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16 Romantic Places On Earth To Surprise Your Significant Other


Sufinas •  Sep 19, 2016


Oh, amour. Love is a many splendored thing, but so are holidays. And travelling. Put them together and you can’t help but look for the most romantic places in the world to travel to with your loved one(s).
Credit: Giphy 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, France
Credit: 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
Credit: Dorchester Collection 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!
Credit: Dorchester CollectionOfficial Website: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/le-meurice/
2. Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Credit: 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.
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Credit: Sirenuse 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
Credit: Sirenuse 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?
Credit: Sirenuse Official Website: http://sirenuse.it/en
3. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is a breath of fresh air when compared to its more ‘city’ counterparts like Tokyo and Osaka. Free from skyscrapers and the like, Kyoto is reminiscent of old Japan, and full of Japanese culture and heritage. Stroll with your loved one in a rented kimono around the Gion district and take pictures at the beautiful Shimbashi, noted to be the most beautiful street in the whole of Japan, especially during the Sakura season.
Don’t forget to visit the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha and the beautiful Arashiyama Bamboo Forest while you’re there! Also be sure to have tea at the many quaint teahouses around, or indulge in delicious Japanese kaiseki and desserts! Kyoto is one destination that will truly leave your heart aflutter! ❤️ Where to Stay? Hoshinoya, Kyoto
Credit: Miner8 Located at beautiful Arashiyama, Hoshinoya Kyoto was built from a riverside villa with perfectly preserved scenery. Accessible via a private boat, Hoshinoya is a hotel designed like a traditional ryokan where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Credit: Hoshinoya Kyoto Secluded, yet surrounded by all that mother nature has to offer, find yourself and your loved one feeling at peace with yourselves, and take in everything the hotel has to offer. Romantic walks around the gardens are a given here, and so are serene nights. Official Website: http://hoshinoyakyoto.jp/en/
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Credit: 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!
Credit: Whus Dvrlists 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
Credit: Augustine Hotel 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.
Credit: Augustine Hotel 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. Official Website: http://www.augustinehotel.com/
5. Maldives
Credit: Kiss in Maldives Are you a fan of the blue sea, soft sandy beaches, colourful untouched corals and private islands that promise nothing but a romantic, private getaway? Welcome to Maldives (surprised?), a dream getaway location for many honeymooners and lovers out there!
Credit: Como Hotels If scuba diving, surfing, swimming or simply sun tanning makes your heart flutter, then this is the perfect place for you. Maldives is home to some of the worlds best coral reefs and is the perfect spot to swim with dolphins, spot whale sharks and discover everything the underwater world has to offer.Where to Stay? Cocoa Island Resort, Maldives
Credit: Como Hotels Cocoa Island Resort is set on a small private island, featuring 33 overwater villas that are each shaped like a Maldivian fishing boat that allows you to jump right into the turquoise lagoon below and explore the beautiful house reef. Complete with an exceptional spa and delicious local cuisine, make sure to top your stay off with a romantic dinner at a secluded, private area, all planned out beautifully by the hotel to make your experience even more memorable!
Credit: Como HotelsOfficial Website: http://www.comohotels.com/cocoaisland/
6. 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.
Credit: Adriablue Collection 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? Villa Dubrovnik
Credit: Villa Dubrovnik 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.
Credit: Villa DubrovnikOfficial Website: http://www.villa-dubrovnik.hr/tradition-reborn
7. Venice, Italy
Credit: 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
Credit: The Gritti Palace 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.
Credit: The Gritti PalaceOfficial Website: http://www.thegrittipalace.com/
8. Santorini, Greek Islands
Credit: 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
Credit: Canaves 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.
Credit: Canaves 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 Official Website: http://canaves.com/canaves-oia-suites/
9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Credit: 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.
Credit: Tourist Destinations 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
Credit: Four Seasons 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!
Credit: Four SeasonsOfficial Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/borabora
10. Marrakech, Morocco
Credit: 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.
Credit: Hooked on Everything 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
Credit: Royal Mansour 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!
Credit: Royal Mansour 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 ? Official Website: http://www.royalmansour.com/en/
11. Bali, Indonesia
Credit: Viceroy Bali Bali is another top choice for honeymooners out there, and it’s pretty obvious as to why! There’s just something magical about being in Bali, also known as the Island of Gods. Rich with tradition and culture with natural beauty and sceneries to die for, you’re sure to be enchanted by everything Bali has to offer.
Credit: Viceroy Bali Explore the many temples in Bali Island to discover more about the culture of Bali, enjoy the beautiful rice fields and sip on local coffee, explore the famous volcanoes in the area and admire the stunning views from above. Make sure to end the day surfing on the famous beaches and watch the sunset with your loved one over a romantic seaside dinner. Where to Stay? Viceroy Bali Luxury Villas, Ubud
Credit: Viceroy Bali Viceroy Bali is a sanctuary for couples and travellers alike. There are only 25 pool villas available, each secluded in lush greenery and overlooking a stunning ravine. Anyone who wishes for absolute peace and tranquility would find heaven here!
Credit: Viceroy Bali Imagine swimming in the beautiful infinity pool that overlooks the valley, and then dining high in a treetop canopy at one of the best restaurants on the island. With gorgeous and huge villas like these, we wouldn't blame you if you refuse to leave!Official Website: http://www.viceroybali.com/en
12. Phuket, Thailand
Credit: Sunhill Phuket A well known hot spot for travellers from all around the world, the name Phuket itself can excite just about anybody as there’s something for everybody here. Whether you’re a beach goer, a shopper, a wannabe muay thai fighter or a couple looking for all things romantic, Phuket is for you!
Credit: Sri Panwa It’s budget friendly, with tons of delicious thai food *slurps, thai massage parlours and spas available all around. Not to mention that its beaches are stunning, with equally clear waters that makes it perfect for scuba diving or snorkelling! Where to Stay? Sri Panwa, Phuket
Credit: Sri Panwa Located atop of Cape Panwa with amazing views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket, Sri Panwa occupies the entire Cape Panwa peninsula and is a calm oasis for privacy seekers and couples. With villas that sit 40 meters above sea level, guests are given the pleasure to soak in the stunning views of the Andaman sea and surrounding islands.
Credit: Sri Panwa Island hop via speedboat to nearby Racha, Coral and Lone Island, shop and eat at the nearby Phuket Town, or enjoy elephant trekking along the jungle for a more exotic treat! Official Website:http://www.sripanwa.com/pool-villa-phuket-5-star-hotel.html
13. Rome, Italy
Credit: 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!
Credit: Luc Mercelis 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’! <3 Where to Stay? Palazzo Manfredi
Credit: Palazzo Manfredi 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. Official Website: http://www.palazzomanfredi.com/en/
14. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Credit: 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!
Credit: Anna and Michal 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
Credit: No Destinations 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.
Credit: Waldorf Astoria 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 Official Website:http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/netherlands/waldorf-astoria-amsterdam-AMSWAWA/index.htm
15. Istanbul, Turkey
Credit: 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
Credit: Kempinski 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.
Credit: Kempinski 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. Official Website: https://www.kempinski.com/en/istanbul/ciragan-palace/
16. Reykjavík, Iceland
Credit: Moyan Brenn Last but definitely not least, Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland, yet considered very small when compared to the size of cities in the rest of the world. The city centre is characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, and loaded with beautiful art, museums, rich culinary choices and funky cafes and bars!
Credit: Moyan Brenn Rent a car or book a tour to visit the Blue Lagoon, where you can relax in warm waters of a natural geothermal pool, surrounded by snowy mountains and amazing lava fields! Make sure to catch the stunning Northern Lights between late August to April, and If you and your partner are adventurous, make sure to tour the beautiful Ice Cave in Vatnajökull! All these sights may require a trip out of the capital itself, but they are definitely worth waiting for! Where to Stay? Hotel Rangá, Southern Iceland
Credit: Heather Buckley An hour drive out of Reykjavík, Hotel Rangá is a luxury countryside hotel located between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, in the middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. A log cabin style hotel, it is the perfect spot for couples who are looking for an intimate atmosphere and first class views of the Northern Lights! Official Website: http://www.hotelranga.is/ 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. <3 And we hope that you and your loved one are now inspired (or tempted) to visit these beautiful locations!