Romantic getaways and vacations are essential for couples. It reignites passion for many years to come, but it can be hard to pick a destination. There are so many places couples can go to enjoy themselves, but how do you know what place is right? These 5 vacation ideas strike the perfect balance of offering both romantic secluded settings for couples as well as chances to step outside and have some fun.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is one of the most romantic islands in the world. You can relax together while gazing at the turquoise lagoon waters, the lush green trees, and breathtaking sunsets. Romance is the clear theme, as you’ll sleep above the water in a bungalow with all the privacy you could ask for. Some resorts on the island have been in business for more than 40 years, and their skills have been fine tuned to give you the best romantic getaway that you can imagine.
Eating breakfast will never be more beautiful as you watch the sunrise from your private room. Afterward, you can partake in any of the experiences that the island has to offer like shark and ray feeding, sailing, and dining. Making a wonderful dinner at home is even an option with Bora Bora’s local market and fresh foods.
Negril has beautiful coastlines. If you’ve thought you’ve seen beaches, wait until you’ve seen Seven Mile Beach. The warm golden sand is perfect for days of sunbathing, swimming, or just relaxing next to your travel partner. You can also enjoy the spectacle of the amazing sunsets' colors from the beach or the beachfront bar. It’s truly one of the most wonderful landscapes on the list.
You can spend one day in Negril, but why wouldn't you want to stay longer? The romantic restaurants and sunny beaches give you the getaway you need to put extra spark in your relationship. The two of you can walk down the beach, hand in hand, enjoying the scenery or visit Barney’s Hummingbird Garden for a unique experience.
Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is the choice for people who love being in a large city. The city houses some of the most amazing architecture that you’ll come across in any metropolis. You can even stay in some of these historic buildings, such as the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. It’s the focal point of the city and is as luxurious inside as it is outside.
Quebec also has a host of romantic excursions you can take part in. You can ride a horse drawn carriage down 18th century stone alleyways through Old Quebec in the warm weather while passing the Notre-Dame Basilica. The cuisine is top notch in many places throughout the city, providing sweethearts with French cuisine you don’t have to cross an ocean for. Hot air balloon rides are also available to allow couples to drift over the city, offering wonderful sights from high above.
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Coromandel Peninsula is a great place for couples to see memorable scenery and to take in experiences that will last a lifetime. The hotels, bed and breakfasts, and cottages only enhance the feeling of relaxation you get when you arrive. Hahei Beach is one of the beautiful beaches you can explore while walking with your sweetheart. The beach takes you to Cathedral Cove where a naturally formed, cathedral-like arch allows for a private escape.
There are several things to do in Coromandel Peninsula, but it’s suggested that you stay at the 970 Lonely Bay Lodge, which has luxurious offerings and a honeymoon suite for guests. If that doesn’t suit you, you can stay in The Coromandel Treehouse, a special cottage that’s a mere 5 minutes walk from local cafés and art studios.
St. Petersburg, Florida
For a United States option, St. Petersburg is a fantastic choice. This is a great option for couples that wish to stay at a romantic beach setting in a bungalow without paying too much money. If that doesn’t suit you, St. Petersburg also has options to stay at seaside B&Bs. There is a place that will suit anyone, including specific resorts catered to romantic getaways for couples.
The dreamy setting doesn’t disappear when you leave your accommodations. There are numerous restaurants that also work toward providing the best food and atmosphere they can give. Next to Clearwater Beach is a fantastic eatery called the Columbia Restaurant where you can watch the moonrise. There are also several museums you can visit, gardens to explore, and island preserves that will entertain anyone.