It’s the one day out of the year to go big and show that special someone how much you care – Valentine’s Day.  But instead of doing the same old dinner and candy, take things up a notch with an international getaway built for luxe and love.  These four African escapes will ensure you’re wrapped in love.  From stunning treehouses to island villas, you and your sweetheart will never want to leave your room…or each other.

Lion Sands Game Reserve – South Africa

Normally a recommendation to stay at Lion Sands Game Reserve comes advice on experiencing one of the best Safari Parks in Africa.  But there’s more to this luxury reserve than meets the eye.  If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day getaway then a stay in the Kingston Treehouse will be right up your alley.  The treehouses at Lion Sands are definitely bucket list worthy, but the Kingston Treehouse in particular is built for love.

Nestled amid the pure and untouched African bush the stunning Kingston Treehouse is constructed entirely from wood and glass, with contemporary décor in a luxurious setting with a unique window to enjoy the ever-changing views. You and bae can enjoy a romantic dinner packed for you in a Gourmet Basket and a glass of bubbly as you snuggle up and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Bom Bom Resort – São Tomé and Príncipe

Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa.  These names easily roll off the tongue when one talk about African escapes.  But in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Africa lies a relatively undiscovered paradise.  The Atlantic Archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe includes two islands, one of them being Bombom island. It is on this island that you can find the hidden luxury paradise that is Bom Bom Resort.

Set between two beaches of emerald green water and sand bleached golden by the sun, the Bom Bom resort is still a well-kept secret in the tropical forest of the Island of Príncipe. Guests can relax in their tropical Pool Bungalow before heading to a soothing treatment at the unforgettable Bom Bom Spa, tantalize tastebuds with exotic fruits and foods grown fresh on the island, or stroll the untouched sandy beaches.

Baraza Resort & Spa – Zanzibar

It’s no secret that I love Zanzibar.  The people, the food, the beaches and more combine to make it one of the most amazing places on Earth.  Zanzibar is also home to stunning beach front resort properties that will make you feel like African royalty.

The Baraza Resort & Spa is located along the Bwejuu – Paje beach and is one of the most exclusive boutique luxury resorts in Zanzibar.  With just 30 villas you will feel like the only couple on the property.  I suggest indulging in the Ocean View One Bedroom Villa, which features a plunge pool, to unwind in after a day of strolling the powder white beaches, partaking in a candlelit couples massage, tanning by the Instagram worthy pool and dining on delicious Zanzibari cuisine.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita – Beau Champ, Mauritius

Consistently ranked as one of the best beach destinations in the world, Mauritius is synonymous with African luxury and romance. Located just off the south east coast of Africa, natural beauty, a vibrant culture, crystal clear beaches and breathtaking vistas call Mauritius home. The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is a secluded and luxurious 64 acre tropical sanctuary where guests can get lost in pure romance.

The Sanctuary Ocean Pool Villa certainly lives up to its name.  Enjoy panoramic ocean views with your love or relax in a private, heated infinity pool just steps from the Indian Ocean.  If you did decide to live your room, there’s tons for you both to enjoy.  From world class fishing, golf, wildlife, watersports, relaxing spa treatments, world class dining and more, there is something for nearly every luxe wish your heart could desire.


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