If you’re looking for an awesome little island and resort holiday with your significant other or partner, then you must check out this list of my top ten romantic island and resort vacations. From beautiful little private islands to the lesser known ones, here’s a conclusive list of the best romantic island getaways.
Top ten romantic island and resort vacations
1. Sir Baniyas island, Abu Dhabi
Why is Sir Baniyas island first on the list of our top ten romantic island vacations?
Combined with the wildlife, beach side and ample tie in with UAE history, Sir Bani Yas island rests on the no.1 spot for this list of top ten romantic island vacations. The trifecta of resorts at Anantara Sir Baniyas resort here is nothing short of wonderful, with its historical significance, desert influence, wildlife park and lagoons. You can choose to stay in the private lagoon and beach facing Al Yamm villas, the wild and wonderful Al Sahel villas.
2. Constance Moofushi, Maldives
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Any romantic island destination list is incomplete without the Maldives. Constance Moofushi located in the Alifu Atoll is one of those swanky all-inclusive resorts. A short seaplane ride away, you have the exciting possibility of choosing a wide range of activities from dolphin watching to scuba diving. If you and your partner are foodies, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy the amazing no limits food and drinks available. Also, help yourself to the mini bar!
3. Pantelleria, Italy
Karin from Girl astray highly recommends Pantelleria as a romantic island getaway.
Stace from the Wandering Bajans highly recommends Barbados for its fine dining, white sand beaches, cheap beer and rum. “Barbados is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. You can spend your days lounging on perfect beaches and swimming with sea turtles. In the evenings grab sundowners at one of the many bars located on the west coast and then go to dinner at one of the many beautiful restaurants on the coast. Driving around the island is definitely a fun adventure as well, there are loads of secluded beaches to have a picnic. If you really want to spoil yourselves, then a luxury catamaran cruise is a must do. Most catamaran offer day cruises or evening cruises. There are plenty of gorgeous hotels for you here, if you are planning to splurge then Cobblers Cove is a must. Barbados also has many Airbnb properties that are worth checking out as well.”
5. Isla Holbox
The small Caribbean island is home to beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets, no high rises, and almost no cars. During some parts of the year, Isla Holbox hosts flamingos and whale sharks as well!
Isla Holbox is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with your loved one: whether you want to take a long walk down a deserted beach, take a bike ride across the island together, try out kitesurfing for an adrenaline rush, or simply find a quiet place to watch the sunset with your arms around each other, Isla Holbox has you covered.
Part of the charm of Isla Holbox is how laid back life is here: the island is well known for its ample supply of hammocks, so make sure that at some point you and your partner grab one to lazily pass an afternoon in, perhaps with a cold drink and a book in hand.
You won’t find any major hotels or large, all-inclusive resorts here, but plenty of beautiful boutique hotels are waiting to welcome you home.” – Kate from Our Escape Clause
6. Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
7. Round island, Seychelles
8. Ios Island, Greece
Cris, from Look n Walk Greece highly recommends the island of Ios in Greece. “Each year we choose to travel for our wedding anniversary. Our 5th anniversary deserved a special destination and we chose the island of Ios, Greece. Why? First of all, because a dear friend calls it home. Secondly, because we haven’t been to a Cyclidic island before.
There is only one way to get to the island: by ferry. Coming via Athens, we chose a high-speed ferry, and, after more than 5 and a half hours, we arrived. Ios is known as a party island but, since we traveled in late May, we discovered a different vibe. The tavernas were just opening for the season – and we’ve been to quite a few official opening nights – and there were still more locals than travelers on the island.
There are a lot of beautiful beaches on the island of Ios, but our favorite was, by far, Klima. We got there after a short hike from Mylopotas and even had a romantic picnic on the beach.
There are a lot of places to watch an amazing sunset. On our wedding anniversary, we opted to see it from the church in the port and it was stunning. The perfect ending to the day was dinner at what became our favorite taverna (The Octopus Tree).”
9. Southern Cyprus
The penultimate on our list of top ten romantic island vacations is Southern Cyprus. Justine from Wanderer of the World explains why this destination belongs on the list. ” Romance and love are as synonymous with Cyprus as pristine beaches, crystal clear water and sunshine are. Why you may ask?
Well, it’s believed that Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love, was born here (out of the sea foam on the banks of Cyprus). It’s also believed that she met and fell in love with Adonis in Cyprus too. So when travelling throughout the Southern part of the island, keep your eyes peeled for a whole number of landmarks and attractions dedicated to this infamous resident.
Visit the Baths of Aphrodite – it’s said that a splash of this water will restore your youth, beauty and fertility. Sadly, you can’t swim in the baths today as electric eels have taken up residence here. Instead, you can use the nearby water fountain to splash with, which has the same water source as the baths.
Once your youth has been restored, nearby Aphrodite’s Beach is perfect for loved-up couples seeking privacy and serenity. A drive to Petra tou Romiou reveals where Aphrodite was born, which comes complete with love notes and trinkets left for the goddess by those seeking love and those who have already found it.
If you wish to embark on a romantic getaway to this beautiful island yourself, you should definitely make it your mission to seek out all the Aphrodite hotspots. But you should also make some time for relaxing on the beach together, sipping cocktails, getting involved with watersports and having some much needed couple’s time.”