Authored by Illia Strikhar & Nastia Rays’ka-Ptashka
There’s nothing better than traveling to an exotic destination with your significant other. The thrilling feeling of adventure combined with butterflies in your stomach guarantees an unforgettable experience, and you will be creating memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. Destinations for couples.
While planning for a romantic trip, it’s important to think outside the box. Destinations like Paris, Venice, and Bali are all iconic destinations for couples seeking romance, though you need to think about whether you really want to share your memories with thousands of other couples too.
The following are 10 romantic destination ideas for couples to visit this year. Consider traveling here if you are looking for something a little more exotic than Paris and an experience that is truly unique.
10 Romantic Destination Ideas For Couples This Year
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San Augustin, Colombia
San Augustin is the hidden pearl located in the south of Colombia perfect for adventurous couples. There is no road leading to this place.
In order to get to San Augustin, you will have to take a small muddy path through the mountains. In case you are both looking for a more adventurous type of travel, you can take the so-called Trampoline of Death, a road high in the mountains, known for its inaccessibility!
San Augustin itself is a small village built on the site of an ancient civilization, the origin and name of which is still unknown to scientists today. It is here where you can spend your romantic holidays among thousand year old stone monuments, fascinating waterfall views, steep paths, and tropical gardens full of parrots!
Looking for countryside-like island experience? Then Langkawi is for you! It doesn’t matter whether you stay in a five-star luxury hotel or a backpackers’ hostel, a stay in Langkawi means surrounding yourself with uncountable ducks, geese, chicken, buffalos, and cats (especially cats!).
Looking for something wilder? Head to the jungles to meet the super-friendly Malaysian monkeys. Beaches with free Wi-Fi, boat and diving tours, as well as affordable seafood make Langkawi the best option for couples who are fed up with their daily routine and just looking for a laid back holiday.
Andaman Islands, India
Known for the best beaches in Asia, Andaman Islands are one of the most faraway destinations in India. Located in the middle of Andaman Sea, these islands have much in common with such famous places as Maldives or Bali, but at quite a lower price. Romantic vacations on a budget.
Here you can swim with the elephants, get lost in the ancient jungles, explore the underwater world, and swim in the cleanest and the most transparent water in the world. Best vacation spots for couples on a budget.
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Narrow streets, colonial boutique hotels, picturesque mountains, and delicious Chiapas cuisine make San Cristobal de las Casas one of a kind. We included it to the list of romantic destinations because this is the place where we had the most memorable candlelight dinners, enjoyed the most spectacular sunsets, and fell in love with each other all over again. Romantic vacations for two.
The town is surrounded by numerous indigenous tribal villages, markets of which are world-famous for craftsmen’s products.
One of the brightest towns of Europe, Barcelona is the perfect place to combine cultural explorations with seaside activities. Couples vacation ideas.
A favorite destination of ‘The Bachelor’ (TV show), Barcelona is an ideal town for romantic getaway: explore Spanish specialties at the local market, learn to dance flamenco, kiss in the backyard of some random Gaudi building, or just have a picnic at the scenic boardwalk. Anniversary trips on a budget.
To add some spice to your romantic holidays, the city beaches allow topless sunbathing! Best places in the world for a romantic holiday.
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Bermuda Islands, British Overseas Territory
Pink sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets, wild rocks, and unexplored caves are waiting for you on Bermuda Islands. American Airlines will take you to this little paradise on Earth in just three hours from New York.
Bermuda is very small: you can walk from one side of this moon-shaped island to the other in just seven hours. Nevertheless, this is a destination full of romanticism. Accommodating endless beaches with picturesque white lighthouses, Bermuda has lots of hidden places for unforgettable dates under the moon. Travel ideas for romantic vacations. Places to reconnect.
Don’t forget to visit the Crystal caves and the countless forts all over the island. This is also one of the top wedding destinations for those who dream about seaside ceremony. Best countries for romantic travel.
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
A surfers’ paradise, Arugam Bay is a great destination for anyone who dreams about simple but unforgettable romantic vacations. What can be better than living in a wooden hut somewhere among the palms, cuddling in a hammock, eating mangos straight from the trees, and, of course, surfing with your loved one! Where in the world should I propose? Is Sri Lanka romantic?
If you are looking for a more secluded experience, go to Whiskey point (15 minutes by tuk-tuk) to live in a hut on the sandy beach with no electricity (great place to get more attention from your Internet-addicted partner!).
Koh Samui, Thailand
Known for its Full Moon parties, luxury beach resorts and Thai massage centers, Koh Samui has much more to offer. Instead of staying at crowded Chaweng beach, head to more serene Lamai beach. Living in a small bamboo hut with the breathtaking sea view will help you to explore the simplicity of life and to understand once more how important your love is. Is Thailand romantic?
Together you will have the opportunity to visit Buddhist temples, walk to the nearest seaside rocks, safari through the jungles, and of course, visit a parrot farm. So many possibilities to spend time with your significant other!
This ancient town, lost behind the Caucasian mountains, is one of the most unique places on Earth. Ancient cathedrals and palaces, tiny streets, and cozy cafes might sound way too familiar to anyone who has ever traveled around Europe, but the truth is that it is neither geographically nor culturally European.
In fact, the Georgians belong to the unique ethnic group with no genetic relatives anywhere in the world. The latter is evidently reflected in their one of its kind architecture, culture, and traditions.
Georgians are the most hospitable people we have ever met and Tbilisi is a great destination for gastro and wine tours, a nice addition to any romantic holiday. Romantic destination ideas for couples travel.
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Photo credits: Blue and gold macaw by Juan Castillo and Michael Keen. Adamans island transparent water by Lawrence Goh. Elephant beach by Mark Shann. Barcelona at sunset by Moyan Brenn. Casa Batlló by Kim. Chaplain Bay, Bermuda by Johnny Peacock. Horseshoe Bay by Johnny Peacock. Koh Samui beach by Iker Urteaga.