The most romantic hotels of the world

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Romance awards, honoring the most romantic hotels in the U.S. and the world. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

Worldwide, French Polynesia was the top location for lovers, with three hotels in the top five, including the number one property, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Among U.S. hotels, Kauai, Hawaii properties were popular among travelers seeking an amorous escape with two winners in the top five—the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in Poipu topping the list and Princeville’s St. Regis Princeville Resort coming in at number five. California hotels were also highly recommended for romance, with three properties claiming spots on the list.

2012 Travelers’ Choice Romance Hotels — World:


  1. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Motu Tehotu, French Polynesia
2. Capella Ixtapa, Paseo Playa Linda, Ixtapa, Mexico
3. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, Moorea, Papetoai, French Polynesia
4. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Motu Ome’e, French Polynesia
5. Tokoriki Island Resort, Tokoriki Island, Fiji
6. Jade Mountain Resort, Soufriere, St. Lucia
7. Andronis Luxury Suites, Thiras Oias, Oia, Greece
8. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
9. Mariaggi’s Theme Suites Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
10. Royal Davui Island Resort, Royal Davui Island, Fiji.

2012 Travelers’ Choice Romance Hotels — U.S.:

   1. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
2. Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel, Lincoln City, Oregon
3. Inn of the Dove — Bensalem, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
4. Spindrift Inn, Monterey, California
5. St. Regis Princeville Resort, Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
6. Ocean Lodge, Saint Simons Island, Georgia
7. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida
8. Queen of Hearts Resort, Palm Springs, California
9. Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Forestville, California
10. Castle Hill Inn, Newport, Rhode Island

2012 Travelers’ Choice Romance Hotels – Europe:

1. Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia, Greece
2. Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels: Aspaki & Oia Castle, Oia, Greece
3. Seven Hotel Paris 3, Paris, France
4. Tiara Yaktsa Cannes 4, Theoule sur Mer, France
5. Boutique Hotel Villa Sostaga 5, Gargnano, Italy
6. Castello Bevilacqua 6, Bevilacqua, Italy
7. Anastasis Apartments 7, Imerovigli, Greece
8. Villa Contessa 8, Bad Saarow, Germany
9. Sogno di Giulietta 9, Verona, Italy
10. Chateau de Marcay 10, Chinon, France.