If you want to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day on Feb.14, take a look at what Forbes calls the most romantic island resorts in the world. Here are ten, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, where you can relax with your Valentine at any time of the year. The amenities range from Robinson Crusoe-type spare to over-the-top luxurious. Take a look, and start packing your bathing suit.
If you want to go far afield, the Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort in Mozambique in the Indian Ocean offers some of the most beautiful water on the planet. Here you’ll find just 12 beach villas along the shore, while the water teems with marine life. Medjumbe is part of a protected archipelago along Mozambique’s northern coastline, so it won’t be crowded.
Closer to home, the Coral Caye at Turtle Inn, Belize, is one of Francis Ford Coppola’s resorts and is known as one of the most romantic in Central America (pictured above). Coral Caye is eight miles (and a 25-minute boat ride) offshore from the main resort of Turtle Inn in Placencia, and half a mile from the nearest island. It’s sheltered behind the Belize Barrier Reef and has a small coral sand beach ideal for relaxing and snorkeling. The island’s caretakers will prepare your meals (including a freshly-caught seafood dinner). Two cottages and a great house are the only buildings on the island and can accommodate from two to ten guests.
In the Bahamas, Kamalame Cay off the coast of Andros Island started out as a fisherman’s paradise. It’s now a luxury resort, with a premium on privacy. You can stay in any of 27 bougainvillea-draped cottages, bungalows and Balinese-style beach houses, often with sea views on both sides. The bone fishing is superb, but so is the scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding and relaxing on what is probably the only overwater spa in the Caribbean. Read more: