Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Travel, for me, is the perfect excuse to spend time together, whether it is a country walk in Devon, a mini-break in Paris or a relaxing beach break in Mauritius. It is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and switch off. I love that some places just have something about them that make them really romantic like Paris, Bali, and Santorini. Here are my picks of my top 10 most romantic getaways, perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays or just some much deserved quality time together.

Mauritius

 Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

 

Mark Twain quoted an islander as saying: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.” He is absolutely right. Mauritius with its palm-fringed beaches backed by clear waters,  idyllic resorts, dramatic scenery and amazing hospitality makes it one of the most romantic gems in the Indian Ocean. The sunsets are spectacular, the beaches postcard perfect, and the food divine!

You can read all about the things to do in Mauritius here.

Santorini

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

For the geology geek in me, Santorini’s awe-inspiring landscape dominated by the Caldera is a photographers dream and a romantic island with mesmerising views. I fell in love with this picturesque island with its blue and white palette and it is the perfect Greek island for a romantic escape.

You can read about my guide to Santorini here.

Bali

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

With its breathtaking natural sceneries, Bali has always been the perfect  place for a romantic getaway. From its beaches to its rice terraces, and waterfalls and temples, it is the ideal destination for some relaxation and romance.

You can read about my things to do in Bali guide here.

Antigua and Barbuda

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda will always be on my list as it was where my other half proposed. With 365 beaches to relax on, amazing food, amazing people, serenity, and beauty everywhere, it is definitely my favourite of the Caribbean islands that I have visited so far.

You can read all about Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the proposal here.

Paris

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Paris is one of the most romantic cities to visit from taking a walk together down its cute cobbled streets, seeing the glitz on Champs-Élysées, indulging in sweet decadent pastries and freshly baked baguettes, gorgeous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower to take selfies at and all the wine and cheese. A yearly trip to Paris is always on our agenda and if you are looking for a short haul romantic break, it is a winner. 

You can read all about Paris here.

Kenya

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Kenya is such a romantic place where you can enjoy an adrenalin rushed exhilarating safari and then relax on its Indian Ocean beaches – the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. If you are looking for a romantic break which has a slice of everything, Kenya ticks all the right boxes.

You can read my top tips for an African Safari here.

Tuscany

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Italy  is full of romance, and my favourite place is Tuscany with its rolling green hills, all the pasta and pizza and wine you could dream of, lush vineyards, creamy gelato and truffle! Whenever we think of choosing a romantic escape, Tuscany pops up as a nostalgic memory and I know we will be back!

You can read about the things to do in Tuscany here.

Devon

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Devon is our favourite place in the UK for a romantic weekend or long weekend break. The English countryside has got such stunning views and it is so peaceful. The highlight is the Devonshire Cream Tea to enjoy together as well as lovely walks through scenic fields. There are lots of lovely National Trust buildings to visit too.

You can read my guide on what to do in Devon here.

Cuba

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

There is something so charming about Cuba that oozes with a different kind of romantic appeal. Its rustic feel, its lack of modernity, its lack of chain restaurants and its vintage cars make for a unique holiday and my advice is to visit sooner rather than later before it all starts changing. Havana is perfect combined with Varadero and the beaches in Cuba are absolutely postcard perfect.

You can read my highlights of Cuba here.

St Lucia

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

St Lucia has lush landscapes all over its tear-dropped shape. All along the coastline there are just so many breathtaking views and stunning scenery, making this Caribbean getaway alluring and romantic. I loved the pitons, as well as the fact that the island was renowned for its chocolate, with the Hotel Chocolate hotel and restaurant on the island, a great place to go for a chocolate making experience or to have lunch with a view.

What are your top romantic destinations? I would love to know in the comments below xx

 

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Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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7 Comments

  1. August 9, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Aww beautiful read, these are super romantic places and bring back so many memories for me as I’ve been to a few of them with the other half! My three standout favourites would be Florence, Havana and Bora Bora xx

  2. August 10, 2018 / 8:23 am

    You’ve pretty much named all my favourite places, though I’m still yet to visit Cuba.

  3. August 13, 2018 / 11:50 am

    So many beautiful places, only been to 5 of those, need to get some more ticked off my list!

  4. August 22, 2018 / 7:17 am

    Great information about the most romantic destination, I love to read it and your pictures are really great. Thanks for posting this detail here.

  5. August 30, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I’m surprised Positano on the Amalfi Coast isn’t in there. If you haven’t visited you must! I’ve blogged about it on my page. Santorni is on my bucket list! Really liked your post.

    • August 30, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Haven’t been yet but definitely on my list soon 🙂

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