Top 5 Romantic Destinations

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Picture white sandy beaches and a warm summer breeze, or toasting a glass of champagne while dining with a view of the Eiffel Tower. What ever your most intimate, picturesque ideal of a romantic retreat may be, there is a place somewhere waiting for you and the love of your life. Whether you’re planning a long honeymoon or a vacation to reminisce being young and in love, choosing the perfect balance of leisure and luxury can be quite a challenge. Luckily, this list of top romantic destinations of 2015 should get you excited to explore and ready to runaway with your special someone. While simply being together is enough to make any spot magical, snow capped mountains or a beautiful beach sunset never hurt the romantic backdrop.

Bora Bora

The quintessential honeymoon retreat for couples who want to relax in the sun and enjoy crystal clear waters from a stilted bungalow, Bora Bora offers romantic beach front dinners for two, private boat tours through blue lagoons, and luxurious spas to relax your day away. Enjoy breakfast by boat to your bungalow balcony, rent a private beach for the perfect picnic, or simply walk through the sand soaking in the sunset. What ever the occasion, Bora Bora is worlds away from the average vacation and a beautiful example of romance and relaxation.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Dunheger Travel Blog
Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Flickr © tensaibuta

Sonoma & Napa Valley

When searching for a quite getaway for two, consider a vacation rental in Sonoma Valley or a top of the line resort and spa, and experience wine country at its finest. Tour the world-renowned vineyards by day, taste the finest wines by evening, and spend your relaxation time in one of the many couples spa retreats. Rent matching bicycles and cruise the countryside, or find some adventure in a hot air balloon ride overlooking the hills. Once you arrive, the romantic possibilities are endless.

Napa Valley, California, USA, Dunheger Travel Blog
Napa Valley, California, Flickr © Malcolm Carlaw

Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

This large group of islands, covered in rolling hills that dip down into deep blue seas and hide around turns of dense tropical rainforests, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a much less crowded slice of heaven for anyone looking to escape into a romantic hideaway. Sounds of songbirds and the fragrant seas help to create a magical atmosphere that transports you and your love to an island made just for the two of you. Explore caves and private beaches before retiring to your own romantic bungalow and dressing for a fantastic dinner for two.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, Dunheger Travel Blog
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India © mattharvey1

Aspen, Colorado

Winter getaways can be some of the most romantic vacation time you will ever spend. Whether your choose to snuggle up in front of a warm fire sipping wine, or take a trip to lounge in the hotsprings just to the north, Aspen has everything that a couple could hope for in a winter retreat. From snow capped mountains to spectacular scenery, vivid nightscapes to wild nightlife, consider this affluent ski destination for a taste of the great outdoors and even a romantic horseback ride if you visit during when the weather is just right.

Aspen, Colorado, USA, Dunheger Travel Blog
Aspen, Colorado, Flickr © KR1212

Santorini, Greece

The classic and elegant white buildings of Santorini nearly match the white sand of the beaches that surround this romantic city. Rent a private villa for two or choose one of the dazzling hotels near the golden street known as Ipapantis, and enjoy a private dinner at any number of decadent restaurants. Spend your days walking the Caldera Coastline and stay for the spectacular view when the city lights turn on and the stars come out. Find a cafe situated on the Mediterranean sea and enjoy blissful relaxation this little known destination paradise of Greece.

Santorini, Greece, Dunheger Travel Blog
Santorini, Greece, Flickr © Tiago

Romantic retreats are the best way to bring yourself and your loved one closer. Walking along the beach one day and spending the next enjoying matching massages is a beautiful picture that will surely be the envy of all your friends. Spend time thinking about what little you plan to accomplish while relaxing together in what will only be described as paradise, and consider the scenery as the largest task to conquer. Finding the perfect backdrop to your dream getaway is all it takes to turn a romantic vacation into the trip of your lifetimes.