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8: Atlantis
10: Hotel Maroma

10: Hotel Maroma

Thirty miles south of the crowded Mexican resort of Cancun, in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, you'll find the pristine, quiet area of Maroma. The Hotel Maroma has a mere 36 suites decked in handmade mahogany and bamboo furniture. A stay here is worth every penny. 960 1280

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9: Sandy Lane

9: Sandy Lane

Experience this Caribbean resort for a haven of tranquility, a luxury romantic retreat or the perfect location for families looking for an endless list of recreational activities. Sandy Lane is a luxury golf resort with 3 golf courses: The Old Nine, The Country Club and the world-renowned Green Monkey. For a more relaxing getaway, we recommend guests head to the 47,000-square-foot Barbados spa that provides a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments. So go ahead and indulge yourself! 960 1280

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8: Atlantis

8: Atlantis

Rising up majestically from the Caribbean is Atlantis, a resort based on the mythical city that sank without a trace 11,000 years ago. Along the 3 miles Cabbage Beach's sugary sand, guests can snorkel, parasail, jet-ski or just lounge to their hearts' desire. Then there is the Leap of Faith: a 60-foot drop down a Mayan temple water slide that takes you to 1 of the resort's spectacular family attractions -- the aquarium. 960 1280

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7: Four Seasons Resort Nevis

7: Four Seasons Resort Nevis

The tropical island of Nevis sits a balmy 19 degrees north of the equator. While it's only separated from other islands in the West Indies by 2 miles of warm water, go there and you'll feel a world apart. One of the most remarkable aspects of the Four Seasons Nevis is that it has attained a 5-diamond rating. Getting a five-diamond rating from AAA is hard enough in the United States, but to get this rating on a relatively remote Caribbean island is a testament to the resort's commitment to service. 960 1280

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6: Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

6: Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

St. Thomas is part of the US Virgin Islands, just east of Puerto Rico. Blessed with breathtaking views, it's no wonder this island attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. Combining Old World Colonial charm with a tropical setting, the 152-room Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas sits on 15 acres of impeccably manicured grounds and its stately elega  nnce attracts guests from all around the world. 960 1280

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5: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa

5: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa

A visit to these beautiful islands will often cost you a pretty penny, but not if you stay at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa. Opened in 1997, this popular spot is an all-inclusive resort. 960 1280

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4: Little Dix Bay

4: Little Dix Bay

Set 90 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, Virgin Gorda is 8 1/2 square miles of lush greenery and stunning crescent bays; it truly is a tropical wilderness. Little Dix Bay includes an amazing number of hiking trails and offers some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. 960 1280

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3: Parrot Cay by Como

3: Parrot Cay by Como

Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, the 8 major islands and more than 40 keys of Turks & Caicos cover only a combined 196 square miles of sun-drenched shoreline. Stars like Paul McCartney, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis and David Copperfield have all said ahoy to this place. And unlike super-accessible mega-resorts, the exclusive 5-star Parrot Cay Resort and Spa can be reached only by small boat. 960 1280

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2: Caneel Bay

2: Caneel Bay

The island of St. John is a treasure trove of tropical jungle and enticing enclaves. It was once the playpen of gazillionaire Lawrence Rockefeller, who fell in love with this lush land in the 1920s. Caneel Bay facilities include 166 elegantly understated rooms, 3 restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot spa and a state-of-the-art tennis facility. 960 1280

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1: Hyatt Regency, Aruba Resort & Casino

1: Hyatt Regency, Aruba Resort & Casino

Set just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is the westernmost island of the Netherlands Antilles. Here Spanish, Dutch and Caribbean culture blend as comfortably as your beachside cocktail. The Hyatt Regency Aruba is one of the region's premier resorts, because it has a lot of casual elegance and the staff combine that attribute with an incredible array of really fun activities. 960 1280

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Cliff House

Cliff House

Take a short road trip to see the Cliff House, located at San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area -- the largest urban park west of the Mississippi River. Learn about the house’s rich history, dating back to 1863. Looking for a bite to eat? The Sutro Wing houses a two-story dining room with a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 960 1280

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San Fran Cable Cars

San Fran Cable Cars

Hop on an iconic San Francisco cable car. British promoter Andrew Hallidie and engineer William Eppelsheimer designed and started the city’s cable car system in 1873. Of the 23 lines established between 1873 and 1890, only three routes remain, two of which stretch from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, and a third that runs along California Street. 960 1280

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Russian Hill

Russian Hill

One of the 44 hills in San Francisco, the Russian Hill neighborhood is most famous for being home to what's been called "the crookedest street in the world," Lombard Street. This picturesque street was designed with a series of switchbacks to help vehicles make it down the extremely steep hill. We definitely recommend taking a drive down the perfectly manicured street, but look out for the hordes of tourists snapping photos at the bottom. 960 1280

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Alamo Square Park

Alamo Square Park

Perhaps best known for being the setting of the "Full House" opening sequence, Alamo Square Park offers spectacular views of the city, perfect for a picnic of your own. But the best view is along the east side of the park, where the famous Painted Ladies sit along Steiner Street. Sometimes called “Postcard Row” for obvious reasons, the houses were built between 1892 and 1896 by developer Matthew Kavanaugh, who lived next door to the row houses, in the mansion at 722 Steiner Street. 960 1280

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Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

The Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood is home to Pier 39, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center and Ghirardelli Square, as well as several museums and famous restaurants. 960 1280

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Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train

Get out of the city and head north to take a three-hour ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train through stunning vineyards, while indulging in elegant food and, of course, tasting local wines. The vintage train has been running since 1989 on a rail line first established in 1864 by San Francisco’s first millionaire. A ride on this train is the epitome of luxury. 960 1280

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Pier 39

Pier 39

Stop by Pier 39 for a ride on the carousel, as well as for a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay, a meal at the floating Forbes Island restaurant and a glimpse of the sea lions that hang out on the docks. 960 1280

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Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay

At the Aquarium of the Bay, stroll through 300 feet of tunnels to see over 20,000 marine animals from San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. The aquarium also has fun activities for kids, touch pools with sharks and an interactive Bay Lab station. 960 1280

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Haight-Ashbury

Haight-Ashbury

Once a collection of isolated farms and acres of sand dunes in the 1800s, the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco maintains its bohemian vibe, which started when the neighborhood was the epicenter of the hippie movement in the 1960s. 960 1280

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Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Locals and tourists alike enjoy a 1.7-mile stroll or bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge for breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. The city celebrated the famous bridge’s 75th anniversary in 2012. 960 1280

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Ghirardelli Square

Ghirardelli Square

Originally the site of a chocolate factory, Ghirardelli Square is now a large retail and restaurant complex. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is considered the first adaptive reuse project in the country. We recommend tourists stop here for a tasty ice cream sundae or to sample some delicious Ghirardelli chocolate. Simply follow the intoxicating smell of chocolate wafting through the air. 960 1280

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Precita Eyes Muralists

Precita Eyes Muralists

Add a little culture to your San Fran trip. Stop by the Precita Eyes Muralists Association, one of only three community mural centers in the U.S. Established in 1977 in San Francisco’s Mission District, the multipurpose community-based organization sponsors and organizes ongoing mural projects throughout the Bay Area and internationally. Weekly art classes are also offered for children, ranging in age from 18 months to 19 years old. 960 1280

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The Dragon Gateway

The Dragon Gateway

Explore Chinatown and enter the gateway, located on Grant Avenue at Bush Street. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Seen here, the Dragon Gateway -- installed in 1969 -- is a gift from the Republic of China. 960 1280

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Nob Hill

Nob Hill

Nob Hill is one of San Francisco’s signature neighborhoods, renowned for its swanky character, city landmarks and famous hotels that border Huntington Park. Some popular places to visit when you’re in the hood include Flood Mansion, the Cable Car Museum, Lumiere Theatre, Bigfoot Lodge, You Say Tomato and the Big 4 Restaurant. 960 1280

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Coit Tower

Coit Tower

Take the steep walk or drive up to the 210-foot-high Coit Tower for the best views of San Francisco. Located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood, the Art Deco tower was designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle in tribute to local volunteer firefighter Lillian Coit’s affinity for the San Francisco firefighters of her youth. Architects Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard designed the tower, while 27 on-site artists and numerous assistants created the beautiful murals. 960 1280

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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island was once home to some of America's most notorious criminals. Al "Scarface" Capone, the "Birdman" Robert Stroud and James "Whitey" Bulger all served time at Alcatraz during the 29 years that the federal prison was in operation. 960 1280

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Palace of Fine Art

Palace of Fine Art

The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts was constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, but rebuilt in 1965 along with the renovation of the lagoon and walkways. It remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals, as well as a popular location for weddings. It has become such an iconic structure that a miniature replica was built in Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim. 960 1280

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Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden was developed for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. Unwind and experience the garden’s natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. This popular San Francisco attraction features classic elements such as pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping-stone paths, native Japanese plants, koi ponds, a Zen garden and the Temple Gate (pictured). 960 1280

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Andaz San Diego, Sweet Suite, California
Andaz San Diego: Sweet Suite/Cabana Suite/Star Suite (San Diego)

Andaz San Diego: Sweet Suite/Cabana Suite/Star Suite (San Diego)

Get your sexy back at the Andaz San Diego — or at least scrub your sexy’s back in the Sweet Suite’s oversize shower or tub. No need to play a coy game of peekaboo when soaping up, thanks to the glass-enclosed bathroom. Reserve the Cabana Suite instead if you’re looking for cozy cuddling time in a private cabana by the rooftop pool, or invite a few friends to stay with you in the Star Suite, whose master bedroom is equipped with plush king bunk beds and a stripper pole. You can’t go wrong if singer/songwriter John Mayer was the first guest, right? 960 1280

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Palms Casino Resort: Sky Villa (Las Vegas)

Palms Casino Resort: Sky Villa (Las Vegas)

Located in the Palms Casino Resort, the 2-story Sky Villa exudes sexiness with a dry sauna, a massage room, private balconies and a glass-enclosed pool that extends from the balcony to provide guests with a spectacular view of the Strip. Couples can keep the romance burning with the 2-way fireplace, large rotating bed and sunken tub with beaded curtains. We bet there’s just as much fun in this villa as there is on the Strip. 960 1280

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay: Water Pool Villa (Ninh Hòa, Vietnam)

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay: Water Pool Villa (Ninh Hòa, Vietnam)

Most people may not think of Vietnam as a sexy destination, but we’ve found a place that is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for 2. In addition to a great view of Ninh Van Bay, the Water Pool Villas at Six Senses have all the comforts of a modern resort, plus plunge pools to watch the sun set; direct water access for snorkeling; a personal butler at your beck and call; and a private deck for sunbathing. Wake up every morning with an outdoor shower, or soak in the bathtub as you watch dawn break over the bay. A secluded villa for couples looking for serenity — now that’s sexy. 960 1280

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Bellevue Syrene: Roccia Suite (Sorrento, Italy)

Bellevue Syrene: Roccia Suite (Sorrento, Italy)

With its Italian charm and sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Bellevue Syrene lures lovers like the Sirens’ intoxicating singing in Homer’s Odyssey. Regardless, guests will be happy to check in to the hotel’s beautiful Roccia Suite, which has a canopy bed just a few feet from a heated hydro-massage pool in an ancient Roman cave. Some of the suite’s rooms are carved out of bare stone, providing a unique living space. 960 1280

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Charisma Suites Oia: Honeymoon Jacuzzi Suite (Santorini, Greece)

Charisma Suites Oia: Honeymoon Jacuzzi Suite (Santorini, Greece)

Newlyweds will enjoy a trip to Santorini, but the lucky lovers can make it even better by staying in a Honeymoon Jacuzzi Suite at Charisma Suites Oia. Not only do these suites overlook the crystal blue Aegean Sea, but they provide guests with perfect views of the caldera. Slip into something comfortable, sip on a glass of wine, and enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi or just snuggle with your significant other as you watch the sunset from the private veranda. 960 1280

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SLS South Beach: Tower Penthouse (Miami)

SLS South Beach: Tower Penthouse (Miami)

What could be sexier than the beautiful bodies that converge on South Beach? Well, maybe staying at the SLS South Beach. This luxurious hotel is known as one of the premier nightlife destinations in Miami, where locals and out-of-towners come to rub elbows with some of the hottest celebrities. The real star here, though, is the 1,596-square-foot Tower Penthouse, which includes an oversize soaking tub, a kitchen, a wet bar and views of the ocean and Hyde Beach. To truly understand its allure, consider that it was created by Kravitz Design, a company owned by rock’s sexiest roller, Lenny Kravitz. 960 1280

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Gili Lankanfushi: Villa Suite (Maldives)

Gili Lankanfushi: Villa Suite (Maldives)

If you didn’t think the Maldives could get any sultrier, try staying in one of the Villa Suites at the Gili Lankanfushi. In addition to the resort’s delicious dining options, the world-class Meera Spa and jungle cinema, couples will enjoy a suite where they can wake up in bed with an amazing view of the sea; relax on the rooftop terrace or in the open-air living room; and spend quality time lounging on an overwater sundeck. Brushing your teeth in the semi-open-air bathroom doesn’t sound romantic, but it is if you get to steal a few glances of your partner in the glass-walled shower. Go ahead and jump in, because there’s enough room for 2. 960 1280

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Rosewood Mayakoba: Beachfront Studio Suite (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Rosewood Mayakoba: Beachfront Studio Suite (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Go green and whisk your significant other away to a 1,600-acre, eco-friendly resort on the Riviera Maya. The Rosewood Mayakoba has 130 suites with individual docks, private plunge pools, garden showers and rooftop sundecks. You really can’t go wrong with any of its rooms, but the Beachfront Studio Suites sit right on the white-sand beach, providing easy access to the turquoise-blue, warm Caribbean waters. For a seductive adventure, go swimming in sacred underground caves, or find peace while getting a Mayan-inspired spa treatment, such as the Escape Together: Sun & Moon Journey, which includes a cacao scrub and wrap. It’ll be the sweetest 3 hours you’ll spend together. 960 1280

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Ladera Resort: Suites at Paradise Ridge (St. Lucia)

Ladera Resort: Suites at Paradise Ridge (St. Lucia)

Visitors staying at the Ladera Resort in St. Lucia will enjoy its lush, romantic surroundings. We suggest booking a suite perched on the hillside at Paradise Ridge. These suites — which are decorated with local artwork and furniture  — include 4-poster king beds, plunge pools and amazing views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, making them an unbelievably sexy spot for couples. 960 1280

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Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean: Rock & Roll Suite (Santa Monica, CA)

Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean: Rock & Roll Suite (Santa Monica, CA)

For those crazy kids looking for fun accommodations, we recommend the Hotel Shangri-La, which is just a stone’s throw away from the famed Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy a few amusement-park rides before indulging in the amenities of the Rock & Roll Suite. This room, decked out in ’80s décor, is on the same floor as the hotel’s new club, Suite 700, where guests can expect DJs to be spinning music into the early morning. The private veranda and complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries with Pinky Vodka are enough to keep the love flowing long after the music has died down. 960 1280

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Pocono Palace: Champagne Tower Suite (East Stroudsburg, PA)

Pocono Palace: Champagne Tower Suite (East Stroudsburg, PA)

Not every couple wants an expensive trip to a luxurious resort; some prefer an affordable getaway at a budget-friendly hotel. We instantly thought of the Champagne Tower Suite at Pocono Palace. Yes, the accommodations may be cheesy, but the amenities are quite impressive, including a wood-burning fireplace, a heated, heart-shaped pool, a shower for 2, and a round, king-size bed below a ceiling lit like the stars twinkling in the midnight sky. Half the fun will be just trying to figure how to get into and out of the 7-foot Champagne glass whirlpool. 960 1280

Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts  

Gansevoort Turks & Caicos: Oceanfront Terrace Studio (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos)

Gansevoort Turks & Caicos: Oceanfront Terrace Studio (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos)

Guests at the Gansevoort Turks & Caicos can go all out and rent more expensive rooms in the hotel, but we think the Oceanfront Terrace Studio is just as sexy as all the others. Enjoy the sprawling ocean view from the comfort of your bed, or open the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and step out onto the terrace. Private beachside dinners, the Exhale Mind Body Spa and the exclusive pool island pods are a few romantic hotel amenities to check out while staying here. After a long day coated in sunscreen, couples can head back to their room to lather up together in the oversize, glass-enclosed shower. 960 1280

Gansevoort Hotel Group  

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