All of us need a time out for some relaxation from our hectic lives. While there are an unlimited number of getaways to choose from, nothing is more relaxing and fun than spending a romantic getaway on an island.
Whether you are looking for a spot to get away from the crowd or prefer one with a vibrant nightlife, here are some of the most romantic places in the world.
Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and without question the most spectacular, with an amazing landscape that varies from towering cliffs of the Napali Coast to the crater-like Waimea Canyon. Explore the primeval rain forest and the picture perfect waterfalls of the region. An excursion to the Na Pali coast is not to be missed. Spend some time at the tropical Fern Grotto, one of the world's most romantic places, and experience the songs and legends of the historic Wailua River Valley. Walk along the white sandy beaches and view the clear blue water. http://www.gohawaii.com/kauai
Well-known for its limestone cliffs and waterfront villas, this four square mile island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, fully embraces the idea of happiness. A funicular railway carries visitors to the centre of Capri in just 5 minutes, by means of a panoramic route through the island's lemon groves and terraced vegetable gardens. Visitors can stroll through the boutique-lined streets of Capri town. If you prefer spending some quiet time together, head to the village of Anacapri. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens of Villa San Michele, featuring a number of artifacts and works of art dating from ancient Egypt and other periods of time. From Anacapri, a chair lift takes travelers to the top of the island for a spectacular view. http://www.capri.com
The island of Santorini in Greece is a place that most people don't associate with being a romantic getaway. But wait, before you decide to overlook this spot, read on. Santorini is more than just a romantic getaway; the beaches produce a mysterious mood, with the moonlight reflecting against the glittering diamond-like sand. Whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, villas and small hotels line the edge of the cliff with the waves crashing below against the rocks. But as fascinating as the scenery may be, Santorini's true charm lies in its wealth of recreation, outstanding food and wines, and archaeological sites from a bygone era. http://www.santorini.com