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 hot tub built on top of a lagoon or get treatments at the best spas in the world, there are many romantic vacations to choose from.
Secluded romantic ideas include wilderness lodges, tropical beaches, design hotels and unique villas. Enjoy your own private beach, secluded spots and luxury service on your secluded honeymoon.
1. Hotel Ranga, Iceland
You need freezing temperatures and clear dark skies to enjoy the Northern Lights. Hotel Ranga in Iceland offers perfect viewing conditions in March, as well as the chance to go on a whale watching expedition, visit an ice cave, hike a glacier and wallow in the warm geo-thermal waters of the fabled Blue Lagoon.
Hotel Ranga is an romantic hotel located on the South Coast of Iceland, within easy access of many of the most prominent tourist attractions.
The rooms and suites are lavishly appointed and some offer direct access to the on-site geo-thermal hot tubs.
In addition to a fine-dining restaurant, Hotel Ranga also has a stargazing observatory.
Hotel Ranga, 851 Hella, Iceland, 354 487 5700
2. Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, New Zealand
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If you are seeking a remote and secluded destination for your next romantic getaway, Aro Ha Wellness Retreat in New Zealand, deserves a spot on your wish-list.
The resort nestles in New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps, where it will envelop you and your partner in luxury and serenity. Aro Ha is committed to rejuvenate body and mind, and to that end you will be encouraged to participate in activities designed to form new and healthy habits which will enrich your life.
Experiences include yoga and meditation, hiking through the beautiful landscape, strength training, cookery lessons and many more activities which are designed to enhance your stay.
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, 33 Station Valley Rd, Wyuna Rise, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand, Phone: +64 3 442 7011
3. Ultima Thule Lodge
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Couples who want to surround themselves with majestic Alaskan wilderness should check into Ultima Thule Lodge, a family-run adventure hideaway 100 miles from the nearest road.
Guests are accommodated in 5 luxurious cabins surrounded by mountain flowers and stunning Chitina River views. Each two-bedroom cabin was handcrafted and individually furnished by the Claus family.
The main lodge has a great room with large windows where you can relax and chat with other guests. After an active day outdoors, head to the wood-fired sauna.
The kitchen prepares fresh-baked bread each morning. For lunch and dinner, you will get to sample the freshest Alaskan game, fish and organic vegetables from the lodge garden.
Activities include hiking, skiing and fishing. Amazing flight safaris will let you admire the mountains, rivers and waterfalls from the air. Browse more exotic vacations.
100 miles upriver from Chitina, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99501, Phone: 907-854-4500
4. Secluded Romantic Getaways: Fogo Island Inn
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Fogo Island Inn is a secluded getaway with incredible ocean views and amazing modern design. If you've never heard of Fogo Island, you are not alone. The remote island is located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
A ferry connects the small island with Newfoundland which has three airports. The inn is open year-round and offers 29 luxurious guest suites with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to sea.
The design hotel has creative public spaces where you can relax in good company. Inside the inn, which was built to feel like a traditional Newfoundland home, you will find a the library, art gallery, restaurant, lounge, lobby and a cinema operated in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.
The inn designers cooperated with architects based in Norway to build the best rooftop saunas in Newfoundland. The north-facing sauna overlooks the North Atlantic Ocean while the south-facing saunas offer great views of the rocks and churches.
The rooftop deck near the saunas is used for stargazing on clear starry nights. The hotel is an X-shaped building on stilts, standing on the rocks of the Back Western Shore. Every suite faces the ocean, providing a cozy escape from the elements. (Phone: 709-658-3444).
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5. Hotel Gotthard in Lech, Austria
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At Hotel Gotthard in Austria, the service really is second to none. Despite this being a luxury hotel steeped in history and tradition, the welcome offered to every guest is warm and homely, helping everyone feel right at ease.
The fact that this is a family owned and operated hotel helps to contribute to that 'home away from home' atmosphere. If you’re looking for a hotel where you’ll be made to feel exceptionally welcome for every second of your stay, Hotel Gotthard is the right option.
There's an swimming pool and sauna area, along with massages and spa treatments.
The Hotel Gotthard can appeal for both winter trips to Lech and summer trips too. Winter activities in Lech include the likes of skiing and snowboarding around the local mountains, which are only a stone's throw away from the Hotel Gotthard.
Cross-country skiing and winter hikes can also be enjoyed at this time of year, along with sleigh rides and fun family activities too.
The snowy mountains provide the perfect backdrop for Christmas fun.
When summer rolls around and the snow melts away, activities like hiking, mountaineering, fishing, scenic drives, and golf become very popular. The friendly staff at Hotel Gotthard can help to provide guidance on local activities and things to do.
Lech am Arlberg. Omesberg 119, 6764 Lech, Austria, Phone: +43 5583 35600
6. Secluded Romantic Getaways: Florblanca
Florblanca is an upscale resort located on Playa Santa Teresa in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, offering luxury amenities and villa-style rooms for guests looking for romantic escapes.
The resort's onsite Spa Bambu provides a variety of speciality wellness treatments along with guided yoga and pilates sessions, with a large waterfall pool also available for swimming and relaxation.
Each room includes unique amenities such as two-person hammocks, fully-stocked mini-bars, and freestanding stone bathtubs.
Beach equipment such as boogie boards, beach cruisers, snorkels, and surfboards are available for complimentary guest use on the waterfront.
Onsite dining is available at the Nectar restaurant, which prepares healthy, locally-sourced fare with an emphasis on creative seafood entrees.
160 2 miles North of Franks Place, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Phone: +506-26-40-02-32
7. Romantic Getaway: Secret Bay
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Secret Bay is an award-winning luxury Caribbean resort in Dominica that is home to upscale villas and bungalows stocked with deluxe amenities such as Apple televisions, smartphones, kitchenettes, and terraces, with upgraded rooms offering private hot tubs and hammocks.
Complimentary amenities for couples to enjoy include a welcome dinner and free bicycle, kayak, and snorkeling gear rentals, with add-on packages offering opportunities for yoga and guided meditation.
Five-star concierge services are also provided, and personalized service requests can be accommodated to take couples' experiences to the next level. Romantic Getaways in the Caribbean
Ross Blvd, Dominica, Phone: 767-445-4444
8. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
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The Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens is a secluded luxury getaway within Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica where you will be surrounded by pristine nature and private gardens.
Wake up to the songs of birds in the morning and have breakfast on your secluded terrace with a hot tub.
Treatments at the spa are not to be missed - choose from massages, scrubs, wraps and facials. The hotel has three types of accommodations and six dining facilities. The Springs Villa has a private plunge pool with water from hot springs.
The Nayara Suite has spectacular views and an oversized hot tub. The Casita Deluxe provides comfort, luxury with expansive views of the surrounding rainforest and volcano, as well as a quiet garden. There are multiple dining options, including the Altamira Restaurant which serves international and local cuisine all day.
Sushi Amor serves sushi and Latin fusion, while Nostalgia Bar is great for tapas and wine. Try the Wine Pairing Dinner for a 5-course meal, the Kali, Kali Pool Bar for casual poolside snacks, and Romantic Dinners for a gourmet extravaganza.
702 road 21007, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica,
Phone: +506 2479 1600
9. Secluded Romantic Getaways: Chena Hot Springs
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If you want a spectacular show featuring Aurora Borealis, stay at Chena Hot Springs Resort in Alaska. The adventure getaway is located in a charming community founded 100 years ago.
The Aurora Ice Museum is the largest year-round ice museum in the world. You'll be able to admire incredible ice sculptures cleverly illuminated with colorful lights.
The best place to watch Aurora Borealis is from the outdoor hot springs, famous for their healing benefits. You can relax surrounded by warm water while watching the spectacular show above your head.
Guests are accommodated in lodge rooms and suites. From mid-May to mid-September, RV and camping are available as well. In the fall, enjoy colorful fall foliage displays. The resort is located 60 miles from downtown Fairbanks.
17600 Chena Hot Springs Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712, Phone: 907-451-8104
10. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Romantic Getaway
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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.
Bedwell River Valley, Alberni-Clayoquot C, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada, Phone: 250-266-0397
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11. Kura Design Villas in Costa Rica
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Located on the Southern Coast of Costa Rica, Kura Design Villas offers six luxury villas surrounded by tropical forest and ocean views. The salt water infinity swimming pool makes you feel like you are levitating above the water. The lounge chairs that surround the pool are ultra-plush. If you are looking for an excuse to plan a romantic getaway to Costa Rica, stay at this unique hideaway to recharge and rejuvenate. Cutting edge design and sustainability blend well at Kura. The resort has photovoltaic solar panels for electricity, solar water heaters, LED lighting is used throughout the entire property, Energy Star ceiling fans and low energy consumption inverter AC systems. Additionally, there are Ultraviolet PURA water filters which purify the water, a rainwater collection system, nontoxic biodegradable cleaning products, a compost system to recycle organic waste, and more.
The restaurant incorporates the freshest local and seasonal ingredients in its daily menu featuring Costa Rican fusion cuisine menu. The bar serves personalized drinks, including a variety of Costa Rican style drinks and cocktails. Guests can choose from a diverse menu of spa treatments at the ocean-view spa, including facials, massages, body wraps, scrubs and deep tub soaking. Yoga classes are offered to help you relax on this unique vacation getaway.
12. Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia Wilderness Resort & Hotel
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The ultimate wilderness lodge and pristine nature retreat in the heart of Tobeatic Wilderness in southwestern Nova Scotia, Trout Point Lodge is a beautiful eco-destination for adventure-lovers and romantics alike. Echoing the Canadian Great Camps of the early 20th century, Trout Point Lodge is an architectural masterpiece made from giant Eastern Spruce logs. The hotel has stylish guest rooms, a fully-stocked library, two excellent dining rooms and the Great Room with a roaring fireplace. Guest suites feature hand-cut stone fireplaces, log walls, high beam ceilings and modern amenities. Savor gourmet table d'hôte cuisine at two distinct dining venues: the intimate and elegant Chez la Forêt, and the larger Bois et Charbon, both of which specialize in fresh seafood and gourmet steak dishes, accompanied by an unrivalled wine list of international vintages. The pristine surrounding wilderness calls for outdoor adventure, ranging from hiking in the Tobeatic Wilderness, rock and ice Geo excursions, stargazing and canoeing on the scenic Tusket and Napier Rivers.
13. Secluded Romantic Getaway for Couples: Yasawa Island, Fiji
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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.
14. Crane Resort in Barbados
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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.
15. RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort
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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand is the perfect place for couples seeking a romantic atmosphere and complete rejuvenation. There are four different types of accommodations available, including the 1,765-square-foot RarinJinda Villa which has a balcony, outdoor whirlpool, and an outdoor terrace. The 1,001-square-foot Wellness Suite has a balcony, indoor whirlpool and en-suite bathroom. The Deluxe Pool Access Room offers 570 square feet of living space while the Deluxe Room measures 495 square feet. The Baan Thai Conference room is a 140-year-old teak wood house that accommodates up to 60 people and is ideal for private parties and wedding ceremonies. Deck1 Restaurant serves Modern Asian Fusion cuisine in a romantic setting. The restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, lunch, afternoon tea, and a full course dinner.
14 Tambon Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand, Phone: +66 53 303 030
16. Casa Colonial in the Dominican Republic
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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.
17. Conrad Bora Bora Nui Romantic Getaway
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There are just a handful of hotels in Bora Bora, and they are all stunning in their own way. The Conrad 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. If you are looking for secluded honeymoon destinations, Bora Bora is an amazing place to visit.
18. Oceanview Villa in Koh Samui
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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.
19. Romantic Getaway: Vana Belle in Thailand
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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.
20. Romanos Costa Navarino in Greece
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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.
21. Overwater Villas on Pangkor Laut Island
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A stay on the 300-acre Pangkor Laut Island off the West Coast of Malaysia means secluded beaches, undisturbed wilderness and five star service. The privately owned island is undeveloped, except for the resort's wooden buildings which blend in with the surrounding jungle.
If you want to be right over the water, ask for one of the Signature Sea Villas on stilts with stunning ocean views. Each villa has a private wooden walkway which connects it to solid land. If you prefer to be surrounded by lush tropical forests, choose one of the romantic Garden or Hill Villas. Sit on your spacious terrace and enjoy views of secluded bays which you can later explore on foot.
Dining is a feast for the senses. The restaurants search for the finest fresh local ingredients to serve up colorful creations in a unique setting. Vacationers get to choose from 7 dining venues, ranging from the casual beach bar to elegant open-air restaurants.
The spa incorporates the healing traditions of Malaysia as well as Chinese, Indian and Thai techniques. Consider booking one of the 22 Spa Villas situated over the sea with direct access to the wellness center which is consistently rated one of the best in the world. Each treatment begins with the Bath House Ritual for the feet. This is followed by a traditional Malay bath, a dip in the heated Rotenburu pool and finally a gentle Shanghai Scrub.
A 2-night package starts at MYR2,190 per couple and includes accommodations of your choice, daily breakfast, ferry transfers, a couples' experience at the spa and morning yoga (+60 5 699 1100).
22. Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua
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If you are looking for luxury honeymoon ideas, one and two-bedroom Pool Villas at the Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali each come with a spacious terrace, private pool, an outdoor Balinese rain shower and a secret garden with a gazebo.
These villas are ideal for honeymooners who want to stay in and order room service. A dedicated reception lobby, exclusive beach lounge and a 24-hour butler ensure a five-star service that will let you focus on relaxing.
Lagoon Spa offers a menu of traditional Balinese treatments in a luxurious setting with Vichy showers, a sauna and seven private, air-conditioned treatment rooms. Arrive early to take advantage of the outdoor courtyard which features a hot tub, waterfalls, plunge pools, a sauna, and a Kneipp walk-though aqua therapy course.
The beachside massage huts offer a great way to relax surrounded by beautiful ocean views. The spa is open until midnight so you can book a detox wrap on the day of your arrival to decompress after the flight. If you ever get bored of your plush villa, the resort offers huge lagoon pools, tropical gardens and a white-sand beach.
Water sports include surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Arwana Restaurant on the beach serves delicious seafood and has an open-air kitchen. All of the resort restaurants also offer room service.
23. 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.
24. Secluded Romantic Getaways: Nonsuch Bay in Antigua
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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.
25. Constance Moofushi Resort 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.
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Peppers Moonah Links Resort
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is one of Australia's most luxurious leisure resorts, located in Fingal on Victoria's beautiful Mornington Peninsula. The resort is home to two championship 18-hole golf courses offering panoramic peninsula views, along with a full-service onsite day spa, charming a la carte restaurant, and lively bar and grill. 72 beautiful deluxe rooms and suites offer private balconies and terraces overlooking the links, furnished with decor crafted from natural materials. An onsite gymnasium is offered for guest use, along with an outdoor heated swimming pool and a lively recreational lawn. Nearby, resort guests can explore area attractions such as St. Andrews' Beach Brewery, Rye Ocean Beach, and the Peninsula Hot Springs.
55 Peter Thomson Dr, Fingal VIC 3939, Australia, Phone: +61 3 5988 2000
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.
Caves Resort 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.
Romantic Getaway at Sanderling Resort
Set on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, the Sanderling Resort is an upscale waterfront resort that offers an idyllic Outer Banks holiday experience. Located just four miles from the town of Duck, NC, the luxurious seaside retreat offers elegant accommodations, exceptional amenities, including three swimming pools, a fully-equipped fitness center, full service spa and steam room, and access to an array of sports equipment to enjoy. Two restaurants and bars offer continental cuisine and drinks, and multi-functional event spaces can cater for up to 200 people with breathtaking ocean views.
The Sanderling Resort offers 120 stylishly appointed guestrooms and suites with contemporary décor, private bathrooms with showers and baths, plush towels and deluxe bath products, and modern amenities. Amenities in all guest rooms and suites include flat-screen HDTVs with cable channels, iPod docking stations, radio/alarm clocks, mini-fridges, in-room safes, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet. Some suites have pull-out sleeper sofas for extra guests, and most rooms have private balconies with comfortable seating and beautiful panoramic ocean views.
Additional guest services include complimentary coffee served in the Beach House lobby every morning, in-room dining, daily housekeeping, concierge and bell services, beach bell valet, and a seasonal nightly turndown service.
Accommodations at the Sanderling Resort are available in a range of options, including family-friendly rooms in the North Inn, romantic suites in the Beach House, peaceful abodes in the South Inn, and luxurious vacation rentals in various private homes nearby.
Located steps from the beach overlooking the resort’s swimming pool, the North Inn offers beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites on the third floor with elevator access and spectacular ocean views. These family-friendly rooms feature one king or two queen-size beds with signature pillow-top mattresses, crisp linens, and choice of pillows, and private bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, plush towels, and deluxe bath products. Guest rooms at the North Inn are available in Sunset, Oceanside, Poolside, Sound View, and Ocean View options.
Sanderling Resort’s Beach House is situated at the center of the resort and offers stylish and romantic guest rooms and suite for those wanting to experience the best of what the resort has to offer. These guest rooms and suites are spacious and elegant and feature king-size beds with signature pillow-top mattresses, crisp linens, and choice of pillows, and private bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, double vanities, plush towels and deluxe bath products. Ample sitting areas have comfortable seating, pull-out sleeper sofas for extra guests and contemporary fireplaces, and large windows embrace breathtaking ocean views – perfect for dolphin watching. Guest rooms and suites in the Beach House are available in Deluxe Kings, Ocean and Sound Suites, Superior Suites, and Premium Ocean View Suites.
The Resort’s South Inn is situated next to the Beach House and looks out over the Tranquility Pool. Ground floor rooms have direct access to the swimming pool, and upper floor rooms have stunning views of the dunes and ocean and elevator access is provided. These rooms and suites feature king-size beds with signature pillow-top mattresses, crisp linens, and choice of pillows, and private bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, double vanities, plush towels and deluxe bath products. Ample sitting areas have comfortable seating, queen-size pull-out sleeper sofas for extra guests and spectacular ocean views. South Inn Suites have fully-equipped kitchenettes in the spacious living room. Guest rooms and suites in the South Inn are available in Oceanside Suites, Sound View Suites, Poolside Tranquility Rooms and Suites, Ocean View Suites and luxurious South Inn Suites.
Sanderling Resort also offers vacation homes to rent for families and friends wanting extra space and privacy and extended stays. These luxurious homes feature multiple bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens, wraparound decks and private balconies, and ample amenities.
Renowned for its award-winning cuisine which is sourced from local farms and the surrounding waters, Sanderling Resort is home to three charming and innovative restaurants – the Lifesaving Station, Kimball’s Kitchen and Sandbar, which serve continental cuisine and signature beverages against a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views.
Sanderling Resort offers an array of amenities and facilities for guests to enjoy during their stay, ranging from three charming restaurants and bars, three swimming pools, a fully-equipped fitness center, and a full service spa and steam room. Guests have access to a variety of sporting equipment such as kayaks, paddleboards, jet skis, wakeboards and tubes, and can take part in an array of water activities from sailing cruises to fishing charters and dolphin tours.
The Tranquility Pool is a 75-foot lap pool with whirlpool spa, chaise lounges and quiet, umbrella-canopied seating areas for adults only, while the Resort Pool is perfect for family fun. Both pools enjoy a poolside food and drinks service from the Sandbar. The Resort also has an indoor heated swimming, a fully-equipped fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, weights and machines, and a full-service day spa with sauna and steam room.
Land activities at the resort include mountain biking, horseback riding, sunrise yoga and golf, to name but a few.
The award-winning Spa at Sanderling offers a tranquil escape for rejuvenation and relaxation with beautiful views of the Currituck Sound. The Spa features 10 treatment rooms and offers a comprehensive menu of coastal and seasonally inspired spa treatments, including an array of massages, body and facial treatments and salon services. Drawing inspiration from the unique natural resources of the Outer Banks coastline, Sanderling signature treatments include Hot Sea Stone and Swedish Massages, various hand and foot therapies, and body care and skin restoration treatments, transformational facials, gentlemen's care and salon and bridal services. The Spa also features steam rooms, a sauna and an indoor swimming pool, a spa boutique and retail store, and yoga sessions.
Sanderling Resort offers a magnificent 13-acre location for destination weddings and other special celebrations with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues, professional onsite event planners and management teams, award-winning Southern coastal cuisine and fine wines, and full-service packages for up to 180 guests.
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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949, Phone: 866-860-3979
Golden Rock Inn, Nevis
Set on the slopes of Mount Nevis on a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea, the Golden Rock Inn is a luxurious hilltop hideaway that offers a romantic island escape. Surrounded by lush tropical jungles with breathtaking ocean views, the Inn features beautifully appointed guest lodgings in the form of brightly painted cottages and former sugar mills that have been transformed into charming cottages.
Connected by meandering pathways, cottages are decorated in a traditional West Indian style and have air conditioning and private balconies with spectacular views. Deluxe amenities include a fresh water swimming pool fed by springs, a sun deck with loungers, glorious gardens filled with birds and wildlife, and an on-site restaurant that serves freshly prepared global cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nevis is a sleepy Caribbean island in the Leeward Island chain that dates back to the late 1600s and is home to beautiful beaches, the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, and the colonial town of Charlestown. Outdoor activities on the small island range from hiking, biking, birding, and canoeing, to windsurfing, snorkeling, swimming and guided forest tours.
The Golden Rock Inn features 11 beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest cottages that feature vibrant island-style décor and bright furnishings inspired by artists Helen and Brice Marden. Surrounded by the lush gardens of the Inn, cottages feature comfortable king or queen-size beds in Egyptian cotton linens, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products. Modern amenities in every room include a coffee maker, complimentary beach bags and towels, and free wireless Internet.
Once a 19th-century cut-stone mill, the Sugar Mill cottage is a two-story cabin that features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens and en-suite bathroom with shower upstairs, and two twin beds and a second bathroom with a shower downstairs.
Paradise cottage is a free-standing cut-stone cottage with a king-size bed in Egyptian cotton linens, a private bathroom with shower, and a large back bamboo terrace with gorgeous views towards Windward Beach.
Scarborough Cottage is a lovely pink duplex cottage set on the hillside above the swimming pool. Surrounded by lush gardens, the cabin features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens that can be converted into two twins, a private bath with a shower, and Le Labo bath products, and a large verandah with mountainside views.
Set on the hillside, Mt Pleasant is a Caribbean blue duplex cottage surrounded by beautiful and boasting stunning views. Open-plan interiors offer a king-size bed that can be converted into two twins, and a private bath with a shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products.
Surrounded by rustling bamboo and tropical blooms, Morningstar is a deep blue and pink cottage hidden amongst the gardens with outdoor verandahs and gorgeous views. Morningstar Right features twin beds connecting to a king and an extra single bed in Egyptian cotton linens, and large bathroom with a shower and dressing area, while Morningstar Left has a king-size bamboo bed with colonial accents and luxury linens, and a large bathroom with a shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products.
Windward features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linens, and a remodeled bathroom with a shower, fresh towels, and organic bath products. Cocowalk is accessed by a private, leafy path and features a queen-size bed with deluxe linens, a wall-mounted television, and a spacious new bathroom with walk-in rain shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products. An inviting back terrace offers a comfortable lounging area with gorgeous views.
Dar is pretty West Indian cottage with a queen-size bed in Egyptian cotton linens, a sunny new bathroom with walk-in rain shower, fresh towels, and Le Labo bath products, and a screened in back porch that opens onto a private garden surrounded by stacked stone walls.
The Rocks Restaurant serves lively Caribbean cuisine paired with global flair and excellent wines, including fresh fish and lobster, freshly prepared salads and vegetables, and decadent desserts. The restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner alfresco-style on the dining decks overlooking the sea, or in the intimate gardens surrounding the restaurant. The bar is set beneath stone vaulted ceilings and serves signature cocktails and other libations, such as the Golden Rock’s famous Rum Punch.
Amenities and Recreation
Amenities at the Golden Rock Inn include a freshwater swimming pool, lush gardens, complimentary bottled water and house baked sweets available all day, and a delicious gourmet breakfast served al fresco daily at The Rocks. The Rocks also serves light lunches and multi-course dinners, and the Rocks Bar serves an extensive list of signature cocktails, spirits, and fine wines. The Inn and surrounding area offer an array of outdoor activities ranging from surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling, to hiking, biking, and birding.
Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, Phone: 869-469-3346
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