For me, there’s nothing more romantic than lying on a beautiful beach listening to the sound of the waves, with the sun on my skin and drink in my hand (oh and my boyfriend next to me). Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day, here are some of the world’s very best beaches made for sharing with the one you love.
1. Tavarua, Fiji
Does it get more romantic than a heart-shaped, tropical island nestled in the South Pacific? The tiny Tavarua Island in Fiji is home to dreamy beaches surrounded by teeming coral reefs and lush palm trees, as well as a luxurious all-inclusive resort.
2. Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
The stunning Punaluu Beach is the most famous black sand beach in Hawaii. As well as the jaw-dropping surroundings, this beach is special because you’ll often find endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles basking in the sunshine next to you!
3. Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives
Home to sandy lagoons, crystal clear waters and coconut palms, the Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Maldives boasts some of the world’s most heavenly beaches, perfect for sunbathing in peace, snorkelling and simply admiring its exotic natural beauty.
4. Source d’Argent, Seychelles
This secluded cove is the 3rd largest island in the Seychelles. Its picture-postcard setting makes for a truly romantic beach destination, complete with white-hued sands, sparkling blue waters and framed with huge, weathered, granite boulders.
5. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda is made up of shallow turquoise pools and dramatic, jet-black rock formations, that contrast beautifully with soft pink sands. You can even take a romantic horse-back ride along the beach thanks to a nearby equestrian centre.
6. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach in Australia is home to gargantuan, brushstroke-like sand art, created by incredible tidal shifts. This magical beach is effortlessly romantic, with white sands, pastel-blue ocean and jungle-like backdrop.
7. Big Sur, California
The rugged coastline of Big Sur is complete with mountains, waterfalls and turquoise-blue coves. You’ll find several stunning beaches among high bridges and rocky inlets – the perfect place to pitch up for the day on your very own hidden stretch of golden sand.
8. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora’s dream-like beaches have to be some of the most divine and romantic in the world. Picture glimmering, clear blue water for as far as the eye can see, dotted with white sandy island-beaches and fringed with a blanket of vivid green palms – heaven!
9. Capri, Italy
Set along the dramatically-beautiful and luxurious Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri offers Italian charm, shrub-covered mountain ranges and magical lagoons – under the archway of the Faraglione di Mezzo is the ultimate romantic spot.
10. Harbour Island, Bahamas
Last but not least, the colour of love itself…located away from the buzz, Harbour Island in the Bahamas boasts mesmerising pink sands known to only a handful of people. This beach is perfect for couples looking for total relaxation and topical beauty.
Hopefully this article has given you some ideas for your next romantic getaway. Take a look at my other travel tips or read about my holiday to the equally-beautiful and romantic, Greek island of Santorini. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!