10Best: Amazing Destination Dining

  • In the Dunes

    Couples staying at the &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia can enjoy an intimate dinner for two surrounded by the dunes of the Namib Desert.

    Photo courtesy of &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

  • On a Ferris Wheel

    The Dining at 135 experience at the London Eye means guests get exclusive use of this London icon after hours. The three course meal includes bespoke wine pairings served throughout three rotations, with a 10-minute stop at the top – 135 meters (443 feet) above the ground – for a photo op.

    Photo courtesy of London Eye

  • Toes in the Sand

    The Romance Concierge at the blissful Banyan Tree Seychelles Resort is happy to help couples organize toes-in-the-sand dinners beneath the stars, gazing out across the ocean.

    Photo courtesy of Banyan Tree Seychelles Resort

  • On a Reserve

    At Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Resort, one of the top rated safari camps in South Africa, 'Extraordinary Dining' experiences take couples out into the heart of the reserve for a lavish picnic meal.

    Photo courtesy of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

  • In the Pool

    If you want to experience dinner in a swimming pool without actually being in the swimming pool, you can do so at the Conrad Koh Samui in Thailand. The Royal Oceanview Pool Villa has a dining area inset into the infinity edge pool.

    Photo courtesy of (c) 2014 Conrad Hotels & Resorts

  • Really in the Pool

    Destination dining at Huvafen Fushi Maldives means eating beneath the stars with your toes in the warm water of the fiber optic infinity pool.

    Photo courtesy of Huvafen Fushi Maldives

  • In a Cave

    The Grotto Restaurant within the Rayavadee Krabi Resort in Thailand is tucked within a cave in a limestone cliff on Phranang Beach. Guests, feet in the sand, enjoy cocktails and lights snacks, or barbecues on certain days of the week.

    Photo courtesy of Rayavadee Krabi Resort

  • On a Train

    Meals on the go don't get much more luxurious than aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, where passengers can choose between three restored 1920s dining cars.

    Photo courtesy of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

  • Beneath the Sea

    The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort takes guests out to dinner beneath the sea - 16 feet below to be exact - at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. The world's first all-glass undersea restaurant offers 180-degree views of the surrounding coral gardens.

    Photo courtesy of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

  • On an Icon

    Le Jules Verne, an Alain Ducasse restaurant, sits on the second floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower, offering some of the best views in Paris.

    Photo courtesy of Pierre Monetta/Le Jules Verne

  • In a Bank Vault

    The Broker Restaurant in Denver occupies a historic bank vault. For a special dinner, book the table in the wine cellar 35 feet below the ground inside the former cash vault.

    Photo courtesy of The Broker Restaurant

  • In a Tree

    Diners who choose to take their meal in the Treepod restaurant at Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand sit within a bamboo pod high up in the trees, where a personal waiter delivers dishes and drinks via zip-line.

    Photo courtesy of Soneva Kiri