‘Love is the food of life, travel is dessert’ – Amanda Jane Sturges.
Immerse and promulgate in all love’s fancies this year by considering this list of 20 Top Holiday Destinations for Young Couples.
Ucompare’s done all the hard work, so you don’t have to lift a finger. These destinations are vast, varied and incredibly romantically inclined, so don’t say we don’t spoil you!
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1. France, Paris
No list of holiday destinations for couples would ever be complete without a mention of the City of Love itself.
Have your very own Moulin Rouge-an romantic reveries brought to vivacious life with a visit to one of France’s most admired cities.
Paris isn’t called the City of Love for nothing; every single Parisian street encapsulates Romantic history and culture at each turn.
Paris has a great many majestic views and events to impress the romantic in anyone.
If you’re a lover of history, take a glimpse of the world’s most stunningly picturesque avenue, Avenue des Champs-Elysees.
This cultural hotspot boasts theatres, exhibition venues, and yearly national events. Fall in love with the Louvre.
2. Rome, Italy
The word romance was originally an adverb of Latin origin, ‘Romanicus’ meaning ‘of the Roman style’. It is certainly not any coincidence that this city finds itself on this list.
The number of things for couples to do is endless. From the relaxing and luxurious spa getaways to the more culturally rich entertainment opera nights at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
The charm of Rome is evident in each alley café and rooftop bar.
Have a candle-lit dinner at the romantic rooftop restaurant Hotel Raphael or Ambrosia rooftop.
Both venues offer a panoramic view of Rome, mouth-watering food with a soulful setting to complete your night.
3. Venice, Italy
Venice is a lover’s utopia, and its imperfection only encapsulates its beauty all the more.
This north-eastern Italian city famed for its canals is the capital of the Veneto region. Its position places it in the hub.
Visit the hidden gardens, get encapsulated by the beautiful architecture in St. Mark’s Square, and then exquisitely wine and dine on the city’s most extravagant floating restaurants.
4. The Seychelles
Looking for a hot and passionate romantic holiday destination? This little piece of heaven promises nothing less of the sort.
Not many places in the world offer such wholly encapsulating views with a sense of pure serenity as does this island.
The Seychelles is a must-see location for everyone, specifically young couples, let alone those that are romantically involved.
For a truly relaxing and romantic experience spend a day at the white sandy beaches filled with exotic life on this island blessed with deep blue waters.
5. Devon, England
Couples looking to reignite desire and love in a quick getaway should look no further than Devon.
This quaint English county is the only county in England with two National Parks. Woolacombe, Bigbury-on-Sea and Bantham, the English Riviera can’t be beaten when it comes to the beaches.
This destination can also be enjoyed in the colder winter months.
A Devon winter break can range from a winter wonderland experience to drinking cream teas at a spa treatment in Bovey Castle.
6. Bali, Indonesia
This scenic, environmental wonder is everything you envisioned and more for a couple’s romantic holiday.
A honeymoon favourite for all newly-weds but also a preference for any couple.
Its popularity can be seen in the first-class accommodation and the welcoming culture of natives.
Spend the day exploring the beautiful natural habitat followed by an evening back at a luxuriously designed hut where you can unwind and relax.
7. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Skopelos and Corfu! Greece is filled with simply luscious islands, and the whole nation is quickly becoming a romantic getaway hotspot.
You and your love can entreat yourselves to the likes of flavour enriched amygdalotas, baklavas and bougatsa’s.
After which you might choose to indulge in nature during the day and then join the party at night.
The nightlife of Mykonos is the bold and vibrant atmosphere we know any party animal will be pleased with.
8. The Namib Desert, Namibia
You would probably never have guessed that this coastal desert in the south of Africa would’ve made this list, but here it is.
The Namib desert is jam-packed with lodges, hotels and campsites from Ondangwa to Ongwediva.
There is a varied nightlife setting, bars and clubs of all kinds with events that perfectly exhibit the local culture.
For an extra spot of Hollywood romance, spend the night at NamibRand Nature Reserve marvelling at one of the clearest night skies you’ll ever see.
9. Valetta, Malta
This dreamy and fantastical country is filled with beautiful historical sights and natural wonders.
Malta has more recently gained fame because of its connection to the popular fantasy TV show, Game of Thrones, the city of Mdina being used as the setting for King’s Landing.
However, Valetta remains Malta’s core point of attraction for all tourists and Maltese nationals.
Comino, Azure Window, Blue Lagoon, the natural phenomena are dazzling and can double as a great place for snorkelling and watching the sunsets so beautifully clear you could never hope to miss.
10. Canary Islands, Spain
We can only assume that you’re looking to truly impress your partner this year. So, we’ve put the Canary Islands on our list too!
From VIP cruises with whales and dolphins to moonlight cinema experiences, the Canary Islands just doesn’t disappoint.
Are you and your loved one more into immersing yourselves in active experiences of culture? Then why not learn the Spanish Flamenco? Or you could even just sit back and watch the show in Puerto de la Cruz.
11. Barcelona, Spain
The Spanish love their food and drink (who doesn’t?). What are these items if not the beginning of almost all romantic ventures?
Visit the romantic mosaic of El Mundo Nace en Cada Beso in the Gothic Quarter.
This mosaic is made up of over a hundred photos that have been submitted by Barcelona residents.
Stop by the charming village of Gracia, this part of Barcelona is one of few pedestrian-only streets so wonder to your heart’s content.
12. Zanzibar, Tanzania
This list frankly wouldn’t be whole if I didn’t mention this magnificently dazzling island and one of my personal favourites, Zanzibar… although I might be a little biased.
Journey to the south of the island for a stop at the Zanzibar Butterfly centre.
The tropical gardens are chock-full of thousands of indigenous butterflies.
The unique experiences don’t end there, you can also visit The Rock restaurant which is matchlessly placed in the middle of the ocean.
13. The Maldives
This island is compact with physical activities for you to engage in as a couple! You and your partner can fun tube, parasail and surf at a number of the island’s beaches such as Reethi Beach or Cocoon Beach.
These spots are very well known for the amazing sea life and perfectly curated menus at restaurants around the area.
Seafood like mahi-mahi is fresh and spectacularly tasty as it is the speciality of the island.
14. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is a city that you shouldn’t miss out on going with your partner.
This city should be experienced with someone special beside you.
Memories can be built at a number of the capitals great attractions and historical sites; The Grand Palace, Temple of Emerald Buddha or Khaosan Road are some examples among many.
Love relaxation? Then have a Thai massage at any of the numbers of parlours around the city. Or visit the world’s largest adult playground, the Nana Plaza.
If spending the evening at a naughty adult-themed commercial building doesn’t scream romance? I don’t know what will.
15. Santorini, Greece
Well known as the supermodel of the Cyclades, Santorini is popular for honeymoons because of its effortlessly beautiful views, outstanding ruins and a touch of classical history.
Trek to the volcanic wonder that is the Caldera. This island is one amongst few with an active volcano.
You can enjoy the hot springs as well as the fantastic views for a more natural spa treatment.
16. Havana, Cuba
Cuba is a top destination for romance! Havana is the capital city, and it has five periods of great architectural heritage and a major port.
Rent a classic car for a little old town experience.
All the celebrities are doing it! The Kardashian’s can at least vouch for you that renting a classic car is great to drive around the streets of Old Havana.
Romance will be amplified if done around sunset when you can sincerely relish the cities splendour.
You can also enjoy the popular art culture by participating in several programmes offered at any time of the year.
17. Amalfi Coast, Italy
The stretch of mountainous coasts between Naples and Salerno has beautiful scenery, cathedrals, colourful houses and restaurants with outdoor terraces.
The Amalfi Coast is sure to get you and your spouse in the mood for romance.
Take a cable car to the small mountain range named Monte Faito or walk to the Valle delle Ferriere for a real bonding session with your partner.
The unique ecosystem is something to truly marvel at.
18. Republic of Cape Verde
Flavours of the sea at sea!
The Republic of Cape Verde is an island within the Western coast of the African continent. It’s rich with various cultural histories; Portuguese, Senegalese and Gambian. You could almost say it’s an all in one.
Witness and embrace this rich pot of culture at any time of the year during the regular island festivals.
From February to March you and your partner can drink in the music of the soul at Carnival, the most popular festival of the year.
Or, witness the sensual Kola dances at the festival of Sao Joao.
19. Barbados, Caribbean
If you want a beach resort holiday, Barbados has plenty. Barbados’s selection of beach resorts is various and never-ending, from Bridgetown to Sugar Hill, this island has it all.
The animals are as diverse as the selections of beaches.
This land of the flying fish has made its way onto our 2020 list, and we couldn’t recommend it more.
The fish don’t really fly so much as they glide, but that’s something you should figure out yourself. If a mongoose crosses your path then you’re not only getting a relaxing holiday, you may also have gained a bit of good luck.
20. Paphos, Cyprus
This luxuriously romantic waterfront town is only a short distance from the mythical birthplace of the goddess of love, beauty and fertility herself.
The cult of Aphrodite is rich and abundant in this city, so you definitely do not want to miss out.
Visit the magical rock formations that are Aphrodite’s Rock and view the amazing natural coastline with your significant other.
Aphrodisiac delight. Indulge in lovers excess at the Tsangarides winery, but don’t forget to grab some of the city’s greatest delicacies too.
Treat yourself to the delectable Cyprian dessert Loukoumades.
Hope this list of best holiday destinations for couples will help you to find your perfect holiday location.