Travel Picks: Top 10 most romantic retreats

Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:26pm EST
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - With couples across the world celebrating Valentine's Day, luxury travel company Hideaways International Inc has come up with a list of the world's 10 most romantic retreats.

This list was compiled by Hideaways International and is not endorsed by Reuters:

1. Chateau Eza, Cote d'Azur

Guests will be awe-struck by the Mediterranean views spread out below their cliff-side perch. Just 10 rooms and suites offer plenty of privacy, plus in-room massage, stone fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and private balconies.

2. Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Private balconies spilling over with fragrant flowers, the warm Italian sun, and great views. It's hard to imagine a more romantic setting for a honeymoon or any other special occasion. Other romantics who've visited this love-nest include Taylor and Burton and Bacall and Bogart.

3. Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

Rooms have inviting terraces or balconies, most with sea views, and more than half have their own infinity pool. Candlelit open-air dining overlooking Mirabello Bay is the perfect way to foster romance.

4. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia   Continued...