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If on Valentine’s Day you think it will be your magic moment, we have based our most romantic destinations list in Abbie Kozolchyk, author of the new National Geographic book: “The Most Romantic Destinations in the World.”
Under the boreal lights of Swedish Lapland
Do you remember the Ice Hotel? That sculpture completely made of ice? Turns out the staff is skilled at preparing romantic scenes. According to the author, a reindeer sleigh can be rented there to take you to a “brilliant national park like Narnia” in Swedish Lapland. The guide will make a fire and prepare a shelter for snuggling. You have to wait for the northern lights to do their work while you drink champagne under the reindeer skins; once the stars start to blink, that will be the signal.
During dinner on a sandbar in the Philippines
The Philippine archipelago of Palawan – which consists of about 2,000 islands – has some of the best beaches in the world. Here, according to Kozolchyk, you can sleep in the resort of Lagen Island, a set of 18 cabins on the water arranged in cliffs of limestone. We can arrange for a boat to take you to an isolated sandbar, where you will expect an amazing meal. Amanpulo is also a very romantic resort.
“Depending on when it is, there may not be ambient light – except for some bright planktons in the sea – so the candlelight will make the place even more spectacular.” In case you prefer more light, a lunch is just as spectacular.
Under a lunar rainbow in Victoria Falls, Zambia
This plot requires the perfect timing, since lunar rainbows occur only on specific dates, close to full moon nights. Fortunately, the Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia and our contacts has helped set the right travel dates for this to happen.
According to Kozolchyk, “you can ask the question on a lookout, with the fog and lunar arc as a backdrop.” Alternative suggestion: Wait to return to the hotel, where you can propose marriage during a torchlight dinner in a sampan (a flat bottom boat) moored to the Zambezi River. Each dish is delivered by canoe, and a choir will be prepared to sing.
In a Benedictine chapel on the Italian Riviera
The perfect setting of Portofino offers maximum privacy. First, you have to stay at the Hotel Splendido de Belmond, an impressive five-star establishment with its own motor yacht. Then take the yacht to a tiny beach in front of San Fruttuoso, in which there is an amazing and isolated Benedictine chapel, and where the hotel can prepare a five-course meal worthy of a movie. Ask the question at sunset, then celébralo on the balcony of the suite.
Under a full moon in Taj Mahal, India
We often recommend visiting the Taj Mahal at dawn, but the author makes an unexpected turn and proposes “to book one of the few night visits available to the Taj Mahal during the full moon, when the greatest monument to love goes from simply amazing to completely supernatural. ” It is also tempting to dine in one of the Oberoi Amarvilas suites, where, according to Kozolchyk, the balconies overlooking the Taj Mahal were practically designed to make such proposals.
From the sky in Saint Barthélemy, France
Most people who want to impress in Saint Barth – a French overseas territory in the Caribbean – opt for a yacht. Kozolchyz recommends the opposite, a route from the sky.
Explain your intentions to the staff of the Beach Ambassadors, and they will draw a romantic message on the sand so you can see it from a tour, on Flamands beach, with champagne, and by helicopter. Once on land, the hotel will coordinate a private dinner on the beach, with personalized fireworks to finish.