What’s your idea of a perfect romantic getaway? For some couples, it’s all about relaxing on a beach somewhere tropical and sunny, while others prefer a new adventure in an exciting, fast-paced destination. Whatever your travel style, we’ve got you covered with our list of romantic destinations around the world. Whether you’re celebrating your honeymoon or just looking to escape with your partner on Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter, here are some of the most romantic getaways around the world.
The Cotswolds, England
There’s something about the English countryside that feels like a storybook. The Cotswolds is a pastoral retreat with rolling hills, winding cobbled streets, gardens, and cosy, historic pubs to dip into. Have a cuppa at The Bell at Sapperton before enjoying your digs and a bubble bath at the hip Rectory Hotel or Thyme.
Is any romantic roundup complete without singing the praises of the City of Lights? As the capital of France, there’s a reason so many couples seek the ambience and energy of this Parisian destination. When you wander about this European city, you’ll find yourselves mesmerized by idyllic coffee shops, picture-perfect cobblestone streets, and the scent of freshly-baked-everything perfuming the air. You can spend your days exploring the many iconic love-drenched landmark, from the infamous Eiffel Tower to the Pont Des Arts Bridge outside of Notre Dame.
Some just love Venice or others completely hate it. But our guess is if you go when you’re feeling butterflies, the City of Water will have them swarming. Even for the well-versed traveller, Venice presents an entirely new experience. Here, there are very few roads, but many canals, making a gondola ride with your main squeeze a must. As you stroll hand-in-hand across romantic bridges, soaking up the undeniably hospitable Italian culture, you’ll witness nods to the Renaissance era, as well as Gothic landmarks.
Zambia is one of Africa’s most underrated safari locales, with amazing national parks, Victoria Falls, and unperturbed wildlife. Sleep among the baboons and elephants in open-air camps nestled in ebony groves, or choose to sleep under the stars in a suspension tent. The vastness of the bush, coupled with the sights and sounds of nature will turn a safari adventure into the perfect romantic getaway.
The Seychelles is the world’s oldest islands on the Indian Ocean, speckled with dreamy beaches. It’s impossible to fall out of love while vacationing in the Seychelles. One of the most romantic destinations on the planet, this 115-island archipelago sits serenely in the Indian Ocean. The region’s magnificent scenery caresses its visitors, intriguing them to snorkel in the crystal-clear water, trek through the jungle, and climb over dramatic volcanic boulders.
Tranquil and secluded, St. Lucia is a tropical gem in the Caribbean Sea with a lush landscape distinguished by two peaks, The Pitons. By day, relax by the beach, trek to a rainforest waterfall, or bathe in therapeutic hot springs. By night, dine on fresh seafood by candlelight on a private beach overlooking the Pitons. No wonder this tiny island is considered as one of the best honeymoon destinations.
Thanks to an unbelievable shade of blue water, the low cost of aromatic and flavourful food, and dreamy beaches, Krabi is among the most romantic destinations and is perfect for a Valentine’s getaway. There, you will be able to disconnect in a quiet, yet gorgeous, landscape. Located in the southern area of the west coast of the country, you’ll find mangroves, limestone formations, boulders, and many other works of wonder from Mother Nature herself.
Santorini is the most beautiful island out of all the Greek islands and is a very popular honeymoon or romantic getaway destination. There’s a reason for that of course. Blue-domed houses so white, they sparkle are a treat to behold, while the twinkling azure Aegean Sea beckons travellers in the distance. This picturesque sea is the main reason many newlyweds choose Santorini. This watery haven offers captivatingly pink, orange, and golden sunsets best viewed from the town of Oia.