Valentine’s Day is approaching and in this strange year, likely, you will not be able to take that getaway you had in mind. At Etheria Magazine we suggest that you celebrate this date whenever you want and plan a romantic getaway with your partner to one of these 10 luxury hotels for 2021. There are some nearby and some very remote, but all of them are perfect for enjoying a few days in a wonderful environment.
1. Anantara Iko Mauritius
We begin our luxury hotel recommendations with one of those places to which it is impossible not to want to travel: Mauritius Island. Although the island has an excellent and varied hotel industry, on this occasion we recommend the hotel Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort. Because we like it?
Because it is located on a beautiful beach called Le Chaland, because of its careful and simple decoration, and because the Anantara brand always assures you of exquisite service. In addition, it is perfect for a romantic getaway, you can enjoy dinners just for two on the beach or in your garden, or reserve the exclusive ‘1884’ space so they can prepare a menu with pairings for you alone.
2. Hotel Pestana Palace Lisbon
We love Lisbon and it is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic cities in Europe. If, in addition, you have the pleasure of staying in an authentic 19th-century palace like the one occupied by the Hotel Pestana Palace Lisboa, the success of the getaway is secured. It is, probably, one of the most beautiful and stylish luxury hotels that exist, since they take care of all the details: from the decoration of the rooms, which takes you to another era, to the delicate tableware on which you will enjoy tea at the purest British style.
Plus, it has everything: a beautiful pool, a spa with the best treatments and gardens to get lost in on a walk. And it’s in the center of Lisbon!
3. Baobab Suites Hotel in Tenerife
If you are looking for total privacy for your getaway, keep in mind the Baobab Suites Hotel in Costa Adeje (Tenerife). In it, all the rooms are apartments with the services of a luxury hotel, which will provide you with total tranquility. In addition, we love its avant-garde and bright decoration, dominated by white, but with beautiful touches of color. The stars of this accommodation are the fully glazed terraces, which on the one hand provide extra light to the rooms and on the other offer unlimited views of the coast or the mountains. Check out the room categories with a private pool or jacuzzi on the terrace: they are worth it.
Paradores are always a safe bet when looking for a romantic getaway. Some of them, like the Parador de León, are at the same time luxury hotels that combine a centuries-old history with the comforts and services of a five-star accommodation. stars. León is a perfect city for a couple’s getaway, it has it all: history, art, and luxury gastronomy, both in its restaurants and in the tapas of the Húmedo neighborhood, which you cannot miss. If you want to take advantage of your stay, we recommend that you read our reports If León did not exist, we would have to invent it: 10 reasons to discover the capital of a fascinating kingdom and 16 secrets that you don’t know about the ancient city of Leon.
5. Hotel Seaside Finolhu, in Maldives
If you have a week for your romantic trip, perhaps this year is the time to treat yourself and travel to the Maldives islands, one of those dream paradises perfect for a trip as a couple. The Seaside Finolhu Hotel is a safe bet: paradisiacal beaches and private villas with all the details. You can choose between the villas on the beach or the overwaters, the villas that are located over the lagoon.
In addition, the Baa Atoll where it is located, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is a true paradise for diving lovers.
6. Borgo Santo Pietro, in Tuscany
The soft landscapes of Tuscany are the promise of an unrepeatable trip to which you can give a touch of romanticism if you stay in a place like the Borgo Santo Pietro. This beautiful, off-the-beaten-path luxury rural hotel is perfect as the base for a trip to Tuscany.
You can alternate the excursions with the enjoyment of this magical accommodation: afternoons at the pool enjoying the sunset, walks through the gardens, a massage at the spa, or a fun cooking class. The rooms could not be more beautiful, with a perfect combination of modernity and furniture full of history. In addition, it has excellent cuisine and its breakfast is one of the best we have ever had, in such an authentic environment that makes you feel at home.
7. Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel (Gran Canaria)
If you choose Gran Canaria for your romantic getaway, keep in mind that not all luxury hotels on the island follow the ‘resort’ concept. There is also the Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, located in a beautiful building from the late 19th century in Las Palmas. A perfect option with which you can combine the beautiful beaches and nature of the island with the urban environment of the capital.
We love this hotel for its infinity pool, its stately rooms, and the gastronomy, with a Michelin star, of its Poemas by Hermanos Padrón restaurant.
8. Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro, in Algarve
If you don’t want to travel very far but are looking for a place full of charm outside of Spain, have you thought about the Algarve? This Portuguese region is easily accessible by car from our country and is home to dreamlike landscapes, beautiful beaches, and charming towns. And here, the hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro is one of the best options for a romantic getaway. Located on the Vale Cobo cliff, you will enjoy incredible views, especially if you stay in one of its rooms with a terrace facing the sea. To treat yourself, choose the Premium Junior Suite, with a jacuzzi on the terrace. A delight.
9. Royal Hideaway Playacar Adults Only (Mexico)
Among the wide range of luxury hotels in the Mexican Riviera Maya, we like the Royal Hideaway Playacar for its ‘adults only’ option ‘ that ensures tranquility in a great resort. In this All Inclusive you can combine days of ‘sun lounger and cocktail’ with excursions to the archaeological sites of the Mayan culture or with a walk through the charming town of Playa del Carmen, just ten minutes away.
Here, you won’t know where to spend your time: whether in one of its six pools, on its beach, in its spa, or on an excursion organized by its diving center. By the way, don’t miss the experience of snorkeling in a cenote, it is a unique moment.
10. Melia Salinas, in Lanzarote
Visiting an island like Lanzarote is always a perfect plan for a romantic getaway, especially if you stay in a hotel like the Melia Salinas. This hotel, one of the historic ones on the island, has been recently renovated, preserving the mark left by César Manrique with the design of its immense pool, measuring 1,800 square meters, and its beautiful gardens. If you can afford it, be sure to stay in one of the new villas that, under the luxury brand Meliá The Level, offer extra privacy and services.