Ten Post-Pandemic Couples Getaways To Re-ignite The Passion
Updated: Oct 9
“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
Has the lack of travel dulled things down a bit? You’re not alone. The need for travel has become a global phenomenon given all these months of mundane quarantine and a seemingly endless lockdown. Post-pandemic, however, travel will carry a new meaning and significance. It won’t just be about luxury travel. It will also be about connection, mental stimulation, and romance.
With the resumption of some international flights, the ease in travel restrictions has made some room for couples to travel. Several countries around the world have opened their doors to tourists. Why not get away from it all, relax, and rekindle? Are you worried about the implications? Don’t be! Just brush up on country-specific rules and follow COVID-regulations.
Safe, secure, and packed full of things to do, here’s a list of travel destinations that will take away your post-pandemic blues.
1. Puerto Rico
Home to some of the world’s most exquisite and romantic beaches, the island territory of Puerto Rico makes for a lovely getaway for two. It will impress you with its warm and enticing Caribbean weather, memorable cuisine, and diverse landscape. There are plenty of gorgeous beach-side properties to hide out in for a few days. But are you looking for something more preppy? The local Puerto Rican culture is full of salsa, live music, and shopping!
Luckily, you don’t need to quarantine upon arrival in Puerto Rico. Instead, attach a negative RT-PCR covid test report that’s no older than 72 hours to your Travel Declaration Form online, and you’re good to go.
If romance has taken a backseat thanks to the pandemic, then a trip to Morocco will help you recreate that spark.
Imagine enjoying a scintillating candle-lit dinner on the dreamy sands of the Sahara Desert or a much-needed spa date together in a classic Hammam!
That’s right. This African destination has so much to offer with its sensory delights, incredible culture, long list of fantastic beach resorts, and thrilling activities, making it the ideal luxury destination for couples and honeymooners.
Given its low alert levels, Morocco is considered a safe place to travel to this year. Citizens from any of the countries in Morocco's B-list can enter with a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival.
Nothing beats Iceland for a snug and scenic getaway. With its picturesque landscape and magical weather, everything about this beautiful country is awe-inspiring and romantic. During the off-season, a day spent at any of Iceland's black sand beaches is a rewarding experience.
Alternatively, you could turn your luxury escape into something a lot more enriching by exploring the countryside in a campervan. Then, top it off with a date night or two in Reykjavik’s hip and happening nightlife.
Iceland prioritizes biosafety. If you come from a country that isn’t “deeply affected,” get a negative PCR test 72 hours before your flight and a government-approved COVID Vaccine certificate.
4. Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands will up your romantic luxury getaway a notch. Seems a little expensive? You have over a year’s worth of missed travel to make up for. So why not go all out? A weekend getaway at the best of Cayman’s Islands waterfront villas feels like nothing short of paradise. From snorkeling to relaxing on pristine, white-sand beaches, there’s plenty to do on these untouched islands.
The Cayman Islands are known for their natural beauty and secluded qualities. While it is one the safest places to travel to post the pandemic, it still hasn’t opened up completely. Since this island destination only offers passage rights to a handful of countries, keep tabs on when your country features on their “visitors allowed” list, then grab the first flight out!
Mauritius is where luxury meets picture-perfect beauty. Mauritius will captivate your senses to the point of no return, packed with untouched spots, private beaches, and ultra-modern resorts. Dip into a mushy yet magnificent sunset at the Flic-en-Flac beach or bask in the botanical treats of the Pamplemousses Garden. Then, Hand-in-hand, experience the riveting sights of Alexandra Falls and fall in love with each other all over again.
Mauritius has opened its gates to travelers from select countries. First, however, it’s essential to look up travel rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers before booking your tickets.
Are you dreaming of a tropical, Southeast Asian retreat? Then, Post-pandemic, fly to Thailand and explore exotic food options, luxurious comforts, and breathtaking sights! From exotic beaches to stunning vistas, reggae and jazz clubs, temples, markets, festivals, Thailand checks all the boxes. However, what makes the country even more endearing and memorable are its people. Thailand is also called the “Land of smiles” for all the right reasons.
To enter Thailand, you have to test negative upon arrival. You may even have to quarantine in a Government-approved facility for two weeks before you can start your holiday in full swing. So plan accordingly!
They say big things come in small packages, and Cambodia fits this brief spot on. It’s a small country, but it offers big delights. Backed by a strong culture and history, Cambodia is an epic destination in many ways. On the one hand, you have these breathtaking historical sites to visit, and on the other, Cambodia gives you a bunch of relaxing beaches to chill in. Couples who’d like to enjoy a fun night out should party at Koh Rong beach. Otherwise, you could sit down for a candle-lit dinner beneath the stars, visit Angkor Wat, shop at the night markets, and see wildlife like never before at sanctuaries and national parks.
To visit Cambodia, you need a travel visa, a test report that says you don’t have COVID, and a health insurance policy.
Ghana, in Africa, is peaceful, friendly, culturally rich, and naturally beautiful. The people of Ghana are warm, fun, and full of zeal. Because Ghana doesn’t see many tourists around, it’s a nice escape and offers a budget-friendly romantic setting. Enjoy turtle walks by the beach with your partner or take a memorable canoe ride across the Amansuri wetland and marvel at Ghana’s tropical attributes.
To enter Ghana, you need to carry a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. You may also need to take a confirmatory test upon arrival. If both your tests are negative, you don’t need to quarantine.
Albania is one of the best destinations for couples because it offers you the finest experiences—be it the Albanian Alps and its lush forest cover or its lovely beaches. Couples who are also coffee lovers will thoroughly enjoy their stay in Albania because of its unique coffee culture. In addition, Albania is known for its brilliant cuisine, fantastic art galleries, exciting museums, secret beaches, and more. The fact that most of Albania is still unexplored is all the more reason to visit it post the pandemic.
Traveling to Albania is a non-complicated affair as it doesn’t require any prior testing. Upon arrival, though, you will need to undergo a preliminary symptom screening.
10. Saint Kitts and Nevis
If you have romance travel on your mind, head to Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Being a tropical hotspot of sorts, Saint Kitts and Nevis are all about enjoying bonfires by the beach and digging your toes into the sand. First, spend a warm and sunny day out visiting vintage fortresses and swimming among virgin coral reefs. Then, sip on delicious rum cocktails from your luxurious beach resort overlooking the Caribbean ocean and experience a romantic barbeque lunch against the backdrop of foliage-covered hills.
Saint Kitts and Nevis are open to travelers from across the globe. Carry a hard copy of a negative PCR test that’s no older than three days, a KNA travel form, a vaccination certificate, and your taxi receipt.
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Note: Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.