It’s February and that means love is in the air. This is definitely the most unfortunate month to be single, and if you fall into this category, we apologise in advance (you can go read our solocation piece).
Our focus here is on those that have found love and are looking for where to go with their significant other; a baecation if you will. Let’s get right into 15 of the best baecation destinations in the world.
1. Bali, Indonesia
There’s no better place for us to start than Bali. Travel to an island in sun-soaked south-east Asia with your partner, and romantic adventures are the order of the day.
The island is overflowing with things to do and enjoy with your significant other, from beautiful waterfalls to ancient temples. Bali is definitely somewhere to keep the fire burning in your relationship. A romantic trip to Bali isn’t complete without visiting one of the beautiful beaches, looking into your partner’s eyes and just enjoying the moment.
2. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest offers a warming experience to couple’s visiting the city for Valentine’s Day. Even though your weather apps are telling you it’s cold there, the city offers 13 large warm pools for you to cosy up with bae in.
The city isn’t called the thermal bath capital of Europe for nothing; it also has an abundance of steam rooms and saunas to make sure you're warm in the midst of the cold. Be sure to go on the beautiful cruise on the Danube River through the city — it’s a beautiful experience.
The natural beauty of the white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters in the Maldives are guaranteed to take your breath away. The Maldives is a secluded island in the Indian ocean, and some say it's the most romantic place in the world (although some of the other places on our list will disagree).
The country is renowned for surfing and scuba diving, which are both fantastic things to do with your partner. After a long day of activities, get a Maldivian massage, then go to one of the many beautiful restaurants on the island and enjoy fine exotic cuisine.
4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, the birthplace of the Tango, was tailor-made for romance. The city is the perfect marriage of sophistication and pure passion. Buenos Aires is sure to rekindle any dwindling spark in a relationship.
When in Buenos Aires, go dance with your significant other at Plaza Dorrego and enjoy Argentinian culture. If both of you are football fans, go and see Boca Juniors play at la Bombonera; the atmosphere is unbelievable.
5. Paris, France
Yes, I know it’s cliche, and you predicted it, but a list like this just wouldn’t feel right without including Paris. Paris is rightfully referred to as the city of love because it is designed for lovebirds to spread their wings.
With the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the numerous canals, the masterworks of the Louvre and more, the iconic places to visit with your partner are endless, and you may never truly finish exploring Paris. Just enjoy it all with the love of your life.
6. Fiji Islands
With over 300 islands to explore, Fiji is the perfect getaway for couples. The white sand beaches are second to none, and the Fijian hospitality will always ensure that you’re in a good mood.
Couples can spend the day on the beach, visit a waterfall in the afternoon and head back to the beach at night for a romantic candlelit date night. Everything here is so serene and beautiful, you definitely won’t regret visiting with the love of your life.
7. Chefchaouen, Morocco
This entire Moroccan city is blue, and I really mean that; that’s why Chefchaouen gets its reputation as the blue pearl of Morocco. It’s one of the most picturesque locations in Africa, so make sure your camera has a lot of storage space when visiting. The city rests on top of the mountains and has a fantastic view; go to this city with your partner and indulge yourselves in the best of Moroccan culture.
8. Venice, Italy
It’s so easy to find a beautiful spot to spend time with your significant other in this city of wonder. Venice is a go-to travel destination for couples in search of romance, whether it is canoe rides with bae through the city or kissing your partner on one of the many bridges in Venice. One thing’s for sure: the city will get your romantic juices flowing.
9. Santorini, Greece
Santorini looks like it’s sliding down a mountain, and that’s because of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred thousands of years ago. In recent years, Santorini has exploded in a different sense: everyone that can afford it wants to go on a trip to this beautiful spot. This white-walled city with scenic walkways and colourful domes is the perfect place to have a romantic getaway; the view is second to none, and the cuisine is amazing.
10. Agra, India
This city is famous for the Taj Mahal, which is the jewel of Muslim art in India — it is a giant building made entirely of white marble and is a lovely place to visit with your lover, mainly because emperor Shan Jahan made it in memory of his favourite wife, so this building has love entrenched in its origins.
Apart from this fantastic piece of architecture, there are other things couples can enjoy in Agra; wildlife reserves and historic forts, to name a few. Agra is a truly perfect destination.
11. New Orleans, USA
Whether your relationship is at its best or you are trying to save it, a couple of days in New Orleans, one of the most culturally rich places in the United States, is sure to get the sparks flying.
Walking through the french quarters holding each other’s hand, drinking cocktails in the home of cocktails, going on romantic carriage rides and dancing in the streets are all sure to make you fall in love with each other all over again.
12. Kauai, Hawaii
A baecation in Hawaii already sounds magical, and if that’s what you desire, then Kauai is the place for you. Kauai has maintained its laid-back Hawaiian spirit and beauty over the years.
When in Kauai, mix with the Hawaiian locals and live as they do. Go hiking, canoeing, swimming in rivers; basically, try and do things outside your comfort zones and really experience Hawaii.
13. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a good baecation destination for people who are artsy and love beautiful scenery. Its breathtaking views, pastel-coloured buildings and cobblestone streets make it the perfect place for picturesque romance. I just hope y’all will be able to put the cameras down and enjoy each other’s company.
14. Krabi, Thailand
If you are a thrill-seeker or adventure junkie, then Krabi is the place for you to go to on your romantic getaway. There are so many exciting things to do in Krabi; you could go exploring caves, take hikes up steep mountains or even go rock climbing. Krabi will surely get your adrenaline levels up.
15. St. Petersburg, Russia
When most people think of Russia, their initial thought isn’t a romantic getaway, especially if you’ve been watching the news recently. Regardless of what you think about how Putin runs his country, there are beautiful cities in Russia, and I would put St. Petersburg at the top of the list.
There are few cities in the world with as many big and detailed buildings as St. Petersburg; everything is luxurious, golden and quite colourful. It’s modern, cultural and is the home to the most prominent art museum in the world; the hermitage museum. The city is a treat for your eyes and I 100% recommend a visit.