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Top 5 Romantic Getaways for Couples

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion such as your honeymoon or anniversary or just simply looking for a weekend getaway with your special someone, these are 5 of our favorite Romantic Getaways.

Northern Italy

From the winding canals of Venice to the Dolomites’ white-domed peaks, Northern Italy is a magnet for lovers of nature, art, and literature. The city of Verona is even the alleged backdrop for Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story.

Besides museums and history galore in the renaissance capital of Florence, northern Italy offers a range of romantic day trips for couples, ranging from vintage car rentals to vineyard tours and cooking courses. 

For those seeking a luxury getaway, many high-end hotels and resorts wind around Lake Como.  This destination is easily accessible from the metropolitan city of Milan. Boasting alpine views in a tranquil lakeside environment, Lake Como provides visitors with the chance to kick back and live like the rich and famous.

Beautiful photo of Lake Como Italy for a romantic getaway.


A list-topper for lovers of all ages, the Maldives is unique for its coral islands.  This means scuba diving and snorkeling are possibilities for travelers. Many popular local dive sites take advantage of the coral’s natural beauty, and some even offer the chance to swim with sharks.

Spas, hotels, and eco-friendly resorts abound in the Maldives, so there is no shortage of luxury treatment and accommodation. For a high-end romantic getaway that feels removed from society, the Maldives is the perfect couples’ retreat.

Couples breakfast baskets floating in stunning blue Maldives water.


What could be more romantic than watching the Northern Lights dance above you in the night sky? A land of geysers, glaciers, and other natural wonders, Iceland is the ideal vacation spot for an adventurous couple that can appreciate beauty and solitude.

Facilities throughout the country provide opportunities to swim in hot springs.  They are known to be incredibly soothing and rumored to have magical healing powers. Several of the country’s gushing waterfalls are also must-sees, including Dettifoss, Europe’s largest waterfall when measured in pure water volume.

Couple viewing the blue and green Northern Lights in Iceland

New Orleans

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, and that place is New Orleans. If you’re looking to celebrate while avoiding the dreaded jetlag brought on by an international trip, New Orleans presents the perfect option for a stateside weekend of fun. 

Full of historic southern charm, New Orleans has more to brag about than just its nightlife. With rotating carousel bars, bead throwing, and shotgun houses, the city is quintessentially Southern and stays true to its heritage. Creole influences can be noted in the food, and a date night that involves jambalaya or gumbo followed by a stroll through the French Quarter is a must.

And of course, you can’t pass up on morning coffee and beignets, a city staple and the perfect remedy after a busy weekend.

St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

ST. Lucia

You are sure to discover romance in this beautiful Caribbean island which features lush mountains and gorgeous views.  There is plenty to enjoy on this small island.  Even the more adventurous couples will find plenty of activities such as snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and boating.  You can zip line through lush rainforests and ride ATVs through the countryside.  Those that want to relax can soak in the volcanic mud baths of Soufrière, take a sunset cruise or enjoy private beachside dining on the pristine beaches.  The splendor of Saint Lucia will definitely inspire romance.


Celebrating a special occasion?  Dreaming of spending quality time and reconnecting with your partner?  Contact us today and lets start planning your Romantic Getaway!

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Ame Girouard

Founder and CEO of Compass Rose Leisure Travel Agency.

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hi! I'm Ame!

I am the Founder and CEO of Compass Rose Leisure Travel Agency, where we help families plan travel with ease.  

My team and I enjoy sharing our knowledge, insights, and stories from across the globe. Join us here each month as we bring you valuable travel tips, remarkable experiences, and the joy of discovering new destinations.

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