6 of the Most Romantic Vacation Hideaways You’ll Ever Visit

6 of the Most Romantic Vacation Hideaways You’ll Ever Visit

6 of the Most Romantic Vacation Hideaways You’ll Ever Visit

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So, you and your sweetheart are planning a romantic vacation, but you absolutely hate large crowds of people.

Where in the world do you go?

I know, it seems like all the romantic vacation spots you could think of in the world are overrun by throngs of people. Ugh!

 How could you possibly find a great place for you and your beau?

Trust me, I’ve pondered these exact thoughts. Fortunately for my partner and I, we’ve stumbled across some genuinely wonderful romantic vacation spots.

I’ll share some of our secrets with you.

Here are 6 of the most romantic vacation hideaways that we’ve come across on our travels.

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So, you and your sweetheart are planning a romantic vacation, but you absolutely hate large crowds of people. Where in the world do you go? Here are 6 of the most romantic vacation hideaways you'll absolutely love! via www.theswissfreis.com

1) Portland, Jamaica: Great Huts Resort

A couple’s getaway in the tropical Caribbean island of Jamaica.

Sounds divine, doesn’t it?

Now, I know Jamaica is quite a popular travel destination for couples to rendezvous. However, here’s my tip to you as a local of the island. Skip the super touristy cities of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay entirely and head to the more beautiful and secluded parish of Portland for a real romantic getaway.

Although Portland has countless great places to book a couple’s getaway, Great Huts Resort  was our absolute favourite. Trust me, this resort is the epitome of romantic vacation hideaway!

Jerry and I by the Pool

Perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificently blue Caribbean Sea, this exotic Jamaican eco-resort boasts a myriad of natural huts and tree houses all hidden in its lush jungle-esque landscape. If you and your beau are nature lovers I guarantee, you’ll enjoy Great Huts Resort.

Related Article: A Local’s Guide to Jamaica: Great Huts Resort
African Sunrise Hut at Great Huts Resort in Portland Jamaica; perfect for a romantic weekend getaway

African Sunrise Hut at Great Huts Resort

2) Guarda, Switzerland: The Guarda Lodge

Nestled between the rolling mountains of the Swiss Alps and beautiful meadows, lies the quaint town of Guarda. This charming little village in Engadin Switzerland is the perfect romantic getaway for couples trying to escape overcrowded tourist destinations in Switzerland.

The charming town of Guarda in Engadin Switzerland is a great romantic vacation hideaway

The Charming Town of Guarda in Engadin Switzerland

My partner and I discovered the beauty of this small town while searching for a quiet romantic weekend getaway for our birthday celebrations. We chose to stay at a cute B&B hotel, Guarda Lodge, which offered the most stunning views of the Swiss Alps. This B&B turned out to be the ideal place of departure for Jerry and I to enjoy relaxing walks through the gorgeous town. In summer you can even enjoy mountain bike tours or explore the beautiful Swiss National Park.

View of the Swiss Alps from Guarda Lodge in Engadin Switzerland

View of the Swiss Alps from the Guarda Lodge

Jerry and Toni at the Guarda Lodge in Guarda Switzerland

Jerry and I celebrating our birthdays at the Guarda Lodge

3) Blue Mountains, Jamaica: Spa at Serendipity

Fancy a relaxing spa day with your lover?

Then the Spa at Serendipity in the cool Jamaican Blue Mountains is a wonderful choice for a romantic vacation getaway with your beau.

Toni and Jerry enjoying a romantic vacation at the Spa at Serendipity in St. Andrew Jamaica

The Spa at Serendipity was definitely a great place for Jerry and I

Hidden perfectly among the lush greenery, the Spa at Serendipity will make you to feel one with nature. After all, the spa’s mantra is, “Relax in Nature”.

Blue Mountains, St. Andrew

The Spa at Serendipity is definitely one with nature

Jerry and I enjoyed a very soothing couples massage together all while getting a fantastic view of the river and small waterfall nearby.

Related Article: A Local’s Guide to Jamaica: Serendipity Holistic Resort
Waterfall at the Spa at Serendipity in Jamaica

How gorgeous is this mini waterfall? Perfect view wouldn’t you say?

A partial view from the massage parlor at the Spat at Serendipity in Jamaica

A partial view from the massage parlor at the Spat at Serendipity

 

4) Playa Giron, Cuba: Hostal El Castillito

If you love private romantic beach getaways, Playa Giron in Cuba is a great couples vacation spot for you and your beau. This sleepy beach town is less frequented by travellers than other popular Cuban towns.

Of all the towns my partner and I visited on our trip to Cuba, Playa Giron definitely scored the most points. It was the perfect vacation spot for us to relax and enjoy time to ourselves. Our B&B, El Castillito , was a quick 8-minute walk from the local beach, Playa Coco.

Jerry Relaxing on a Palm Tree at Playa Girón in Cuba

Jerry Relaxing on a Palm Tree at Playa Coco

Imagine laying out on the white sands of this beautiful tropical beach with barely any tourists in sight.

Pretty perfect if you ask me!

Related Article: Cuba Unveiled: 2 Weeks & 5 Destinations
Enjoying a Cold Coconut at Playa Coco in Playa Girón Cuba

Enjoying a Cold Coconut at Playa Coco in Playa Girón Cuba

5) St. Mary, Jamaica: Strawberry Fields Together

Another beautiful yet woefully underrated place to visit in Jamaica is the parish of St. Mary. Not far from the tourist hub of Ocho Rios in St. Ann, this parish offers many wonderful places for couples to relax and enjoy a romantic vacation for two.

One of the best vacation spots we’ve come across in the parish is the lovely Strawberry Fields Together. Far from conventional and every bit of boho chic, Strawberry Fields Together offers respite for couples who crave the perfect romantic beach vacation. The perfectly blue, crystal clear waters of the resort’s two private beaches makes it the ideal spot for you and your beau to escape in tropical paradise.

Related Article: A Local’s Guide to Jamaica: Strawberry Fields Together Eco-Resort
Jerry enjoying a morning swim at one of the private beaches at Strawberry Fields Together in Jamaica

Jerry enjoying a morning swim at one of the private beaches at Strawberry Fields Together

Absolutely nothing is more soothing than waking up to the sound of crashing waves in the morning.

Beach bungalow at Strawberry Fields Together in Jamaica

A beach bungalow at Strawberry Fields Together

Trust me, Strawberry Fields Together was so nice Jerry and I had to do it twice!

6) Paros, Greece: Paros Paradise Apartments

I think it’s safe to say that Greece is on almost everyone’s bucket list of places to vacation. Sadly, it can be an absolute nightmare finding your way through the mad crowds of tourists. There hardly seems a place to simply relax and enjoy quiet time with your lover.

Well, if you’re trying to escape the throngs of tourists who flock the country yearly, a trip to the less popular but equally as beautiful island of Paros is an excellent choice. Paros is perfect for lovers who prefer a less chaotic and more private couples holiday.

At least that’s what my partner and I discovered on our two-week vacation through Greece . Our stay at the Paros Paradise Apartments was nothing short of relaxing.

View of the Sea from Paros Paradise Apartments in Greece

Ocean view from our room at the Paros Paradise Apartments

Did I mention that it was only a 3-minute walk from the beach?

Also, a bit further away, but definitely worth the trip, is the Molos Beach. The crystal-clear waters of this beach were only surpassed by its seclusion from tourists.

Molos Beach in Paros Greece is perfect for a romantic vacation by the beach

Molos Beach in Paros is prett much perfect!

Swimming at Molos Beach in Paros Greece

Underwater escapades with Jerry at Molos Beach in Paros

Toni Swimming at Molos Beach in Paros Greece

Could the water be any more crystal clear?

I hope you’ve been inspired to book that perfect romantic vacation you’ve been searching for with your beau! Safe travels!


Do you know any other great romantic vacation hideaways? Let me know in the comments below!


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So, you and your sweetheart are planning a romantic vacation, but you absolutely hate large crowds of people. Where in the world do you go? Here are 6 of the most romantic vacation hideaways you'll absolutely love! via www.theswissfreis.com

18 comments
  • Big up the Jamaica spots! Both of which I’ve been for business but not romance!

    • Toni-Ann | The Swiss Freis
      Toni-Ann | The Swiss Freis February 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Well you should fix that! I’m sure you’ll enjoy these spots even more when you’re visiting for leisure 🙂 And like I mentioned, they’re perfect for a romantic rendezvous with your special person 🙂

  • I want to go to st Mary! Looks like such a stunningly relaxing place.

  • Oh goodness!!! I’d love the spa at Serendipity at the Blue Mountains, Jamaica. The mini waterfalls are such a sight…I’m so intrigued. Perfect getaway this Valentine’s!

  • The Engadin is my favourite place to escape. Have you tried the Waldhaus Sils in Sils Maria? It is a great spot with out the St Moritz kitsch 🙂

    • Toni-Ann | The Swiss Freis
      Toni-Ann | The Swiss Freis February 11, 2018 at 11:09 am

      No I actually haven’t tried the Waldhaus Sils. Thanks for the tip! Would you say it’s a nice place to visit in summertime? I’ve been to St. Mortis but never to Sils Maria

  • I want to visit everywhere on this list . Would have to go it alone though . Love this post so much 🙂

  • woww!! these photos are so beautiful.and these all sound like amazing places, i have always wanted to go to blue mountain
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  • My Dee Dee’s Diary February 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Wow. Every single one of those places looks great. I’d love to see them all

  • Thanks for sharing,I`ve been lucky enough to visit Jamaica (ochos Rios?) I think that was the name as it`s a long time ago, I have also been lucky to visit greece,will sure check your site again for my next vacation

  • They all sound amazing!! Would love to try Cuba someday soon, but at the moment, not sure if US citizen can just visit for a vacation – I know there are restrictions. Again, gorgeous pictures.

    • Toni-Ann | The Swiss Freis
      Toni-Ann | The Swiss Freis March 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks again Loretta! 🙂 Americans are definitely allowed to visit, that I’m sure of. There were many on my plane when I was going. I believe it’s just a little bit trickier but definitely possible. I have a board on Pinterest dedicated all to to Cuba. I pin many useful resources including articles related to Americans and how to make it possible to visit despite Trump’s reversal on Cuban regulations. You should check it out if you’re interested! You’ll find my Pinterest account at http://www.pinterest.com/theswissfreis

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