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Our top 8 romantic destinations

Love in the air! Some destinations in the world are truly irresistible. They ooze charm and create the ideal setting for you and your loved one. Today our Travel Specialists are sharing some of their all-time favourite romantic destinations, a touch of inspiration for your next getaway. Wherever you travel, some destinations are evergreen when it comes to romance.

South Africa

There is something romantic about embarking on a safari adventure together, experiencing close encounters and unbelievable sightings of wild creatures in Africa. One of our favourite safari destinations is Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the border of the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa. Many of the lodges share the same vibes of luxury and romance. Chitwa Chitwa is an intimate camp that overlooks one of the largest lakes in the reserve, offering privacy and exclusivity in Sabi Sands. Another wonderful lodge is Lion Sands. Expect candlelit dinners, private plunge pools and memorable experiences like sleeping under the stars at Tinyeleti Treehouse.

The French Riviera

The French Riviera is an opulent slice of south-eastern French coastline that has long been a romantic destination for the rich and famous. It has this unspoken hierarchy among glamorous holiday spots and continues to embrace its famous chic elegance. Using Juan les Pins as your base, spoil yourselves with luxury wine tastings, romantic picnics, private sailing trips and Michelin-starred dining experiences. With your loved one, explore the coastal road of Cap d’Antibes and relax on secluded coves with Lérins Islands and Estérel Mountains as the backdrop. In the afternoons, stroll through classic French villages and enjoy a glass of local wine as you look out on the wonderful sunset.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is the epitome of tropical romance, boasting some spectacular stretches of sandy beaches and coral-fringed lagoons. A collection of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is defined and adored for its powder-white beaches, abundant marine life and luxury over-water bungalows. Experience island hopping in-style on a romantic getaway for two, spending alone-time in luxury over-water villas surrounded by one of the world’s most beautiful oceans.

Amalfi Coast

You don’t need to travel halfway across the world to experience romantic surroundings. Italy’s Amalfi Coast is undeniably glorious, home to a stretch of coastline exploding with character, glamour and elegance. Boasting one of the most beloved coastal roads in the world, embark on an exciting road trip, stopping off in charming fishing villages and beautiful wine estates along the way. Home to a selection of elegant seaside properties and restored palaces, it truly is one of the most alluring destinations closer to home.

The Maldives

The Maldives is undeniably one of the most romantic destinations in the world. On a romantic trip or unforgettable honeymoon, expect luxury from start to finish. Some of our favourite resorts across the Indian Ocean include Anantara Kihavah Maldives and Anantara Veli. Both resorts focus on couples and offer privacy and exclusivity. Simply enjoy time with your loved one, admiring the sandy-white beaches and endless turquoise ocean, heaven!

Santorini & Mykonos

Combining the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos makes for one of the most romantic holidays you can experience. The volcanic island of Santorini is home to legendary vistas, overlooking blue domes, volcanic sands and whitewashed houses throughout. Stay in one of many luxury boutique properties along the coastline and embark on romantic sailing trips and explore excellent wineries in the area. Then, experience the beauty of Mykonos. Home to 25 beautiful beaches, relax in secluded coves or at chic beach clubs like the legendary Scorpios.

Oman

Oman is the ultimate destination for the adventurous couple. Romantic luxury retreats are dotted across the landscape and include Alila Jabal Akhdar in the impressive Al Hajar Mountain Range and the luxury desert camps of Hud Hud Travel. The beautiful secluded beaches on the Arabian Peninsul¬¬a offer beachside relaxation at the end of an action-packed holiday. Whatever a romantic holiday means to you, Oman has it all.

St Lucia

St Lucia is a destination of romance and adventure. The island is set apart by a dramatic landscape of twin coastal peaks overlooking vast rainforests. Enjoy a romantic holiday defined by heavenly scenery, relaxation on pearlescent beaches and ultimate luxury in some of the world’s most romantic hotels. In summary, this island escape offers beauty beyond comprehension.

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