5 resorts that are ideal for a couples retreat

Who can resist a romantic getaway?

Picture this: you’re taking in a mesmerising view as you lounge on your balcony at a luxury resort, sipping on your morning coffee and feeling the warm rays of the sun fall upon your face. What could make this moment better? Perhaps sharing it with your loved one. Romance is almost inherent to travel—that thrill of nobody knowing who you are, the mystery of a new place, the beauty bowling you over everywhere you look. But some places are more romantic than others, and only so many resorts out there can claim the title of the most romantic of them all. Whether you’re looking for adventure or want to prioritise self-care, these hideaways and splashy resorts have something for every couple.

The epitome of comfort and luxury, these stays are a thing of beauty, places where not a care in the world need go to anything but your partner. No matter which destination you choose to venture to, it’s certain that you will not be able to resist exclaiming, “Oh, isn’t it romantic?”.

The Tamara, Coorg 

Set against the serene backdrop of the Western Ghats, the luxurious stay at The Tamara Coorg is complemented by lush green foliage. The usual city sounds of construction and honking are replaced by the calls of songbirds and insects. It is utterly romantic—as though you’ve absconded with your lover to an Eden shrouded in mist, and so long as you remain the troubles of the world beyond do not concern you. Spread over 184 acres, the property is surrounded by coffee plantations. The range of activities here is particularly spectacular—from a relaxing spa and sauna to couples mixology and stargazing sessions, they’ve got it all. For the adventurous, there’s a guided trek of the surrounding terrain and an exciting birdwatching tour. 

Wildflower Hall, Shimla

What could be more romantic than being nestled amid the Himalayas with your beau? An Oberoi resort, Wildflower Hall truly makes you feel like you’re spending the weekend at a lavish 18th-century estate in Scotland. The property actually served as the residence of Lord Kitchener, erstwhile commander in chief of the British army. At 2,515 meters above sea level, opulence finds new meaning whilst surrounded by mountain views and personalised spa experiences in the woods. Roll back the clock with your partner as you chill around their grand snooker and billiards room and browse through the well-stocked library, or set out to energise yourself with their vast array of outdoor sports. 

Sujan The Serai, Jaisalmer


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An oasis for some rest and rejuvenation, Sujan The Serai is built on a linear grid rising up from the heart of the Thar desert. Majestic tents and an experience like never before await you and your partner as you walk past their sandstone walls. The camp captures the spirit of Jaisalmer with its local spirit—from the cuisine to the textiles, the colours of Rajasthan shine to contrast the stark terrain. The resort aims to preserve and protect Indian wilderness, as well as its rich cultural heritage. Their farm-to-table ideology and scenic outdoor dining opportunities make every meal a sensory experience. Explore the surrounding heritage sites and treat yourselves to a diverse menu of therapies at the acclaimed spa. 

The Machan, Lonavala


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Ever dreamt of escaping city life and living 45 feet above the forest in a palatial treehouse? Then The Machan is the place for you. This exclusive eco-resort is located in Jambulne, one of the 25 biological hotspots of the world. Its reclusive nature and amenities like starbeds and open-air showers make it a hit for couples seeking some relaxing quality time. Bonfire dinners, calm nature walks, and exclusive spa therapies await here. You could choose to kick back with some bubbly in their luxe bathtubs or simply gaze at the stars and the mountains with your lover by your side. 

Taj Exotica, Andaman

A luxurious gateway to the biodiversity of the Andaman, this Taj property lies on Havelock Island. Rainforests, unspoilt beaches, and ancient tribal cultures amalgamate to give you an unforgettable experience. Sitting under a canopy of coconut and palmyra trees, the whole resort was established without cutting a single tree. The tranquil lily pond and the Olympic-sized swimming pool are only some of the calming locations at this resort. Privacy and romance make for the best pair, here you’ll only be interrupted by the sounds of kingfishers and turtle doves. Whether you prefer snorkelling and kayaking or picnics and fruit picking in the orchard, Taj Andaman will leave you feeling enchanted. To really amp up the romantic ante, book a couples massage or dine under the stars by the sea!


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