There’s nothing like a 2 nights stay with your partner in an amorous location to ignite that passion and romance. Nothing in the world weaves as sensuous a magic on lovebirds as fresh linen sheets, hot tubs for a champagne-infused bath, dreamy balconies overlooking views that bewitch, and a minibar to put you in the mood. Add to it some unwavering privacy and you’re in for the most unforgettable (read ‘naughtiest’) time of your lives. And that is exactly what we aim to bring you this Valentine’s Day.
Set in the most beautiful locations, these seductive places to stay across the world have been carved out by the goddess of Venus herself. From kinky villas to idyllic suites, these places have been built to set your senses ablaze with desire and give you that much needed time in your better half’s company. And if you think their white-collar services and love-loaded interiors are going to be pricey, you’re in for a pleasant surprise!
1. Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
Among the most discreet hotels in the world, Royal Mansour is known for their ‘invisible’ staff that attends to each of their guest’s whims without being heard or seen. Guests hardly ever leave their rooms, but then why would they when their rooms are an attraction in themselves – inner courtyards, plunge pools, a fireplace, and a handsome Bedouin tent. If one still feels like going out, they can reserve the hotel’s Bentleys – a custom-built in champagne gold. Get ready to take a dip in utter luxury with your maiden by your side.
2. Erosantorini, Santorini, Greece
Lovers this V-Day can also check out the blazing white suites, ‘floating’ fireplaces, and the angular retro lamps of the rooms of Erosantorini. The rooms are prepped with oxidized steel furniture, teasingly decorated beds, outdoor hot tubs to make your Valentine’s Day the most memorable affair of your lives! Couples can also take a dip in the V-shaped infinity pool with underwater music or enjoy a movie at the intimate outdoor cinema lit by a bonfire.
3. Morgan’s Rock, Nicaragua
These hammock-style bungalow daybeds and waterfall plunge pools over isolated treetop villas won’t disappoint you either this Valentine’s Day. Pamper your lover with the best in luxury and the company of nothing but the sound of waves and cawking parrots. Sit out for the most romantic sunset of your lives, go on a horse ride on the golden beaches, or indulge in a candlelit aromatherapy massage for couples to add to the amorous tone.
4. Nihi Sumba Island, Bali
It’s relatively new, but already rocking the category of romantic hotels in the world. The lantern-flecked infinity pools, linen-draped four-poster beds, tastefully designed villas, and gorgeous views of the mountain slopes will make your lady fall in love with this place…and with you! Take a sensuous dip in the outdoor hot tub and clink champagne glasses while snuggling in each other’s arms. Among other romantic experiences here are the unrivalled spa safaris that feature sunrise treks across rice fields, fresh breakfast on cantilevered terraces, and a massage for two on the edge of a cliff.
5. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
This multi-million refurbishment aimed at a younger market will make you go gaga over its pan-Asian tapas bar and DJs spinning tropical-infused beats. Guests can enjoy a private spa treatment aboard the luxury-loaded Lady Lisbeth yacht and cuddle up inside suites bathed in textured wall panels, upholstered sofas, and smooth stone furnishings with no outside disturbance. Couples seeking ultimate privacy this Valentine’s Day must head to Mauritius and book Villa One of One&Only Le Saint Géran which comes with a private chef as well as an ocean-facing infinity pool.
6. Il Sereno, Lake Como, Italy
Though Il Sereno looks more like an enormous glass block jutting out of the water, it’s a masterpiece made of marble sculptures and faux stucco standing on the Lake Como. And the best part – the interiors are just as beautiful, promising, and of course, kinky, as the exteriors. A grand staircase of ‘floating’ walnut steps, an infinity pool seemingly merging into the lake, glass-walled suites, beds swaddled in the finest French linen, hot tubs carved out of nut brown Travertine, and unending views of the mirror-blue lake. Need we say more?
7. Longitude 131°, Australia
This year’s Valentine’s Day is all set to get hotter at the world’s most exclusive glamping retreat of Longitude 131°. The canvas pavilions standing on the smooth sand dunes have the most comfortable and romantic interiors complete with bathtubs made from beaten metal and aboriginal artwork. Couples can take cooling dips in the plunge pool and luxuriate on an alfresco bed with a cocktail and bonfire before retiring for the night in their lavish tents. And don’t worry about privacy. The artfully erected terrace walls won’t let the neighbours know what you lovebirds are up to! *wink*
8. Aman Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
The walls don silk damasks by Rubelli and the ceilings are inlaid with gold and bulbous Murano chandeliers. But that isn’t why George and Amal Clooney chose this ‘seven-star’ Renaissance palazzo for their wedding reception, no sir! The Alcova Tiepolo Suite is perhaps the sexiest room in the hotel showing off its canalside gardens, Tiepolo frescoes, king-size bed, personal bar, and splendid Grand Canal views that offer breathtaking views of the sunset. No wonder visitors don’t bother to get out for petty things like sightseeing!
9. White Pearl Resort, Mozambique
From having breakfast in tents overlooking the Indian Ocean, luxuriating on outdoor four-poster beds, to tasting some of the finest wine in their wine cellar, the White Pearl Resort will provide the perfect blend of sensuality and luxury unlike anywhere else. The minimalist interiors will have your imagination run wild – stilted timber beachside lofts, white leather, shark-teeth lighting, and glass tables with va-va-voom curves will. The no disturbance factor, the private plunge pools, and the seductive outdoor showers are sure to bring out your naughty side!
10. La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa
Smoky mountains, lush vineyards, plum orchards, and utter seclusion are what define La Residence lying deep in the belly of the Franschhoek Valley. Be sure to book the Frangipani Suite for your V-Day celebrations. Not only will it win your maiden’s heart in an instant, but the inviting interiors will also make you never want to leave. The stylish four-poster bed, the mirrored Versailles bathroom, the billowing silks, and the unending wine-soused affairs before cackling bonfires are the best recipe for romance this Valentine’s Day.
So, which of these extravagant boutiques will you and your amour be heading to this Valentine’s Day? And if you know of any more sensuous places to stay across the world, pop it in the comments below and let all lovebirds pouring in on this listicle know!