your loved one after a blissful spa day and watching the sun dip below the horizon... is there anything more romantic?
VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel
We don't know about you, but when we hear "Italy", we think romance. Head to Rome, the Eternal City, for a magical city break with your significant other. Dine at cosy restaurants, gawk at the ancient historical sites, and enjoy exploring the Italian capital arm in arm as you create yet another amazing memory together. Our pick for the most romantic hotel in Rome has to be VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel. With elegant details, a beautiful rooftop terrace, and a fantastic location - some of Rome's most famous sightseeing spots are within short walking distance - you'll fall deeply in love with Rome... and even deeper in love with each other.
Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux
A holiday to Hawaii has long been regarded as one of the most romantic you can take with your partner, and it's easy to see why. Let your worries melt away as you explore Maui and its swaying palm trees, sapphire ocean, and tropical breeze. If you're looking for an adults-only, luxurious hotel to base yourself as you enjoy all that Maui has to offer, look no further than Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux. With Wailea Beach at your doorstep and plenty of ocean-view suites to choose from, there's no way romance won't be in the air.
The Montague On The Gardens
If you're looking for something closer to home, look to London for a loved-up getaway. The Montague On The Gardens is our choice for the most romantic hotel in the English capital, and it's the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day (or any day, for that matter). Located in the city centre, it's ideal for both sightseeing and for finding lots of great restaurants and bars to enjoy on your holiday or staycation. With eclectic, contemporary decor both in the rooms and in the restaurant, lounges, and terrace, the exciting city of London may not even be enough to make you want to leave this hotel for long.
Unwind Hotel and Bar Sapporo
For a holiday with your significant other you won't soon forget, head to Sapporo, Japan. Found on the mountainous island of Hokkaido, skiers will want to head to Sapporo in winter for the amazing ski conditions, while the rest of the year holds plenty to do as well; think culture, cuisine, and everything in between. Cosy up at Unwind Hotel and Bar Sapporo, where a warm and inviting atmosphere will surely get you in the mood for love. Located near many restaurants and shopping streets, it's a wonderful base for exploring Sapporo and seeing the best of what a holiday to Japan can offer.
The Cove at Atlantis
It's difficult not to fall in love when you're in a tropical paradise, especially one as beautiful as the Bahamas. Stay at The Cove at Atlantis, located on... where else? Paradise Island. With options for both the active couple - think golf, tennis, beach volleyball, and snorkelling - and options for the, shall we say, more relaxed couple - think a full-service spa, multiple poolside and beach bars, and plenty of beach loungers - there's something for everyone's style of romance at this hotel.
Hanging Gardens of Bali
An infinity pool overlooking the jungle, private villa pools, a full-service spa... do we have your attention yet? While most people don't need any convincing to want to travel to Bali for a romantic holiday, the Hanging Gardens of Bali are sure to make you want to book your holiday ASAP. Conveniently located so that Ubud and its attractions are nearby, yet also secluded enough to feel relaxed and restful, this hotel has the best of both worlds. All 44 rooms boast private plunge pools, Egyptian cotton sheets, and rainfall showerheads... perfect for the romantic getaway you and your loved one have been waiting for.
If an adventurous holiday is your romantic style, head to the beautiful resort town of Aspen, Colorado. Aspiring and avid skiers will love the mountains in winter, but there are plenty of outdoor activities to do in town all year round; not only that, the town is home to many high-end boutiques and restaurants so you can really splash out. Our choice for the most romantic hotel in Aspen is The Gant; with massive rooms, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre, and a sauna, it's perfect for the active couple.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa
Just even uttering the name Bora Bora can be enough to set hearts aflutter. With such an unbelievably gorgeous setting, it's difficult not to imagine romance coming alive while on holiday on the French Polynesian island. Stay at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa for the top of the line experience; with private bungalows, many of which are over water and/or with ocean views, you're sure to find your own personal slice of heaven at this hotel. The full-service spa with multiple options for couples is an added bonus, and if you're really wanting to impress your loved one, book a helicopter tour over the island.
Pavillon de la Reine
You knew the City of Love was going to make the list, didn't you? A trip to Paris with your significant other is Romance 101. There's nothing like watching the Eiffel Tower glitter against the night sky as you cuddle up with the person of your dreams. Stay at the beautiful Pavillon de la Reine for the ultimate in amour; with chic and modern design details, an onsite Turkish bath/hammam, and plenty of spa services available including couple's massage, romance is almost guaranteed. Just don't be surprised if you decide to extend your stay!
What are you waiting for? Book your Valentine's hotel today!