Love is in the air this time of year.
February brings forth Valentine’s Day, where we shower our loved ones in chocolates, gifts, affection and of course .. planning / enjoying holidays at exotic locations. If St. Valentine was the reason to bring out this occasion, we have curated the perfect list of romantic destinations for Valentine’s day for you to make it count with your loved one.
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Cinque Terre – Italy
The national park that represents the five villages (Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare & Vernazza) is one of the best preserved natural and semi-natural areas of the Mediterranean that serves to be the mecca for honeymooners and couples who are traveling Italy. The popular Azure Trail (details) is situated at the bottom of the rocks near the sea-side that connects all the five beautiful villages and makes it the perfect spot for couples to take a romantic stroll during sunset.
Read more: The ultimate guide to Italy.
Opatija – Croatia
This elegant tourist destination, lies at the centre of the Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Opatija has remained in complete harmony with nature right up until the present day, which in-turn making it a romantic retreat in the jewel of the Adriatic. The magnificent villas and hotels are only part of Opatija’s attraction which, like the sirens’s chant, is hard to resist.
Aix les Bains – France
Ranked 4th amongst the spa towns of France and with 28,000 visitors who come to get pampered in the treatments, Aix-les-Bains is the gateway to an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking panoramic viewpoints, and varied activities to enjoy. The largest natural lake in France, Le Bourget Lake area is a perfect spot for couples to take a romantic stroll as the sun sets into the highlands – a must add to your list of romantic destinations for Valentine’s day!
Koh Tao – Thailand
This is probably the most romantic island you can visit in Thailand. Offering amazing luxury private villas (with an incredible private infinity pool), spa and massage services, fancy restaurants where you can eat on the water’s edge facing the sunset, and long beaches where you can stroll hand-in-hand, this small island in the Gulf of Thailand makes it the go-to destination for couples who tend to easily fall in love with nature.
Oh and did we tell you about all the romantic dinners during sunset at your very own private beach?
Interesting read: The best weekend Thailand itinerary!
Verona – Italy
When it comes to the epitome of Romantic tales, the first couple we compare it to is Romeo & Juliet. And where else can you find a better place to take your loved one to than Juliet’s Balcony – where our very own Romeo climbed up to be with his loved one. The Italian province of Verona is where Shakespeare’s imagination had been set at to jot down the most tragic, yet romantic love story of all.
Owned by the family dell Capello, the house dates from the 13th century – but the balcony was added only in the 20th century. None the less, it doesn’t stop hundreds of girls to step out and gaze below seeking their Romeo among the milling tourists.
Santorini – Greece
They say that Santorini, the island that has launched a thousand postcards, is paradise on earth. However there’s more to this romantic place, than the stereotypical images of steep cliffs dotted with white-washed houses. Walk from Fira to Imerovigli (half hour) and if you want more, continue to Oia (two hours) and be amazed by the beauty. Find a quiet place to enjoy it that’s far from the madding crowd, like at Imerovigli or Firostefani. Sitting at a table, in silence, with a glass of wine, you can truly appreciate the moment and feel grateful and at one with beauty around and by your side.
Venice – Italy
Ah and now to the destination that comes 1st in mind for almost all couples around us when they think of a romantic retreat. Known to be one of the most romantic cities on earth, this unique and captivating place attracts couples to plenty of quiet and picturesque canal sides and lanes to wander hand-in-hand. And not to forget the blissful Gondola rides where your boatman sings a soothing melody about life and love as you sail amid the islands picturesque canals and architecture.
Bali – Indonesia
If you intend to cherish an intimate dinner amid a beautiful setting, Bali has the perfect ambiance for you. Pamper yourself in a soothing and relaxing spa and massage at your Private Pool Villa. With many options to choose from – starting at Seminyak, Jimbaran & Nusa Dua in South Bali .. to the romantic mainlands up into Ubud, Amed and Singaraja, Bali makes you fall in love with the island more than with your loved one. And if you plan for a week long getaway – the Gili Trawangan Island is totally worth a visit for the adventurous couples who enjoy being underwater more.
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Kakslauttanen – Finland
Whenever a list of the world’s most romantic vacation spots are compiled, Kakslauttanen is sure to be near the top. Famous for its long viewing season of the Northern Lights, the resort features glass igloos, where guests can enjoy the sensational aurora, as well as Kelo wood cabins and luxury suites.
Kakslauttanen organizes a variety of winter and summer activities to help guests make the most of every precious second of vacation time. They can even meet Lapland’s biggest celebrity, Santa Claus.
Paris – France
Probably known as one of the most romantic cities in Europe being close to Venice, the magnificent Eiffel Tower makes Paris the most loved city for couples who are on a European Extravaganza.
By indulging in a romantic cruise along the Seine River to kicking your heels up high along the MontMarte area to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife, couples go banana’s over the city’s atmosphere and makes them never want to leave.
Whitsunday Islands – Australia
Being an oasis for couples, this tranquil archipelago of islands sits right along Australia’s eastern coast overlooking the Coral Sea. This couple’s retreat to get their best dose of blue and white all around their hotel is a heaven along the strip of the Great Barrier Reef. With winter just a few months away, now is probably a good time for you to plan and pack to Oz.
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Klevan – Ukraine
Popularly known as the Tunnel of Love, this is an amusement railway located near Klevan. The railway is surrounded by green arches and is three kilometers in length. It is known for being a favorite place for couples to take long romantic strolls.
Hạ Long Bay – Vietnam
From the moment you step aboard your cruise at Ha Long Bay and check into your cabin, to when you are relaxing on the sun deck – you are surrounded by an aurora of romance and leisure all around your time in the vessel. The most perfect romantic getaway in Vietnam sets sail from Hanoi makes it a completely unforgettable experience for all couples who are madly in love with each other and nature.
Bruges – Belgium
Known as the Venice of the North, Bruges is the most preferred and offbeat getaway for couples who enjoy cycling and taking long relaxed strolls along the canals and feel the city work its magic on you. For those who are here during July, couples would definitely make a stop over here before heading to the town of Boom for this years Tomorrowland.
Now that you have got bitten by both the love and travel bug, where would you want to escape for your next romantic getaway?! Remember – Love is just a vacation away 😉
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