Amongst all the islands that exist in this world, there are a special few that take your breath away. Dreamlike settings, beautiful, tranquil, and a soothing scenery – some of the many things you’d expect. Add to this, exceptional architecture, delicious meals, and intriguing cultural practices, and you have a dream vacation right there! Most islands don’t even have to try too hard. Their natural beauty is so strikingly gorgeous, you would be content just being amidst all the wonders of nature.
World’s Top 10 Romantic Islands
Pristine beaches, calm waters and a feeling of being the only ones on this earth are things any couple would want on their beach holiday. However, our top 10 romantic islands promise more than just uncrowded beaches. They promise a balance of romance and adventure; a chance for you to do more things together.
Maps provided in the article are not to scale and are used to show the approximate location of the island with respect to the nearest country/city.
1. Bora Bora, Society Islands of French Polynesia
Island in Bora Bora
Best Time to Visit: July to September
Bora Bora Map
Who says God doesn’t have his favorites? Think otherwise? Come to Bora Bora and witness this fact for yourself. In an enchanted environment with a fairytale-like existence, this holiday would be nothing less than a dream. Over-water bungalows, endless waters, white beaches and a sense of being out of the world – everything is available here. Perhaps one of the most expensive islands in the world, it is nothing short of a paradise. See the underwater world from your bungalow, have breakfast served to you by boat in your room and rest assured that you won’t need a DO NOT DISTURB sign.
2. Lanai, Hawaii
Island in Bora Bora
Best Time to Visit: October to April
Hawaii has undoubtedly been one of the most sought-after destinations in the world for ages now. Though tourists usually fly down to the famous islands and the attractions they offer, as a couple, your first choice should be Lanai. The smallest inhabited island in the chain, here you will find perfect balanced isolation. With no shopping malls or traffic lights, this place ensures a great natural environment. Public transportation does not exist; cars, bikes, bicycles, and small buses are usually leased by the hotels.
3. Santorini, Greece
Beach in Santorini
Best Time to Visit: June to October
White homes, blue-caped churches, the serene waters of the Aegean Sea, and small cafés scattered all through the landscape – the picture is just perfect! While this ensures a content heart, sumptuous meals all day round with some of the world’s best wines ensure content tummies. If, for you, romance is synonymous with good food and crowd, Santorini is the place to be. September and October are the best months to travel to Santorini, as you can avoid the rush of the tourist season from June to August.
Island in Maldives
Best Time to Visit: December to April
Are you and your better half on the constant lookout for something exciting? Then, on the islands of the Maldives, you shall find both – romance and adventure. Luxury resorts, private natural pools, and an unending appetite for the warm sun, are a few things you will be welcomed by. Snorkeling and scuba diving together in safe pools outside your room, is an adventure very few islands offer. Opt for the southern islands for more seclusion.
Beach in Fiji
Best Time to Visit: May or October and November
The soft coral capital of the world has more in store than just a few heavenly beaches and some breathtaking underwater life. If you want to escape the expensive resorts of Bora Bora, Fiji definitely stands as an alternative. Wake up ahead of the world everyday, soak in the warm sun, get natural exercise with scuba diving and snorkeling, travel through abundant trails and get absorbed in the mystical life here. Turtle Island and Qamea Island which are a part of the Fiji islands should be prioritized. Turtle Island especially, only allows 14 couples at once.
Beach in Seychelles
Best Time to Visit: May to September
Undeniably one of the most sought-after vacation spots, Seychelles islands are some of the best jewels in the Indian Ocean. 16 islands out of the hundreds offer accommodation; out of these, the three main islands are Praslin, La Digue, and Mahé. Island hopping is an interesting alternative to permanent booking on just the main islands. Apart from the bewildering beaches, ecotourism has ensured focus on jungle trails and other such forms of recreation. Enjoy candle-lit dinners with a backdrop of water meeting the sky.
7. Ambergris Caye, Belize
Beach in Ambergris Caye
Best Time to Visit: February to April
Ambergris Cay Map
For a relaxed, laid-back holiday, there is no other place more suitable than Ambergris Caye in Belize. The island has just 1 town – San Pedro and hardly any population. However, it doesn’t offer any less than other destinations in terms of picturesque and unique spots. Visit the Belize Barrier Reef, which is a part of the humongous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, sail above the Blue Hole and wander around this isle aimlessly. Due to its size, transportation on the island is limited to golf carts.
8. Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
Beach in Parrot Cay
Best Time to Visit: May or September and October
Parrot Cay Map
If it is the Caribbean you dream of visiting together, let Parrot Cay be your first choice. A lot of celebrities have made this island their home, assuring us of its uniqueness. Earlier known as Pirate Cay, today this island is synonymous with tranquility and calmness. From Ayurvedic treatments to water sports, you will find everything here. Who says a deserted place doesn’t offer the best of lifestyle?
9. St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles
Beach inSt. Lucia
Best Time to Visit: January to April
St. Lucia Map
While Parrot Cay offers luxury and promises a lavish holiday with seclusion, we have another island in the Caribbean that offers just the opposite, if it is safe to say so. Welcome to St. Lucia, a land of beaches and warm sun – yes, but also of hot springs, rainforest hikes, and a drive-in volcano. Don’t forget to see The Pitons – a World Heritage Site, and the Pigeon Island National Park. Travel is synonymous with local taxis and water taxis. An island that was ruled seven times each by the French and British, surprisingly it also has omnipresent West Indies lifestyle even today.
10. Island of Mozambique, Mozambique
Beach in Island of Mozambique
Best Time to Visit: June to September
Another jewel in the Indian Ocean, the Island of Mozambique is truly alluring. Once a stop on the western Europe – Indian subcontinent route, it is today one of the most sought-after destinations in Africa. The island is a cultural World Heritage Site and is approximately just 3 km away from the mainland. Apart from the beach and the activities synonymous with it, the island is home to brilliant colonial architecture. Though the dry season from June to September is perfect, avoid August as it gets too windy.
Any one of these top 10 romantic islands in the world is sure to leave you spellbound and mesmerized. A magical environment and company of the one you love – you can’t really ask for more, can you? Have a great vacation!