When you and your special someone begin building your life together, you’ll both have plenty of decisions to make. Where will you live and grow your roots? Who will do the laundry? Will you have kids, and if so, when? Even if you both want kids, there’s no denying the fact that when you do, your entire life will be turned upside down. Since some destinations are much less accessible and romantic with a tot, if you have any bucket list vacation ideas, now is the time to make them a reality.
Here are five romantic vacation destinations to knock out before your little tyke arrives.
As the backdrop for countless screensavers, tropical calendar photos, and romantic weddings and honeymoons, there’s quite possibly no place in the world more romantic than Bora Bora. Located in northwest French Polynesia, this tiny island is home to jaw-dropping resorts, crystal clear waters, jagged tropical peaks, and some of the world’s finest white sands, creating a romantic environment that’s truly second to none.
Bora Bora is undeniably beautiful, but there’s nothing quite like witnessing a sunset hand-in-hand with your special someone in the out-of-this-world romantic destination of Santorini. The largest of the Greek islands, Santorini can certainly be a family trip to remember when your child is older, along with Athens and the other Greek isles. However, to truly feel its magic, consider taking the trip as partners rather than parents. While there, stay in Oja perched above the Aegean Sea and soak up some of the most colorful sunsets in the world.
With hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline, Florida’s beaches attract millions of families year after year. However, despite being fun, family-friendly destinations, Florida beaches are also ideal for a romantic getaway. There are dozens of beautiful beachside destinations throughout the state, but for a truly romantic escape, consider Marriott’s Oceana Palms Timeshare in Riviera Beach. With golden sands, turquoise waters, and jaw-dropping multi-million-dollar architecture everywhere you turn, you’ll want to spend your time here sipping champagne, not filling up “sippie” cups.
Traveling to Kenya isn’t for families or the faint of heart. Neither is staying there. However, as far as romantic destinations go, it just might take the cake. Imagine snuggled up with your partner in a tent for two on African safari at the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, where you can view exotic wildlife, one-of-a-kind sunsets, and hundreds of colorful hot air balloons dotting the sky. It’s not just romantic – it’s magical.
Do you love vino? You may love it even more after you have a child. After all, mama needs her relaxation time too. However, if you’re touring the beautiful wine country of Tuscany, you’ll enjoy the experience much, much more if you’re not breastfeeding, answering hundreds of questions, or having to head back to the hotel room early to watch cartoons. So, consider a romantic trip to beautiful Tuscany now rather than later and enjoy touring Instagram-worthy wineries, sipping gold medal-worthy wines, and eating James Beard-worthy cuisine with the one you love.
In no time at all, your vacations will involve endless planning, a ton of packing, and romantic moments that are few and far between. Sounds great, right? It is in its own way, but you may want to escape and enjoy some true R & R now, because you might not get much later. Take some time to decompress and connect with the one you love by setting sail to one of these five romantic vacation destinations today.
Site updated on 15. February 2020