The World's Most Romantic Getaways

These 17 secluded escapes have us swooning.

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It's no longer enough to sprinkle a few rose petals on a bed, offer a complimentary bottle of Champagne, and call it romance. While bottles of bubbly are still a prominent feature—and we don't have any complaints about that—today's most sophisticated luxury hotels go one step further by connecting guests with the inherent beauty of a destination via creative offerings. Think: spa treatments for two using native flora, mouthwatering meals incorporating local ingredients, or expertly designed outdoor spaces showcasing spectacular views in places like a barely touched Cambodian archipelago or the tried-and-truly lovely Santorini. Never mawkish and always unforgettable, these 17 sumptuous getaways are perfect for escaping with the one you love.

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