Top 5 Places for a Romantic Escape

August 19, 2015
Jess

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, taking a much-needed couples break, or just because you have some free time together, never underestimate the value of a romantic escape. Below are the top five places for a romantic escape with your significant other.

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Lord Howe Island

Situated off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, Lord Howe Island almost seems designed for couples wanting a break from their hectic lives. It is a world heritage-listed location that never has more than 400 people there at one time. No matter what you plan on doing, you can immediately relax in the pristine natural environment. Lord Howe Island accommodation is fantastic, with fantastic restaurants, and even a day spa available at Pinetrees Lodge. Split your time on the island between beautiful snorkelling and diving, bird-watching, spectacular hikes, and relaxing on the white sandy beaches with your partner.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Located on the coast of Vietnam lies the splendid city of Hoi An. Inhabited by the French for a period, the food, architecture and culture of the city is a wonderful combination of Vietnamese and French style. Spend the days eating ‘white rose’ (a local specialty you’re unlikely to find anywhere else), relaxing at the beach, cycling through the cobbled streets of the old village, and enjoying the local artisan work. Shop for unique gifts, artwork, and visit one of the many hundreds of tailors for some very inexpensive and stylish clothes. You can easily lose yourself in old-world charm, with the company of the incredibly lovely locals.

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Cappadocia, Turkey

A holiday in a cave may not initially sound like a romantic destination, but once you lay eyes on the stunning cave hotels in the old region of Cappadocia, you won’t want to stay anywhere else. Enjoy Turkish charm, striking history, and the most breathtaking hot air balloon ride in the world, before relaxing in your unique hotel room for a quiet evening for two.

Soglio, Switzerland

If you are looking for a quiet, undetectable getaway, this is the place for you. This charming village has a population of 300. You can spend the days hiking the hillsides or reading inside on rainy days, and the evenings curled with your loved one by a fire with a glass of wine. This is the ultimate low-key romantic destination, where you aren’t required to do anything but relax and embrace the history and charm of this unique little village.

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Chachapoyas, Peru

The city of Chachapoyas is the perfect romantic escape for lovers of culture and history – and those who enjoy a good hike! Embrace the local Peruvian culture, delve into the history of the area, and enjoy the breathtaking views around you. Pack a picnic lunch and hike up to the stunning Kuelap Fortress and breathe in the fresh air with your partner.

There are some spectacular global romantic escapes, so stop dreaming and start planning – your partner will thank you! What is the most romantic place you’ve ever visited?

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