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Instead of splurging on candlelit dinners at some fancy restaurants, why don't you make lasting memories and go for a romantic couples getaway? Whether celebrating an anniversary or going on a honeymoon, these unique getaway ideas for couples are sure to spark romance.

  • The Highlands, Scotland

The Scottish Highlands is the perfect destination for a unique couples' getaway. Whether you want to fill your days with activities or find somewhere to relax and spend quality time, there are fabulous options in the Highlands.

Ride the iconic Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. The scenic train journey is sure to spark romance! Exploring the picturesque village of Glen Coe is one of the most romantic things to do in the Highlands. You will find many stunning areas to stop along the way, so bring a blanket and some snacks to enjoy a picnic.

  • The Kvarner Region, Croatia

Home to the Kvarner Bay, the gorgeous Kvarner region is one of Croatia's most romantic destinations. It's home to breathtakingly beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy a swim.

Head to the coastal town of Crikvenica, which has a coastline stretching 28 km long. The region is home to secluded coves, some of Kvarner’s most stunning rental villas and beautiful sandy beaches. You'll also find many fantastic restaurants serving delectable Mediterranean cuisines. After your meal, enjoy a romantic walk at the promenade and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Riviera.

  • The Rhine, France

The Rhine Valley is one of those places in France that exude romance, so it's no wonder why cruising the Rhine River is popular among honeymooning couples and those on romantic getaway. At 760 miles long, the Rhine River is Europe's second longest river, passing along various countries, such as Switzerland, Germany, and France. During your cruise, you'll have the opportunity to explore the stunning Black Forest in the German town of Breisach and the picturesque French village of Colm.

  • The Winelands - South Africa

If you’re looking for luxury travel in South Africa, the Winelands Region has no shortage of romantic spots to enjoy an unforgettable couples' getaway. Whether on a honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary, the Winelands offers the perfect setting for a romance-filled holiday.

Wine tasting forms a significant part of your getaway in the Winelands. Many vineyards in the region offer guided tours, which include a visit to sprawling estates. You can cycle along stunning vineyards or visit different wineries to sample delectable wines. Stellenbosch is also a great place to explore in the Winelands. Established in 1679, it's the second oldest European settlement in the country, surrounded by stunning scenery.

  • Culpepper Island, Barbados

Situated in the easterly portion of Barbados, Culpepper Island is a small, uninhabited island on the rugged coast of St. Philip. It may be small, but it offers numerous things to do for couples looking for adventurous activities on their romantic getaway. Climbing at the base of the cliffs toward Skeete's Bay is a fascinating experience. Culpepper Island is blanketed in bush and coconut trees, offering a perfect setting for adventurous couples who want to explore unspoilt nature. It is also a popular stop on Caribbean Cruises which are a wonderful way to explore many different islands.

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