Lately, have you been thinking of a ‘Baecation’ with your partner? The world is filled with beautiful locations and it can easily get overwhelming to choose one for that perfect romantic getaway as a couple. Should you go to a tropical country where you both get a tan together? Or a regal European holiday entices both of you as a history connoisseur couple?
There are a lot of places out there which have the combinations that you seek to book for that romantic getaway.
These top 10 best holiday destinations for couples can help you in making that decision you have been procrastinating to take. All of these places have an intimate setting and also provide a range of exotic experiences.
Love in the air at Cappadocia, Turkey
Turkey tops the list with remarkably versatile landscapes and ‘got it all’ destinations. It is one of the most versatile places for couples to go to.
See Cappadocia from the rock castle at Uchisar which is the highest point in the region.
To experience the unique landscape of Turkey, you have to go on a 1.5-mile-long hike to Love Valley.
Cavusin is a place to see some unique cave formations. Pasabag has got another site of unique caves called the Monks valley. Whereas in Soganli Valley there are churches which are carved inside the rock formations.
Don’t forget to take the memorable hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia and see the magnificent ‘Fairy Chimneys’ which were formed due to volcanic eruptions. Or simply watch them from
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki view point. Explore the scenic hillside town of Ortahisar and while on your hike to Red and Rose Valley, watch the sunset over Cappadocia from the popular spot. The Underground City of Derinkuyu is a cool place to unearth some mysteries of a hypogeal dwelling.
After exploring Selime Cathedral, you can come back to the Old Silk Route.
Then there are many museums and catholic churches which are worth a visit because of their unique construction and location.
Then make the last stop at Galerie Ikman carpet shop for some insta-worthy pictures.
Best places to stay in Cappadocia
Yunak Evleri Hotel in Urgup, Ottoman Cave Suites, Aydinli Cave Hotel, Ab-u Hayat Cave Suites, Kayakapi Premium Caves
Best places to eat in Cappadocia
Old Greek House in Mustafapasa, Ziggy Café in Urgup, Kocabag Winery, Anatolian Kitchen, Dibek Café
Best time to visit Cappadocia
End of April to June is a good time period to visit Cappadocia. During the early April there is a good chance of balloon flights being cancelled due to heavy winds so plan for later part of the April. Also, these months have warm days and pleasantly cool nights with only a little rain. September and October are ideal travel months as well. In May and October, you will find smaller crowds in Cappadocia.
January is the cheapest month to fly to Turkey in case you are looking at an offbeat yet cheap winter destination.
1-week couple cost to visit Cappadocia
Surround yourself with nature in Maui, Hawaii
A tropical getaway, Hawaii is that beach vacation which can take you closest to relaxation while you still can enjoy all the island beauty around you.
Hookipa Beach and bay is famous for surfing. Try it yourself or sit back and enjoy the surfers’ showcase.
The highest point in Maui is Haleakala, from where you should definitely watch the sun while it rises. The point sits on the largest dormant volcano. You can also take a hike or a horseback ride into the crater.
Experience the lush Maui rainforest by taking the road to Hana.
Historic town of Paia has a whole different vibe altogether. Whereas venture into the historic town of Makawao to experience rural life vibes.
You can also snorkel together at Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach.
Take hiking adventures across the West Maui Mountains and midst the hidden waterfalls in Hana. Haleakala National Park also provides some of the most beautiful hikes.
Town of Lahaina is full of galleries, art shops, cafes and restaurants.
Best places to stay in Maui
Travaasa Hana, Hotel Wailea, Aloha Grand at Wailea Beach Villas, Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence, Ala Kukui Hana Retreat, Napili Surf Beach Resort
Best places to eat in Maui
Old Lahaina Luau in Lahaina, Paia Fish Market and Cafe Des Amis in Paia town, Leoda’s Pie Shop, Grandma’s Coffee House in Keokea, Honu Seafood and Pizza, Joey’s Kitchen
Best time to visit Maui
April to May and September to November are the best time periods to visit Maui. These are basically the shoulder or offbeat seasons to travel to Hawaii and avoid huge crowds apart from enjoying a pleasant autumn-spring weather as well.
1-week couple cost to visit Maui
Tango your way to love in Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is also known as the Paris of South America and thus is definitely off the beaten path romantic location and best vacation spots for couples on a budget.
The Woman’s Bridge, in Puerto Madero, is the most romantic place to kiss in Buenos Aires.
Get your feet moving while doing the tango on the vibrant streets of La Boca and San Telmo. At La Viruta, you two can even learn some tango together. And to buy antique souvenirs, consider strolling in the San Telmo market.
The neighbourhood of Mataderos hosts a lively folk market on Sundays. Visit this to complete your holiday in every sense.
Palermo Woods Rose Garden Walk is the next most romantic thing to do in Buenos Aires.
An offbeat experience would be to visit a ranch. El Estancia Ombú de Areco is just a 2-hour drive away from Buenos Aires. At Puesto Viejo estancia, you can try your hands at a game of Polo.
Visit the world’s most beautiful book store, El Ateneo Grand Splendid.
Teatro Colón Opera house, Teatro Colón, authentic restaurants and street plays are some of the experiences to live before leaving Buenos Aires.
And don’t leave the country without tasting Malbec wines. You can even see the process of winemaking on your day trip to Mendoza.
Best places to stay in Buenos Aires
Alvear Art hotel, Algodon Mansion, Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza
Best places to eat in Buenos Aires
Cafe Tortoni, Cabaña las Lilas, Campo Bravo, Alvear Palace, Don Julio, La Cabrera, La Brigada, Victoria Brown Bar, St. Regis restaurant, Bar du Marché
Best time to visit Buenos Aires
September to November which is the spring time in Buenos Aires, is the best time to visit the region. March to May which is the fall season is another romantic time to be in Buenos Aires. During these months, many major events and festivities also take place.
1-week couple cost to visit
Unwind in the town of Tulum, Mexico
White-sand tropical beaches and laidback vibes of Tulum makes it another romantic yet relaxed place to be in. Thus, it is a great holiday destination for couples.
Start on a low-key note by enjoying the gorgeous cliffside view from the Tulum Ruins.
After relaxing, move to the adventurous side of Tulum. And snorkel at the Xel-Ha Park.
You can experience the magic of swimming in a natural sinkhole or cenote. Head to Gran Cenote and Cenote Caracol or Xel-Há cenotes which is in the heart of a jungle.
Yäan Wellness provides a special couple’s massage. After all the adventure and swimming, take a spa and a massage together. Maya Spa at the Azulik villa resort and Spa Xel-Há has come up with special massages based on Mayan rituals.
Another couple activity that you can indulge in cycling around the hippie Tulum. It is the best way to explore the town. And afterwards, lie down at Soliman Bay to seek some solitude.
Also explore the Mayan ruins when in Mexico. Or head to Sian Ka’an Biosphere for a few days midst untouched flora and fauna.
Best places to stay in Tulum
Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel, Mezzanine Colibri Boutique Hotel, The Beach, Be Tulum Hotel, AZULIK, Hotel Ma’xanab, Encantada, La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel
Best places to eat in Tulum
Hartwood, Arca, El Tábano, Raw Love, Matcha Mama, Charlys Tacos, Antojitos La Chiapaneca, Sabor De Mar, Gitano, Mateos
Together you can also learn to cook some Mexican cuisines at Rivera’s Kitchen and Lina’s Mexican Kitchen.
Best time to visit Tulum
October to December is the best season to visit Tulum. By this time, the hurricane season comes to a halt and the weather is just pleasantly midst cold and hot. Avoid January to March as this is the peak touristy season.
1-week couple cost to visit Tulum
Romance with that thrill in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Rainforest, rich biodiversity and volcanoes- this is what constitutes the landscape of Costa Rica. And more than half of Costa Rica’s wildlife resides in the Osa Peninsula thus making it a perfect destination for the outdoors-loving couple.
Imagine exploring the country’s largest mangrove swamp, the Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe in Bahía Drake. A 40-min boat ride from Bahía Drake will take you to Caño Island which can also be added to the destinations list because here you can scuba dive and snorkel.
Corcovado National Park has to be visited. Drake Bay and Puerto Jimenez are the two gateways to this on the Osa Peninsula. Here you will find some amazing tropical animals.
Drake Bay is another offbeat spot in Osa Peninsula.
At Golfo Dulce, you can spot dolphins.
Piedras Blancas National Park is another gem for wildlife lovers.
Best places to stay in Osa peninsula
Lapa Rios Lodge, Crocodile Bay Resort, Playa Cativo Lodge, Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge, LagunaVista Villas, Aguila De Osa, Hotel Villa Lapas, Golfo Dulce, La Paloma Lodge
Best places to eat in Osa peninsula
Marisquería Corcovado, San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience, Soda Jimenez, Orchid Coffee Shop, The Green Restaurant, Stella’s Monteverde
Best time to visit Osa peninsula
The dry season of Osa peninsula which is from January to April is the best visiting season. But then it is a peak season too and therefore expensive. To get cheaper lodging, you can plan your trip in the monsoon months of May through August/September when afternoon showers are common.
1-week couple cost to visit Osa peninsula
Love under the Northern Lights in Norway
Norway is a country where you dwell in exotic glacial landscapes and spend some time on secluded islands.
With Northern lights in the Norway sky, watch the sky dance with the hues of green, purple, pink and yellow.
In Svalbard, you can actually kayak past the glaciers.
Longyearbyen’s (long year city) is the world’s northern city most in Svalbard. Do visit the Svalbard Church here. In case, geology interests you as a couple, then also go to Svalbard museum. Also, take a tour at the world’s northernmost brewery.
Plåtafjellet should be on your list in case you would like to see an aerial view of Longyearbyen town after hiking.
You can join a polar expedition tour where you can spot Polar bears. And in Spitsbergen, the easiest way to get anywhere is through dog sleds.
Kvitøya or the White Island is famous for polar bear sighting and for spotting other wildlife as well.
Best places to stay in Svalbard
Basecamp Explorer, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Funken Lodge, Hotel Rival, Basecamp Hotel, Hotel Barentsburg, Svalbard Hotell- The Vault and Svalbard Hotell- Polfareren
Best places to eat in Svalbard
Kroa, Svalbar, Fruene café in Longyearbyen, Funktionærmessen Restaurant, Kroa Restaurant, Polfareren restaurant, Polfareren, Fruene Kaffe Og Vinbar, Gruvelageret, Huset Svalbard
Best time to visit Svalbard
January and February are the months to spot aurora borealis in Svalbard because during this period the night lasts for 24 hours. May to July is the time for the midnight sun. Though to spot polar bear, March and April are the best months.
1-week couple cost to visit Svalbard
Discover the cliffside and your partner at Amalfi Coast, Italy
34-mile stretch of Amalfi Coast is the ultimate destination for romance. It is different than your regular tropical beach destination with its cliffside beauty, European architecture and Mediterranean vibes.
Sorrento is the city on the Amalfi coast where you should stay at. Taking day trips from here to towns like Positano will be easier. Whereas staying in towns like Praiano and Conca Dei Marini will keep you away from tourists and closer to the romantic beaches.
Positano Beach is the most romantic beach across the Amalfi Coastline. From here you can see glorious sunsets and gorgeous views of Positano town. The best way to enjoy the beauty of Positano in a romantic way would be to hire a boat and cruise around the coastline.
Pasitano has great beaches like Spiaggia del Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande.
Atrani, a hidden gem of Amalfi Coast, is a town built on a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Then after soaking in the vibes of this town, you can hike up to Ravello.
Then appreciate the panoramic views of the region on the Amalfi Pier.
And when you leave, you can also visit Pompeii, the ancient roman city.
Best places to stay in Amalfi Coast
Il San Pietro di Positano, Le Sirenuse in Positano, Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello
Best places to eat in Amalfi Coast
Le Tre Sorelle, Donna Rosa, La Tagliata, Le Sirenuse in Positano, La Fontelina in Capri, Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello
You can also take up an Italian cooking classes at Donna Rosa.
Best time to visit Amalfi Coast
May or September are the best months to visit Amalfi Coast. From November to March, the crowds are smaller.
1-week couple cost to visit Amalfi Coast
Let the love flow in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Known as the Pearl of the Pacific, with dreamy beaches, island views and barrier reefs, Bora Bora is an ideal ‘bae-cation’ destination.
Snorkel together in the Bora Bora Lagoonarium (natural aquarium) to see the wonders of the barrier reef and swim with sharks.
Matira Beach is famous tourists spot because of its crystal-clear waters and white sand.
Mount Otemanu can be enjoyed while on a crise or by hiking it. A 4×4 tour can be also be availed to reach the mountain top quickly.
Visit Vaitape on a Sunday morning when stalls sell from anything to everything. It is a great way to know about the local life or make some local friends.
Get a Kahaia Haven Ritual Spa treatment with your loved one. More couple activities include a jet skiing tour, picnic on a private island, scenic flight over Tupai-heart shaped island, sunset cruise, star gazing and couples canoe breakfast.
Best places to stay in Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Best places to eat in Bora Bora
Bloody Mary’s, Villa Mahana, Outrigger Canoe, Arii Moana, Fare Hoa Beach Bar and Grill, Tere Nui
Best time to visit Bora Bora
October and May are the shoulder months in Bora Bora allowing you to avail cheap lodging and massive discounts. During November and April, you can avail discounts apart from finding a good weather also. June to October is the peak season though.
1-week couple cost to visit Bora Bora
With the colours of autumn in Woodstock, Vermont
Vermont, the gorgeous state in New England is known for its surreal autumn-painted landscapes and winter activities. It is a kind of vacation where you gulp the interesting experiences at a very slow pace.
Jenne Farm, a family-owned business, is New England’s most photographed farm and for a reason. The old barn scenery and the magic of fall looks nothing less than a countryside romantic scene straight out of a Hollywood movie.
At Billings Farm & Museum, you can explore the evolution of agricultural practices. And at Simon Pearce’s mill you can see artisans working on glass blown masterpieces. The romantic restaurant on-site serves excellent lunch and dinner dishes.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park can be explored through outdoor tours. Here you can also see how a dairy farm actually works. The 555-acre forest has magical shaded woodland trails, carriage roads and Vermont’s first tree farm.
You can also try the ancient sport of king at New England Falconry in Rutherford Barn.
You can shop for cheeses, maple syrups and other edible items from Sugarbush Farm. Later you can head out for a lovely stroll in the farm. Long Trail Brewery is your place for Sampling Vermont beer.
At Vermont Spirits, you can sample Vermont-made whisky, gin and bourbon.
A 30-minute hike will take you up to Mount Tom and will give you a panoramic view of the Woodstock.
Downtown Woodstock is the best spot for shopping and dining.
You can indulge in pottery together at Farmhouse Pottery.
At Quechee Gorge Village, you can look for endless antiques and also sample Cabot cheese.
There are more than a hundred covered bridges in Woodstock which look enchanting in autumn. Middle Covered Bridge, Lincoln Bridge and Taftsville Bridge are worth getting clicked at.
During winters, you can get adventurous and a slow vacation in Vermont can get fast paced with activities like skiing/snowboarding, Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing, fat tire biking, sledding and tubing, sleigh riding, snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice skating.
Best places to stay in Woodstock
Woodstock Inn & Resort, 506 On the River Inn, The Jackson House Inn, The Sleep Woodstock Motel
Best places to eat in Woodstock
Cloudland Farm, Mont Vert Café, Red Rooster, Worthy Kitchen, Richardson’s Tavern, Soulfully Good, Lincoln Inn & Restaurant, Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza
Best time to visit Woodstock
Mid-September to mid-October is the time for the fall season in Vermont and hence undisputedly a magical time to be there.
1-week couple cost to visit Woodstock
Romance in the medieval districts of Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden’s capital Stockholm, also known as the Venice of the North, easily becomes the romantic destination due to its offering of gorgeous views, cobbled alleys in the medieval districts, Nordic cuisine and open-air museums. Effortlessly so much to indulge in. Isn’t this sounding like the best vacation spot for couples?
Take a romantic walk along the Monteliusvägen at dusk and get wooed by the views of Gamla Stan and Riddarholmen. Mälarpaviljongen is another cityside point but here you can sit and chill instead of walk and talk.
Centralbadet Spa lets you take a spa and sauna. After a relaxing session, you will be served dinner as well.
Södermalm is a nice place for shopping. Then explore the streets of Gamla Stan where you can chat over a cup of ‘fika’ in any of the artsy cafes.
Also visit Skansen, the open-air museum. Here you can see how the Swedes once lived.
You can chat over the displays in ABBA: The Museum. Fjallgatan viewpoint lets you take some romantic photographs with the city skyline on the backdrop.
At Rosendal’s Trädgård rose garden, you can walk in apple orchards, attend cultivation workshops and let the romance cultivate between you two as well.
Enjoy cycling along the promenade of Djugården island.
Stortorget square comes alive particularly during winters when Christmas arrives. In case you visit Stockholm during winters, do take a stroll till this square. And Hornstull Marknad is an open market loved by the locals.
Stockholm dinner cruise can be an ideal date night activity to indulge in. The sunset across the Baltic sea definitely looks dreamy.
Best places to stay in Stockholm
Bank Hotel, Ett Hem, Hotel Skeppsholmen, Fabriken Furillen, Halltorps Gästgiveri, Grinda Wärdshus, Lady Hamilton Hotel, Lydmar Hotel
Best places to eat in Stockholm
Tak rooftop bar, Gastrologik, Ekstedt, Clas På Hörnet, Djurgårdsbrunn, BonBon
Best time to visit Stockholm
For warm and sunny weather, you should visit Sweden in between May to September. From late November till March, it will be winters which is another enjoyable season in Sweden. During June and July, the midnight sun can be spotted.
1-week couple cost to visit Stockholm
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top 10 romantic getaways apart from the one mentioned above?
Northern Italy, Yaron Island in Japan, Languedoc Roussillon in France, Koh Samui in Thailand, Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives, Santorini in Greece, Maui in Hawaii, Ubud in Bali, Bora Bora and Tahiti in French Polynesia