In February, the month of romance, we’re feeling somewhat starry-eyed in addition to our usual insatiable wanderlust. In our relentless pursuit of exceptional experiences, we’re taking unique dining to new heights – literally.
Fancy dining in a secluded bamboo pod in the treetops above the sea? Or having lunch in an underwater restaurant as colourful fish swim past? Or how about lingering over a candlelit dinner for two on the beach at sunset, complete with a private concert courtesy of a grand piano perched on the sand? From Greece to Thailand, via the Maldives, Costa Rica and Zambia, take inspiration for a luxury holiday that goes above and beyond, with our top ten unique dining experiences at luxury hotels in incredible destinations across the globe.
Danai Beach Resort, Greece
Danai Beach Resort has a ‘dine anywhere’ policy so you can choose when, how and where you dine. We recommend a candlelit dinner for two on the beach, accompanied by a gorgeous sunset, a pianist at a grand piano and the sound of the waves.
Soneva Kiri, Thailand
Dine in the treetops at Soneva Kiri on the idyllic island of Koh Kood, where you can enjoy gourmet cuisine in a secluded bamboo Treepod amongst the branches, taking in the views over the forest and the sea while your waiter zip lines across with each delicious course.
Cruise around some of Indonesia’s many islands onboard the romantic Alexa, a luxury boat built just for two, and indulge in a private dinner on a secluded island in the Indonesian archipelago. It doesn’t get much more romantic than this…
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
Feast on a tailor-made menu at a private candlelit table suspended above the infinity pool at Belmond Hotel Caruso, overlooking the famously beautiful Amalfi Coast and the surrounding mountain peaks – complete with butler service and live music.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada
Experience the Cloud Camp at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in the pristine landscapes of British Columbia. Fly by helicopter into the mountains and camp on a clifftop above an alpine lake beneath the stars in your own private campsite in the clouds. Experience a gourmet five-course meal at sunset in perfect isolation, and return to the resort at a time of your choosing for a massage and a cocktail or two.
At Tongabezi, as well as seeing Victoria Falls, meeting the local wildlife and indulging in a sunset boat trip, you can dine on a floating deck under the stars in the middle of the Zambezi River, or have a meal cooked by your private chef on your very own island.
Anantara Kihavah, Maldives
Enjoy fresh seafood and tropical cocktails at Anantara Kihavah’s spectacular underwater restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a dazzling marine life display while you dine – it’s quite mesmerising watching angelfish glide through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
Zip line into the heart of the rainforest canopy to El Nido (The Nest) at Pacuare Lodge, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest as you dine by candlelight. Listen to birdsong and the waters of the Pacuare River from a platform 20 metres high in the trees.
Dar Ahlam Nomad Dunes Camp, Morocco
At the secluded Dar Ahlam, you can have a memorable evening meal on the top of a sand dune in the heart of the desert and enjoy some incredible stargazing in the vast night skies – an unforgettable experience.
Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru
Dining onboard a train is always a romantic experience. Dine in style on the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer as it makes its way through the Peruvian mountains, winding around the valleys and the beautiful Lake Titicaca. After a gourmet meal, relax in the plush lounge with a cocktail as you enjoy the views, or visit the open-air observation car.
To find out more about these unique hotels and experiences, call us on 020 7337 9010 or make an enquiry