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Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations in the World

From the untouched beaches, waterfalls and tropical forests of remote paradisiacal islands, to the cobbled streets, charming eateries and grand historic architecture of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the world is home to a plethora of deeply-romantic destinations, that are perfect for a magical escape for you and your partner!

We have collated the our Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations in the World. See which destination you love most.

Paris, France

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Nicknamed ‘the city of love’, Paris is a tantalising and seductive blend of culture, history, and style, a beautiful and fascinating city that exudes romance like no other place on earth. Take a nighttime stroll along the banks of the River Seine; peruse the luxury boutiques that line the picturesque tree-lined boulevards; explore world-famous art galleries, enjoy a candlelit dinner in a typical Parisian restaurant, or watch the sunset from the summit of the Eiffel Tower, the opportunities are endless, and there is truly no better place on earth for a romantic getaway!

Recommended Hotel: Shangra La Paris

The Maldives

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A hugely popular honeymoon destination, and for good reason, the Maldives - an Arabian Sea archipelago of nearly 2000 tiny islands - is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, and romantic, places on earth. Characterised by picture-perfect white-sand beaches fringed by impossibly-clear, coral-rich waters (brimming with colourful marine-life) and lined with luxury villas, spa resorts, and world-class eateries, this tiny, tranquil nation is the closest thing to paradise on earth and the perfect destination for a romantic escape.

Recommended Hotel: Amari Havodda

Venice, Italy

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Extravagant baroque palaces, gothic churches, and grand piazzas set on over 100 tiny islands in the heart of a lagoon, this northeastern Italian city is a truly magnificent place, rich in culture, history and romance! Famously road-less, traversing the city is done on foot and via the myriad canals in one of the iconic gondolas (a romantic activity in and of itself), whilst the seemingly endless array of stunning landmarks, galleries, restaurants, and charming hotels, offer endless opportunities for romance.

Recommend Hotel: Gritti Palace

Cappadocia, Turkey

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A spectacular complex of otherworldly rock formations, rugged valleys, awe-inspiring underground cities, and rock-hewn churches, this central Turkish region, is truly like nowhere else on earth. Straight out of a fairytale, Capadoccia is a hugely popular destination among couples, owing to the wealth of romance-filled activities on offer, which includes, horseback tours, overnight-stays in cave hotels, and sunset hot air balloon rides - a must when visiting the region.

Recommend Hotel: Sarihan Cave

Turks and Caicos

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It may be lesser known than many of its neighbours, but The Turks and Caicos, a tiny Caribbean Archipelago situated southeast of the Bahamas, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world. Home to picturesque white-sand beaches, lush tropical forests, and spectacular turquoise lagoons, along with an array of luxury resorts, bars, and eateries, the islands also boast some of the best coral reefs on the planet, home to a wealth of colorful marine life, including, sea turtles, dolphins, and even humpback whales!

Recommend Hotel: Parrot Cay

Budapest, Hungary

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One of Europe’s most spectacular capitals, Budapest boasts a wealth of magnificent architectural gems, from grand baroque bathhouses to art-nouveau hotels, gothic palaces, and the stunning 19th century Parliament building. Take in awe-inspiring vistas of the city’s iconic sights on a nighttime boat cruise along the Danube; enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the many outstanding restaurants, or relax in the world-famous thermal baths, the romantic possibilities are endless.

Recommend Hotel: Marriott Budapest

Santorini, Greece

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One of the most unique and beautiful of Greece’s numerous picturesque islands, Santorini is a sun-soaked amalgam of whitewashed clifftop villages, black, white, and even red sand beaches, and rugged volcanic landscapes, set amongst the breathtaking azure waters of the Aegean. Permeated with romance, the island boasts an array of stunning hotels, bars, and eateries that are perfect for couples, whilst its awe-inspiring sunset vistas are some of the most beautiful on earth!

Recommend Hotel: San Antonio

Bali, Indonesia

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Astonishing natural beauty, rich culture, and deep spirituality, Bali is as fascinating as it is spectacular, and is quickly garnering a reputation as one of the finest destinations on the planet for a romantic break. Wander through lush rice paddies; explore secluded beaches and waterfalls; enjoy traditional Balinese spa treatments, or visit an ancient temple at sunrise, there are endless ways to experience the unique essence, magic, and romance of this intoxicating Indonesian isle.

Recommend Hotel: Natya Resorts

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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From picturesque white beaches, coral-filled turquoise lagoons, and rainforest carpeted mountains, Bora Bora embodies the breathtaking natural beauty that defines the South Pacific archipelago of French Polynesia.

The perfect tranquil destination for a romantic escape, the island boasts an array of stunning luxury hotels and resorts - including traditional-style, overwater ‘stilt’ huts - and whether you fancy snorkeling amongst kaleidoscopic marine life; parasailing above the azure lagoon waters; watching the sunset from aboard a yacht, or simply relaxing on the perfect-white sands with a cocktail in hand, there is plenty to keep you, and your partner, entertained.

Recommended Hotel: Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort

Porto, Portugal

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Set on the banks of the Douro river in the northwest of the country, Portugal’s second-largest city is a truly wonderful place, home to a UNESCO World Heritage accredited old town, some of the finest food and drink in all of Europe, and a distinctly laid-back and charming atmosphere. Enjoy a candlelit evening meal on the banks of the River Douro, wander the winding cobbled streets of the old town, or watch the sunset over the city skyline from the viewpoint at the picturesque Palácio de Cristal Gardens, in Porto, you will find romance everywhere that you look.

Recommended Hotel: Hotel Avantgarde


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