5 Romantic Resorts to Relax, Read and Reconnect
The month of February is always the time to celebrate the power of love, and to celebrate that Ultimate Library have put together a short list of romantic destinations to unwind. These idyllic resorts are the ultimate in luxury locations, perfect for enjoying a relaxing and romantic break. From side-by-side massages, to outdoor cinemas under the stars – all of these stunning resorts are tailored to providing unparalleled experiences for couples.
1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Carlisle Bay is a luxury beach resort, nestled on the stunning Southern shores of Antigua. Set against the backdrop of the rain forest, Carlisle Bay is the ideal location for those couples heading for a slice of paradise on their honeymoon. As well as a beautiful spa, the resort offers excellent activities and facilities for all guests.
Tucked away from the heat of the sun, their modern yet comfortable library boasts a fabulous collection of contemporary fiction titles to entertain guests during their stay. Ultimate Library also provided some luxurious illustrated titles to add to the striking design of the library itself.
2. Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Offering the ultimate in barefoot luxury, Soneva Fushi has a laidback yet bespoke approach to hospitality. Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the idyllic white sands and crystal waters are sure to have guests swooning. As well as the beautifully bespoke experience of staying in one of the island’s villa, the resort also offers yoga, glassblowing, an outdoor cinema, restaurants and a chocolate room – just to mention a few!
This remote island is the ideal place for romance, and the Barefoot Bookseller, the island’s dedicated book expert, is even on hand to offer couples a special reading therapy experience, guiding people to their ideal books through a series of relaxing exercises and questions.
3. Amanera, Dominican Republic
Hidden away in the jungle on a long-stretch of beautiful Caribbean coastline, Amanera overlooks the golden sands of Playa Grande, the island’s most famous golf course. Relaxation and adventure await in many guises, from kitesurfing and other water sports and even horse-riding to a zen immersive spa, Amanera is the ideal location for couples looking for new experiences.
As part of their offering, Amanera also boasts a lobby library that provides illustrated titles and non-fiction reads that help to build a greater story about the resort’s location with a great deal of books chosen with a sea-theme. In addition to these books, Ultimate Library also provided a wellness collection for the spa. Couples can pore over the pages of stunning titles before their side-by-side massage.
4. Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Isles
Just off the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, Oil Nut Bay is a private Island that offers villa rentals, freehold property ownership and is even complete with its own Marina village. This is the really the ultimate luxury location for any honeymooners looking to escape the chaos of the city for a truly meditative sojourn into paradise. With breath-taking views and stretches of unspoilt coastline, Oil Nut Bay is a romantic haven.
To complement the laidback luxury of the private island, Ultimate Library provided a book collection for the marina village where people can come together to share in the community of the location. As part of the library, a book exchange area was also included to add a friendly and warm atmosphere, to reflect the welcoming ambiance on the island.
5. Zuri Zanzibar
Sustainably designed by interior designers Jestico + Whiles with the landscape of Zanzibar in mind, Zuri is the perfect destination for any honeymooners looking to immerse themselves in the natural environment of Tanzania. Built in a tropical garden, couples can get lost in the tranquillity of the location and the resort boasts a number of excellent facilities to help guests feel welcome and pampered.
In order to unwind further, guests can borrow a book or DVD from the extensive collection provided by Ultimate Library. Having both a store of excellent fiction and films helps guests to feel like they’re in a home from home and there’s nothing better than spending a day exploring the island before heading back to the villa for a few hours of reading or a good DVD with your loved one.