romantic retreats with a difference [guest post]

Happy Thursday! Three days and I'll be leaving for Montana and I'm beyond excited. I can't wait to spend some quality time with Handsome! I have a special guest post for you here today on romantic retreats that I think you'll really enjoy!!! 

A romantic holiday means something different to each of us. If you’re a big city person, the bustling metropolis of New York could provide an exciting backdrop to your romantic encounters. Or perhaps you dream of escaping civilization altogether, finding peace with your lover in a secluded hut high up in the mountains. No matter what it is that you desire, chances are there’s a romantic trip that’s been tailored just for you. Here are some exciting getaways from around the world to set your imagination on fire.

Hotel Kakslauttanen – Urho Kekkonen National Park, Finland
Imagine snuggling with your partner in a fluffy sleeping bag as you gaze up through the glass ceiling of your very own igloo and see the northern lights dancing across the sky. This secluded hotel in Finland’s Lapland wilderness has 20 domed igloos constructed from thermal glass, allowing guests to just that. If you’re staying in winter, you can even sleep in a real igloo made from the snow!

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to get away from it all. Melbourne based romantics need only travel 45 mins to reach a Japanese heated mineral spring. This spa retreat in the Yarra Valley blends the Japanese cultural tradition of the Ryokan with sleek modern architecture. Guests enjoy a traditional Japanese onsen, spa and massage therapies, fine dining and luxury bedrooms.
This brand new luxury resort is an outpost of the original Delano hotel in Miami, Florida. Seventy-one rooms adjoin a 6,500 square foot spa in the heart of Marrakech. Shop for luxury bargains during the morning, ride a camel in the afternoon and toast to the sunset as you sit on the rooftop bar. The architecture of the hotel is as alluring as the destination itself. Four floors are dressed in a metallic façade with cutout circles and fronted by an elegant water garden lit with colourful lights.

There are just 11 rooms in this cosy hideaway on the banks of the Mo Chu River in Bhutan, but a staff to guest ratio of two to one. Warm your hands on the fire from your chimenea and admire views of terraced rice fields, snow capped Himalayan peaks and the temple of Khamsum Yuley Namgay. Hike the mountains and explore a seventeenth century fortress before retiring to a soothing hot soak in your bathtub.

Speaking of seventeenth century monasteries, this brand new chic luxury resort in the Mediterranean offers a trip back in time. Retreat to a spiritual sanctuary perched atop a rock promontory that’s out of reach from Amalfi’s day trippers. There’s a spectacular infinity pool to enjoy your cocktail in, as well as gorgeous terraced gardens and jaw dropping clifftop views of the Mediterranean.

Ivy Delfin is a passionate explorer who writes for a tourism marketing company.

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  1. these sound awesome. :D


  2. I would looooove to get away with my man in the near future!

  3. This is a great post, I love japan and Italy. Thanks for sharing with us at Fun Friday blog hop