Whether you’re a new couple looking to ignite the first spark, or long-term companions seeking to rekindle the flame, we have your next getaway covered. From the urban to the seaside to the snowcapped, here are our best romantic retreats.
1. Bora Bora
Nothing exudes romance quite like the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, where crystal-clear waters surround powder-white beaches and beauty seems to be smeared in every corner. You’ll find rainforests fractured by volcanic caps and bungalows that seem to practically float over lagoons.
You can go pearl diving at the Bora Pearl Company, where you’ll scrounge the sea for green, blue, eggplant, peacock, and gold Tahitian pearls. Take a boat to a secluded snorkeling site to swim through colorful coral reefs. Stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora if you want to be able to gaze at an assembly of fish by just looking out of your window, or book the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort for specialized romantic packages.
For a more urban getaway, head to Istanbul and get lost in the city’s dazzling display of historical and natural wonders. Tour through ancient monuments like the Blue Mosque, made of intricate hand-painted blue tiles, or the Hagia Sophia, originally a cathedral before it was converted to a mosque and now a museum, which retains design elements from multiple eras.
Walk through Istanbul’s overflowing bazaars to sample melt-in-your-mouth Turkish delights and purchase handmade jewelry and clothes. There are strips of blue sea slipping out of almost every corner, with boat tours that give you another perspective of the city offered on them.
The city of passion, food, and art is the perfect destination for a romantic trip for two. Florence houses over one million pieces of Renaissance art, including treasures from Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Da Vinci. Take a stroll through its towering cathedrals and sip on some of the world’s finest wines.
Glide through the River Arno on a vintage Barchetta, a traditional Florentian boat, and go see the Duomo, the awe-inspiring Renaissance dome that towers over the city. Succulent steaks, creamy pasta, and decadent gelato make up most menus, making dining in Florence truly a treat. Whatever the case, the city is built on love and tends to inspire it, too.
4. Kyoto, Japan
The former capital of Japan is overflowing with opportunities for adventure and taking in beauty. Visit Hakuba, a national park comprised of xx waterfalls and hot springs, and even wild monkeys running about. The city transforms during the springtime; as cherry blossoms bloom and paint the world in pink and red.
Take a boat ride through the Okazaki Canal, which is flocked by the majestic blossoms on either side. Watch a Kabuki performance, which is a traditional Japanese art form that fuses colorful costumes and vivid theatrical sets. Stay at the Hoshinoya Kyoto, perched on the Arashiyama mountain to take in the view of the sparkling Ooigawa river.
5. St. Moritz, Switzerland
St. Moritz is the oldest sports resort in the world, and one of the most beautiful, too. You can spend an afternoon skiing through snow-capped mountains or try dog sledding, snowshoeing, and curling.
Take a horse-drawn carriage over a frozen lake, in a world that seems to come straight out of a fairytale. Stay at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel to get the most of your experience, where royals and celebrities have frequented for years.
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