10 Romantic Hotels to Love

Balcony view from Palazzo Avino
View from balcony at Palazzo Avino in Ravello, Italy

Choosing the right hotel for a romantic getaway can make or break your love celebration.

In a labor of love, my husband and I reminisced to come up with our list of the 10 most romantic hotels we’ve found over our travel years. What better way to celebrate the summer of our 10-year anniversary.

Ignite your passionate side by booking one of these swoon-worthy stayovers.

Snapshot Review: Four Seasons Hualalai

Rainbows over Hawaii at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort

Let’s start with the sunsets. Tourists descend along the beach like paparazzi to get the perfect shot. And it’s perfect pretty much every night.

Just when I say to myself, “No, I can’t take another beautiful sunset shot.” I pull out my camera. I can't help myself.

Even better are the rainbow-streaked mornings over the Pacific. I kicked myself for not getting out of bed sooner during our stay to watch the magic unfold during the early morning light.

It’s not just the rainbows framing the shot. It’s also how the sun catches the surf, creating lines of blinding white against the blue-gray water.

The Four Seasons Hualalai isn’t responsible for Mother Nature, but it can take credit for creating the perfect environment in which to appreciate it.

Spend the Night in Julia Child’s Room

Black truffle shaved over popcorn at The Inn at Little Washington
The Inn at Little Washington offers many novelties including black truffles shaved over popcorn to kick off its six-course tasting menu.

It’s a dash of proper English sprinkled with a touch of French color and finished off with pure sumptuousness.

Welcome to The Inn at Little Washington. Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, we found the country inn smack dab in the picturesque town of Washington, Virginia. It served as the perfect stopover during our Civil War road trip.

Camp Jabulani – Smack Dab in the Heart of Elephant Country

Ever since my first trip to Africa, I’ve had a thing for elephants.

I was smitten after watching them romp around in their family units, greet one another with the shake of their trunks and protect their young by positioning them between their legs. They are all heart – and they had a hold of mine.

When it came time to plan our next trip to Africa, I knew I wanted to learn more about these gentle giants. We got our elephant fix and more at Camp Jabulani.