From coconut-milk baths to midnight tee times at the David McLay Kidd–designed golf course, Laucala Island is the kind of anything-goes resort that you never want to leave. Set on the tallest point of the 3,000-acre private-island, the Hilltop Estate is no exception, offering guests a truly unrivaled experience high above the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Couples can choose from the main house’s bedroom or a private villa just across the manicured lawn, and enjoy exclusive amenities like a thatch-roofed library, a lap pool, a hot tub, and outdoor lounge areas. Private access roads ensure that couples remain undisturbed and incognito—as do a personal staff that includes a butler and chef. (laucala.com)
The Romance Factor: Watching from a daybed on the villa’s 270-degree-view pool deck as the sun rises over the ocean during breakfast and sets over the ocean during cocktails.