Because you’re gonna seriously need a romantic getaway after the pandemic.
Now, we know travel restrictions are still in place, with most countries still on the red or amber lists, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dare to dream of all the wonderful places you can visit once we have the green light again. Whether you’re a new couple, a married couple or lovers seeking out a future honeymoon destination…we’ve found something, across the world, for all types of people to enjoy. Be sure to pop these on your bucket list. Here are 16 of the most epic romantic destinations to visit worldwide.
1. The Northern Lights, Finland
Sleep under the stars and the Aurora Borealis in a cosy igloo in Finland. Some of the most renowned igloos to spot the Northern Lights are in the Kakslauttanen Artic Resort in Saariselka. This place offers a once-in-a-lifetime igloo experience, with world-class views, featuring a bedroom with a glass roof and luxurious facilities while being surrounded by nature. Indeed, it is the perfect winter adventure for couples. For more information, visit the Kakslauttanen website.
2. Bali, Indonesia
Overall, Bali has plenty of fantastic romantic places for you to visit. But our top two favourites would have to be Ubud and Uluwatu where you can take your passion and romance to the next level. Ubud is extremely private, surrounded by nature, with top-notch hotel facilities offering the perfect escape to disconnect. While Uluwatu is a touristy coastal resort, popular for honeymoons, presenting unbeatable sunsets and sea views. Excitingly, Bali is super affordable, with excellent service and perfect for couples on a budget.
3. Santorini, Greece
Nothing will ever beat walking through the spectacular blue and white cobblestone streets of Santorini while holding hands with your partner. Definitely, this place is one of the greatest romantic getaways on the planet. Immerse yourself in Greek history and culture, explore island boutiques, delight in tasty Greek food in a sea view restaurant, swim in cave pools and plenty more. One of the most unforgettable things to do here is watch the sunset. It makes an epic photo and offers the most romantic ambience.
4. French Polynesia
The islands of the French Polynesia offer an out-of-this-world couples retreat. Couples tend to stay in Bora Bora where you can select from various luxurious hotels. Opt for a picturesque hut on the ocean, where you can avail of sea access, a pool, romantic dinners on the patio and so much more. However, if you’re budget is a little tighter, you can stay in some beautiful beachside resorts that are just as romantic.
5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Feel like the main couple in a Disney movie by taking a day trip to this magical palace near Bavaria. As one of the most popular castles in Europe, it is no wonder both Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella’s castles, and Magic Kingdom in Disneyland, were inspired by this place. If you go in winter, you may be lucky enough to catch the iconic castle submerged in a winter wonderland which offers the greatest fairytale experience.
📍 Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
6. Cappadocia, Turkey
In a beautiful region in central Turkey, you’ll find this stunning valley, which is popular for taking hot air balloon rides across the sky. Fall in love with your partner all over again against the backdrop of fairytale landscapes and panoramic views of hundreds of hot air balloons floating above the rocky valley. Discover the Fairy Chimneys, and opt to stay in a cave for the most surreal experience. Incredibly, this spot caters for all types of budgets, so you are bound to grab yourself a bargain here. The nearest airport is 42km from Cappadocia.
7. The Maldives
As one of the world’s most romantic holiday destinations, it is not a surprise why couples flock here every year. Indeed, you’ll fall into a realm of tranquillity being surrounded by crystal clear blue waters and white sand beaches. There is over one hundred exotic resorts to pick from, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Eat dinner on the beach, get stuck into water and adventure sports and plenty more activities. If you have it, splash some extra cash to stay in an overwater villa, ideally with a pool, for the most pleasurable experience with your lover.
8. Venice, Italy
Venice is the epitome of elegance and romance. Prepare to fall in love with this Renaissance-inspired city, enriched in culture, with your partner by your side. Be sure to take the famous boats for a charming journey through the city canals. Drink fine Italian wine, kiss under the Bridge of Sighs and visit Doge’s Palace, just to name a few fun romantic activities.
9. Koh Lanta, Thailand
Another exotic beach destination on our list. But this time, in a dreamy island setting, you’ll get the privacy you need to embrace your relationship. Get your daily dose of happiness by taking part in water sports like kayaking through caves, hiring a scooter to explore, discovering hidden gems and unknown beaches, just to name a few activities. Indeed, the exclusive romantic atmosphere of the Krabi region is a delight for lovers looking to unwind.
10. Paris, France
If you’re looking for a city escape to Europe, Paris is the leading city for couples when it comes to romance. Kiss atop the Eiffel Tower, have a picnic near the Louvre, walk hand in hand down the bustling streets of Paris, explore art galleries, visit Disneyland Europe, and plenty more. Whatever you desire, Paris is sure to be able to offer it to you. This spot is perfect for any budget because you can find heaps of affordable hotels.
11. Langkawi, Malaysia
This dazzling place is Malaysia’s hidden gem and is relatively unknown. Nevertheless, it makes an epic romantic getaway or magical honeymoon. Plunge into a world of mystery as you explore the exquisite beaches, enchanting tropical rainforests and swim in the turquoise waters. It is safe to say that this spot is one of the most romantic worldwide, and offers everything you need for an erotic holiday with your bae.
12. Amalfi Coast, Italy
For some glitz and glamour, head on a romantic escape to the Amalfi Coast. And if you are thinking of proposing, Positano is a hotspot for popping the question against a lush backdrop. Wake up and have breakfast on a clifftop terrace, admire the colourful houses, wine and dine at sunset, and plenty more enjoyable activities. Consequently, this place is a must-visit on your Italian adventure.
13. Kyoto, Japan
For something a little different, embrace Japanese culture and head to this beautiful off-the-grid spot. Kyoto offers one of the most surreal travel experiences you will ever have. With numerous attractions, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites…you won’t get bored. Opt to visit golden temples and shrines, avail of Geisha traditions, stroll through peaceful gardens and bamboo forests, chow down on some iconic Japanese cuisine, and so much more. Kyoto is the perfect place to spend time with someone you adore.
14. Bruges, Belgium
Go on a foodie adventure with your lover in Bruges, and explore Belgian chocolate shops, charming pubs, scrumptious eateries and prepare to drink plenty of wine. Additionally, one of the best couple things to do is ride a romantic carriage through Bruges, you can admire windmills and architecture, while going at Christmas time will give you access to the Bruges Christmas Market, which is one of the best in Europe. Be sure to stuff your faces with rich handmade chocolate for a satisfying foodie experience.
15. Tuscany, Italy
Italy is the ultimate romantic paradise land, hence why we have another Italian spot on our list. In the Tuscany countryside, at every turn, you will find breathtaking scenery, world-class vineyards and lots of scrumptious food and wine to indulge in. Try staying at Castello Di Ristonchi, which is a 1,000-year-old medieval castle, sitting on the Tuscan hills, which overlooks olive groves, villages and vineyards. Indeed, it is a magical experience. If you’re gonna go all the way to Europe, be sure to do a tour around Italy so you can visit all of our bucket-list romantic destinations.
16. Seychelles, East Africa
This fabulous place isn’t nicknamed the ‘Island Of Love’ for no reason. Escape to the Indian Ocean to embrace this romantic haven, which is both secluded and peaceful. Many have chosen to get hitched here or have their honeymoon here as it is a seductive spot for couples. Equally, some romantic leisure activities include gliding through the ocean on a boat, laying on a net over the sea while watching magical sunsets and dining on the beach. A must-visit on your journey of love.