Summer is at its height, and it’s precisely at this time that many of us dream about idyllic escapes to spend time with our significant other. Here’s our list of favourite destinations to while away time, and get jiggy wit it.
Prime example right here, Taumeasina Island Resort featured as one of the honeymoon destinations on the current series of MAFS! That’s Married At First Sight for the uninitiated. Martha and Michael and their new noses were greeted by Samoan princes in traditional costume, frolicked under waterfalls, in dreamy hotel pools and had candlelit dinners in the island paradise that is Samoa. Get there!
There’s no better destination for a weekend rendezvous than the Gold Coast hinterland. Misty mountains, excuses to sleep in, and gorgeous views across the National Parks of the Scenic Rim – all the best ingredients for an unforgettable stay with bae. Binna Burra Lodge.
This destination doesn’t even have to try to maintain its title as the world’s most perfect honeymoon destination. Genetically gifted with secluded islands, abundant hotel choices and over-water bungalows galore – you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option. I Do! Here.
There’s nowhere as romantic as Autumn in New York – that’s why there’s a Richard Gere film of the same moniker. And Frank Sinatra sang about how Autumn in New York brings the promise of new love. Grab yourself some fluffy robes, some take out and spend the night in with your lover in greatest city in the world. Sanctuary Hotel, NY.
Lovers that travel together, stay together – Anonymous
Can’t choose just one island to run away with your better half? You needn’t with the Greek Islands! You can hop your way around some of the most romantic islands in the world – with morning dips in the bluest of oceans, afternoon picnics, sunset cocktails, private dinners. Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Paros. What’s not to love here?
Roses for Valentine’s day – too predictable! 6 Day stay at an exclusive Vanuatu resort, only three hours from the East coast of Australia complete with side-by-side couple hammocks? Yes please! Vanuatu.
No article about romantic destinations is complete without mention of the country of romance. Need to re-ignite the passion in your conscious coupling? Italy has sex appeal in spades – think olive oil dripping on everything, or the slow pour of a red chianti with a Lake Como backdrop. It’s even observable in the way Italians walk and talk so make like Sophia Lauren and shimmy on over. 241 Italy.
Image: Destinations for Romance – A couple sit and admire the view in the Greek Islands