I confess to being a novice on the wedding scene. Having only ever been to ONE wedding before in my whole life, I’m completely clueless when it comes to organising and planning weddings.
However! If there’s one thing I do know a thing or two about, it’s planning a romantic getaway! Not that I’ve ever been on a honeymoon (that’s not on the cards for another few years!), but I have planned a few vacations in some of the most dreamy destinations in the world.
So if you’re planning a honeymoon in the near future or just want to treat that someone special in your life to a romantic trip of a lifetime, continue on to read Sun Scribes’ top recommendations below!
Magical Moments The Maldives
Obviously, the Maldives has to make the list of most romantic countries! A favourite among couples wanting a luxurious, romantic honeymoon, the Maldives doesn’t always have to an exclusive destination for newlyweds.
I visited the Maldives last April with my boyfriend, a once-in-lifetime experience we will never forget. We often say we’ve spoilt ourselves now, and our future honeymoon will never live up to our trip to the Maldives!
No longer an exclusive hub for big-spender honeymooners and fancy celebrities, the scope of Maldives travel is quickly changing to suit the trend of budget travellers and career-break backpackers.
Read on here to find out how you can travel these beautiful islands on a budget!
Fun and Flirty in Fiji
Filled with beautiful beach resorts, private islands and magical sunsets, this tropical archipelago is the ideal romantic destination for couples young and old. The Polynesian country is filled with romantic picnics, intimate dining experiences on the beach and couples activities like snorkelling and hiking.
The theme of Fiji is utter relaxation, and couples can be found sipping on poolside cocktails, taking romantic sunset strolls on the shore, and dining under the stars.
For the perfect itinerary for a week in Fiji, click here.
Get Blissful in Bali
Infinite pools with a jungle backdrop, exotic beachfront hotels and are all in store for you if you choose Bali as your next romantic couple’s destination.
Destress on this dreamy Indonesian island and live like a king and queen for a fraction of the price! For such a small island, there is a tonne of of activities and something to do for everyone – swim with manta rays in Nusa Lembongan, hike the coast of Nusa Penida, or explore the culture-rich Ubud.
Romantic hotels are a dime a dozen in Bali and at such affordable prices, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For more on Bali, including hotels, itineraries, and more, click here.
Couple’s Retreat To Thailand
The setting of one of the most iconic and romantic movies of all time, The Beach, Thailand is the perfect destination for a couple’s retreat. Thailand has all the ingredients necessary for a perfect couple’s getaway: idyllic islands, romantic jungle hideouts and enchanting Thai culture
Traditionally known for its crazy Full Moon Parties, beach buckets and hectic cities, Thailand has also become a popular choice for star-crossed lovers looking for a romantic destination with a twist.
Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Railay Beach and more! The Thai island options are endless, each as romantic as the last. For a tonne more information on Thailand, read on here.
Serene Getaways to Sri Lanka
Recently voted 2019’s top destination by Lonely Planet, Sri Lanka is no longer just a country for intrepid travellers. Thanks to a tourism boom in recent years, high-quality hotels have popped up all over Sri Lanka, with stunning five star accommodations suitable for those couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Places like Mirrissa, Trimocomalee and Pasikudah are perfect for those relaxed beach holidays with a loved one.