Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.
Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.
You’re forgiven if the Savoy Hotel takes you back to the days of the British Raj. With overhead fans, teakwood floors and antiques, this boutique hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, oozes colonial charm.
Queen Victoria loved it. So did Brahms. Germany’s spa town, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe. And it’s still beautiful (think luxury, music and elegant spas).
Beethoven was born in charming Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a short river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.
No loud pool music! Yes, it’s all-inclusive, but the stylish Pueblo Bonito Pacifica in Cabo San Lucas focuses on romance and relaxation.
After biking in Sonoma’s wine country, we loved cooling off in the pool at Madrona Manor. Built in 1881, the romantic inn is perhaps the best B&B in the area.
There’s something sensual about overwater bungalows. We’ve stayed in several now in Bora Bora, Fiji and Panama. Now we’re hooked on sleeping overwater!
As travel writers, we stay at fab places. Our fave charming Europe hotels include an old Venetian palace and a converted newspaper office.
Why travel? Well, you have better sex on holidays. And here are another 5 good reasons to travel: it supports jobs, bridges cultures and is fun.
Talk about romance. The Palms Zanzibar, is oh-so-romantic. Butler, lavish villa with private plunge pool, and elegant candle-light dinners.
The pool decorations at The Royal Livingstone kick if you walk too close to them. They’re zebras – live zebras. Indeed, many wild animals roam the grounds.