Romance doesn’t always need to involve visiting a secluded destination or strolling along a beach to enjoy sunset views. A romantic experience can involve all sorts of things, all sorts of shared experiences and all sorts of ideas. Of course, things like visiting a secluded hotel or enjoying a candlelit dinner with your loved one have their own charm, but in most cases, all you need is the right destination to transform a normal holiday into a romantic getaway. It is not surprising that beach getaways still rank among the top romantic getaway destinations in the world, but there are all sorts of cities that are now becoming popular as romantic getaways. In this article, OROGOLD Cosmetics examines some of the top romantic getaway destinations in the world.
Bali isn’t just a pretty island that offers picturesque scenery. It is also known to be extremely famous for its exquisite culture and exciting traditions. The sunset views that the clear blue waters of Sanur have to offer are incredibly romantic, but the Tanah Lot, a 15th century temple that is built on a small rock formation which juts out of the ocean, also offers amazing romantic experiences to couples. And you really cannot miss out on the waterfalls located between Singaraja and Bedugul. Couples looking for a stretch of sand to call their own should always head over to the Echo Beach in Seminyak. It often boasts of a dreamy mist and always offers an incredibly romantic atmosphere where you can actually spend some quality time with your better half.
Talking about romance and not mentioning Venice is something that is just unheard of. Despite being popular among couples for ages, the aura and charm of visiting Venice hasn’t dwindled one bit. What makes Venice so unique is that it is a destination that every single person should visit at least once in his or her lifetime. The city along with its beautiful canals, century-old buildings, laid back feel and breathtaking bridges is always associated with romance and it is bound to make your heart skip a beat or two. Exploring the Piazza San Marco is a must and the hotels range from intimate affairs to chic apartments. Don’t forget to check out the Bridge of Sighs, where you can declare your love to the world.
Kerela, popularly known as God’s Own Country, always enchants and mesmerizes its travelers with its beautiful tropical forests, exotic waterways, soothing Ayurvedic treatments, pristine beaches and an idyllic way of life. The state is home to some of the most unique spas in the world and it also offers you with the very best of seclusion. A cruise through the serene backwaters on a houseboat is a must-do when you travel to Kerela. Other destinations worth visiting include Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Kumarakom.
Brugge never fails to captivate its couples. The quaint houses, old world streets and wide open squares help to create an amazing atmosphere and the beautiful canals always offer endless opportunities. For something adventurous, you can climb up the 366 stairs of Belfort to enjoy beautiful views of the city. For something more historic, enjoy a horse carriage ride to Beguinage, a beautiful monastery that is best known for its swan filled ponds and delightful bridges. OROGOLD recommends you to splurge on a meal at De Karmeliet. This fascinating restaurant is famous for its topiary-filled garden and it is located in an 18th century house.
Hawaii is considered to be a celestial mecca because of its latitude. It is one of the few places that offers views of the Southern Cross as well as the North Star. And if you book a room at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, you can also enjoy celestial views with a 16-inch reflector telescope with strawberries and champagne to give you company. And once you’re done with stargazing, head over to the Kaanapali beach to watch bio-luminescent creatures light up the world around you.
France, the City of Love, always delights its couples, whether they prefer to stroll along the River Seine or enjoy a romantic meal at one of its many bistros. A trip to Paris is always bound to be romantic. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, climb up the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the breathtaking views that it offers. Other things to do in Paris include visiting the Palais-Royal, the most secluded garden in Paris, visiting Parisian restaurants for dinner and enjoying fairy tale sunset views from the Sacre-Coeur.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires’ nightlife and culture always manage to sweep you off your feet. Enjoy an opera or a ballet at the Teatro Colon, explore some of the finest boutiques and restaurants of the city in the Palermo neighborhood or dance through the night at Rojo Tango. The options are endless!
Vienna, one of the most popular destinations of the year 2014 boasts of a prime location along the beautiful Danube River. It also features stunning architecture and a rich history. You can easily step back in time at the Schonbrunn Palace as you marvel at its wonderful gardens, marble fountains and beautiful architecture. Vienna is also home to some of the best chefs in Austria and dining is an experience in itself while in the city. If you happen to visit Vienna during the months of January or February, you can also enjoy one of the many annual balls that the city hosts.
The Greek Isles, The Cyclades
The Greek Isles is one destination that you really must visit at least once in your lifetime. The blue waters are a major attraction in their own right, but things like beautiful mountains, amazing weather and dramatic sunsets are also known to attract honeymooners and couples from all over the world. The most popular island, Santorini, is famous for its white stone cliffs and sunsets. Naxos is home to long beaches and beautiful green valleys. A trip to the Panavia Poulati is also considered to be a must while in Naxos.
Corsica is a stunning French island that is famous as one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. It is so mesmerizing that you would need someone to pinch you and make you realize that you’re not dreaming. The island is full of all sorts of attractive corners and delightful views. Explore the 13th century Calvi Citadel before heading over to the village of Calvi for an incredibly romantic dinner. Take the scenic Route de Bavella the next morning for the perfect excursion.
Istanbul offers the perfect mix of Europe and Asia. It takes the best of both continents and ensures that you always go back home longing for more. Towering minarets, beautiful mosaics, western shops and restaurants, ancient markets, old world streets and stunning Byzantine art – the city has something for all sorts of couples. A trip to the Hagia Sophia, one of the largest religious monuments in the world, is also considered to be a must.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The last destination on OROGOLD’s list of the top romantic getaways is Bora Bora. The Bora Bora islands have emerged as one of the best couple destinations in the world because of the presence of picturesque sunsets, lush mountains, intimate resorts, beautiful beaches and turquoise lagoons. Romance in Bora Bora means an over-water bungalow where you have all the amenities that you can possibly imagine and all the charms that Mother Nature has to offer. There’s a myriad of water sports to choose from and you can also enjoy a romantic cruise around the islands. And the Polynesian-styled spas are among the best spa-experiences that you can ever enjoy!