Who on earth can resist Iceland’s irresistible charms? If you love adventure and nature, there’s little chance you’ll find a destination as alluring as Iceland. Bathe in hot springs of the ethereally beautiful Blue Lagoon or catch breathtaking vistas of the continent’s biggest glacier. If that hasn’t got you running for your backpacks already, go waterfall exploring together on the iconic Ring Road. This is just the tip of the iceberg (well literally if you’re in Iceland) Bonus – cozy up in warm blanket at a glass roof hotel and marvel at nature’s spectacular phenomenon, the dazzling Northern Lights.
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Jordan is one of the safe havens of beauty and culture in instability struck Middle East. And boy is it gloriously captivating! Walk together through the red sand of the one of its kind Wadi Run desert; experience the world’s oldest surviving city of Petra (you can’t miss the old town walls and historic structures). Well, then there’s the absolutely unforgettable experience of watching the sunset in the clear, tangerine skies of the Dead Sea. Want to savor the best food in the region? Head straight to the eateries of Amman.
What’s it that Turkey hasn’t got for its visitors? Well, nothing really! It is packed with everything you can ask for on a romantic holiday. From moon struck beaches to majestic landscapes to architectural marvels to bustling streets. Top that with the most scrumptious food you can lay your hands on, an experience of sailing on the Bosphorous and visiting the iconic Hagia Sophia, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a romantic vacation. Oh and did we mention there are lots of happening rooftop clubs in Istanbul. Plus the local are extremely friendly and hospitable!
Well you may not think of Portugal at the top of your mind when you’re talking the world’s most romantic destinations. But boy is the country full of surprises! You’ll be blow by the culture, color, people and food. From the colorful streets/homes of Sintra to the beaches of Isla de Madeira, Portugal is a packed goody bag, waiting to be ripped open. Dine at a fancy Lisbon restaurant or sip on a succulent Douro Valley wine or watch the beauty of Portugal’s countryside unfold. Don’t forget to visit the charming towns of Porto and Coinbra.
The Dutch are renowned all over the world for their charm, but hey with destinations as alluring and Amsterdam and Rotterdam, it’s little wonder where the pure Dutch charm originates from. Enjoy walking down Amsterdam’s canals-ways or take a trip to the flourishing tulip fields around the city (Instagram pretty!) to click cozy, romantic pictures. The city is liberal, welcoming and warm, so public display of affection isn’t frowned upon here. Explore the city by taking bicycle rides together or visit one of Amsterdam’s countless museums. With so much to offer, it’s little wonder that it is considered one of the world’s most romantic cities.
There’s no better place to head to on earth if you are an adrenaline junkie twosome. New Zealand offers a generous dose of action-packed adventure sports. There’s also the rich and vibrant Maori heritage, spectacular natural beauty and some of the most multi- cultural cities. Go glacier-spotting on the romantic South Island or catch panoramic views from the peak of Mt. Cook. Not stoked yet? You’ve got to experience the intrigue and mystery of the Waitomo glowworm caves. For some good old, cosmopolitan charm, head to Auckland or Wellington.
The land of the beaches, Buddha and buzzing nightlife will never cease to amaze you. Thailand is gorgeous, versatile and best of all – affordable. Treat yourself and your beloved to a stay at a swish resort in Phuket or Koh Phi Phi. Witness the region’s cultural gems at Chiang Rai’s Buddhist temples, go deep sea diving at the Koh Tao’s immaculate beaches, visit one of Thailand’s bustling night markets(where you can snag some really cheap bargains) and check out Bangkok’s notorious yet intriguing red light district together. There’s never a dull moment under the Thai sun or moon!
Looking to add some much needed spice and romance to the relationship? This historic destination is brimming with charming, boutique stays, old-worldly colonial style homes and cobblestoned streets. The vibrant Colombian vibe is only accentuated by convention romance in the form of horse-drawn carriages and boating trips to the adjoining islands. Book a boating tout to the Rosario Islands to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Romantic yet non-touristy!
Want a nice, romantic Italian holiday without taking a trip to the rather touristy Rome? Taorminais the answer to your prayers. It is a hilly sea-side town replete with old- fashioned romance, lots of good food and wine and a flourishing art scene. Watch the opera together in the historic Greco Teatro and enjoy a cable car ride to Isola Bella. Next in the list should be a wine trail of the region around Mt. Etna. If that’s not all, lunch on the dramatic cliffs of Belmond Grand Timeo. Want some alone time with your loved ones away from the crowd? Visit during September to October when the region is sparsely populated, and can be discovered at your pace.
This is the city of the tango, how can it be anything else but romantic! Buenos Aires has love old-worldly charm and love written all over it, in bold. Everything from its colorful streets to steakhouses is teeming with music, friendly locals and an amazingly vibrant South American culture. Head to Plaza Dorrego for an up, close and personal experience of the tango. Enjoy a cozy twosome view of the city from Rio de la Plata. At sundown, celebrate your togetherness by clinking glasses of the local favorite Malbec. Take a cooking class together or learn how to tango.