Couples Vacation Ideas
There’s nothing like a romantic or adventurous getaway to give couples the time and space needed to refresh and reconnect. Imagine walking with your loved one along a tropical beach at sunset, or exploring shops and restaurants in a small European village. Traveling can reinvigorate a relationship in ways nothing else can. Once busy schedules have been cleared and time taken off work, it’s worth the time and effort for couples to book vacations in exotic or unusual places around the world. With so many romantic destinations to choose from, we’ve ranked the top 5 vacation destinations for couples to express their wanderlust. Here are the best couples’ getaways and destinations for each season of the year.
A true winter wonderland, the Hotel Kakslauttanen offers individuals and couples luxurious accommodations where they can watch the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora borealis. Located in Finnish Lapland, the Hotel Kakslauttanen is the home of Igloo Village, a collection of unique snow and glass igloos. Accommodations include snow igloos for adventurous couples, traditional log cabins, and glass igloos. Travelers can also take their meals in the world’s largest snow restaurant, which seats up to 150 in a single igloo, and warm up in the world’s largest sauna. Couples should plan to travel between December and April to make sure that they see the Northern Lights.
Spring is the ideal time for couples to visit the Caribbean. The U.S. Virgin Islands is also known as “America’s Caribbean Paradise” and is made up of three islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. With luxurious yachts moored in the harbor, St. Thomas is known for its high-end shopping and other activities. St. John is more romantic in nature, with as much as seven thousand acres of beaches and parks for couples to explore. The southernmost island, St. Croix specializes in rum and sugar cane, offering a glimpse into the past. Visiting in the spring provides couples with a less expensive vacation that doesn’t skimp on beauty or relaxation.
Summertime is the busiest vacation time of the year, and it takes a bit of maneuvering to find a place that is romantic and secluded enough for a couple’s getaway. Consider Cap Rocat in Mallorca, Spain. A former military fortress, this resort has been completely refurbished, providing couples with fabulous suites with private terraces and spectacular views of the bay. Relax on the beach or at the side of the saltwater pool, and make sure to head to the spa for some relaxing pampering.
It wouldn’t be a fall getaway without a tour through the changing colors of the season. While a stay in Vermont might instantly come to mind, a different East Coast destination may offer as much romance and fall foliage without a ton of fellow travelers. Consider a stay at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid while taking in the hiking trails and kayaking at Adirondack Park in upstate New York. As this park is 6 million acres, it is an ideal - and free - destination for taking advantage of the beauty and romance of the season.
Regardless of the time of year, there are endless getaways and destinations for couples to reconnect and recharge. Whether searching for a romantic and relaxing break or an exciting adventure, one of these couples’ getaways and destinations are sure to provide an ideal vacation.