In this week’s LUX LIST we’ve rounded up the six most romantic retreats in 2019.
From cosy fireside suppers to romantic walks in the crisp January air, winter in the northern hemisphere is very much a season for lovers. However, as the long, dark nights and plummeting temperatures can also lead to more than a little cabin fever, we’re on hand with the definitive where-to guide for a couple’s fling. Traversing Europe and Asia, follow your heart to seven of the most spectacular romantic hideaways.
1. Hotel Cort
Defined by stunning bays, and lush bougainvillaea-strewn landscapes, Mallorca has long been a favoured European jaunt and the island’s capital with its world-class galleries, restaurants, and shopping is ideally placed for a romantic flit. Amid the buzz of Palma’s sun-bleached streets, Hotel Cort emerges as a serene retreat with spacious suites and an intimate terrace.
2.Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume
This boutique hotel is a design-lover´s dream set in an 18th-century mansion.
Venice is the archetypal city for lovers and at its epicentre is the spectacular Palazzina Grassi. Overlooking the Grand Canal, the hotel’s 16th-century façade houses a discrete and luxurious residence designed by Philippe Starck.
4. Argentario Golf Resort & Spa
Heading south to the verdant valleys of the Monte Argentario Peninsula and Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is the very definition of sustainable luxury. The hotel’s distinctive dragon-fly architectural form is characterised by oversized windows and skylights, allowing for the enchanting Tuscan landscape to take centre stage.
5. Memmo Alfama
Taking a stroll down the narrow, cobblestoned streets of Lisbon’s Alfama district to Memmo Alfama, the adults-only hotel is nestled among the neighbourhood’s traditional shops and weathered coloured houses.
Panoramic views are paired with a blissfully laid-back vibe and killer cocktails on the rooftop terrace.
6. The Naka Phuket
Looking east to warmer climes, Thailand’s The Naka Phuket is a tropical hideaway on the island’s paradisiacal western coast. Perched on the mountainside and screened from other guests, the glass-built villas with private pools and unrivalled views over the Andaman Sea, offer the ultimate couple’s escape.
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