• Best for: coastal bliss

    Esperanza, Mexico

    If you are after low-key luxury, consider this cliff-side retreat in Baja, which draws high-profile couples, such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, who come for the pristine tranquility. Book a thatched-roof Palapa Casita for your own infinity-edge hot tub.
    Romantic touch: The Romance Para Dos package includes a tequila and artisanal chocolate tasting, dinner for two and a candle-lit spa treatment. Rooms from $550 per night; esperanzaresort.com

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    Best for: feeling spoiled

    The Oberoi
    Amarvilas, India

    The setting alone is enough to make your heart beat faster. Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal – built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife – the hotel is spread over nine acres of lush gardens, fountains and reflection pools. The Moorish/Mogul design includes hand-woven tapestries and etched-glass chandeliers, but do not miss the Noor-E-Taj Romance couples treatment at the heavenly spa.
    Romantic touch: Enjoy dinner on your balcony, complete with fresh flowers, candles and your own butler. Rooms from INR40,805 per night; oberoihotels.com

    SEA-AIR ESCAPE Esperanza lies on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

    The Oberoi Amarvilas has unrivaled views of the Taj Mahal

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