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Whether you're the type of couple who yearn for adventure or relaxation, there's always a place that can spark the flame and set the mood for romance. For some couples, that could mean lounging at the beach, surrounded by sun, sand, and crystal-clear waters. Others might prefer to go to remote destinations and take up fun adventures. Whatever your preferences, get inspired by these romantic destinations perfect for young couples.
Europe is home to some of the world's most romantic destinations. But young and adventurous couples might not be interested in visiting the usual clichés like Paris or Rome. If you're looking for a new destination in Europe that exudes Romance, head to Croatia.
Croatia is a beautiful country offering many options for adventure and relaxation. It has stunning islands home to beautiful beaches, picturesque old towns, and amazing landscape scenery. Dubrovnik should be first on your list if you're an avid Game of Thrones fan. The medieval walled town is the setting of Westeros' capital city, the King's Landing. As you stroll hand in hand in this medieval city, you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views of orange-roofed houses and pretty churches, with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea in the background.
When exploring the great outdoors, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is the best place for you. It's home to 16 crystal clear lakes with tons of majestic waterfalls waiting for you to explore. This place is sure to keep the love burning, given its romantic setting.
Bali is the perfect place for you if your idea of a romantic getaway is spending lazy afternoons by the beach, indulging in relaxing massages, and enjoying candlelit dinners. This Indonesian Island is famous for its lushed terraced rice fields, majestic temples, and beautiful beaches.
You will love Bali even more if you love adventures. It's a wonderful place to book onto a cruise since the island's coasts are known for their calm waters, ideal for cruising. Cruising the Bali & Komodo Islands is a popular activity for adventurous young couples visiting Bali. The Komodo Island, about five hours by boat from Bali, is named after its residents, the Komodo dragons, considered the largest lizard on Earth! During your visit to the island, you'll have an incredible opportunity to get close to these enormous lizards in their natural habitat.
During your cruise, you can enjoy various water activities on board, such as snorkelling. Bali is home to thousands of marine life species, and you can see them up close during your snorkelling adventure. Other activities include kayaking and paddle boarding. Your cruise will also include guided excursions to the Komodo island.
3. South Africa
From beachside romance to amazing safari adventures and scenic road trips, South Africa offers many romantic activities for young couples. South Africa will suit your tastes no matter what kind of couple you are.
Lazing on the beach while sipping a few margaritas is one of the most romantic activities you can enjoy in South Africa. Head to Cape Peninsula, home to Cape Town's most beautiful beaches, Clifton and Camps Bay. Head to the less crowded Long Beach in Noordhoek for more private moments. This stunning beach is set across the stunning backdrop of majestic mountains.
For couples seeking more thrilling adventures, you should experience shark cage diving. You'll find several locations in the Western Cape for this exciting activity. And unlike deep-sea diving, which requires certification, shark cage dive does not require any special certification. For this activity, you'll go inside a protective cage submerged in the water for a close-up encounter with the Great white sharks! If shark cage diving is not something you fancy, another way you can enjoy incredible wildlife encounters in South Africa is to go on a safari. The best place to enjoy an unforgettable safari adventure in the country is in Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves.
For couples looking to go somewhere exotic, make it Borneo. This giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia is shared by three countries, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. With its remote jungle beauty, unique tribal cultures, and incredible wildlife - Borneo has plenty to offer for fun outdoor adventures.
Home to more than a hundred species of animals, including unique species, such as proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants, Borneo is a paradise for wildlife lovers. But many wildlife lovers are drawn to the island mainly because of the chance to visit the orangutans. These great apes are native to Borneo, and you'll find wildlife rehabilitation centres on the island that aim to preserve these animals. If you want to learn more about their conservation efforts, you can visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre or the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Borneo is also home to a few national parks that are fun to explore. The Boko National Park is where you should go if you want to spot proboscis monkeys. Meanwhile, Mulu National Park is famous for its beautiful caves.
5. Bora Bora
Bora Bora is the best place to be if you want to enjoy pure relaxation on your romantic getaway. If you have seen postcards of overwater bungalows sitting over a clear lagoon with stunning mountains in the backdrop, there's a good chance you are looking at Bora Bora, a gorgeous island in French Polynesia.
You are guaranteed to enjoy a relaxing getaway in Bora Bora since there are not too many crowds, unlike the more popular islands in the Caribbean. In fact, this is one of the reasons why the island attracts many couples looking for a romantic holiday. Your holiday can be even more relaxing if you stay at the luxurious overwater bungalows of Bora Bora. You can choose from 3-star to 5-star villas, all of which are equipped with first-class amenities for a truly relaxing stay.
While you could be tempted to spend your holiday relaxing at your bungalow, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy on your holiday. You can go snorkelling, island hopping or swimming with graceful sharks and stingrays. Indeed, Bora Bora is the perfect escape for couples looking to get close to nature while enjoying some fun adventures.
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