Taking a romantic holiday with your loved one is a great way to create lasting memories that you can reminisce about for years. It’s also a great way to strengthen your bond and discover new things about each other. Here are five romantic holiday destinations around the world that you’re sure to love.
New Zealand consists of two islands situated in the south western Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is known for its spectacular scenery and was also the dramatic natural setting for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. You can visit Milford Sound to take a boat tour beside towering waterfalls, while spotting dolphins, penguins and seals. The Fiordland National Park has beautiful lakes and the Chasm Walk passes over bridges with views of more fantastic waterfalls. The Waitomo Caves are popular for glowworm sightings. A few other places to visit are Lake Taupo, Lake Wanaka and Wai-O-Tapu. Don’t forget to visit the Marlborough Sounds to have a swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat.
There are plenty of options for romantic places to stay in Cuba, but if you’d like to stay on the beach front, Varadero is the place for you. Situated on the Atlantic coastline, it’s popular for its golf courses and water activities, such as scuba diving and snorkelling. You can visit the Varadero Golf Club for a relaxing getaway playing golf while watching the stunning scenery around you. The Hicacos Peninsula is a beautiful beach with a beach resort. You can also visit the Playa Caleta, which is a beach-front hotel that offers restaurants, pools, playgrounds and a nightclub.
Florence is known for its renaissance architecture and art. You can rent a villa near Florence then take a tour of the city to see the beautiful architecture it has to offer. The Florence Cathedral is an art museum exhibiting renaissance masterpieces. The medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio is a stone bridge with jewellery and souvenir shops on it. You can also visit the Santa Croce, Giotto’s Campanile, Medici Chapel and Vasari Corridor for stunning architecture and culture.
Bhutan is a small country, but one of the most romantic places on Earth. It’s a great base from which to catch a glimpse of the spectacular Himalayan Mountain range. Visit the Paro Taktsang, a cliffside monastery with meditation caves. The Punakha Dzong is a riverside palace with serene views. The Rinpung Dzong is a monastery with a backdrop of the mountain range. Indulge in river rafting in the Mo Chhu River or explore the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary—a protected wildlife area and park. If you wish to have an adventure during your romantic getaway, you can try climbing the Kula Kangri Mountain. You must hire guides to trek along these mountain ranges.
Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, and there are load of romantic things to do there. There are medieval abbeys, Roman ruins, Viking ruins and Norman castles to explore. Spend some time in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which has thousands of square miles of valleys, villages, hills and moors. Visit York Minster Cathedral to get a glimpse of the gothic-style architecture. Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire is a natural reserve popular for stunning scenery and bird watching. Also, don’t miss Skipton in North Yorkshire—a friendly market-town surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Arboretum and Thorp Perrow are both beautiful places to go for a romantic stroll, especially in autumn when the leaves change colour.