Mike and Lauren Kerbelis, luxury travel advisors at Southern Travel Agency in Augusta, Georgia, share their romantic travel insider tips and best romantic dream destinations. Here they are at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay resort, their favorite romantic escape destination. While red roses and a box of chocolates is the old standby, we know that “romance” means something different for everyone. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to take a typical romantic vacation to see the sparks fly with your partner!

Romantic Travel Insider Tip for Aesthetes: Hermitage Bay Resort in Antigua

When you look out your window at this romantic resort, you’re greeted with a feast for the eyes — clear blue waters meet the dramatic green peaks of Antigua’s verdant hillsides. It’s a view that’s guaranteed to take you and your partner’s breath away, and inspire romance. The suites at the Hermitage Bay resort are located near the beach or are tucked away into the hillside, to maximize the views of this lush, one-of-a-kind landscape.

Romantic Hermitage Bay: clear blue waters, delicious meals & one-of-a-kind landscapes. Share on X


Romantic Travel Insider Tip for Foodies: Sandals Resorts

The Sandals resort experience is all about “luxury included,” and that includes each and every meal. But if you want to get swept away or  truly elevate the dining experience, splurge for the private dinner on the beach for just you and your sweetie at any Sandals resort property. You’ll be presented with dish after dish of the freshest seafood and other impressive eats by white-gloved butlers there to serve you — and only you. With the only light provided by candles, tiki torches, and the moon hovering above, this experience is sure to sweep your partner off his or her feet. For a peek into what a Sandals stay is like, check out the Sandals Emerald Bay romantic resort.

Sandals Emerald Bay, luxury included: private dinner on the beach & butler service. Share on X


Romantic Travel Insider Tip for Escape Artists: The One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives

Perched in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the One&Only Reethi Rah resort feels worlds away — and that’s because it practically is. Secluded over-the-water bungalows and beach villas with private plunge pools dot the network of lagoons, making this the ultimate escape for love birds in search of seclusion. Luxurious spa treatments, fun water sports, and indulgent culinary confections round out the romantic offerings at this exclusive resort.

One&Only Reethi Rah: Luxury spa treatments, fun water sports & culinary confections. Share on X


Romantic Travel Insider Tip for Outdoors Lovers: Nayara in Costa Rica

Do you like your romance served up with a side of adventure? Then head to Costa Rica — the adventure capital of the Caribbean — for a stay at the Nayara Hotel. Wake up to parrots perched on your balcony, zipline your way through the rainforest canopy, or even kayak down a rushing river in an inflatable raft. Once you and your loved one get your fill of adventure, head back to the hotel to indulge in one of Nayara’s top-rated spa services.

Romance with a side of adventure at the Nayara hotel in Costa Rica. Share on X


Romantic Travel Insider Tip for Fun and Sun Seekers: Secrets Los Cabos

If lying out in the sun all day and staying out all night is your idea of the perfect vacation, pack up and head on down to Mexico. The newly opened Secrets resort in Los Cabos offers affordable fun in an adults-only atmosphere. Two refreshing pools are the centerpiece of the resort, where couples can relax, splash, and sip cocktails into the evening. Once the sun goes down, things heat up with themed pool parties, cocktail parties, and movie nights on the beach.

Secrets Los Cabos: Adults-only atmosphere, relax, splash, and sip cocktails. Share on X


We’ll Plan the Best Romantic Vacation Just for You

Ready to journey to the best romantic vacation spots yourself? Whatever your romantic travel style, our August travel advisors near you and our online travel experts would love to help match you with the ultimate escape. Get in touch with our experts today to start the planning process!

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