Hotels We Love for a Romantic Getaway

Updated: May 20, 2021

The realization I had a few years into marriage? ⁠

It takes work (sometimes a lot of work)! Wait, what?⁠ Why didn’t anyone prepare me for it? Or maybe they tried but I didn't hear it.

Of course, I would do it all over again. But when the kids came along, I realized that we need to consciously nourish our relationship because it is the foundation of our family! Sounds cheesy? Perhaps, but it is true!

It was during our first photoshoot with a mobile, independence-seeking toddler that I had an aha moment, a split second view into what our daily life looks like, and a reminder of why I will continue to commit to at least 1 romantic getaway each year. And now with 2 kids, I think we should raise the minimum to 2.

We try to make time for date nights, but most of all getting away, just the two of us is KEY!

It is a very, very much needed break from it all and much-needed time together without the kids.

It is time to reconnect over leisurely morning coffees, dinner, and activities we love.

It is time to sit back, relax in peace and quiet, read a few books, and catch up on sleep.

It is time for self-care. Time to “fill my own bucket” so that when I go back home I have the energy to give my best to my kids, my husband, and my clients.

Whether you are looking to travel far or stay close to home, here are few hotels that are perfect for a romantic getaway.

Nayara Gardens & Nayara Springs

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, it is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature while living in luxury at the same time.

Nayara is set in a lush tropical rainforest with each of the villas providing a perfectly exclusive retreat with a garden, outdoor shower, views of the Arenal Volcano, and a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two or own exclusive pool fed by mineral hot springs.

Arenal Volcano

Enjoy authentic, gourmet Costa Rican and international cuisine, take a yoga class, or head to the state-of-the-art spa. Get out zip lining, hiking, or head out on an after-dark exploration with one of the great staff members in search of the translucent frogs.

A perfect example of how adventure, luxury, and sustainability come together. The hotels are committed to sustainability in various ways including the hotels' design and architecture which uses local material and safeguards the environment. Committed to the protection of nature which is visible in the gardens, a beautiful representation of native species that created a natural paradise for a large array of birds.

Extraordinary Moments Travel Client Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • A la Carte breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 Food & Beverage credit

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-F

Blackberry Mountain

Walland, TN United States

Head to Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains for a weekend getaway where wellness, outdoor adventure, and inner serenity is a priority. Settle into your cabins or cottage and reconnect while taking in the natural surroundings from your patio or tub. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and hiking on 5,200 pristine acres, more than half of which have been dedicated to conservation. How amazing is that? Visit the spa for an amazing treatment after all of the outdoor activities or give aerial yoga a go.

Hike the Great Smokey Mountains

As they say it, they are “passionate about sustainability” and “every effort is made to treat the Mountain with the same care and respect we offer our guests"

Extraordinary Moments Travel Client Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Wellness credit, to be utilized during stay, applicable to Spa treatments and Wellness activities (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-F

The Ritz-Carlton

St. Thomas, USVI

Overlooking the turquoise waters of Great Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is a secluded hideaway set amid dazzling white-sand beaches and lush tropical gardens. Enjoy a myriad of water sports including diving, kite sailing, kayaking and so much more. Explore the surrounding islands aboard The Lady Lynsey II, the hotel’s private 60’ catamaran. Stroll the white-sand beaches of Great Bay or simply relax by the pool.

US Virgin Islands Turquoise Waters

Extraordinary Moments Travel Client Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in Bleuwater

  • $100 USD Resort credit

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

There you have it, three wonderful hotels to escape to and reconnect with your loved one.

Whenever you are ready for a getaway, you can reach me at or if you prefer, you can book a hotel stay yourself HERE.

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