Let sparks fly during a destination vacation that features all the makings of romance.
Golden Eye, Jamaica
The resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. Built by novelist Ian Fleming as his Jamaican retreat, GoldenEye is where Fleming wrote all 14 James Bond novels. As James Bond’s birthplace, the property just oozes cool. It’s especially perfect for adventure-seeking couples. Guests can bathe under the stars in private outdoor showers and sip cocktails at sunset at Firefly, Noel Coward’s hilltop home. Jet Ski to Robins Bay, a black-sand beach only accessible by sea, where guests won’t see another soul in sight, join a guided run through Oracabessa, or paddleboard on the lagoon. Ask about the resort’s exclusive packages; goldeneye.com or 876.6229.007.
Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley
At the Auberge du Soleil, wine and chocolate are more than things to be eaten. They’re the perfect addition to the new spa. From the grape-seed exfoliation—mixed with wine and crushed cacao—to the warm, milk-chocolate bath, guests will enjoy an antioxidant-filled experience. Couples can sip on port paired with delectable, handmade Belgium bonbons filled with raspberry and jasmine flower ganache, while soaking in the private outdoor garden. The treatment ends with a full-body couples massage; aubergedusoleil.com or 707.963.1211.
Enjoy a romantic safari that features starlit dinners in the bush, sundowners beneath Table Mountain and beachside massages. Delve into Cape Town with its rugged Cape Peninsula. Then, revel in the winelands and enjoy a Cape Cuisine tasting tour. Continue with a Big Five safari on a private KwaZulu-Natal reserve with the vibrant Zulus before settling into your Eden-like beach retreat on Mozambique’s Lagoon coast; africantravelinc.com or 800.421.8907.
The Chesterfield Palm Beach
The Chesterfield’s getaway puts you in the mood for easy-going togetherness. Hold hands on the beach. Sip cocktails beneath the stars. Relax in a luxurious room with a romantic dinner for two with wine. And, continue the evening enjoying live entertainment in the famous Leopard Lounge; chesterfieldpb.com or 561.659.5800.
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
This romantic aquatic adventure takes couples to “Bonny Creek” kayaking waterway. Couples will kayak or paddleboard down the 2.5-mile stretch through the island’s wetlands, coming face-to-face with leatherback sea turtles, nurse sharks and ospreys. After, celebrate with a bottle of Champagne or a candlelit private beach picnic; parrotcay.com or 866.388.0036.