Winter is a great time to take off on a romantic getaway. Just you and your significant other under the hot sun with nothing to worry about (except what to do next!) If you find yourself longing to escape on a couples vacation in the next few months, we’ve got a list of five romantic getaways guaranteed to keep you warm this winter, including recommendations for some of the hottest adults-only hotels for each destination.
Home to magnificent white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water, the Dominican Republic is a great place for you and your love to forget about the rest of the world. Whether you’re hoping to get your adventure on or spend a romantic week lying on the beach, there is something for everyone. There are even adult-only choices for your stay!
Top adults-only resorts in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic offers lots to explore whether you’re interested in an on-water day trip or a historic walking tour. You can take a trip to the aquarium, go zip-lining in the outdoor adventure theme park Bávaro Adventure Park or take a safari adventure. And between January and March is the best time to catch a glimpse of magnificent humpback whales off the coast of Samaná Bay.
Things to do on your romantic getaway in the Dominican Republic
- For nightlife: Imagine Disco
- For romantic sights: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
- For an adventure: Bavaro Adventure Park
If you’re looking for warmer weather and want to stay in the continental U.S., why not try a romantic getaway to the city of Austin, Texas? With its eclectic and funky vibe, Austin might just be the place for you and your honey to book your next romantic getaway. Known for its nightlife, music and food, Austin is a great vacation spot for couples looking for a long weekend getaway.
Romantic hotels to stay in Austin, Texas
While Austin doesn’t offer the beach life of the Caribbean islands, this progressive and artsy city in the Lone Star State will give you lots to explore and experience on your couples getaway. The temperature in the winter months hovers somewhere between 17 and 24 degrees, making it comfortable to explore day or night.
Things to do in Austin
- For the nightlife: 6th Street
- For the romantic walk: Zilker Botanical Garden
- For the secret getaway: Barton Creek Greenbelt
Tenerife, Canary Islands
The largest and most populated of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a bustling island that offers visitors lush forests, exotic plants and mixed terrain from beaches to mountains. Tenerife is a great spot for your romantic getaway if you’re looking to experience the beach life a little differently than the all-inclusive scene in destinations like Mexico and Cuba. Tenerife also has good choices when it comes to charming and elegant adults-only hotels.
Romantic and adult-only hotels in Tenerife, Spain
A part of Spain, Tenerife is also home to one of the world’s largest carnivals each February. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the second largest carnival in the world, as the runner-up to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Tenerife’s famous festival is held every February, so it’s safe to say you should probably start booking!
Things to do in Tenerife
- For a romantic walk: Jardín Victoria
- For the outdoor adventurer: Cueva del Viento
- For the avid shopper: Mercado Municipal Nuestra Señora de África La Recova
If you’re looking for a lively nightlife and warm sun but don’t want to take a long overseas flight, look no further than Miami, Florida. Miami is a great place for a romantic getaway that mixes beach life, nightlife and sightseeing. The city offers great food, museums, places to see and things to do. And, being only a 3-hour direct-flight from cities like Toronto and Montreal, Miami makes for an ideal long weekend escape.
Romantic hotel stays in Miami
Miami is a place of culture, home to arts and entertainment. You can take romantic afternoon strolls exploring and admiring all of Miami’s unique Art Deco architecture, work on your tan and do some people watching in sexy South Beach, and enjoy a sunset cocktail with your special someone at Voodoo Rooftop Lounge on nearby Ocean Drive. Check our weekly flight deals to the U.S. page to get the latest flight deals to Miami and other great U.S. cities.
Things to do in Miami
- For the art lovers: Pérez Art Museum Miami
- For the shoppers: Aventura Mall
- For the beach lovers: South Beach
Looking for more romantic getaway ideas? Here are our picks for the best destinations in the U.S. for couples.
Barbados is home to beautiful pink sandy beaches, amazing natural sightseeing opportunities in lush gardens and beautiful beach views. Temperatures during the winter months from November to February range between the high 20s and low 30s.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love your time on Barbados. Formerly a British colony, the country still maintains some of its colonial roots, including daily afternoon tea in cafés throughout the island!
Adult-only hotels in Barbados
Barbados has a lively nightlife, offering beachside bars and clubs. Barbados is also an excellent place to sample some of that delicious Caribbean rum. They are very proud of their traditional rum production, and you can grab yourself a bottle from the Mount Gay Rum Factory. Whatever you’re looking for in a romantic getaway, we are sure you’ll find it on the Caribbean paradise island of Barbados.
Things to do in Barbados
- For the history buffs: George Washington House
- For the rum connoisseur: Mount Gay Rum Tour
- For a romantic walk: Andromeda Botanic Gardens