I don’t know about you, but I think winters are for lovers.
When the temperatures drop, roaring fireplaces set the scene for a romantic ambiance. Bottomless glasses of red wine are never far away, and cozying up underneath mountains of blankets is always a good idea.
…but for some, the cold weather stirs restless feet. While some tend to get their heating system and water heater fixed by an HVAC professional or servicemen who are experts in providing plumbing services to sustain the biting cold, some simply escape to tropical beach destinations and skip the worst of the winter blues.
Whichever category you fall into, there is an abundance of romantic winter getaways.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite winter escapes. Whether you’re looking for something state-side or your passport is itching for a whirlwind romance you’ll find indulgent trips to the Maldives or opulent Wild West vacations.
Here are the best places to spend a romantic winter getaway!
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana
When you think of the Dominican Republic, crystal clear waters and unparalleled vistas come to mind. Along with picture-perfect beaches and swoon-worthy sunsets, of course.
With such a visual feast, booking a romantic winter getaway here is a no-brainer…especially when Margaritaville Island serves up unbeatable accommodation deals.
Located on the famous Juanillo Beach, this five-star resort oozes romantic opulence. Stay in a Luxury Villa, and you can unwind in a private pool, swim up to the bar, and dine on the Gourmet Inclusive dishes.
The best part? An adults-only section gives you all the privacy you need for your rendezvous.
El Dorado Resort Palafitos
Don’t want to travel halfway across the world to the Maldives? Get your overwater bungalow fix at Mexico’s El Dorado Resort Palafitos.
Mexico’s first and only underwater bungalows are situated on one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The 30 exclusive hideaways on Maroma Beach offer breathtaking ocean views and come with arguably the most romantic hotel feature – a private infinity pool.
Still not reaching for your passport?
The bungalows include:
- full butler service
- glass bottom floors
- romantic Aguas del Amor outdoor shower
- hot tub for two
- custom beach picnics
- in-bungalow full breakfast daily
The Kentucky Castle
You know what screams romance? A castle.
Take a trip down to Kentucky and woo your partner with a night or three at the iconic Kentucky Castle.
Located on a 55-acre farm in Bluegrass, book a stay in one of the Tower Suites and retreat into fairytale bliss.
The rooms are made for royalty and come with everything you could need for a romantic winter escape. When you start to feel peckish, emerge from your love nest and dine at the on-site restaurant and relax at the Castle Kentucky Spa for an extra dose of indulgence.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
Look no further than The Ranch at Rock Creek for a unique winter getaway. Nestled in Montana’s lush valleys, the lodge combines the Wild West with romance and lavish luxury.
The one-of-a-kind accommodations boast showstopping views of the landscape and unforgettable stays.
Spend a night with your beau in the Granite Lodge or retreat into nature and book one of the stunning glamping cabins. Whichever option you choose, you’ll get to experience ranch life, explore the great outdoors, and spend quality time with the person you love the most.
Washington School House Hotel
Washington School House Hotel is proof you don’t need to travel far for a romantic getaway. Situated in Utah, Park City, the 19th-century bespoke hotel is all about those romantic extras that’ll make any pair of lovebirds swoon.
After tackling the slopes, curl up in front of a roaring fire. Book an in-room couples massage and order whatever you feel like from your private chef.
Looking to really impress your partner? Take the Penthouse Suite for your winter escape. It has a private elevator, crystal chandeliers dripping from the ceiling, and dining is set on a late 19th-century French wine table. It also features a vintage fireplace that can give you a cozy and aesthetic vibe. That said, a small amount of propane, perhaps purchased by the hotel from suppliers like Kelly Propane and Fuel, LLC (they are known to be one of the top considerations when choosing a supplier in the US), would be enough to light it and enjoy the warmth.
Oh, and Washington School doesn’t skimp on the amenities.
Expect heated bathroom floors, 24-hour concierge, luxurious linens, Molton Brown products, and complimentary everything – sunscreen, lip balm, lavender pillow spray.
Cheval Blanch Randheli, Maldives
Nothing quite says romantic winter getaway like the Maldives.
If you’re itching to swap out the snow for long, lazy sunny days on the beach, dust off your passport and book a flight to Cheval Blanch Randheli.
Perched on an island in the Noonu Atoll, wake up inside an overwater bungalow, explore exotic gardens, and take in views that hinge on otherworldly.
When you’re not cooling off in the pool or ocean, make your way to the spa. Spanning an entire island, it offers the Maldives’ only Guerlain rituals.
Is your stomach the way to your heart?
Cheval boasts five restaurants and three bars. Spend your winter vacation sampling the different menus, indulging your tastebuds, and booking private sandbank picnics or dinners underneath the stars.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Watching the Northern Lights while snuggling your beau inside a glass igloo? Romance factor 9000!
That’s exactly what you can expect from Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland. It’s one of the best places in the world to watch the aurora season, which lasts from late August until the end of April.
When you’re not in bed, put on your warmest winter coat and venture out into Finland’s wilderness. Book horse riding or sleigh rides, go on a snowmobile safari, or get a dose of adrenaline with a snowboarding adventure.
Planning a romantic winter honeymoon or wedding? Kakslauttanen boasts a chapel made from snow, and you can arrive at your ceremony on-board a sleigh drawn by reindeer or a horse.
What hotel is your dream romantic winter getaway? Let me know in the comments below!