From Bora Bora in French Polynesia to Montego Bay in Jamaica, these dreamiest destinations make it easy to fall in love.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the struggle to do something special or plan a romantic escape with your significant other is real. Even more so, when half of the world has travel restrictions and the other half is flocking the only few places left. Enter, our ultimate list to some of the most unique locations. Get ready to be swept off your feet — for this list will make you dream of these dreamiest destinations.
7 of the world’s dreamiest destinations for a Valentine’s break!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Leave everyday monotony behind as you arrive in Bora Bora, your ultimate substitute to the done-and-dusted Maldivian vacations. With crystal-clear waters, thatched overwater huts, sand-edged motu (islets), and soaring rainforest-covered basaltic peaks, you and your beloved will have many reasons to be lost in this French Polynesian paradise. Slow-paced beach experiences paired with action-packed adventures (think diving, snorkelling, lagoon tours, kayaking, hiking, and parasailing) make it the perfect choice for couples in love. For some added outdoor fun, take a hiking trail to the nearby Mount Pahia or explore the marae (traditional temple) ruins like Marae Fare-Opu, that call it home.
Koh Samui, Thailand
From sun-kissed cuddles in a hammock and feasts of exotic global cuisines, to all-night beach parties and holistic wellness in an exclusive spa, Koh Samui offers whatever you are looking for. The beaches here are a diverse bunch for couples to kickback — watch a dreamy sunrise, pack a picnic, go island hopping, enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on a cruise, or indulge in simple pleasures of island life like napping under a coconut tree.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay on the Caribbean isle of Jamaica where time slows down, giving you and your partner ample of time deepen your love, reconnect, and create enduring life-long memories together. Sip, shop, and snack in downtown MoBay. Make time for little adventures — try river tubing and canopy zipline at Montpelier, explore Fort Montego for a history lesson or two, and spend the day at Aqua Sol Theme Park. For a truly romantic getaway, the constant balmy weather paired with private boat tours, couple’s massages, and stay at adults only resorts, are a must.
Sparkling lakes studded with marble mansions, boats gliding on placid waters, manicured lawns, and intricate havelis set back in time together add an irresistible charm to Udaipur’s romantic landscape. Gliding into the sunset on a boat in Lake Pichola, taking a long romantic drive to Monsoon Palace, watching folk performances at Bagore ki Haveli or the Mewar light and sound show at Manek Chowk, enjoying idle strolls in Saheliyon ki Bari, staying at one of the many regal resorts with lakeview… spirited attractions and unique experiences make the lake city all the more alluring to couples.
Greece’s answer to Ibiza, Mykonos lives up to the ‘party hard’ reputation and is ideal for hedonistic holidaymakers. This whitewashed Cycladic maze is where you must arrive with your partner to party relentlessly till dawn, visit bars on Paradise and Super Paradise beaches with thumping music from renowned DJs, and later, pick a quieter beach to soak up the sun in peace. Pro tip: Make time to visit Little Venice neighbourhood in the town that seemingly merges with the sea, while restaurants and bars dot its waterfront, offering various spots to witness a dreamy sunset.
Todos Santos, Mexico
With it’s charming cobblestone streets lined with art galleries, romantic restaurants, and secluded shores and fields dotted with tall saguaro cacti, Todos Santos is certainly Mexico’s best kept secret, slowly getting out. The prettiest, little sleepy town in the far south of Baja is home to long beaches and wild surf breaks. Stay at a boutique hotel, grab for something back home as a souvenir.
Maui in Hawaii lures travellers with a great mix of natural beauty and outdoor fun. Expect prettiest sunsets, volcanoes, hiking trails, and lots of space to surf and soak up the sun. Drive the Road to Hana, watch sunrise from the summit of Haleakalā, and paddle a kayak to have close encounter with humpback whales in Makena Bay.