Do you agree that romance is in the air? If you’re searching for a romantic place to sip a good cup of hot cocoa and a warm fire to huddle up to your sweetheart this holiday season, then you came to the right place. Although many people choose to spend the holidays with family, plenty of couples opt to use their vacation time that they’ve waited for so long to step out into the world and go on an adventure for two.
Travelling in itself is a romantic idea; discovering exotic and far off places with their special someone is one of the most romantic things for couples to do together. To help look for romantic holiday destinations, this article has the top 10 romantic holiday destinations for couples.
Take your beloved to view the world’s most beautiful, natural light show, the Northern Lights, during this time of year in Iceland. This is the opportunity to do it since the holidays will make it more special. Also, the country became immensely popular and an affordable destination for worldly travellers, where everyone can appreciate and enjoy geothermal hot springs, and plenty of holiday markets and fine dining.
Of course, the list won’t be complete without a romantic holiday in Paris! It’s always a romantic anytime in Paris, do you agree? The City of Love has plenty to offer and sights needed to be explored during the holiday time. You and your partner can stroll through the city and stare at trees dripping with lights, ice-skate under the stars or view the city by riding on the Roue de Paris, the city’s huge Ferris wheel.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
If both of you are the type of couple that’s all about luxury, then it’s just perfect to visit the Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives. Many couples dream of experiencing the Maldives, so if you have the means, why not visit it? Stay in one of their private bungalows on stilts rested above the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters, and enjoy a private butler, pool, yacht, and rooftop beds for stargazing.
Toowoon Bay, Sydney
If you can’t really afford the Maldives, then an alternative luxury vacation you can consider is Toowoon Bay. It’s a lovely destination for a quick break or relaxing beach holiday on the Central Coast of NSW. For romantic getaways, you may want to check out several beachside retreats that offer luxury escape in the Central Coast. You may enjoy a wonderful view of Toowoon Bay right from your own private villa.
Yes, Bali! Many people dream of visiting one of the most scenic destinations in Southeast Asia, but what makes it unique and keep travellers coming back year after year is the island’s culture and traditions. During the day, you need to see the 15th Century temples and wonderful waterfalls before relaxing together to enjoy breath-taking sunsets over clear blue waters.
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Want to feel the Christmas spirit? You and your special someone can retreat to this Colorado mountain town for days filled with skiing, as well as snuggly accommodation, hot choco by hotel fireplaces and many aprés ski activities in the town around the holidays. Apart from the activities on the mountain, you and your significant other can enjoy holiday fireworks, everyday public Menorah lighting and a visit to the St. Regis Aspen’s huge gingerbread house.
New York City, New York
New York is mystical around the holidays, when businesses arrange tons of holidays displays all over the city, as well the huge Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza and the celebrated window displays down Fifth Avenue. To make it more romantic, take a wintry carriage ride around Central Park or go ice-skating at Bryant Park for a true New York holiday experience.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Like the idea of riding horses during the holidays? Then take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the French Quarter and you’ll instantly see the New Orleans does the holidays in style. The calm weather makes the city superb winter destinations for snowbirds, then you can take part in all the fun activities in the Big Easy, such as the one-of-a-kind historical cemetery tours, jazz music and partying on Bourbon Street.
When it comes to romantic holidays, Europe should always be included in your list. You shouldn’t miss the Belvedere Palace Christmas Village to celebrate the season in lavish, Baroque style. You’ll find great shopping stalls, food, Austrian punch and enough mulled wine to make your cheeks blush. While you’re in the city, be sure to see the advent concert, view the lights on Kärntner Strasse and Graben streets and visit a roasted chestnut stand.
Bruges sort of mirrors of gingerbread town during winter, decorated with thousands of little lights, wreaths and other holiday decors, all filled by cobblestone streets. The city is the host of one of Europe’s biggest winter events such as the Ice Sculpture Festival, where you and your sweetie can view fizzy works carved in ice by the international artist at the city’s train station.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Kims Romantic Getaways Sydney, one of Australia’s beach retreat places immersed in subtropical rainforest offering a cluster of lavish individual timber bungalows and spa villas on the beach. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.