There’s nothing more romantic than a perfectly curated getaway. It’s the chance to feel like the only two people in the world some place stunning. So, with the future health of your relationship in mind, we pulled together the seven most amazing couples vacations around the globe—from New York’s Upper East Side to the Philippines’ private island of Pamalican.
Twin Farms, Vermont Set among 300 acres of meadows and woodlands in a secluded valley in Barnard, Vermont, Twin Farms is an intimate, all-inclusive country hideaway. After a day of hiking, biking, tennis, pond swimming, fly fishing, or canoeing, couples can cozy up next to a wood-burning fireplace in one of the farm’s uniquely designed lodgings—including a tree house inspired cottage tucked away in the property's secluded woodlands. Then, celebrate by popping open one, or two, of the wine cellar’s 26,000 bottles.
Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali With terraced rice-fields and the Ayung flowing below, Ubud Hanging Gardens is a romantic escape in the heart of Bali. Couples can cuddle up at the resort's Ayung Spa with the indulgent Romantic Hideaway Package—a 120-minute service including a signature massage in one of the spa's three river-front pavilions, a rejuvenating facial treatment, and a soak in a renewing aromatherapy flower bath. Then again, there’s always a dip in the two-tiered infinity pool perched in the rain forest to make you feel like the only two people in the world.
The Surrey, New York For a romantic couples vacation that puts you at the center of it all, The Surrey features a spa, Café Boulud, Bar Pleiades, a private roof garden, immediate access to New York’s Upper East Side, and a history of hospitality to the likes of JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert. Arrange a private tour of a gallery or let the concierge land you the hardest reservation in the city. And while New York may boast some of the best cocktails in the world, couples can enjoy the in-room mixology program from the comfort of your crisp Sferra sheets.
Chinzombo, Zambia Designed by husband-wife design team Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Chinzombo has the chemistry of this power couple built into its foundation. Blending modern design with the ultimate in camping, couples can stay in one of six stunning villas, complete with their own private pool, cooled sleeping areas, and massive bathroom. Set within 60 acres of private land on the Luangwa River, guests enjoy views teeming with wildlife, plus the private, direct access into one of the most game-rich areas of the National Park.
Amanpulo, Philippines On Pamalican, the private, five-kilometer island that houses Amanpulo, there’s no need to sneak around for your romantic moments. Fringed by seven square kilometers of pristine coral reef and lapped by the tranquil Sulu Sea, Amanpulo is a serene retreat with white sands, turquoise seas, and endless blue skies. Head out into clear waters for sailing, windsurfing, fishing, and scuba diving, and finish the day with a private yoga lesson while the sun sets. It’s a unique couples vacation you won’t have to share with anyone else.
Hotel Hassler Roma, Italy Whether or not the Italians invented romance, they sure know how to keep it going, and this five-star hotel is no different. Highlights include the Michelin-starred restaurant Imàgo with panoramic views of the city, the Salone Eva and Palm Court restaurant and the Hassler Bar, as well as the neighboring, Hassler-owned Il Palazzetto: a hotel, wine bar and special event space.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam As first five-star resort in Vietnam’s archipelago islands, couples need not leave their beds to enjoy intimate views of the untouched beach. With unparalleled access to the islands’ underwater wildlife as well as the local culture, Six Senses has the adventurer’s interests in mind for their couples vacations.