The Most Romantic Hotels in Vegas

Las Vegas aka Sin City is known for its collection of over the top attractions, casinos and late-night pool parties. But Las Vegas is also brimming with romance. With luxury hotels, incredible amenities, spa treatments and plenty of memorable moments; Sin City is the perfect place to spend your next romantic destination.

15. Nobu Hotel

This five-star luxury hotel oozes with swank and style, the design is a blend of Japanese and Asian traditions. Although this boutique is situated inside Caesars Palace, it is in its own tower, making guests feel like they are miles away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas. The zen colors of deep purple and gold are accented throughout the hotel making guests feel immediately relaxed when they walk in.

Room amenities are plentiful and include exotic-scented sleep oils and tea, a personal concierge and priority access to the famed Nobu restaurant. If you plan on spending all day and night in bed, there is a special app that lets you order in-room service directly from the restaurant as well as housekeeping from just a push of a button on your phone. Indulge in the spas and pools that make Caesars Palace so famous.

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14. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

It is only five years old but The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is certainly making a name for itself in terms of being a romantic hotel. The terraces of the rooms are a big selling point with romance goers as they provide breathtaking views of the strip, mountains, and desert. The rooms themselves are absolutely lovely, oversized and full of amenities. Luxurious bathrooms come complete with soaker tubs and showers big enough for the both of you, marble floors and luxury linens.

There are a total of thirteen restaurants to choose from here including an excellent steakhouse and a seafood restaurant. Those looking for a little privacy should head over to the Bamboo Pool where pampering and re-energizing are at the forefront of experiences. If you are looking for a couples massage, why not check out the 43,000 square foot spa.

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13. Delano Las Vegas

For couples looking to escape the casinos and live shows, Delano Hotel is exactly where they should head for an intimate urban-chic environment. Guests here should expect huge suites, amazingly attentive staff, world-class art adorning the walls and a breathtaking spa. Rivea restaurant, located inside the hotel provides the perfect dining experience for those couples looking to indulge in incredible food, 180-degree views of the city below, and the best seasonal ingredients.

The Beach Club here is a far cry from the overcrowded, loud, party atmosphere like so many others along the strip. Instead, guests here will find personalized service, chaise loungers, crafty cocktails and whimsical elements that make it unique, such as a submerged chess board complete with pieces. And for those looking for a little more relaxation; the bathhouse spa features saunas, steam rooms and 12 treatment rooms where you can enjoy facials, massages and more.

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12. The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace

This beautiful collection of rooms are set inside the Octavuis Tower and seep luxury and class from the moment you enter into the private valet entrance. Guests arriving will find exclusive registration, dedicated staff and an easy to use personalized service through a laptop or iPhone. These penthouse suites include such amenities as a separate dining area, wet bar, Jacuzzi tub, steam shower and roundtrip airport transfer in a limousine.

Marble bathrooms and Anichini linens make these rooms that much better. Couples here can relax in the Roman Baths or dine at the extraordinary Guy Savoy restaurant located in the Augustus Tower. Guests also have access to all the shows, entertainment, casino and pools that are apart of Caesars Palace.

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11. Wynn Las Vegas

Boasting one of the best locations in all of Las Vegas, the Wynn delivers with spectacular staff, over-the-top entertainment, and luxurious rooms. This is truly a hotel for the romantic couple that thrives plenty of dining options, excitement and typical Vegas attractions. We recommend staying at the expansion hotel, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in the tower suites as they have a separate check-in and are removed from the casino floor.

Expect to see many couples here tying the knot as the Wynn offers both indoor and outdoor wedding venues. If you are planning on getting hitched here, the skilled consultants on staff will ensure everything goes to plan. Make sure to check out one of many pools including the European bathing pool or topless pool, adults only of course. Splurge on fine dining, incredible spa treatments, and world-class shopping; all located right inside the hotel.

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10. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

The Trump Hotel boasts some of the stylish rooms near the Vegas strip and as one would expect, delivers incredible personalized service. It is one of the few hotels that is a non-gaming hotel which can be important to many couples looking for more romance and less gambling. Sleek and sophisticated, the Trump Hotel offers floor to ceiling windows in all of its guest rooms and suites, offering visitors incredible views of the strip, city or surrounding mountains.

Romantic guests will love the oversized spa tubs in the marble bathrooms, private foyer entrances, and personal butlers. Take a splash in the sparkling pool with private cabanas, grab a couples massage at the award-winning spa or dine at the world-class restaurant or choose to cook a romantic meal in the suite; whatever it is you are after, you will find it here at this incredible hotel.

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9. SkyLofts at MGM Grand

MGM Grand has gone above and beyond with their 51 two-level SkyLofts that are located 21 floors above the strip. If you are looking for the ultimate romantic getaway where everything is taken care of for you, look no further than here. Guests should expect private entryways, sweeping staircases, gallery foyers, butler pantries, sweeping staircases and a billiards room. In-room expect certain amenities such as plunge pools that overlook the strip, infinity spa tubs with butlers delivering color-therapy baths, rainfall showers, big living rooms separate from bedrooms and bi-level patios.

Guests here have preferred access to nightclubs and the incredible dining spots such as Joel Robuchon. 24-hour butler service, loaner iPads and round-trip transport in a limousine from the airport are all included when you stay here. As an added bonus if you plan on tying the knot while here, the wedding chapel downstairs is absolutely beautiful.

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8. Sky Suites at Aria

Aria’s main hotel is absolutely massive, with over 4,500 hundred rooms and suites, but the Sky Suites here are in a class of their own. With separate indoor and outdoor entrances to the hotel and casino, there is a sense of exclusiveness that is found here. Guests at the Sky Suites will have exclusive use of the Sky Suites pool, personalized service, a separate lounge with food and cocktails, luxury transport to and from the airport and a slew of other amenities found nowhere else.

Your personal concierge is the key to making this romantic vacation a success as they are well versed in making reservations, suggesting itineraries and decorating your room before you arrive, in fact, no order is too tall for this hotel. Enjoy awesome dining, a private elevator and the ultimate experience at this prestigious Forbes Five Star Award-winning destination.

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7. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

This off-strip resort offers an incredible experience for couples looking to not break the bank on a romantic getaway to Vegas. The South Point Hotel offers more than 2,100 guestrooms with standard amenities such as LED flatscreen TV’s, Wi-Fi and luxury linens. Couples won’t have to look far to indulge in incredible dining including the ultra-romantic Michael’s Gourmet Room which has won far too many awards to even count.

South Point also happens to be the home of the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a favorite for those looking for a romantic escape as it features a private couples retreat area. For those romantic couples that are looking to add in a little fun, check out the 64-lane bowling center, 16-screen movie theatre or take in a live act at the Showroom. Catch some rays together at the paradise pool, get your competitive spirit going to the arcade or soak your stress away in the hot tub.

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6. Palms Place

This luxury resort has everything you are looking for in terms of romance. With recently updated rooms, an incredible spa, expanded casino and some of the best views of the Strip in all of Vegas, it is easy to feel the love. The 600 room tower that adjoins the Palms Casino Resort by skytube is perhaps the best place to find romance, away from the crazy pool parties and over the top Fantasy Suites.

The spa features a private outdoor garden lounge and true Turkish Steam Rooms; perfect for relaxing after a long day of people watching. The 50,000 square foot pool surrounded by lush gardens and cabanas has plenty of nooks and crannies to call your own. Make sure to book one of the rooms that include a whirlpool tub and working fireplace to get the ultimate experience. Check out the romance packages they offer even more amenities.

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5. Paris

This was just one of the hotels in Las Vegas that was built with love in mind and couples heading here should prepare themselves for the ultimate romantic getaway. Spread over 24 acres this hotel features almost 3,000 rooms, all of which feature luxurious European touches such as rich fabrics and fine furnishings. Guests here will enjoy replicas of famous French landmarks including a 50-story Eiffel Tower.

Head up to the 11th floor and dine at the Eiffel Tower restaurant which features one of the most romantic tables in the city. The observation deck on the 46th floor provides sweeping views of the city. If you are up for some fun make sure to take in Anthony Cools R-rated Hypnotist Show which will leave you feeling frisky and have you heading back up to your incredible room sooner than you thought.

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4. JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

For couples that are looking to travel to Vegas but want to avoid the bright lights, neon signs, and casinos, the JW Marriott is the perfect alternative. Besides the beautiful guest rooms that are set across 54 acres of lush gardens, this hotel is also home to one of the best spas for couples in the city. Spa Aquae offers experiences for couples including a co-ed area outside where couples are invited to enjoy the hydrotherapy pool, steam rooms, whirlpool, and sauna.

Choose from one of ten renowned restaurants on site to dine at, play a round of golf on Southern Nevada’s most prestigious golf courses or relax around the pool or waterfalls on the property. If you do want to play at the casino, there is one conveniently located next door for your convenience. Whatever it is you desire, you can find it here at the spectacular JW Marriott.

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3. Bellagio

It is home to one of the most romantic attractions in the world, the famous Fountains of Bellagio and therefore it should be no surprise to anyone that this hotel is known for its romantic retreat packages. With almost 4,000 guestrooms including over 500 suites, couples here will enjoy world-class service, luxury amenities and a slew of activities. Enjoy the elaborate courtyard with its choice of five swimming pools and numerous elaborate sculptures and fountains.

Some of the best restaurants on the Strip are located here and guests always have preferred access. Watching the dancing fountains is a must on any romantic trip here. Chocolate covered strawberries, champagne in your room, exclusive check-in and couples massages are just a few things you will enjoy when staying at the Bellagio on your romantic retreat.

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2. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Compared to a lot of the hotels in Vegas the Mandarin Oriental is relatively small, giving it the advantage of being calm, quiet and mature. While other hotels are swarming with guests and clanging slot machines, this hotel is an oasis of peace and tranquility. Count on staff being attentive and treating you as if you are royalty.

The Ultimate Romance package that this hotel offers includes such amenities as complimentary champagne, your own personal romance concierge, a couples treatment at the spa, a night-flight experience over the city and much more. For those who want to build their own itinerary make sure to head up to the 23rd floor where the Mandarin Bar gives incredible views with floor to ceiling windows on three sides.

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1. The Venetian

It is undoubtedly the most romantic hotel in Vegas and is truly the next best thing to taking your partner to the real Venice, Italy. Step into another world as you take a romantic gondola ride down the replica Grand Canal, sip impressive Italian wines and relax in one of the luxurious rooms. The Canyon Ranch Spa Club provides a co-ed area for couples to enjoy as well as incredible couples massages that will leave you relaxed for days.

There are over 10 pools to enjoy throughout the property although we suggest booking one of the private cabanas at the Azure Luxury Pool, where you can enjoy bottle service, a fridge stocked with water and fresh fruit on arrival. Take advantage of their romance packages which include wine pairings, in-suite dining, a luxury suite and much more.

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The Best Hotel Hot Tubs In The World

Hotels are often praised for their outstanding accommodations and incredible dining, but what about the extra amenities that can make your vacation go from good to outstanding. Hotel hot tubs can play an important role in making your experience unforgettable. Forget the dingy hot tubs located beside the hotel pool and get ready to experience some of the best tubs in the world. From outdoor hot tubs that give views of mountains, valleys and wildlife to hot tubs that are built right into your room; these 15 hotel hot tubs will make you want to book your vacation today!

15. Amangiri, Canyon Point, UT

Set on 600 acres in Canyon Point and built right into the landscape, this luxury resort offers views over the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, perfect for travelers who love the desert. Along with a massive size swimming pool and incredible terrace, there is a beautiful hot tub located at the base of the rock wall.

King-sized daybeds and sun loungers provide the ultimate place to relax while not in the water. Whether you choose to visit in winter or summer, the hot tub is the perfect place to gaze up into the open sky and watch for stars at night. Guests here will also enjoy the water activities on nearby Lake Powell, exploring the national parks and experiencing the spa treatments.

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14. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa, Beaver Creek, CO

This luxury resort doesn’t just offer one hot tub but five, each with their own selling points, which make this resort one of the best to visit if you are looking to spend some time soaking. If you are looking for some adult only time make sure to wander over to one of the two adults-only hot tubs, if it is a view you are after, make sure to check out the one with a jaw-dropping view of the Vail Valley.

Our favorite hot tub here though is the one with the cascading hot waterfall, straight off the natural rock formation that surrounds the tub. If you are looking to get slope-side service, make sure to head over to the tub that comes complete with cocktails, a personal waitress, plush robes, hot towels and truffle popcorn. If you feel more like swimming and less like relaxing make sure to check out the year-round heated outdoor pool.

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13. Twin Farms, Barnard, VT

This all-inclusive Vermont resort is home to ten freestanding cottages that feel more like luxurious homes than rustic cottages. Most of these ten cottages also happen to feature incredible hot tubs. Located both inside and out, guests have their choice of accommodation when booking and whether you are looking for a sunken indoor hot tub next to a fireplace or an outdoor tub in a private screened porch, you are in luck.

Each cabin has been designed by professionals and it is no surprise that guests here come back year after year. Our favorite hot tub of all though is the one located inside the Aviary cottage. Guests who stay here will have the opportunity to soak in a tub that has been sunken in granite rock, with views of the New England forest from the huge window. A towering stone fireplace sits a stone’s throw away and you can assure you will never be cold here.

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12. Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos Islands

Part infinity pool and part hot tub make up this incredible multi-million dollar paradise. Overlooking the North Atlantic and situated on the impressive Grace Bay Beach is a ten-person hot tub located inside the infinity pool on its own island. Wooden decking, sun pods, stylish loungers, chilled towels, fresh fruit and complimentary Wi-Fi set the stage for this incredible soaking experience.

The resort itself boasts 72 suites and is just steps away from white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Other amenities include a 25,000 square foot spa, floodlit tennis courts and an abundance of water sports including sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling. It’s easy to spend the entire vacation here poolside though, and whether you are relaxing in the hot tub or plunging into the warm pool, it’s absolutely breathtaking.

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11. Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand

On the edge of Lake Wakatipu is an alpine cedar and stone lodge that offer incredibly beautiful suites, rooms, and guest cottages. It is here where guests will find an incredible hot tub overlooking The Remarkables mountains. The hot tub is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass doors which open to expose it to all the elements and with lit candles surrounding it; this is the perfect romantic destination.

An additional hot tub is located outside the spa, along with a sauna and heated swimming pool. If you are traveling with a family or group of friends, make sure to book the owners cottage where you will have access to your own private hot tub located on the balcony overlooking the beautiful surroundings.

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10. Blancaneaux Lodge, San Ignacio, Belize

It is no surprise that this hot tub makes this list as it was actually designed by Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis. The lodge actually has a hydroelectric plant that heats the 11,000-gallon tub with the excess electricity it produces, and unlike a typical hot tub that has many bubbles, this one is just straight hot water. Housed in a tropical jungle, soaking in this tub is like escaping reality, even just for a short time.

What makes this hot tub so unique is the fact that it was constructed by local stone craftsmen with thousands of pieces of local granite. Guests here can enjoy drinks served to you by the bar; just make sure to let the bartender know you are heading down there in order to get the best service.

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9. The Ski Dream Home, Park City, Utah

This opulent ski-in, ski-out home is located 8,000 feet above sea level atop Deer Valley Resort’s Little Baldy Peak and offers an incredible 12-person stone hot tub. Guests here won’t have to worry about being cold in the frosty weather with the outdoor fireplaces, heated wrap around decks and a heated outdoor pool. From the hot tub, guests will be privy to watching the sun turn the Wasatch Mountain Range into brilliant shades of purple while sipping on a cocktail from one of two bars located inside the house.

Other amenities in this luxurious house include six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, DJ booth, a home theatre, pool table and a full swing golf simulator. After spending days hitting the slopes via a privately heated ski bridge, make sure to relax in this ultra swanky, breathtakingly beautiful outdoor stone hot tub.

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8. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

It is one of the most romantic hot tubs on this list, located at the ultra-luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel. The hot tub is situated outside the beautiful over-water spa and is meant for just two people, giving guests the utmost privacy. Overlooking the clear Indian Ocean, surrounded by vibrant coral reef and heated to 104 degrees; guests will have no reason to ever want to leave this hot tub.

You won’t have to worry about getting out anytime soon as hotel staff will provide you with fresh fruit juices and cool aromatic towels while you are soaking. Other awesome amenities at this resort include an underwater restaurant, an underground wine cellar featuring over 20,000 bottles of wine, holistic treatments from the beautiful spa and unique experiences such as swimming with whale sharks.

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7. Doe Bay, San Juan Islands, WA

This rustic resort is tucked away on beautiful Orcas Island and the focus here is on reconnecting with nature. Three clothing-optional outdoor hot tubs are at the heart of the resort, overlooking the Salish Sea and out to the other islands of the San Juan Archipelago. The tubs can seat up to eight people and can be used by guests of the hotels as well as drop-in guests, for a fee.

Guests of this resort can choose from campsites, cabins or yurts as their accommodations and there are plenty of activities to experience on the island. Relax and renew your spirit with yoga or massages, before heading over to the sauna and soaking tubs which remain at a lovely temperature of 104 degrees all year around.

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6. Nimmo Bay Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Guests of the Nimmo Bay Resort in British Columbia can soak their cares away in one of two red cedar hot tubs that are tempted at a lovely 104 degrees all year around. The setting itself is absolutely stunning and the views from one of the eight-person hot tubs are equally impressive; cascading waterfalls, lush green vegetation and the feeling of being tucked in the middle of nowhere.

Many guests here dare to take a plunge in the cold pool before hopping into the hot tubs for the ultimate cold-hot experience that is meant to invigorate your body and senses. The tubs are actually filled with the clear waters that fall from the top of Mount Stephens. Other activities at this all-inclusive upscale resort include heli-fishing, whale watching, paddle boarding, hiking, and kayaking.

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5. The Hotel on Rivington, New York City

This hotel located on the lower east side is a secretive hot spot for anyone looking for incredible views, a great party, and an incredible rooftop hot tub experience. This 10 seat coveted cedar hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy some cocktails while taking in the view. The round cedar hot tub looks more like a bucket and only adds to this ultra-hip penthouse.

Surrounding this sleek hot tub is incredible extras such as an outdoor shower to cool off in the summer, an outdoor fireplace to warm your toes in the winter and some incredible themed party nights. This hotel boasts luxurious and sleek guestrooms, celebrity parties and a full-size pool table in the lobby.

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4. Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa, Lijiang, China

Guests of this incredible resort won’t have to share a hot tub with anyone else, as each garden villa comes complete with its own two-person private hot tub. Hot tubs look out onto the famous Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and are heated to a comfortable 100.4 degrees. With world-class dining, an incredible spa and luxurious accommodations; this resort offers something for everyone to enjoy.

While soaking in the tub make sure to request some local plum wine or traditional Chinese tea. Other amenities at the resort include Yoga, outdoor tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an abundance of tours and treks to experience.

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3. The Molori Safari Lodge, South Africa’s North West Province

This five-suite lodge boasts one of the most impressive hotel hot tubs in the world. This in-ground tub can seat up to six people and visitors should prepare themselves for awesome wildlife viewing. From the hot tub, guests can watch as elephants, zebras, wild dogs and even lions graze nearby. The Molori Safari Lodge is located deep inside the Madikwe Game Reserve, a 185,329-acre reserve that is teeming with wildlife, and is malaria free!

Guests can not only enjoy this epic hot tub but are also treated to a personal butler who serves them traditional drinks and snacks while they are soaking. As an added bonus this beautiful hot tub is surrounded by an equally stunning infinity pool, gorgeous wood furnishings and comfortable chairs and couches.

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2. Hotel Villa Honegg, Lucerne, Switzerland

This outdoor hot tub is one of the largest on this list, being more like a steaming swimming pool than a regular hot tub. On the back lawn of this 1905 mansion is where this incredible hot tub is located, overlooking the pristine Lake Lucerne. In the winter time, the dramatic landscape includes snow-covered peaks while the summertime green grassy hills roll on as far as the eye can see.

This ultra-modern tub is sleek in design, with stainless steel railings and crisp cut corners, contrasting brilliantly with the surrounding stone. Other amenities at this beautiful hotel include a 20-seat cinema, e-bike rentals, salon and fireplace room, a nearby golf course and an excellent restaurant.

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1. Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Canada

Known for looking more like a castle straight out of a fairytale rather than a hotel, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel offers incredible luxury, beautiful surroundings, and one epic hot tub. This enchanted landscape is home to blue skies, towering mountains, huge pine trees and snow-capped peaks. In the middle of all of this sits an outdoor hot tub that begs to be soaked in. Whether you choose to visit in the summer or winter, guest will enjoy soaking in the healing waters while they breathe in the alpine air.

Also located on this magnificent property is the equally impressive Willow Stream Spa, offering its own indoor and outdoor hot tubs, along with numerous treatment rooms and mineral pools. There may not be anything more magical than soaking in the warm waters while taking in the views of this breathtaking landscape that surrounds you on all sides.

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The World’s Absolute Best Tennis Hotels

Tennis lovers unite! All over the world, there is a multitude of amazing hotels and resorts that are catering to the player in all of us. Whether you are a serious tennis player, looking to watch the pros in action or just getting started; there is a tennis hotel for you. From the south coast of Antigua to the Swiss Alps to the charming state of South Carolina, these hotels are loaded with amenities, fabulous dining choices, luxury rooms and of course, the best in tennis instruction. Discover the World’s Top Tennis Hotels where we promise you will improve your play.

12. Carlisle Bay, Antigua

On the south coast of Antigua overlooking the sparkling blue waters and rain, forested hills sit a family-friendly hotel that is perfect for the tennis lovers. The bedroom suites are enough to visit this hotel alone, with their chic furniture and split-level designs. As for dining here, guests have their choice of four different restaurants, all serving locally sourced ingredients.

But it is tennis for the whole family that really stands out at Carlisle Bay. With nine well-maintained tennis courts, including four that are floodlit for night play; you won’t have any problems working on your skills. Rackets and balls are provided on a complimentary basis, as well as the hotel runs complimentary clinics throughout the week. If you are looking for more professional instruction there are instructors on hand for group or private lessons. It’s hard to beat the setting as you practice amongst tropical flowers and the bright shining sun.

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11. The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Arizona

This 1,300 acre Arizona resort is surrounded by an outcrop of 12-million-year-old granite and is set just north of Phoenix. It has been ranked as one of the top tennis resorts in all of America by TENNIS magazine and it certainly does not disappoint. The Boulders features exceptional service and first-class facilities including four premier hard courts, three cushioned courts, and one classic clay court. Private lessons and clinics are offered on a daily basis and expect to dramatically improve your skill here.

While off the court guests will enjoy the four crystal blue pools, two world-class golf courses and a 33,000 square foot spa. Guests here have their choice of casitas, executive suites, villas or haciendas; all decked out with luxury furnishings and the feel of home. The resort is truly an oasis full of willows, cactus and flowering shrubs, flowers and a dramatic landscape.

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10. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island, Hawaii

This beautiful beach hotel features 11 tennis courts alongside the ocean, making this one of the best views players will get. The hotel was built in 1965 by legendary hotelier Laurance S. Rockefeller and was completely updated after an earthquake in 2006. As well as enlarged and enhanced rooms, a spa and new restaurants, the courts also got a facelift. The setting of the tennis complex is perhaps what makes it so special, located so close to the sea that players often call timeouts to watch the whales and bottlenose dolphins that pass just off-shore.

The tennis direction Craig Pautler has set up amazing lessons, clinics, social activities, games and programs for kids. Children as young as 4 years old can start in the tiny tot’s tennis program whereas adults can enjoy the round robin tournaments or private lessons.

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9. Sani Resort, Greece

This resort sprawls over 1,000 acres and is made up of four hotels, ranging from family friendly to grown-up suites. It also happens to feature its own marina, an ecological reserve, an 8km stretch of beach and six tennis courts. The courts are clay and floodlit, housed in the state of the art sports complex near the Sani Beach Hotel. The Sani Tennis Academy focuses on providing an ideal environment to motivate young beginners while at the same time giving advanced players the opportunity to continue training at a higher level.

Experienced full-time coaches are on hand to lead you through group sessions or one-on-one instruction. Kids are welcome here and specialty camps are offered for kids aged 4-12. Besides tennis there are plenty of other activities such as scuba diving, walking trails and lounging by the pool. Three restaurants, a spa, and miles of beach await visitors to this awesome tennis resort.

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8. Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

It has been ranked in the top 10 of best Tennis Resorts in America, nine years in a row by Tennis Magazine so it is no surprise it is amongst the best in the world. Tennis isn’t just an option at this beautiful resort but a true passion. Wild Dunes offers 17 courts, including a stadium court and five of them floodlit for night play. As a guest here you will receive complimentary court time.

Guests are also privy to top-ranked instruction with professional instructors and activities range from clinics, lessons, and drills. Accommodations here range from condos to cottages to hotels and guests can choose from pool-side to beach-side and even court-side. Other activities here include golf, fishing, water sports, and fitness. Let’s not forget about the abundance of spa services that are offered here as well.

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7. TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, Destin, Florida.

Visitors here only need to spend moments in the Pro Shop and around the courts to appreciate the love for tennis at this resort. Located on the soft white sand beaches, this private resort combines a 12-court tennis complex with a gorgeous stretch of beach, for the ultimate tennis vacation. Several tall towers and numerous one and two-story condos make up the resort, along with an expansive pool, restaurants, whirlpools and an on-site shuttle service.

Players here should expect the ultimate tennis experience as the staff is focused on delivering lessons, clinics, round robin plays and weekends devoted to team competitions. The 12 courts are all clay courts and ten of them are lighted for night use, with guests having complimentary access to all of them. There is no reason why you can’t enjoy the beach and improve your game at the TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort in Florida.

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6. Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

This beautiful hotel is set against the dramatic backdrop of the Swiss Alps and dates back to 1913. Featuring 104 rooms, a spa, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, numerous restaurants and four tennis courts; this Palace is truly spectacular. During the summer seasons is when tennis lovers will want to head here, specifically during one of the specialty tennis weeks when tennis legend Roy Emerson offers personal instruction to guests.

If you are more interested in watching the pros perform, plan on staying at this hotel during the Allianz Swiss Tennis Open Gstaad where the world’s best tennis players compete for one of the most important tennis trophies. There also happens to be three indoor courts located next door in case of bad weather. Whether you want to relax with a full body massage after a long day of practicing, soak in the steam baths of hit the nightclub; this hotel truly offers it all.

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5. Topnotch Resort and Spa, Stowe, Vermont

This resort and spa is a haven for both tennis lovers and those looking to get introduced to the sport. With a recent renovation to its 76 rooms, this resort also enlarged the amazing swimming pool, enhanced the 40,000 square foot European Spa and installed a new casual restaurant. It’s the tennis academy that sits above all though with its extensive menu of both indoor and outdoor programs. Players can count on playing up t 5 hours a day if they choose to do so while junior programs divert kids and encourage the whole family to play. Staff will arrange opponents for games or group and private lessons. There is your choice of rooms, suites, and homes to rent; all packed with luxury amenities. If you get sick of tennis why not head over to the equestrian center, golf courses or shops that are all located nearby.

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4. Forte Village Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy

If you happen to love tennis and want to visit the wonderful country of Italy, there is only one place you need to visit and that is the Forte Village. This resort in Sardinia features a total of 12 tennis courts- 10 clay, 1 natural grass and 1 synthetic- all floodlit for nighttime use. Guests flock here for the head coach of the tennis program here, a man by the name of Rocco Loccisano, a former top Australian player and once trainer to Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.

Private or group lessons are available from a plethora of tennis professionals but that isn’t all these amazing resort offer. Choose from a spacious seafront suite, bungalow, villa or 5-star hotels to spend your nights in. An array of restaurants and bars await you, as well as shopping and nightlife. If you happen to have the kids with you, make sure to check out the awesome children’s wonderland that features pools, a theatre, and other fun activities.

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3. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

With two complete tennis complexes located on this 10-mile island, it is easy to be close to a championship court. This elegant oceanfront hotel comes complete with an elegant spa, dedicated children’s park, five designer golf courses, 10 miles of pristine beach and numerous shops and restaurants. What makes this resort pretty special is the fact that they have put their tennis clubs under the direction of former touring pro, Roy Barth.

For 35 years Barth has been operating a broad-based program that features a lengthy roster of weekly activities including instructional clinics, mini-camps, round robins and private lessons. The resort features 90 holes of championship golf, fishing tours, special activities for kids and teens and a plethora of dining options including a signature steakhouse. Choose to stay in the Sanctuary Hotel, a private villa or luxury private homes.

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2. Rancho Valencia, California

This elegant Relais and Chateau and retreat in Santa Fe California has a huge focus on tennis, offering 17 courts for just 49 suites. This family-friendly resort also has a way with customer service and guests here should expect that every need they have will be catered to, one and off the court. Along with the amazing courts, this retreat offers an incredible 10,000 square foot spa, a delicious restaurant that is focused on California coastal ranch cuisine and amenity-rich suites.

The suites here are simply to die for, with their gas-log fireplaces, outdoor Jacuzzis, private patio gardens and jetted tubs. Guests here will enjoy the superior coaches and instructors that offer private lessons and programs that are tailored to each individual. Complimentary match play, daily tennis clinics, video lessons and family lessons are just a slice of what is offered here.

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1. Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire

The setting is picture perfect, an English mansion that is set in the Buckinghamshire countryside that dates back to 1908.  The grounds are over 300 acres and include 49 exquisite rooms, three restaurants, indoor swimming pool, a 27 hole championship golf course, and a whopping 13 tennis courts. Tennis is the draw here and every year this hotel hosts the pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament where tennis stars from around the world gather to warm up for the season.

Many guests choose to come during this week to watch the stars in action. If you are more interested in working on your own tennis skills though, this hotel offers lessons to guests on both the indoor and outdoor courts and provides junior camps to young players. Luxury amenities, incredible dining options and the opportunity to not only work on your skills but see the stars in action make this one awesome tennis hotel.

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The 11 Best Wilderness Retreats in Canada

If there is one thing Canada does well, it is Wilderness resorts. From the west coast to the east, and everything in between, this country is overflowing with incredible log cabins, luxury glamping resorts and scores of activities centering around nature. Discover one of the most expensive lodges in the country, hike through the Great Bear Rainforest, come eye to eye with an Orca Whale and embrace the beautiful country at these 11 incredible wilderness retreats.

11. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Bella Coola, BC

Nestled in a beautiful and secluded area of British Columbia is this breathtaking wilderness lodge, with a specialty in grizzly bear viewing. The lodge was originally built in the 1920’s as a hunting and fishing lodge but today serves visitors as an eco-friendly, wilderness retreat. Placed in the middle of one of the healthiest bear habitats in the world, bears can often be seen wandering past the lodge or even napping on the lawn.

Springtime brings something special as the bears come down to the Atnarko River to feast on spawning salmon. The beautiful open lodge is welcoming with its amazing fireplaces, outdoor hot tub, and large dining rooms. Guests will spend the night in one of 11 private chalets that sleep anywhere from 2-4 people. With helpful guides on site, you can choose to do as little or as much as you want here at this incredible wilderness retreat.

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10. Siwash Lake Ranch, Cariboo Mountains, British Columbia

This remote resort is small, personal and sophisticated, beckoning travelers who are looking for an authentic adventure and life-enriching experiences. This genuine family-owned ranch is located in cowboy country and legendary for providing guests with the ultimate wilderness experience. Guests here have the choice of suites in the ranch house or private luxury tent suites overlooking the Siwash Lake. Dine on food that has been grown on-site or foraged from the nearby forests in the authentic dining room or outside on the sun deck or fireside.

Besides the signature horseback riding program that is offered to all guests, this ranch offers other exceptional activities and experiences including but not limited to archery, wilderness survival, kayaking, yoga, mountain biking, swimming and more. This off-grid ranch is determined to offer an authentic wilderness retreat to guests of all ages, including families that tend to head here in the summer months.

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9. Trout Point Lodge, Tobeatic Wilderness Area, Nova Scotia

It boasts itself as luxury accommodations in unspoiled wilderness, an intimate secluded resort that caters to anyone looking to escape the ordinary. This wilderness lodge and nature retreat offers guests locally-inspired cuisine and copious amount of nature activities. Picture a massive lodge created out of log walls and beam ceilings, furnished with Tiffany lamps and handmade furniture. Crackling fireplaces, incredible views, and a welcoming atmosphere complete the picture.

With two dining venues, every guest is taken care of and served the freshest of Canadian seafood along with fresh veggies and organic ingredients. The real draw to this wilderness retreat though is the experience, from hiking through the Acadian Forest ecosystem to trout fishing in the lakes to star gazing at night to soaking in the cedar hot tub; there is no shortage of amazing experiences to be had.

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8. Wilderness Resort, Sunshine Coast, BC

Located in one of BC’s best-kept secrets, this resort offers over 124 acres of pristine wilderness at your fingertips. Wilderness Resort is located within the Sechelt Inlet Provincial Marine Park on the Sunshine Coast and you can expect to share your space with bald eagles, black bears, bobcats, deer and more. Getting here is just the beginning of your wilderness experience as it’s either a 20 minute float plane ride or 40 minute ferry ride. Accommodations here range from cabins to platform tent cabins and all come beautifully furnished, ready to enjoy.

Guests here take advantage of the incredible kayaking, hiking, yoga, bird watching expeditions, sailing and seaplane tours. There is no dining room on-site here, instead fresh food is brought in daily and guests can cook it themselves, with the hosts, other guests or hire a personal chef to do it all for them. With one of the most beautiful landscapes surrounding you, the urge to go out and explore will keep you busy all day here.

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7. Esnagami Lodge, Nakina, ON

This premier fly-in fishing lodge is for those who are looking to get serious in nature and catch the fish of their lifetime. Fully furnished cabins complete with beautiful lake views are the source of accommodation here, along with a lodge that houses a beautiful dining room, comfortable couches and other modern amenities you may need. Esnagami Lake is known for its bountiful waters, majestic wildlife, and trophy fishing.

This pristine lake offers over 120 miles of shoreline and over 200 islands, along with 18,000 acres of clear cool water. What awaits you after a full day of fishing, either guided or self-guided, is warm delicious home cooked meals in the main lodge’s dining room, a crackling fire and great company.

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6. Cathedral Mountain Lodge, Canadian Rockies, British Columbia

Sitting in the very heart of the Canadian Rockies, it is hard to imagine how one could not fall in love with this incredible wilderness lodge. This stunning timber lodge is combined with 31 luxury lodge cabins offering the ultimate in accommodations to visitors. Activities here are endless, from 310 miles of hiking to kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and more. Guests will wake up surrounded by majestically mountains, the smell of pines and the sound of the river.

Meals are served in the incredible dining room that looks out onto the Kicking Horse River and is accompanied by fine wines. The on-hand adventure specialist has the inside scoop on wildlife sightings, the best hikes and all the activities guests can participate in here. With no televisions or phones, the Cathedral Mountain Lodge encourages you to shut down from your normal life and get outside and explore the beauty that surrounds you.

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5. West Coast Wilderness Lodge, Egmont, BC

It is one of the most accessible wilderness retreats in British Columbia, just a three hour drive or 20 minute float plane ride from downtown Vancouver. Guests will feel as though they are miles away from reality though as they stare out at the calm waters that surround this lodge. This lodge offers superior marine and wildlife tours by zodiac, the only ones of its kind on the Sunshine Coast and this comfortable and exciting journey are one of the best ways to learn about the ecology and geography of the west coast.

Guided tours are the specialty here and include ocean kayaking, canoeing, fly-fishing and nature hikes, just to name a few. Nature is behind the design of the accommodations and guests here should expect spectacular views, private decks, outdoor hot tub, and communal fireplace lounge. This lodge also boasts one of the most incredible water-front restaurants in the country and watch as eagles soar high above and sea lions laze on by while indulging in incredible gourmet meals.

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4. Tincup Wilderness Lodge, Yukon

This breathtaking wilderness lodge is set right on the shore of Tincup Lake, surrounded by miles and miles of the untouched and raw beauty of the Yukon. The lodge can only be reached by floatplane and sets a maximum of 10 guests per week, making this an incredibly personal and unique experience. Accommodations echo the true idea of Canadian comfort, log cabins that are comfortably furnished and a large welcoming lodge with woodstove, kitchen and dining room.

The lodge here prides itself on delivering fresh authentic Northern cuisine and provides all three meals to guests. Activities here range from fly-fishing in the crystal clear lake teeming with fish to hiking one of many trails that start at the lodge to canoeing and kayaking through the calm waters. If relaxing in nature is more your style, you will love the lakeside sauna and hot tub.

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3. Nimmo Bay Resort, Port McNeil, BC

This all-inclusive luxury resort is reached only by helicopter, float plane or boat and has been listed as one of National Geographic’s most unique lodges worldwide. This intimate family owned and operated resort promises to deliver the ultimate wilderness retreat to its guests through a variety of activities, luxury cabins, and an incredible dining experience. The nine wooden cabins include awesome extras including BC wine, luxury linens, organic bath and beauty products and more.

Dining is done in the cozy lounge or outdoors on the gorgeous floating dock where local, homemade meals are served alongside local wines and beer. Included in your stay here are activities such as bear watching, canoeing, hiking, snorkeling, sunset cruises, yoga, whale watching, windsurfing and more.

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2. Tagish Wilderness Lodge, Tagish, Yukon

Offering intimate and memorable experiences, Tagish Wilderness Lodge is located in the middle of the Yukon’s pristine wilderness, accessible only by boat, floatplane, skiplane or dogsled. The lodge is made up of 4 private log cabins, with a maximum of eight guests in total at one time, along with the main lodge which features a wood-fired sauna and large dining table. All meals are included and served around a family-style dining table using only the freshest of ingredients.

The lodge operates in both the winter and summer and different activities are available depending on when you visit. During the summertime, guests should expect plenty of canoeing and kayaking, fishing trips, boat tours, and hiking. In the winter guests enjoy snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing and staring in wonder at the Northern Lights. Any time of the year you will be sure to observe local wildlife like moose, bears or caribou in their natural habitat.

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1. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, BC

This five-star wilderness retreat is seriously one of a kind and from the moment guests step off the float plane they know they are in for something special. Visitors to the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort will experience world-class dining, luxury tent accommodations and countless activities to choose from. This resort is only open from Mid May to September and is one of the most costly resorts per night in the country.

Accommodations are safari-style tents decorated with antiques, king-size beds, remote-controlled propane wood stoves, and ensuite bathrooms. Gourmet meals are served and often include wild salmon, scallops, and vegetables from the organic garden. Because of its location in the 350,000-hectare Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, guests are invited to can catch salmon and halibut, ride horses into the old-grown rainforest, kayak in the Bedwell River and hike along numerous trails. This once in a lifetime wilderness retreat should not be missed, as long as you have the money to spend.

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