14 Great Destinations for Couples

With Valentine’s Day in a few days, it's still not too late to plan an amazing getaway for you and your loved one. And regardless of your relationship status, this holiday is another perfect excuse to wanderlust after the places around the world that are sure to steal your heart. 

1. ZANZIBAR

Zanzibar beach shacks 

Zanzibar beach shacks 

Located off the coast of its mainland counterpart Tanzania, Zanzibar is acclaimed for its beautiful beaches and pristine water. If you find yourself trekking around East Africa, don't forget to add this oasis to your itinerary. 

 

2. VENICE

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What could be more romantic than getting lost wandering the canals of this floating city? or gliding in a gondola while being serenaded? or enjoying a glass of wine along the waterfront? 

 

3. MIAMI

Aeriall view of South Beach

Aeriall view of South Beach

Notorious for its nightlife, Miami's breathtaking beaches are the perfect place for you to enjoy the sun and get some serious R&R (which is great after a night out on the town). 

 

4. RIO DE JANEIRO 

For couples who love to add adventure to their romance, you can't do much better than Rio de Janeiro - with endless chances to surf, play sports on the beach or take in breathtaking views high above it all.

 

5. HONG KONG

Aerial view of Hong Kong harbor 

Aerial view of Hong Kong harbor 

The amazing food and local markets of Hong Kong will keep you busy while you wander the bustling streets of this metropolitan maze.

 

6. POSITANO

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Few places are as charming as Positano. Whether you want to enjoy yourself on the beach, wander the climbing roads to the next restaurants or hop on a ferry to a neighboring town - you won't be short of reasons to feel enchanted.

 

7. CANCUN

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Amazing beaches and all-inclusive resorts - need we say more?

 

8. CAPE TOWN

Often overlooked by most travelers, Cape Town has proved that it has more than enough to offer (remember the 2010 World Cup?). Nature-lovers can hike Table Mountain to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime views or venture out to nearby national parks in hopes of spotting the Big 5 (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo).

 

9. LISBON

Streets of the city center

Streets of the city center

How could you not fall in love with a city that feels like San Francisco + Buenos Aires + Florence rolled into one?

 

10. BANGKOK

View from the Bangkok Peninsula Hotel

View from the Bangkok Peninsula Hotel

Sunset boat rides down the river after dinner couldn't be more romantic - and you'll appreciate that all you have to do is sit and enjoy the view after you've stuffed yourself full of delicious Thai food. 

 

11. DUBROVNIK

Are you and your loved one diehard Game of Throne fans?? Then what could be better than wandering the stone walls of the site where your favorite characters live, love and die. 

 

12. DUBAI

You'll think you've stepped into an Arabian dream - stunning architecture, decadent dining experiences and beautiful beaches. 

 

13. SANTORINI

This Greek isle must have been made by Aphrodite herself. The adorable white-washed homes, dramatic views and endless sunbathing opportunities will keep you and your special someone occupied for days.  

 

14. PARIS

View from the Arc de Triomphe

View from the Arc de Triomphe

Parisian coffee break 

Parisian coffee break 

Classic Parisian facades

Classic Parisian facades

The reigning king (or queen) of romantic getaways .. No explanation needed.

 

Where will you go this Valentine's Day?

 

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