Traveling the world together is one of the most enriching things a couple can do, but when love and wanderlust collide, you might find conventional romantic destinations to be surprisingly lackluster. Sure, Paris is always a good idea, as is Venice. However, waiting in line for three hours to get on top of the Eiffel tower along with dozens of other couples doesn’t really make your love feel one of a kind.
But don’t worry, the world is full of unique places to explore and you can find amazing romantic places where you’d least expect.
Have you ever wanted to take your loved one to the stars? We may not be ready to travel to space yet, but this surreal island in the Maldives is as close at it gets. During the day, Vaadhoo Island doesn’t seem to stand out from the usual exotic destinations: serene beaches, crystal clear waters, and pretty sunsets. However, it’s at night when the sea comes to life and reveals a magical “sea of stars” that will take romantic strolls to a whole new level. The microorganisms living in the sea emit blue light, causing a mesmerizing natural phenomenon called “bioluminescence”; it’s one of the rarest sights in the world and one that you will definitely enjoy admiring with your partner.
If you watched “Eat, Pray, Love”, you know that chill town of Ubud, in Bali, is not only a fantastic tourist attraction in itself, but also a great place to meet the love of your life. Although it’s not as famous as Paris, Ubud has one of the most vibrant international dating scenes and also offers many romantic activities for couples. Whether you want to have a quiet stroll on the Campuhan Ridge, take a yoga session together, or have dinner at The Mozaic (one of the top-rated restaurants in Asia), Ubud doesn’t cease to amaze. When you come back, your bond will feel even more special and you will have made hundreds of unique memories to remind you of your love.
Are you the kind of couple who hates crowds and wants to discover remote places where you can’t see a tourist for miles? Then you will love Ushuaia, which is, literally, at the end of the world. Located at the southernmost point of Argentina, this city has a serene, yet powerful beauty about it. The iconic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse is perhaps the best location for lovers who want to enjoy peace, nature, and spend some time alone away from the crowd but, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can go trekking in the Tierra del Fuego National Park or go canoeing in Lapataia Bay.
At the end of the day, remember that any destination can be romantic if you want it to. From the bridges of Prague to the streets of New York, your love is what makes the trip special, so you don’t need to limit yourselves to conventional destinations.