A romantic getaways style holiday can sometimes make or break a relationship. Here are 5 romantic holiday destinations that will leave you loved up, happy and fulfilled…or at the least, come back with a good tan.
Venice is undeniably one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy with winding canals, gondolas, narrow streets and romantic restaurants and cafes where you can linger for hours on end. You cannot leave Venice without taking the obligatory gondola ride and canal tour. But there are so many things to see and do in Venice like take a walking tour and visit the spectacular Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale, visit a famous museum like Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and Gallerie dell’Accademia or go shopping in high fashion luxury boutiques in the San Marco area.
Mauritius is the perfect ‘island for two’ – dazzling turquoise waters, fabulous shopping and a fascinating culture. Mauritius is a popular spot for celebrities who want to enjoy a piece of paradise without the paparazzi in tow. Stay in a luxury beach resort or an intimate bungalow by the sea. Indulge in a variety of activities such swimming at the beautiful serene beaches at Grand Bay or Flic en Flac, deep sea fishing or water sports, shopping at the local haunts or sampling the native cuisine at one of Mauritius’ many 5 star restaurants. As Mark Twain so aptly put it: “God made Mauritius first – then Heaven.”
Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos, Mexico is located where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the ocean or get closer to nature on a hike through the mountainous terrain. Stay in a luxurious resort overlooking the ocean and spoil yourself at a spa or you can go surfing, deep sea diving, whale watching or tee off at a world-class golf course. There is so much to see and do and every day in Los Cabos marks a new adventure. Los Cabos will captivate you with its untamed natural beauty.
The Maldives is a popular tropical holiday destination. The pearls of the Indian Ocean, as it is popularly known, are situated in the South West of Sri Lanka, on the equator. The numerous coral reef islands number 1,190 coral islands spanning 820 kilometres north to south and 120 kilometres east to west with 202 inhabited islands and 87 operating as exclusive island resorts. There is more to the Maldives than exotic, secluded island resorts that promise heavenly tranquillity. Diving and snorkelling and surfing are among the wide range of water sports available, alluring world-class spas and a rich, intriguing culture are among the many other attractions of this unique country.
Dubrovnick is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and a city fraught with tradition. In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events with a full event calendar of summer festivals, an international parade of top musical acts and a city of museums and galleries. Things to see and do in Dubrovnik include walking tours around the historical sites, a vast array of water sports or a visit to the Dubrovnik Sea Aquarium. Playwright, George Bernard Shaw said “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”.
Whatever romantic getaway you decide upon, any holiday involving the beach, shopping and good weather is bound to be a crowd pleaser and a sure fire guarantee to get you in the good books for the first few days at least.