From the scenic Whiteface Lodge to the exclusive Grand Solmar Bar, these are sure places to get lost during the summer with your significant other.
1. Whiteface Lodge
Tucked into the scenic Adirondack Mountains, the rustic Whiteface Lodge features luxurious accommodations in a breathtaking woodland setting. While world-class skiing dominates in the winter (it was home to the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics), in the summer you can venture into the surrounding Adirondack Park for a challenging trail hike, test yourselves on one of the many spectacular mountain bike trails, or take on the whitewater together on a guided rafting tour. Whiteface’s in-house concierge can arrange the perfect adventure for you, along with relaxing spa sessions to ease tired muscles when the day’s exploits are done
2. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
This Scottsdale, Arizona retreat offers true food lovers an epicurean indulgence that will make your hearts—and taste buds—flutter. During your personalized “Mi Casa, Mi Chef” gourmet experience, you’ll stay in one of the property’s gorgeous private Mountainside Estates while one of Sanctuary’s highly-skilled chefs works with you to create a completely customized dining affair. First, you and your chef will be chauffeured to the local farmer’s market to select the freshest ingredients for your menu, then you can join the chef in the kitchen to prepare your feast, or enjoy the magnificent sunset with a glass of wine on your private patio while the chef expertly whips up dinner. It’s a hedonistic celebration of your love for food—and for each other.
3. Capella Pedegra
Capella’s recently launched “The Suite Life” program is like having your very own luxury beachfront resort. After enjoying a welcome margarita you can relax in your suite with a bottle of champagne and chocolates, or retire to the spa for a 90-minute couple’s massage. Later, before a traditional Mexican romantic turndown, you’ll indulge in a three-course dinner on your private terrace overlooking the ocean. And if you want to have everything taken care of before you arrive, Capella’s team of Personal Assistants can help plan every detail of your stay in advance, including setting up a romantic private dinner on the sand, so you can relax and enjoy some “alone time.”
4. Half Moon Rock Resort
When royals and celebrities need to get away from the constant stress and pressure, one of their favorite destinations is Half Moon, a RockResort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Spread out over 400 acres, with more than 50 private and semi private pools, the two of you can spend hours in delightful tropical solitude without seeing another living soul. With 68,000 sq. ft of relaxing therapeutic treatments at their Fern Tree Spa, the Half Moon offers the only overwater bungalows in Jamaica, where you can treat yourselves to a couples massage while the sound of the waves calms you. But what will truly erase all your worries is the indigenous Bush Bath, where over a dozen detoxifying and re-energizing herbs from the spa’s own garden are mixed together in a deep soaking tub, big enough for two. Feel the stress melt away.
5. Grand Solmar Bar
Located at the very tip of the Baja peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortes, the Grand Solmar Land’s End is not only private and exclusive with unequaled views of the ocean, but it’s also just minutes from the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas, infamous for its non-stop nightlife. Here you can enjoy live music and cocktails at one of the city’s intimate lounges, relive your head-banging days at a classic rock bar, or dance all night at one of the legendary, uninhibited Vegas-style nightclubs. Or hit them all—because in Cabo, the party, like true love, never ends.