Exploring the world is a fantastic thing! And traveling with the person you love is the best way to take a break from your daily life and rediscover your passion.

A while ago, I made a list of the most romantic destinations I want to visit with Dan. We have already managed to explore some of these places, and we hope that we will soon go to another one of these fantastic getaways!

These amazing destinations are perfect for the holidays of Valentine, the honeymoon of your dreams or just to spend time with the love of your life.

No matter what the reason, a romantic trip to one of these 12 places will fill your love days!

Get ready to explore the most romantic destinations (without a specific order!) And spend wonderful moments as a couple!

#1. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a medieval fairytale city and, with its lovely squares, picturesque canals, and cobbled streets, it is truly one of the most romantic cities in ancient Europe! With its dream channels that run through the city center, Bruges was called “Venice of the North”.

Getting lost in the city for a few days is one of the best things you will do for a while!

Where to stay in Bruges:

Splurge: The Pand Hotel
Budget: Old Bruges house in the Old Town

#2. Ubud, Bali

Ubud is the perfect romantic place for all couples who appreciate art, nature, healthy food and creativity.

Rent a motorcycle and explore the rice paddies while discovering the beauty that surrounds it. Visit one of the many temples and get lost in the traditional culture of Bali. Enjoy peace and tranquility in a beautiful town or in one of the amazing hotels in the lush green jungle that surrounds you.

Dan and I loved looking for unique designer pieces in the city’s local boutiques. Also, if you are like us and you like to eat new things all the time, Ubud has to offer you the most amazing Balinese food.

Where to stay in Ubud:

Splurge: The Hanging Gardens of Bali
Budget: Architect Designed Studios/Lotus 2 

#3. Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye offers spectacular views of the mountains and coastal landscapes. This fantasy landscape will give you many opportunities to enjoy the quality time together.

You can spend the day walking through the majestic Quiraing or visiting the imposing Dunvegan Castle. As the sun sets, the afternoon sky reveals some of the most spectacular sunsets you can imagine. A romantic walk along the coast or just sitting together, watching the sunset behind the hills, is the most relaxing and romantic way to spend the end of the day.

Where to stay on the Isle of Skye:

Splurge: Marmalade
Budget: The Cabin on Cairn Geal Croft

#4. Padar Island, Indonesia

If you are an adventurous couple that loves nature, Padar is the perfect destination!

This dream island has incredible white, pink and black sand beaches. And the breathtaking view you’ll see after the 30-minute walk to the top will leave you speechless!

Padar is still quite remote, which makes it the perfect place for those looking for a paradise island. Labuan Bajo is the closest city and there are tours that leave daily for visits of one, two or three days. The best time to explore the island is from April to June and from September to November.

There are few tourists who visit the island every day, making it an incredible place for a romantic adventure. & Nbsp.

Where to stay in Labuan Bajo:

Splurge: Plataran Komodo Beach Resort
Budget: Le Pirate Floating Hotel

#5. Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a unique paradise, hidden between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, on the north coast of Italy. Its rocky and picturesque trails will leave you speechless!
It is a fantastic romantic place and will remain in your memories, like a dream. Everything in this place screams romance: food, wine, colorful houses, the sea, and the green mountains!

Where to stay in Cinque Terre:

Splurge: The First – Riomaggiore
Budget: Manarolavistamare – Studio Suite Vermentino

#6. Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is one of the most romantic destinations to explore with your loved one. The Botanical Garden of Kyoto has an impressive landscape and is full of incredible colors in all seasons: the perfect place to walk with your partner. If you can visit during the spring, you can enjoy a romantic boat ride on the Okazaki Canal, full of cherry blossoms.

Where to stay in Kyoto:

Splurge: Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku
Budget: T/(東) 

#7. Maldives

The Maldives is located between southwest India and Sri Lanka. They are known as one of the most romantic archipelagos in the world.

Dan and I were lucky enough to visit this paradise a few years ago: here you can enjoy white sand beaches, admire a rich and incredible marine life and a crystalline blue sea, with such an intense color that you will not believe it is real. !

You can dive during the day and then relax on the beach while drinking a glass of champagne and admire a wonderful sunset at night. The colors here will remind you of the most impressive paintings you have ever seen.

Where to stay in the Maldives:

Splurge: Baros
Budget: Whitesand Dhigurah

#8. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is the real-life inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

If you want to live a fairytale dream, you must visit it! It is one of the few places on Earth that looks like a storybook illustration, with its towers, towers, and frescoes.

It is always the perfect time to visit the romantic Neuschwanstein Castle: covered with snow or shining in the summer sun, you will always leave with unforgettable memories.

Where to stay near Neuschwanstein Castle:

Splurge: Hotel Das Rübezahl
Budget: Hotel Alpenglühn

#9. Big Sur, California

This 130-kilometer stretch of road between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Hearst Castle is one of the most unforgettable on the coast of the world. The classic Big Sur tour is the perfect romantic tour: it will have mountains on one side and rocky cliffs and beautiful beaches on the other, making it one of the most romantic destinations for couples.

Where to stay near Big Sur:

Splurge: Ventana Big Sur
Budget: Rancho Vista Retreat

#10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

You will know how special and unique Bora Bora is when you land: what you will see when you leave the airport on the island will leave you speechless. The bright blue and green tones of the water are unreal, and it will be love at first sight!

Waking up in one of the bungalows on the water will make you feel like you are the owner of everyone. Not to mention the perfect white beaches and thousands of tropical fish in coral gardens. Add to that the unforgettable experience of swimming with sharks and giant rays, and you will live one of the most romantic experiences the world has to offer!

Where to stay in Bora Bora:

Splurge: Le Meridien Bora Bora
Budget: Sunset Hill Lodge

#11. Northern Lights, Iceland

Iceland is one of the best countries to experience the magic of the northern lights. The best time to experience this incredible natural event is during the coldest months, between November and January.

Dress warmly, as you will not enjoy your Northern Lights experience as much as if you were cold!

Where to stay in Iceland:

Splurge: Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Budget: 22 Hill Hotel

#12. Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, known as the garden island, is the perfect romantic place if you want to get away from everything and everyone! It has it all: beautiful lonely beaches, colorful gardens, amazing waterfalls, and amazing resorts. Not to mention that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

No matter what you like to do, here you will find something for you: walk to one of the many waterfalls, spend the day at one of the remote beaches scattered around the island or enjoy the day by the pool.

There is no better way to spend quality time with your loved one.

It will be an experience you can never forget!

Where to stay in Kauai:

Splurge: The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Budget: Charm and comfort in lovely Princeville

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