When you are travelling with a partner, whether it’s for the all-important wedding honeymoon or simply a trip that you are taking together just for fun, it’s understandable that you may want your time away together to be romantic and special.
Romantic does not have to mean sitting on the beach of a deserted island while watching the sunset and gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes (though we see no problem with that!), in fact it can take a tailored approach depending on the travel style and interests that the two of you enjoy. Without further adieu, here is a breakdown of the best romantic travel destinations for 2019. These stunning spots offer a little something for everyone.
An island nation that has captured the hearts of thousands of luxury travel lovers across the globe, there is no doubt about it that Barbados is one of the most romantic travel destinations that you should visit in 2019. With miles upon miles of pristine sandy white beaches, clear cerulean waters and all-inclusive resorts that offer a la carte dining, spa treatments and luxury lodging, Barbados offers a wonderful break from routine for everyone.
Barbados is a great spot for you and your beau whether you want to simply curl up in a hammock on the beach to sip prosecco and read a good book, or whether you consider yourselves the more active types that would like to engage in a little windsurfing, jet skiing or other adrenaline focused sports.
Ah, bella Italia! The sheer mention of this beautiful European country conjures up images and ideas of romance. Think tasting wine amid the beautiful foothills of Tuscany’s wine region, admiring the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast, or sharing spaghetti Lady and the Tramp style in Rome. Italy is a country that is so rich in culture that even its cuisine is UNESCO protected! There is so much to do and see in Italy that people spend a lifetime here and never have chance to see it all. Here, couples can pair visiting archaeological sites and museums with lazing upon sandy beaches, or even taking pasta making classes together.
The Maldives is a travel destination that seems as though it has almost been designed specifically for romance. Globally renowned as being an epicentre for luxury travel, any mention of the Maldives causes one to conjure up images of impressive five star resorts, glamorous jet-setters and undisturbed beautiful beaches extending as far as the eye can see. The main reason that people are motivated to travel here is to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural scenery here, however the Maldives also possesses a fascinating and multicultural history.
No amount of research or browsing information and travel media can prepare visitors for the sheer breathtaking beauty of the Maldives. A visit here is like being transported to paradise and is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime dream realised. With translucent blue waters, crystal clear skies and sights that make you proclaim “wow!” at every turn, the Maldives is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and romantic travel destinations on earth.
After the movie “In Bruges” was released, it seems that the entire planet fell madly in love with Bruges, Belgium, even if the characters in the movie did not! The quaint old town of the city with its labyrinth-like network of winding cobbled streets, stunning historic architecture and quirky coffee shops and stores is a wonderful romantic travel destination for history buffs and culture vultures.
Eat handcrafted Belgian chocolates and sip local beer in one of the eccentric bars that face the canal for the ultimate in cutesy European experiences. Bruges can be visited year around but the city is particularly special in the winter when the streets and buildings are often covered in a picturesque blanket of soft white snow.
With its white-washed buildings that boast beautiful blue roofs and a reputation for being home to the absolute best sunset in the world, of course Santorini was going to be featured on this list of the most romantic travel destinations to visit in 2019. Santorini is world-renowned for its incredible luxury resort hotels. What could be better than relaxing and admiring the architecture of Oia from your very own private jacuzzi on your balcony? As the sun goes down, indulge in sumptuous Greek cuisine and sip ouzo with locals as you watch zorbas dancing, plate smashing, and other quintessential Greek forms of entertainment.
The Côte d’Azur, France
Referred to as being the “French riviera”, France’s Cote d’Azur is undoubtedly one of the most romantic spots in the world. This glamorous spot in the land of wine and cheese boasts cliff top roads that twist and turn precariously while showcasing the region’s stunning coastlines, along with stunning beaches and quaint French towns with the cutest stores, restaurants and local markets.
The Cote d’Azur offers a little something for everyone and here it is possible to organize a romantic vacation with an incredibly varied travel itinerary. While in the region, you and your partner should not miss the provencal markets at Carpentras, the Palais des Papes in Avignon, or the cute old town of Nice (Vieux Nice).