By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog
Sandals Barbados: Barbados
This long-standing purveyor of intimate escapes for couples has resorts littered all over the Caribbean. This newer entry into the Sandals family boasts all of its familiar amenities such as love nest suites, private butler service, candlelight dining, private pools and cabanas, couples massages, romantic nooks and crannies scattered throughout and of course is perfect for weddings, anniversaries and honeymoons. But what we love about this lodge in particular is its Barbados location, not only near the strollable St. Lawrence Gap area, but in Barbados itself, a tiny island nation blessed with white sand beaches, British traditions and seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
The Canopy Rainforest Treehouse and Wildlife Sanctuary: Australia
Live like the Swiss Family Robinson, minus the children, at this collection of Aussie lodgings nestled high in the trees and surrounded by the Cairns Highlands. Each tree house is outfitted with its very own king bed, double spa, wood fireplace, balcony and hammock. Although each lodging offers total seclusion be forewarned that you will be rubbing elbows with unusual wildlife including cassowaries (large, rather bitchy birds if you ask us), tree kangaroos, green possums and the occasional platypus. If you find the energy to ply yourself away from this demi-paradise, you can treat yourself to lush waterfalls, energetic hikes, crystal clear lakes and much more.
Couples Negril: Jamaica
You can't swing a dead cat in breezy west Jamaica without hitting an all-inclusive and that includes this couples only resort that vaunts the kind of unique amenities that scream amore. All 234 rooms and suites include private balconies and patios but the real magic happens in places like the tree house spa where mani/pedis, body scrubs, massages and seaweed body wraps are offered for made for two. Among the 18 acres of land, there's a private white sand beach where couples can toss their swimsuits right into the sea (no cameras allowed) and a plethora of Cupid-approved activities (off resort) such as horseback ride and swims, rum tastings, mineral spring soaks and bamboo rafting. Don't forget about chocolate sunsets every Thursday and nightly beach bonfires.