The winter is one of the most popular times for a romantic getaway. This could be as a shared holiday present, for Valentine’s Day or merely to spend some quality time together away from your hectic daily lives. From private tropical oases to cozy mountain retreats and from chic urban apartments to sexy beach getaways, here are our favorite ideas for a couples vacation this winter.
Vatuvara Private Islands, Fiji
Savor the incredibly romantic ambiance of your own private island in the South Pacific at Vatuvara Private Islands. Lost in the Northern Lau Group of Fiji as described by Forbes as “one of the world’s most beautiful places”, the gorgeous vacation paradise is found on the island of Kaibu.
The resort’s three expansive Villas sit on volcanic limestone cliffs above turquoise waters and white powdery beaches, offering incredible views of the fringing coral reef and the dramatic neighbouring islands.
The exquisite all-inclusive resort will be adding a fourth Villa to their private collection for 2018. The upcoming Nuku Villa, will be an intimate and secluded choice. It will feature an open plan layout, its own infinity pool and private beach, making it the perfect couple’s escape or honeymoon destination. Like the other sublime villas of the resort, Nuku will feature Pacific materials complimented by natural textures and is surrounded by colorful aromatic flowers within lush tropical landscaping.
In this supremely private and stunning setting, you can fully switch off from the world and focus on quality time with your loved one. Relax by your private pool, take in some divine spa treatments using Fiji’s fabulous pure coconut oil and fragrant flower extracts or arrange a private champagne picnic on a deserted palm-shaded neighboring island beach.
Guests can explore the island strolling through the verdant landscaping, playing golf, hiking to an ancient Fijian village, kayaking or paddle boarding through pristine lagoons, snorkeling or diving among coral and marine life, fishing, surfing or boating to neighboring islands.
Create memories to last a lifetime with your partner at Vatuvara Private Islands here.
Domaine de Charme – St-Tropez, France
Surrounded by a beautiful private park close to sunny St-Tropez is this perfectly private lovers’ nook. In the refined collection of Villas Prestige & Services, the five-bedroom villa exudes warm, peacefulness and with its cozy ambiance, fireplace and heated pool, it’s especially adapted to a winter couple’s vacation.
The 200m2 villa is set within a vast 5 000m2 garden filled with Southern France vegetation and iconic umbrella pines. The comfortable lounge, decorated in charming maritime decor, includes large sofas and armchairs, a TV with international channels and a toasty fireplace. The romantic master bedroom opens onto the terrace and garden and has its own fireplace and en-suite bathroom. The villa also has a gorgeous claw-foot bathtub for a heavenly soak at the end of the day.
Its lovely terrace has a dining area with seating for 10 under a vine laden canopy with a barbecue area. Just beyond is the heated 12x5m pool, bordered by sun loungers and vegetation.
The villa is a short drive from pretty and posh St-Tropez as well as the picturesque port of Ramatuelle, the Pampelonne Beaches and the Villa Marie hotel.
Bask in the gentle winter sun of the South of France this winter with Villas Prestige & Services at this link.
Leamington Cottage – Barbados
This enchanting one-bedroom villa is a self contained cottage nestled among the lush tropical gardens of the Leamington Estate, though since it has its own private entrance and separate driveway, guests have complete privacy. Available through Blue Sky Luxury, this charming beachfront cottage is ideal for lovebirds seeking some sun this winter in a relaxing and beautiful setting.
Situated just outside Speightstown on the Platinum coast of Barbados, it’s a great option for exploring this gorgeous region or closing yourself up in your own island hideaway! It features a large sitting and dining area that opens on two sides onto a spacious uncovered terrace. Here you’ll find a romantic plunge pool, lounge chairs, a casual dining area and gate to access the fine sandy beach.
There is a reef right in front of Leamington Cottage which facilitate swimming and snorkeling. From the cottage, you can also walk five minutes along the beach to reach Cobblers Cove Beach and Hotel. The cottage comes fully equipped and staffed with daily housekeeping. Other services, like a private chef, can also be arranged.
Contact Blue Sky Luxury here to start designing a luxurious couple’s winter getaway to Barbados.
Hotel de Ville Apartment – Paris, France
Paris is the City of Love all year round, that said, if you come in winter, when there are fewer other tourists, you can have more of the city all to yourself. The weeks leading up to Christmas, with the city decked out in lights and decorations, or around Valentine’s Day, are both excellent times to plan a couple’s vacation to Paris. You can base yourself right in the heart of the city at this lovely one-bedroom apartment by Haven in.
The contemporary, atelier-style apartment was renovated in 2016 and was designed with convenience, comfort and design in mind. The bright, living area is homey, chic and even has a natural feel with animal prints, designer furniture, and accents of natural wood. The compact, efficient kitchen opens onto the living room and has seating for six.
The bedroom is set off the other side of the living room and is decorated in earth tones and trendy wallpaper. The aqua-green colored bathroom has a heated towel rack, a sink, a heavenly rain shower and built-in cabinetry. There is a upstairs loft area, which serves as a comfortable TV room or a second bedroom with a large sofa/trundle bed that can convert into a queen bed or two single beds, in case some friends stop in for a few days.
The apartment is on a lively pedestrian street just steps from the Pompidou Center, the Hôtel de Ville and the hip Marais district. The area is abundant in shops and restaurants, charming streets and cultural sites. Plus, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Ile St Louis and the Louvre are all within a five to ten minute walk. You can easily reach other places of interest on the métro, with a station located just a block from the doorstep.
Savor some quality time with your sweetheart in the center of Paris with Haven in here.
Villa Boudoir – Saint Barthélemy
Indulge on an uber glamorous getaway in the Caribbean this winter at this sleek and sexy villa by St Barth Properties. Designed with chic couples in mind, this lovers’ nest perched above Gouverneur Beach features a plush bedroom, a gold claw-foot tub and sensational views of the coastline and sea.
The sensual studio has a bold black, white and gold décor and stylish chandelier creating a mid 20th-century Hollywood glam atmosphere. The focal point of the bedroom is an opulent 4-poster king size bed from which you can take in the views or watch romantic movies on the state-of the-art pop-up TV.
The en-suite bath is simply divine and includes a sumptuous gold claw-foot soaking tub, two onyx-black sinks and a rain shower. You can also relax in the steam room or with your partner in the gold-tiled circular pool.
The deck has beautiful vistas of the sea and swaying palms as well as a covered dining area adjacent to which is a compact, open-air kitchenette with a bar – perfect for preparing canapés to go with a glass of champagne at sunset.
Take the first step towards a perfectly romantic Caribbean getaway by reaching out to St Barth Properties here.
La Petite Ferme, Morzine, France
Enjoy a romantic ski trip to the Alps while staying at the charming three-bedroom La Petite Ferme chalet, located in a picturesque hamlet of Montriond on the outskirts of Morzine. It’s only a five minute drive from the bubble at Ardent, so you can easily access the slopes and then retreat to your couple’s chalet at the end of the day for a cozy evening just for two.
Available through Ultimate Luxury Chalets, La Petite Ferme has been beautifully restored by its owners and is tastefully decorated in furs, cowhides, dark wood and other mountain elements. The double height ceiling of the lounge area give a fantastic spaciousness to the chalet, which is amplified by the the floor to ceiling windows with views onto the distant ski lifts and local church steeple. Adjacent is an open plan kitchen with a traditional wood burner.
Two of the chalet’s bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms whereas the third has an open plan and a separate shower room. The lovely decor is carried over into the bedrooms, each with individual character featuring cow or deer themed antiques.
If you’re not curled up on the cozy living room sofa enjoying its vast selection of DVDs, you can relax in the chalet’s outdoor private hot-tub.
Savor the mountains and romance this winter at this picture-perfect chalet through Ultimate Luxury Chalets at this link.
Townhouse Estrela do Mar – Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is known for its almost 300 days of sunshine per year, so it’s no surprise to find sunny days with mild temperatures even in winter. The two-bedroom Townhouse “Estrela do Mar,” in the exquisite Vila Vita Collection, consists of two quaint fishermen’s townhouses located in the historic village of Salema, right on the beautiful beach. With a fireplace in the living room and a gorgeous view over the ocean, it’s the ideal place to enjoy a sunny and romantic winter getaway to Europe.
The houses are decorated in a clean, fresh style with touches of bright blues and maritime elements reflecting its seaside location. The first house has a well equipped kitchen and a ground floor bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room. Take the stairs or the elevator up a flight to the fabulous master bedroom featuring spectacular views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean, a king-size bed, TV and en-suite shower room.
Guests can reach the rooftop terrace of the second house via a glass bridge. Here you’ll find a barbecue, table and chairs for four people, sun loungers and sunshade and more stunning views over the beach.
House 2 is also accessible from the street. It acts as an independent annex of House 1. Directly facing the beach at only three meters away, it has exceptional views of the beach throughout and has a fully equipped kitchen, open space living and dining area with seating for six.
If you can tear yourself away from the terrace or the beach, you’ll enjoy discovering this picturesque town. A short 2.5 kilometers away is the Santo António Resort where you can enjoy some golf, tennis or make use of its Health Club & Spa.
Enjoy a balmy winter trip to the amazing Algarve Coast with Vila Vita Collection here.