Romantic getaways are always special. They give couples the chance to spend time alone, make beautiful memories, explore parts of themselves they never knew existed, all while enjoying a beautiful corner of paradise.  You and your bae  deserve to pamper yourselves with a Baecation ( “vacation with bae”).

Take some time away from all the hustle and bustle of your familiar city and walk barefoot on sandy beaches, go to natural safaris, try new international cuisines, attend cultural festivals, and more importantly, keep the fire of your love burning!

  • Zanzibar, Tanzania

Don’t let negative media images of Africa fool you; the Motherland is perfect for a romantic getaway, and no destination is sexier than Zanzibar. A Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa, the country’s relaxed culture is just what a crazy-in-love couple needs. Its Caribbean vibe and friendly people will immediately feel familiar. Head straight to the coast when you land and fall into the luxurious arms of the Meliá Zanzibar resort. If you can pull yourself away from the beautiful rooms with views of the Indian Ocean, indulge in a couple’s treatment at the spa, go swimming with wild dolphins, dance the night away at the Gabi Beach Club or sign up for a cooking lesson and learn why Zanzibar is called the “Spice Island.” Maybe some of that spice will rub off on you and your boo!

  • The Maldives

You can’t talk about a baecation without mentioning the destination on almost every couple’s bucket list, the Maldives. This tropical nation, composed of 1,000-plus islands in the Indian Ocean, is made for romance.  Mesmerizing blue waters, secluded over-water bungalows and sandy beaches set the mood the moment you arrive. For the ultimate in romantic privacy, head to the Soneva Fushi  resort for a “just us two” castaway feel in its spacious beachside Crusoe Villas or to the sister property Soneva Jani, where the colorful Water Villas will make you feel as if you’ve stepped right into a postcard. The Soneva motto is “No news, no shoes,” so don’t expect any television to distract you from your love. Instead, arrange for a treat for your sweet from the ice cream parlor, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach, explore the deep blue sea on a snorkeling trip or share a kiss under the stars at the resort’s in-house observatory.

  • Bali, Indonesia

Bali. Just the name conjures images of blue waters, sandy beaches and romantic interludes. Grab an ocean view suite at The Laguna in Nusa Dua and indulge in stress-free love with stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and a butler who will cater to your whims. Partake in supercheap massages on the beach, party till sunup in Kuta, ride motorbikes down tree-lined streets, take cute couple photos with monkeys at ancient temples and, most important, be grateful your love brought you to paradise in the first place.

 

Baecation In bali

  • Grenada

Known as the “Spice Island” due to its production of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, Grenada is filled with lush forests, mountains, white-sand beaches, colorful towns, and much more, making it unique to other islands of the Caribbean. Grenada is a bit more low-key to its neighboring islands of Barbados and Trinidad, so expect the out-of-the-ordinary when you’re here. While you’ll still enjoy all the island vibes that this region offers, you can still enjoy the peace and serenity low-key that comes with less crowded beaches, hotels and attractions. The  gorgeous capital city of St. George’s offers much to do for tourists looking to explore, or you can opt to experience serenity and rejuvenation at one of the island’s resorts, such as Mount Cinnamon experiencing amenities such as yoga, famed cuisine and sumptuous accommodations in one of its suites overlooking the Caribbean Sea. And as one of the world’s biggest spice exporters, you’ll see it incorporated throughout food, drinks, and even your spa treatments, which makes for a special treat when experiencing everything the island has to offer.

  • Morocco

Morocco is making the top of just about every travel list these days, and for good reason. With stunning natural beauty and rich history, Morocco is a magical destination for honeymooners. Marrakesh is a good place to start. With romantic hotels, bustling markets, and decadent cuisine, you will quickly fall in love with this African paradise. Check out La Mamounia and Royal Mansour for true palatial living.

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Instagram users @buche21 and his wife @amarachii.co are serving nothing but style and grace in Marrakech’s historic La Mamounia palace and hotel.
  • Paris, France

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea,” and she was absolutely right. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their culmination of their love, in the “city of love”? Couples can visit to explore the destination’s best food, music, culture and design. As you walk through the city, hand in hand, you’ll understand why this is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. And though you can no longer “lock your love,” on the Love Lock Bridge, the views of the Eiffel Tower views, museums like the Louvre and landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral, will make you forget all about that previous tradition. Needless to say, there’s nothing about this iconic city that you won’t love. The city is beautiful during almost any season, including the rainy months of March and April, so no need to worry about the best time to visit. The limited shortage of options allow you to celebrate your love for one another, all while taking in the breathtaking attractions of the city.

  • Anse Lazio Beach, Seychelles

Anse Lazio is one of the most famous beaches on Praslin for good reason. Its crystal blue waters, glistening white sand, combined with the perfect weather is probably the closest thing to heaven on earth. So why not spend it with your significant other?

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Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin Island Instagram | @secondand14th_december

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  • Amafi Coast, Italy

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has long been a playground for the rich and famous, but it’s also the perfect destination for couples looking to indulge in the finer things, and each other. Breathtaking scenery, picturesque villages, sun filled beaches and fine dining combine to put you in the mood for amor. Visit starting in mid April, and stay at the romantic, cliffside Punta Tragara Hotel in Capri. Stroll the romantic gardens of Villa Rufolo in the town of Ravello, and spend the day island hopping on a yacht, indulging in ancient thermal baths before returning to Capri to enjoy a delicious (and affordable!) dinner with a view at Ristorante Villa Margherita.

amafi coast, Italy
Amafi Coast, Italy
  • Mexico

Mexico is the perfect destination for a love getaway. Take advantage of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ Sun and City package to get the best of both worlds. Stop in Mexico City to explore its historic streets during a bike tour, experience the exploding culinary scene with a date night at Huset and soar above the clouds in a hot air balloon over ancient temples. Next, hit the Four Seasons Punta Mita for some relaxing fun in the sun. Soak up rays and sip cocktails poolside or on one of the resort’s two private beaches. Make your own special blend of tequila together or, if drinking it isn’t your thing, indulge in the resort’s signature massage using—you guessed it—tequila. Talk about drunk in love!

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  • Santorini, Greece 

Santorini is quite possibly the most romantic place in all of Europe. With the all-white aesthetic of the houses and old churches, it feels almost otherworldly. Santorini got its interesting shape and cliffs from an aggressive volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC.

It’s on the top of the list for destination weddings and honeymoons meaning there’s a variety of activity choices to keep couples entertained during their stays. With Sunsets to die for and a modern, yet traditional food scene, Santorini has to be added to your couple’s bucket list.

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