Prepare to be swept away in these romantic destinations.
As we approach the busiest time of the year and with holidays just around the corner, we can all get a desire to get away and travel. But why bother travelling if you can’t experience the adventure with your beloved? If you haven’t visited these places yet, better start adding them to your holiday bucket list.
1. Get pampered in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Indulge yourself and your love bird in the beautiful sunsets, pristine beaches and gorgeous turquoise water of Bora Bora. Your stunning private bungalow sits over the water and will ensure a romantic and special experience for you both as a couple. If you’re up for an adventure, take a cruise and explore the reef, or if pampering is more your style, undergo a couples treatment of flower baths, massages and body wraps.
2. Place a ‘Love Lock’ on Pont des Arts Bridge, Paris, France
It’s not called the City of Love for nothing. Paris oozes charm and romance. The architecture, the food, the parks, the monuments, the culture, the fashion and the people; everything in and about Paris makes you want to fall in love. Take a walk along the Seine and declare your love by securing a love lock on the Pont des Arts bridge and throwing away the key.
3. Indulge your senses in the Napa Valley, CA, USA
The Napa Valley is renowned worldwide for its breathtaking scenery and first class wine. Together, you and your partner can spend the day exploring the valley and its exquisite gastronomy. There is nothing quite like spending time with your special someone, watching the sunset with a cheese platter and glass of good wine.
4. Watch the Northern Lights in Reykjavik, Iceland
Venture to the end of the earth together and watch mother nature put on her best performance – the Northern Lights. As the lights dance above you, snuggle up and experience the magic. A trip to see this romantic natural wonder is sure to make you feel madly in love, and it’s the perfect spot for some loved-up Insty snaps to make your friends jealous.
5. Treat yourself in Seminyak, Bali
Luxury resorts here are beautiful, modern, Balinese inspired and, best of all, cheap. In Seminyak there’s a large amount of resorts that are tailor-made just for couples. Reconnect and recharge with your man in a swoon-worthy private villa and pool. Think eternal sunshine, couple massages and long walks along the beach…
6. Relax at Qualia, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
You’ll feel refreshed and spoilt after spending some time at Qualia, Hamilton Island’s most deluxe resort. With the Great Barrier Reef a short boat ride away, live the life of luxury in this tropical paradise. With classic style and impeccable service, Qualia will allow you to relax and unwind as you rekindle your flame.
7. Spend an afternoon at Central Park Boathouse, New York, USA
The Boathouse Cafe is New York’s iconic urban oasis. Enjoy channelling Sarah Jessica Parker and Mr Big in Sex in the City as you and your love object bond over lunch before going on a romantic row boat ride around the lake. If you prefer the finer things in life, why not cozy up together and take a trip around the lake on one of the Venetian gondolas for the afternoon.
8. Enjoy a private sandbank in Baros, Maldives
Yes, this is real life, and something you and your smoochie can do together in more than one resort in the Maldives. Located in the Indian Ocean, Bora Bora resorts offer heavenly views over crisp white beaches to the crystal clear water. Imagine warm sea breezes as you dine in the perfect location on elegant private day beds. Let’s just say if a trip here doesn’t set your loins on fire, then we don’t know what will.
9. Dine at Cos Maggiore in Covent Garden, London, UK
Inspired by the chic country cottages of Provence and Tuscany, this Covent Garden restaurant will go above and beyond your wildest dreams. While you dine at the multi-award-winning restaurant, apple blossoms cover the ceiling and the room is filled with candles and a lovely warm open fire. The food is amazing and the wine list extensive, there’s no doubt that a night spent at Cos Maggiore will be a night to remember.
10. Desert escape at Longitude 131°, Uluru, NT, Australia
We doubt you ever thought Australia’s Red Centre could be a perfect destination to unwind with your partner. But at Longitude 131° you’ll witness the stunning beauty of Australia’s most iconic natural landmark. With no one else for miles around, you and your partner can relax in luxury tents with a view of Uluru and dine at Table 131° under the light of the Milky Way. It’s the perfect recipe for lovemaking.
11. Watch the sunset in Oia, Santorini, Greece
With white-washed streets and laneways topped with blue rooftops, there are few places in the world as picturesque as Oia. Tucked away in your luxury hotel, you can spend all day together reading books and lying around your private pool. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you watch the sunset over the Mediterranean with a glass of champagne and lean in for a picture-perfect pash.
12. Live like a celebrity in Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como is where Europe’s elite come to play, and now so can you and your lover. Explore the dramatic scenery and beautiful lake in a luxurious villa. Take a romantic walk through the charming towns that surround the water and wander through the manicured gardens of multi-million dollar chateauxs. Let’s just say this dreamy destination would make the perfect back drop for a proposal!
13. Get lost in Prague, Czech Republic
The old city of Prague is unlike any other city in Europe. With its iconic architecture and gorgeous charm, even Walt Disney was inspired by the castles and city of Prague’s rooftops when he was creating his iconic logo. You’ll find yourself falling deeper in love as you wander through the streets and cross the bridges of this ancient and romantic city.
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Isabelle is a writer who has a hundred-and-one side-splittingly funny stories about growing up at an all-girls boarding school, with a chocolate habit that requires constant monitoring. Follow Isabelle on Twitter.