What’s more romantic than whisking your honey away for a trip that takes you away from the stresses of the real world? Not much. If you’re looking for an exciting new way to celebrate your anniversary, pack your bags and head out to one of these ultra-romantic vacation spots .
Little tip before we get into the nitty gritty of destination spots: Since you’ll be away from home for your anniversary, it’s your best bet to order a romantic anniversary gift beforehand and pack it with you. Better yet, if you’re going to be in one hotel or Airbnb for an extended amount of time, you could save yourself time and headache by sending the gift straight there—you can thank me later.
Rolling hills, lush grape vines, and wineries around every corner. Napa Valley is romance in one neat little package, and this California destination spot doesn’t disappoint wine lovers that come to sample the toils of the soil’s (and winemakers’) labor. Stay in one of the many quaint bed and breakfasts, or shell out the big bucks for the illustrious resorts. If you’re a couple that likes to get some relaxation in, rest assured that there are likely as many spas as there are wineries in this gorgeous valley.
Once named the sixth most romantic city, Fez really does have that whole wine and dine vibe down perfectly. With exotic sights including historical architecture and breathtaking tea gardens, couples looking to add some romance zest back into their relationship need only walk hand in hand down the ancient streets of this Moroccan city. Take in the culture at one of the many tanneries, stare in awe at the numerous mosques, or get a Henna tattoo at one of the many stalls that line the streets. Don’t be shy about wandering down what looks like abandoned alleyways; following these can find you in the middle of gorgeous town squares.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Sandy beaches? Check. Cool breezes? Check. Amazing sights? Check and check. Looking for beachside romance? Head to Ambergris Caye, the largest island of Belize, located in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. This is definitely a tourist-heavy spot, but for good reason. From gorgeous marine reserves where you can take a dip and discover the sea’s gorgeous floor to national parks perfect for day hikes, there are plenty of activities to keep you both busy. If you’re looking to relax, you can’t beat lounging on the white, warm sand and taking in the expansive views of the water while sipping on a cocktail. Does life get any better?
The natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands is romantic in itself, but there are plenty of activities and date nights you can take part in that will up the ante. Sunset cruises are a must-do, a hike up to Mt. Haleakala for sunrise over the clouds won’t disappoint, and a day trip drive along the curving roads of Hana to take in untouched natural beauty. If you need a bit more adventure, climb on board one of the many helicopter tours of the island to get a bird’s eye view of the amazing volcanic beauty of Maui and the never ending ocean surrounding it. Check out the Hotel Wailea if you’re looking for places to stay, because this resort definitely knows how to do romance. Spread across 15 acres of oceanfront property, you can stay in a one bedroom suite that puts hotel rooms from your past to shame. There are limited rooms, though, so make sure you book this one ahead of time.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Whether your anniversary is in the dead of winter or the heart of summer, this list of romantic anniversary spots will definitely do the trick. Many couples flock to the Blue Hole, which boasts a 20-foot waterfall that cascades into a pool at the base. Bring your swimsuits because you can jump in and stare up at the falling stream and steal some smooches in the crystal clear waters. Also be sure to check out Harmony Hall, a historic 19 th century building that house artwork of some of the most revered Jamaican artists.
Romancing your sweetheart on your anniversary is as easy as booking a plane ticket. Consider these destination spots and head out to enjoy your marriage milestone.