Best Romantic Islands in the World
Looking to get away and reconnect with your significant other? No matter where you are in the world, there’s a romantic island waiting for you somewhere. Need help deciding on which romantic island to pick for your next couples holiday? Here are 6 of the best romantic islands in the world for couples to live out their adult fantasies and perhaps even more.
6. St. Lucia, Caribbean
As one of the most popular wedding spots in the Caribbean, St. Lucia has won the hearts of many. With stunning beaches, rainforests and idyllic mountains it’s easy to imagine that you’re on a magical island straight out of a fairy tale. As a volcanic island, St. Lucia is full of lush vegetation including its world-famous bananas but offers great relaxation too. The sulphuric hot springs will fill you with extra vitality! If you’re looking for something to get the blood pumping, why not visit the drive-in volcano ‘Sulphur Springs’. To top it off there is beautiful scenery in every direction. This ranges from the UNESCO World Heritage peaks (‘Pitons’) in the South, or Pigeon Island in the North. St. Lucia is perfect for dreamers and romantics alike which places it at number 6 of our best romantic islands in the world.
5. Senja, Norway
Tropical islands are not everyone’s idea of paradise and beauty can be found all around us. The island of Senja in Norway has a rustic charm that will take your breath away. One for active couples, Senja offers stunning views and challenging hikes. Whilst out and about you can even see native wildlife such as eagles, whales and reindeer in their natural habitat. If you decide to visit in the winter, Senja has a host of outdoor ski resorts. Then once night falls the Aurora Borealis transports you to a different world entirely. If you visit in the summer, you’ll be able to experience the ‘Midnight Sun’, a natural phenomenon where the sun never really sets. If stunning scenery and outdoor activities are your style then this island makes our fifth best romantic islands in the world.
4. Santorini, Greece
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Greece is renowned for its wonderfully diverse islands steeped in history, beauty and culture. Santorini is no exception to this. It’s no wonder that the island was recently romanticised even further in ‘Mama Mia’. As the whitewashed villas built up the hillside allow each couple their own personal view of the breath-taking sunsets. If fine wine and rich food are a cornerstone of your relationship, Santorini will give you butterflies. For those who like to look to the past as well as the future, Santorini is steeped in history and mythology, with plenty of interesting sites to explore. Many believe the mythological story of how Santorini was created is the inspiration for the Atlantis legend.
3. Tahiti, French Polynesia
Alongside neighbouring island Bora Bora, Tahiti is the perfect romantic island getaway. Staying in your own floating bungalow with water all around you and clear night skies that let you see the cosmos, what’s not to love? Tahitian spa resorts harvest their own local ingredients to cook the most exquisite food. There’s also plenty to see from the sky-scraping mountains to the corals under the sea. You can really get back in touch with nature in Tahiti. Why don’t you share a bonding exercise like swimming with sting rays or riding horseback along the white beaches? If this sounds like your idea of romance, then that’s why it tops our 3rd most romantic islands in the world.
2. Capri, Italy
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For cultured couples the idea of a remote island may be better than reality. If you are looking for outstanding views, white beaches and lush foliage but don’t want to give up urban convenience, then Capri is the island for you. Long beloved by artists, poets and musicians, Capri hosts a variety of cultural events. It also houses seven museums covering the island’s history from Roman times to present day, as well as many historic sites. With secluded hideaways such as the blue grotto and warm, welcoming locals, it’s easy to see why so many fall in love with Capri. Known for its production of the Italian liqueur Limoncello, you can dine under lemon trees at the famous Restaurant da Paolino. With excellent food and wine you can see why this is one of the most romantic places on the isle of Capri.
1. Anguilla, Caribbean
Voted the best island in the Caribbean for two years in a row, Anguilla is a tropical paradise. With temperatures ranging between 23-31°C, the island has beautiful weather all year round and sunsets that can make you fall in love all over again. Unlike other islands, Anguilla is not visited by cruise ships, keeping the tourist population low. It’s perfect for spending quality time alone. Whether you’re looking for relaxation at a 5-star resort, or the personal touch of an independent hotel, Anguilla welcomes everyone. Learn about its art and history, enjoy fine cuisine made from fresh ingredients, or rent a bike and find a secluded beach. The relaxed, beautiful island of Anguilla can make you forget the rest of the world exists. Which allows you to focus on what’s really important; each other.
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