by Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith



This Arctic Circle hotel has 55 stilted cabins and five glasshouse­s hidden among the trees. Each cabin has a window wall and, while June’s midnight sun is a must-see, there’s nothing cosier than watching the Northern Lights dance across the sky (November to March), and there’s a good chance you’ll catch them. Plus, there’s a forest Jacuzzi, reindeer safaris and icy lakes to float in. Doubles from £582; mrandmrssm­ith.com/luxury-hotels/arctic-treehouse-hotel

MONTEVERDI Tuscany,Italy

Tuscany’s a no-brainer for a romantic getaway: excellent food, wine on tap, dramatic scenery – it’s no wonder couples flock there. The shutters in Monteverdi’s Val d’Orcia suite open onto rolling hills, which you can see from the bedroom’s black bathtub. Rustic beams, modern furnishing­s and local artwork give it a different look to your typical country stay. The hotel, with 18 rooms and three self-catering villas, is a former medieval village by olive groves – and there’s a lavender-fringed infinity pool. It’s an immensely peaceful hideaway for a just-the-two-of-us break. Doubles from £547; mrandmrssm­ith.com/ luxury-hotels/monteverdi

RIAD DE TARABEL Marrakech, Morocco

Riad de Tarabel is one of the most serene spots: small (just 1O rooms) and incredibly well-hidden. Sumptuous suites are scented with jasmine and rose, and bedecked with antique French furniture and clawfoot bathtubs. Plus, there’s nowhere better to spend an evening than under the starry sky on the candlelit rooftop. Doubles from £197, B&B including airport transfers; mrandmrssm­ith.com/luxury-hotels/riad-de-tarabel


This gorgeous bolthole has one of the sexiest rooms I’ve stayed in. The hotel has a vintage-style perfumeria, so it’s filled with heavenly scents. With only two suites, it’s very intimate and you practicall­y have the pool to yourself. The L’Epicerie Suite is the honeymoon hotspot, with twin baths and a four-poster bed surrounded by mirrors and marble. It couldn’t be any more romantic. Doubles from £296, B&B; mrandmrssm­ith.com/ luxury-hotels/coqui-coqui-merida-residence-and-spa

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