Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations In The World
When you’re in love, there’s a desire to share it with the world, and it’s a big world out there. There are plenty of places across the continents to proclaim your connection. Since the trip is just as important as the destination, here’s a selection of the top 10 most romantic destinations where you can create enough memories to last a lifetime.
Glamorous Santorini, Greece, in the southern Aegean’s Cyclades islands, curves round a giant lagoon, a caldera left by a volcanic eruption. The island’s capital, Fira, clings to cliffs above, providing stunning views of the lagoon below. Santorini’s nightlife has become as hot as its volcanic past. Ruins, including the volcanic ash- preserved town of ancient Akrotiri, amaze those with a bent for ancient history. Some of the most interesting places to visit; Santorini Sailing, Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Red Beach, Santorini Volcano and the Ancient Thera. Hydrofoils, ferries and catamarans connect Santorini to other islands and the mainland.
Bali is one of over 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 2 kilometres from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok. The islands varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides provide a picturesque backdrop to the colourful and deeply spiritual culture of this ‘Island of The Gods’. Some interesting things to do in Bali; Banyan Tree Bike Tours, SANg Spa, Kuta Waterbom, West Bali National Park and Ku De Ta Bar at Seminyak.
Whether you’re strolling along the Seine or soaking up city life from a sidewalk café, you’ll see why Paris, France is synonymous with the word style. Of course, you can’t miss the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Versailles and the Louvre. But be sure to spend a quiet moment in the Jardin de Tuileries and savor an éclair from a patisserie or a glass of Beaujolais in a romantic bistro. Another do not miss attractions including; Cook’n With Class, Palais Garnier and Notre Dame Cathedral. From culinary delights to cultural sights, haute couture to heady romance, Paris will tempt every one of your senses.
The sound of music lures fans both of classical music and of Julie Andrews to Salzburg, Austria. Most sights are within walking distance of the city center. Salzburg Cards allow free bus travel and some discounted admissions. Sound of Music Tours, venues such as Grosses Festspielhaus and visits to Mozart’s residence and birthplace set the tone for most visitors, but the city also boasts fortresses, abbeys and castles for the architecturally inclined. The young at heart should scamper to the Toy Museum. Other fascinating attractions; Salzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and Hellbrunn Castle.
The Algarve’s sunny shores offer perfect escapes for all types, from those seeking the hot nightlife of flashy, energetic Lagos to those desiring secluded stays in rambling Sagres. Portugal’s most southerly region offers historical attractions in former Moorish capital Silves and fascinating Tavira, great golf, fabulous beaches from Praia da Luz to Armacao de Pera, thermal springs at Caldas de Monchique, and miles of limestone caves and grottoes, cliffs and bays along its rugged coastline. Top spot hot picks; The Old Tavern, Vilamoura Marina, Zoo Marine Algarve and Aqualand.
Land of Mermaids. Land of Orange and Lemon Groves. Land of Colors. Sorrento, a small city in Campania, Itali has earned a plethora of alluring names. Famed for its sea cliffs, the town’s steep slopes look out over azure waters to Ischia, Capri and the Bay of Naples. The birthplace of Limoncello liqueur offers some good diving, great sea fishing, boat cruises and appetizing restaurants. Excellent hiking trails cross the peninsula. Rent a car or take a taxi if the steep streets look too intimidating. Top tourist attractions; Li’ly bar and club, Filou Club, Correale di Terranova Museum, Piazza Tasso and Sorrento Diving Center.
Top-notch surfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and mountain biking make Poipu, on the southern side of Kauai, Hawaii a magnet for sun-loving adventurers. The Koloa Heritage Trail, accessible by foot or car, traverses five million years of history in a 10-mile stretch. More sedentary types can take in the breathtaking valleys of the Garden Isle via a helicopter tour or spend a languid evening basking in Hawaiian rhythms at a local luau. And of course, there’s always the golden-sand beach, ranked among the best in the nation. Some of the top spots; Poipu Beach Park, Kauai Outfitters Safari, Kiahuna Golf Club, Spouting Horn and Poipu Shopping Village.
Phuket offers a rainbow spectrum of spectacular vacation sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks. Three wheeled-Tuk Tuks, taxis, buses and long tailed boats transport visitors between these marvels. Phuket’s south coast offers its most popular beaches. The north is more tranquil. Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay and Patong Beach are popular spots. Diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing are just a few active options. Inland, forested hills, mountains and cliffs wait to be explored. Other attractions; Phuket Sail Tours, River Rovers, Kata Beach and Karon Beach.
Don your most comfortable shoes for Killarney, Ireland where town trails offer history lessons and country walks traverse Ireland’s first national park, 26,000 acres of woodlands, sandstone mountains and low-lying lakes. In the town center, Killarney House and Gardens provides a break for urban explorers. Renowned Muckross House, with its 15th-century abbey ruins and massive yew tree, is just outside of town. If your feet wear out, take in Killarney National Park’s legendary scenery via boat from Ross Castle. Other top spots; Muckross Traditional Farms, Ladies’ View, Beaufort Golf Club and Torc Waterfall.
Gracious Quebec City is perched on the banks of the St. Lawrence, 150 miles east of Montreal, Canada. The only fortified city north of Mexico celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008. Visitors can happily meander the Old City on foot. Browse shops along rue Saint-Louis, rue Saint-Jean, Artists’ Alley and le Petite Champlain, the oldest shopping street in North America. Tour the Citadel and see the Canadian troops stage military ceremonies. Admire the gables and turrets of the grand Chateau Frontenac. Other attractions worth visiting; Quebec – Levis Ferry – This ferry service offers short trips along the St. Lawrence, Museum of Civilization, Battlefields Park and Martello Towers.
There you have it, the top 10 most romantic destinations. Enjoy your romantic moment with your love ones.
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