Set out on a romantic holiday

Rekha Balakrishna

Everyone needs a holiday, even an entrepreneur who is busy with startup battles and facing ecosystem blues. Once in a while, it makes sense to leave the disruption and strategy behind and take off with your significant other to some romantic locales. Whisper sweet nothings and take a romantic break with loads of R&R and love.

If you are a romantic at heart and are looking for the perfect getaway with your loved one, there are many options. The trouble is it’s hard to pick from so many beautiful places in the world - where should you go? A lot of people like quiet places; secluded spots where they can play the role of love birds to a tee. Other couples prefer more adventurous trips. When it comes to romantic destinations you certainly are spoilt for choices.

This list includes all sorts of top vacation spots and includes something for every sort of couple out there. So get on the phone with your travel agent and book up, fast.

 Langkawi, Malaysia

Enjoy the sun, surf and sand on a summer holiday

Tropical weather, lush green scenery, and glorious beaches; this country is the hub of cultural diversity. But we’re not going to recommend Kuala Lumpur as the honeymoon destination. Sure, the city is beautiful, and the Petronas is one of the few sites in the world that are just as awe-inspiring up close as they are on TV, but for your honeymoon, we recommend Langkawi.  It’s one of the 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast and it’s all turquoise beaches, white sands, and water sports. Oddly enough, the island also has a “black sand” beach. Spend your evenings watching the sun go down at the beach with your loved one. The island also boasts a very active night life - go dancing! Try the cable cars, or banana boating during the day. The Go-Karting is also fun! Most of all though make sure to dine out. Food’s relatively inexpensive, and if you and your partner are fans of seafood then this is the place to be!  Scrumptious buttered prawns, oysters and shrimps - you name it, they have it.

 

Rome, Italy

We’re talking scrumptious pizzas, glorious fountains - what better place to celebrate your love, than in a city that’s a monument to love?  The places to see are the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and, of course, St. Peter’s Basilica. If you want to spend your time licking gelatos, sipping coffee, or eating pizza, while throwing coins into fountains for luck and staring at each other adoringly instead... well then, what better place than the Eternal City? 

Paris, France

Ah, l’Amour, l’Amour. Paris is supposedly the most romantic city in the world. Sunset cruises, picnics set up by the Eiffel tower as you watch it light up at night, and no worrying about PDA. Stroll hand in hand through the Luxembourg Gardens, sample the world’s best wines, or maybe, if you’re up for some plain ol’ fun, visit Disneyland Paris! There’s a lot of lovin’ that can take place in the City of Love, so head on out!

 Cancun, Mexico

This one’s for the more adventurous among us. Who says you can’t have an action-packed vacation, while indulging yourselves in heady, unabashed luxury? Cancun makes it possible. Try scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Many of the excellent resorts on this Caribbean island have trainers who can guide you in the mysterious ways of water sports.  Alternatively you can sunbathe on the beaches; the pristine blue Caribbean waters provide the perfect background to romance. Downtown Cancun is also famous for its nightlife and boasts some of the best nightclubs in the world.

‍A 5-star luxury cruise can offer a holiday to remember

The Taj Mahal, India

This isn’t a trip for those of you looking to laze around on beaches. But, there’s no denying that our own country is chockfull of delicious cuisine, beautiful clothes, colourful shopping, and mind-boggling cultural traditions. The Taj Mahal is one of the most romantic monuments of love. Built by a Mughal Emperor as a testament to his everlasting love for his late wife, the Taj is definitely impressive as an architectural achievement and a tribute to lovers everywhere.  Why not turn your romantic holiday into a cultural experience, with the Taj Mahal the crown jewel to cap off your trip? We promise you, it will be a honeymoon worth remembering!

Caribbean Cruises

Picture this: a luxury hotel, spas, chocolates on your pillow at night, couple’s massages, elegant dinners and lunches, miles and miles of ocean, panoramic views of sunsets and sunrises, and just you and your better half. Yep, that’s right, try out a 5-star luxury Caribbean Cruise. There are all sorts out there, and some cruises recommend add-on packages so you can “customise” your trip. Sailing past some of the most glorious islands on the planet, romance will certainly be in the air!

Here’s to whispering sweet nothings, walking off into the sunset and living life – the love-ly way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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