Here are the top picks from Three Writers of Romance partner Janet McLaren, Cruise Planners and American Express travel agent
#5) Riviera Maya, Caribbean coast of Mexico. An all-inclusive resort fronting one of the most impressive stretches of beach in the world cannot be beat for value! Many of the best resorts are adults-only and feature never-fail romantic staples like torch-lit lobster-dinners-for-two on the beach, private-cabana couple’s massages, and sizzling dance-the-night away parties.
#4) Hawaii. America’s Paradise and no passport needed! You can stay at one hotel and explore its island in-depth, go island-hopping, or catch the seven-night cruise that sails from Honolulu every Saturday and takes you to all the major islands -- also comes with breathtaking views that can only be seen from the sea, including a night sailing past the glowing lava flow of a live volcano!
#3) Cruise. Creative couples are thinking beyond the Caribbean and considering destinations such as Alaska, Canada-New England, and the Mediterranean. Yes, romance abounds just about anywhere you go aboard a cruise ship – filled with passion-inducing moments like strolling around the Promenade Deck at sunset, cozying up under a blanket for a “movie under the stars” (popcorn included), and finding that intimate little nook close to the piano bar for a cocktail before dinner…
#2) European city-stay. Paris, London, and Barcelona are this year’s top destinations for couples seeking the ultimate in cultural experiences and romantic adventure. In a city like one of these, even the most mundane task of going out to eat or visiting a museum becomes a magical just-the-two-of-us outing!
#1) The Caribbean Islands. There’s a lot to love about any of them you pick – Jamaica, St. Thomas, the Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, St. Lucia, Aruba, etc. The islands are gorgeous, the resorts are heavenly, and the opportunities for romantic moments are endless! You can choose anything from a city location with great shopping, gambling, and nightlife, to an isolated beach or mountain hideaway.
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