Love is always in the air. Surely, couples traveling and exploring the world beyond will back us up on this. There will still be a specific place and a particular adventure that will definitely want to make you fall in love, if not harder than ever. This 2019, we’ve narrowed down our top picks for the best vacation spots for couples.
Have you found that particular spot with your special someone? If not, we’ve got you covered. Already have a favorite place? Well, rediscover your passions for each other in this new year with new destinations to explore. There are plenty of places to capture the magic.
For every couple out there is a plethora of choices. Take a pick from the salt scented romance sung by the ocean waves to the woodsy serenity whispered in the nature’s landscape. Yearn to love and love more as you travel around the world with your significant other this year. Onward with couple goals for this year.
A Napa Valley Retreat for Couples Traveling
There’s always something new to discover in Napa Valley. Surrounded by wineries, restaurants, and downright extravagant hotels. As one of the world’s premier viticultural regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon, the valley truly deserves a place for one of the best vacation spots for couples.
Embark on a wine tasting tour in the beautiful scenery of Calistoga, and even marvel at the magical Calistoga Balloons which you can ride for a flight or two to further savor the majestic views of the valley.
Up for a date night? Visit celebrity chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Napa Valley in the town of Yountville and indulge yourself with dishes such as Sonoma duck confit with wild mustard greens. Retire at the end of the day’s grandeur at Auberge du Soleil, the quintessential Napa Valley adult getaway where the rooms which are furnished with large stone fireplaces and private hot tubs.
Stroll Down Savannah’s Memory Lane
The oldest city on the US state of Georgia, Savannah holds a few notable historic buildings that attract millions of couples traveling each year. 18th-century founder, James Oglethorpe left a legacy of 21 garden-filled public squares ringed by antebellum townhouses, a model of Southern grace.
Located at Savannah’s Historic District, Ballastone Inn provides a romantic escape to the most exceptional historic Savannah hotel lodging. If you’re looking for a more modernize place, Andaz Savannah, a boutique hotel, is within a block of Ellis Square, City Market, River Street, famous Broughton Street shopping and the city’s nightlife and entertainment.
Discover up-and-coming artists at ShopSCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s boutique where you can shop for jewelry and handbags for souvenirs, and at the Jepson Center for the Arts which is a contemporary-art space by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie.
Discover Istanbul’s Urban Destination
A city made for wandering, Istanbul is perfect for couples traveling. A place quite alluring in the quaint neighborhoods on the European side of the strait, explore open-air restaurants, crowded bazaars, and Bosporus. Here, you’ll find yourself swooning at every turn.
Enjoy a meal at Mangerie, a rooftop spot in the Bebek district. Or go for a detour at the Rumeli Hisari fortress that has panoramic views of the strait. After dark, drop by Anjelique, a sultry waterside club set against the glowing Baroque Ortaköy Mosque.
Retire for the night at one of the new hotels like: the 10 Karaköy, in 1875 Neoclassical building now modern and stocked with Malin & Goetz toiletries; the St. Regis decorated with contemporary Turkish sculptures and paintings, or the Raffles Istanbul that has a 33,000-square-foot spa equipped with three hammams and two pools.
Enter the Ethereal Beauty of Bali
In the land of impossible beauty, find solace as you sink your feet onto powdery sand that stretches for miles, overlooking thatch-roofed bungalows set on stilts over crystal-blue lagoons. With wide beaches, elaborate Hindu temples, and terraced rice paddies, there is no doubt that this is one of the best spots for couples.
Are you looking for a scene? Anantara Seminyak is perfect with its rooftop restaurant, MoonLite Kitchen and Bar. Here, you can enjoy live music as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Have your breath taken by the southernmost point of the island’s Bukit Peninsula. There are views there from one of Bali’s most sacred temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, which commands a cliff above the surf.
Lose Yourself at Los Cabos’ Haven
Unwind with a chilly Pacifico beer and a succulent shrimp taco in a quiet spot in Los Cabos or treat yourself at Baja Peninsula’s tip where the desert blooms with luxe resorts. One of them being Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, that has poolside cabanas, a ceviche bar, and rooms with stone floors. On the other hand, Thompson Hotels’ first resort, the Cape, has breathtaking views of El Arco rock formation.
Finally, experience a once-in-a-lifetime view of humpback whales migrating right offshore, a truly magical moment for couples to witness.
Be one with nature at Kerala, India
For many couple travelers, Kerala is South India’s most beautiful place. It is also the birthplace of Ayurveda, a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.
In this lush South Indian state, you’ll find Kumarakom Lake Resort set on 25 acres next to Lake Vembanad. It features 49 villas with traditional details that were created from century-old ancestral homes. Meanwhile, Ettukettu offers spicy curries and exotic ice creams to sample on as you get ready to go to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary filled with storks, herons, egrets, and parrots.
Rent one of the property’s thatched-roof houseboats for a tour of the area’s palm-lined fields and Hindu temples and be at peace at day, floating past villages and fishing canoes and find solace at night on the shimmering lake.
Immerse Into Nova Scotia’s Culture
Nothing beats an adventure on the road. Embrace the spirit of the perfect road trip at Canada’s Nova Scotia where Acadian fishing villages stud the province’s French shore and the coastline roads have nonstop panoramas.
Fall in the rhythm of the sea as you drive around along the soundtrack of crashing waves and learn more about the culture that ranges from traditional to avant-garde. Discover art galleries and candle-lit restaurants in salt-worn wooden houses at almost every cove. Lastly, a sunrise sail on Halifax Harbour is worth the trip.