Everyone dreams of a romantic holiday; one where they can fall in love (again), relax and feast on champagne and chocolate coated strawberries while indulging in guilt-free PDA’s with their significant other. The most important part of creating an unforgettable vacation is getting the destination right and although there is a plethora of wondrous places around the world, there are a few that are a cut above the rest in the romance department. If you’re stuck for ideas, try one of these.
Hunter Valley, Australia
More commonly known as Wine Country, The Hunter Valley boasts some of the finest wineries and restaurants in the region. Hoping to get a taste of the good life? Hunter Valley is the tonic to cleanse your mind, body and soul. Whether you are being pampered at one of the many day spas, sloshing your feet in a barrel of grapes, or experiencing a candlelit dinner overlooking the lush greenery, this scenic destination will always give you a warm country welcome. Only a two hour drive from the iconic Sydney, the Hunter Valley is perfect for the romantic long weekend.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast: the inspiring destination that artists, writers and musicians alike have put pen (or paintbrush) to paper over. It’s little wonder why; the vibrant village boasts magnificent cliff faces jutting in all directions while the inland offers the ideal mix of nature and history. During the summer months, the streets are lined with enlightening festivals while notes of lemon and olive groves linger in the air. While it has that old traditional feel, the Amalfi Coast has no shortage of luxury resorts and Michelin star restaurants.
Situated in the small town of St Mary, Oracabessa is Jamaica’s best kept secret. With its stunning natural beauty and inspiration for the world’s finest artist, it’s surprising that very few people know about this gem. There are only a small selection of hotels to stay at in Oracabessa with the likelihood of it staying that way forever, meaning that visitors to that location will rest assured knowing that it will never be overrun by tourists. Your daily activity options: kayak or lounge on the beach and then slowly make your way to the bar for jazz and reggae influenced music before feasting on local seafood. Finish the night with a bonfire before making your way back to one of the luxurious hotel with your loved one.
Liore Valley, France
While Paris will always have a place in our romantic hearts, the true beauty lies in the Liore Valley, otherwise known as the Garden of France. Enter into a fairy-tale realm where postcard worthy castles and storybook villages rule. With an enchanting array of vineyards, blossoming gardens and rolling green mounds, there is a magical discovery around every corner in the Loire Valley.
Now you know where to go, it’s time to start planning! While there’s fun to be had everywhere on a trip, the main question to be posed is: how are you going to pay for it? The easiest way is with your own money (nobody likes to have a maxed out credit card before the trip is over), check out Travel Money Oz by heading to this URL for some information on the best ways to spend your own money overseas. Happy travels!