top romantic holiday destinations
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As more and more countries continue to reopen their doors to travel following the COVID19 pandemic, couples are gearing up to set sail on a much needed romantic holiday. Whether celebrating long awaited honeymoons or anniversaries or just rekindling romance away from the stressors of everyday life, there’s romance around every corner at these 25 romantic getaways around the world.

Beach Hopping in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Sandy beach and blue sky at Vieques, Puerto Rico
Sandy beach and blue sky at Vieques, Puerto Rico – Ethan Jameson (unsplash)

With over 40 public access beaches, this small island in Puerto Rico offers couples unlimited options when it comes to having some fun in the sun. Although this island has a rustic feel, guests can enjoy a taste of luxury at Malecon House boutique hotel located in the island’s popular dining and sightseeing district. Book a beach hopping tour with one of the local companies or rent a Jeep to enjoy exploring the island at your own leisure to uncover the hidden gems of the crystal clear waters and pristine beaches on this Caribbean island.

Wine Tasting in Gavi, Italy

The well-known La Scolca winery, Gavi, Italy
The well-known La Scolca winery, Gavi, Italy – ckovalev (depositphotos)

Although Tuscany is well known for its crisp, delectable wines and romantic flair, guests looking for a more intimate wine tasting experience should head to the small town of Gavi, Italy for equally exceptional fine wines without the crowd. Book a stay at Villa Sparina Resort to enjoy a tranquil escape in a wine lovers paradise. This boutique hotel offers guests an open cellar experience complete with wine tours of a fully stocked 18th century wine cellar and tastings that uncover the history of this region’s unique namesake Gavi wine.

Snorkeling in Yasawa Island, Fiji

Blue water and sandy beach of Yasawa Island, Fiji
Blue water and sandy beach of Yasawa Island, Fiji – Jeremy Bezanger (unsplash)

Travelers looking to explore some of the world’s most colorful coral and sea life should head to Yasawa Island in Fiji for some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. This remote island’s premiere all-inclusive Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for honeymooners looking to explore the splendor of the country’s most remote, unspoiled archipelago. Hidden among the palm trees along the white sand beaches, visitors to this resort can explore any of the 10 private beaches with crystal clear waters that’s ideal for spotting tropical fish and marine wildlife.

Whale Watching in San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

2 Orcas sighted among San Juan Islands, USA
2 Orcas sighted among San Juan Islands, USA – Messina Photo (pexels)

Known as one of the best islands in the continental US, these remote 100 million year old archipelagos offer visitors a once in a lifetime chance to spot a variety of whales including the majestic orca along the shores. For over 35 years, Western Prince Whale Watching has been the leading whale watching tour company offering daily tours from the islands. Visitors can book a stay at the quaint Bird Rock Hotel to enjoy complimentary bicycle use to explore the island, grab coffee at one of the local shops, and explore the aisles at one of the locally owned gift shops in town.

Cliff Diving in Negril, Jamaica

RedBull cliff diver David Colturi jump from a cliff at Rick's Cafe, Negril, Jamaica
RedBull cliff diver David Colturi jump from a cliff at Rick’s Cafe, Negril, Jamaica – Wirestock (depositphotos)

While there are plenty of options for celebraintg a traditional romantic holiday in Negril, Jamaica including watching the sunset along the famous Seven Mile Beach or reserving an intimate candlelit dinner at The Caves Resort, thrill seeking couples can head over to Rick’s Cafe for an enthralling show of cliff jumping by professionals and adventurous tourists alike and visitors that are ready to brave the cliffs are even welcome to participate in the activity.

Soaking in Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Visitors enjoying Chena hotspring, Fairbanks, Alaska, US
Visitors enjoying Chena hotspring, Fairbanks, Alaska, US – Wirestock (depositphotos)

Long regarded as a bucket place destination, there are no shortage of romantic escapes waiting for visitors in this Frontier State. Located at the end of a 60 mile two lane road, visitors can find Chena Hot Springs Resort, a secluded all-inclusive resort with romantic private cabins in the Alaska wilderness. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities like soaking in the healing natural mineral springs, indulging in massage services, marveling at the ice sculptures in the museum, and even catching a glimpse of the elusive natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis.

Experiencing a Whole New World in Orlando, Florida, USA

Fireworks display at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, USA
Fireworks display at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, USA – Zichuan Han (pexels)

Each year guests flock to Orlando, Florida to visit one of the most magical places in the world at Walt Disney World Resort. This world famous resort and theme park isn’t just for kids, Disney World has plenty of activities for couples including private fireworks cruises, intimate fine dining experiences, and specialty spa packages. Make a reservation at Victoria & Albert’s award winning fine dining restaurant featuring opulent Victorian decor and chef curated meals to create a magical, unforgettable experience.

Shopping in Dubai, UAE

Free fall fountain at Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
Free fall fountain at Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE – Dovi (unsplash)

As one of the most affluent cities in the world, travelers flock to Dubai for the exuberant nightlife, dining, and world class shopping at The Dubai Mall, the second largest mall in the world. Filled with high end boutique stores and luxury shops featuring designers like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Christian Louboutin this destination is ideal for shoppers looking to spoil their significant other. In addition to the shops, this mall also features luxury accommodations, a variety of dining options featuring cuisines from all around the world, and sightseeing at the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Glamping in Patagonia, Chile

EcoCamp Patagonia at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
EcoCamp Patagonia at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile – Jonas Dücker (unsplash)

Connect with nature at EcoCamp Patagonia, the world’s first geodesic hotel nestled among the hills in Torres del Paine National Park. This eco-friendly camp offers optional packages for avid hikers like their weeklong trekking excursions or couples can just sit back and relax with an evening under the stars. After spending times in nature, enjoy onsite yoga classes and massage therapy for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.

Taking in a Show in New York City, USA

Broadway sign at New York, USA
Broadway sign at New York, USA – alessandrodandrea (pixabay)

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world that is famous for attractions like Time Square, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, but for couples with an affinity for the arts, there’s nothing on earth like catching a live Broadway performance. Whether you’re in the mood of a musical comedy like Book of Mormon or a love story like Phantom of the Opera, visitors can be enthralled by some of the best costumes, make up, stage set ups, acting, and singing in the world!

Hiking the Andes Mountains in Peru

Machu Picchu, Andes, Peru
Machu Picchu, Andes, Peru – mailanmaik (pixabay)

For couples that love outdoor adventures, hiking the Inca Trail in Peru is almost always a bucket list item for visitors wanted to catch a glimpse of the historic 15th century Machu Picchu citadel high atop the Andes Mountains. Visitors can get to Machu Picchu via bus, train, or hiking trail to explore this archeological masterpiece and capture the perfect unforgettable couples photo at the top!

Riding the Waves in Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Surfers at Oahu, Hawaii
Surfers at Oahu, Hawaii – Jess Loiterton (Pexels)

Known as one of the world’s top surfing destinations, Oahu, Hawaii is the perfect blend of romance and adventure with luxurious oceanfront resorts, romantic sunset cruises, and some of the best places to try out a surfing lesson in Honolulu. Book a lesson with Surfer Girl Academy, a family owned and operated surfing company that has devoted instructors with real surfing experience and CPR and lifeguard training.

Skiing in Alberta, Canada

Skiiers and snowboarders at Lake Louise, Canada
Skiiers and snowboarders at Lake Louise, Canada – ronniechua (depositphotos)

Skiing enthusiasts can enjoy hitting the slopes at one of the largest, most scenic ski resort in North America at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This expansive mountaintop resort features a plethora of lodging options including the elegant Fairmont Chateau, an iconic resort where couples can indulge in romantic activities like sleigh rides, couples massages, sharing hot chocolate by campfires, or enjoying strolling through a winter wonderland around the nearby glacial lake at Lake Louise.

Riding a Bicycle Built for Two in Amsterdam

A couple riding tandem bike, Amsterdam
A couple riding tandem bike, Amsterdam – doble.dphoto (depositphotos)

What could be more romantic than renting a bicycle built for two in a foregin country? With over 7,000 cycling routes in and around the city, Amsterdam is the ideal destination to explore on two wheels! Couples can rent a tandem bicycle at A-Bine Rentals & Tours or sign up for a guided tour exploring all the highlights of this popular capital city like the Museum Square, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, outdoor fresh flower markets, and more.

Playing with Giraffes in Kenya

Feeding giraffe at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya – Giraffe Manor

Coupes looking for a once in a lifetime experience that they can share and remember for ever will love getting up close and personal with the giraffes that call Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya home. The original manor house was built in 1932 and has been renovated to feature comfortable, modern accommodations with a light and airy atmosphere. In addition to meeting some of the world’s tallest wild animals, couples can book experiences like safari tours, helicopter tours, and more.

Scuba Diving in Dahab, Egypt

Divers among underwater coral reef, Dahab, Egypt
Divers among underwater coral reef, Dahab, Egypt – Raimond Klavins (Unsplash)

Many divers travel to Egypt every year to explore the popular Blue Hole dive site located just off the shore of Dahab Egypt in the Red Sea. For couples who prefer making memories under the sea, book a tour with Desert Divers Dahab for a thrilling diving experience with resident divers who know the area well and can direct divers to the best locations to see healthy, colorful coral reef, tropical fish, eagle rays, and occasionally hammerhead sharks.

Bringing Love to Life in Da Lat, Vietnam

Visitors enjoying Valley of Love, Da Lat, Vietnam
Visitors enjoying Valley of Love, Da Lat, Vietnam – Thai Tong (Unsplash)

Couples looking for the ultimate quirky, whimsical romantic activity can visit the Valley of Love in Da Lat, Vietnam. This themed outdoor park features whimsical gardens, tranquil walking trails, plenty of heart shaped decor, and the placid waters of Da Thien Lake at the center of it all. Admission to the park is a steal at only one US dollar making this a great budget-friendly activity for couples.

Volunteering with School Kids in Fiji

Volunteering as teacher in Fiji
Volunteering as teacher in Fiji – gvi

Volunteering as a couple can bring a hige positive impact not only to your relationship, but also to your relationship with others and the world around you. There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities with organizations like International Volunteer HQ where volunteers can choose from a variety of volunteer programs at places throughout the world. For teachers who enjoy inspiring the next generation, volunteering with kindergarteners in Suva, Fiji should be at the top of the list!

Sailing Around the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

Pakleni Otoci islands which is reachable from Hvar, Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
Pakleni Otoci islands which is reachable from Hvar, Dalmatian Islands, Croatia – xbrchx (depositphotos)

What could be more romantic than spending a week on a private catamaran while sailing over the Adriatic Sea? Couples looking to set sail on a romantic getaway can book a Dalmatian Islands Yacht tour with Cruise Croatia for 5 days of sailing with stops at some of the most quaint romantic cobblestone streets along idyllic seaside villages featuring romantic waterfront wine bars, beachside couples massages, and local bakeries and restaurants.

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico (various locations)

A whale shark swim near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
A whale shark swim near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico – photonatura (depositphotos)

Mexico is frequently hailed as one of the best places in the world for up close and personal encounters including with whale sharks. These gentle giants frequent the shores of multiple popular tourist beaches across the country and couples can catch a glimpse of these monstrous sea creatures on a guided tour with Mexico Whale Shark, Mexico’s premiere whale shark encounter company providing couples with a safe, eco-friendly sightseeing tour.

Stargazing in New Zealand

Aoraki Mackenzie board under the starry night sky
Aoraki Mackenzie board under the starry night sky, New Zealand – Mac Kenzie NZ

Set out on an awe-inspiring adventure to the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve in New Zealand to enjoy a romantic getaway under the stars. Light pollution at this reserve is so sparse that stargazers are able to view constellations rarely seen by the naked eye. A variety of accommodations are available within the reserve with plenty of options for a secluded, romantic getaway for astrophiles looking to spend an evening under the stars. You probably will need to take a flight with multiple layovers from the US so use only the best booking sites for flights to find the shortest (and affordable) flight to NZ.

Relaxing in an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Visitors relaxing on the beach next to overwater bungalows, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Visitors relaxing on the beach next to overwater bungalows, Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Michelle_Raponi (pixabay)

Couples looking for the ultimate luxury getaway can book a stay at the extravagant InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora resort in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. The resort features opulent overwater bungalows situated atop the crystal clear waters of the South Pacific Ocean where couples are delivered by a flower studded wooden canoe. Once inside the bungalow, guests can sit back and relax in spacious outdoor hammocks overlooking the water below where couples can create lifelong memories together.

Dining Out in Paris, France

Get an unforgettable fine dining experience with your partner in Paris
Get an unforgettable fine dining experience with your partner in Paris – Andrea Piacquadio (pexels)

Often referred to as the most romantic city in the world, Paris offers visitors a unique culinary experience with a plethora of Michelin star restaurants like Astrance, an authentic French delicatessen featuring colorful gourmet meals and an expansive wine selection and restaurants like Les Ombres restaurant offering some of the best views of the famous Eiffel Tower that’s perfect for a romantic candlelit dinner or even a surprise proposal!

Soaring the Skies in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey
Hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey – Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz (Unsplash)

Over recent years, this Turkish city has soared to the top of the list as one of the most unique, romantic destinations for those consumed by wanderlust. The distinctive natural landscape of the Cappadocia mountains and caves makes taking a hot air balloon ride with Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia one of the most magical, romantic experiences this city has to offer. Soar high above the mountains for breathtaking views of the natural landscape before indulging in a romantic hilltop dinner at Seki Restaurant at Argos in Cappadocia.

Strolling Through Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic

Tour horse carriage parked at the Old Town Square, Prague, Czech
Tour horse carriage parked at the Old Town Square, Prague, Czech – deluxtrade (pixabay)

Keep romance alive at this eastern European city known for their diverse architecture, abundance of museums, and inexpensive nightlife. Couples can stroll hand in hand through the sprawling 10th century Old Town Square in Prague to learn about the history of the city or stop into a few of the many museums along the way like the Illusion Art Museum Prague, featuring interactive optical illusions and tons of great photo ops for couples.

Watching the Sunset in Santorini, Greece

Sunset at Santorini, Greece
Sunset at Santorini, Greece – Gotta Be Worth It (pexels)

Well known for their distinctive crisp white and blue architecture, this incredible hilltop island oasis overlooking the Aegean Sea in Greece has earned recognition as one of the best spots in the world to watch the sunset. Book a stay at Athina Luxury Suites to experience the height of romance and luxury with tranquil scenic views, world-class services, sparkling swimming pools, and romantic onsite dining options at sunset.

Getting a Spa Treatment in Budapest, Hungary

Visitors enjoy Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary
Visitors enjoy Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary – Linda Gerbec (unsplash)

Known as The City of Spas, the options for indulging in romantic and relaxing spa treatments is almost never-ending in Budapest. Couples can soak in the healing waters of the many natural thermal baths found throughout the city. Enjoy an intimate couples massage at the 16th century Rudas Baths before wading in the waters of the Turkish bath or enjoying a romantic dinner at the onsite Rudas Bistro, a rooftop restaurant with breathtaking views of the Danube River.

Camping in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

Hiking Aoraki / mount Cook with partner, New Zealand
Hiking Aoraki / mount Cook with partner, New Zealand – Maridav (depositphotos)

For couples wanting to enjoy the simple beauty of nature, camping in Mount Cook National Park offers unbeatable scenic alpine views, views of the Milky Way in the night sky, and plenty of fresh mountain air. Couples can book a site at White Horse Hill Campground to return to nature and unwind while spending time talking by the fire and reconnecting with the one you love.

Cuddling by the Fire in Saariselkä, Finland

Breathtaking view from the inside of glass igloo in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Breathtaking view from the inside of glass igloo in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Get whisked away to a winter wonderland at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland featuring remarkable glass igloo accommodations and quaint log chalets. Their kelo-glass igloo combines all the luxury of their chalets with the unique igloo design featuring private saunas, a cozy fireplace, and spacious accommodation with unparalleled views of the northern lights and Lappish wilderness.

Dancing in Lisbon, Portugal

LuxFragil patrons on the dance floor, Lisbon, Portugal
LuxFragil patrons on the dance floor, Lisbon, Portugal – LuxFragil

For young couples looking for vibrant, exciting nightlife, Lisbon, Portugal has a thriving nightlife scene with plenty of bars and discos for couple to dance the night away into morning! Start the night off at Groove Bar, an eclectic art-filled space featuring good music and quality cocktails before heading out to a nightclub to dance the night away. LuxFragil is a can’t miss for couples ready to sweat it out on the basement dancefloor with a live DJ that plays music until dawn or kick back and relax at the sophisticated rooftop bar to late into the night.

Spelunking in South Africa

Tourists exploring the more accessible part of Cango Caves, Western Cape, South Africa
Tourists exploring the more accessible part of Cango Caves, Western Cape, South Africa – michaeljung (depositphotos)

For adventure seeking couples, spelunking is the ultimate adventure where couples get a chance to explore parts unknown that many people many never have the opportunity to experience. For cave exploring enthusiasts, The Cango Caves in South Africa are the largest cave system in all of Africa featuring an adventure caving tour where couples can shake and shimmy their way through underground tunnels in an attempt to view some of the most secluded spots on Earth.

Wildlife Viewing in Costa Rica

An anteater among the woods in Costa Rica rainforest
An anteater among the woods in Costa Rica rainforest – sdm2019 (pixabay)

The lush tropical rainforests of Costa Rica are the ideal spot for couples looking to catch a glimpse of native wildlife like sloths, Scarlet macaws, tapirs, and Blue Morpho butterflies. Sign up for an eco tour with Wild Planet Adventures where local experts can guide visitors to some of the most stunning wild animals in the country. Spend time holding hands while exploring tropical rainforests and purchase a piece of cruelty-free, handmade butterfly wing jewelry for your significant other as a token of affection and memento from an unforgettable adventure.

Drinking in Munich, Germany

Huge crowd in Oktoberfest celebration, Munich, Germany
Huge crowd in Oktoberfest celebration, Munich, Germany – Pexels

Every year, tourists flock to Germany to experience the world’s largest beer celebration at Oktoberfest in Munch, Germany. Be immersed in the culture of this 187 year long tradition where visitors can sample some of the best brews in Germany, check out some traditional German fashion, and dine on popular pub food like Bavarian pretzels and sausages while making memories that will last a lifetime!

Holding Hands in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Walk and explore New Orleans
Walk and explore New Orleans – Kendall Hoopes (pexels)

This classically romantic southern US city studded by ancient oak trees, intimate corner jazz cafes, and whimsical architecture is the ideal location for couples to hold hands while exploring the open air French Market before indulging in a sweet treat at the world famous Cafe du Monde known for their hot and fluffy beignets and fresh café au lait.

Sightseeing in Marrakech, Morocco

Relaxed open air market at Marrakech, Morocco
Relaxed open air market at Marrakech, Morocco – A_Different_Perspective (pixabay)

Marrakech, Morocco has no shortage of sightseeing options when it comes to traveling through this north African city. Whether you and your loved one are exploring the open air markets or charming city squares, guests will be enamored by the lively, colorful surroundings and charming architecture. Book a room at L’Oriental Medina Riad & Spa to experience a truly luxurious getaway in the middle of all the action!

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