Travelling is one of the best things to keep the romance alive. It’s a great opportunity to meet a new partner or have a good time with your loved one, away from the stress of everyday life. Whether you’re planning a Valentine’s Day getaway, an anniversary or a long weekend getaway, there are plenty of couples-friendly places that are perfect for your romantic vacation. For ideas read this list of the top 10 vacation spots for couples.
With white platinum beaches, rugged cliffs, and stunning sunsets, Barbados is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Be sure to visit Mount Gay Rum Distillery and swim or snorkel in Carlisle Bay or Brandon Beach. While you’re there, why don’t you stay at The House, which is often voted one of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean? Each of the 34 suites offers sea views and the adults-only property features gardens, champagne breakfast, and 24-hour ambassadors.
This city on Oregon’s Deschutes River offers countless hiking trails, water activities, and mountain views. Try staying in the city of Brasada Ranch, which offers activities such as horse riding, mountain skiing. Bachelor’s degree and trips to the city center to local breweries. Dine at Ariana Restaurant, a restaurant integrated into a cozy bungalow, or The Blacksmith Restaurant, which became a former blacksmith.
The Oregon Coast
Oregon’s majestic beaches create stunning landscapes, and picturesque beach towns offer plenty of activities for couples to have fun together. Visit Cannon Beach for iconic rock formations, visit the Tillamook cheese factory for a free tour and rehearsals. Stay at Salishan Resort, which offers 158 hectares of wooded land and great views from all rooms.
The incredible jungle of this island will give you a lot to explore as a couple. You can sign up for a group trip or take excursions yourself and then relax at Playa Cativo Lodge, in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest. Eight rooms at Eco Lodge have a private outdoor terrace and plunge pool. It also features a freshwater outdoor pool and free snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboard, and self-guided nature walks.
This magical island is known as the most romantic island in Greece, with turquoise waters, whitewashed cliffs, and beautiful beaches. Grace Hotel Santorini is located 300 meters above the caldera. The 20 all-white units feature Greek marble, individual scent, pillow menus, and a private plunge pool. While you’re here, take a walk along the Fira Trail for beautiful views, admire the sunset in Oia and explore the black sand beach.
New Mexico is perfect for couples looking for natural beauty and sweet cities. Take a look at the Chaco Canyon or stroll through the historic streets of Santa Fe for dinner at Geronimo, a restaurant built into an old Adobe house. You can also try Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa (reopening 2021) with mineral hot springs and mountain landscapes.
The Galápagos Islands
Visit the Galapagos Islands for a more adventurous trip on a couple’s holiday. The main attraction here is wildlife. So pack binoculars and get ready to explore an almost unchanged corner of the world with birds, turtles, sea lions and more.
Enjoy stunning sea views from picturesque cliffs and visit beautiful beaches and great restaurants in Malibu, California. Guests can dine at Nobu Malibu, a beachfront location that combines Japanese and Californian cuisine, or dine at Moonshadows, which features a tiki-themed terrace and sea views. You can also stop by Malibu yogurt and ice cream coffee, which contains some of the best-frozen peanut butter yogurts you’ve ever tasted. Try Malibu, stay at Malibu Beach Inn, a five-star boutique hotel located on the sand of Carbon Beach. Each of the 47 rooms has full glazed doors and a private balcony.
This coastal city in Thailand offers delicious food, fun nightlife, and a beautiful turquoise sea. For romantic accommodation, book a room in Trisara, an exclusive beachfront resort on a secluded bay on Phuket’s less developed northwest coast. This hideaway is set in a protected nature reserve, surrounded by tropical forests, exotic gardens, and stunning sea views. There are 60 spacious villas and private houses with sea views spread over foliage, each with a private pool and outdoor shower.
Belize is a small country often overlooked due to its proximity to Mexico and many Caribbean islands, but it is perfect for a romantic getaway. Caye Caulker is a small island easily accessible by taxi and then ferry from Belize City, where the main international airport is located. Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world. So make sure you snorkel to see coral and marine life.
Known for its iconic twin peaks (called Pitons), this Caribbean island has volcanic beaches, reef dive sites, luxury resorts, and fishing villages. There are many things to do here, such as walking the Tet Paul Nature Trail, exploring Mamiku Gardens, or a trip to Soufriere drive-in volcano, where you can explore the bubbly sulfur springs in the caldera at idle Qualibou volcano. While there, Jade Mountain offers outdoor rooms with private infinity pools, four-poster beds, and 24-hour butler service.
This city in western Morocco is filled with history, mosques, palaces and gardens. Take a romantic vacation and explore the medina, the walled medieval city with maze-like alleys filled with markets selling fabric, pottery, and jewelry. Book a room at El Fenn, close to the main square of Jemaa el-Fnaa. Its 23 guest suites and rooms sit below a large roof terrace with sundecks, hanging gardens, shaded dining areas, a roof-top putting green, and a swimming pool.