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Couples who above all value privacy and seclusion on their vacation will love these unique romantic getaways. Whether you want to watch stars at night from a private jacuzzi built on top of a lagoon or get treatments at the best spas in the world, there is plenty to choose from.

Secluded romantic ideas on this list include wilderness lodges, tropical beaches, design hotels and unique villas. Get away for your honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic proposal to one of these unique destinations. Many of these hotels, resorts, inns and lodges have gone to great lengths to preserve the pristine nature that surrounds them, employing eco-friendly practices combined with the latest technology to offers couples a good balance of luxury and nature.

Overwater Villas and Spa Treatments in the Maldives

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Every photo taken at the Constance Moofushi Resort in the Maldives is spectacular. Point the camera at the ocean filled with tropical fish, the charming thatched-roof buildings, lounge chairs on the sandy beach, hammocks on villa decks - every shot is stunning. Couples can book an overwater villa built over the blue lagoon. The unique spa at the resort is also built on stilts above water. The Senior Water Villas has a luxurious bath with open lagoon views and views of the night sky. Steps lead down to the water from the villa's private terrace.

Eleven Secluded Island Beaches in Fiji - Yasawa Island

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Guests staying on Yasawa Island enjoy the ultimate privacy, spectacular ocean views and incredible sandy beaches. Snorkel in the pristine lagoon, watch the clear night sky and have romantic dinners on the beach or in your free-standing villa. The honeymoon villa is the most secluded, located at the end of a deserted white-sand beach. This villa has its own swimming pool overlooking the ocean.

Included in the cost of your stay on the island are private beach picnics. You will be taken by boat to your very own beach on the island (there are 11 to choose from) along with a gourmet picnic basket prepared by the chef.

Romantic Oceanview Cottages at Nonsuch Bay in Antigua

Nonsuch Bay in the Caribbean has a secluded sandy beach, perfect for swimming and relaxing in the sun. Dolphins frequent the waters around the hotel - you can watch them leaping out of the water while enjoying your morning breakfast on the terrace. Spacious guest cottages at Nonsuch Bay feature romantic decor and plenty of indoor/outdoor living space.

Scenic Hideaway in the West Indies - Secret Bay

Secret Bay in the West Indies is very popular with couples who want to get away from it all. Cliftop rooms give you a birds eye view of this incredible destination. Secret Bay is an eco-friendly getaway which was built in harmony with the surrounding nature. Enjoy freshly caught seafood and locally grown veggies at the hotel's scenic restaurant.

Eco-friendly Costa Rican Hideaway - Kura Design Villas

For the eco-conscious couple, Kura Design Villas is a brand new romantic getaway in Costa Rica. The resort's salt-water pool is heated using solar power. Low energy consumption technology is incorporated into cutting edge design of the six luxury guest villas. There is a spa with ocean views, quiet tropical forest surroundings and a gourmet restaurant.

Couples' Adventure Getaway at Chena Hot Springs

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Take a bath in hot springs, visit the incredible ice museum and watch Aurora Borealis at Chena Hot Springs Resort in Alaska. You can sit outside in the hot springs while watching the incredible Aurora Borealis display above your head. Perfect for an adventurous couple, Chena Hot Springs is located 60 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska.

Incredible New Zealand Mountains at Matakauri Lodge

Matakauri Lodge in New Zealand was built to give its guests some of the most incredible views of the New Zealand mountains. Every morning, wake up to scenic views of the lake, followed by a gourmet breakfast on the terrace of your suite or villa. The lodge has just a handfull accommodations which means that your privacy is guaranteed.

Romantic Villa Hideaway in Moorea at Legends Resort Villas

Legends Resort Villas is a dream tropical island hideaway with stunning villas, perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary and other celebrations. Swim in the pristine waters that surround the resort, get relaxing massages and have romantic candlelight dinners with a view of the ocean.

Secluded Nature Retreat in Canada - Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is surrounded by the rugged wilderness of British Columbia, Canada. This secluded getaway has just 12 luxury tents with plush bathrooms, in-floor heating and luxurious indoor/outdoor showers. The resort provides the perfect base for exploring the surrounding waters and forests.

Romantic Beach Hideaway in West Indies - Nisbet Plantation

Nisbet Plantation in the Caribbean has 36 romantic guest cottages and a stunning white-sand beach. The resort spa offers innovative treatments in a relaxed tropical setting.

Elegance in Mexico for Couples - Viceroy Riviera Maya

The jungle villas at the Viceroy Riviera Maya have beautiful designer pools, perfect for cooling off during the day. Book one of the Mayan-inspired spa treatments in the privacy of your villa on your romantic getaway in Mexico.

Evergreen Lodge - See Giant Sequoia Trees in Yosemite

Evergreen Lodge will put you on the doorstep of one the world's most incredible parks - Yosemite National Park in California. Rent one of the cabins surrounded by pine trees for the ultimate privacy and seclusion.

Escape to a Small Island Off the Coast of New Zealand - The Boatshed

The Boatshed is a scenic hideaway located on a small island off the coast of New Zealand. There are just 5 luxury guest suites at the Boatshed, letting you enjoy plenty of privacy at this incredible scenic getaway.

Long Sandy Beach in Barbados at the Crane Resort

The Crane Resort is a romantic beach hotel set on one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. Ask for an apartment that faces the Caribbean Sea to have the best views on your vacation. L'Azure restaurant serves dinners with a view of the beach.

Romantic Hotel on top of the Caves in Jamaica

Caves Resort in Jamaica is a hideaway for couples and honeymooners looking for something different. Guest rooms, suites and even the restaurant are situated on top of natural caves facing the ocean in Jamaica. The oceanview pool is a spectacular spot for relaxation in the tropical sun.

Beach Hotel in the Dominican Republic - Casa Colonial

Romantic beach dinners, a stylish rooftop pool and all-suite accommodations make Casa Colonial a beautiful destination for couples. You can receive outdoor massages next to a tropical waterfall while listening to the sounds of birds and the surrounding nature.

Gorgeous Island Getaway in Michigan - Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island is an amazing island getaway on the Great Lakes in Michigan. Since the only way to get there is by boat or by plane, the island is a peaceful oasis without cars and crowds. Plan a romantic summer getaway to this unique destination.

Oceanview Villa in Koh Samui

The Wow Ocean Haven at the W Koh Samui offers a private pool with sweeping ocean views, a scenic outdoor shower and a spacious deck perfect for massages and breakfast with a view. Inside, you will find a state-of-the-art entertainment system with a 46-inch Samsung LCD TV with CD/DVD player, W Library (available via Whatever/Whenever service) and BOSE sound system. The bedroom has a second 46-inch Samsung LCD TV, Bliss Spa amenities and a round two-person tub with views of the garden.

If you find that the Wow Ocean Haven is already booked, don't despair. The W Koh Samui also offers the Extreme Wow Ocean Haven villa with a two-story layout, private patio, pool, original decor and ocean views. This villa has an even larger private pool, two living rooms and a barbeque pit for outdoor parties.

Romantic Tropical Island Getaway in Thailand

Vana Belle is a newly-opened Starwood Luxury Collection Resort with romantic villas overlooking the ocean in Koh Samui, Thailand. Vacation activities for couples include yoga, snorkeling and romantic dinners with a view. Chaweng Beach near the hotel is the perfect spot for romantic walks and relaxing sunny days. The Tropical Pool Villas are free-standing buildings set in traditional Thai compounds with private pools surrounded by tropical gardens. The villas showcase Thailand's cultural and artistic heritage and offer 24-hours on-call butler service.

Infinity-Edge Pool Villas in Greece

Master Infinity Villas at Romanos Costa Navarino are located next to a sandy beach and blue ocean in Greece. Modern design, private infinity-edge pool, plush furniture and beautiful views are designed to inspire the mind. Order gourmet room service, book a couples massage and swim laps in your own pool at this unique Greek villa. Each Master Infinity Villa has a wooden four poster bed, marble en-suite bathroom, spacious lounge and dining area and a state-of-the-art home cinema system with 2 plasma TV screens. The Dunes Beach is just steps away.

Spa Villas on a Private Island in Malaysia

Couples who love secluded spa destinations, should book one of the Spa Villas on Pangkor Laut Island Malaysia. The privately owned island is pristine and secluded, perfect for relaxing the body and mind. The Spa Villas are linked to the Spa Village, a healing oasis unlike any other in the world. The Spa Villas are set on stilts over the water. They each have a large balcony and a bathroom with an oversized tub overlooking the sea. You can reach the spa via a wooden walkway over the water.

Secret Garden and a Butler in Bali

Lounge on a plush daybed in a romantic gazebo next to your own private villa pool at Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali. These ultra luxury villas come with a Balinese rain shower and a secret garden. A 24-hour butler is at your service, whether you want a romantic rose petal turn-down, a romantic dinner set up in the secret garden or a massage booked at the spa.

Romance Under the Fijian Night Sky

This photo taken at Likuliku in Fiji makes you long for quiet romantic walks on the beach under a starry night sky. With virtually non-existent light pollution on the island, you will be able to see stars in the sky like never before. Find a secluded spot on the beach, bring a snack and enjoy the scents and sounds of the surrounding ocean. Over water villas are a rare find in Fiji and there are just 10 at Likuliku. Each villa has a separate bathing pavilion with Lagoon views from the bathtub.

Romantic Getaway in Bora Bora

There are just a handful of hotels in Bora Bora, and they are all stunning in their own way. The Hilton Bora Bora Nui has beautiful romantic over water villas with spacious decks and plenty of living space. You can enjoy a couples massage in the privacy of your own villa or head to the full service spa. King Over Water Deluxe Villas have unobstructed views of the famous blue lagoon. Glass floor viewing panels let you watch exotic marine life under the villa. Inside you will find Italian marble bathrooms, separate seating area with satellite TV, air conditioning and high-speed internet access.

Views of the Arabian Sea

Read a book in your bed with doors open to look out over a white sandy beach and the Arabian Sea at the new Anantara Al Yamm Villas. The sustainably built villas are surrounded by unique wildlife which you can observe up close during the morning wildlife drive. The ambiance is quiet and romantic when the sun sets. Enjoy soothing ocean sounds and a starlit night sky.