With the sand between your toes and crystal clear waters on the horizon, there’s no better escape from modern life than a beach break. While you can’t knock a romantic restaurant and a city view, there’s nothing quite like a quiet moment alone on a beach with that special someone. If you’re looking to narrow down your search and find the perfect place to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a list of our favourite romantic beach retreats for a couples holiday. These romantic retreats are proof that life really can be a beach.
The Byron at Byron
Situated on the doorstep of one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, The Byron at Byron seamlessly blends luxury and intimacy. Surrounded by walking trails and rainforests, it makes for the perfect place to get away from it all. The Byron at Byron’s three-night, four-day Honeymoon Packages are inclusive of accommodation in a superior suite, a daily buffet breakfast, complimentary daily yoga sessions and bicycle rentals, as well as a $150 spa credit. Packages are also inclusive of a champagne, chocolate and cheese platter.
Prices start from $1,464 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Amatara Wellness Resort
On a quiet corner of Thailand’s Phuket island, the Amatara Wellness Resort puts rest and relaxation at the heart of its ethos. Guests are encouraged to engage in scheduled fitness classes, relax with its restorative spa treatments, and to indulge in a revitalising healthy meals and snacks. The resort’s three-night Amatara Connect retreats are inclusive of accommodation, airport transfer, all meals during your stay, a daily signature massage, a traditional Hammam experience, and a romantic ‘Learn to Massage Each Other’ experience.
Prices start from $1,610 | Book now on Compare Retreats
On the Hawaiian island’s north shore, Lumeria Maui is surrounded by historic towns, volcanic landscapes and a thriving arts and culture scene. Housed in Maui’s oldest wooden structure, the resort hosts retreats year-round, offering guests a unique, intimate experience. Its three-night Custom Yoga retreats are inclusive of accommodation, meals and yoga classes, as well as access to the resort’s other scheduled activities and workshops, all the while leaving you time to spend at your leisure, reconnecting with your loved one.
Prices start from $780 | Book now on Compare Retreats
This island paradise in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands offers endless luxury. Comprised of 60 pavilions overlooking the Coral Sea, guests can bask in the natural beauty of their surroundings, while the boutique accommodation leaves you with little reason to leave. For a truly extravagant experience, opt for the four-night Island Interlude package, which is inclusive of accommodation, a romantic sunset cruise aboard a 45-foot yacht, a gourmet picnic complete with champagne in the basket, and a VIP-chauffeur service to take you around Hamilton Island, among other additions.
Prices start from $4,286 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Song Saa Private Island
Song Saa is a private island resort unlike any other. Located in the Koh Rong archipelago, the resort was built with sustainability in mind and features handcrafted furnishings produced by local artisans, recycled materials and a luxurious ‘spa without walls’, allowing guests to embrace the beauty of the local scenery. Its five-night Rejuvenate Retreats are inclusive of four relaxing body treatments, a facial, a 60-minute stand-up paddleboard yoga session, and all meals at the resort’s restaurants and dining venues. There’s also the chance to impress your special someone, as you get to grips with the delights of Khmer cooking, with a two-hour cooking class.
All inclusive packages start from $8,150 | Book now on Compare Retreats
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort
On the beautiful island of Bali in the southern region of Nusa Dua, REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort comprises 16 suites, each with its own four-poster bed, sunken bathtub and views of the resort’s verdant greenery and gardens. Retreats here are intimate by their very nature, but the three-day Destress and Relax offer a truly romantic experience. Packages are inclusive of accommodation and all meals during your stay, as well as a herbal steam, up to three daily wellness and fitness sessions, and a daily salt floatation. Guests also have unlimited access to the swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and fitness centre.
Prices start from $2,094 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Barberyn Beach Resort
Drawing on an ancient tradition dating back more than 5,000 years, the Barberyn Beach Resort combines remedial approaches to wellness with the inherent rest and relaxation that comes with staying in a luxurious resort overlooking the Indian Ocean. For an extended break, opt for a seven-night Ayurveda Retreat at the southern Sri Lankan boutique resort. Packages are inclusive of accommodation and all meals, Ayurvedic consultations, yoga, cooking demonstrations and excursions to the surrounding areas.
Prices start from $1,815 | Book now on Compare Retreats
It might be better known as a thriving party destination, but the Southern Spanish city of Marbella also plays host to an exclusive golf resort and spa that makes for the perfect couples retreat. Retreat programmes are offered for between two and seven days in duration, while focuses range from fitness and lifestyle to stress management and relaxation. Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, daily fitness classes, wellness consultations, select spa treatments and a glass of wine with your meal each evening, to help you toast to a day well spent.
Prices start from $1,057 | marbellaclub.com