Planning an anniversary getaway? Consider one of these six beautiful destinations.
1. Cook Islands, South Pacific
2. Nevis, Caribbean
3. Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
4. Choice of 300 islands, Fiji
6. Cebu, Philippines
Pictures for each location and detailed descriptions of the land, activities, and more are highlighted in the following article.
Cook Islands, South Pacific
They say it’s like Hawaii was over 50 years ago – raw beauty and untouched charm – but with all the modern conveniences you’ve come to expect. That’s the Cook Islands!
For the adventurous – and isn’t love an adventure! – you can embark on the 3 to 4-hour hike from the northern to southern coast in Rarotonga. Just like traveling through life, the trek can get dangerous if you veer off course. However, don’t despair! Follow the path that many others have walked before you and you will be rewarded with many breathtaking vistas and memories along the way.
If you love snorkeling and stunning coral lagoons, then Aitutaki is your destination. Because many refer to this as Honeymoon Island you are sure to leave with your love fires turned up a few notches.
Back to Eden. Life began in a lush, tropical jungle and your romance can be rekindled when you surround yourself with beautiful vacation islands rich with the natural beauty, and heavenly scents, of a place like no other. Let the sounds of crashing waves and the cool breeze coming off the ocean carry you away to the past…where your love first began.
Nevis is home to old sugar plantations that have been tastefully re-purposed into one of a kind accommodations. Pedal through this paradise by mountain bike. After a dinner served fresh from the sea and local farms, stroll along a moonlit beach and enjoy the unique boutique hotels that are built with style and art that even the non-art enthusiast will enjoy. In the tropics, everything is appreciated just a little more.
Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
Halfway between Phuket and Krabi lies a quiet haven for visitors . It’s an island paradise surrounded by rich coral reefs submerged in milky blue waters and beach-hut complexes where you can be pampered. Koh Yao Noi, Thailand is where the rainbow ends and paradise begins. Neighboring islands may be crowded with big resorts and nightlife; yours may be the only footprints on the pristine beaches of this less-visited, more intimate island. Perfect for a vacation for your wedding anniversary.
Accommodations and bars are available with hosts ready to serve with beautiful silk dresses and warm smiles, although in a less frenetic atmosphere than other resorts. There are plenty of things to do in Koh Yao Noi. Bike around the island, stretch out with some yoga, dive in the island waters or indulge in an open air shower on your private courtyard as you take in the simple beauty of your remote island vacations.
Be sure to taste the local cuisine like pad thai and banana roti. And if you can tear yourself away from the hammock, explore the island by scooter, kayak, or rent a longtail for the day.
Choice of 300 islands, Fiji
A list of romantic anniversary vacations would not be complete without mentioning Fiji. Your choices range from all-inclusive options like Turtle Island with their beach villas and private beaches to your own “mini” private island in Vomo with its 5-star accommodations.
The “real world” will seem to be a world away…perfect for romantic anniversary vacations. You can relax and read a romantic novel, jump into the crystal clear waters for some diving, play golf, or ride horses along endless beaches. The choice is yours!
Affordable, romantic luxury…is it possible? Places like Tanadewa will indulge you with the luxury of the gods, while the infinity pools along Batu Belig Beach will inspire you to gaze out into your future and dream about what it holds. In fact, vow renewals can be arranged in places like Berry Amour Romantic Villas.
Enjoy activities of your choice such as couples yoga, daily high tea, candlelit dinners, and pools and spas filled with flowers. It’s easy to remember why you started on your romantic journey when you take the time to nourish your souls together.
Sugary white sand beaches and clear waters are the first thing you notice on this affordable romantic escape. Next, you’ll notice a wide range of romantic hotels…over 300 to choose from ranging from resorts to more intimate locations.
At the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa you can take a garden tour or relax with a spa date. Because Cebu, the Queen City of the South, was the first Spanish settlement there is lots of history to explore. It’s home to Basilica Menor del Santo Nino, the oldest Catholic Church in the Philippines. But history isn’t all there is to enjoy. You can snorkel, explore the area and take the time to remember how life is supposed to feel.
There are many tropical getaways to choose from for romantic anniversary vacations. Whether it’s a once in a lifetime island paradise escape, or a way to enrich your love every year, these islands offer a great setting for romance.
Written By: Riya Sander. About the author: Riya is an inspired writer. She loves traveling, cooking, crafting and yes! sipping a good coffee. Follow her on Twitter .