50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways Part 4


Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa: Lahaina, Hawaii

It doesn’t get much more romantic than Hawaii, and for those on the West Coast, the islands can make for a long weekend escape. Located on Kaanapali Beach, the 40-acre Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has rooms with lanais overlooking the beach, mountains or grounds; six pools; private poolside and beach cabanas; and a beachfront spa. Attend the resort’s Drums of the Pacific luau for a memorable outing, and be sure to take advantage of the nighttime stargazing program.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla: West End, Anguilla

If you and your significant other crave luxury and seclusion, book a beachfront villa at Anguilla’s Four Seasons Resort. Each offers three to five bedrooms, as well as a personal lifestyle assistant and a private deck with a plunge pool and ocean vistas. After a restful night, spend time taking a cooking class, doing yoga or snorkeling.

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa: Manchester Village, Vermont

The Green Mountains of Vermont make for a relaxing, outdoors-oriented respite from cities like New York and Boston. At The Equinox, which has welcomed guests since 1769, you can spend the day teeing off at the on-site golf club or trying activities like fly-fishing, off-roading and falconry. Splurge on an intimate dinner at the resort’s Chop House steakhouse, which features a 19th-century stone hearth and a selection of steaks and seafood.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort: Santa Barbara, California

Situated across the street from East Beach, the 24-acre Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort offers a convenient location for both beachgoers and sightseers. Less than 2 miles southeast of downtown Santa Barbara and picturesque State Street, the resort offers many outdoor activities to enjoy year-round in the city’s mild climate. Spend the weekend exploring on the hotel’s loaner bicycles (fees apply), playing tennis and swimming in the property’s outdoor pool. When hunger strikes, head to The Set to make s’mores and snuggle up at an outdoor fire pit.

Ka’ana Resort: San Ignacio, Belize

A stay at Ka’ana Resort will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to when the Maya lived in the heart of the Belize jungle. Take a helicopter tour above the Maya Mountains, go cave tubing or enjoy a Mayan cooking class before retreating to a private pool villa with butler service and an outdoor shower.

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge: Judd Lake, Alaska

It’s hard to get more remote than an Alaskan mountain lodge that requires arriving by float plane. Only a 45-minute flight from Anchorage, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge draws adventurous travelers. During winter you can try heli-skiing, while summer is a prime time for heli-hiking, heli-fishing and heli-biking. Book a private cabin for even more seclusion.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes: Orlando, Florida

Relax in luxury at the Italian-inspired Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The resort features farm-to-table dining, a 40,000-square-foot spa and an 18-hole golf course, among other amenities. If you’d rather spend the day off-site at a local theme park, use the complimentary shuttle to visit Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando or Universal Orlando Resort.

Gervasi Vineyard: Canton, Ohio

In northeast Ohio lies an unexpected vineyard with lush grounds, a lake and several types of accommodations, including a multibedroom farmhouse and villas with Tuscan-style suites. Standard amenities include fireplaces, heated tile floors and daily continental breakfast for two. Guests also have access to wine tastings, an Italian bistro and cooking classes.

The Jefferson, Washington, DC: Washington, D.C.

Named for former President Thomas Jefferson, this beaux-arts hotel makes a great spot for romance in Washington, D.C. Stay in the Presidential Suite, which comes with a study, a private kitchen, downtown views and even a private butler for a one-of-a-kind experience. Then, dine at The Greenhouse restaurant beneath The Jefferson’s historic skylight.

Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Rates at Jewel Grande Montego Bay – an all-inclusive, oceanfront resort in Montego Bay – cover all alcoholic beverages, food and nonmotorized water sports, so you’re bound to have a worry-free weekend. Upgrade your stay by reserving a villa (complete with plunge pool and butler service) and a private beachfront cabana. Or, splurge on extras like spa services, yoga classes and swimming with dolphins adventures.

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