The 10 Most Exotic and Out of the Way Destinations for Couples
You have traveled to Cancun and done the party scene, spent the night in a lodge in the mountains and now you are looking to just get away from it all. You have been searching for some place out of the way just the two of you can visit with little or no crowds to relax. Whether it is a quiet European village or maybe a secluded beach, the places we have listed will ensure you have a quiet retreat in a lesser-traveled location, free from the booze filled parties and the crowds of tourists.
10. Burgh Island
Located about 300 yards off the mainland of the town of Bigbury on the Sea in the south western coast of Devon, UK, lies Burgh Island. The island is dominated by the art deco Burgh Island Hotel and is reachable in low tide by walking across the sand flats. During high tide the sea tractor transports guests to and from the mainland. Burgh Island was originally used as a weekend getaway for parties. In 1929 a hotel was built and during WW2 wounded RAF pilots were housed there. The 25 rooms in the hotel are individually decorated and offer WiFi but no TV. Hotel rooms have names reflecting some of the famous guests that have stayed there throughout the years. Noel Coward, Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill, Price Edward and Wallis Simpson have all been guests, just to name a few. Visitors can book a massage, enjoy a game of table tennis, relax in the sauna or just sit in front of the fire and watch the tides roll in.
9. Frégate Island, Seychelles
Frégate is a private island paradise off the coast of the Seychelles. With seven beaches overlooking the crystal clear blue waters, a private harbor a full service spa and fitness center, you can definitely get away from everything but do it in style. Once a plantation, Frégate Island visitors can explore the 10 km of roads and walking paths either on foot or with the use of an electric cart. The island grows over 50 types of fruits and vegetables that the chef uses to deliver world class cuisine. What is not used by the resort is sought after eagerly by other resorts nearby. Accommodations include 16 private pool residences, the Banyan Hill Estate complete with private chef or for the most discriminating the entire island can be booked complete with a full time live in staff to cater to your every need.
8. Gozo, Malta
One of 21 islands in the Maltese Archipelago, Gozo is a little more relaxed, less crowded and tranquil than the main island. Inhabited at different times throughout history by the Argonese, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs, Gozo is inhabited now by less than 30,000 people in the 14 by 7 sq. km island. The only place you are likely to see a lot of people is in the main town square. The city has what once was a fortified citadel sitting atop a summit. Except for an occasional person walking in the street the city seems abandoned at times with the doors and windows of homes being shuttered. Some residents still adhere to the custom of leaving their keys in the door when away from their home. You don’t have to be totally alone however, a variety of pubs, wine bars, clubs and discos are located around the island. Accommodations range from nine hotels and several B&B’s and apartment rentals or you can opt to stay in one of the many farmhouses that rent out to guests. There are several beaches and inlets located around the island and visitors can enjoy some of the best diving that Malta has to offer.
7. Petit, St Vincent
For those looking to get away and soak up the sun on a Caribbean island the Petit Resort on St Vincent is the perfect couple’s hideaway. With 115 acres of lush tropical island and white sandy beaches at your disposal the resort was uninhabited until 1966 when a couple of adventurers purchased the island with thoughts of constructing a small hotel. Today the island has 16 one bedroom cottages placed discreetly around the island. Also available is a 1,500 sq. foot, two bedroom beach villa. Large floor to ceiling glass doors open to the ocean and a large open pavilion appointed with comfortable chairs awaits. Instead of phones the island uses a flagpole, where you can raise the red flag in order to summon the staff for room service or anything else that you might need. A team of chefs are on hand to serve you in the main pavilion restaurant, the beach bar and restaurant or the weekly BBQ.