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We’ve all been confined to our homes for the past couple of years, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that things are going back to normal, it’s time to hop on a plane for a romantic escape, whether that’s a honeymoon or to celebrate an anniversary. And since you’ve waited longer and have not been able to travel for a while, you probably have more cash to splurge on a luxury getaway. But where should you go and what activities should you do?
Here are some amazing ways to spend a luxury couples’ getaway.
1. Visit a Church in Rome
For couples celebrating an anniversary, one of the best ways to celebrate your milestone and be thankful for reaching this far in your marriage is to visit a church, and Rome is the best place for this. In fact, for most tourists that come to the city, their main goal is to visit the churches.
While most visitors would head straight to Saint Peter’s Basilica, it’s worth noting that Rome has more than 900 churches, and many of these are truly worth a visit. So, aside from visiting this famous church, you might want to venture out a little more and see the other beautiful churches in Rome. One of these is the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest of all churches in the city. It’s dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and every corner of the church is filled with beautiful arts and artefacts.
The San Giovanni in Laterano is another church you may be interested in visiting in Rome. It’s the seat of the bishop of Rome and the city’s official cathedral. Even though its facade is not that impressive, the interiors more than make up for that. You will be in awe at the gorgeous frescoes, mosaics, sculptures, and columns in almost every corner of the church.
2. Cruising the Galapagos Islands
For couples who are true wildlife lovers, booking one of those luxury Galapagos cruises is the best way to celebrate your love in luxury. Your romantic getaway to the Galapagos is a truly unique adventure, something that you are sure to remember for the rest of your lives!
Located off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are made up of 19 large islands and more than a hundred small islands and islets. On your luxury cruise, you’ll see unique wildlife up-close, with the opportunity to take up outdoor activities like scuba diving or hiking. At night, you can relax in your suite and wake up surrounded by the stunning views of nature!
While you won’t be visiting all islands on your Galapagos cruise, your itinerary will include visiting the most popular islands like Santa Cruz and San Cristobal, definitely look into what’s on offer before you rush into booking as you might find a package to fit your couples getaway that better suits your vacation goals. Santa Cruz has distinct rock formations and is home to several interesting wildlife species. It’s a great island for hiking and snorkelling. Meanwhile, San Cristobal Island is also home to a beautiful beach and a popular spot for surfing.
3. Hike in Kauai
Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular destinations for a honeymoon. Each of the Hawaiian Islands has a unique charm, but all possess a stunning natural beauty. Kauai is highly recommended for couples who love outdoor adventures, like hiking. The island is home to some of the world’s most scenic hiking trails, and some of these will take you through gorgeous coast and dramatic cliffs.
The Kalalau hiking trail is the most popular hiking trail in Kauai, and for a good reason. It includes the first two miles of the path that stretches into the Na Pali coastline. Since the trail can be a bit strenuous, it’s more suitable for the more experienced hikers as it also requires climbing and descending several times. Yet, the stunning views you’ll see along the way can make all the efforts truly worth it!
The Canyon Trail is another great hiking trail in Kauai for those who want to venture inland and into the Waimea Canyon. It offers incredible views of the vast canyon and will take you to the top of a gorgeous waterfall, the Waipoo Falls, which you will see from the opposing side of the canyon.
4. Luxury Camping in the UK
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, glamping has become more popular than ever. Even though international travel is now going back to normal, glamping has never lost its appeal, especially for nature lovers. The term, which means “glamorous camping”, is a more luxurious way of sleeping in nature since you’ll have access to luxury facilities, such as a hot tub.
Because of the popularity of glamping, you will now find several glamping sites spread across the UK. So, if your idea of a romantic getaway is to go glamping in the United Kingdom with a hot tub, you will have plenty of choices.
The Hayton Hideaways in Carlisle is one of the most popular glamping sites with hot tubs in the UK. Couples will sleep in a glamping pod set on a stunning farm, and each pod is equipped with a shower room, toilet, and kitchen. There’s a decked veranda outside, a fire pit and comes with an optional hot tub.
5. Lounge on a Beach in Greece
Greece has always been a popular destination for honeymooners due to its romantic setting. For couples who want to lounge at the beach on their romantic getaway, Greece would be the perfect destination for this. The country is famous for its stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear waters.
Given its long coastline, you’ll have thousands of beaches to choose from in Greece. You’ll find the most beautiful ones in Crete, Naxos, Mykonos, Paros, and Ios. If you want to combine partying with your romantic getaway to Greece, head to Mykonos, where you’ll find Paradise Beach, lined with beach bars and clubs.
But for those who want to enjoy some privacy, you’ll find many remote coves in the islands of Paros and Ios, ideal for lounging and relaxation. You may want to go island hopping in Greece to visit many beaches.
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