Top 15 Romantic Getaways Around the World
The concept of a romantic getaway emerged from the United Kingdom in the 19th century. Popularized as a practice by the newly weds who intend to take time off for themselves in a place as romantic as possible for a special time of togetherness, it has today caught up like wildfire and the idea commercialized and sustained as a hot business option. With mutual benefits, couples and holiday creators are only too happy to oblige for unique and innovative choices. To make your life simpler, there are millions of lists (personalized or otherwise) available, in black and white and online, compiling top romantic getaways in the world. Enlisted here are some of the best romantic getaways around the world.
If there are two words that are synonymous with each other, it ought to be romance and Paris. The city of lights gifts every romantic couple pristine parks and gardens, eclectic wining and dining and loads of intimate moments. Stroll down Champs Elysees, take a cozy ride down the Seine, have a picnic lunch in the Luxemborg Gardens and explore the city with your loved one.
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Venice oozes romance like no other city does. This mystical beauty offers you the very romantic experience of taking a gondola ride especially at sunset. Sip cappuccino in the sidewalk cafes, admire ancient architecture and get lost in Venice’s myriad alleys and narrow streets and watch out for small surprises.
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White sand, palm trees, exotic drinks and scintillating sounds of calypso or reggae music welcome every couple to Barbados. The place is consistently rated as the best developed in the Caribbean Islands and offers perpetual charm to honeymooners and romantic couples.
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With a group of 1000 coral islands, Maldives has endless views of the sea from every angle. With the sun shining all through the year, the island is home to hundreds of resorts, water sports and underwater life perfect for water enthusiasts.
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There is no end to romantic destinations and experiences in Greece. Santorini especially offers breathtaking landscapes and amazing sights that are remarkably unspoiled.
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For a more contemporary urban romantic experience, visit Australia. Luxurious hotels, myriad sightseeing experiences and sporting getaways attract romantic couples to this Kangaroo Island.
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Hawaii has always been considered an uber-cool romantic location that is desired for a visit at least once in a lifetime. With awesome scenery and tropical climate, Hawaiian waters are tranquil and refreshing to the body and soul.
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8. New York City
Branded as the land of young lovers, the city never sleeps for romantic couples. Experience the carriage ride in Central Park, spring skate at Rockefeller Center, go for candle light dinners and relish in as many activities as humanly possible in NYC.
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Vienna is a cornucopia of history and beauty. Visit the impressive gardens and palaces with your loved one and carry a piece of romantic history with you.
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10. The Bahamas
Fly in to this destination anytime of the year and watch the breathtaking beauty of endless stretches of white sands. Cruise riding and casinos are few of the popular activities you can indulge in this location.
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11. Las Vegas
Las Vegas spells luxury combined with romance. Every aspect of luxurious living has the underlying component of love intertwined with it. Gondola rides at the Venetian, honeymoon suites with jacuzzi tubs and couple spa treatments are only the start of romance here.
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Beautiful accommodations, tranquil beaches and pleasant climate invite couples to spend a wonderful vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cancun and Cozumel.
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For an exquisite Asian experience, pristine rainforests and beaches, breathtaking structures and temples and a truly romantic experience and pampering, visit Bali in Indonesia.
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14. Costa Rica
Stunning rainforests and breathtaking landscapes define the quintessential Costa Rican experience. Take a rafting trip or visit waterfalls, butterfly gardens and national parks for having a perfect romantic time amidst flora and fauna.
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15. St. Lucia
Nestled in the Caribbean, St Lucia reminds you of France and England when it comes to romantic destinations. Wind surfing, yachting, snorkeling and sailing are few of the numerous couple activities you can indulge in.
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