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Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary, couples retreat, or a lover’s weekend getaway, there are certain destinations that are more wanderlust-worth than others. We surveyed the top travel couples bloggers to find out the top romantic retreats for your next holiday. #Wanderlove, Commence!
Lovers Location: South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand is a country known for its dramatic landscapes, exotic adventures, and omnipresent romance. From the glaciers of Franz Josef to the beaches of Abel Tasman, the aqua blue glacial fed lakes of Mt. Cook to the alluring mountains surrounding Arthur’s Pass, every twist and turn of the South Island of New Zealandpresents itself like a postcard. A visit to New Zealand is the perfect opportunity for lovers to connect with nature and with one another. While it’s rustic and not your typical romantic getaway, it’s the perfect place to reconnect and share an intimate journey with your partner. We could spend our days hiking in nature, laying on rock beaches, and swimming in glacier fed lakes. At night, we could pull over and camp underneath the stars, concentrating on each other to the exclusion of the world with the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places.
What to Do: Rent a campervan for two weeks and drive around, stopping and staying when you find a place that you resonate with, and moving along when you’ve had your fill of a city (warning: this island is extremely enchanting, thus you may never move on and you may want to stay forever). Romantic retreats to New Zealand aren’t about the fluff of a five-star resort or finding a luxurious, overpriced restaurant. The romance is found in the raw beauty of the island. Spend your days hiking in nature, laying on rock beaches, skinny dipping (or swimming!) in glacier fed lakes, and “sleeping” under the stars with your sweetheart.