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Most Romantic Tropical Vacations

Escaping for a romantic getaway during the winter months usually means finding a tropical island where the two of you can enjoy some warm weather. A tropical paradise is the perfect vacation destination when you are looking to get away from it all, whether that be work, school, family, etc. These destinations offer secluded beaches, lush tropical foliage and plenty of opportunities to sit back and relax, all of which are factors in creating a romantic vacation experience.

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Atlantis Paradise Island
1 Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas
(242) 363-3000

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas not only offers plenty of activities, but is also a tropical oasis for couples seeking a romantic getaway. During the day couples can enjoy dolphin interactions and splashing around at the beach and then enjoy a gourmet dinner by moonlight at night. The Mayan-inspired theme and design of the resort makes this romantic getaway unique for those seeking a different romantic adventure.

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Beaches Turks And Caicos Resort And Spa
Lower Bight Road
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
(649) 946-8000

You will not believe that you are able to enjoy a romantic getaway while having your kids along with you. That is the magic of the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort. The beauty of this resort is that there are many areas available for couples to escape to, making this family-friendly resort one of the best romantic getaways in the tropics. As many parents will agree, it is near impossible to have romantic time once the kids are born. But this resort brings the romance back alive for parents with kids of all ages. Plus, the kids are so busy with activities that parents and other couples can still enjoy some peace and quiet while sitting on the beach.

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Las Casitas Village And Golden Door Spa
1000 El ConQuistador Ave.
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
(787) 863-1000

Your breath will be taken away from the very moment you arrive at Las Casitas Village and Golden Door Spa. During you stay you will be treated to a luxurious villa with a breathtaking ocean view and 24-hour butler service. Plus, while there you will be able to relax at the Waldorf Astoria Spa or enjoy a variety of land and water sports, including snorkeling and horseback riding. There is a total of 500 acres with plenty of hiding places for couples to relax and enjoy a romantic getaway together, including an escape to Palomino Island, a private retreat just for Las Casitas guests.

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Pink Sands
Dunmore Town, Bahamas
(242) 333-2030

No matter where you go at Pink Sands, you will be surrounded by lush, tropical foliage, which adds to the resort's romantic charm. This quiet little resort is home to only 25 cottages with three miles of pink sandy beach where couples can enjoy romantic moonlit walks. There are so many different activities available for couples to do together. The best thing is that you can choose to be as active as you wish, or as relaxed as you want to be. Do not forget to enjoy a couple's massage by the beach or a privately catered dinner on the patio of your cottage.

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The Caves Resort
Lighthouse Road, West End
Negril, Jamaica
(876) 957-0270

Nestled in the cliffs of Jamaica, The Caves Resort is home to only 11 cliffside accommodations. Because of the small amount of rooms available, you will feel like you have the place to yourself when you plan a romantic getaway to this resort. Romantic activities include private cave dining, spa services with a sea view and plenty of off-the-beaten path places to hide and kick-start your romantic getaway. Plus, The Caves Resort is close to the local town, making it possible to go visit civilization during the day before escaping to this romantic oasis at night.

Nothing beats a romantic getaway to the tropics during the cold winter months. Now it is time to pack your bags, select a romantic destination and head on down for a getaway the two of you will never forget.

Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions - writing and travel - to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at

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