This blog post was updated on February 5, 2020.
So, Cupid struck you with his arrow, you’re madly in love, and the most romantic day of the year is coming up… now what? As Valentine’s Day approaches, we see more lovebirds than ever on dates or even at the airport heading to a romantic vacay. If you’re stuck on what to do or where to go with your better half, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
So, how does a dreamy island getaway during the most romantic day of the year sound? Here’s our list of some of the most breathtaking and romantic beach destinations in the world for you and your lover to venture to this V-Day.
Soufriere, St. Lucia
We agree, there’s no greater feeling than being able to escape with your significant other to a destination that offers the most gorgeous white sandy beaches and romantic sunsets. Soufriere, St. Lucia has impeccable beaches as well as incredible scenery thanks to its vibrant green rainforest. Not only is this island the ideal spot for a couples getaway, but views of the Piton volcano will create picture-perfect moments.
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Although the Maldives has a number of different islands to choose from, our favorite is the secluded island of Rangali. It’s only 30 minutes away from Rangali’s capital, Malé, by plane. If you’re looking for an intimate beach destination with huge stretches of land and barely anyone in sight, then Rangali is the place for you. This island is a top pick for many to come and soak up the sun.
Prepare to be on island time once you arrive at Fiji. The turquoise water, immaculate beaches, and coral reefs are only a small piece of what the island has to offer. Although its pristine beaches will fulfill your expectations, you should consider adventuring with your loved one to a waterfall tour and explore underwater life while scuba diving or snorkeling. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day escape and will surely be a trip you’ll never forget!
Praia da Marinha, Portugal
Interested in going to one of Europe’s most highly ranked beaches? If so, we’ve found the perfect destination for you! Located on the southernmost Algarve region in Portugal is this incredible island where travelers admire views of the surrounding cliffs on one side and the clear blue waters on the other side. Make no excuses, grab your loved one and get here!
Podrace Beach, Croatia
Admire the silence of a sweet escape at this pebble beach and relax in the shade of the surrounding pine trees. Podrace Beach is a small cove in Croatia, but many are unaware of this spot due to the country’s lengthy coastline. With tons to do in Croatia, choosing to relax at this charming cove is simply the best choice for couples.
Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Talk about exclusive…this island is only accessible by boat due to its steep limestone cliffs. The surreal, towering cliffs and surrounding beaches are what make this Thailand destination worth the trip. Tourists who visit this beachy island enjoy privacy and relaxation, which is why taking your love here will make a great stay. But FYI, you may find yourself stuck in a light rain shower if you book airline tickets in May or October.
Treasure Cay, Bahamas
A popular yet beautiful island just south of Florida is where you’ll find powder-soft sand and crystal blue water between your toes. Intimate moments surely will be made as you watch the sunset and chill out with your Valentine on the beach. And, if you get bored during the day, there are some awesome scuba diving and snorkeling sessions you can do!
Bora Bora, Tahiti
Ah, we saved magnificent Bora Bora for last! Surround yourself with the beautiful blue water and gorgeous beaches. There’s a number of resorts to choose from there, and you may even meet a friendly couple during your stay. If you’ve seen photos of Bora Bora, you’ve probably noticed the hut-looking rooms situated in a blue lagoon (pretty gnarly). It’s a top honeymoon spot, so taking a trip for Valentine’s Day is perfect!
Have you taken a recent island getaway with your sweetheart? Tell us where you went in the comments below!