31 May 5 Romantic Destinations for the Perfect Summer Break
Summertime is the best time to go for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Here are 5 romantic destinations for the perfect summer break.
Saint Lucia, Caribbean
Saint Lucia is an eastern island in the Caribbean and this romantic destination is known for its reef diving sites, stunning beaches, luxury beach resorts and traditional fishing villages. You can visit Reduit beach that is lined with beach bars and provides calm waters for swimming. Be sure to go snorkelling or scuba diving at the Anse Chastanet beach. Rodney Bay is a popular place for sailing, snorkelling and offers fabulous accommodations. You can also take a stroll around the St. Lucia Botanical Gardens that has stunning waterfalls and geothermal mineral baths.
Rome is Italy’s romantic capital city and it is a stunning place to view ancient ruins, beautiful architecture and world famous art. Visit the Vatican and explore St Peter’s Basilica that holds up to 20,000 worshippers at a time and is the world’s largest basilica. Joining guided tours will allow you access to more places like the stunning Sistine Chapel and its stunning murals by Michelangelo.
Be sure to make a wish at the 18th century sculpted Trevi fountain by throwing in a coin. You can also experience the Roman gladiatorial arena the Colosseum and learn about the more than 2,000 years of history. There are a few airports to choose from, however if you are planning on landing at Leonardo da Vinci airport then make sure to arrive during the day, as the view when landing is incredible. As it is an international airport, it can get quite busy, so it is wise to book your transport from the airport in advance to ensure that your holiday gets off to a relaxing and stress-free start.
Paris is a great place for a romantic getaway and this beautiful city is also known for its fashion, art and architecture. France has some of the finest wines in the world and wine tasting tours are a great way to spend your time in Paris. Be sure to visit the iconic Eifel Tower and see panoramic view of the city from the top deck.
Spend a day at the Louvre Museum which houses the famous Mona Lisa. Explore the architecture of the city and see notable buildings like Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, The Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and The École Militaire. Make sure to visit the district of Le Marais that is popular for its cuisine, shopping, fashion and historic architecture. Take in a show at Moulin Rouge, a cabaret house that hosts the legendary Belle Epoque cabaret.
Sri Lanka is an ancient country which has ruins dating back over 2,000 years. The country has a diverse and varied landscape and there are plenty of things to do during your holiday here. Take a trip to the city of Anuradhapura to explore ancient ruins. Spend some time relaxing at the popular Bentota beach resort.
Be sure to visit the Dambulla cave temple which contains paintings, wall murals, and houses ancient relics. Check out The Temple of the Tooth home where you can view Buddha’s tooth. Go trekking on the 2,243 metre tall Adams peak and enjoy the stunning scenery around it. Go on a safari at the Yala National Park to see wildlife such as elephants, crocodiles, leopards and different species of birds.
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is known for its stunning Danube River that bisects this city. Budapest is also popular for its thermal bath complexes and you can visit Széchenyi Thermal Bath to enjoy the massive pool, grand spa and water jet massagers. Explore the stunning architecture of the city and visit the Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Building, Matthias Church, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Vajdahunyad Castle.