From renaissance architectural hotels surrounded by lush greenery to rich ecological wetland away from the city, here are a list of five most phenomenal hotels for couples looking for a romantic escape.


September means wedding season nationwide. With people getting married and jetting off to one of the most stunning locations in the world for honeymoon, if they aren’t as head-over-heel for their honeymoon suite and hotel as they are with their new spouse, something is amiss. Cossetting in a grand hotel is a worthy expense. Where exotic locale may ensure that you have plenty of activities to keep you occupied, but sometimes it’s all about hiding away. In bed-breakfast, room service and sun by the terrace. Hotels today are touting as the ultimate post-wedding havens with no cheesy amenities in sight but only adventure and a peaceful getaway.

From renaissance architectural hotels surrounded by lush greenery to rich ecological wetland away from the city, here are a list of five most phenomenal hotels for couples looking for a romantic escape.

Mandarin Oriental Lago Di Como

Sparkling water, emerald mountains, and lushly landscaped gardens combine to make Lake Como a dream destination for lovestruck duos. In historic Como, couples can marvel at the Gothic-style cathedral from a cosy café on the charming Piazza Duomo, or in Lenno and Tremezzo, take a stroll hand-in-hand through the botanical displays at Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. Romance awaits at every turn in bucolic Blevio, where Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como overlooks the lake from its setting in an 18th-century villa. The hotel also boasts a 1,300 sqm spa, which is the largest on the lake and ideal for quiet time together. Alternatively, couples can take to the water with a private, full-day tour aboard a gleaming Riva boat.

The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, Malta

Malta is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe from the GCC. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands surrounded by countryside and located on the beautiful natural Golden Bay beach, is the island’s only 5-star resort to boast a location with stunning panoramic country views as well as easy access to the beach and clear blue sea. The Sands Tower Suites offer spacious living areas for ultimate comfort and privacy along with easy access to the outdoor pool deck, gym, outdoor terraces and direct access to the private beach. Guests are pampered at the resort with a variety of bars and restaurants, a private sandy beach, a spa and an additional adults-only pool for the grown-ups to enjoy. With so much to do in and around the resort including an on-site football pitch tennis court charming villages to explore nearby, booking in some time to refresh is essential. The Myoka Sands Spa is well-equipped to ensure guests achieve the ultimate relaxation.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Whether whisking that special someone away for a romantic escape or celebrating a special occasion, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, offers luxurious settings surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Situated just 25 minutes from Dubai and nestled within 247 acres (one million square metres) of rich ecological wetland, Al Zorah boasts exceptional biodiversity and is home to almost sixty species of birds and marine life. The resort’s luxury accommodation includes rooms, suites and villas with private terraces and swimming pools. Couples looking for a more intimate retreat can hire one of the resort’s spacious rooms with private garden or elegant pool-villas with direct access to the beach. Floor to ceiling glass paneled walls allow light to flood into the villas, fitted with stylish interiors and spacious outdoor settings, with privacy at the heart of the design of every property. Leisure activities also ensure every day at Al Zorah is packed full of forever memories. Nearby, the natural peninsula boasts an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course while a range of water sports are available at the hotel’s beach. From cycling around the resort to running in the nearby Al Zorah Marina or kayaking around the beautiful mangroves, home to a wealth of bird and marine life, couples can immerse themselves in the inimitable local environment while keeping active.

JW Marriott Maldives

Celebrate memorable moments as you indulge in a luxurious setting overlooking the mesmerising turquoise waters with private romantic dinners, cocktails and spa treatment at JW Marriott Maldives. The ‘Luxury Romance’ package includes accommodation for four nights on double sharing basis, daily three course dinner at Aailaa, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, a three-course private dinner at Horizon, a poolside bar, an in-villa floating breakfast experience, a three-course lunch at Kaashi Thai treetop restaurant that offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. On arrival, the couples will also be greeted by a decorated bed and bath ritual. The offer also includes a 90-minute couples Inner Connection treatment at Spa by JW. They can also dip into the adults-only pool, Pool 18, that offers a natural sanctuary to escape and wind down in the tranquility of the crescent-shaped island.

Heritance Aarah Maldives

Couples can create long-lasting memories by taking a quick getaway with your loved one to Heritance Aarah, a luxury island resort situated on the Maldivian island of Raa Atoli. The 150-villa property offers a wide range of watersport activities for the thrill-seekers, while those who prefer a more tranquil experience can enjoy couple’s treatments at the Medi Spa. Heritance Aarah Maldives is known for its premium all-inclusive packages which include a suite or a villa, a culinary journey at eleven of its restaurants and bars, island excursions and in-room premium beverages. Premium all-inclusive packages at the Ocean Villa start at USD 1070 per night for two people.