Going on vacation is one of the most exciting times of the year – especially if you’re going away with a partner. As you book your luxury destination, you probably have images of romantic candlelit dinners on the beach, frolicking in the sea, and attractively lounging in the sun with your beloved. Unfortunately, most of the time this doesn’t work out. Instead, the wind blows the flames in your direction and your hair catches on fire, you end up with a ton of salty water in your mouth, and you sweat so much in the sun you look like a shiny potato. Well, that’s our romantic vacations, anyway. So, how do you have a romantic vacation without all the cringe?
Disconnect from the outside world
When you go to a new and exciting destination, you just have to share it with the world. You constantly have your phone in hand, taking pictures of the sea and the palm trees (and of course, your brightly colored cocktail with an umbrella in it) to then share on social media and reply to everyone’s comments about how incredible your vacation looks. Of course, it is an incredible vacation – but it would be even more incredible if you put your phone down, and disconnected from the outside world. By leaving your phones and other devices in your hotel room, you get the opportunity to properly connect with your beautiful surroundings and the beautiful person in front of you. Go on, try and have a conversation for a change. You might like it.
Get even more personal
If you’re planning a romantic getaway, you may choose a destination you’ve been to before, or for a special occasion. One of the best ways to make this vacation even more romantic is to get even more personal. This doesn’t need to be a grand gesture (we advise NOT hiring a brass band to serenade you. It’s super awkward) but can be something small. If you’ve been to the destination before, you could print out photos of you on your last trip and decorate your room with a little help from your concierge. If you’re on your honeymoon or celebrating your anniversary, you could even ask the restaurant to play your wedding song or to put by a bottle of their finest champagne to complement the dinner.
Do something new and exciting
Although sitting on the beach and laying in the sun is fun and relaxing for a little while, it can get pretty monotonous and boring if you’re on vacation for a week or two. So, why not do something new and exciting? One of the best ways to get the love hormones flowing is to experience new things together and building memories as a couple (science, bruh). You could go horseback riding on the beach, snorkel in the ocean, or even go quad biking through the desert. Having fun and getting closer to you boo – what could be better?
Watch the sunset
Let’s be honest; there is really nothing more romantic than watching the sunset together (it’s true, they do it in movies all the time). Take yourself down to the beach with your significant other, whip off your shoes and socks, walk along the beach with the sand in your toes as you listen to the calming waves, and take in the impressive yellow globe in the sky. Hold each other’s hands, cuddle each other to keep each other warm, and even go for a late night swim if you feel like it! You’ll feel calm, collected, and like you’re the only two people in the world. Yep, you can awww if you want.
Wondering how you make your upcoming vacation romantic? Well, follow these simple steps and you’ll fall even more in love with your other half. If that’s even possible?!