I have no shame in admitting that I’m a hopeless romantic – I love romantic movies, music, restaurants, hotels – and most of all, romantic travel destinations.
But it’s not always the destination alone that makes it so romantic, but the whole concept: where you eat, sleep and what you do during your holiday is what makes it romantic.
Here are some romantic destinations and activities around the world…
Romantic Trip Ideas Around The World
Stargazing – Chile & New Zealand
No date is more romantic than one which includes a glass of wine, a bit of stargazing and some philosophizing about life.
There are many destinations which are famous for their clear skies and amazing opportunity to see an abundance of stars, both with or without telescopes.
If you want to splurge and spoil yourself and your partner, then Chile has the most romantic stargazing opportunity, where you stay in the Atacama desert in Hotel Elqui Domos.
Your room is specially designed as a geodesic dome with detachable roof, where you can gaze at one of the clearest skies in the world from the comfort of your own bed.
If you’re on a budget, lake Tekapo in New Zealand is a very romantic alternative – because of its low light pollution and high altitude, it has one of the clearest skies in the world.
Eat, Sleep & Live By The Water – Fiji
Imagine waking up to the sound of calm waves softly breaking against the stilts supporting your wooden bungalow.
A place where you can start the day by taking a quick morning dip into the water, only meters away from your doorstep.
No matter where you look, above or underneath the surface – you will find something extraordinary – from exotic fish to birdlife, white beaches to lush forest – this is Fiji in a nutshell.
Spend your days snorkeling together, dining & relaxing on the beach and sleeping in a bungalow on the water.
There is a reason why Bridezillas go crazy about this destination for their honeymoon – it is ridiculously romantic..!
Just make sure you visit when the Fiji weather is at its best, because during the off-season it can be pretty miserable on the islands in the South Pacific.
Wine Tasting & Chocolate– Lavaux, Switzerland
There is something romantic about this ancient drink alone, and if you add the romantic setting of colorful vineyards perched on hills above a milky turquoise lake and a platter of Swiss cheese – and you have a complete recipe for romance.
Vevey is the perfect base for exploring the vineyards on your own or with a tour.
Take the idyllic wine train from Vevey to the small villages Chexbres and Puidoux, walk among the vineyards and sample the wine in the quaint little wine cellars belonging to each vineyard, and take in the incredible views.
Vevey is also where the milk chocolate was invented, so if you’re more of a chocolate fan than cheese fanatic, then you can enjoy a glass of wine with chocolate fondue at many places in town.
Do you have any romantic trip ideas you have taken or dream of taking?