Romantic World Travel Destinations to Consider Visiting in Search for Love


What Makes a Travel Destination Romantic?

Various sources look at love and romance connected to travel destinations differently. Today is all about surveys and algorithms that give an idea about everything, and it is the case for romance, too.

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The Bride magazine, for instance, awarded New York as the most romantic city and preferred proposal destination as well as LGBT wooing in 2019.

A simple Google search for the most romantic travel destination would bring Europe forward, with Paris taking the top spot, followed by Santorini and Venice. Not much to argue, there!

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Interestingly, searching for the most romantic country in the world would put the Philippines at the top of the list, followed by Rwanda and the very hot Puerto Rico, all three with over 90% of “people experiencing love on a daily basis” (source The Atlantic, accessed 18/01/2022). Hungary and Cyprus are just below the 90% mark.

Meanwhile, the United States occupies 27th place and France 57! I get poorer nations know better how to prioritize and get to have way more fun! Rich does not necessarily mean happy has been proven right times and again!

Gosh, I loved Puerto Rico! Hot, indeed – places and people! I won’t get into details here because that is another travel-love story that waits for me to write it!

The most romantic holiday destinations seem to include sandy beaches and azure waves lapping at the lover’s feet. No wonder Bali, Cancun, the Maldives or Hawaii would be at the top of the list before significant cities. Buenos Aires (the place of caliente, sensual Argentine tango), Paris or Venice – both competing for “the city of love” appellative for the historical love stories inspired by each and made famous by great writers follow short, though.

What Made my Romantic World Travel Destinations List and Why?

I would love to include in this post a few of the places other fellow travel bloggers and I visited and wrote about as sources of inspiration for your future travels.

Whether you are a couple, single, young or mature, travel for work or relaxation, look for cityscapes or gastronomic destinations, beaches or wineries, in love or hoping to find love in your travels, check the locations included here and see what makes them romantic. Perhaps one day you will decide to buy a plane ticket and fly away to your dream romantic world travel destination you have read about right here!

No matter what your motivation to travel is, any place has its romantic traits if you know where to look. An impressive medieval castle, a sumptuous king’s court surrounded by hectares of lavish gardens, a gondola ride, a perfect meal, a sunset on a wild beach, a skydive over a desert oasis or small-town airbase, a boat paddling on a tiny pond or cruising the oceans – all these and more have their dose of romance included if love drives you to plan travelling!

Any place in the world can make you feel butterflies in your stomach if you happen to be there with the right person. People make places romantic! I have never read a book that describes the sensual way in which a stonemason built a wall!

I said it and will repeat it every chance I have: love is the strongest force in the universe. Hate never created anything but destruction.

Enjoy reading and, if possible, travel to see the places you only read about! Travelling should be a basic necessity and accessible to everyone on this planet! We all know that is not the case, but we can all dream of it and let our imagination wander free in places we hope to visit or re-visit one day!

Limassol, Cyprus or Cruise Ship Romance

Cruising the seas of the world is definitely romantic. Working on cruise ships can and is, too. You don’t just see so many places in a short time, but you meet many interesting people. Because Cupid has his ways, this is an actual affair. I was there. It happened to me. It was… well, read for yourself!

Venice, Italy – Beyond the Façade

Venice, the Serenissima, and her inhabitants have inspired countless love books or movies. Almost every corner, each little canal or Piazzetta offers the perfect angle for a picture, the best restaurant for dinner, or just a private corner to steal a kiss! Still, a lot is not in plain sight but worth discovering. And, yeah, apparently I wrote about the sensual way a famous artist painted a wall! Oops! Art is seductive and painful – a complicated affair!

Cairo, Egypt – A Love for History

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Does it have anything to do with Cleopatra VII Philopator and Marcus Antonius? Not really; well, there is some history there. But it has more to do with a particular “Spanish-speaking Egyptian tour guide exuding exotic charm and owner of long, dark and thick eyelashes that would make any girl jealous”. Read the post for clarification!

Romantic Mendocino on the West Coast of the USA

No need to cross the world in search of a romantic place. If you happen to live on the West Coast, there is at least one at the door (don’t take it literarily, you will have to drive to get there!) It might be just what the doctor ordered for your relationship (with your partner, food, nature, and so on!)

Amalfi Coast, Italy – A Gourmand’s Paradise

The Amalfi Drive is southern Italy’s best-known stretch of coast, famous for breathtaking scenery, little postcard towns perched on the mountain cliff, dramatic drop to the narrow beaches and infinite blue sea. But the region’s best is undoubtedly its seafood. Are you looking for inspiration to book a romantic world travel destination for your holiday or simply a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home? Stop here! Recipe included!

Kauai, Hawaii

Didn’t I mention sandy beaches and incredible blue waters as the top romantic destination for many? I did, and you have already read it (unless you skipped that paragraph!) Look no further for a complete guide to the Coconut Coast of Kauai, and imagine how romantic it would be to take your loved one there!

Istanbul, Turkey – The Night’s Mistress on the Golden Horn

What happens when somebody with a romantic interest asks you out for dinner in an incredibly alluring, exotic and vibrant city, and you fall to the city’s charms instead of your date’s? Is it even possible? It was to me, and you will see why if you click here to read the story!

Tahiti, French Polynesia

Still a beach holiday, but perhaps a good idea if you are planning to enjoy time with your friends on a Galentine’s Day holiday. There is so much to do, to see and explore, to eat and drink, but most of all, have fun with your gals!

Capri, Italy – The Most Romantic Destination on Earth!

A long time ago, I read a book, fell in love with the place described in it and could not wait to see the site. And, my, was it worth the wait! A good Swedish doctor fell in love with a place and its people in Anacapri, on the beautiful island of Capri. He bought a patch of land with a long history and built his villa with sweat and blood. He said Capri was the one place in the world he wanted to die. I say it is the one place in the world I want to live in! Read to see why!

Best Relais in Emilia Romagna for Foodies

If you ever wondered why the Italians relationship with food is so special, you need to visit nearly all of the country and the many diverse regions to get the right impression! Here is a good starting point: Antica Corte Pallavicina – a little piece of heaven in the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy. Buon viaggio e buon appetito!

Santorini, Greece in White and Blue

Greece is famous for its many islands strewn in the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, for millennia of history, for its art and nature and most of all, perhaps, its food. And the quaint village of Oia perched on Santorini’s white clifftop is the right place to enjoy it all before driving down to the shore for a splash in the crystal-clear waves! Or you could learn about the goodness of a simple meal through the eyes of a wanderer. Recipe included!

The Best Wineries in Prince Edward County, Canada

Two hours from Toronto, a gorgeous wine county to go winery hopping is the perfect way to see the region and get your day drinking on! Prince Edward County is home to over 35 wineries and has made a real name for itself within Canada. The region is most well known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, so be sure to try those wines in particular.

Romantic Trsteno Arboretum, Croatia – AKA Olena’s Gardens in GOT

Before this beautiful arboretum made a fantastic film location for Game of Thrones, I had the gardens all to myself to share with my boyfriend back then. No picture and not even the famous series does enough justice to this incredibly romantic corner of paradise. Best to visit! Meanwhile, see why my boyfriend’s nickname was Hotass!

Alaskan Cruise – The best Way to Celebrate Anniversaries

How can a cruise not be romantic? Here is the perspective of a cruiser, her advice, tips and of course, the highlights of her anniversary cruise with her husband. Incredible nature, five-star service, excursions of a lifetime and Dramamine tablets, just in case!

What Would be the Most Romantic World Travel Destination for You?

Hopefully, this post offered you the opportunity of an imaginary trip to some of the most romantic world travel destinations. What is your favourite, even if not included here? Where did you travel and find it incredibly lovely? What are your future travel plans, and do they include romantic places? Even better, what makes a place romantic? Drop a comment below; I would love to hear your opinion.

Romantic World Travel Destinations to Consider Visiting in Search for Love


The World Is An Oyster

Working as a journalist during university was pretty exciting. But landing a cruise ship job barely a year in my new graduate career was something else! Overnight, I moved from an already exhilarating job to an even better one. One that would allow me to wake up every morning in a different country. What more can a twenty-something wish for? The fact that I was fluent in a few languages helped. It made it easier to obtain the position I was seeking at the Shore Excursions department. Apart from dispatching tours in the morning and selling tickets in the evening, I would spend nearly every day on different trips. I did this a few years, spending half a year onboard and about two months at home. I enjoyed it immensely. I met fascinating people from all over the Globe and collected memories to last me a lifetime. Not to mention that I received a salary for seeing all those magnificent places the Earth has to offer! In an ideal world, everybody should live as they want. For me, that would translate into travel, then travel some more and keep travelling!

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35 Responses

  1. Going on a ship is fun and would love to go on one with my partner. You have a great list.

  2. I’ve been to some of these places and they are amazing! Great list. Santorini and Capri were my favourite on the list

  3. Ivana says:

    Venice is so stunning! I haven’t been in years and have been wanting to go back and explore more of it.

  4. nancy says:

    great ideas for a romantic holiday

  5. Victoria says:

    Great list! These all sound and look like wonderful destinations! Man, I want to travel so bad!!

  6. Kaybee Lives says:

    Love this! There are several must visit destinations on this list and I am excited to learn more about the different locations! Thanks for the great ideas, I cant wait to visit them!

  7. Jenna S. says:

    Great options. My husband and I had to cancel our honeymoon… thanks Covid lol. And within a month of getting married we found out we were pregnant too! That was two years ago. Hopefully we can take a late honeymoon soon!

  8. LOVE everyone of these suggestions! All of these are on our bucket list for travel, especially Greece and Italy. I have a romantic spirit and nothing sounds more romantic than a trip to Italy. Thanks for sharing!

  9. marvette says:

    Your list is definitely a winner. They are all fantastic places to visit and every single one of them is on my list.

  10. Jeanine says:

    These are fantastic ideas for that romantic occasion, I love the Emilia Romagna region…& the Dolimiti

  11. Helen Story says:

    I wouldn’t say no to any of those destinations, either alone or with a loved one! I think I’d throw in a mountain destination, maybe in Austria or Germany. Maybe a log chalet or a mountain resort. Sweeping views, local wines and a fire to cuddle up by in the evenings.

  12. Kate says:

    Such great ideas, lots of Valentines inspiration!

  13. Hope says:

    Love the places you highlighted. I’m hoping to take my mom on her dream trip to Italy, Turkey and Greece…when things calm down a bit in the world. Thanks for the post!

  14. leena says:

    These places are stunning! They look like a dream, I’ve been stuck at home for too long now I can’t wait to get out and travel again, thank you for sharing these beautiful places I’ll be saving this post for when I start getting out and about!

  15. Amalfi is a destination I dream to visit. It looks so romantic, like a fairytale. Those are some great suggestions, thank you for the amazing suggestions. Check my blog about fitness, nutrition, and a healthy mindset.

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  16. Ced Yong says:

    This is a good mix of the accessible, the famous, and the exotic.

  17. Jeannie says:

    All beautiful places to see and visit even if I dont end up finding love there, I for sure will fall in love in the place and views. I would love to do landscape photography there and shop too!

  18. Prince Edward County here in Canada is absolutely beautiful! There are so many places I’d love to visit, which to choose first?

  19. Sue says:

    What an amazing list – I’d like to see them ALL!

  20. I love to travel anywhere with my sweetheart. These would all be great destinations.

  21. These pictures are so beautiful, I can’t wait to travel again!

  22. Paige says:

    I love this list and how out-of-the-ordinary your romantic destinations are!

  23. Lucy Ivan says:

    I love Italy, and this is really one of the most romantic countries I have ever visited. Amalfi is still on my bucket list, but I hope to visit it soon. Thanks for sharing! Great ideas and places!

  24. I love that Cairo is on the list I definitely want to go there!

  25. These look like an amazing list of places to visit!

  26. Kelly says:

    There are so many places I want to go that are on your list! Also, I love cruises and think it’s so romantic you met your husband on one!

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