When it comes to a romantic getaway, there are endless opportunities to spark the flame. For some couples, an amorous escape simply starts with relaxation. For others, it’s all about the excitement and intrigue of sharing in a new adventure. Whether you’re searching for a sun-drenched paradise with sparkling blue waters or looking to have a rendezvous in a city that will forever hold your heart, here are the perfect romantic escapes for every kind of couple.

Cosmopolitans

From Left: J.K. Palace, Paris; Imperial Hotel, Toyko; Greenwich Hotel, New York.

Strolling under the glow of city lights and reveling in the beauty of the world’s most iconic landmarks is a sure way to tug on the heartstrings of any jet-set couple. Of course, Paris, The City of Love, is always a good idea. But why not venture to Tokyo to see cherry blossoms bloom or catch the cinematic beauty of New York’s Central Park in the snow? These metropolitan escapes are buzzing with romance at every turn.

Adventurers

Thanda Safari, South Africa

Behold the rare wonders of the world with a journey to a spectacularly far-flung destination. A bucket list escape to a remote game reserve in Africa, or a trip to a hidden gem along the Chilean coast is the ideal way to rekindle a love for the true majesty of nature. Couples in search of their next great adventure can turn to these awe-inspiring destinations.

Epicureans

From Left: Marabella Club Hotel, Spain; Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Switzerland; Ritz Paris, France.

If fine food and drink are the love languages of choice, globe-trotting couples need only look to the world's most sought-after dining experiences for the ultimate travel inspiration. From Michelin-starred restaurants to award-winning wineries, these taste-making destinations offer delights that win over even the most discerning palettes.

Connoisseurs

Fasano, Brazil

Inspiring design and romantic history play the perfect muse for those couples with an artful eye. Get lost in Marrakech's dreamy Majorelle Gardens designed by Yves Saint-Laurent, or discover the architectural beauty found at Philippe Starck’s first hotel in Rio. At these designer escapes, art is curated into every aspect of the experience.

Enthusiasts

From Left: Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, Austria; Alpenroyal Hotel, Switzerland; Gstaad Palace, Switzerland.

Whether it’s swishing down the slopes of the Italina Alps, catching the perfect wave on the island of Oahu, or sinking a putt on Scotland’s world-class course, a sporting escape is the right way to send the heart racing. Active couples looking to up-the-ante on their next vacation should turn to these singularly thrilling stays that won’t skip a beat.

Honeymooners

Rock House, Turks and Caicos Islands

There's no better time to check a sun kissed destination of the bucket list than during the honeymoon. A spectacular overwater villa where the beauty of the Maldives is just at the doorstep, can be a blissful escape for newlyweds. Then again, a stay at a picturesque adults-only retreat on the Amalfi Coast is the extravagant escape worthy of a once-in-a-lifetime journey.