French Polynesia and Kauai, Hawaii, top romantic choices for travelers

French Polynesia is the top romantic destinations for travelers. Three hotels in French Polynesia were voted by travelers in the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Romance awards by TripAdvisor, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora also taking the number one position. The recently released Travelers’ Choice Romance awards results recognize the most romantic hotels in the U.S. and the world. The winners are chosen based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

U.S. hotels were topped by Kauai, Hawaii properties, most popular among travelers seeking romantic escapes. Two hotels in the region made it into 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 venues included in the final top 10.

Top 10 romantic hotels in the 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, 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, Greece
  8. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Hawaii
  9. Mariaggi’s Theme Suites Hotel, Winnipeg, Canada
  10. Royal Davui Island Resort, Royal Davui Island, Fiji

Top 10 romantic places in the USA

  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

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Romance hotels aims to inspire travelers in their search for romantic and intimate destinations and hotels, enjoying them with their significant other, as Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, pointed out.

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