By design, luxury hotels are romantic. The exquisite attention to detail, the snazzy designer touches, the stunning views and of course, those leisurely breakfasts in bed. But when it comes to romance, a few hotels do stand out. Here are ten of the world’s most romantic hotels.

Paris: Shangri-La Paris

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No better postcard-perfect view of Paris’ iconic (and sparkly) Eiffel Tower and River Seine.  Once the home of  Prince Roland Bonaparte, the hotel maintains its splendor with lovely marquetry desks and exotic orchids.

New York:  Baccarat Hotel

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Opulent and beyond decadent, we love the crystal chandeliers and ruby-red pops of color. Parisian glam in Manhattan.

The Maldives: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort

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Spread across two islands, each of the 38 overwater villas comes with a private plunge pool, staircase leading directly to the sea, terrace with glass-viewing panel (to watch the fish below), and personal butler, of course.

Mexico: Viceroy Los Cabos

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Acclaimed Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragonés brings the romantic luxury wow factor to Cabo – artfully blending glass, natural lighting and pure white interiors against the blue Sea of Cortez. Star attraction: Nido, the nest-like restaurant suspended between ocean and land.

Portugal: Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

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The Algarve’s very first hotel. Set high on the clifftop at Praia da Rocha, this romantic hotel is home to Vista, a Michelin star restaurant – and chef’s table – by Portuguese chef João Oliveira.

St. Lucia: Ladera Resort

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Maybe it’s the open-wall design with a breathtaking view of the Pitons. Or maybe the private plunge pools, complete with swings, that repeatedly draw couples (especially honeymooners).

Marrakech:La Mamounia

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One of the world’s most stunning hotels; renowned for its opulent jewel tones, plush velvets, intricate Moorish tile work and furnishings. But mostly, for its impeccable service. 

Rome: Villa Spalletti Trivelli

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This intimate — and opulent — hideaway in the heart of Rome is owned by an Italian aristocratic family. Each suite is individually appointed, as if in a private home, and set within a tranquil and stunning garden. Dine (in the original sala) on recipes handed down through the Spalletti family.

Anguilla: Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel

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Moroccan-style in the Caribbean, couples flock here for pristine Maundays Bay beach, glam Pimms restaurant, and dreamy four-poster beds.

Santorini: Mystique Hotel Santorini

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With its Cycladic-inspired architecture and endless views of the caldera and Aegean Sea, Mystique Hotel Santorini is everything you imagined Greece to be. And more.