5 Destinations for a Romantic Holiday

by Juan José Herranz | October 19, 2020
hands creating a heart and sunset

If you are looking for a romantic destination to enjoy your honeymoon, celebrate your anniversary, or just to spend some quality time with your special someone, there’s an array of choices out there! Nevertheless, picking a place that meets all your criteria can be an overwhelming task. So, we have rounded up five destinations that top others as the most romantic destinations.

Whether your idea of an intimate moment is a boat cruise that treats you to a fancy dinner, a secluded beach that makes you feel relaxed, or a picnic on a cliff enjoying the sunset, these places have got you covered.

Paris, France 

Nicknamed as the “City of Love”. This lively city gives you a lot of opportunities to spend an unforgettable vacation with your significant other. You can watch the glorious sun bidding adieu to the city from the top of the Eiffel tower, and head to a candle-lit dinner in an open-space cafeteria with a beautiful setting. To end the day, watch a cabaret performance!

A cruise down the River Seine to enjoy breathtaking views is a very popular activity there, but you can also stroll through Paris’s many gardens with exotic flower varieties. Another activity is to visit The Museum of Romantic Life in Montmartre, which exhibits portraits of women as seen by their admirers and tokens of love exchanged between lovers.

If you are a foodie lover, hunting for Paris specialities like chocolate, cheese, wine, and pastry varieties can be interesting. Don’t forget that it is also the fashion capital of the world, enjoy its shops.

Eiffel tower and city of Paris from above

New Zealand

If you are looking for a retreat to one of the most rugged places on earth where nature is preserved in its best form and time seems to stand still, look no further. New Zealand has unimaginably glorious destinations to spoil couples.

There are many waterfalls to hunt, towering peaks to trek, picturesque beaches to kick-back, and man-made masterpieces to explore together. You can swim with dolphins and whales, go on boat cruises in the Coromandel Peninsula, have picnics on mountains, and sightsee panoramic landscapes.

Want a natural spa experience? Rotorua has many hot water spring pools that couples can relax at and enjoy a soothing experience. If you wish to explore the underground wonders, considering taking a trip to Waitomo Caves. This underground cave complex is illuminated by glow worms and is intriguing to watch.

For Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fans, there may not be a better romantic experience than exploring the iconic movie setting Hobitton together, discussing how your favourite scenes must have been filmed there.

mountains and lake in New Zealand

Puerto Rico

If you want to spend your honeymoon on an island with golden-sandy beaches and turquoise watersPuerto Rico is waiting for you. It’s an archipelago consisting of a large island and a large number of islets surrounding it. As a member of the Caribbean family, Puerto Rico has so much to offer you that goes beyond its pristine seaside.

The lush rainforest found there offers you enthralling opportunities like spotting rare wildlife, hiking in dense greenery, and discovering waterfalls. If both of you are history enthusiasts, the UNESCO heritage city San Juan is filled with colonial remnants to explore.

There’s also an assortment of accommodation options ranging from treetop lodges, beachside cottages, to 5-star resorts with luxurious amenities. Furthermore, it is not one of the most expensive top-rated destinations for couples.

You can hit the beach, enjoy a salsa dance with your partner, go for a couple's massage in a traditional wood cabana, and tiptoe to the secluded island if you are longing for more privacy.

citadel Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Puerto Rico

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an enchanting haven for honeymooners. There’s no better place to seek solitude away from busy cities and indulge in nature’s best charms than in this rustic city. Home to many magnificent beaches, it offers you a plethora of opportunities to have an amazing time with your partner.

You can pick a private beach to spend there the entire day and then enjoy a candle-lit dinner at night. There’s also the option of taking a romantic sunset cruise on a luxury boat from Benoa. If you need more ways to enjoy your trip, head to Karma Beach to watch a movie under the starry night sky. 

For adventure-bound couples, trekking the mountains to view the active volcano Gunung Agung can be an exciting opportunity to see nature's power. You can also take a trip to the Asah Hill on the eastern side of Bali to enjoy a picnic surrounded by breathtaking views of nature or stroll through lush rice fields.

temple Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang in Indonesia


If you are looking for a quaint and romantic place to declare your love to your partner or to propose for marriage, Italy might be what you are looking for. With a picturesque ambience that’s too good to be true, filled with wonders of Roman Empire, medieval castles, magnificent bridges, vintage cafes, and cobblestone alleyways, Italy is the perfect spot for couples.

You can get sun-kissed in unspoilt beaches while sipping world-famous Italian fine wine, take a gondola ride in the Great Canal in Venice, visit the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin for good luck, and take a tour to the famous Cinque Terre and enjoy the sunset.

The eateries here are full of authentic Italian cuisine that you try out together. Whether you love history or not, Italy’s ancient charms won’t fail to fascinate you, which is why we highly recommend sparing a few days to explore man-made wonders of the earth like the Coliseum, Pisa Tower, and Pantheon. Before you leave, don’t forget to visit Juliet's (from the love story Romeo and Juliet) House in Verona and leave a love note.

Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence Italy