Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, making me daydream of the most romantic locations around the globe. I can’t help but yearn to be exploring beautiful temples, laying on picturesque beaches and relaxing in a secluded paradise. With love in the air, I put together a list of seven of the most breathtaking, lust-worthy destinations to jet off to, or at least dream of, this Valentine’s Day.
1. Udaipur, India
Udaipur, often called Kashmir of Rajasthan, is a beautiful city with an unmatched romantic setting in all of India. Set next to the shimmering Lake Pichola and surrounded by purple ridges of the Aravalli mountains, the landscape will take your breath away. When you aren’t staring into the dreamy scenery, you can admire historical palaces, explore on a camel, and dive into local spicy cuisine. With our Edith top, you’ll be appropriately styled for casual adventures and more formal dining.
2. Hayman Island, Australia
Hayman Island sits on a gorgeous lagoon that sparkles with hues of gold, turquoise, emerald and sapphire. The view alone is enough to inspire romance! Spend the day diving or snorkeling at the reefs, hiking the bushland, or swimming in the spacious resort pools. No matter where the day’s adventures take you, relax in the evening under a palm tree with a cocktail admiring the beautiful views. Pack the Chiara, which looks stylish as a bathing suit cover up and a summery dress.
3. Thassos, Greece
Surrounded by crystal clear beaches and lush greenery, you’ll be immersed in a laid-back island culture with an air of romance. Sail around the secluded beaches or trek through the surrounding landscape to discover abandoned places, castle ruins and caves. For unbelievable, sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, visit the Monastery of Archangel. Our Abbee dress is perfect for exploring local villages or for enjoying bubbly while sailing through the blue waters.
4. Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles
Let all your worries float away as you lounge on a talcum-powder beach next to calm topaz waters. To add to the romantic, secluded setting, lush green hills and large boulders serve as the beaches’ backdrop. If you get tired of just taking in the scenery, set out for a jungle walk, kayak tour or boat excursion. At night, in our Elma dress, sip a cocktail near a lit up pool that will shine fluorescently against the endless horizon.
5. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is a history, culture and architecture lovers’ romantic paradise. From Buddhist temples, imperial palaces and Shinto shrines, you’ll be captivated with this city of rich Japanese culture. After soaking up the local sights, wear our Erin dress to a kaiseki dining experience, which consists of multiple courses of delicious dishes and geisha entertainers.
6. Lefkada, Greece
Lefkada, the birthplace of Aphrodite, is sure to inspire romance with its stunning cliffs and sparkling turquoise waters. When not lounging on the cove-like beaches, take a boat tour around the coast, explore the ancient city of Nirikos and saunter in the Nidri waterfalls. To enjoy authentic and local dining, slip into the Adalina and head to one of the many restaurants atop the stunning cliffs overlooking the sea.
7. Tahiti, French Polynesia
Tahiti is a romantic island paradise of which dreams are made. The stunning coastlines are made of sparkling white sands and lapped by serene, clear blue water. But for those who crave a unique experience, the island is home to two extinct volcanoes and fern-lined valleys peppered with waterfalls. Grab a torch and swim through the elongated lava tubes, which are long tunnels of cooling lava that lead to bathing pools with cascading waterfalls. After a one-of-a-kind day, wear our Alda dress to have a passion fruit infused cocktail in a glass bottom hut.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Photos Courtesy of:
1. Udaipur: Taj Lake Palace; The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur; The Lake Palace
2. Hayman Island: Eatdrinkandbekerry.blogspot.com; Theknot.com; Luxury-insider.com
3. Thassos: Alexandra Beach Thassos Spa Resort; Aqua Beach Bar; Lovethispic.com
4. Seychelles: Architectureartdesigns.com; Huffington Post; Imaginetravel.com
5. Kyoto: Blacktomato.com; Miksang.com; Interiordesign.com
6. Lefkada: Yachtsngulets.com; Artbluevillas.com; Kariotes Beach Camping Hotel
7. Tahiti: Events.com; Lemeridiantahiti.com; Charterworld.com