Some places are just more romantic than others. With Valentines Day fast approaching, people have romance on their mind more than usual. The other thing that people are thinking about at this time of year is a warm-weather travel destination.
A lot of attractive places bill themselves as honeymoon destinations. Some may add “anniversary” to the list of excuses that people can use to visit.
But what about all those couples who want to travel but have neither a honeymoon or an anniversary coming up? Yes, Valentines Day can be used as an excuse for taking a second honeymoon. But you should ask yourself this: “do I really need any excuse to go somewhere beautiful and atmospheric with someone special?”
If your travel companion really is special, then the answer to that question is probably “No.” You’d have a great time whether it was Valentines Day or your anniversary or some random week when both of you had enough vacation days to leave home for a while.
The four destinations we are about to mention can bring the romance and inspire memories no matter what time of year you visit. If one of these places truly catches your eye, why not invent your own holiday and then use it as an excuse to book a room right away?
Casco Viejo is the most romantic section of Panama City. The sultry weather, Spanish colonial-style structures and timeless ambiance make this neighborhood ideal for couples. Amazing food, ever-present jazz music and plenty of daytime excursion options will characterize a vacation here in the heart of Latin America.
The American Trade Hotel puts a luxurious spin on the classic surroundings. Amazing suites and well-furnished guest rooms have small dining areas and floor to ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of Casco’s streets. The downstairs lounge and jazz club make it possible to have a great time without ever leaving the hotel.
Saint Lucia is paradise for island-lovers. This Caribbean haven lacks the crowded resorts that characterize many of the other destinations in this tropical region. If you can find the right place to stay, this island can also be the most romantic spot in the West Indies.
The Ladera Resort is perched on Piton Mountain, far above the blue waters of the Caribbean. If you are looking for the proverbial “room with a view” THIS is it. Ladera’s 32 suites overlook the coast. Each suite has an open wall and a patio with plunge pool. You can take a dip in complete privacy while enjoying the stunning Lucian panoramas.
Song Saa island defines romance. Literally. When translated from Khmer, the name means “Sweethearts.” This is a private island destination not far from the Cambodian mainland. Each of the 27 villas here offers complete privacy and a setting that is as idyllic as it gets.
Some villas are nestled in the jungle, while others sit only two steps from the sand and the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Thailand. When you book, be sure to ask for a villa that offers a view of the sunset.
The Bahamas is high on many people’s “top romantic destinations” list. And for good reason. This island nation is easy to reach, it has some pristine beaches and a laid-back pace that many people find attractive. Musha Cay has all these qualities. It is also extremely private. Owned by magician David Copperfield, this Bahamas paradise hosts only 24 guests at a time. They stay in private villas and cottages scattered around the island.
Some of the villas actually have their own private beaches. It will be just you and your special companion and the sand, sun and water.
Maybe you are intrigued, but you want to look further. We have estates all over the world that can bring a strong sense of romance to your next vacation. Feel free to peruse our website to find the perfect fit for the next getaway.
What is the most romantic place you have ever been with your significant other? Where do you want to go next as a couple? Use the comments section to let us know.