Spring by the Sea - Hot Romantic Getaways for Spring 2023
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and spring not too much further than that, we’ve likely all got the itch for a romantic getaway, especially those of us who haven’t travelled much since the pandemic started. (Of course, you’re more than welcome to have a cinematic romantic date in Singapore, or cook up a whole romantic dinner for your beau too)
It’s about time we got to treat ourselves, and what better time to do it than this spring?
Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than by taking a romantic getaway by the sea. It’s the perfect time to escape the cold weather and enjoy some sunshine and beautiful scenery, not to mention experiencing a new culture or learning about the history of a place as you explore it.
You may be thinking, “But all the good destinations will already be booked!”
Don’t worry! We’re bringing you romantic getaways for couples that are not only hassle-free but are also off the beaten path. There are plenty of options for when you’re looking for the best vacation spots for couples in the world. In no particular order, here are some of the top hot romantic spring getaways for 2023:
1. Yoron Island, Japan
Yoron Island, one of the Amami Islands, is one of the best romantic places for couples. It’s home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Japan, known for their clear blue water and white sandy shores, making it a great destination for swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, and diving. Along with the beaches, this island has lush forests, beautiful valleys, and rugged cliffs, which visitors can hike through.
The relatively small island has a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a slower pace of life and take in the natural beauty of the island. You can also experience the rich cultural heritage, with traditional festivals and events. The island is also home to several historic shrines and temples, as well as traditional houses and other cultural sites.
2. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen is a charming coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere. It’s perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway with a mix of culture and relaxation. The town has a number of beautiful beaches and cenotes to explore.
This place was an important Mayan stop along their pilgrimage route toward Cozumel hundreds of years ago. Now it is a place that both locals and travellers love to visit—often said to be a less expensive alternative to Cancun.
Take a trip here to visit cenotes, stroll down La Quinta 5th Ave, explore adventure parks, see the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, or simply relax on the beach.
3. Corfu, Greece
Another escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life can be found on the island of Corfu (also known as Kerkyra). This Mediterranean paradise features more than 130 miles of coastline, which means that beautiful beaches abound.
The island also has many historical and religious sites, perfect for couples looking to learn about the world as they travel through it. You’ll want to check out the Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress), the Corfu Museum of Asian Art, the Paleokastritsa Monastery, and the Corfu Donkey Rescue to learn more about the island while you’re there.
4. El Nido, The Philippines
El Nido is another of the best romantic getaways for couples. After you settle into your hotel room, get out and explore the beaches, kayak in the lagoons, dive into one of their over 30 dive sites, hike up Taraw Peak, visit the abandoned Matinloc Shrine, or rent a scooter or motorcycle to cruise around the area.
The hotel that comes highly recommended is the Last Frontier Beach Resort. It features fully furnished rooms with great living spaces. Choose from standard rooms, beachfront cottages, or a honeymoon suite. The hotel will also help you set up island tours on their speed boats.
The islands are remote and full of history and wildlife. They are a wonderful place to visit that is off the beaten path.
5. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
If you are looking for a more secluded and quieter romantic getaway, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a perfect destination. The crystal-clear water, sandy beaches, and tropical rainforest are the ideal setting for a romantic vacation.
Only a few of the 572 islands (only 36 of which are inhabited) are open to tourists. The most popular among these is Havelock (Swaraj Dweep). Many of the islands, including Havelock, offer gorgeous white sand beaches, vibrant green forests, and premium scuba diving and snorkelling among the life-filled coral reefs.
6. The Maldives
We can’t talk about romantic travel destinations without talking about the Maldives. This chain of islands among the 26 atolls is another beautiful paradise. Here you can enjoy crystal-clear waters and gorgeous beaches.
Perfect for those who want seclusion or adventure, you’ll want to stay for a longer period than you planned and make this your home away from home. I know I do.
Here, you can bask in the sun on the beach, go to a spa, dive underwater with scuba or snorkelling gear, or explore the city of Malé.
7. Capri, Italy
Ever since my trip to Italy a few years ago, I’ve been longing to go back, and Capri seems like the perfect place to visit. This island, connected to the mainland by ferry, is another Mediterranean paradise.
On your trip here, you’ll want to check out the famous Blue Grotto and Faraglioni rocks and take in the view from the Giardini di Augusto. Or you can go on a boat trip around the island to see these and other island wonders with much less walking.
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