- Category: Destinations
- Author: Tyler Welch
The Top Five Exotic Romantic Destinations
Everyone knows that Paris is romantic. Who hasn’t spent a night in London? And how many couples have spent a week on a cruise or on some beach in the Caribbean?
These are all beautiful vacation spots, but sometimes you’re looking for something more exotic, outside the norm. Here are some of the top romantic getaway destinations that are off the beaten track of Europe and the Caribbean:
- The Seychelles
- The Red Sea Riviera
- South Africa
- Ko Samui, Thailand
This tropical island paradise has resorts and villas that match any of those in the Caribbean, but is more exotic and out of the way than any island in the Americas. Seychelles is a stunning nation of 115 separate islands, and is known for its breathtaking beauty and slow-paced lifestyle. Popular travel blogger Nomatic Matt says this: “When I think of what heaven would like look like, I think it of the Seychelles.” The country is located off of the eastern coast of Africa, just above Madagascar. For another endorsement, consider that the royal couple – William and Kate – took their honeymoon in Seychelles.
This South American gem is a great location for a passionate and relaxing romantic getaway. Known for delicious food and delightful dancing, Argentina is exotic and pampering. Many have called Spanish the language of love and it is no surprise that Argentina made it onto this this list. For a great time try taking salsa classes, enjoying new foods and relaxing with a loved one.
The Red Sea Riviera
This little-known slice of paradise is situated in northeastern Egypt and will bowl you over with its beauty. The Riviera consists of beaches and resort cities south of the Suez Gulf. You can choose to stay on a coastal city like Sharm-El-Sheikh, or a small island like Tiran, each with its own attractions. Along the Red Sea Riviera you’ll find gorgeous beaches, coral reefs, historical sites and a welcoming culture with a relaxing atmosphere.
South Africa has it all: surfing, sailing and swimming, hiking, safaris and mountain climbing. The country offers something for everyone, in a lovely climate, with Western amenities always close by. For the adventurer, a stay inland can bring you up close to African safari animals and towering mountain peaks. A traveller seeking rest and relaxation can find it at coastal place like Llandudno Beach.
Ko Samui, Thailand
Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Known simply as Samui, by locals, it is an island off the east coast of Thailand. Smaller than the well-known Phuket, it offers more luxury touches and privacy. The island has an abundance of natural wonders. You will find coconut trees, coral reefs and white-sand beaches. Ko Samui is also home the Buffalo Fighting Festival and a sailing tournament titled the Samui Regatta.
Whether you decide to spend your vacation in Asia or South America, on a beach, or on top of a mountain, choosing an exotic travel destination will make for an unforgettable romantic getaway.