14 Top Vacation Destinations For Couples
Sure, you can travel anywhere with your significant other and really make a great trip. But some places might be more suited to couples, or have activities that you would enjoy more with your partner. I travel alone quite often as I end up with more vacation time than my partner, but we do like to do one big trip a year together. And since we have limited time on our vacation together we want to make sure it’s somewhere we will really enjoy. I’m the planner, so I end up doing lots of research to find a great place to visit. Then I present options and away we go. So here are some of my top vacation destinations for couples. And since we’re just in time for Valentine’s Day, I found 14 places!
Vacation Destinations For Couples
BIG ISLAND HAWAII
Hawaii is effortlessly beautiful. It had been a bucket list place for me for a long time. So I was over the moon when we finally got to visit. There are some of the best beaches in the world over there, and some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen. But it was Hawaii’s Big Island that I found to be a truly spectacular place. Especially for a couples getaway. It was so much quieter than Oahu, famed for it’s Waikiki Beach area and busy tourist towns. The island of Hawaii was much quieter with lots of luxurious resorts where you can relax by the pool, drink piña coladas with an ocean view, and drive through the quiet countryside.
Where to stay in Hawaii
One of the nicest places to stay on the island is the Fairmont Orchid resort. With it’s own private beach, couples massages with an ocean view and green sea turtles basking on the rocks near the al fresco restaurant, you can’t get any more romantic. Book your stay at the Fairmont Orchid today. We could definitely have stayed here longer than we did, and we’re already planning our next relaxing resort vacation. If this place doesn’t convince you that Hawaii is one of the top vacation destinations for couples, I don’t know where will.
What to do in Hawaii
There are tons of things to do in Hawaii. Go snorkeling or surfing if you love the ocean. Relax on a beach or keep an eye out for turtles if you prefer the dry land. You’ll need a car to get around the Big Island, but there are some great drives with incredible views around the island. We drove through the middle of the island, past the volcanoes and the volcanic rock at the side of the road, and we didn’t really meet anyone else all day. It was a great day out.
KOH LANTA, THAILAND
Speaking of beaches, if you don’t make it to Hawaii, then Thailand could be for you. The busy, bustling city of Bangkok is far from being classed as one of the top vacation destinations for couples, but how about Koh Lanta? If you haven’t heard of it, then that could be because it’s one of Thailand’s best kept secrets. Although best to get there quickly before the secret gets out. Koh Lanta takes a little more work to get to which is why it’s not as busy as nearby Phuket or Koh Samui. But this sleepy little non-party island is the ideal getaway from all the noise and traffic that other parts of Thailand can bring. An ideal romantic vacation location.
Where to stay in Koh Lanta
There are some fantastic resorts on the island of Koh Lanta. Most of them are scattered along the west coast of the island (in the direction of amazing sunsets). But we found a wonderful location in the Crown Lanta Resort. The resort has private beaches, delicious food and gorgeous rooms. There are villa rooms if you want some more privacy but we opted for a pool access room. When else can you jump right into the pool from your own room? Book your stay at Crown Lanta Resort today.
What to do in Koh Lanta
I would suggest staying at least a few days in Koh Lanta during whatever Thailand itinerary you come up with. It’s peaceful, relaxing and different from any other place in Thailand. If you are looking for things to do, rent a motorbike and take a tandem bike ride to Lanta old town. Or go for a walk on one of the quiet, pristine beaches. And if you’re feeling more adventurous there are some great snorkeling and scuba diving trips from Koh Lanta.
Of course, right? This would be a list of the top vacation destinations for couples without me talking about Paris. As cliche as it might be, this is my favorite city in the world. Some people love Paris and others don’t seem to like it, but for me, it’s the most magical place. There are really cheap flights to Paris around Europe and I’ve even seen some good deals from North America. So cross it off your list and spent a romantic sojourn in Paris with your significant other.
Where to stay in Paris
If you look hard enough there are some really good Airbnb options around Paris. Even some with amazing views of the Eiffel Tower if you’re lucky. I have often stayed around the Louvre area of Paris in the 1st arrondissement. It’s central to most things and gives you the opportunity for some evening strolls along the Seine. But when I was last in Paris I had the chance to stay at Le Hotel Royal Monceau Raffles hotel near the Arc de Triomphe and that was one of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed in. Modern chic interior mixed with old Parisian architecture the rooms come with a claw-footed bathtub and have mirrors everywhere making them look even more spacious. Book your stay at Le Royal Monceau Raffle Paris today.
What do in Paris
What isn’t there to do in Paris? World-renowned museums and some of the most iconic cultural landmarks, it’s always easy to find something to do. Take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, enjoy a drink and people watch at one of the sidewalk cafes or take a sunset cruise down the Seine. If you have some time in Paris and want a budget activity to do, then head over to Montmartre. At first, it seems a little seedy but makes your way through the little side streets leading up to the Sacre-Couer and you’ll find some of the most amazing street art on every corner.
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