Whether you are new-in-love or happily married couple, it’s that time of the year when you have to make plans to re-kindle wows and infuse some more romance in your life. The best way to spend quality time together is to get away from your residential location and visit one of the most romantic travel destinations. We’ve compiled a list of the top five romantic destinations to indulge in ultimate passionate trip with your sweetheart this February. Head out to any one of these as it’s all about you and your better half this season!
Turn up the heat this winter on a romantic getaway at Venice. Considered to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is the perfect hideaway for lovers. Oozing romance from every piazza, bridge and canal, Venice calls out with its stunning architecture and mysterious passageways. There’s nothing more romantic than leisurely gliding past beautiful baroque and Renaissance buildings on a gondola ride. More romance is guaranteed with candle light dinner followed by moonlit stroll in this city. Also a romantic ballet or opera performance will infuse more love from the gold balconies of the opera houses.
This city of lights is also touted as the city of love. The iconic Eiffel Tower is the romantic symbol of Paris. Also lock your love at the famous Ponts des Arts footbridge. Here loved ones memorialize their love by attaching padlocks with their first names engraved on and then throwing the key into the Seine river below, as a romantic gesture. The city screams love with its picturesque bridges, outdoor cafes, Wall of “I Love You’s”, cruise on the Seine River, shows at the Moulin Rouge, picnic at the flower-filled Luxembourg Garden and dinner at the Tour d’Argent.
It’s hard to go wrong with romance in Hawaii. Here, love isn’t the only thing that’ll leave you breathless. Romance is guaranteed at misty waterfalls, sun-kissed beaches, thrilling adventures and exotic getaways. The hotbed of romance is widely preferred by Americans as the most romantic honeymoon destination too. Though a simple walk on the beach can be the most sincere romantic moment of your life, Hawaii has more to offer. Step out on the white sand of Papohaku Beachon Molokai or soak in Oahu sunset on a Waikiki catamaran cruise. Water-loving couples can opt to snorkel along with colorful fishes on the Island of Lanai.
Makepeace Island, Noosa, Australia
Heart shaped chocolates and cushions are passé. How about escaping to a heart-shaped island to reinforce the depth of your love? Head Down Under, to Richard Branson’s 25-acre Makepeace Island in the Noosa River. The island resort in shape of a heart features a 500,000 litre lagoon pool, a 15-person heated spa and runway style landing lights to illuminate your evening laps. This exclusive Balinese-style retreat with all the necessary amenities, including a tennis court, expansive indoor bar, theater and two-storey open-aired Balinese wantilan is ideal to enjoy the tranquility and spend some exclusive quality time in total privacy. Did you know that last year, Angelina Jolie gifted a heart-shaped private island of Petra, located 50 miles away from New York City to Brad Pitt on this 50th birthday?
Greek Islands, Greece
The Greek islands are a unique phenomenon in Europe and make ideal travel destination for a romantic vacation and other love-themed celebrations like a honeymoon or an anniversary. Nothing can match up to a romantic time on a deserted beach on a Greek island. Touted to be the most romantic Greek isle, Santorini is sought after for the awe-inspiring sunsets. The crescent- shaped island is the world’s largest caldera and is home to the sight of a gold medallion going down the calm waters every evening.
Watch the sunsets from under the windmills on Mykonos, or have an intimate dinner at a fine restaurants tucked away in backstreets. Iconic to the islands are white-washed houses and clear turquoise waters! Deep-in-love couples can also opt for the peaceful tranquility of Patmos and the elegant luxury of Crete to escape to another world. Pack your bags and grab your beloved to head to the Greek islands.
Do not hesitate to fall in love all over again…..Happy Valentine’s Day!
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