February 14th is fast approaching and as the global celebration of love dawns, we’re looking at the best places around the world to wander together with romance on your mind.
Check out our top picks and get your passport ready, all you need is a plus one!
If you’re a couple who likes to detox to retox, then Tulum is the perfect destination for you. Enjoy sunrise yoga, crystal healing and tuna bowls by day and jungle raves by night. Check into one of the luxurious meets rustic Azulik's villas which are situated right at the edge of the sand, connected via a charming wooden boardwalk through the jungle. With soaking tubs, day beds, and thick bamboo blinds that guests can shut for extra privacy, it’s the perfect escape for those needing some together time. If you get peckish, head to Wild – nestled in the jungle, this offering by former Londoner Karen Young offers a rustic yet abstract open-air space with an impressive farm-to-table menu. Wash it down with a Hayate margarita, made with red pepper-infused tequila to get the night going!
The Volcanic Island is one of the most beautiful in Greece. Taking in the multi-coloured cliffs, whitewashed buildings and unforgettable sunsets will instantly put you in a romantic state of mind. Cuddle up on a boat trip and grab that couple selfie to leave an ever-lasting memory. For those seeking some luxury, check into the Andronis Suites and relax in one of their stunning private infinity pools. Instagram-worthy baths and whimsical decor are a standard at this hotel.
Marrakech will make you feel like the Prince and Princess of your own love story. Book a traditional Riad for the true experience or check into a former palace to stay in opulent luxury. We love the magnificent Royal Mansour, designed by King Mohammed VI, it was conceived as a 'medina within a medina' set in 12 acres of fragrant Moorish gardens. You can live, eat, swim and sleep in the privacy of your villa but be sure to check out their beautiful hammam and spa to relax and unwind together. If you can pry yourself away from the luxurious accommodation, head to one of the city’s several pretty gardens to be at one with each other and nature. Menara Gardens is one of our favourites, where you can fall in love again under the olive trees. For some evening entertainment, visit one of the many roof terraces at sunset to admire the outline of the striking Koutoubia Mosque against the changing colours of the sky all set to the sounds of the lilting call to prayer drifting through the evening sky.
Whilst Paris is considered the most romantic city in Europe, Florence provides a beautiful alternative for those seeking something a little more relaxed. Check into the centuries old Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni and head to their rooftop terrace for sweeping views where you can watch the sunset over the Arno river with a glass of prosecco in hand. With bathtubs big enough to share, it’s a truly romantic base to explore the city from. If you’re looking to stroll hand in hand, then head to the Ponte Santa Trinita, which is one of the most famous bridges in Florence to enjoy some incredible sights from before heading to the Golden View Open Bar. This gorgeous restaurant is situated right by the River Arno, overlooking Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful sights in Florence and offering one of the best Aperitivo’s in the city.
Moorea, French Polynesia
For those couples who prefer to adventure together, then Moorea is the perfect choice. Take the 30-minute Ferry from Tahiti (watch for humpback whales along the way) and you’ll discover the pineapple island that looks like something out of Jurassic Park. The air smells of flowers, an intoxicating scent that puts anyone in the mood for romance. Go on a hike to vistas that reveal blue waters and sandy beaches where you can relax, swim and snorkel. Book an overwater bungalow for the ultimate romantic stay and try a flower bath and massage at the Helene Spa at the InterContinental before dining alongside locals at the delicious Le Mahogany.
With the day of romance just a week away, now’s the time to book that escape and catch all the feels in a wanderlust worthy destination.