If it’s sweet romance you’re in search of, then you’ll either find it at these three destinations or rekindle it into a raging fire. Here are our top three romantic finds.
ASHFORD CASTLE, IRELAND
Escape to a bygone era when you enter the grounds of this lovingly restored 800-year-old castle in County Mayo. You’ll feel like royalty whether you stay in one of the 83 remarkable suites or the Hideaway Cottage. Set on over 140ha of ancient woodland, the hotel is home to Ireland’s first School of Falconry.
The magnificent décor will make you feel as though you’ve stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey and you can enjoy all the traditional activities of the English gentry: clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding, carriage rides, fishing and falconry. The state-of-the-art spa offers a wide range of luxury treatments. Anyone for tea?
FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE, THAILAND
Venture into Northern Thailand’s historic Golden Triangle region and you’ll discover a romantic haven nestled deep in the bamboo jungle. The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers the perfect escape from the rest of the world.
Think luxury tents with expansive views over the jungle at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers, world-class cuisine and service and open-air massage among the treetops. Take an excursion to colourful
MAIA LUXURY RESORT & SPA, SEYCHELLES
MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa is located on an untouched peninsula on the magnificent green island of Mahé in the Seychelles. Each villa boasts superb views of the coastline and sparkling ocean, with some having direct access to the white sands of the Anse Louis beach. A dedicated butler will meet your every need and ensure an atmosphere of intimacy and seclusion.
Enjoy a wide range of excellent wining and dining options, then head to the spa to unwind in one of the three luxurious open-air treatment rooms, book a private yoga or qi gong session or bliss out during a traditional Balinese massage treatment. The romance of the Seychelles makes this the perfect lovers’ hideaway.