The Best Romantic Destinations to Explore in 2020
The month of love has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate love and keep the spark alive all year round with a getaway with that one special person. From the stark white Instagrammable villas in Santorini to the romantic bushveld glamping feel, here we list a few romantic destinations that can be both locally luxe or big and abroad.
Known for its whitewashed seaside homes, this Mediterranean getaway is idyllic for couples in search of a luxe seaside adventure, and one that is aesthetically pleasing for any ‘Insta-couple’. With sweeping views of the Aegean island there’s absolutely nothing better to do than share a sunset with your beloved overlooking the caldera. The east coast of the island is much less explored although equally appealing. Lined with black sand, stunning beach resorts and watersports aplenty, the ancient island makes for a dreamy getaway.
2. Cape Town, South Africa
We have it all, beautiful beaches, bushveld glamping and of course the Winelands just a few minutes out of the city. In the summer, visit Table Mountain to experience and indulge in sundowners with your special someone. Unplug and spend the night in complete secluded, no signal, no WiFi bliss at Copia Eco Cabins in Bot River, just an hour’s drive outside of Cape Town. A great idea to spend time with your one and only, is going on a helicopter trip around the Cape Peninsula. It makes for a great way to pop the question.
3. Marrakech, Morocco
Something for the foodies – take a delicious food tour around Marrakech exploring the cuisine through the souks and streets of Morocco. Make a day of it by taking a day trip via camel to the Agafay desert. This once in a lifetime experience comes with the awe-inspiring opportunity to have dinner under the stars. Venture out together to the famed night market Jemaa El Fna. A buzzing interactive market that will get any adventure seeker or foodie enthused by the number of smells, sounds and tastes.
4. Magaliesberg, South Africa
Nestled in the Magaliesberg mountain range, are an abundance of beautiful places to stay that are just a few minute’s drive out of Johannesburg. With the Cradle of Humankind close by to explore, try something out of the ordinary with hot air ballooning in the mountainous region. Watch the sunrise with your better half in the golden African sky this glorious experience is then followed by a champagne breakfast.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Brunch on a floating tray in an infinity pool overlooking the lush greenery of a forest? The perfect description of romance in paradise! Mindfulness is also known to do wonders for the soul, try the many indoor and outdoor yoga classes together as a couple, on the “Island of gods”. Catch a tan on one of Bali’s beaches, with so many to do but read a book on the sand. Learn a new hobby together and try your hand at surfing lessons. In search of something delicious? Stroll about in one of many local food markets.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post written by Dominique Solomon for The Authentic Girl.