• Cheryl Jones

Five Amazing Off-the Beaten Path Destinations for a Romantic Getaway

Romance is all about love, comfort, and sharing experiences. Pair this with a dreamy escapade or a romantic getaway at some spectacular spot, and you'll have a beautiful opportunity to make unforgettable memories and explore the world with the one you love.

"And the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Want to know what the key to successful romance travel is? It's about traveling to destinations that neither of you has ever visited before. Having new and fresh experiences together is the best way to keep the romance alive. Whether it's your honeymoon or a much-needed vacation, romantic getaways at off-the-beaten-path destinations can create magic.

Studded with unmatched beauty, luxury, natural wonders, and mesmerizing sights, here's our list of five lesser-known but romantic destinations for couples from around the world.

1. Koror, Palau Koror is the main island of the Republic of Palau. It's not the capital city of this island nation, but it is the epicenter of commercial activity in Palau. Thanks to its slow-paced vibe and remote location, Koror and its surrounding islands in Palau aren't your usual tourist destination. Surrounded by water around all sides, Palau is a relatively untouched island nation. Couples in love can blissfully hide out here, in the lap of Palau's luxury and natural beauty.

Republic of Palau
Republic of Palau

Home to some of the most elegant and beautiful overwater bungalows and luxurious beach resorts, Koror in Palau offers couples the best setting for luxury honeymoons. You will find the softest white sand on the beaches of Palau. The waters are crystal clear and clean.

Palau is known for scuba diving and snorkeling. Most of its visitors come here to explore marine wildlife. For the love of thrilling experiences, dive in and swim with the prettiest underwater creatures you have ever seen! A kayak ride to the famous Rock Islands is quite a memorable experience. Palau's cuisine is heavily influenced by Chinese, Korean, and American flavors. They bring the freshest produce and seafood to your plate. Enjoy a lovely, candle-lit dinner in Palau's finest beach restaurants and keep up the romance.

2. Fethiye, Turkey When it comes to romance travel in Turkey, people usually visit Istanbul, Cappadocia, or Bodrum. However, not a lot of people know about a little harbor town called Fethiye. Fethiye is like a starting point for many other exotic destinations off the Turkish Coastline. Fethiye has a history that dates back almost 5000 years, and today, it's the perfect holiday destination with a fun bunch of things to do. Perfect for romance and luxury honeymoons, Fethiye is very close to picturesque sights like the Old Town and the Fethiye Museum. If you wish to visit some historical sites while you're vacationing hand-in-hand, Fethiye has plenty to show you.

Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley

The highlights of this offbeat destination are the Ölüdeniz Beach and Butterfly Valley. In addition, Fethiye has a range of accommodations that lend a touch of luxury and comfort to your romantic escapade, from budget-friendly beach resorts to high-end boutique hotels.

3. Ella, Sri Lanka Ella is Srilanka's best-kept secret - a mountain village tucked into the island nation's southern forests. Encapsulated by forest-covered hills and rocks, Ella is a gorgeous place to travel to. If you wish to mix romance with nature and mind-blowing scenery, this place is ideal for you. Ella has the perfect weather for romance all year round. Given that this little slice of paradise is over a thousand feet above sea level, you can expect mist and cloud cover every evening. For the most endearing yet comfortable stay in Ella, you must check in to the 98 Acres Resort and Spa. Nestled amidst stunning mountains and a picture-perfect landscape, this luxury resort adds finesse and poise to your vacation. Of course, you can't have a romantic getaway without nature walks. Ella has an abundance of hiking trails, and views of the hills and forests are a total treat to the eyes. Trek up to Adam's Peak or embark on a zip line adventure with Flying Ravana and make the best of your time together in Ella. 4. Andaman Islands, India If you have luxury travel on your mind, the Andaman Islands in India are your best bet. Being on this island nation is all about indulging in ultimate relaxation. Abundant in nature, beaches, and culture, Andaman Islands are a low-key destination known for their turquoise waters and friendly locals.

Andaman Islands, India

Love is always in the air at Andamans. Sit by the waves and enjoy a warm, candle-lit dining experience at any of Andaman's beach restaurants. The ambiance will sweep you off your feet. If you want to cuddle up and add to the romance, pitch up a tent on Havelock Island and have an overnight picnic by the beach. The nightlife in Andaman is a lot of fun, too. Enjoy some lively music and dance the night away. From soothing couple-special massages by the beach to refreshing swims in the ocean, there's so much to do and feel on the Andaman Islands. 5. Ivalo, Finland How about watching the Northern Lights from an Igloo Cabin at Aurora Village in Ivalo? It doesn't get more romantic and offbeat than this. For the most part, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Imagine cozying up in a glass cabin to watch the most delightful and spectacular sights nature has to offer? This is next-level romance. This off-the-beaten-path destination in Finland is nothing short of heaven on Earth. The shimmering snow-covered landscape and below-freezing temperatures call for some much-needed cuddling, and to top it off, and you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. There are more reindeer here than there are humans. The whole experience of being out here in the wilderness is ethereal, unique, and extraordinary. Sleep under a blanket of a million stars and enjoy the Arctic sky to the fullest. Summer days are lovely, too. Full of warmth and sunshine, summers at Ivalo are ideal for nature walks, birdwatching, and photography. From fishing adventures at Lake Inari to snow safaris across Ivalo's reindeer farms, Ivalo is filled with ways to enjoy yourselves.

Experience the World With Lez Go Travel

Our planet is filled with hidden gems and secret destinations that promise to meet your travel goals to a tee. If you intend to bond with each other and have the time of your lives, take the road less traveled. It will undoubtedly make all the difference. Your love is unique and like no other. Therefore, your romantic getaways should be unique and offbeat, as well. Reach out to us for an unforgettable romantic getaway designed especially for two by Lez Go Travel.

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