5 romantic destinations

Deborah Choo
Y! Travel Journal
Santorini, Greece

Kauai, Hawaii
Hawaii’s fourth largest island boasts astounding views of emerald valleys and sharp cliffs surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and cascading waterfalls. Also called the “Garden Isle”, Kauai is perfect for lovebirds for its seclusion – and for its wide range of outdoor activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and ziplining.

Santorini, Greece
With its fantastic beaches, volcanic hot springs, boisterous nightlife and iconic white architecture, it’s no wonder that the magical Greek island remains a popular tourist spot. Most hotel rooms offer luxurious ocean vistas, and dining at a restaurant high up in the hills means you have a nice view of the sea. You can sip wine and relax while watching the sunset.

Tokyo, Japan
Heat things up by injecting a little erotica into your holiday! Japan may not be first on your list, but let’s not forget that it is home to one of the largest porn industries in the world – as well as a seven-storey sex shop. Imagine stepping into one of Tokyo’s kinky love hotels, with its deep crimson-colored soundproof rooms, enormous beds, and bondage-themed pieces. Expect a naughty good time.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Located in the South Island, Queenstown appeals to daredevils and those who crave excitement. Sports such as bungee jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting are available all year round. There’s also skiing in winter.

Not big on adventure? You’ll like seeing the Central Otago landscape unfold when you drive out of town. Fans of The Lord of the Rings movies will probably recognise locations of Middle-earth there. You can also dig into Arrowtown’s gold-mining history a short 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown.

Scales Plantation, North Lakes, Cumbria
Disconnect from the rest of the world – and give your partner your undivided attention – at Scales Plantation. Located at the Lake District National Park in England, it has comfortable Shepherd's Hut camps in a forest clearing. You get cosy bedding and a separate kitchen/dining shelter.