What better reason to book a trip of a lifetime than to celebrate an amazing milestone with your partner?
Author: Jemima Forbes
Whether you want to chill on quiet beaches, walk hand-in-hand through charming cities, or completely disconnect the net somewhere outdoors, there are so many magical places perfect for lovebirds. A vacation not only gives you time for yourself, it also allows you to create new memories that will last a lifetime and discover even more of this amazing world together!
We take a look at our favorite destinations around the world to experience romance, from old classics that are always top anniversary destinations to unexpected options that you may never have considered for a couple vacation.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Located on the rugged west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is one of our top anniversary destinations for those looking for breathtaking scenery and a total escape from reality.
Cross the bridge from the mainland to Skye and you will be taken to a truly magical place full of myth and legend. There are plenty of opportunities for walks through breathtaking scenery, including to bewitching waterfalls like the whimsically named Fairy Pools near Glenbrittle.
The quaint seaside town of Portree is the main settlement on Skye and is dotted with cozy harbor restaurants where you can sample delicious local seafood. Are you considering a vow renewal on your trip? There is no better spot than 13th century Eilean Donan Castle on a loch, just a short drive back to the mainland.
Dreamy waterways, ornate palaces and a backdrop of lush mountains make Udaipur (India’s city of love) one of the top anniversary destinations in Asia.
Tucked away in the northern Rajasthan region, it is also known as the City of Lakes thanks to its various bodies of water, including the vast Pichola Lake. Visitors to romantic Udaipur can not only enjoy views of the surrounding Aravalli Mountains and enjoy boat trips on the water, but they can also explore a variety of cultural heritage sites. The crème de la crème has to be the 400 year old City Palace with its mesmerizing mosaics and lush hanging gardens to stay in on your trip!
Elsewhere, pick up bargains at a colorful city bazaar, enjoy cocktails in the garden of Jagmandir (another Udaipur royal palace), or go horseback riding on one of the city’s smaller but no less stunning lakes.
You would have a hard time finding a more idyllic place on earth than the Seychelles! A trip to this idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago is hands down one of the best luxury vacations for couples, especially if you’re looking for a little R&R.
The smaller islands like Fregate, Saint Anne and Desroches offer luxury and tons of romantic activities – think champagne sunsets, massages right in the sand and helicopter tours over the crystal clear ocean. Larger La Digue is home to the stunning Anse Source d’Argent Beach, while Bird Island is a must for nature lovers. Taking a tour of Praslin’s Vallée de Mai is definitely one of the top things to do in the Seychelles. The green nature reserve is home to the unique Coco de Mer – the largest tree nut in the world!
For couples who like a mix of relaxation and culture, the main island of Mahe is ideal. Spend your morning exploring charming Victoria (the country’s capital) before enjoying a tasting at the island’s tea plantation. Enjoy lunch on the oceanfront at Beau Vallon before heading down the coast to one of the many secluded coves for snorkeling and sunbathing.
Salsa dancing, fiery cuisine and cities full of colorful architecture – fewer places make your heart beat faster than Colombia!
The South American nation is one of the best anniversary destinations for adventurous couples. Explore the setting of Gabriel García Márquez’s eternally romantic novel Love in the Cholera Period in colonial Cartagena, or head further inland to the peaceful city of Barichara, which has many beautiful boutique hotels and romantic restaurants.
Taking a couples dance class in steamy Cali is one of the top things to do in Colombia. Alternatively, enjoy some downtime together on the sleepy beaches of Isla Mucura or in the biodiversity rainforest in Tayrona National Park. Columbia is also one of the world’s largest natural emerald springs, making the ideal anniversary gift idea for your partner.
Few places can match France for its romantic atmosphere! Undeniably one of the most popular anniversary destinations in Europe. Loved couples will be spoiled for choice by the picturesque cities and dreamy scenery.
Paris, known as the City of Love, was built for advertising and is a real classic for a romantic break. Intimate French bistros that serve champagne and exquisite cuisine at candlelit tables are perfect for special anniversary dishes. Then, stroll the cobbled streets of Le Marais and Montmartre, take in the city’s main monuments by moonlight, and enjoy a nightcap in a tiny wine bar.
Beyond the capital, the Loire Valley is a land of lush landscapes, fairytale castles, and beautiful vineyards where you can share a bottle of good French wine (or two). And then there is the sunny French Riviera with its glamorous coastal towns, glittering Mediterranean bays and monumental cities like Grasse. Take your love with you to create your own fragrance!
Are you ready to plan a trip that will take your partner’s breath away? Contact our travel consultants to curate the perfect trip for two.
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