Lakes & Mountains for Couples
Glistening lake or mountain retreat? A romantic dinner overlooking Lake Como or gorilla trekking through Rwanda's mountainous jungle? We put together our favourite couples holidays where the scenery is out of this world to help inspire your next romantic getaway.
South Africa is home to mountain ranges, arid deserts, wild swamps and vast savannah. This all-encompassing itinerary will take you along the southernmost tip, stunning beaches, winelands and the vibrant city of Cape Town await. Spend some time meeting African penguins or horse-riding on the beach, surf in Hermanus or treat yourself to an open-air spa treatment beside the ocean. End this trip in the quaint Winelands town of Franschhoek which is a true wine-lovers delight.
The romantic Volcanoes Virunga Lodge, set on a stunning hillside, has eight bandas and two new larger deluxe banda cottages with breath-taking panoramic views of six of the eight surrounding volcanoes in between lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The terraced gardens on this high ridge are now well established, with a magical sunken paradise garden as their focal point. The lodge is a great base from which to go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.
La Lancha, is a secluded jungle retreat located on the unspoiled shores of Lake Peten Itza and the most comfortable base for visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal that rise majestically out of the rainforest. This lodge is perched on a hillside and enveloped by a forest of parakeets and howler monkeys, with a commanding viw of the turquoise waters of Lago Peten Itza...utter bliss.
Embark on an epic honeymoon adventure exploring the beautiful and contrasting landscapes of Argentina and Chile. This itinerary combines cosmopolitan Buenos Aires with wild Patagonia, staying at unique accommodation throughout from a wine lodge to glamping in Torres del Paine. This is the ideal honeymoon for those looking for an adventure of a lifetime and doing something unique and off the beaten track.
Occupying a unique position on top of a nunatak in five acres of private land in the Denali National Park, Sheldon Chalet is surrounded by spectacular ice fields, glaciers and views of Mount Denali. From the moment you step off the helicopter at Sheldon Chalet to be welcomed with champagne and seafood, your world becomes the frozen expanse of the glacier and the mountain peaks beyond. Head out onto the Ruth Glacier with a mountaineering guide and trek across the ice, be hypnotised by the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis, or explore the nunatak. After a day of activity, unwind in the sauna before sitting down to a drink around the firepit, followed by yet more gourmet delicacies as you join fellow guests for dinner.
Delve into the wild west and stay at Brush Creek, a working ranch which is set on 15,000 acres of rolling prairie and is surrounded by mountains. You will stay in beautifully restored log-cabins and, in the colder months, unwind beside a crackling fire. Regardless of the season, Brush Creek Ranch truly offers a vast array of adventures that cannot be beaten by any other ranch - and all are tailored to guest experience level led by an expert guide.
Escape to the breathtaking Pavilions Himalayas whose tranquil, rural setting is perfect for a romantic break. The Pavilions Himalayas is a intimate villa-only property with divine views of the Nepalese countryside, it is also ideal for more adventurous couples who want to trek, raft or paraglide through unspoilt scnery.
Inspired from the traditional wood and stone farmhouses of Bhutan, Gangtey Lodge has been lovingly designed to incorporate every sense of style and comfort. Offering awe-inspiring views, the lodge is simply the definitive luxury rural retreat. Each of the 12 rooms has amazing views over the valley below and some look out towards the nearby Gangtey Monastery, the rooms are also adorned with local artwork and carvings which give this boutique hotel a unique feel.
Home to incredible Alpine scenery and a wealth of natural treasures, Slovenia is perfectly combined with Zagreb and northern Italy to offer outdoor lovers an action-packed adventure. Explore snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes as you travel between these beautiful regions. Explore the majestic lakes Bohinj in Slovenia, and the stunning Lake Garda in Italy, roam the charming cobbled streets of Ljubljana and end this romantic extravaganza gliding along the cnaals of Venice.
Dive into the abundant beauty of Lake Como and Portofino and soak up the limitless horizons and breath-taking vistas as we whisk you away to explore these shores. Combining the tranquillity of Lake Como with the glitz and glamour of Portofino, and staying in the epitome of luxury, this exclusive itinerary takes you to new levels of R&R, oozing in style with private exclusive experiences, gourmet cuisine and ravishing seascapes. An indulgent slice of Italian heaven curated just for you.
This action-packed itinerary takes you around some of our highlights of this beautiful country of epic landscapes. Travel by train, plane and boat as you step aboard the iconic Flam railway, take a boat to your very own private lighthouse and embark on some impressive hikes around vast fjords. With plenty of outdoor activities this itinerary is perfect for the summer months, so you can make the most of the long, sunny days, spending quality time together.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is a luxury resort in a truly spectacular location, set within 100 acres of lush rainforest on a striking white sand beach. With dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, the resort is ideal for couples in search of the ultimate Caribbean break. Our top tip: ask your butler to open your coconut left in your suite and enjoy the sunset. This hotel has it all: elegant plantation styling, four-poster beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, personalised butler service and every modern amenity for a pampering stay.
This romantic resort has 82 pool villas and beautifully blends the traditional rustic Omani architectural techniques with a modern innovative twist, offering a subtle sense of luxury, masterfully crafted with the appreciation of the local surroundings. Six Senses Zighy Bay is set under a dramatic mountain on one side and a long sandy beach on the other so the location is simply magical.
Summer in the Alps
The Cervo Mountain Resort in Zermatt is situated on the edge of the forest and the outskirts of the village, with spectacular views of the Matterhorn. With panoramic windows, a private terrace with views of the Matterhorn and an outdoor whirlpool, it's one of Zermatt's secret gems. The Cervo enjoys a convenient location in the resort, with its own lift linking to the entrance of the Sunnegga funicular. Lying at an altitude of 1620 meters and at the foot of the world-renowned Matterhorn the resort is surrounded by an additional 38 majestic peaks.
Lose yourself in the unique magic of Lake Garda and the Dolomites, a picture of calm tranquillity but with an active edge as we plunge you into an exclusive trip of bespoke adventure with hidden gems ready to surprise along the way. After the gentle waters and gourmet treats of Lake Garda head into the endless beauty of the Dolomites, exploring the breath-taking terrain of nature’s playground, with epic hikes and exhilarating private excursions all whilst staying in an abundance of luxury.
Escape to an elegant, luxury lodge, with a natural, rustic edge, Blanket Bay is framed by the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and New Zealand's majestic Southern Alps. Here you can indulge in a plethora of outdoor activities knowing that the relaxing lodge awaits and waking up to views of Lake Wakatipu reflecting the lofty peaks is simply magical!