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The 10 Best Romantic Getaways Around the World

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for the perfect couple’s vacation, read on to discover some of the world’s best destinations for a romantic escape!
6 minute read | Feb 7, 2018
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    The anticipation of traveling somewhere new is always exhilarating and becomes even more exciting when you travel with your significant other. Imagine visiting breathtaking waterfalls in Bali, taking wine tours in Napa Valley or enjoying a dinner cruise in Paris with your partner.

    Whether you’re traveling for a special occasion, Valentine’s Day or simply for fun, a couple’s vacation is one of the best ways to celebrate love and create lasting memories.

    Read on to discover some of the most popular romantic vacation ideas…

    Top 10 Romantic Destinations


    Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    A view of a sunset at the beach with overwater bungalows.

    Bora Bora is a perfect destination for couples looking for a relaxing retreat. Imagine your days filled with scenic backdrops and peaceful beaches that will make you feel like you’re in a dream. You can spend the day unwinding in an overwater bungalow with views of Mount Otemanu, swim in crystal-clear water and see tropical fish at the Bora Bora Lagoonarium or enjoy a romantic dinner at Matira Beach. This destination couldn’t be any more fitting for beach enthusiasts!

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    Bali, Indonesia

    A woman in an infinity pool overlooking a rainforest.

    Bali is a couple’s paradise that offers tons of relaxing and adventurous activities that are perfect to do with your partner. The landscape of Bali features lush forests, beaches, waterfalls and rice fields, which makes this destination a nature lover’s heaven. You and your partner can explore the Tegallang Rice Terrace, visit serene temples like the Tanah Lot Temple or refresh yourselves at Tibumana Waterfall. With Bali’s abundant greenery and gorgeous sunsets, you won’t help but fall in love!

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    Positano, Italy

    A view of cliffside villas and the ocean at the Amalfi Coast.

    Among many of Italy’s gems, you won’t want to miss the charming cliffside village of Positano. From quaint restaurants and boutiques to incredible views overlooking the Amalfi Coast, your days will truly be unforgettable. Positano is an attractive destination for couples who seek intimate experiences as it offers unspoiled details in every corner. Your every sense will be satisfied as you can soak in the Mediterranean sun at Fornillo Beach, savor delicious wines and gourmet Italian dishes at local restaurants like La Sponda, or try fresh melon and prosciutto at Casa E Bottega – prepare for food heaven!

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    Paris, France

    A view of a river and buildings in Paris.

    There is no debate that Paris is truly the City of Love. You’ll find yourself getting swept away by works of art in every form, from the masterpieces housed in the Louvre Museum to iconic vistas of the Eiffel Tower. You can spend your days exploring delightful gardens and parks like the Luxembourg Gardens or if you and your partner enjoy history and culture, you will not want to miss the Notre Dame Cathedral. After an activity filled day, you can dine in style on a Seine River dinner cruise and enjoy panoramic scenes of this dazzling city. You and your loved one won’t help but be mesmerized by Paris’ rich culture.

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    Maui, Hawaii

    A sunset view at the beach.

    Maui is one of the best islands in the world and is perfect for a couple’s getaway. If you and your partner admire nature’s beauty, this is the destination for you! The island offers a mix of activities that are both relaxing and adventurous. Your days will be filled with breathtaking views whether that be admiring a sunrise at Haleakala National Park, soaring over the island by helicopter or taking a leisurely stroll at Ka’anapali Beach. Enjoy an indulgent, relaxing tropical vacation for your next romantic vacation.

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    Napa Valley, California

    An aerial view overlooking a valley featuring a hot air balloon.

    One of California’s best treasures, Napa Valley offers award-winning wines, fine dining, world-class spas and beautiful landscapes. Experience wine country with hand crafted wines and wine blending at any of the renowned wineries like Modus Operandi Cellars or take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Cheers from above in your own hot air balloon ride or dine at a Michelin starred restaurant. Just like your vacation, your options will be unlimited!

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    Charleston, South Carolina

    A tunnel view of Spanish Moss trees.

    Charleston is easily one of the most charming cities in the South and is perfect for couples who love exploring city landmarks and culture. There are plenty of spots to enjoy scenic walks and take incredible pictures. You can spend your days exploring the Morris Island Lighthouse, where you may catch sight of dolphins, take strolls by the Spanish Moss trees or enjoy a picnic at Waterfront Park with views of the Charleston Harbor. Within a close walk of the Charleston Harbor, you can discover the city further and visit the Historic District of Charleston on a horse drawn carriage ride. Experiencing Charleston is a one-of-a-kind getaway and one that will only bring you and your partner closer.

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    Kauai, Hawaii

    An aerial view of mountains in Hawaii.

    It’s undeniable that the Hawaiian Islands are a top destination for romantic retreats as they feature some of the world’s best beaches, warm hospitality and truly feel like heaven on earth. Sitting apart from the other islands, Kauai is an ideal destination for couples who love thrilling excursions and the outdoors. Wake up to picturesque mountains and if you’re up for the challenge, you and your partner can experience stunning trails like the Kalalau trail, which overlooks the Na Pali Coast. For more relaxed activities, you can visit Hanalei Bay which offers stretches of beach to enjoy casual walks.

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    Zion National Park, Utah

    A man overlooking a canyon.

    Zion National Park is a nature preserve that surely makes this destination one that is perfect for couple’s looking for a breath of fresh air. You and your partner will be awed as you wander through impressive canyons, hiking trails, and scenic drives. You can enjoy panoramic views of colorful cliff formations like Angels Landing and endless emerald pools. Zion National Park is truly a destination that will take your breath away!

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    San Simeon, California

    A view of a white building in San Simeon, California.

    If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, San Simeon is a small town located in the heart of California’s Central Coast that offers the true essence of California dreaming and culture. You can spend your days admiring cliffside views of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy wine tasting at a local winery or touring the town’s most well-known site, Hearst Castle. Heart Castle features enchanting gardens, fountains and pools and is an ideal place for a romantic date. San Simeon is conveniently located by other popular sites like Ragged Point in Big Sur, which makes exploring very easy. 

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    You can’t go wrong with any of these destinations and there’s something to do for every type of couple! Whether you want to surprise your loved one with a spontaneous trip or you’re hoping to plan a celebratory trip together, these romantic spots won’t disappoint!

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