Love is in the air...romantic travel destinations.
Saying “I love you” to that someone special is more than whisking them away to a sumptuous, exotic location. Many cities around the world are famed for being havens of amorous abandon. Here are some first-rate hotels and resorts from around the globe guaranteed to make your partner’s heart melt.
Paris, the iconic city of love, lights and passion is the classic lovers’ destinations. With idyllic monuments, cozy cafes, and beautiful parks to stroll through, there’s everything a couple could want. The premium hotel for love-struck travellers is the Ritz. It’s claim to fame are its star-lined list of previous guests including Chanel, Hemmingway and Proust. The height of Parisian luxury, a suite in the Ritz caters to your every need, is perfect for lounging around ordering nothing but champagne and strawberries.
A day’s trip is worth heading to Paris as France itself has many wonderful chateaux to hide away in. Particular to Aix-En-Provence, The Villa Gallici is a perfect place to soak up rural French atmosphere, along with the famed cuisine of the region. The small manor house, with a walled garden to stroll through, cypress trees to offer shade, and the sweeping hills of southern France’s most beautiful region to capture your heart. Each of the 22 rooms within the Villa have delicate tints and lush cerulean blues which is a Cezanne-inspired colour palette.
Instead of relaxing away in the privacy of a secret garden, Italy shouts its love from every street corner with all the fire it can muster. Venice is the best place for couples to explore the city of canals, gondolas, and breathtaking sunsets. Grab a balcony room at the Bauer to get some of the best views in the city. The hotel opened in 1880, and has captured the hearts of thousands of couples since then. Be sure to take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal around sunset on a partly cloudy day, it’s simply divine.
Looking for a more exotic travel destination for you and your partner? Try the Indonesian jewel island of Bali. Romantic travellers can revel in the pleasure paradise at the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay. Couples can also rent a stone-walled terrace, complete with marble floors, thatched roofs, and a tropical garden. The individual villas offer the most privacy, including a private plunge pool. With two active volcanoes, Mount Agung and Mount Batur in the distance, the trip is sure to ignite your sense of adventure and passion.