When it comes to romantic getaways, there’s nothing better than a beach vacation. A relaxing seaside destination will give you plenty of time to reconnect as a couple and spend quality time together, all while working on your tan.

Mykonos, Greece

Fly to the stunning Aegean island of Mykonos and you’ll get the perfect combination of fun nightlife and relaxed beachside glamour. The island is full of beautiful beaches with pristine white sand and sparkling clear blue sea, with picturesque buildings and windmills lining the hills. We’d recommend planning your romantic getaway sometime in September, after the busy tourist season has past, for some quiet solitude with your loved one.

Mauritius

Often cited as one of the world’s most romantic vacation destinations, Mauritius was practically made for lovers. With plenty of luxurious hotels and resorts to choose from and miles of white, sandy beaches, there’s no better place to relax and get loved up with your partner. This island is perfect for couples who prefer lush greenery as well as beautiful beaches- there are huge deep forests to explore and volcanic mountains to climb. Make time to explore the bustling markets and ancient temples in between long tanning sessions on the beach.

Jamaica

The famously romantic island of Jamaica has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with plenty of choice between bustling family beaches or more secluded, quiet coves. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the island’s many delicious restaurants and spend your days soaking up the tropical rays and surfing in the sun. If you’re up for some extra adventure, put your walking shoes on and head up to the peak of the Blue Mountain for some spectacular island views.

Key West, Florida

If you’re looking for a subtropical beach paradise but don’t want to travel outside of the United States, Key West is the ideal destination. While it’s technically within the US, Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami, and has all of the exotic romance that you could hope for. Walk in the path of Earnest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams along the palm tree lined streets and admire the beautiful architecture and historic mansions that fill the island. You and your partner can snorkel together in the clear blue sea and then spend the evening relaxing at one of Key West’s wonderful sidewalk cafes. The island is small enough to discover by foot and has a wealth of activities and beautiful beaches to attract couples looking for a break.

St. Lucia, Caribbean

St. Lucia is a stunning paradise just waiting to be explored. It’s no surprise that this island is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations- it’s a full package of romance. Between the miles of spectacular rainforests and the coasts of sandy, dramatic beaches, this is a must-visit destination for couples. There are small, intimate boutique hotels for couples that are looking for something more solitary, or huge luxury resorts if you want to socialize and take part in the wide variety of activities and adventures that St. Lucia has to offer. This is the perfect place to lay back with a cocktail and take in the beauty of the Caribbean.

Ko Samui, Thailand

For an romantic vacation in the eastern side of the world, visit Ko Samui, located in the Gulf of Siam. The island is covered in hills and lush greenery, while the coasts are lined with pristine white beaches. You and your partner can explore the deep ocean together on snorkelling expeditions or simply relax and take in the scenery. The island is also home to a range of health spas, perfect for the wellness-conscious couple.

Image: Hora, Mykonos by BluEyedA73 on Flickr.