In one of our earlier posts, we stressed the importance of luxuries and man-made comforts in making a destination romantic. After all, with our modern day lifestyles, it seems to be impossible to imagine a vacation without those Facebook updates and Instagram selfies, irrespective of how romantic things might seem to be! That being said, there are a few romantic natural attractions around the world which make you forget all about luxury through their surreal beauty and other-worldly sights. When Mother Nature is at her splendid best, nothing man-made even comes close!
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
The Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is among the oldest and most beautiful parks in Europe. It is the largest national park in Croatia, and is home to 16 interconnected lakes that call the area between the Pljesevica Mountain and Mala Kapela Mountain their home. The lakes are completely engulfed by verdant green forests and incredible waterfalls, whose travertine-filled waters have been creating natural dams for years. It takes about six hours and an incredible amount of physical effort to explore the lakes on foot, but the enchanting atmosphere ensures that couples keep coming back for more. It is truly one of the most magnificent romantic natural attractions on planet Earth.
Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Fancy seeing an entire island in a list that mentions the top romantic natural attractions around the world! Vaadhoo Island is one of the inhabited islands of Maldives that is actually famous for its seashore. Popularly called the sea of stars, the island is home to a species of marine microbes called phytoplankton that are responsible for creating an incredible blue glow in the water which is best seen under a starry sky. In other words, these microbes end up creating the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
Tulip Fields, Netherlands
The Tulip Fields are located between Lisse and Sassenheim and are known to be an incredible sight, both from ground level and from above. The fields feature endless rows of beautiful flowers of all colors which ends up creating a rainbow effect and makes the place feel very romantic. We recommend you to visit the Tulip Fields during spring, so that you can also enjoy the Annual Flower Parade held in Sassenheim. The best way to explore the fields is to rent bicycles and explore the numerous tulip farms that can be found in the area.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are home to a particular species of glowworms that can only be found in New Zealand. Hold your lovers hand and treat your senses to the beautiful glow of these unique species as your boat glides through the cave. These caves were carved by underground streams pushing limestone millions of years ago. Apart from those fascinating glowworms, the caves are also home to picturesque stalactites and stalagmites.
Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey
Although Turkey has no shortage of manmade wonders and cultural activities, the Pamukkale Hot Springs are known to be one of the best travel experiences that the country has to offer. These natural terraced thermal springs date all the way back to the 2nd century BC, and they were formed by the calcite present in the waters. Apart from being incredibly romantic, these thermal springs are also famous for making your skin look healthier and more beautiful. Romance and physical beauty in the same trip. Now it certainly doesn’t get better than this!!!
What list of romantic natural attractions around the world would be complete without mentioning the epic Niagara Falls? The falls have attracted couples and lovers from all over the world for generations, but their popularity never seems to reduce. Considered to be one of the most visited attractions in the world, everything about the falls screams mystery and intrigue. The sheer magnitude and beauty of the falls adds to the aura, and despite being majorly commercialized, they still exude romance unlike any other. The ideal time to visit the falls is after dark so that you can enjoy the beautiful light show that is on display until midnight. Don’t miss out on a Maid of the Mist boat cruise either. It’s the ultimate romantic experience to enjoy with your loved one.
Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
Black sand beaches and white sand beaches can be found all over the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands, but pink sand beaches??? Pink sand beaches are extremely rare, and you really need to visit one to understand why they’re so romantic. The best option is to visit the Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas, which have been ranked among the top beaches on the planet. The water is warm throughout the year and the coral reefs lying in the area tame the waves before they come to meet you. Whether it’s swimming, sunbathing or serenading your loved ones in complete privacy, everything is possible here.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Just think about taking the love of your life to a world where the only things that surround you are colorful sights, endless ocean views and underwater creatures of all sorts of shapes and colors. The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the world, always promises something special. It comprises of more than 2900 separate reefs, 900 islands and one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. It has been ranked among the top romantic natural attractions in the world, and its sheer beauty is enough to leave you spellbound and speechless. One of the best things to do is to book a glass-bottom boat during the day and visit Heart Reef, an actual heart shaped coral reef! Seems like even Mother Nature specially created this reef for lovers.
Northern Lights, Norway
The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is a natural phenomenon that can be seen in many of the northern countries. It presents spectacular waves of colors in the sky and you literally feel like you’ve been transported into a scene from the movie Frozen. Although the phenomenon can be seen in many countries, the best place to experience it is before the month of April in Norway. Head to the far north and you can see these colorful displays at their beautiful best.
We started off our Love is in the Air Theme with the most romantic cities and have now introduced the most romantic hotels and natural attractions as well. So what’s next? Aah, yes! The theme would never be complete without featuring the most romantic restaurants and beaches around the world, would it? Stay tuned to Bookmundi for more.