Wednesday, February 11, 2009

14 Romantic Destinations Around the World


CNN International/Travel

Images from Wikipedia.

With Valentine's Day around the corner those of you who have extra cash to spare might have started looking high and low for a romantic getaway. Here are 14 romantic destinations around the world compiled by CNN Travel.

1. Iguazu Falls - Argentina-Brazil

Iguazu Falls extend over 2,700 metres in a semi-circular shape and are made up of 275 individual falls. This is one destination sure to get pulses racing.

2. Bali - Indonesia

The island of Bali offers the perfect combination of romantic surroundings topped with beautiful and luxurious resorts.

3. Venice - Italy

Venice is Italy's city on water.

Enjoy a gondola ride which takes you through its narrow waterways and if you are there on Valentine's Day, you'll catch the spectacular Venice carnival.

4. Bora-Bora - French Polynesia

Ranked third on the list of the New Seven Wonders Islands.

A perfect romantic getaway if you're looking to spend some quality time on a bed of cobalt blue sea.

5. The Alps - Switzerland

Fondly known as 'Honeymooners' Paradise', Switzerland offers the seduction of a picturesque country and a splendor of the magnificent Alps.

6. New York City - U.S.A

A walk in the Central Park on summer's day, kissing your loved on in Time Square, or simply watching the world go by from atop the Empire State building - there's something for everyone in New York City.

7. Santorini - Greece

It has been said that the sunsets in Santorini are the best in the world.

The breathtaking view of the island against the sunset make Santorini a favourite with couples looking for an ideal romantic getaway.

8. Huanglong Cave - China

Huanglong is Asia's largest cave.

The valley is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs and has a population of endangered species, including the giant panda

9. Dalmatia - Croatia

Dalmatia is the coastal region of Croatia.

The turquoise blue waters are surrounded by little islands and mountains., making a stay in Dalmatia a scenic adventure.

10. Udaipur - India

Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes.

Set amidst the Aravalli Ranges in Rajastan, the high mountains and serene lakes provides a beautiful backdrop for romance.

11. St. Lucia - Caribbean

St. Lucia is a very destination among honeymooners and those planning a Caribbean wedding.

The natural beauty of the tropical island makes it a magnet for the amorous.

12. Niagara Falls - Canada-US

The world-famous waterfalls have been a favourite attraction for decades.

To make your time there more memorable, you can take an elevator to the foot of the falls and visit the cave behind the falling water.

13. Ring of Kerry - Ireland

Ireland offers breaktaking scenery, the serene life of the country side, and the buzz of larger cities. Pictured above are the ocean cliffs in Portmagee, County Kerry.

14. Paris - France

No list on romantic cities would be complete without the perennial favourite, Paris.

Every year the city attracts thousands drawn to its beauty and grandeur.

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4 comments:

kyh on 12 February 2009 at 06:38 said...

Oh yes, Paris, Bora Bora, Bali etc! And they miss one, Maldives!!

jlshyang on 13 February 2009 at 01:06 said...

kyh: YEA that's why I secretly inserted Maldives myself at the bottom of the article, lol.

There are a few other destinations that deserve a mention on that list actually.

jlshyang on 13 February 2009 at 01:09 said...

eg. Florence, Italy!!

oh gosh Florence fulfills my definition of 'a romantic destination'.

Jolene on 20 February 2009 at 20:32 said...

From all of this places, i prefer Paris...it is the most romantic place for me.

 

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