Top Romantic Destinations

Woo your Valentine with a future romantic escape! Here are the top romantic destinations around the world.

Venice at Night

La dolce vita indeed! This ever-popular country seems tailor-made for a romantic getaway. Stroll from village to village in the picturesque Cinque Terre region. Don’t miss the trail between Riomaggiore to Manarola, known as the Love Walk. It received its name because the path provided an easy way for young lovers in the two towns to unite. Or take a gondola ride along Venice’s canals, then explore its narrow streets. Cap off your wanderings by toasting each other with Bellinis at their watering hole of origin, Harry’s Bar. Lake Como’s idyllic setting is perfect for romance. Stay at a stunning villa, visit quaint resort towns, and enjoy great views of the surrounding mountains.

French Polynesia
Nothing symbolizes romance like a couple ensconced in their own private overwater bungalow. And French Polynesia specializes in the luxurious thatched-roof accommodations. Enjoy cold drinks from your balcony. Jump into the gorgeous water for a refreshing dip. Or admire the view of colourful fish swimming by from the window in your floor.

Bora Bora Sunset

Mexico has all the ingredients for the perfect romantic destination: great weather, scenic beaches, striking natural beauty. Cool off with a refreshing margarita under a beach palapa or in a poolside cabana. Feast on fresh seafood – perhaps grilled shrimp, a ceviche or fish in coconut-chile sauce.

France’s historic cities and towns, world-renowned wines and delectable cuisine create an undeniably romantic mood.

In addition to the gorgeous weather and scenery, Bali’s cities and towns offer a multitude of opportunities for a romantic getaway. Hip Seminyak features plenty of restaurants with memorable local delicacies such as roast pork and Indonesian standards like nasi goreng (fried rice). On the scenic side, Ubud is surrounded by lush rolling rice paddies. It’s the artistic and literary hub of the island. Enjoy a music or dance performance, visit art galleries or stroll through craft markets. Nusa Dua is famed for its long beaches with soft white sand beckoning you for a romantic stroll. Also, get back to nature with a glass-bottomed boat ride to Serangan Island and its turtle-conservation area.

Monet’s Garden

St. Lucia
It’s a setting perfect for a romantic getaway, with its backdrop of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled rainforest, scenic waterfalls and the majestic Piton Mountains. The warmth of the locals and authentic culture enhance the appeal of this island paradise. Adventurous couples will find romance in rainforest zip-lining, surfing in the warm ocean or hiking to the summit of Gros Piton mountain. Others will want to relax in this lush tropical setting, opting for a sunset cruise complete with champagne or dancing to the rhythms of local musicians.

Adapted from Virtuoso’s Luxe Report. Imagine Cruise & Travel is a Virtuoso Member.

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