Darling, It’s Time To Go Big

It's been too long since you could take your loved one on a romantic trip, or splash out for an anniversary. Too long since the couples who'd planned 2020 nuptials have been able to plan a proper honeymoon. And far too long since you've been able to say, "We'll book the couples massage, please" while surrounded by palm trees and with cocktails in hand.

You've waited patiently and you've saved, so there's really only one thing to do now: go all out. Upgrade to the penthouse. Spare no expense at the spa. Order the best bottle of wine in the restaurant and enjoy every last sip of it. After all, it really has been too long, hasn't it?

Here are three exceptionally luxe destinations where you can finally getaway - and go big! - with your love this year.

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Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth

On the sunny and celebrity-adorned island of St. Barth, you could be some of the very first guests at Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth. Opened just recently in the fall of 2021, this new addition to the Rosewood hotel collection offers its guests a true escape to paradise. Colorful and private Caribbean cottages make up the hotel's 27 suites, each with their own terrace and garden; we suggest the Beach Pool Suite, which is located close to the water's edge and has both an extended sun deck and private pool. With accommodations as relaxing as these, you may be reluctant to venture out, but when you do wander through the bougainvillea toward the rest of the resort, you'll be glad you did. The Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth is one of the best places on the island for kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling, and you'll also find a relaxing spa, well-equipped fitness center and plenty of refined bars and restaurants.

Beyond the resort, we suggest a drive with the top down to explore this small and enchanting island. Stop in at the quaint Wall House Museum, which delves into St. Barth's storied past, spend an afternoon on the powdery white sands of Saline Beach or take a break for some ceviche, cold drinks and a view. Finally, our agency can arrange for a private boat tour around St. Barth's lush coastline, with frequent breaks to dive into the crystalline waters for a swim.

One&Only Mandarina

Hidden within the leafy coastline of the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's One&Only Mandarina is a place where romance is innate. Elemental. Present within every rippling cliff, bending green palm and finely-crafted detail of the hotel's minimalist design.

This is a place so seductive, the hotel created itineraries specifically designed for couples, each beginning with your very own treehouse. Sitting nearly forty feet off the ground, these elevated suites were built with the surrounding trees - some of which are up to 200 years old - in mind. From your private tree-top digs, you'll have unparalleled views of the Pacific, and nothing to interrupt your sleep at night but the sounds of the jungle.

In this coastal utopia, you can spend your days together riding horses; preparing local cuisine in private cooking classes; learning how to surf or paddle board at the Jetty Beach Club; and relaxing in the natural volcanic rock garden of the resort's quiet spa. During one of their specially-curated treatments for couples, you can spend an afternoon enjoying foot massages, tuning fork rituals, face mappings, kinetique face massages, warm honey therapies and soothing head and hand massages.

Each evening at sunset, admire a sky brushed with gold at the Treehouse bar, where cocktails infused with edible flowers and indigenous herbs are mixed by hand. For dinner, you'll dine cliffside at Carao restaurant, where famed chef Enrique Olvera has created Mexican and globally-influenced dishes like charred avocado with cured scallops, herbs and yuzukosh?.

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

In the heart of colorful Miami Beach, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach proves that not all romantic adventures have to be remote. Set on the ocean, this hotel has the feel of a "contemporary Japanese beach house," with penthouse-level villas providing a true escape within the city. The signature NOBU Villa is up to 1900 square feet and features panoramic views from its wrap-around balcony, VIP dining, an exclusive bar, private gym and much more; if you're looking to spring for the penthouse, this is it.

When not dining privately in your villa, take a seat in Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's world-renowned restaurant for traditional Japanese cuisine with Latin American influences - think lobster quinoa ceviche with bibb lettuce, and crispy kurobuta pork belly with watermelon, ginger ama-zu, peanuts and cilantro. There's even a daily Tanoshi Hour on the terrace complete with signature Nobu bento boxes.

Finally, if you're a couple who loves dancing, you've come to the right place. Miami Beach becomes even more alluring and alive after dark, so get dressed up and head out with your honey to dance the night away.

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