It is a small hotel in Bali which called after the Sanskrit word for "the place of peaceful spirits," and the Amandari fully corresponds its name. This resort is enclosed by terraced rice paddies with a view of the dazzling Indian Ocean Perched over a gorge above the Ayung River. Its 29 villas were constructed in traditional Balinese style - each has a thatched roof, and is made of teak wood and volcanic stone. Each of the cottages has a private courtyard, and every bathroom leads to another court with a marble sunken bath. The resort has a dark, green-tiled pool that merges with the rice paddy scenery. And if you're looking for absolute privacy, six of the villas have their own pools.
Room prices start at $575.
Phone: 62 361 975333
Fax: 62 361 975335
There is no doubt that Venice deserves its reputation as the most romantic city on earth with its flock of pigeons sitting in the Piazza San Marco and astonishing sunsets over the spires of Santa Maria della Salute. Every tower, every stone and bridge seems pervaded with centuries' of lovers who have come here to hold hands and watch the splendor around them.
The Bauer is located on the Grand Canal and fresh from a multimillion-dollar reconstruction and today it is also one of the city's best hotels. The city is at its most romantic in winter as the crowds of tourists invade Venice in summer. There is the romantic Bauer's package that includes fresh fruit, flowers and champagne in your room, a couple's massage, a romantic gondola ride and dinner for two at the De Pisis restaurant. You may try to visit Venice during the Carnivale that starts on Feb. 1 and lasts for 12 days. The hotel also boasts its own concert hall, water taxi dock and newly added spa with a rooftop Jacuzzi.
Packages start at approximately $619.
San Marco, 1459
Phone: 011 39 041 520 7022 or toll-free 800 223-6800
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