3 Romantic Getaways

 
Above: The Moon Dance Cliffs Hotel & Spa which is perched on the westernmost edge of Jamaica
Above: The Moon Dance Cliffs Hotel & Spa which is perched on the westernmost edge of Jamaica
 

Need some downtime with your honey? Whether it's an anniversary celebration or one of your birthdays, or maybe you just need some R&R, these blissful vacations will make reconnecting and getting those home fires burning a breeze. You'll regret having waited so long to go on the trip.

Negril

You've done the all-inclusives. And their buffets and resort discos are simply are not the recipe for romance. At Moon Dance Cliffs you'll be rewarded with this boutique hotel's intimate atmosphere. There's a swim-up bar, but it's low key--think a spot to chat and enjoy drinking from a fresh coconut (we highly recommend adding some rum to it) rather than it being party central. The cliffs offer a quiet spot to catch some sun together, and if you really only have eyes for each other, chill out in your suite and the private outdoor hot tub (your personal butler will ensure your food, beverage and other needs -- such as spa appointments -- are taken care of).

Vancouver

The west coast's fresh air and breathtaking scenery will be just what you and your partner need to let go of the stresses of real life at home. Book a suite at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and with the luxe tub and phenomenal view of the Vancouver Harbour, you may never want to leave your room. But it'd be a shame to not indulge in the fantastic food scene, such as the authentic Thai cuisine at Maenam. Order the tasting menu (you'll want to try several dishes after all) and a couple of glasses of sake, but be prepared to find yourself craving the superb sweet, sour, salty and bitter flavours of the food forever more. As for activities, challenge each other with a little competition to rev up the romance and sweat up a storm as a couple as you hike up the challenging Grouse Grind.

Florence

Florence's Renaissance architecture and incredible cuisine (and wine!) are all elements that should make for a romantic vacation--if only it weren't for the droves of tour groups crowding the city--they're enough to drive even the most patient traveler mad. For some quiet time, book Riva Lofts through Mr. and Mrs. Smith. This modern boutique hotel, complete with a serene outdoor pool, is outside of the city's walls and will be just the retreat you need after a day or two of exploring the Uffizi and the Accademia and shopping the leather market. After a lazy morning by the pool, grab some paninis, cheese and charcuterie along with a blanket and trek to the Boboli Gardens for a quiet picnic in this very green and luscious oasis.

by Karen Kwan July 2, 2013
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