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Top 10 Resorts for Romance

With the finale of The Bachelorette Canada airing this week we can’t wait to see who Jasmine’s final pick is. While she was getting swept away in the romance at Royalton Hicacos and exploring Cuba on two very different (yet equally spectacular!) fantasy dates, we couldn’t help but get a bit of romance-travel-envy ourselves. If you’re looking to create a vacation filled with golden sunsets, beach dinners, and perfect rooms for an evening in, check out our top ten picks for romantic resorts.

1. Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa

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Where better to start than the Royalton resort that enchanted us all on The Bachelorette Canada? Located along the beautiful, white-sand beaches of Varadero, this adults only resort has a tranquil atmosphere perfect for couples. Spend some time with your honey at the on-site spa relaxing with a couples Swedish massage, or enjoy unlimited à la carte dining so every meal feels like a special occasion. Recreate a Fantasy Date with a catamaran ride or try paddle boarding. Tempted by a sunset dinner like the one Jasmine and Mikhel had on Cayo Blanco? The resort can make it happen right here on the beach.

2. Chic Punta Cana

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Perfect for couples looking for a glamorous vacation with plenty of exciting activities, this adults only Dominican Republic resort features heavenly indulgences, a “Just Us” couples package for romantic extras, and luxurious accommodations. Relax in elegant poolside cabanas and take some silly photos in the mermaid pool. With special events throughout the week including live bands, dance parties, retro nights and beach parties, couples will stay entertained around the clock.

3. Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia

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Opening this January, this all-new resort in stunning St Lucia promises to offer couples an adults only paradise that is perfect for couples who want to relax or explore this fascinating island. Situated along a lush coastline this resort will let you experience the best of the landscape with yoga classes on the beach, or snorkelling. With Royalton luxuries such as unlimited à la carte dining plus a ‘Romance Package’ for dinners on the beach, this resort will delight couples looking for romance and a chance to see the famous Pitons.

4. Riu Reggae

Part of the Signature Collection available through Sunwing Vacations

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Newly opened, Riu Reggae is the second adults only resort to be situated in the ‘Land of All Right’. Part of the Signature Collection the new adults only Riu Reggae in Montego Bay offers an idyllic location to unwind together. Swim away the hours in the infinity pools, enjoy the beachfront location, and dine in gourmet restaurants. With access to the neighbouring Riu Montego Bay resort, couples can also dance the night away at the nightclub.

5. Riu Palace St. Martin

Part of the Signature Collection available through Sunwing Vacations

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Nestled in a hidden bay on the French side of St Maarten, Riu Palace St Martin is an oasis that lends itself to romantic vacations. This boutique style property is situated on a secluded golden-sand beach while the on-site spa offers relaxing treatments perfect for two. Watch the waves roll in from the infinity pool overlooking the beach and enjoy varied gourmet dining options. A favourite is La Mer, a French restaurant with a lovely terrace right on the beach

6. Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa

Part of Sunwing’s Relax Resorts™

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Offering couples an excellent beach and location near all the attractions of Ocho Rios, this Jamaica resort is perfect for couples who want to explore. With opportunities to dine under the stars or watch movies from the pool with ‘Dive-In Movies’, it’ll be hard to top date nights like these when you’re home again. An ideal location for active couples, there’s a host of land and water sports on offer, plus unlimited green fees at the nearby Championship golf course.

7. Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites Resort and Spa

Part of Sunwing’s Relax Resorts™

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Located in the Riviera Maya, this resort features a beautiful beachfront location with crystalline pools, a serene spa, and a range of elegant à la carte restaurants. Couples can have a soothing steam in the sauna, visit the driving range, or dance the night away at La Salsa nightclub. Relax on Bali beds or cabanas on the beach, and at the end of the night cozy up in your suite with comfortable features and modern décor.

8. The Lodge Pico Bonito

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For couples wanting an “off the beaten path” feel to a romantic getaway this jungle lodge has won itself a spot on National Geographic Traveler’s Top 50 Eco-lodges of the World. Featuring intimate, cabin-style accommodations with private patios, the lodge is great for wilderness loving couples as it is surrounded by rainforest views, waterfalls, and beautiful tropical birds. Embark on guided tours, visit a butterfly nursery, or try river rafting nearby.

9. Royalton Cayo Santa Maria

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Situated on the impeccable beaches of Cuba’s Cayo Santa Maria, this resort has been rated the #1 All Inclusive Resort in the area by TripAdvisor®. Couples will love the adults only atmosphere and serene environment with unlimited à la carte dining, dedicated butler service, and relaxing rain showers.  Activities such as catamaran rides or Hobie cat sailing make this resort is perfect for couples looking to make the most of the beach together.

10. Dreams Las Mareas

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Combining luxury with the lush scenery of Costa Rica, Dreams Las Mareas is perfect for couples who want to spend an evening relaxing in their patio Jacuzzi while tropical birds and butterflies dance in the trees. The resort has a spacious adults only pool section while the beach offers activities like kayaking and boogie boarding. With options for romantic meals on the beach, an on-site spa, and excursions like ziplining and hot springs nearby, this resort is perfect for couples who want to experience a little eco-adventure.

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