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The Most Romantic Destinations Around the World for Honeymoons, Anniversaries and Everything in Between

Some of our favorite destinations in the world are synonymous with romance—from Tuscany, where couples can explore rolling hills on horseback and savor world-renowned wines to French Polynesia, where white-sand beaches and overwater villas make for a once-in-lifetime romantic escape. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up the most scenic, atmospheric and romantic places to travel around the globe.

Contact Indagare to plan a trip to one of these romantic escapes or to learn more about Indagare’s honeymoon membership, which includes one customized itinerary, VIP amenities and more.

Americas

Napa

Go for: The beautiful setting of vineyard-striped hills, charming towns with great shopping, innovative restaurants and luxe California-cool retreats

Highlights: Hot air balloon ride over the valley at sunrise, dinner and drinks with vineyard views, personalized cooking classes  and wine tasting

Where to Stay: Auberge du SoleilMeadowoodSolage Calistoga

Caribbean: St. Barth’s, Turks & Caicos, St. Lucia

Go for: Dependable weather, gorgeous beaches and a breezy, laid-back vibe

Highlights: Spa treatments overlooking the ocean, water sports, boat charter to experience lesser-known beaches, al fresco dinner and drinks

Where to Stay: Necker Island, Parrot Cay by COMO, Sugar Beach, Amanera, Cheval Blanc Isle de France

Chile

Go for: Otherworldly landscapes of snow-capped mountains, lunar-like deserts and volcanoes, plush lodges

Highlights: Stargazing, sublime outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, kayaking and horseback riding, unwinding in wine country

Where to Stay: Awasi AtacamaTierra Atacama, Tierra Patagonia, Vina Vik

Europe

Tuscany

Go for: Fabled countryside, vineyards, old-world charm and magical towns

Highlights: Visits to medieval villages, cooking lessons and truffle hunting, wine tasting to your heart’s content

Where to Stay: Rosewood Castiglion Del BoscoIl Borgo (at Castello Banfi)

South of France

Go for: European countryside charm, a stylish scene and incredible restaurants

Highlights: Exploring hilltop towns on tiny back roads, poolside lunch at fabulous grand hotels, shopping and people-watching in some of the world’s most glitzy locations

Where to Stay: Grand-Hôtel du Cap-FerratHotel du Cap-Eden-RocLa Réserve de Beaulieu & Spa

Amalfi Coast and Capri

Go for: Enchanting setting, glittering waters, luxurious hillside hotels and a charming resort scene

Highlights: Island-hopping by private boat, lunching at chic beach clubs, people-watching in romantic piazzettas

Where to Stay: Le SirenuseMonastero Santa RosaJ.K. Place Capri 

Africa

Tanzania

Go for: Expansive landscapes, legendary sights including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, luxe treehouse lodges and antiques-filled safari camps

Highlights: Romantic dinners in the bush, game drives with extraordinary (and plentiful) wildlife viewing

Where to Stay: Singita Grumeti SaboraChem Chem TarangireSingita Grumeti Sasakwa

Related: Just Back From…Tanzania

Namibia

Go for: An unparalleled safari experience of dramatic, tangerine-colored sand dunes and desert-adapted wildlife

Highlights: Game drives through utterly isolated landscapes, dining and spa treatments at serene and romantic lodges, cultural interactions with local tribespeople to learn about their unique ways of life

Where to Stay: Hoanib Skeleton CampWoldewans Dune Camp

Morocco

Go for: History, romance and atmosphere in Marrakech, dazzling landscapes and a castaway-style desert camp

Highlights: Shopping in the souk, spa treatments at palatial hotels, romantic meals in the desert

Where to Stay: La Mamounia, Villa des Orangers, Dar Ahlam

Asia

Thailand

Go for: Incredible food and cultural sites in Bangkok, far-flung tropical retreats, lush jungles

Highlights: Market and temple exploration, visiting an elephant sanctuary, scuba diving through underground caves, beachside relaxation

Where to Stay: Six Senses SamuiRosewood PhuketFour Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

India

Go for: Larger-than-life sightseeing, palatial resorts, incredible food

Highlights: Shopping in the pink-hued Jaipur, visits to the stupendous Taj Mahal and palaces of the Golden Triangle

Where to Stay: Oberoi UdaivilasSuján Rajmahal Palace, Taj Lake Palace

Pacific

New Zealand

Go for: Lord of the Rings landscapes, unparalleled adventurous experiences and show-stopping lodges

Highlights: Adrenaline-pumping activities like spectacular nature hikes, fly-fishing and helicopter tours, plus wine tasting, golf and seaside relaxation

Where to Stay: AnnandaleMatakauri LodgeKauri CliffsFarm at Cape Kidnapper’s

French Polynesia

Go for: Idyllic beaches, overwater villas

Highlights: Private beach dinners, scuba diving and water activities, touring the resort’s environmental initiatives

Where to Stay: The Brando

Contact Indagare to plan a trip to one of these romantic escapes or to learn more about Indagare’s honeymoon membership, which includes one customized itinerary, VIP amenities and more.

– Blair West on February 11, 2019

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