Your Romantic Checklist for a Fantastic Getaway

Imagine, arriving at your hotel to find rose pedals on the bed, the soft cresting of waves, a cool drink in one hand and a warm embrace in the other – there’s nothing quite like a romantic escape at a special dream destination. Whether it’s your first couple’s getaway, a honeymoon or your 50th anniversary celebration, your vacation should be nothing less than perfect. No matter where you are traveling to use this romantic getaway checklist to treat yourself and that special someone to a getaway you’ll never forget.

 A Unique Destination

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia- Your suite’s “open wall” gives way to a private plunge pool and magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean.

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia- Your suite’s “open wall” gives way to a private plunge pool and magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean.

Choose a unique destination you’ve always wanted to visit and explore. Select Europe and its close proximity for a country-hopping excursion. If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, head to Mexico or the Caribbean with its warm sands, all-inclusive resorts, and immersive explorations. For an added special touch, consider a castle-stay with some elegant features like a four-poster bed and mood lighting included. Enjoy a new destination, a new adventure, a new experience for both of you and a memory to cherish – and a great gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration.

 Candlelight Dinner

A romantic dinner for two under the stars can be added to just about any package. Imagine being on the beach, on your balcony, deck—anywhere you can imagine…just the two of you!

A romantic dinner for two under the stars can be added to just about any package. Imagine being on the beach, on your balcony, deck—anywhere you can imagine…just the two of you!

This isn’t anything new but it is very special! When it comes to romantic getaways, a private candlelight dinner lets you and your loved one reconnect and remember what started your love for each other. Try a new dish or taste a favorite meal, perhaps reminiscent of your first date. If you’re looking to truly wow, many all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean offer a special beachfront dinner, complete with a starry sky, lanterns, and indulgent delights.

Room with a View

Some of the over-water bungalows found in the French Polynesian Islands of the Tahitian Islands are some of the most romantic in the world! Picture from the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora.

Some of the over-water bungalows found in the French Polynesian Islands of the Tahitian Islands are some of the most romantic in the world! Picture from the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora.

Whether it’s the endless sea, a sparkling city, or a snow-covered mountaintop, there’s a special quality to soaking up a view with the person you love most. Sitting in comfortable silence or sharing a glass of wine, you will enjoy each other’s company while making a memory you will never forget. Perhaps clichéd, the overwater bungalows are the most romantic with honeymoons for a reason, and the endless views in Bora Bora are a sight to behold. The great part of a room with a view generally means it comes with a private balcony, deck, or terrace, which is a perfect setting for a bit of romance! 

Why not have Breakfast in Bed or on your Deck

For Honeymooners many times this treat can be added in a “honeymoon package” FREE of charge with many resorts. Most resorts that offer this does have a time limit to when this can be added. Do let your  Travel Agent  know you are celebrating your honeymoon or anniversary.

For Honeymooners many times this treat can be added in a “honeymoon package” FREE of charge with many resorts. Most resorts that offer this does have a time limit to when this can be added. Do let your Travel Agent know you are celebrating your honeymoon or anniversary.

Room service is underrated. Some luxury retreats offer gourmet meals served directly to your suite with white-glove service. An experience not to be overlooked is breakfast in bed or even on your deck or patio, is easy to arrange. Lounging in bed and waking up to coffee, tea, and an assortment of delicious pastries – or a full breakfast with omelets and hash browns.

Award-winning Accommodations

Sandals Grenada—Upgrade to a special room with more ambiance. This room spells romance all over. Infinity Edge plunge pool that blends with the horizon in this Sky Pool Suite with tub on deck.. Picture by Bill Ross Photography.

Sandals Grenada—Upgrade to a special room with more ambiance. This room spells romance all over. Infinity Edge plunge pool that blends with the horizon in this Sky Pool Suite with tub on deck.. Picture by Bill Ross Photography.

Book more than a room. Book something extra special! Upgrade for a relaxing retreat with a hot tub, preferably on the balcony, to soak in and enjoy the quiet calm while enjoy the scenery. If you want a little more room, consider a swim-up suite. These lovely categories open from your terrace or patio to either a small pool – shared by only a handful of rooms – or try a private pool for ultimate luxury. Enjoy the freedom to stretch out and relax in the privacy of your own space.

One & Only Palmilla Resort is a haven of infinite tranquility with the vibrant Mexico spirit. Lavish guestrooms with infinity pools, butler service, Chef Jean-George Vongerrichten’s steakhouse. Adult Ocean-View Section. This resort has a swimable beach. Picture by Bill Ross Photography-Castle Rock, Co

One & Only Palmilla Resort is a haven of infinite tranquility with the vibrant Mexico spirit. Lavish guestrooms with infinity pools, butler service, Chef Jean-George Vongerrichten’s steakhouse. Adult Ocean-View Section. This resort has a swimable beach. Picture by Bill Ross Photography-Castle Rock, Co

An Adults-Only Retreat

Since it’s only going to be the two of you, you probably want to avoid the excitement of having the little ones around. Instead, enjoy the calm and serenity that comes from an adults-only getaway. Book either an adults-only section, which means children and teens are generally allowed in most communal areas of the resort but are restricted from certain sections, such as wings, buildings, or restaurants. Alternatively, you can book a completely adults-only resort. Travel Journeys can help you choose the best ones to fit your tastes. Between the relaxing retreats and exciting vacation destinations – Travel Journeys advisors are trained to help you find the best resort for your couple’s getaway.

An Exciting Tour

Tours are almost a must to add to any country you may be visiting. Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany was the inspiration for Disneyworld’s Cinderella’s Castle. Seeing the inside of a castle is so magical! Picture by Bill Ross Photography-Castle Rock, Co

Tours are almost a must to add to any country you may be visiting. Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany was the inspiration for Disneyworld’s Cinderella’s Castle. Seeing the inside of a castle is so magical! Picture by Bill Ross Photography-Castle Rock, Co

A relaxing getaway should be more than starry nights and quiet moments, and some of the most memorable moments come when sharing an adventure. Savor a wine-tasting journey, a culinary tour or an exciting helicopter tour over a flaming volcano. See the breathtaking Waipo’o Falls in Hawaii. Head to see the Mayan ruins, or feed your wanderlust by getting lost in a medieval city. This is an exciting and new destination, and you and your loved one can discover it together.

 A Couples Massage

There is nothing like relaxing in a spa as a couple but an outdoor (or open air) massage is even better. These are very popular in many beach destinations.

There is nothing like relaxing in a spa as a couple but an outdoor (or open air) massage is even better. These are very popular in many beach destinations.

While discovering a new destination, you don’t want to lose sight of the reason you’re there – celebrating the love you share with that special someone. So make sure to plan a special event for the two of you. Perhaps that’s enjoying a favorite restaurant, sharing a couple’s massage, or taking one of those famous long walks on the beach. You might discover a new favorite couple’s activity with resorts featuring a variety of experiences, like catamaran sailings and beachfront yoga.

Butler Service

If this is a VERY special occasion such as a honeymoon or a special anniversary such as your 25th, you may want to ask Travel Journeys about a property known for superior butler service for your special occasion. Picture supplied by Sandals Resorts.

If this is a VERY special occasion such as a honeymoon or a special anniversary such as your 25th, you may want to ask Travel Journeys about a property known for superior butler service for your special occasion. Picture supplied by Sandals Resorts.

Booking a resort with butler service helps you to enjoy those romantic moments effortlessly. Want a glass of Champagne or need to arrange a special dinner in your suite? Perhaps you’re looking for that jacket to be pressed before heading for a romantic dinner at the resort’s exquisite restaurant. The butler can take care of that. They can also make on-site reservations, like spa treatments and meals, and make your stay comfortable by attuning your room to your vacation preferences. Some butlers will even help you unpack or draw you a romantic bath upon your return, so you can begin your time together quicker.

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