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Top 20 Romantic Destinations to Visit in 2021

As countries around the world start to open up after the pandemic, there is an uptake in leisure travel. As people start to leave their homes and step out into the world, there are many that are looking for Romantic places to travel to with their better halves. Be it the glorious architecture of Barcelona or the sparkling waters of Bora Bora, there are so many places around the world to discover and admire with your loved one. Here is our list of the must-visit romantic destinations 2021.

Top 5 Romantic Destinations 2021

Here are our top 5 romantic destinations to visit in 2021 — the absolute best of the best. Click on the image to learn more about what to do, when to visit, and what to expect.

Top 20 Romantic Destinations to Visit in 2021

Here are some of the most romantic places to travel in 2021. While this is not an extensive list, it notes the top 20 options for those looking to travel. Some countries are under lockdown currently, but as the situation improves, they may open up, so keep your eyes on our global travel reopening tracker for more information.



It is of no surprise that Paris, the City of Love, tops this list of romantic places in the world. Be it enjoying wine and cheese while you cruise over the Seine, indulging in some pastries and fresh coffee in one of the many cafes across the city, or even strolling by the Eiffel Tower at night, every experience is magical.
France is currently under lockdown and travel is not allowed. See which countries are open for travel.

Best Time to Visit
April to June, October to early November
Best time to visit Paris
Must Do
Eiffel Tower, River Seine Cruise, Louvre Museum, Montmartre, and Wall of Love (Jehan Rictus Square).



A popular honeymoon destination, Santorini is one of the most popular romantic destinations in Greece. It is known for its iconic whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. When in Santorini, try the local food and head to a winery to sample some fine wines. Couples can also catch the sunset at Oia, hike over the Santorini Volcano, or sail around the island.
Greece is currently open to visitors with partial restrictions in place. Most tourist attractions and eateries are open with the necessary safety measures in place.

Best Time to Visit
May to early June, September to October
Must Do
Oia, Santorini Volcano, Black Beach, Fira, and cave hotels.

3Amalfi Coast


With turquoise waters surrounding the steep cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is a sight to behold. A popular tourist destination in Italy, Amalfi is a paradise for lovers. Some things to absolutely try in Amalfi include limoncello liqueur, scialatielli ai frutti di mar, and different varieties of cheese. You will truly feel the love in the air as you cruise on a boat, take in the sun on the beach, or drive around the coast.
Italy is open for travel with partial restrictions, with it being mandatory to submit a Self Declaration Form on arrival.

Best Time to Visit
May to early June, September to October
Must Do
Positano, Villa Cimbrone, Amalfi’s Cathedral, Spiaggia Grande, and Amalfi Coast drive.



One of the most romantic places to visit in Southeast Asia, Bali is a couples’ haven. Pristine white sand beaches, lofty peaks, verdant rice fields, and the clear, blue sea make for a beautiful setting to celebrate love. When in Bali, couples can visit the temples of Ulun Danu and Tanah Lot, go snorkelling and scuba diving across the island, take a yoga retreat, try out water sports, or rent a scooter and explore the green countryside.
The borders of Indonesia are currently closed to all travellers. Learn more about when we can travel again.

Best Time to Visit
May to September
Must Do
Mount Batur, Bali Treetop Adventure Park, Padang Bai diving, Sidemen, and Uluwatu Temple.


Yet another popular honeymoon destination, the Maldives is known for its sparkling aquamarine waters, beautiful beaches, and tall palm trees. Couples can go scuba diving, snorkelling, island hopping, or take a helicopter ride over the many islands. They can also enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner by the beach, stay in a water bungalow, and cruise the azure seas on a private yacht.
The Maldives currently has no restrictions on travel, with no quarantine period necessary.

Best Time to Visit
November to April
Must Do
Vadhoo Island, Hanifaru Bay, Submarine Tour, Dolphin Watching, and Island Hopping.



Among the most romantic places in the world, Kyoto is all about serenity and stopping to smell the roses, er, cherry blossoms. Kyoto, with its tranquil bamboo forests, stunning architecture, ancient temples, and impressive shrines, is visited by millions of people annually. This city is also the place to go to experience oneness with nature and experience its true beauty as the cherry blossom trees start to bloom and cover the city in a light pink hue.
Japan is currently open to visitors, with partial restrictions in place and compulsory quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

Best Time to Visit
March to May, September to October
Must Do
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto Tower, Mount Kurama, and Arashiyama.


Czech Republic

The City of a Hundred Spires may be an unconventional choice for some, but the city loves love like no other. In fact, May 1 is celebrated as “Svátek zamilovaných” (Valentine’s Day), where couples kiss under the blooming cherry trees on Petřín Hill. Other romantic experiences to indulge in involve taking a walk across Charles Bridge, admiring the Prague Astronomical Clock together, taking a cruise over River Vltava, leaving a lock on a bridge in Malá Strana, and touring the Old Town in a horse-drawn carriage.
The Czech Republic is open to tourists, with partial restrictions in place.

Best Time to Visit
February-April, September-October
Best time to visit Prague
Must Do
Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Astronomical Clock, Vltava Cruise, and Charles Bridge.



Bruges is like a fairytale come to life. Cobblestone pathways, beautiful canals, and X will leave you enchanted. One of the most romantic experiences in the city is crossing the Minnewater Bridge over Lake of Love — legend has it that couples that do so will be together forever. Other experiences include sharing Belgian beer and chocolate, strolling through the cobbled streets, and cruising the canal on a boat.
Belgium is open with partial restrictions in place for visitors, and there is no quarantine period for those visiting from approved countries.

Best Time to Visit
June to September
Must Do
Belfry Tower, Lake of Love, Church of Our Lady Bruges, Koeleweimolen, and Groeningemuseum.

9Bora Bora

French Polynesia

Pristine beaches, turquoise sea, and beautiful water bungalows come to mind when one thinks of Bora Bora. Yet another paradise for honeymooners, Bora Bora is an island in Oceania. It is here that you can swim with sharks and enjoy a stay in some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. This romantic destination is great for couples that want to relax and for those that want to try out different adventure and/or water sports.
French Polynesia is open to all visitors with stringent measures in place that you can read about on the official website.

Best Time to Visit
May to October
Must Do
Mount Otemanu, Matira Beach, Mont Pahia, Coral Gardens, and Shark and stingray feeding.



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