Isn’t it fun thinking about clear waters with white sand, magical sunsets, parasailing and kayaking, romantic candlelight dinners, snorkeling with underwater creatures and pampering accommodations? But wouldn’t it be more fun to experience the same by taking on a journey at the best romantic getaways around the world with the one you love?
Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination or an annual vacation that can revive the intimacy between you, these are the best spots around the world for the best romantic getaway around the world. Make sure you read these together and I’m pretty sure you would be booking your flight ticket right away.
The Best Romantic Destinations Around the World list is as follows:
Why go: With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, there is no denying the uniqueness of this location. The island’s interior is dotted with vineyards and traditional villages that let you see beyond the tourist hustle. Multi-colored cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. Lined with beaches famed for their multi-colored sand, the island of Santorini is the premier choice for those seeking romance and memories.
What to do: Take a cruise in Caldera’s volcanic islands including a stop at its famous hot springs. Admire nature’s handiwork with prime sunset viewing at Oia where tourists gather to watch the nightfall. Indulge in tasting Santorini’s famous amber-colored dessert wine known as the Vinsanto. Don’t forget to make a stop in Pyrgos for great eats and a wander through charming backstreets.
When to go: During the months of July and August, the beaches and viewpoints are packed with tourists. Things are considerably calmer and quieter during the months of September and October.
Why to go: Known as the garden island, Kauai is famous for being one of the most naturally beautiful destinations on Earth. With its colorful dips and peaks that are home to lush vegetation and towering waterfalls, the island comes with plenty of excitement. With a population of about 70,000, it has managed to maintain a sleepy town feel while still catering to large numbers of tourists each year.
What to do: Explore Kauai’s natural history by visiting the Makauwahi cave within which archeologists have found various animal bones, pollen of extinct plants and other artifacts. Kayak along the dramatic Na Pali coast whose vivid colors and the unmatched ocean view make it Kauai’s most famous attraction. Access the world’s second wettest spot- Mount Waialeale that has dozens of falls that pour into a deep canyon accessible via hike.
When to go: The best time to visit Kauai is from April to June if you’re looking to save money and avoid crowds. The high season also is known as the Whale watching season begins at the end of December and continues until February.
Why to go: Oh! Paris. It’s not really a question of why visit Paris, rather why would you not. French is called the language of love and Paris has long been acclaimed as the most romantic city on earth so even the most hardened hearts amongst us would struggle not to be charmed by the city of lights. It’s not just romance of the physical kind, but of the history, the food, the art and the architecture that makes Paris one of its own kind.
What to do: Start your day with a melt in the mouth ‘Pain au chocolat’ for breakfast accompanied by a special fruity jam and then washed down with French coffee. See the finest art man has ever produced in the ‘Le Musée du Louvre’- the world’s largest and most visited museum. Bordered by ‘Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ and the Latin Quarter, nothing says Paris like the Luxembourg garden- a perfect place for people of all age groups. Visit a Parisian fair and sample flavors of handmade ice-creams at Paris’s most famous ice-cream maker. Witness the breathtaking Eiffel tower at night when the tower does its electric dance for five minutes every hour on the hour until 1am.
When to go: Visit Paris during springtime for added bonuses like Easter getaways in addition to picnics, cycling and other outdoor activities.
Maldives, Indian Ocean
Why to go: Outstanding white sand beaches, incomparable luxury and a spectacular underwater world make the Maldives an evident choice for a memorable romantic holiday that will last you a lifetime. Situated in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs.
What to do: Looking to explore the underwater world? With dives up to 10-40 meters deep, the Rainbow reef is great for spotting turtles, sharks, manta rays, dogtooth tunas along with a few crevices and caves. Have a look at the architecture by paying a visit to the Hukuru Miskey mosque carved out of white coral. Other activities that can be enjoyed here include windsurfing, canoeing and cat sailing. Don’t forget to visit the ‘Ithaa’- the first all-glass undersea restaurant in the world that is 16 feet below sea level.
When to go: The best time of the year to visit Maldives is during its dry season that lasts from December- April with lower rainfall and superb visibility.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Why to go: Famed for its exotic beaches, Christ the Redeemer statue, expansive rain forests and shanty towns, Rio is the sixth most populous city in the Americas. Its beautiful neighborhoods showcase the best of colonial Rio de Janeiro. Without the presence of luxurious hotels, the beaches with white and red sand have never looked more appealing. Home to countless species of plants, birds and mammals, as well as waterfalls and natural springs, this city is cut out to suit the needs of all its visitors.
What to do: Take a journey to Christ the Redeemers feet up the Corcovado mountainside on the funicular that provides a breathtaking view of the entire city. Enjoy the morning view of the city by riding in a cable car or hang glider to the top of the 1312-ft high Sugarloaf Mountain. Experience the glamorous and colorful world-famous Samba show- a fusion of African and Portuguese culture. If you’re a meat lover, dine at the ‘Churrascaria’ restaurants that offer an endless amount of meat. If you are in Rio de Janeiro on a Sunday, be sure to stop at the well-known street market, the Feira Hippie Fair where locals showcase their handmade jewels and wood carvings.
When to go: February and March are the best months to visit Rio de Janeiro as the climate is pleasant enough to hit the beaches and tourists can also experience the carnival.
Jammu & Kashmir, India
Why to go: From boating to trekking, bird watching to water skiing, mountain biking to camping, Kashmir has it all! The thriving meadows, alpine mountains, amiable weather, pleasant odor saffron fields, malleable citizens and the gushing clear water make it a must visit destination in India. It is also said that if you ever wish to see Paradise on Earth, visit Kashmir with your better half.
What to do: Take a gondola ride for a panoramic view of the ‘meadow of flowers’, that is, Gulmarg to treat your eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snowcapped mountains. To have a glimpse of Kashmir’s past, visit the Jasrota fort. The Betab valley and Aru valley that have witnessed a number of film shootings are the to- go places for all Bollywood movie lovers. Experience horseback riding and canoeing in the beautiful valleys of Phalagam, also known as the ‘mini Switzerland’. Explore the unexplored national wildlife park to spot rare species like the snow leopard and bharals. Visit one of the more renowned Hindu shrines, the Vaishno Devi- a place that is not only famous for its scenic beauty but it is also believed that one attains salvation by visiting this shrine.
When to go: If you want to see Jammu & Kashmir at its best when you have to visit it between the months of September and April. During the months between May and August, temperatures rise up to 45 degrees Celsius, making it unfit for tourism.
Why to go: Kyoto is not only famous for its gardens, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and wooden houses but also for its mysterious culture of ‘maiko’ and ‘geisha’. It is home to over 1500 temples and many peacefully gorgeous stroll gardens. This historic heart of Japan is the perfect spot for an ultimate luxury escape with the one you love!
What to do: Visit the world’s largest collections of UNESCO World Heritage sites. These include 12 temples, 3 shrines and 1 historic castle. Have a look at Nijo Castle that was designed to show off the prestige and wealth of the Tokugawa Shoguns. Contemplate the world at the Dry stone Zen garden. This is famous for mystical rocks floating in a sea of pure white sand. Enjoy the luxury of carefully prepared multi-course kaiseki ryori meals and reap the benefits of Buddhist cuisine. If you are here during sakura season, you must visit the Shirakawa River, especially at night. Often dubbed as the most beautiful street in all of Asia, there is nothing more romantic than a boat ride along Kyoto’s cherry blossom-lined Okazaki Canal.
When to go: The best times to visit Kyoto are from March to May and from September to November. At this time, the weather is the mildest. However, the blooming cherry blossoms in spring and the vibrant fall foliage are big tourists draws thus making Spring a popular time to travel.
Why to visit: A metropolis filled with quaint and romantic hidden spots just waiting to be discovered — this Tuscan paradise is a prime travel destination for many couples. With intricately designed fountains and statues on every corner, Florence is heaven for art and history buffs. The city is home to every possible high-end designer shop that exists. It is also home to museums dedicated to Gucci and Ferragamo. There are many reasons to visit Florence, just put on your shoes and you’re good to go!
What to do: Witness and capture the perfect Florentine sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo, on the other side of Arno River. Shop till you drop at the local leather market. Then head to Mercato Centrale to find every variety of food ranging from desserts to all kinds of pasta. Celebrate the city’s ‘white night’ on streets with music, live performances, and partygoers celebrating the start of summer. Taste Italy’s best red wines for free at Le Volpi e Luva. It is a bar that has delicious wines and limited snack selection. Don’t forget to visit the Vasari Dukes corridor that houses a unique collection of artists’ self-portraits. After years of private tours, it has finally reopened in May 2018. Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one-day hiking trip from Florence.
When to go: Florence has its charms all year round. It can be hot and humid in July and August and on the chilly side from November through to March.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Why to go: The island of Bora Bora with lush tropical slopes and valleys are love at first sight. Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where colored fish animate the coral gardens. Where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatched roof villas, and fabled ambiance. From the dramatic scenery to the privacy of overwater bungalows, everything in Bora Bora equals 10 on the romance scale.
What to do: Explore the neon-lit turquoise lagoon waters through snorkeling and diving. Discover markets and shop for art, Tahitian pearls, essential oils, perfumes and wooden handicrafts. Enjoy an adventurous ride around the island of Bora Bora where you`ll get an amazing view over the lagoon. Go for a two-hour excursion underwater on foot and find yourself surrounded by tropical fish. Also, enjoy a romantic afternoon aboard the Love boat for a tour of Bora Bora and a couple’s photo shoot. Complete your travel adventure with the thrilling experience of skydiving in the blue skies of Bora Bora!
When to go: The best times to go to Bora Bora are November and April. Temperatures range from the low 70s to the mid-80s and you might find a discounted room rate. Because it’s right before the high season, April serves as a great month to vacation in picture-perfect weather sans tourist crowds.
Why to go: With the famous ancient, Spanish moss-draped trees lining the gorgeous streets and squares throughout the city, you’ll find Instagram-worthy architecture and natural beauty in Savannah. With temperatures fluctuating during winters, Savannah is downright balmy and cools off a bit at night. A popular weekend getaway for much of Southeast, Savannah is within 4-hour drive of Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, and Orlando.
What to do: Take a stroll down Jones Street for maximum house viewing. The city boasts of some of the oldest houses in the country. Stuff yourself silly and make new friends at the communal table while chowing down on homemade food. Feel the ballast stones from centuries-old voyages under your feet while you walk down River Street past old cotton. See iconic jazz musicians jam on stage at the Savannah Jazz Festival. Visit an unscathed historical fort with moats, a drawback bridge, and cannons. This vicinity will take you back in time where you can hear the walls tell you its deadly past battles. Don’t leave Savannah without spending a day at the beach. You’ll come across gorgeous views of Georgia like the lighthouse, Tybee Island, and Fort Pulaski.
When to go: The best time to visit Georgia is either side of the summer heat and winter freeze. In May, June, and September. Georgia is most beautiful in autumn, with frequent rainfalls, multi-colored trees, and frost-covered grounds.