In light of Valentine's Day this past Sunday, let’s hang up our backpacks for a moment and daydream about romantic dream destinations for couples.
It's normal to get tired of the daily routines we have at home, and, to be honest, romances can start fading away as well.
But, if you don’t want that to happen, and you wish to see the world together with your beloved – consider saving up for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to one of the five incredible places below.
All of these destinations are perfect for travelers who want to spend time with that special someone. And, of course, for newlyweds, who are looking for the perfect honeymoon spot too!
1. Cayo Espanto, Belize
Belize is a small, yet amazingly diverse country. The country's islands, known as “cays” (pronounced as “keys”), offer a multitude of options for couples looking to relax on sandy, palm-fringed shores.
First, the weather is incredible all year, so it's the perfect getaway regardless of the season.
Second, at four small acres, Cayo Espanto is tiny and offers guests plenty of privacy. It's only a few miles from the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Cay, making the logistics of getting there easy.
And third, if you decide to stay here, you'll get your own private overwater bungalow off a private dock, and most amazingly – your own private island.
Of the destinations on this list, Belize is one of the budget-friendly to reach from the United States.
2. North Island, Seychelles
If you are a fan of the British royal family, then spend your romantic dream vacation or honeymoon in Seychelles.
Well, the Seychelles, located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean, were the honeymoon destination of choice for Great Britain's Prince William and Kate! And it is easy to understand why.
First, it is widely known that Seychelles are an idyllic chain of tropical islands. And once again, the weather there is perfect.
But what is even more amazing about these islands, and especially the North Island, is that at this resort, the staff of 130 people looks after a maximum of just 44 guests.
Expect world-class service, along with as much privacy as you (or a prince and princess) needs.
3. Mandarin Oriental Sanya, Hainan, China
The Mandarin Oriental Sanya is often called the Hawaii of China and for good reason.
This small island will pamper you with fabulous weather, warm water, and luxurious resorts. Moreover, this is a well-known surf spot in China. So, in these respects, there's certainly a similarity to Hawaii.
If you're traveling from North America, a stay here will be a bit more expensive than the Caribbean, but it's also an opportunity to stretch your boundaries.
4. Fowl Cay Resort, Exumas, Bahamas
Exumas Island belongs to the Bahamas, and if you're a fan of celebrities, you may find yourself in the company of one vacationing here. Johnny Depp, for one, has a private island nearby.
Fowl Cay Resort is also a good option for a couples getaway, as you can get your own private island.
5. Hapuku Lodge, New Zealand
And finally, one of the most uncommon but still very romantic places can be found in the faraway land of New Zealand.
It is unique for a good reason – the Hapuku Lodge is not technically built on the earth. It is built on trees!
The suites are built 30 feet off the ground on steel supports among local manuka trees, so you can spend a few nights in a real treehouse.
What makes it even more unique is the mountain scenery. Hence, you won’t only have fun staying in a tree, but you'll also get a chance to gaze your eyes upon the spectacular scenery.