It's always exciting to plan for your travels, but what's more exciting is when you plan for that something special, your honeymoon. Still have not decided on a destination yet? Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or a honeymoon location, here are a few of the most romantic places to stay at around the world! ❤️
1. Paris, FranceCredit: Moyan Brenn
Paris is one of the first places lovers all around the world flock to in the hopes of days and nights filled with romance. And romantic, is it not? To be in the city of love itself! Take a stroll with your loved one and find yourself seduced by this beautiful city.
Explore museums and iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower
and The Louvre
, dine like a true Parisian, or simply get lost in all that Paris has to offer.
Where to stay?
Le Meurice, Paris
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Located between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, Le Meurice is an extravagantly beautiful hotel with decors of spectacular opulence that is guaranteed to take your breath away. A Dorchester Collection, and known to be one of the most famous hotels in Paris, start your day with a trip to the Louvre, and then dine like Parisian royalty in the famous two Michelin-Star Restaurant; Le Meurice Alain Ducasse (halal food available upon request), all before retiring to your stunningly decorated suite. It just can’t get any better than this!
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2. Positano, Amalfi Coast, ItalyCredit: Jet Settera
A stunning coast akin to the famous Santorini in Greece, Positano is a vertical town where visitors explore the place along flights of steps instead of roads. Known to be the most picturesque and photogenic town in Italy, Positano is likely to seduce you with its cascade of peach, pink and white colours of the Mediterranean houses, all overlooking the blue sea.
If the view itself isn’t enough to charm you already, the chic hotels, fashionable boutiques and delectable restaurants around will definitely win you over! This place is beautiful during the day and at night, making it one of the most perfect choices for a romantic getaway!
Where to stay?
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Despite being one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, Le Sirenuse still manages to preserve the intimate and cultured atmosphere of an Italian home. It overlooks the bay of Positano, and is decorated to make you feel extremely comfortable throughout your stay. Did we mention that it also houses its own Michelin-starred restaurant; La Sponda?
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3. Prague, Czech RepublicCredit: Augustine Hotel
Prague isn't one of the first places that’ll come to mind when you think about romance. But unbeknownst to some, Prague is actually the most romantic city in the whole of Europe, and that is saying something! With breath-taking views and amazing architecture, gorgeous art and so much history in one city, just being here and walking hand in hand with your loved one along the many cobblestone streets would feel like something akin to a fairy tale come to life!
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Take a stroll along the back streets of Prague’s old town, visit castles and museums or simply stroll through the beautiful Petrin Park
; did you know that it is actually a Czech tradition to kiss your loved one under a blossoming cherry tree on the 1st
of May as it is declared as the ‘day of love’
? How romantic can it get!? ❤️
Where to Stay?
Augustine Hotel, Prague
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The Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Prague between the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge in the beautiful Lesser Town district. It also boasts stunning views of the courtyards, the monastery chapel and Prague Castle.
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Elegantly designed, The Augustine is created from seven buildings that have historical significance. If you’re a lover of history and everything luxurious, this is definitely the perfect hotel for you.
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Romantic and radiating old world charm and beauty, there’s something absolutely mystical about Dubrovnik that is guaranteed to leave you in awe. Dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik is one of the most well preserved medieval cities in the world, dating back to the 16th
century. Dubrovnik’s old town is beautifully lined with marble streets, Baroque churches contained within medieval walls, surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Adriatic sea.
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Learn about the rise and fall of Dubrovnik, roam along the many pedestrian only streets while soaking in the magical sights around you, or relax on the beach after a long day of sightseeing. Oh, did we mention that the famous series, Game Of Thrones was also filmed in Dubrovnik? (The Red Keep and House of the Undying just to name a few?)
Where to Stay?
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Located on the cliffs above the prestigious St. Jacob precinct and overlooking the crystal blue-turquoise waters of the Adriatic, Villa Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most exclusive boutique hotel. Located away from the main tourist hub, yet still conveniently located just minutes away from the Old City and other cultural landmarks, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with bougainvillea and oleander to bring out the romantic in you.
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5. Venice, ItalyCredit: Anns Fine Gifts blor
What would a list full of romantic places be if Venice isn’t in the picture? An exquisite city of marble built on a vibrant lagoon, Venice enchants with its beautiful labyrinthine streets, Gothic palazzo, vibrant art and antique museums. Romantic gondola rides that punt past beautiful Renaissance and baroque buildings is a must do for lovers out there, as well as watching the sunset on St Mark’s Square.Credit: Lapalazzina Veneziana
Explore the Dorsoduro
and shop in quiet alleys for romantic gifts, or catch a performance or two at the Theatre La Fenice
. Make sure to share some delicious gelato while discovering all the history and culture that Venice has to offer! There’s also something hopelessly romantic about getting lost in the streets of Venice, so don’t dwell but simply embrace the beauty of it all.
Where to Stay?
The Gritti Palace
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The Gritti Palace is located on the most beautiful stretch of the Grand Canal, right across the water from Santa Maria della Salute, one of Venice’s grandest churches. Conveniently located close to the main attractions of Venice, the best way to travel to this fine hotel is via water taxi. It is a place of exceptional art and elegance, yet still intimate and retains its old world charm.
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6. Santorini, Greek IslandsCredit: Found the World
Santorini is another dream location for lovers and honeymooners alike. What could arguably be better than arriving via the sea to a sight of contrasting blues and whites, surrounded by crystal clear waters? Santorini sits in the Aegean Sea, roughly between Athens and Crete and is known for the large cluster of whitewashed buildings that goes high up and spills down the cliff side, with amazing views from both land and sea.
Walk hand in hand with your lover along the steps of the craters edge, and admire the stunning views from anywhere you stand. Santorini is all about the romance and spending quality time doing nothing but admiring the beautiful sunset, archeology visits or cruising along the volcanic islands.
Where to Stay?
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites
The Canaves Oia is set on top of Oia’s hillside with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the Caldera. It is placed at the northwest tip of Santorini Island, and houses a large living area and private plunge pool, taking advantage of the beautiful sights surrounding it.
Be prepared to splurge when you stay at this luxury accommodation, as it is elegantly designed, with personal service directed to each suite and guest staying with the hotel. But it's just worth the splurge, as it is certainly one of the most stunning hotels in the equally stunning Santorini Island? #worthit
7. Bora Bora, French PolynesiaCredit: Four Seasons
A small South Pacific island located northwest of Tahiti in the French Polynesia, Bora Bora will make you believe in love at first sight once more. Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world, or at least it has been awarded that title. And how could it not, with its perfect white sand beaches, emerald waters protected by coral reef’s, blossoming hibiscus’ and beautiful marine life, and an ancient volcano; Mount Otemanu
to top it all off.
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Over the top indulgence is Bora Bora’s signature, hence why visitors flock to visit it all year round. The ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is a honeymooners dream, with activities like snorkelling and diving in the turquoise lagoon waters and overwater bungalows that will undoubtedly make you swoon. This is one island that will forever have a place in your heart- we guarantee it!
Where to Stay?
Four Seasons Bora Bora
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One of the more premier resort options in Bora Bora, The Four Seasons Bora Bora is located on the northeastern side of the island along the outer coral reef, making it an amazing spot for diving and spotting manta rays and whale sharks. The overwater bungalows feature a glass-panel floor for you to have front seat views of the marine-life below! They also feature walls made of volcanic stone and décor made from mother of pearl. Talk about luxurious!
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8. Marrakech, MoroccoCredit: Inspired Luxury Escapes
If you’re looking for a romantic spot that's a little different, yet oozes a magical atmosphere reminiscent to the Arabian Nights, look no further than beautiful Marrakech in northwestern Morocco! Famous for its lively souks, delicious food, traditional Moorish architecture and most of all, the Moroccan hospitality, Marrakech will keep you happily on your toes with the constant hustle and bustle of this gorgeous city.
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Indulge in a couples hammam session at any of the many spas in the city, be entertained by belly dancers, snake charmers and road side musicians, or take a hot air balloon ride for breathtaking sights of the High Atlas
during sunrise or sunset! There's just so much to see here in this colourful city, so indulge in the culture and get to know the locals for an inside look at what Marrakech has to offer.Where to Stay?
Royal Mansour Marrakech
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Luxurious and impeccably beautiful, Royal Mansour Marrakech was commissioned by Morocco’s king himself to create the most lavish hotel. And lavish it truly is! Guests don’t only get a room, but an entire riad
(a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard! *gasp!) to themselves! True to Moroccan design, the architecture and design of the hotel is intricate, and just so beautiful that it might just take your breath away!
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With acres of beautiful Moorish gardens, and a special hammam spa that looks just as glorious as it would feel, we’re sure that you’ll have a truly glorious stay here in the Royal Mansour. We’re gonna go pack our bags immediately ?
9. Rome, ItalyCredit: David Jones
Too many beautiful cities in Italy. Too much romance in this beautiful country! To add another Italian city to the list, Rome is a must visit for an enchanting holiday. A must visit? The iconic Trevi Fountain
. Legend has it that it can make wishes come true!
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Make sure to walk along the Spanish Steps
for a stunning view over Rome, as the ‘passeggiata’
(*ahem, a leisurely stroll) is the most romantic thing to do in Rome. Trastevere
is a beautiful narrow street that screams true Roman culture, and Piazza Navona
is also a must visit for everything Baroque. Savour chocolates, visit the famous Coliseum
and the Vatican
, discover quirky shops and intimate restaurants and make sure to dine on heart shaped pizzas in the ‘Eternal City’! <3Where to Stay?
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Neighbouring the famous Coliseum, and standing right above The Great Game, or Ludus Magnus- the largest and most important gladiator school in all of Rome during the olden days, Palazzo Manfredi is a place of history and Roman culture through and through.
10. Amsterdam, NetherlandsCredit: Bert Kauffman
Amsterdam, similar to Venice, is a city full of canals that make up for a truly romantic atmosphere. It’s a place full of historical allure, with seventeenth-century buildings and beautiful art, where travelling by bicycle or boat is the way to go. Cruise the illuminated canals, visit the famous Van Gogh Museum
and shower your loved one with flowers at the only floating Flower Market
in the world!
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Visit the De Magere Brug
(The Skinny Bridge) and share a kiss with your loved one here, as it’s said that kissing your lover on the bridge will bring luck to your relationship, and that it’ll last forever <3. Gah, I melt.
Where to Stay?
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
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Comprised of six amazing canal side mansions converted into a luxurious hotel that oozes grace and style, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is located at Amsterdam’s most impressive canal; Herengracht Canal
! Preserving its Dutch heritage, yet coupled with today’s modern design, this hotel is conveniently located nearby luxury shops, museums and theatres, and a UNESCO protected private garden at back.
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It’s fine pieces are preserved so well that you’d have to look twice to realize you’re in a hotel and not a beautifully curated museum. You also get complimentary bikes to travel around the city with during your stay! :D
11. Istanbul, TurkeyCredit: Moyan Brenn
Turkey is a place where many historical figures and empires (namely the Ottomans, Romans and Byzantines) have all left their mark. If you’re a lover of epic history, Istanbul is the best place to begin your ‘lesson’. Discover Turkish history and architecture when you visit the old part of the city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) where the sprawling Topkapi Palace
, the beautiful Hagia Sophia
and the stunning Blue Mosque
are a must visit.
Credit: Moyan Brenn
For some lively local shopping, the famous Grand Bazaar
(Kapali Carsi) and Spice Market
should be your first few choices, not forgetting the famous Taksim Square
. Explore the Bebek
neighbourhood’s intriguing waterfront and luxury boutiques, or take a romantic cruise on the Bosphorus
strait that separates the European part from the Asian part of Istanbul and admire the beauty that is Istanbul.
Where to Stay?
Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Çirağan Palace was once a residence for Ottoman sultans located on the European shore of the Bosphorus. Now it has been converted into a luxurious hotel, yet still retains its regal atmosphere, decked with elegant antiques that evoke the opulence of the Ottoman Era.
Guest rooms either overlook the stunning Bosphorus or the Yildiz Park which was once a hunting forest for the sultans. Wow, talk about living the life of a royalty.
So whether you plan to spend the day lounging on the beach, having romantic dinners by the sea side, getting lost in beautiful cities or simply cuddling with your loved one in beautiful surroundings, we hope you’ll forever be full of love and light❤️ And we hope that you and your loved one are now inspired (or tempted) to visit these beautiful locations!