Looking to spice up your next escape? Look no further than these romantic hotspots! And while our top 5 destinations for couples have a lot in common (great restaurants, beautiful beaches) there’s just as much that makes each one unique. Get inspired for your next adventure with our most-booked destinations for couples.
5. Riviera Maya
Stretching from Cancun south past Tulum, the Riviera Maya offers over 80 miles of Caribbean coastline, natural beauty, and unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Swim or snorkel in one of the region’s crystal clear cenotes – these freshwater sinkholes were once considered sacred wells. Feeling adventurous? Head to Coba where you can climb an ancient Mayan pyramid and get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding forest. After a day’s exploring, unwind with a couples massage at your villa, then head out for dinner on the town – Playa Del Carmen has one of Mexico’s hottest restaurant scenes.
Where to Stay: Casa Nalum or Casa Yakunah
Known as the Platinum Coast for its luxurious villas and resorts, Barbados’ western shore is a favorite for both weddings and honeymoons. And with one of the highest repeat visitor rates among our guests, chances are today’s Barbados newlyweds will return to the island for many anniversaries to come! Spend your days lazily sunbathing on one of the island’s spectacular beaches, rum punch in hand, or head out for a day of sailing and snorkeling with sea turtles. At night, soak up the scene at a local fish fry or treat yourself to a meal at one of Barbados’ many fine dining options.
Where to Stay: Leamington Cottage or The Palms at Schooner Bay
3. St Martin
Offering the perfect mix of secluded, hillside hideaways and island excitement, St Martin is a favorite with fun-loving couples. Snorkel, dive, or beach hop to your heart’s content – the more daring can try the latest St Martin craze, flyboarding! Gourmet travelers are well served here – with over 350 restaurants the island is known as the Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean. After dinner, dance the night away in the island’s Miami-inspired nightclubs, or head back to your romantic villa built for two.
Where to Stay: Les Palmiers or Nid’Amour
2. St Barts
With a chic French vibe and tranquil Caribbean setting, St Barts is the place for a sophisticated and indulgent romantic getaway. Soak up the sun and sip chilled rosé on your choice of St Barts beaches, whether that’s a see-and-be-seen beach club like Nikki Beach, or a quiet, clothing-optional, stretch of sand. Gustavia, the island’s capital, is home to exclusive boutiques – stock up on duty-free designer sunglasses, fragrances and resort wear and dine at some of the Caribbean’s best French restaurants. St Barthélemy also boasts a reputation for exceptional spas – you’ll find extensive treatment menus at spas run by top beauty brands like Clarins and Molton Brown.
Where to Stay: Fay Beach House
What is it about Maui that makes it so popular with couples? The island’s sensational sunsets are a great place to start. Add some palm trees, waterfalls and near perfect weather to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect romantic getaway! In the mood for a relaxing beach holiday? Spend your days exploring Maui’s white, golden, black, or even red sand beaches. Adventure-loving couples can take their pick of outdoor activities and attractions – from hiking trails to surfing and scuba diving, Maui has it all.
Where to Stay: Seashells Beach House or Turtle Beach Villa