Couples

It’s easy to fall into the day-to-day routine with your significant other. The hustle and bustle gets a little too comfortable, and before you know it, you’re itching to book yourselves the best couples retreat you can imagine bringing back all the feels you experienced during the honeymoon phase—you know, that period of time where you’re head-over-heels, can’t-get-enough-of-your-face feelings that can fade as you face new challenges. Because sometimes, it takes a little more than a dinner down the street or a movie night to bring those feelings back, which is why booking a couples retreat could be just what you need to reinvigorate your relationship or marriage.

Let’s be real: Chances are, you and your partner have spent a lot of time at home this past year due to restrictions on travel and certain activities. With things opening back up, it’s time to get rid of the same old, same old with some quality time at one of the best couples retreats—whether it’s a cozy couples retreat in the woods or relaxing spa couples retreat in the mountains.

Reconnect with your partner by packing that suitcase and embarking on a new adventure together to an amazing couple retreat vacation. And since the possibilities of the perfect couple’s retreat destination are endless, we’ve hand-picked the 25 best couples retreat locations for 2021, spanning from the coast of California to the forests of Japan. These 25 romantic couples retreat ideas will have you itching to bring back the flame for you and your beau.

25 Best Couples Retreats

1. Treeful Treehouse Sustainable Resort (Okinawa, Japan)

Apart from spending a getaway above ground, Treeful’s Treehouse resort is unmatched and unlike any other due to its sustainable features. This resort sits 1.2 meters above ground, uses solar panels, and omits the use of fossil fuels. You might even catch their eco-friendly lawnmower, Donna the goat! Nestled in the Okinawa forest known for its subtropical sun and white sand, you can’t beat this mangrove jungle getaway for the adventurous couple.

  • Location: Nago, Okinawa Forest, Japan

  • Price per night: 1 night only stay: 120,000 yen per night (1,050.27 USD); 

    2 or more night stay: 100,000 yen per night (875.23 USD)

  • Amenities: Self-serving traditional Japanese meals (not included in room price), Higashi village trekking tour (not included in room price), hiking in the Okinawa forest, river trekking

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2. C Lazy U Ranch (Granby, CO)

Looking for an all-inclusive ranch in the Rocky Mountains to spend quality time and connect with your partner? C Lazy U Ranch makes for the ultimate romantic getaway with its rustic upscale cabins and relaxing spa. It doesn’t matter if you’re a city dweller or horseback riding pro–this all-inclusive, year-round ranch provides the perfect retreat for creating long-lasting memories. Enjoy onsite activities such as archery, mountain biking, trap shooting, and numerous indoor games at this season adapting resort. There’s also a spa to enhance the romantic getaway, including a “Cowboy Soak”– a moonlight soak in therapeutic copper tubs (champagne and strawberries included!).

  • Location: Granby, Colorado

  • Price per night: $614-$706 per person per night

  • Amenities: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included, swimming, horseback riding, Lazy You Spa, hatchet throwing, tennis, skiing

3. Hyatt Tamaya Resort and Spa  (Santa Ana Pueblo, NM)

For an authentic and unique couples getaway, head to the ancient lands of the Tamayame people in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steeped in rich history and culture, the Hyatt Tamaya Resort and Spa includes a pool, spa, fitness center, room service, and best of all–dogs are allowed! Outside of the resort, couples are encouraged to check out a complimentary cruiser bike and ride through the Bosque trails or ride the Sandia Peak greenway for a stunning view atop the 10,378 foot peak. The Stables at Tamaya are close by and provide trail riding on a rescue horse, and even horse yoga. Enjoy a romantic rooftop dinner at the Chaco hotel’s Level 5, or experience wine tasting amid the world’s largest cottonwood forest at Case Rodeña.

  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Price per night: $284-$379 per night

  • Amenities: bike riding, horseback trail riding, Tamaya spa, tennis, pool and waterslide, dining with sunset views of the Sandia Mountains

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4. Fairmont Marimar  (Santa Monica, CA)

An ideal couples retreat entails a stay at one of Fairmont Marimar’s 31 individually designed private bungalows, nestled throughout the contemporary oasis of SoCal. The Bi-Level Bungalow located in the gorgeous Miramar Gardens consists of a private, two-level suite complete with a living room, King-sized bed, and soaking tub. Enjoy the resort’s spa luxury golf locations, or visit the hotel’s main floor lobby for an intimate sushi pop-up experience called Soko. Offsite, couples have the luxury of coast-view bike riding, paddle boarding, and hiking.

  • Location: Miramar, Santa Monica, California

  • Price per night: (Bi-level Bungalow) $440-$484 per night

  • Amenities: poolside cinema, in-room dining, Miramar gardens, indoor-outdoor fitness center, spa and heated pool

5. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Maui, Hawaii)

Maui’s most luxurious oceanfront resort, Four Seasons Resort Maui, is perfect for couples looking to escape the day-to-day humdrum. It really doesn’t get more romantic than Four Seasons Resort’s Ocean-Front Prime Suite. I mean, who wouldn’t want a legendary Forbes Five-Star resort balcony view of the breathtaking Wailea coast? If you can get past the exceptional views from the resort, you’re sure to be equally enthralled by the complimentary Missoni-designed cabanas, Hawaii’s most acclaimed restaurants, and not to mention one of the nation’s top-rated spas. Enjoy water sports or bike riding with your sweet one, or bond over traditional Hawaiian activities like hula lessons and lei making.

  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

  • Price per night: (Ocean-Front Prime Suite) $9,150 per night

  • Amenities: couples massages, adult-only serenity pool, complimentary cabanas, hiking in the bamboo forest, swimming in lava caves

6. Ritz Carlton Golf Resort (Naples, South FL)

If your partner is a fan of golf, yet you’re a bigger fan of relaxing by the pool, fear not– there’s a solution for everyone a the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Spend the morning playing two 18-hole courses designed by Greg Norman, and use the afternoon to kayak in the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Looking for a more relaxed day? Drift down the resort’s lazy river or head to the spa for a refreshing couples massage. End your fun-filled days with a romantic evening of cocktails at the Bella Vista overlooking the 18th hole. The resort also provides a complimentary 45-minute “lifestyle” photoshoot, offering the perfect chance to capture you and your partner enjoying each other on the greens or the resort’s private beaches.

  • Location: Naples, Florida

  • Price per night: (Golf course view) $616- $1829 per night

  • Amenities: two 18-hole golf courses, pool, spa, lazy river

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7. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort (Marco Island, FL)

If you and your honey’s idea of a romantic getaway is a golf-filled, luxurious dining, and beach dwelling getaway, you’ve come to the right resort. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort sits along three miles of gorgeous private beaches, and offers two championship golf courses to tee from. Apart from golf, couples are invited to relax at the hotel spa or experience fine dining at the resort’s 12 restaurants. Paradise by Sirene offers a kid-free, luxuriously curated escape exclusively for adults, complete with a rooftop pool and champagne upon arrival.

  • Location: Marco Island, Florida

  • Price per night: $621 per night

  • Amenities: full-service spa, golf, fitness center, pool

8. Westin Cape Coral Resort (Marina Village)

Let’s face it– anything that mentions “waterfront” sounds inviting, right? Pair that with the beauty and complete serenity of the Westin Cape Coral Resort (the only luxury hotel in Cape Coral) and you won’t be able to say no. Enjoy a couples bike ride or a game of tennis at the resort or take a quick drive to Lovers Key Beach– a romantically stunning two-mile sandy beach situated along the Gulf of Mexico. Take advantage of the clear blue waters with a day of kayaking or beach chair lounging.

  • Location: Cape Coral, Florida

  • Price per night: $244-$329 per night

  • Amenities: multiple swimming pools (including a lagoon pool and lap pool overlooking the marina), full spa, recreation center, waterfront dining

9. Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa (Frisco, TX)

Sitting on 400 acres of land just outside Dallas, The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa gives a luxurious spin on life in Frisco. Spend your lover’s getaway at this newly $30 million renovated resort, teeing off on Stonebriar’s 18-hole, Tom Fazio designed golf course. If you’re looking to get away from the greens, check out the wellness resort for a couple’s massage or facial. Did we mention there’s a Peloton guest room?

  • Location: Frisco, Texas

  • Price per night: $215-$369 per night

  • Amenities: 18-hole golf course, yoga lawn, golf pro shop, pool with luxury cabanas, Southern-influenced eateries

10. Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, CA)

Located just 22 miles from the Monterey Airport, Post Ranch Inn provides an elegantly rustic retreat from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. With a focus on relaxation and reconnection with yourself and your partner, the resort lacks televisions and alarm clocks. It does, however, provide an absolutely stunning view of both the mountains and the ocean. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning and start the day with morning yoga, guided meditation, or a peaceful nature walk. It should be mentioned that the resort also offers two dreamy cliff-top hot basking spas– the cherry on top of a truly romantic escape.

  • Location: Big Sur, California

  • Price per night: $1,425-$3,950 per night

  • Amenities: Edible tour of the chef’s garden, heated infinity spa, fitness center, full-service spa

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11. The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA)

The Lodge at Woodloch gives couples the change to truly slow down and experience personal awakening. With package rates able to accommodate any budget and expectation, there’s no need to stress about the when and how. Simply immerse yourself in all that this resort has to offer– 3 artfully-crafted gourmet meals per day, guided outdoor excursions, and experiences for the mind, body, and soul. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed with spa options, don’t worry– online scheduling of activities is an option to ease any planning stress.

  • Location: Hawley, Pennsylvania

  • Price per night: $399 and up per person per night

  • Amenities: personal spa concierge, indoor pool, tennis, garden programs

12. Likuliku Lagoon Resort  (Yaro, Fiji)

If you and your partner are looking for the ultimate relaxation destination, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is an adult-only haven designed with integrity to the Fijian cultures in mind. A multitude of both water and land activities are made complete by the soft white sand and crystal clear waters of Likuliku Lagoon. Be as adventurous or relaxed as you’d like with paddle boarding and snorkeling or pure indulgence at the Tatadra Spa. To top things off, Executive Chef Ryan Ward showcases premium Likuliku cuisine featuring an emphasis on local seafood that goes unmatched.

  • Location: Likuliku Lagoon, Fiji

  • Price per night: $1,455.37 and up per night

  • Amenities: complimentary snorkeling gear, Mociu private island, sunset cruise

13. Mill Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast (Half Moon Bay, CA)

Talked about as the “Ideal English Country Inn” by The New York Times, Mill Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast is a European boutique inn known for its extraordinary gardens and luxurious suites. Located on the California Coast, this bed and breakfast provides an intimate country getaway like no other. Couples are encouraged to take in the antique furnishings as well as partake in Half Moon Bay activities such as horseback riding, wine tasting, and massages.

  • Location: Half Moon Bay, California

  • Price per night: $260 and up per night

  • Amenities: beaches, hiking, in-room clawfoot jacuzzi tub

14. Lindos Blu (Rhodes, Greece)

Greece’s unique yet minimalist architecture and the zen elements of the rocky landscape and azure sea make this resort a must-visit on your couples retreat list. Overlooking the Vlicha Bay, Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel and Suites promises “complete pampering and relaxation” on the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes. This romantic Rhodes getaway is perfect for couples looking to simply kick back with an uninterrupted view of the Aegean Sea. And get this– all accommodation offers 

panoramic  sea views of Vlicha Bay. Say no more!

  • Location: Rhodes, Greece

  • Price per night: $301 and up per night

  • Amenities: private jacuzzi, al fresco dining, steam bath and sauna, elixir spa

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15. Cap Rocat (Mallorca, Spain)

How cool would it be to spend a couple’s getaway at an ancient fortress located in the most secluded area of the Bay of Palma? Cap Rocat is an architecturally complex hotel with rich history found at every turn. With private dinners under the moonlight, a spa carved out of the depths of the rocks, and gastronomy like no other, you and your partner might find it hard to leave this ethereal resort. Indulge in the history of The Mediterranean or join your partner in a sensual journey of exotic massage treatments.

  • Location: Mallorca, Spain

  • Price per night: $319.19 and up per night

  • Amenities: daily yoga lesson, saltwater swimming pool, spa

16. Twin Farms (Barnard, Vermont)

We could go on and on about the inclusive luxuries at Twin Farms Resort, but it’s better experienced first-hand! Luxurious cottages and suites hand-crafted by leading architects and interior designers sit beautifully in 300 acres of pristine Vermont countryside. Accommodated for any season, these free-standing cottages come complete with a screened-in porch and fireplace to make you feel right at home. Hike up to a romantic picnic, stroll through the garden, or try your hand at axe throwing– the activities at Twin Farms are seemingly endless!

  • Location: Barnard, Vermont

  • Price per night: (3 night minimum stay) $2,550 and up per night

  • Amenities: inclusive of all meals, fine wines and spirits, and all activities

17. Mi Amor Tulum (Mexico)

 

Crystal clear waters, fresh ocean breeze, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine– need we say more? Mi Amor Tulum is a playful and romance-filled paradise complete with a luxury signature spa for all your zen needs. Venture away from the resort to explore the ancient ruins of the Mayan people, or take a dive into the mystical limestone sinkholes called cenotes (Mayans believed these were portals to the underworld). Incredible shopping opportunities are scattered throughout Tulum, making this experience a never-ending trove of possibilities and adventure.

  • Location: Tulum, Mexico

  • Price per night: $202 and up per night

  • Amenities: plunge pool, full spa, ocean-view dining

18. Shutters On The Beach (Santa Monica, CA)

You and your honey will hardly want to stay indoors with al fresco dining, white sand beaches, and breezy balconies at this Cape Cod-inspired resort. If you don’t want to be bothered with planning activities, let the beach concierge arrange bikes, surfboards, and boogie boards for the ultimate getaway. With accessible bike paths and miles of sandy beaches, there’s no need to drive anywhere else. If you’re looking to surprise your partner, book a Beachside Bliss picnic experience to create lasting memories.

  • Location: Santa Monica, California

  • Price: $594 and up per night

  • Amenities: al fresco dining, food and beverage credit (Park and Play package), wellness spa

19. Casetta Firenze (Tuscany, Italy)

It doesn’t get much more romantic than Italy. Add a little Tuscan food and wine and you’ve got yourself the perfect couples retreat. Casetta is a luxuriously historic farmhouse located in the Chianti wine area. Built on 98 acres of land in the 18th century, this rustic Tuscan retreat is less than 10 miles away from Florence. Enjoy farm-to-table dining, wine tasting, or even a hot air balloon flight!

  • Location: Tuscany, Italy

  • Price per night: Contact the host

  • Amenities: biking, hiking, swimming, spa

20. Glen Falls House – Cat Skills, New York

A space filled with quirky and classic charm, Glen Falls House is a timeless hotel for those looking to spend an adventurous vacation in The Catskills Mountains. Accompany your partner on a quiet morning hike and end the day with a concert in the tavern. Regardless of what you do, you’re sure to be blown away by the all-encompassing scenery of The Catskills. The resort sits on 47 acres of glorious wilderness and is surrounded by waterfalls, natural swimming holes, and endless reasons to get outside.

  • Location: Catskills, New York

  • Price per night: $203 and up per night

  • Amenities: hiking, swimming, live music

21. French Quarter Inn (Charleston, SC)

Romance is definitely in the air (being as Charleston is one of the most romantic cities in the world) at this intimate boutique hotel. The French Quarter Inn offers a multitude of couples-focused activities– one of the more private escapes being the Just The Two of Us package that includes a private carriage tour. If you and your loved one are history buffs, the city of Charleston will keep you entertained as it’s steeped in historic antebellum mansions and Civil War sites. Be sure to visit King Street for high-quality dining and both local and international shopping.

  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

  • Price per night: $265 per night and up

  • Amenities: complimentary breakfast and bikes, champagne upon check-in, evening wine and cheese reception

22. Hilton Playa del Carmen (Mexico)

Spend an incredibly luxurious vacation with your special someone at this all-inclusive, adult-only resort. With the option of beachfront or swim-up suite and Caribbean ocean view, you simply can’t go wrong at the Hilton Playa del Carmen. Unwind at the holistic spa, or venture within walking distance to the Famous Fifth Avenue. If you or your honey happen to be a fan of tequila, Tequileria is the destination for fine tasting and authentic Mexican cuisine.

  • Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

  • Price per night: $330 per night and up

  • Amenities: All inclusive drinks, on-site restaurant, spa, tennis

23. Angama Mara (Kenya)

If you’re wondering what Angama means, it’s inspired by the Swahili word for “suspended in air”. That’s right, this Kenyan safari lodge is located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The tented suites of Angama Mara have floor to ceiling glass windows, giving a picturesque view of Maasai Mara, home to what some consider the loveliest game reserve on the planet. The activity choices are overwhelming– hot air ballooning, morning yoga, exploring the unique wildlife, and hiking the edge of the Great Rift Valley are just a few.

  • Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya

  • Price per night: $1,250 and up per night

  • Amenities: hiking, wildlife photography, local dining

24. Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s (Paris, France)

The newly refurbished legendary Hotel Barrière is located just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe. Soak up the incredible views, enjoy fine French cuisine, and relax into the ultimate couples retreat at this magical location on the Champs Elysées. Beneath the Champs Elysées is a private pool where you and your partner can indulge in an enchanted getaway known as Spa Diane Barriére.

  • Location: Paris, France

  • Price per night: $859.27 and up per night

  • Amenities: golf, horseback riding, sauna

25. Ashford Castle, Sense of Occasion Package (Galway, Ireland)

Whisk your loved one away to Ireland for a stay at this Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family. With activities to please any adventure-goer, this unique experience provides over 800 years of hospitality and experience unlike any other. Voted the most romantic hotel in Europe, the Ashford Castle provides a Sense of Occasion package, complete with a bottle of champagne, five-course dinner, and a complimentary round of golf on the nine-hole course. Not to mention you’d be staying in a literal 

castle!

  • Location: Galway, Ireland

  • Price per night: (Sense of Occasion package) $899.74 and up per night

  • Amenities: spa, falconry, hiking, tennis

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