4 Great couples vacations
Sometimes a little vacation is all you need to put some flame back in your fire. Here are four fabulous vacation destinations for couples.
Maybe you're a new couple looking for some bonding time. Maybe you're a longtime couple looking to rekindle the flame. Maybe you just love to travel! Whatever the reason, these getaways are perfect for scoring some extra time -- and maybe a tan -- with your man:
The Retreat: Sandals Royal Bahamian (Bahamas)
Who should go: Beach bums who want to be swept away without a worry in the world
The getaway 411: We're all familiar with Sandals Resorts by now, and if you haven't gone yet, we urge to give one a try. This all-inclusive Caribbean getaway promises to de-stress you and your beau through great amenities: Glamorous dining options (French, Italian, Caribbean, seafood and grill), a super-sophisticated atmosphere and great service. The lux accommodations at Sandals also include a menu of spa options, dazzling swimming pools and beachside delights. We'd give this resort four stars for those aspects alone. And when you add in your special someone, this couples' getaway is off the charts!
The Retreat: Cove Haven
Who should go: Couples who like simple arrangements with lot of privacy
The getaway 411: What we love most about this couples' getaway are the lavish suites. From hot tubs shaped like champagne glasses to private swimming pools for you and your lover to share, we give this retreat three stars. At this Caesars Pocono Resort, you and your significant other can enjoy each other's company without interruption. Breakfasts and dinners are served at a dining room where you can choose to eat solo or with other couples; in-room dining options are available, too. During the day, if you choose not to lock yourselves up for romance in your suite, you and your partner can take part in various activities, such as feeding the deer, archery, shooting pool -- even horseback riding. This getaway guarantees both an intimate time and an adventure.
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Who should go: Those who love cities and want luxury with a wacky twist
The getaway 411: The most interesting thing about Boston's Liberty Hotel is that it was once the Charles Street Jail. Not to worry: There's nothing confining about this getaway since its lux makeover. In fact, the hotel is rather romantic -- especially with the Guilty Pleasures Romance Package, which includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, chocolate-dipped fruits and an "intimacy kit." Outside of your room, you can indulge in the city's finest boutique shops, restaurants and museums. And, no need to rush: Late checkout is a given.
The Retreat: The Lodge at Sonoma (Napa Valley, California)
Who should go: Wine aficionados, foodies and those who want to be pampered
The getaway 411: A couple's massage? Oooh! A full-service pool? Ahhh! Not to mention, a restaurant with fine fare in the heart of Sonoma. It's an ideal place to relax and that, of course, promotes romance. Couples not only get pampered at the Lodge at Sonoma, their cottage suite gives them a romantic home away from home. The "First Crush" Ultimate Romance Package comes with a bouquet of roses, a bottle of sparkling wine and that relaxing 50-minute couple's massage we told you about. You'll also get a $100 dining credit at Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar and breakfast the next day at the restaurant or in bed. And since you'll be in wine country, you can check out those sites during your stay, too.