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50 Best Places for Couples

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Romance means different things to different people. For some it’s embarking on wild adventures, for others it’s a city break packed with sightseeing, while many simply want to spend their alone time on a white sand beach. With such variety in what couples are looking for in their getaway, we’ve put together a list that covers all basis. To do so, we’ve taken where popular honeymoon and mega-moon destinations, the most loving countries, most popular proposal spots, romantic things to do, and how current travel trends complement romance into account. Here are the top 50 best places for couples in the world.

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50. Minnesota, USA

A study by Hitched found that Centennial Lakes Park in Minnesota was the third most popular place to propose to someone. If Minnesota is the setting for one in 625 proposals, then it’s got to have a special something in the air. The nature-rich state is bursting with hidden games to discover. You’ll find plenty of cosy cabins to rest your head after a day of exploring hiking trails, kayaking across peaceful lakes, and chasing waterfalls.

Most romantic thing to do in Minnesota: Go apple picking through an orchard and finish off with a wine tasting session in a vineyard

Minnesota, USA

49. The Netherlands

The Netherlands, particularly Amsterdam, has a live-and-let-live attitude that creates an open, inviting destination for couples. Amsterdam is certainly top of the list when it comes to romantic places in the Netherlands, with beautiful canals, interesting museums, charming parks, and great nightlife, but there’s more to explore here. One of them is the fairy tale gardens of Keukenhof, thought to be the most beautiful garden in the world.

Most romantic thing to do in the Netherlands: Take a cycling tour around Amsterdam

The Netherlands

48. China

From bustling cities to tranquil hilltop villages, China is an eclectic mix for hot-footed travellers. With so much to see and so many world famous sights, a visit to one place in China doesn’t even scratch the surface. Adventurous couples can bulk out their trip with a few nights in the genteel town of Hangzhou, a boat tour around the emerald waters of Yangzhou, relax on the beaches of Sanya, and much more. Lovers might be apprehensive about visiting China, and while it’s best to read up on anywhere’s customs when it comes to affection, pre/misconceptions of the country tend to be outdated.

Most romantic thing to do in China: Visit the Great Wall of China


47. Florida, USA

While some might associate the Sunshine State with theme parks and hotel chains, Florida is teeming with secluded nooks and crannies that are perfect for couples. And it must be doing something right, with proposals and honeymoons aplenty. There are over 4,500 islands in Florida, so alone time won’t be an issue. Find hidden beaches in Little Torch Key, embrace the serenity of Sanibel Island, dive into the turquoise wates of Amelia Island, or hire bicycles and explore the secluded isle of Anna Maria. A mix of culture, history, nightlife, and beaches make Key West a honeymooner’s paradise – the colourful island is also hugely LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Most romantic thing to do in Florida: Take a sea plane over the Florida Keys, and explore Lovers Key State Park

Florida, USA

46. Cambodia

Steeped in enigmatic mysticism and natural beauty, Cambodia is a wonderful choice for a romantic getaway. Angkor Wat Temple, the world’s largest religious site, is a dream to explore for its rich history and pretty scenery. Spend your days finding waterfalls, exploring temples, visiting ethical elephant sanctuaries, and much more. One of the wonderful things about Cambodia is it suits every kind of budget, from backpackers to luxury seekers. For pristine white sands without the huge price tag, find paradise on Koh Rong Island.

Most romantic thing to do in Cambodia: Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat


45. Bruges, Belgium

Described as a fairy tale town by many, Bruges is a treasure trove of winding back streets, a beautiful canal, and colourful houses plucked out of a storybook. Not only does it look the part, but the city has seemingly endless romantic things to do. Think picturesque boat trips down the canal, sunny picnics on the water, stroll through parks rich with blooming daffodils, horse and carriage rides around the city and more.

Most romantic thing to do in Bruges: Book a chocolate tasting session

Bruges, Belgium

44. Singapore

For those couples who love the finer things in life, there are few places better than Singapore. Elevate your city break tenfold in this fascinating city-country. The magical experiences here are endless, from taking a cable car across the city to visiting the futuristic Gardens by the Bay. A few Singapore Slings in Raffles are a must for a particularly special date night, and if you’re really up for splashing the cash, spend a night or two staying at the famous Marina Bay Sands.

Most romantic thing to do in Singapore: Visit Gardens by the Bay


43. Melbourne, Australia

With plenty of date night activities, Melbourne is a great place for couples. There are tonnes of quirky bars, coffee shops, independent eateries, and cool galleries to explore, as well as some great beaches. Spend sunny days at St. Kilda’s, catch a show at Astor Theatre, and simply enjoy soaking up the city and the street art, walking hand-in-hand through the streets.

Most romantic thing to do in Melbourne: Kayak along the Yarra River

Melbourne, Australia

42. Lake District, England

Picture cuddling up in a cosy cabin, in front of a warm fire, after a walk through the lovely Lake District in England. Equally impressive for adventure seekers and history buffs, the Lake District is a beautiful choice for couples. With a wealth of spectacular hiking trails at your disposal, keen walkers will be in their element. It’s not all walking – find hidden waterfalls, rent a boat to take onto one of the lakes, spend sunny days on a pebbly beach, discover historic market towns, and visit the many castles and stately homes.

Most romantic thing to do in the Lake District: Visit Grasmere, one of the most idyllic lakes in the area, and hire a boat for an hour or two

Lake District, England

41. Èze, France

Sitting pretty on the Côte d'Azur, there are few pockets in France more romantic than the hilltop village of Èze. With a ridiculously beautiful view across the Mediterranean Sea, and gorgeous hotels, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular among lovers. Take scenic drives along the coast, stopping at alluring viewpoints, and explore the Exotic Garden. And while you’re there, why not fill out your Côte d'Azur trip with a road trip to Nice, Monaco, and the like?

Most romantic thing to do in Èze: Follow the scenic hiking trails to beautiful viewpoints – pack a bottle of rosé to toast at the top

Èze, France

40. Montana, USA

A romantic trip to Montana is one full of jaw-dropping views, serene lake swims, scenic drives, horse riding through unbelievably beautiful valleys, and total relaxation. The best way to do Montana right is to stay on a ranch – start your days on the porch of the ranch, coffee in hand, taking in the mountain view.

Most romantic thing to do in Montana: Take beautifully scenic hikes around Avalanche Lake

Montana, USA

39. Cartagena, Colombia

The cobblestone streets of colourful colonial houses paint a lovely setting for your romantic trip. The coastal city has a laidback vibe, with a magical, well-preserved old town. Spend days discovering the historical buildings, walled cities, and centuries-old churches, and finish off with a dip in the sea and watching the sunset from a sandy beach.

Most romantic thing to do in Cartagena: Take an evening horse and carriage ride around the historical old town

Cartagena, Colombia

38. Cairns, Australia

Sharing once-in-a-lifetime experiences is one of the most special things you can do with your partner, and visiting the Great Barrier Reef is certainly a wish-list experience. Cairns is your gateway to the famously colourful reef. But you’ll find that the laidback city has much more to offer. Head to the tropical Fitzroy Island and kayak in the turquoise waters, take a drive down the winding coastal roads and find your own private beaches, and sip sunset cocktails on the harbour.

Most romantic thing to do in Cairns: Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Australia

37. Rajasthan, India

India is too big, varied, and wildly beautiful to encapsulate the whole country. The Taj Mahal, beaches of Goa, and forests of Coorg are undoubtedly full of romance, but if you can only make it to one state in India for your getaway, make it Rajasthan. The Land of Kings is full of heritage, culture, and tradition, where you’ll find bewitching palaces and majestic mountains. Discover the spectacular, regal city of Jaipur, the famous blue city of Jodphur, the deserts of Jaisalmer, and the pink-hued palaces and old-world charm of Udaipur.

Most romantic thing to do in Rajasthan: Camp (or glamp) in the Jaisalmer desert and wake up to see the sunrise

Rajasthan, India

36. Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles is a huge hit with honeymooners and megamooners, with a mix of adventurous and romantic activities. It’s not all camera, lights, action in LA – sometimes it’s elegant winery tours, scenic hikes in Griffith Park, and catching the sunset with a picnic at the peaceful White Point Beach. Of course, you can fit in a bit of Hollywood too with an obligatory visit to Universal Studios – really, there’s nothing more romantic than creating ever-lasting memories together. If you’re looking to get down on one knee, Los Angeles is a popular place to pop the question – one in 1,000 proposals take place in front of the Hollywood Sign while one in 1,666 are at the gorgeous Big Bear Lake.

Most romantic thing to do in Los Angeles: Horseback riding along Miami Beach

Los Angeles, USA

35. Dubai

With endless things to do, Dubai is one of the best places for couples in the world. The dazzling city is majorly sought after by lovers, with a soaring number of yearly proposals and luxury honeymooners. It’s a great choice for those who like a bit of everything – relaxing on the beach, upscale dinners, and adventurous activities. Taking in the views across Burj Khalifa are undoubtedly an unforgettable moment for you and your beau, but there’s more to Dubai – hike through the Hatta Mountains, splash out with a romantic dinner on a yacht, and watch the sun go down in the Arabian desert.

Most romantic thing to do in Dubai: Once-in-a-lifetime skydive over the Palm


34. Ontario, Canada

From the cosmopolitan streets of Toronto to the atmospheric Blue Mountains, Ontario is a great place for couples. Niagara Falls is a particular hit for popping the question, with one in 1,250 people choosing the natural wonder as a proposal spot. The vast natural landscape provides plenty of cabins and cosy homes for cuddling up in front of the fire. There are also wineries aplenty, particularly around Niagara-on-the-Lake. Outdoorsy couples are covered, but city lovers can take their romantic getaway to Toronto. As the most LGBTQ+ friendly city in the world, it’s an increasingly popular choice for LGBTQ+ couple’s honeymoons.

Most romantic thing to do in Ontario: Visit Niagara Falls

Ontario, Canada

33. Sydney, Australia

Sydney has something for every kind of couple. Whether you want to relax or explore, you’ll find the best of both worlds here. While Bondi Beach is the most popular of the bunch, it’s a gorgeous spot – don’t just take our word for it, it’s the setting for one in 2,000 proposals. But if the city is full of secret beaches for a secluded swim or sunny picnic, you can take the picnic to the Royal Botanic Garden with its sweeping views across the harbour.

Most romantic thing to do in Sydney: Take a dinner cruise along Sydney Harbour

Sydney, Australia

32. The Himalayas

If you and your loved one have a penchant for spellbinding scenery, exhilarating hikes, old-world villages, and pristine waters, head to the Himalayas. It might not be the most budget-friendly holiday, but it’s certainly the trip-of-a-lifetime – exactly what many want from their honeymoons or megamoons. There are few things more bond-affirming than sharing lifechanging experiences, and where better to do that than a trip around one of the world’s last unspoiled areas?

Most romantic things to do in the Himalayas: Hike through untouched valleys

The Himalayas

31. Iceland

Sharing a beautiful view with your loved one is always romantic, and there are few views more beautiful than the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience the phenomenon. The once-in-a-lifetime destination attracts nature lovers for its otherworldly landscape and experiences aplenty. Thrill-seeking couples will love exploring this natural paradise and hiking its waterfalls, finding hidden hot springs and lagoons, driving a snowmobile, and more.

Most romantic thing to do in Iceland: Catch the Northern Lights and relax in the steamy Blue Lagoon


30. St Lucia

St Lucia captures that island magic that is effortlessly romantic. The tropical isle is loved by honeymooners, with sprawling luxurious resorts promising a relaxing getaway full of couples massages, pool days, and fun excursions. The spectacular landscape is the perfect place to explore with your loved one – trekking through the lush jungle, snorkelling over colourful coral reefs, marvelling at the sulphur hot springs, and much more.

Most romantic thing to do in St Lucia: Visit the tropical paradise of Diamond Botanical Gardens

St Lucia

29. Tanzania

The idea of a romantic getaway is different for every couple. But bonds are deepened by creating everlasting memories together, and for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it doesn’t get much better than Tanzania. Rich in astounding nature, wildlife, and experiences, you’ll be ticking things off your travel wish list in one fell swoop. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro might not be for everyone, but you can certainly admire it from various viewpoints in Moshi.

Most romantic thing to do in Tanzania: Take a multi-day safari trip to see animals in their natural habitat


28. Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for its lush green rainforests, pristine beaches, and spectacular wildlife. The biodiverse Puerto Jimenez in the Osa Peninsula is arguably the best place in Costa Rica to get a satisfying taste of all three. The colourful town is full of old-world charm, much less built up than other areas, and the Osa Peninsula is dubbed to be the most adventurous. Explore the untouched wilderness of Corcovado National Park, take a coffee tour, and go whale watching in Golfo Dulce.

Most romantic thing to do in Puerto Jimenez: Take a sunset kayak tour in the ocean – you might even see dolphins along the way

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

27. Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand is on many travel wish lists. There are many romantic places in New Zealand, but Queenstown tops it for us. With a happy mix of adventure, beaches, nature, and a vibrant town, it’s the perfect destination for couples who like to be on the move. Take a delightful wine tour, cruise around Lake Wakatipu, stroll through Queenstown Gardens, take a trip to the famous Milford Sound, and enjoy the town’s fine dining spots.

Most romantic thing to do in Queenstown: Go horse riding through farmlands with gorgeous views of the Remarkables Mountains

Queenstown, New Zealand

26. Sicily

There’s something about Sicily that feels unspoiled and authentic. From the bustling streets of Palermo to the baroque town of Val di Noto, to the plunging cliffs and beaches of Taormina, there’s so much to fall in love with. Taormina is particularly popular with lovers for its spectacular hilltop views of Mount Etna, romantic Greek architecture, and charming old streets. Catch an opera in the ancient Greco Teatro, indulge in boozy brunches in a cliffside restaurant, and walk over to the isolated Isola Bella Island at low tide.

Most romantic thing to do in Sicily: Take a wine tour around Mount Etna


25. Bora Bora

Bora Bora needs little introduction. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful and popular honeymoon destinations. Many of those in search of luxury flock to this paradisical South Pacific Island to celebrate their nuptials – 11%, in fact. It’s a slice of heaven on earth, where the sea is crystal clear and the sand is pearly white. The tropical destination of lush mountains and pristine beaches is the perfect setting for spending a week or two of doing very little.

Most romantic thing to do in Bora Bora: Take a private sunset cruise

Bora Bora

24. Istanbul, Turkey

In a city so beautiful, romance is second nature. There’s so much to explore and see in Istanbul, but simply strolling along the Bosphorus, hand-in-hand, will be a memory captured forever. As the only city in the world to straddle two continents, you can be on one side of the Bosphorus and look out to either Asia or Europe, depending on where you are. Indulge in a private couple’s Turkish bath, enjoy a candlelit dinner at one of the many open-air restaurants, get lost in the Grand Bazaar, discover new foods, explore the famously beautiful mosques, and so much more.

Most romantic thing to do in Istanbul: Watch the sunset from a hillside rooftop terrace

Istanbul, Turkey

23. Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco’s so-called Red City, Marrakech is even nicknamed with love in mind. The beautiful scenery, romantic riad accommodations, delicious food, colourful tiled squares, and so much more, all set among the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, make this one of the world’s best places to go for couples. The city is a popular choice for honeymooners and romantic weekends away – take a day trip to the snow-capped mountains, explore the vibrant medina, stroll through the souks, marvel at centuries-old palaces, and end your days with a sundowner on a rooftop bar.

Most romantic things to do in Marrakech: Indulge in a private couple’s hammam spa

Marrakech, Morocco

22. Ireland

Ireland is steeped in folklore and ancient love stories, with romantic nooks and crannies everywhere you turn. From the wild mountains to old country estates along the coast, the fairy tale landscape will sweep you off your feet. Ireland might be a small country, but there is loads to pack into an Irish romantic getaway. To fit as many enchanting forests, picturesque towns drenched in Celtic mysticism, and awe-inspiring views in your itinerary as possible, consider hiring a car and taking for the Wild Atlantic Way road trip.

Most romantic thing to do in Ireland: Take on the Wild Atlantic Way road trip


21. Indonesia

Bali might be Indonesia’s most popular island, but the archipelago is a tropical adventure waiting to happen. With turquoise seas that rival the Maldives, the Raja Ampat islands are a treasure trove of palm tree-fringed beaches, varied marine life, colourful coral reefs, and beachfront huts. Maratua is another island that’ll take your breath away, with paradisical over-water bungalows without the Maldives price tag. For a destination with slightly more lodging, nightlife, and restaurant options, head to Indonesia’s most popular honeymoon destination – Gili Meno.

Most romantic thing to do in Indonesia: Climb up Mount Batur to catch sunrise before relaxing in the natural hot springs by the mountain


20. Bavaria, Germany

With towns that are straight out of a storybook and castles that’ll make you believe in fairy tales, Bavaria is a beautiful place to visit with your loved one. The medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is well-preserved and utterly enchanting, with half-timbered houses and small cobblestone streets. Culture enthusiasts will love the museums, galleries, and sights of Munich nearly as much as ending the day in a traditional, cheerful beer hall. The towns and cities of Bavaria are beautiful, with a charming and unique culture, but don’t miss out on the enchanting nature. Swim in the emerald green lake of Königssee, hike up Zugspitze, and visit rolling vineyards.

Most romantic thing to do in Bavaria: Be swept off your feet by the Neuschwanstein Castle

Bavaria, Germany

19. Hoi An, Vietnam

As one of the most picturesque places in Southeast Asia, Hoi An is a treasure trove of romantic activities. Even just strolling around the old town, surrounded by colourful buildings, hanging lanterns, and the unmistakable scent of Vietnamese food hanging in the air, makes Hoi An worth the trip. If you want a break from the bustling but charming town, take a lovely bike ride though the luscious rice paddies.

Most romantic thing to do in Hoi An: Take a lantern boat ride

Hoi An, Vietnam

18. Arizona, USA

A haven for outdoorsy couples, Arizona has one of the most romantic landscapes in the US. The main draw to Arizona is, of course, the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff is the closest city to the canyon, or you can sleep under the stars in Red Rock State Park to truly be alone. The state’s colourful capital is a must-see, too – stroll hand-in-hand through Pheonix’s Desert Botanical Garden, hike through South Mountain Park & Preserve, and sample the night’s pulsating nightlife.

Most romantic thing to do in Arizona: Take in the view from one of the Grand Canyon’s viewpoints

Arizona, USA

17. The Highlands, Scotland

Eye-popping scenery, unspoilt landscapes, and charming villages – the Highlands is the perfect getaway for a couple with a love of adventure in Scotland. UK train travel has been on the rise for megamoon destinations for several reasons – it’s nostalgic, the train rides are beautiful, and it’s better for the planet. What better place to dabble in slow, train travel than the Highlands? Stop off in Glen Coe, visit the Eilean Donan Castle, climb Ben Nevis, and explore the charming, old towns.

Most romantic thing to do in the Highlands: Take the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig

The Highlands, Scotland

16. Koh Kood, Thailand

The Thai islands aren’t all neon face paint and diluted drinks in colourful buckets. Many of the islands have managed to steer clear of that reputation, and Koh Kood is perhaps the prettiest of them all. Despite being the sixth largest island in Thailand, it’s relatively unknown and tourist-free. It’s the ideal destination for couples who simply want to enjoy the spoils of tropical life, with busier islands within easy reach too. Explore the lush jungle, swim under waterfalls, and do little else but relax on palm tree-fringed beaches.

Koh Kood, Thailand

15. New York City, USA

The Big Apple has a longstanding reputation as a romantic place, not least for the selection of rom-coms set here. It’s home to two of the world’s most popular proposals spots, Central Park and the Empire State Building. Even if you’re not planning on popping the question, there are a wealth of romantic things to do. The city has a unique energetic spirit – it’s exciting, fast-paced, and full of activities. Dine in a superb rooftop restaurant and soak in the famous skyline, before catching a show on Broadway. If you really want to dial up the romance, you can take a swanky helicopter ride to Niagara Falls.

Most romantic thing to do in New York City: Spend a day exploring Central Park – have a sunny picnic on the grass, take a horse and carriage around the park, take a gondola ride on the lake

New York City, USA

14. Seychelles

The archipelago of Seychelles is the pinnacle of tropical luxury. Swap between sipping champagne and coconuts all day, take a helicopter ride over the islands, sail on a luxury yacht, and finish off the day with a candlelit dinner on the beach. With so many romantic activities, it was practically made for couples. There’s even a particular spot on Raffles’ beach that has a reputation for proposals.

Most romantic thing to do in Seychelles: Indulge in a couple’s massage in the tropics


13. San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

With a deeply romantic atmosphere, Chile is one of the best places for couples in the world and this small town in the red-hued Atamaca Desert is bursting with romance. As well as being jaw-dropping stunning, the otherworldly landscape is full of activities for you to enjoy with your beau. Hike through sandstone canyons, spot flamingos in the salt flats, relax in hot springs, and take a dip in the ethereal Laguna Verde.

Most romantic thing to do in San Pedro: Catch the sunrise across the unusual landscape of the Atacama Desert

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

12. Norway

Norway has crept up in popularity over the past few years, with more travellers searching for activity-filled, once-in-a-lifetime trips. That makes it an excellent choice for couples in search of romantic, adventurous holidays to share lifelong memories. Stay in cute, cosy towns like Bergen, or hire a car and travel around to see all the best bits. Catch the Northern Lights, go on insanely beautiful hikes, book a whale safari, and take a serene boat ride through the fjords.

Most romantic thing to do in Norway: Stay overnight in a glass igloo and watch the Northern Lights from bed


11. Hawaii

Hawaii is the quintessential honeymoon destination – its palm tree-rich islands are the romantic setting for 12% of all honeymoons. With the perfect balance of relaxation, adventure, and culture, it’s not hard to see why it’s a favourite among lovebirds. Whether you want to spend a week or two wrapped up in each other on a secluded beach and enjoy relaxed spa days or hike up forest-dense mountains, you’ll rediscover the meaning of romance in Hawaii.

Most romantic thing to do in Hawaii: Channel your inner adventurer with waterfall rappelling


10. Cappadocia, Turkey

In Cappadocia, Turkey, love really is in the air. With pink-hued skies dotted with hot air balloons, fascinating rock formations, known as ‘fairy chimneys’, and unique cave hotels, Cappadocia is one of the best places for couples in the world. The intrinsically romantic and whimsical region was made for lovers, nestled between the rugged Taurus Mountains. The brightly coloured hot air balloons might be the main attraction here, but love birds can take romantic moonlit takes and ride horses through the fairy chimney formations.

Most romantic thing to do in Cappadocia: Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise

Cappacodia, Turkey

9. Santorini, Greece

You could find romance anywhere in Greece, but Santorini’s plunging cliffsides and dramatic scenery is a no-brainer for lovers. Particularly popular for destination weddings and honeymoons, Santorini is a sparkling gem in the Cyclades. Stroll through marbled, narrow pathways and catch the spell-binding views of the caldera everywhere you look. The island was practically made for couples, with romantic accommodation options aplenty.

Most romantic thing to do in Santorini: Watch the sunset from the hilltop of Oia

Santorini, Greece

8. Jordan

Jordan was named the top place to visit in 2023 for its adventurous pursuits, unearthly landscape, and rich history. It might not be a typical beach holiday honeymoon destination or a romantic city escape, but it has the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. From staying in a sprawling resort along the Dead Sea to exploring the ancient pink-hued city of Petra, the excellent tourism infrastructure and special experiences make Jordan one of one the world’s best places for couples. Plus, the unique accommodation options (hello, glass domes in the desert) add to this unforgettable experience.

Most romantic thing to do in Jordan: Camp in the Wadi Rum desert valley


7. Maldives

The Maldives is considered a classic destination for honeymooners, and for good reason. The magical islands have all the ingredients of a tropical escape – sugary soft sands, palm-tree fringed beaches, turquoise waters, year-round good weather, and above all, peace and quiet. It’s the perfect place to get wrapped up in your loved one, with few other people around. That’s especially true if you splash out on a gorgeous over-water villa, even just for a night.

Most romantic thing to do in the Maldives: Enjoy a picnic on a private island or even stay for the night


6. Veneto, Italy

Home to Venice, Verona, Padova, and more, Veneto is Italy’s most romantic province. Venice and its idyllic canals is a popular couple’s destination all on its own, but the region has so much more to offer. The intimate city of Verona is intrinsically romantic, home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. There are crowds around Juliet’s balcony, but that doesn’t dull its spark, surrounded by rose-tinted buildings and cobblestone streets that set the tone for love. Borghetto sul Mincio is a nearby village, bursting with storybook charm. The fairy tale setting is hard to believe, especially when taking in views of the Castello Scaligero. As though Veneto couldn’t get any more appealing, you’ll find several idyllic towns on the banks of Lake Garda.

Most romantic thing to do in Veneto: Hire a car and take a road trip around the province – visit quiet vineyards, take a gondola ride in Venice, and spend days on the pebbly beaches of Lake Garda

Veneto, Italy

5. Seville, Spain

Deeply romantic and sultry, Seville is a lover’s dream. It has the appeal of being harder to reach than other Spanish cities, so it’s much less commercialised or touristic. When 28% of luxury honeymoons take place in Europe, with many in search of that quintessential European experience, Seville’s intrinsic romance and authenticity places it on the list. Discover the tiny winding alleys, take a horse and carriage ride around the city, watch the sunset along the river, and visit sprawling gardens.

Most romantic thing to do in Seville: Catch an atmospheric flamenco show

Seville, Spain

4. Bequia, St Vincent

If having your own private island is your idea of the ideal romantic getaway, then this tropical destination gets you very close. Bequia spans just seven square miles with around 5,000 residents and no garish neon lights, no golf courses, no sprawling chain hotels, and no chain restaurants. The only way of life here is the slow life, embodying the old Caribbean. Find unspoiled beaches and stay in a seafront beach hut, just for you and your loved one. There are few places more idyllic for a honeymoon than this one – don’t just take our word for it, even Princess Margaret honeymooned in Bequia.

Most romantic thing to do in Bequia: Take a private safari island tour

Bequia, St Vincent

3. Paris, France

What can be said about the City of Lights that hasn’t been said before? Paris is an all-time favourite among lovers for good reason. The genteel city is a gorgeous setting for hand-in-hand riverside walks, catching a smooth jazz band, candlelit dinners, and simply savouring the laidback Parisian lifestyle with your beau. Plus, honeymooners and betrothed couples get the royal treatment here, which is fortunate seeing as one in 500 proposals take place in Disneyland, Paris and one in 697 are in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Most romantic thing to do in Paris: Watch the Eiffel Tower shimmer at night, visit the Wall of Love, and enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks

Paris, France

2. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nicknamed the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is one of the best places for couples in the world. Romance is everywhere here, from the vibrant, artsy atmosphere to the passionate tango dancers. There’s always something going on in these bustling, cobblestone streets and broad boulevards. But if you want some alone time, take a sunset boat trip for two along the Rio de la Plata. The loving culture is by no means exclusive – Buenos Aires is one of the most LGBTQ+ inclusive cities in the world.

Most romantic thing to do in Buenos Aires: Take a tango dance lesson

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1. Mexico

Mexico is too vast, interesting, cultural, and beautiful to just see one part of the country. Travelling around Mexico is the best way to see it – discover fascinating Mayan ruins, take food tours around Mexico City, spend dreamy beach days on the Caribbean coast, go tequila tasting in Tequila, take cooking classes in Oaxaca, and much more, in one trip. Mexico is undoubtedly one of the world’s best places for couples – it’s the number one spot for honeymoons worldwide.

Most romantic thing to do in Mexico: Spend a few days on the beaches of Bacalar


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