With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the idea of a romantic getaway may be on your mind. But before booking a trip with your sweetie, it’s important to know which spots are best for couples traveling together. Whether you prefer the city, beach, mountains or country, there’s sure to be something on this list to satisfy you and your partner. Which romantic destination will you choose?
- Paris, France
Everyone knows that Paris is the city of love. In fact, thousands of engagements take place there every year. No Paris trip is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, considered a symbol of love by many. But that’s not the only reason this city’s so great for couples. Paris’ food scene is amazing and many of their most popular dishes are great for sharing. Grab a wheel of cheese, a baguette, a bottle of wine, and perhaps a box of handmade chocolates to finish. Oh, and did we mention many of these foods are also aphrodisiacs? 😏
2. Kyoto, Japan
While fast-paced Tokyo is full of culture, beautiful Kyoto is a couple’s dream. There’s plenty for partners to do. Perhaps indulge in a spa package featuring massages and steam room sessions. Or go for a leisurely walk through one of the area’s surrounding parks, or visit one of its many tranquil shrines and temples. Because the area is known for
3. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a hotspot for tourists from Australasia and beyond for its gorgeous beaches and fresh tropical fare, not to mention its affordability. If you and your partner are looking to live in luxury on a budget, Bali is the place to do it. It’s relatively cheap to book a couple’s suite in this tropical locale – Many even come with beachfront views. Food is often also included in the accommodation price, so go ahead and order that breakfast in bed!
4. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a city known for its passion. It’s a diverse place with plenty to do, both at day and especially at night. The number-one thing to do in this lively city is explore by boat – Especially at sunset. Once the sun’s down, the city comes alive, so head back to land for drinks, dancing and perhaps some late-night tapas at a rooftop bar.
5. New York City, USA
Why does every movie about love and relationships take place in New York? Perhaps there’s something to it. Being a tourist in New York is much more fun in a pair than it is alone. And there’s plenty for couples to do. Take a walk through Central Park, share a giant pizza slice, pay a visit to Coney Island, see a Broadway show. There are also plenty of fun dive bars in New York – Perfect for recreating your first date (or what it could have been in another life).
6. Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Australia has many amazing cities, but there are few spots more romantic than the Whitsunday Islands, home to the Great Barrier Reef. This spot is great for active couples interesting in snorkelling, swimming or scuba diving amongst the area’s amazing sea life. Or if you prefer not to get wet, take your relationship to new heights by booking a scenic flight over the islands.
7. Monteverde, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known for its amazing rainforests and all the animals that live within it, from birds to monkeys to beautiful butterflies. The lush cloud forest in Monteverde is home to many of these creatures and is also a top destination for couples given its dreamy and romantic scenery. While there, it’s worth paying a visit to a Costa Rican butterfly farm.
Got any romantic holiday destinations to add to the list? Let us know!