Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations

Searching for the perfect romantic getaway? Needing a romantic destination to pop the question? How about a destination Wedding? Looking for some honeymoon inspiration?

Virtuoso recently surveyed their A-list agents, a network of more than 11,000 luxury-travel specialists, to find the most romantic hot spots in the world! This list forms the perfect guide for couples looking for their ideal trip of a lifetime.

1. French Polynesia

For the third year in a row Tahiti, Bora Bora and the 118 islands in this South Pacific archipelago have claimed the number one spot. With over-water bungalows, gorgeous blue waters, world-class snorkelling and diving, and the most stunning beaches it is no wonder that French Polynesia is considered the top honeymoon destination! Featured Hotel: Four Seasons Bora Bora

2. Italy

However you define the sweet life, Italy satiates the appetite. Feed your passion for authentic cuisine, which varies by region, and feast your eyes on Roman ruins and art by masters like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci in museums around the country. Italy simply is a feast for all of your senses and is the perfect romantic getaway for lovers of food, art and history. Featured Hotel: Le Sirenuse, Positano

3. St. Lucia

This mountainous island has more to offer than just its calming beaches bordered by luxurious lodgings. An emerald gem in the Caribbean Ocean, Saint Lucia brings the best in island life to the table. For couples looking for some adventure with their romance, St Lucia offers plenty of wildlife sightings, zip-lining, horseback riding and hiking to secluded waterfalls! Featured Hotel: Jade Mountain

4. Maui

The second-largest of Hawaii’s islands offers something for everyone, yes, but a vacation in Maui is perhaps especially suited for more active couples. Snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, surfing, helicopter touring, and sailing are all common activities. Why not go and see for yourself what makes Maui the best of the Hawaiian Islands. Featured Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

5. South Africa

See the sunset over the ocean on Table Mountain, which towers above the multicultural port of Cape Town. Hang ten in Camps Bay or head south for whale watching in Schuster’s Bay and a peek at the penguins nesting on Boulder’s Beach. For a life changing experience, fly to Kruger National Park to observe buffalo, elephants, leopards, and lions courting their mates in the African bush. The ultimate romantic safari destination! Featured Hotel: Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park

6. Maldives

All resorts in the Maldives are on their own island — leaving you feeling like you are lost in paradise. The waters are warm, the visibility on dives is incredible, and it’s considered one of the globe’s top honeymoon destinations for its beauty and serenity. For the ultimate in luxurious and romance it is hard to beat the Maldives. Featured Hotel: Gili Lankanfushi

7. Mexico

Calling all latin lovers! If you adore the outdoors, you’ll love Mexico, home to sand and sea resorts like Cancun, Acapulco, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta. The beaches here are incredible and with thousands of resorts to choose from you will find your dream romantic getaway destination!! Featured Hotel: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta De Mita

8. Fiji

Tthe sandy beaches of Fiji are much more fun with a companion. With more than 300 isles, cozy seclusion shouldn’t be hard to find. Feeling sociable? Arrange a tour of a traditional village. Offshore, see spectacular soft corals at dive sites like the Somosomo Strait, where you might spot a shark, and Beqa Lagoon. Featured Hotel: Laucala Island

9. Dominican Republic

Tarzan and Jane adrenaline junkies can hike and mountain bike in the Caribbean’s highest peaks, go white water rafting, trek to the waterfalls of Damajagua, or indulge in watersports along the Dominican Republic’s coast. Nature enthusiasts flock to the national parks and Lake Enriquillo, home to flamingos and crocodiles. In Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World, take a spin on the dance floor at a meringue club in the Zona Colonial. A Caribbean paradise perfect for all of your romantic vacations! Featured Hotel: Eden Roc at Cap Cana

10. British Virgin Islands

With some 40 isles, the BVIs boast paradisiacal coves and intimate bays. Pirates like Blackbeard once plied these Caribbean waters, but today, they’re a haven for yachts and sailboats. Splash among giant beach boulders at the Baths on Virgin Gorda, dine on curry-stuffed roti in Tortola’s Road Town, sing along to reggae tunes at Foxy’s beach bar on Jost Van Dyke, and snorkel in sea caves at Norman Island. The perfect place to sail off into the sunset together! Featured Hotel: Necker Island

 

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