When Romance Gets Rowdy

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / September 14, 2011

Escape to the Maldives

Promise to love each other forever at Naladhu

The romance begins when you step onto the resort speedboat that whips you to your private bungalow where exotic fruit and champagne cocktails await. Spend the day snorkeling on protected reefs, and play in the complimentary coconut milk bath for two. Get Adventurous: Scuba classes range from advanced open-water, wreck diving and even rescue dives; guests have 20 world-class dives to enjoy. Ask the resort to pack a picnic lunch, and then choose your own deserted island on the Indian Ocean—and enjoy. The “Island Romance” package starts at $1,474. www.naladhu.anantara.com/island-romance


Escape to Moscow

Sleep in at the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

For active lovebirds itching to flee the nest, this city was made for you to explore. Visit Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square and the Kremlin in the old city center. For a classically romantic evening, ice skate on Gorky Park pond, transformed into a rink for the winter. The “Romance at the Park” package allows for a 4 p.m. checkout, so get busy! Get Adventurous: The hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness facility, Quantum Spa and Health Club, which houses a heated indoor pool, dry sauna, steam bath, spacious Roman bath, free gym, and juice bar. www.moscow.park.hyatt.com


Escape to Miami

Recover from recent heartbreak at Acqualina Resort and Spa

A little stepped-up frolic and fun is just what the love doctor ordered: Guests receive complimentary access to the ESPA Spa’s steam rooms and hot Finnish saunas. Maybe you should hit the town with that hunky Floridian and have a torrid weekend fling? Get Adventurous: Within a 15-mile radius, there are five championship-level golf courses. Plus, each day you’ll receive a $40 spa treatment credit. www.acqualinaresort.com/rooms-suites/special-packages

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Aol.com. Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
Nicole Dorsey Straff

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