Top 10 Romantic Island Getaways
Discover the ultimate in romance – special candle light dinners, idyllic sunsets, romantic villas and more! Whether you’re looking for a destination to celebrate undying love or rekindle the flame, set your course for these romantic islands.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Be seduced by visions of overwater bungalows above a turquoise lagoon! Dramatically blessed, Bora Bora’s mesmerising lagoons and shark-tooth like volcanic peaks have been described as “the pearl of the Pacific” by James Cook himself.
Imagine waking up to dramatic scenery followed by a breakfast in the private balcony of your overwater villa. Bora Bora ticks every box on your dream holiday – Sunset sails aboard a private catamaran, a four course French Affair at a fine dining restaurant and romantic walks against slender silhouettes of palms during sunset.
Don’t Miss – A snorkelling trip to Lagoonarium in Moorea to see turtles, shark and manta rays or visit a black pearl farm.
Sand as soft as sugar, thatched roof water bungalows and gradient blue water – Maldives is a gorgeous archipelago in the Indian Ocean that lures honeymooners and couples all throughout the year.
Maldives earns a praise for the extravagant luxury resorts on islands reachable only by boat or a seaplane which means complete seclusion is guaranteed! These tiny coral reef islands with fabulous weather and high visibility all year round, are a magical place to kick back and relax with your partner. Gaze out at views of turquoise sea or simple step down from your living room into the water for a swim with the fishes. Maldives is known for diving and water sports but most couples disappear into a world of their own.
Don’t Miss – An exclusive dinner date at Ithaaa Undersea Restaurant – the first all-glass undersea restaurant in the world, set 16 feet below sea level. Experience 180° views of coral and marine life.
A stunning archipelago in the South Pacific, Fiji is a honeymooner’s dream and a definite way to say goodbye to the fast paced life in modern cities. Days are spent admiring the exotic coconut palms on pristine white sand beaches, lazing by your private pool or Jacuzzi or enjoying rejuvenating therapies in world renowned spas.
If you’re an adventurous couple seeking a holiday beyond white sand beaches, balmy sunsets and exotic dinners, then Fiji offers thrilling adventures. From island cruises, rainforest treks, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking – you name it and Fiji has it all!
Don’t miss – A visit to a local village where you watch the day to day life, get to know the Fijians – known as some of the friendliest people in the world, watch legendary fire walkers and enjoy a traditional Kava ceremony.
Located in the balmy waters of Southern Asia, Bali is known to lure couples and honeymooners who love to snuggle up undisturbed in romantic villas and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Balinese. The little island shot up on the world honeymoon destination list after the success of the movie – Eat Pray Love who’s star actress, Julia Roberts spends time exploring this paradise and its culture.
Bali is an exotic oasis with picturesque scenery, beaches and unique culture that attracts couples who keep coming back for more. From romantic dinners on the beach, trekking, white water rafting, surfing, partying and shopping, there’s lots of fun activities for couples.
Don’t miss – Instead of booking a hotel, enjoy the privacy of a Balinese villa and request the wonderful staff to set up a romantic dinner in the garden with wine! You can also enjoy an evening by the pool with your butler creating special cocktails just for the two of you.
The Greek island of Santorini is an inspirational destination for honeymooners. Santorini boasts of the most spectacular landscapes with blue domes, white washed houses and churches nestled on volcanic cliffs against the shimmering backdrop of Aegean waters.
Imagine residing on a spectacular beach, sipping extraordinary wine and watching the colors of the sky change from lilac to deep purple, yellow to orange to red, as the sun sinks into the sea reflecting its blood red light on the aqua blue water. Santorini is one of the few places where there is no definition of time, where romantic couples can allow the world go by and not feel guilty.
Don’t Miss – Stay in a cave house, Yposkafo, unique houses built in Santorinian architecture that have now been turned into luxury resorts. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the rim of the caldera.
Earlier known as a backpacker’s paradise in the Philippines, Borocay is now frequented by couples who love to stay by the talcum soft White Beach. This is an ideal destination for couples who prefer staying away from mainstream touristy places, yet seek a cosmopolitan vibe.
Long walks on the white sandy beaches, try gorgeous seaside dining restaurants and fun activities. Borocay is an island where you can enjoy all of this without a dent in your pocket. Imagine relaxing on a cliff side day bed with a mango cocktail in hand and admiring spectacular sunsets with your sweetheart.
Don’t Miss – A traditional Hilot treatment at Mandala Spa and Villas, a jungle retreat boasting eco-friendly villas for couples.
An escapist fantasy for couples, The Seychelles has a luscious coastline and tropical paradise features desired by every couple on honeymoon. Even Prince William and Kate spent their honeymoon in Seychelles. The 115 coral islands of Seychelles are scattered in the blue waters with unbelievable rock formations, coral reefs and dramatic landscapes, ideal for scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing.
Experience romance in a private villa resort set within a nature conservancy, a memory you’ll cherish for years to come. Witness the impressive biodiversity of the island by trekking along Natural Reserves and National Parks on the island.
Don’t Miss – Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Valle Dei Mai in Praslin and Aldabra. Valle Dei Mai is a national park with some of the rarest birds in the world, whereas Aldabra is the largest atoll in the world, home to 152,000 giant tortoises.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui tops the list for Asia’s most romantic islands. Filled with picture-perfect beaches and a rich culture inspired by Thailand’s long history, Koh Samui is a gorgeous destination to experience Thai luxury. From eco-friendly retreats to 5 star luxury, some of the best resorts in Thailand can be found on the pristine beaches of Koh Samui.
Visit waterfalls hidden in deep rainforests, see the Big Buddha, party at beach clubs, or unwind on a private yacht with your sweetheart. Indulge in a couple’s massage at exotic spas or experience the best in gourmet sea food, the choice of activities in Koh Samui is endless.
Don’t Miss – Experience a full moon party at Koh Phagnan, just a 25 minute boat ride from Koh Samui.
Hamilton Island, Australia
If you and your partner are sailing aficionados, then Hamilton Island in Australia is a great destination to celebrate love as you indulge in sparkling champagne and gourmet dining on a starlit cruise. White sandy beaches, which are the best in the world & crystal-clear water, luxurious villa resorts where you don’t have to lift a finger, sounds perfect for a romantic escape!
There’s more empty beaches here than in any other coastal region in Australia. Couples who dream of enchanting luxury resorts and walk on pure white silica sands find solace on Hamilton Island.
Don’t Miss – Cruise the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach, sail a yacht around the Whitsundays, snorkel the reef, relax at a spa, or simply lounge by one of the many island pools and do nothing at all.
Bahamas, Caribbean Islands
A Caribbean honeymoon in The Bahamas has always been on the dream list for every couple. The Bahamas are the ideal destination for couples to reconnect with one another and to appreciate the wonders of nature. The experience found on this exotic island cannot be matched to any place on earth.
Imagine escaping with your partner to a dreamy paradise with pristine white and pink sand beaches, panoramic views of turquoise blue waters of the Atlantic and absolute seclusion. The Bahamas is a great destination to make memories of a lifetime as you spend romantic time with the love of your life while residing in spectacular beach bungalows.
Don’t Miss– Swim with the Dophins in Atlantic waters, go for a diving and fishing excursion, kayak in the tiny tropical creeks.