If you’ve never been to Venice, then you need to visit at some point in your life. It’s one of the most romantic destinations in Europe, and a mixture of beautiful architecture and an abundance of coffee shops make it the ideal place to relax in the summer.
Across from Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) is Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Sit in front of the Basilica on the corner of the wall, and the sun will rise directly in front of you.
Maui in Hawaii is best known for its gorgeous scenery. A range of long golden sand beaches stretches around the island. What fewer people know is that Maui has some of the most incredible mountains.
These mountains have created natural springs, waterfalls and romantic locations where few others venture. Arguably the most beautiful Hawaiian island, Maui is a must visit.
St. Lucia, Caribbean
St. Lucia is nestled away in the Caribbean, and even their tourist board advertises it as “perfect for two.” The tourism industry here is aimed at couples, providing romance and luxury in equal amounts.
If you’re looking for sand beaches, blue oceans, and sun, St. Lucia is a perfect escape. Whether you want to relax and be pampered or hire jet ski’s and cliff dive, St. Lucia allows you to do it in style.
Paris. It shouldn’t take much explaining. Paris is the jewel of Europe. In the past, it’s had a reputation for being rundown, but Paris is back with a vengeance.
Particularly popular with couples from North America, Paris is a romantic getaway that’s hard to rival. World class restaurants, even better wine and buildings out of a 1950’s movie make it the perfect place to take the special person in your life.
New York City, USA
NYC has long been a romantic winter destination for Europeans, but more and more Americans realize the beauty of one of their cities. Few places in the world can compare to Manhattan on a winters evening.
Snow falling, skyscrapers, and bright lights make for an extravagant city break. If food is your vice, stay away. NYC has restaurants to die for and bars that’ll make the night disappear. NYC is a luxury escape that will make you question why you don’t just stay forever.
Napa Valley, USA
Napa Valley is home to some of the best wineries in the world. Expect a week of basking in the sun, nestled among fields of grapes, sipping incredible wine and admiring the view.
Life is different in Napa Valley. It moves slower, and that’s a good thing. Relax in an intimate hotel and experience unforgettable meals with delicious vino. Stay on the East Coast if you want a busy trip, Napa Valley is for relaxation and pampering.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is the most picturesque destination that you could imagine. You’ve probably seen photos of it before on Facebook. It’s famous for its wooden hotels, propped up in the ocean on stilts, with glass bottoms, allowing you to sleep on the sea.
Although its beaches are it’s main attraction, it has a mountain that makes an incredible hike with a view that makes it all worth it. For the more adventurous among us, Bora Bora has world famous diving where you can see sharks and manta rays.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is found on the southern tip of South Africa and is the second-most populated city in the country. It’s home to world-class surfing, stunning beaches, and its captivating mountains.
More than any other location in South Africa, Table Mountain lays flay above the city. You can hike the entire way up (or take the cable car!) and enjoy the best view in the city. Cape Town is a large city, with plenty of interesting museums, art galleries and tasty restaurants for you to sample.
The thought of Bali will invoke thoughts of white sand beaches, sipping cocktails from a coconut and thinking long and hard about how great your life is.
Famous for some of the best surfing in the world, Bali has beaches that look so beautiful they couldn’t possibly be real. If you’re looking for a romantic experience, go diving and check out some of the shipwrecks from WWII and the achingly gorgeous coral reefs.
Iceland is best known for being one of the top places for seeing the Northern Lights. Fortunately, there’s far more to this incredible country.
Reykjavik is the biggest city in Iceland, protected by a snowy mountain range in the distance, reminiscent of Vancouver. The scenery in Reykjavik is so different to most other parts of the world that it’s hard to take your eyes off it. Icy rivers and snowy mountains clash against the bright blue sky and green trees.
London is part Paris, part NYC. An internationally recognized city which wonderful culture, fascinating history, and a romantic underbelly.
London is known for its old-world feel, filled with palaces, mansions, and castles that are centuries older than the entire USA. London strikes the perfect balance between modern convenience and old-world luxury, integrating and winding into each other beautifully.
Within a few minutes you can from Westminster excessive classic luxury to the London Eye and see the contrast of modern and old that makes this city so interesting.
Phuket is the ultimate desktop background. With golden white beaches and turquoise water, it’s an Instagram paradise. However, get away from the beaches, and you might be even more impressed.
Phuket is home to a stunning Buddha statue, Buddhist temples, and art galleries. Perfect for a relaxing trip away, make sure to take a boat trip around the peninsula.
You’d be excused for thinking that Hainan was in California or on the Gold Coast of Australia, in fact, it’s in China. This picture perfect destination is a more interesting beach break than some of the more common options.
With a completely different culture to some of the most famous beach locations, Hainan combines a luxury beach area and a huge city. If you’re worried about getting bored of sitting on the waters edge and drinking cocktails, give China a chance.
If you’re looking for true white sand beaches and aqua blue oceans, the Bahamas is the only option. In the past few years, Exumas has become famous for its swimming pigs. These domesticated pigs live on Major’s Spot Cay, and nobody seems to know how they got there.
It’s not all palm trees and sandy beaches though, make sure to take a yoga class, eat some local seafood and enjoy a smoothie while you watch the sunrise.