If you want to experience love in the most luxurious locations this coming Valentine’s Day, where do you go? 

Well, fret no more. Here are six stunning hideaways in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mexico, Chile, Thailand and Zimbabwe, which you will love. 

All of them will offer you an unforgettable, heart-tugging holiday adventure.

Let’s take a closer look.

1. Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe 

Prepare to develop an enormous crush on Ruckomechi Camp. 

This luxury safari stay lies in the shade of acacia and mahogany trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. 

Oozing a rustic and romantic feel, the rooms are decked out with striking features such as wooden furnishings, director’s chairs and lamplit dining tables. 

The big verandahs with sunken fire pits are ideal for winding down with your loved one and a gin and tonic. 

For the ultimate in magical moments, spend the night under the stars on the unique sleep-out deck, or indulge in a pretty candlelit bath on the banks of the river.

2. Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand 

You may have eyes only for your other half, but this could all change with a visit to Six Senses Yao Noi. Perched on the side of a cliff between Phuket and Krabi, this gorgeous escape boasts phenomenal turquoise-sea views over Phang Nga Bay's limestone pinnacles. 

The thatch-roofed suites are stylish and cosy with huge beds and sensual bathrooms, and the stunning beach is right on your doorstep. 

We recommend lounging by your own infinity-edged pool while your personal butler arranges a private spa treatment and romantic evening barbecue complete with fresh seafood and delicious wine. 

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3. Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Mexico 

A dedicated department of romance can be found at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, which means it is impossible not to fall for this enchanting Mexican escape, right from the start. 

From private dinners to screenings to massages, the staff work closely with guests to create unforgettable experiences. 

That’s not to say that you’re surrounded entirely by slush. 

Away from the lovey-dovey stuff, the hotel has a hip side: limestone suites fitted with wood-burning fireplaces, a 24-hour butler service, an infinity pool and a sushi and tequila bar all add to the amorous atmosphere. 

Yet expect hearts to break when it is time to return home. 


4. North Island, Seychelles 

This ultra-exclusive pocket of paradise is where Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, spent their honeymoon. 

Super-secluded, the private island sanctuary is reached by helicopter, boasts four white sand beaches, and coconut palms and takamaka trees that keep you well-hidden. 

The eco-friendly villas are incredibly relaxing with a separate living room, indoor and outdoor showers and a plunge pool. 

Eating here feels special every time as each meal is tailored to your own taste buds to stimulate the senses. There’s also an exotic spa, gym, and beautiful pool. What’s not to love? 


5. Awasi Patagonia, Chile 

Hidden in a 6,050-hectare (15,000-acre) private reserve next to the remote Torres del Paine National Park, this is a sanctuary made for solitude and snuggling up with the one you love. 

Inspired by old Patagonian shelters and ranch outposts, the villas boast king-sized beds, a living room with a wood-burning stove, an outdoor hot tub from where you’re encouraged to totally switch off and let your private guide craft your itinerary. 

This might include a hiking excursion, some wildlife photography, or just cuddling up close with your favourite person as you sip a superb Chilean wine in front of the fire. 


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6. Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives 

Gili Lankanfushi will ignite a passion in you that is likely to last forever. 

Located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, the resort is home to 45 dreamy villas, some of which are on private islands an accessible only by boat. 

As huge-as-houses, expect state-of-the-art facilities, bathrooms with glass sea-viewing floors, and private lagoon plunge pools. 

Outside you will find sandy jungle paths, massage pavilions, discreet sunken lounge enclaves, a spa, and a plethora of restaurants and bars. 

Guests are encouraged to leave their shoes on the boat upon arrival, and chances are you’ll leave your heart in a hammock when you depart.

Lucy Jackson is co-founder and director of bespoke tour operator Lightfoot Travel