6 of the Most Romantic Resorts in the World

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There are simply some places that make us want to fall in love. Below, discover the most romantic resorts on Earth! 

As Valentine’s day approaches, it seems only fitting to share what I believe to be some of the most romantic resorts in the world. From the dreamy European riviera, or the many wonders of Africa, to paradise in the tropics, these properties are the creme de la creme. Here are my top picks for the most romantic resorts in the world. 

1. Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy

This property makes my list of the most romantic resorts in the world for many reasons. Although, if I had to choose one, it would have to be the picturesque views over Positano. Le Sirenuse easily takes first place when it comes to the most aesthetically pleasing resort I have ever witnessed. This property leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. They have mastered the most fairytale-like experience you will ever have.

Naturally, Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world. Pair that with impeccable five star service and gorgeous Italian villa style decor and voila, you’re at Le Sirenuse. The seaside room with a view is the perfect choice for wooing your significant other. Additionally, be sure to indulge all of your senses at the incredible La Sponda Restaurant. With 400 candles surrounding you, climbing vines gracing the walls and views that are to die for, this is a dining experience you will never forget!

– Read more about my experience here –
Le Sirenuse, most romantic resorts

2. Tongabezi at Victoria Falls in Zambia

Fall in love at Tongabezi! This property is most certainly one of the most romantic resorts on Earth, and worth every second of the journey to get there. This intimate lodge is comprised of 6 private houses and 5 river cottages, which offer epic river views and stunning Zambian decor. Perfectly blending luxury with a nature filled experience, Tongabezi is nothing short of enchanting. One of my favorite memories was dining on a floating platform blessed with lanterns and torches. The ambiance was out of this world!

Tongabezi, most romantic resorts

There are so many things to do while staying at Tongabezi. My suggestion is to take advantage of the incredible excursions included in your stay. Bush walks, game drives, river boat adventures and trips to the local market are some of the many things you can experience. My favorite was swimming in Devil’s Pool at the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural World Wonders. It was something I’ll never forget.

– Read more about my experience here –

3. Chateau De La Chevre d’Or in Eze, France

How could a property on the French Riviera not make the list for one of the most romantic resorts in the world? Coastal French regions ooze with romance and Chateau De La Chevre tops the charts. Sitting perched upon a cliffside, overlooking the sea, this property provides memorable panoramic views. Stroll down cobblestone pathways, sip mouthwatering French wines and marvel at the gorgeous medieval architecture. Chateau De La Chevre d’Or exudes luxury, while still blending in nicely with the ancient charm of the town of Eze.

Chateau De La Chevre d’Or, most romantic resorts

I would definitely recommend dining at one of the many restaurants the Chateau offers. With 4 restaurants to choose from, 2 being Michelin Star options, delicious meals will be in no shortage during your stay. I would also highly suggest a stroll around the town, visiting the local boutiques and galleries. Bring some good walking shoes, you will thank me later! Eze is located just between Monaco and Nice, so a short drive will have you at the beach with your toes in the big blue.

– Read more about my experience here –

4. Six Senses Yao Noi on Yao Noi Island, Thailand

Speaking of toes in the big blue, if ocean backdrops are your thing, Thailand is the place to go! Six Senses Yao Noi is definitely one of the most romantic resorts on earth. Situated on the hillside of the Island of Koh Yao Noi, this eco-friendly property boasts, well everything! Starting with unbeatable service. The staff is very attentive and incredibly warm. I felt right at home as a guest of this property. Another important thing to note about this property is its location. As one of the few Thai islands left that is not overrun with tourists, unspoiled beauty and local energy is in abundance everywhere you go.

Six Senses Yao No, most romantic resorts

I recommend experiencing as many of the activities they provide as possible. First, take in the blissful views from the Hilltop Reserve infinity pool. You can enjoy a truly spectacular sunrise breakfast from up there, and I don’t suggest missing it! Another experience I don’t suggest missing is a beach movie. Snuggle up with your beloved, coconut and popcorn in hand, ready to watch a movie in the outdoor (on the sand) theatre. Be sure not to skip the amazing luxury spa. Each treatment room overlooks a rainforest waterfall scene, providing extreme relaxation. I would also highly recommend a guided tour around the island to all of the best local spots. Last but certainly not least, enjoy boat trip to the scenic neighboring islands, which offer a whole new vibe. You will leave Six Senses wanting to come back for more!

– Read more about my experience here –

5. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

Step into total luxury at the Nihi Sumba Island properties, formerly known as Nihiwatu. This eco-friendly luxury resort will always have a place in the top most romantic resorts in the world! Why you ask? First of all, it has been named the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure for the second year in a row. Secondly, this property is hands down one of the most incredible places I have ever had the pleasure of staying! This private island, known for its tropical forests, waterfalls, white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, is something out of a dream. There are 28 villas ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, each built on terraces, with their own pool and veranda. Built in the style of a Sumbanese house, the villas have multiple levels and are topped with conical thatched roofs.

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While all of the dining experiences at Nihi Sumba are spectacular, I suggest to opt for in-villa dining one evening. I was blown away at the incredible attention to detail. With flowers hanging all around and lanterns glowing, this private dinner was unforgettable. Lastly, I recommend heading to the Nihi Oak Spa Safari. You can start with a 90 minute trek through rugged hills, ancient villages and scenic rice fields to the secluded Nihi Oka Valley. If you aren’t up for the hike, an open air Land Rover will take you there. After arriving, you will be invited to a delicious breakfast, and then led to your own private pavilion with magnificent views. From the privacy of your own pavilion, you can enjoy massages, reflexology, wraps and body scrubs. The spa offers yoga and meditation as well. Once you’ve had your fill of pampering, the Land Rover will return you to your villa.

– Read more about my experience here –

6. Wolwedans Dunes Lodge in Namibia

With a landscape that is one-of-a-kind, and service that checks all the boxes, Wolwedans easily earns its spot on the list of the most romantic resorts on earth! Have you ever looked out of your resort to vast open spaces and rolling red dunes? If you haven’t ever stayed in the Namib desert, my guess is no! It is a truly special experience to feel the African desert breeze on your face. Or better yet, watch the wild oryx roam freely in their natural habitat. Wolwedans Dunes Lodge is a place that will capture your heart and soul. It is not only extremely intimate, with only 9 chalets, it is also one of the most unique places I have ever been a guest at. This resort is Namibia’s most luxurious property and certainly worth every penny.

most romantic resorts Wolwedans

While the property itself is extraordinary, many spectacular moments can be had outside of the property. Some of these activities are: a nature drive with sundowners, a nature walk with a picnic, a safari drive, horse riding, village sustainability tours, scenic flights over the dunes and hot air ballooning. The local wildlife includes giraffes, zebra, cheetahs, leopards and the commonly seen African oryx. Another recommendation I have is to treat yourself to a stay at the Boulders Safari Camp as well! This separate but close by “sister” property is a luxury tented camp that will blow your socks off. Nestled at the base of a cluster of gigantic boulders, this property is comprised of only 4 chalet-tents. It offers tranquility like none other. The terrain is quite different from the lodge, yet both properties are equally spectacular. I definitely suggest splitting your time at both.

– Read more about my experience here –
That’s a wrap folks! These 6 mind blowing properties make up my list of the most romantic resorts in the world. Treat your beloved to the getaway of a lifetime. Stay at one, or stay at them all – you certainly won’t regret it!

Misha Gillingham
Misha Gillingham
Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.

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