Traveling makes you more understanding and open to new ideas. It also offers you the opportunity to unearth unique experiences. Couples who explore new places together are most likely to keep the romance alive in their relationship.
Here are the 12 best places for couples to travel. You can choose one of them and then book your tickets and travel together.
You can go snorkeling, diving, surfing – kite surfing as well – wild-water rafting, and more in Kuta, a popular beach destination. The sunrise hike up Mount Batur, an active volcano in the Kintamani highlands, will lift your spirits. Bali also has several spectacular Hindu temples.
Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
In Split, on the Dalmatian coast, you can visit museums, galleries, shop, or have couples therapy. Nearby Brac is famous for the Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach. In Hvar, you can see vast fields of lavender, vineyards, and ancient olive trees, or sail on a yacht. Vis, a remote, rocky island, is known for its sunlit caves, undisturbed beaches, and succulent lobster. Dubrovnik is a postcard-perfect idyllic old town while Dalmatian has a captivating landscape.
Santa Fe, New Mexico (U.S.)
Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, nestled in the Sangre de Cristo mountains, has scenic spots, narrow walkaways, charming adobe architecture, and museums.
Canyon Road, the famed historic district, is home to many art galleries and studios. You can shop for jewelry, and dine at great restaurants. The 20th century Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is worth a visit.
Santa Fe is for couples who like to deepen their bond while exploring the art scenea.
Part of the Cycladic islands, it has a vivid rocky landscape, multicolored cliffs, dreamy whitewashed houses, gorgeous sunsets, and red and black volcanic beaches. You can explore the ancient ruins, visit vineyards, or eat at restaurants facing the sea. The seaside village of Kamari is known for its long black sand beach and an open-air cinema. Located 200 steps below Ola is Amoudi Bay, known for great swims, sunbathing, and cliff-jumping.
Uvita, Costa Rica
The main attraction is the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, the temporary home of humpback whales. Playa Bahia Ballena, Playa Pinuela, Playa Colonia, and Playa Uvita are the four popular but virtually deserted beaches there. You can go snorkeling by eye-popping coral reefs, watch colorful birds, or visit stunning waterfalls.
In September, there is a two-week Whale and Dolphin Festival. You can also take part in cycling and beach volleyball. In February, the Envision Festival, held in a jungle, will encourage you two to discover your bohemian spirits.
Take a dip in the cenotes, caves filled with crystal clear water, and marvel at a cobalt blue cenote in the center of the Laguna Kaan Luum lagoon. Visit Tulum ruins in the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean.
Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka’an is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Travel to the ruins of Coba, with views of the jungle and the Nohoch Mul pyramid.
Northern Safari Circuit, Tanzania
It is ideal for couples who want to immerse themselves in nature, visiting Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
You can watch the sun rise and set, climb hills, go bird watching, see wild animals chasing prey, meet the Masai tribe, or just stroll around.
New York City, New York (USA)
Start at the famous Central Park. Carriage rides, boat rides, and the Conservatory Garden make the park magical. Empire State Building is also a popular spot to see the city. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Top of the Rock, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, The High Line, and Manhattan Skyline are other places that you can visit. Tiffany’s offers a perfect jewelry piece for your partner.
Spread over 118 small islands, Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage property. Famous for architectural masterpieces, winding canals, and cozy bridges, the city boasts incredible sights, including the works of Renaissance artists Giovanni, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, and Paolo Veronese. Ponte dei Sospiri, known in English as Bridge of Sighs, is a perfect place for romantic kisses. And you can also follow the tradition of kissing your partner when passing under this bridge in a gondola.
Molokai, Hawaii (USA)
At Kalaupapa National Historical Park you can ride down 1,700 feet of high sea cliffs. Papohaku Beach Park, the longest white sand beach in Hawaii, is rarely crowded, except during the annual Hula festival. The Halawa Valley boasts lush mountains, waterfalls, a beach park with two coves, and a two-mile trail on which you can see the double-tiered Mooula falls, one of the largest in Hawaii.
Saint Lucia, Caribbean Sea
You can dive, snorkel or hike in the jungles of the protected Anse Chastanet Marine National Park. Visit the Pitons, two forested volcanic peaks, towering over the town of Soufriere, and Sulphur Springs Park, with its warm sulfur-laden steamy waters. Hike to Fort Rodney to get a clear view of the ocean and Rodney Bay.
Anse Volbert is one of the most popular beaches here. For snorkeling, swim to a small islet called Chauve-Souris, where you can savor traditional creole food.
Mahe, the largest and the busiest island, Mahe is famous for its splendid beaches and the Morne Seychellois National Park. You can trek up Morne Seychellois, the highest peak in Seychelles. The granite Cousin Island is a paradise for bird-lovers.