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So you’re planning a romantic getaway for you and your significant other and you know two things going into it: You don’t want to see kids splashing around while you’re enjoying a moment of bliss in the pool nor do you want to saunter into the hotel’s bar only to discover it’s a meat market for Millennials. Fear not, there are resorts that are not only just for adults, but are specifically aimed at you and your sweetie. Here are 5 great resorts for couples:

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Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados: Barbados This long-standing purveyor of intimate escapes for couples has resorts littered all over the Caribbean. This newer entry into the Sandals family boasts all of its familiar amenities such as love nest suites, private butler service, candlelight dining, private pools and cabanas, couples massages, romantic nooks and crannies scattered throughout and of course is perfect for weddings, anniversaries and honeymoons. But what we love about this lodge in particular is its Barbados location, not only near the strollable St. Lawrence Gap area, but in Barbados itself, a tiny island nation blessed with white sand beaches, British traditions and seemingly in the middle of nowhere.


Photo: The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses and Wildlife Sanctuary

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouse and Wildlife Sanctuary: Australia Live like the Swiss Family Robinson, minus the children, at this collection of Aussie lodgings nestled high in the trees and surrounded by the Cairns Highlands. Each tree house is outfitted with its very own king bed, double spa, wood fireplace, balcony and hammock. Although each lodging offers total seclusion be forewarned that you will be rubbing elbows with unusual wildlife including cassowaries (large, rather bitchy birds if you ask us), tree kangaroos, green possums and the occasional platypus. If you find the energy to ply yourself away from this demi-paradise, you can treat yourself to lush waterfalls, energetic hikes, crystal clear lakes and much more.

Couples Negril

Couples Negril

Couples Negril: Jamaica You can’t swing a dead cat in breezy west Jamaica without hitting an all-inclusive and that includes this couples only resort that vaunts the kind of unique amenities that scream amore. All 234 rooms and suites include private balconies and patios but the real magic happens in places like the tree house spa where mani/pedis, body scrubs, massages and seaweed body wraps are offered for made for two. Among the 18 acres of land, there’s a private white sand beach where couples can toss their swimsuits right intothe sea (no cameras allowed) and a plethora of Cupid-approved activities (off resort) such as horseback ride and swims, rum tastings, mineral spring soaks and bamboo rafting. Don’t forget about chocolate sunsets every Thursday and nightly beach bonfires.


Royal Suites

Royal Suites Turquesa Resort: Dominican Republic Palm tree-studded Punta Cana continues to be a Caribbean hot spot and a place where the hustle and hassles of 9 to 5 living are cast aside and beachfront Royal Suites offers unlimited opportunities for unwinding. 372 rooms might seem a bit too many for a romantic getaway but this sprawling complex has elbow room for all and lots of in-room amenities such as a pillow menu, body oil menu (wink, wink), pass through windows for discreet access of service and terraces or balconies. There should also be plenty of room to stretch out at either the private beach or at one of seven pools, eight restaurants (including two for the exclusive use of hotel guests) and reservations required sauna and steam bath.


Secrets Huatulco

Secrets Huatulco: Mexico If you took a helicopter ride over this luxury resort and spa, you’d see a resort surrounded by lush green forests and azure blue waters for as far as the eye can see. That’s because this luxury lifestyle hotel aimed at adults and with an emphasis on romance is tucked away on the Conejos Bay coastline in Oaxaca, Mexico. We love that each room in this suites-only resort includes an oceanfront view and a terrace or balcony upon which to watch the sun rise or set and some rooms even feature direct swim-out access to a private pool. If you get bored of canoodling one another consider nightly live entertainment, yoga, windsurfing, championship-caliber golf, tennis, snorkeling and much more.

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Jason Heidemann

Jason Heidemann

Jason is a Lead Content Specialist for Expedia Group, and manages content initiatives across numerous Expedia-owned brands. His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Time Out, the Huffington Post, Chicago Magazine, Passport and many others.

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