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The Most Romantic Luxury Hotels in the World

14th February 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! We thought we’d take this opportunity to check out the most romantic hotels in the world. From lakeside lodges to overwater bungalows, many hotels have opted to make their accommodation heaven for loving couples. From enchanting candlelit dinners to lavish spa treatments, you will be treated like royalty at one of these exquisite hotels.

Here are five of the most romantic hotels in the world.

Nkwichi Lodge, Lake Malawi

Nkwichi Lodge

Touted as being Africa’s best kept secret, Nkwichi Lodge is set on the pristine shores of Lake Malawi. With eight secluded beaches at your doorstep, this luxury accommodation is designed to succinctly blend with the impressive surrounds. Couples can retreat to a cosy chalet and unwind in their own private rock pool bath. Canoe along the beautiful shoreline, snorkel in the crystal clear waters or enjoy a magical dinner for two on the beach. For a truly intimate experience, choose to stay a night at the Star Bed, a four poster bed set on a deserted beach with only the African night sky overhead.

Villa d’Este, Lake Como, Italy

Villa d'Este

This prestigious European hotel is set on the banks of Lake Como, just north of Milan. Enveloped by 25 acres of immaculate gardens, the Villa d’Este offers both old world charm and modern opulence. Choose to stay in one of the hotel’s romantic suites, tastefully decorated with period furniture and enjoy lavish amenities such as a walk in closet, marble bathroom and in room Jacuzzi. Be pampered at the onsite beauty centre which features a sauna and Turkish bath. Dine at one of the seven onsite restaurants and bars and enjoy sumptuous Italian food and wine, while admiring the spectacular views of Lake Como.

Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives

Cocoa Island by COMO

The Maldives are synonymous with romance and Cocoa Island by COMO is pure bliss for smitten couples. Overwater bungalows are surrounded by a sparkling turquoise lagoon, providing a private oasis for each guest. Stay in the romantic COMO villa and enjoy your own private jetty and balcony with access to the inviting waters below. A personalised butler will cater to your every need, while you enjoy endless ocean views. The COMO Shambhala Retreat is a haven for wellness and offers a variety of holistic Asian inspired treatments, while the resort’s restaurant proudly features delightful South Indian cuisine that can be specially delivered to your private villa.

Mardan Palace Antalya, Turkey

Mardan Palace

Set on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the grand Mardan Palace offers the ultimate modern accommodation. Dazzling dancing water fountains introduce the building’s striking architecture, which is offset by its centrepiece, an enormous landscaped outdoor pool. Romantics can stay at the Grand Junior Suite, complete with a Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and open terrace. Guests can swim in the giant man made Swim Reef filled with indigenous marine life, or head to the 900 seat amphitheatre to see famous artists perform. The Mardan Spa is the place to indulge with exotic therapies and treatments.

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Mexico

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos Secrets Resorts and Spas

The grand Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is a hideaway resort situated on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Extravagant and luxurious, the resort features a stunning infinity edge pool that seamlessly blends with the idyllic surrounds. The world class spa can provide relaxing couples massages on the beach while there is also a selection of gourmet dining options onsite. The honeymoon suite features a private terrace with a plunge pool, hydro massage tub and marvellous ocean views.