Valentine's Day is once again upon us! And when better to note that travel isn't just a great way to get to know different cultures and countries and but also further bond with your travel partner - especially if it also your significant other. You create precious memories to share for the rest of your life. There is a saying that couples who travel together stay together. Traveling broadens our horizons and enriches us through exploring new cultures, traditions, customs, and landscapes. Every trip is a different story in itself, and every place in the world has its charms. And if you're planning your next trip but not sure where to go, check out this quartet - great for a honeymoon, a special occasion, or just a romatnic vacation.
What makes this 26-atoll archipelago (top) southwest of Sri Lanka romantic are its white, powdery beaches; warm, crystal-clear waters; and gorgeous overwater villas. In the past few years, the Maldives has experienced a great transformation, and tourists who go there can boast that they have been to one of the world's best (and certainly most exclusive) destinations. Wll known perks include lodgings over the water; world-class dining; unparalleled snorkeling/diving; luxurious wellness treatments including massages on the beach; underwater dining and hotel rooms; and fabulous adventures from water sports to skydiving. And if you come, don't miss dinner on the beach at sunset!
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Miami Beach - and South Beach in particular - are famed worldwide for extensive strands; wonderful dining; exciting nightlife; and great shopping. But across the causeways, mainland Miami is packed with much the same (well, not beaches), along with a nice dollop of culture (especially museums and performing arts), history, and ecotourism in areas including downtown, Coral Gables, Little Havana, the Everglades, and Coconut Grove (and here don't don't miss the fabulous seafood at the Bayshore Club). A truly superb combination of the romantic and the exciting!
It may be a cliché, but it's true: The City of Light and the City of Love couldn't be a more perfect destination for couples, abounding in beautiful architecture, top hotels, and some of the world's best restaurants. Some of the most romantic things to do here include walks or bike rides along (and a dinner cruise on) the Seine; a picnic under the Eiffel Tower; have a sunset drink at a rooftop bar; stroll charming Montmartre; take a hot-air balloon ride; wander through the Bois de Boulogne park; share an intimate dinner à deux at a cozy bistro; even get custom engagement/wedding rings or other romantic jewelry made.
Indonesia's most popular international destination is excellent for couples. Beyond wonderful beaches - lovely for strolling, relaxing, and having dinner on as well as playing - the island is also home to ravishing nature and the lovely, exotic landmarks of the local Hindu culture.Top romantic activities include a sunset cruise; trekking in search of waterfalls; get a couple's massage at one of the many Balinese spas; ride horses together; explore Hindu temples; take a hot-air balloon ride; and luxuriate in the local hot springs.