It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, so a lovely excuse to plan a romantic getaway with your loved one. Away from the office, the deadlines, and the pressures of balancing a family, a romantic weekend away can be just what is needed to recharge the batteries. So if you are thinking you might like to surprise your significant other with a weekend away, or a longer holiday together, here are some suitably romantic destinations from the boutique hotel experts, Mr & Mrs Smith.
Halcyon House , Cabarita Beach, NSW
Take one part faded-surf motel, one part Mediterranean pool chic, one part breezy Californian cool and one part Long Island nauticalia. Shake well and serve over a laid-back Cabarita beachfront. Garnish with a crowd-pulling restaurant and lashings of sunshine. Sit back and drink it in.
Highlights - Eye-popping design details - Secluded beachfront setting - Paper Daisy restaurant to write home about.
Eagles Nest , Bay of Islands, NZ
A luxurious estate atop a private peninsula overlooking New Zealand's Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest hotel has five ultra-contemporary, individually designed villas with spectacular views. This North Island boutique retreat is the ultimate in exclusivity and beyond-five-star hospitality, encompassing 75-acres of sub-tropical native bush with secluded beaches and more than 144 islands to explore. With private chefs, infinity pools and even a Porsche at your disposal, you can do as much or as little as you like.
Highlights - Luxe modern villas with breathtaking views. - Opportunity to see kiwis in their natural environment. Driving (or being driven) around Russell in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, NZ
Just seven minutes drive from New Zealand’s adventure capital, you'll find jaw-dropping, view- flashing Queenstown hotel Matakauri Lodge. With 11 luxurious rooms – all with majestic alpine and lake views – this boutique beauty is blessed with flawless natural assets. Immaculate service, uncontrived dining and light-filled interiors by Virginia Fisher add to the wow factor
Highlights - Majestic alpine and lake views - Warm but professional service - Skiing, trekking and boating beckon
Alila Semiyak, Bali, Indonesia A modernist vision in dark wood and floor-to-ceiling glass, boutique hotel Alila Semiyak sprawls sultrily along a stretch of volcanic sands on Bali’s buzzy southern coast. It may house a traditional temple in its grounds, but its enticing spa, ocean-view restaurant and three sleek infinity pools showcase a thoroughly modern take on hospitality.
Highlights - Ocean-view pools - Steps from Seminyak’s buzz - Tantalizing spa
Likuliku Lagoon, Fiji Resort
Romantic, adults-only Likuliku Lagoon Resort boutique hotel in Fiji seduces with the country's only over water bungalows, spacious beachfront bures and sea views. Smart dining, stylish design and a serene spa up the luxe factor, or let loose with snorkelling sessions, jungle walks or a spot of island-hopping.
Highlights - Romantic overwater bungalows, rare in Fiji - Fabulous food and a strong spa - Seductive lagoon location, handy for snorkelling and diving
Enticed? Whatever destination you've fallen for, you best get booking quick. Head over to Mr & Mrs Smith for the best available rates, money back with every booking, and a free extra on arrival.
Visit their website here or call 1 300 89 6627.