Whether a Valentine’s Day getaway, honeymoon, anniversary vacation, or a means of rekindling the flame, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a trip to one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Spending quality time with your partner is the perfect opportunity to discover or rediscover them as well as the magic of your relationship.
Do that in one of the most romantic destinations on the planet, and you both soon will have stars in your eyes all over again. From the idyllic to the arty and beyond, here are the top places to consider visiting with your partner for love and romance.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The most luxuriously romantic destination, the Pacific Ocean island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia, might just be a taste of heaven on earth. The 30 sq.km island is renowned for beaches and lagoons with water that seems to shine like a polished blue gem. No wonder Bora Bora is known as the Jewel of the South Seas.
Most of the elegant resorts feature overwater cabins and bungalows. Should you require room service, it arrives by canoe. Cycling, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating, and visiting places of historical interest are a few activities you can do with your loved one.
Rotorua, New Zealand
Located on the southern shores of the lake of the same name near the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua has been a major tourist destination for centuries. No doubt many punters use their New Zealand betting winnings to treat themselves to a stay in the city.
The main attractions are the geysers, hot mud pools, and hot water springs. Wai-O-Tapu’s geothermal delights are the perfect starting point for a few days of exploring the springs, pools, and spas located around the city. One of the most picturesque spots to visit on your romantic break is Kerosene Creek, a cascade of hot spring water that ends in a pool surrounded by trees.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
As colourful and as quirky as many of the artists who made the beautiful Mexican highland city their home, San Miguel de Allende is one of the destinations most worthy of a romantic vacation. The city is a welcoming mix of passionate people, ornate colonial-era buildings, an almost-endless parade of festivals, and all sorts of cultural events. Spending time with your significant other in the city is bound to be unforgettable.
One of the best-preserved mediaeval cities in Europe, Bruges in Belgium is the destination if you want you and your partner to feel like you’re in your own fairy tale. The port city, located on a tidal inlet, received its charter in 1128, and it is famous for its many canals. In fact, it is known as the Venice of the North.
You can spend days exploring the many historical sites that line its equally ancient cobblestone streets and sampling local fare. Before you depart, be sure to walk across the Lake of Love’s bridge in Minnewater Park. Do that, and according to legend, you and your partner will be together always.