The old-school yet updated Relais & Chateaux property sits on scenic Weekapaug Pond and offers a respite from reality: no TVs (unless requested), sumptuous rooms, low-tech games (remember shuffleboard?), as well as sailboats for sunset cruises. Excellent cuisine including local lobster and organic vegetables of sizes/colors you've never seen before.
A 19th century former has been transformed into a series of luxurious rooms and suites but still feels like an intimate home where every wish and detail is attended to. Linger over elaborate breakfasts of meat, cheeses, freshly baked breads, and delicious juices on the tropical terrace.
What's more romantic than sitting under a bright starry night sky in the Atacama Desert? With only twelve rooms, seclusion is yours as are wide-open spaces, distant mountains, horseback rides and long hikes.
The low-key, high-budget combination of intimate villas in an informal setting. A recent $100 million+ redo has resulted in minimalist, tasteful cottages with plunge pools and features both modern (WiFi, flat-screen TVs) and low-tech (ceiling fans and atmospheric mosquito net canopies).
The scent of jasmine wafts through the air at the beautiful oasis within the historic city walls. Nest in your very own riad, complete with intricate plasterwork, carvings, and sumptuous silk embroideries. Relax on personal, colonnaded patios, swim in plunge pools, and marvel at the exotic Andalucian and Moorish elements within the compound.
First of all, the location: the pristine waters of the Thaa Atoll. Then, the privacy: the first luxury resort in the area, which is full of tiny private islands for hiding away the day. Finally, the hotel: the COMO Shambhala spa, the fresh-as-can-be seafood meals.
A magical retreat that's all about sumptuous finishes, lounging by the pool, and eating and drinking. For a couple, there is really no reason to leave &mdash, except to possibly do some antiquing in nearby St. Remy.
This intimate, 11-room townhouse is literally a home away from home. Owner Gonzalo Robredo has restored suites to their former splendor and has added 600 thread-count sheets, a rooftop terrace strewn with flowers and a hanging garden, and a small spa. The restaurant, Tarquino, is worth a detour for award-winning chef Dante Liporace's inventive takes on Argentine classics such as suckling pig, as well as for the secret hideaway vibe.
The majestic 1912 building and its aura of slightly crumbled, bygone elegance. The stunning, secluded setting in the midst of the UNESCO-protected cliffs of Piana (think Big Sur meets the Amalfi Coast, complete with white-knuckle, single-lane driving). Sunset glasses of rosé and chestnut beer on the terrace with unobstructed views of the cliffs, ocean, and twinkling village — and returning to the same terrace in the morning for petit déjeuner.
Set in a former palace that dates from the 11th century, the romantic Caruso in the heart of medieval Ravello is a beautiful escape from busy Amalfi Coast towns like Positano and Amalfi, with enormous rooms covered in restored frescoes. Caruso is a step back in time: The lush gardens, the small but stellar spa, and al fresco dining are simply magical.