Summer Romance: Couples Getaway

G’day everyone! This summer romance is in the air, we at DUE would like to share our favorite getaways for you and your special someone! The South Pacific has so much to offer, especially when it comes to a romantic couples getaway with your special someone. From Tahiti to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to the Cook Islands and the Maldives, you’ll have a plethora of luxurious and romantic choices.


Maldives: If you’re looking for an extra romantic getaway, the Maldives has it all. From overwater bungalows to seaplane transfers, you’ll find romance in every detail. On Kihavah Huravalhi Island, you’ll find a romantic and exotic dinner awaits at their under water restaurant! While on your Maldives romantic getaway it’s your choice to spend it relaxing and soaking up the sun, or mixing it up with a plethora of activities on offer, most are free of charge, while others may be at an extra cost. From beach sports to cooking classes, big game fishing to kayaking, surfing to diving, your Maldives romantic getaway will be unforgettable.  Click here to learn more about the Maldives.


Fiji: Known for beautiful landscapes, clear blue waters and amazing beaches, as well as the amazing service and friendly people, Fiji is the ultimate island experience. Most resorts are all-inclusive and will cater to your every need. From the minute you’ve arrived you’ll find yourself in a dreamlike world of beautiful, amazing views. Explore the reef, go snorkeling, or just relax and soak up the sun with your special someone. To make the occasion extra special, go on a romantic private picnic on a private sand quay! You’ll also find many activities to take part in, such as sea kayaking, diving, snorkeling, catamaran sailing and fishing, as well as island excursions.  Learn more about what to expect on your romantic Fiji getaway.


Seychelles: Simply relax on your Seychelles romantic getaway. During your stay at Seychelles, enjoy a luxurious, romantic and relaxing holiday with your special someone. Spend your summer romance laying on the sandy white beaches and soak up the sun. If you’re a more adventurous couple, enjoy a full day fishing excursion, scuba diving, or an outer island excursion. You’ll also find a plethora of other activities you can enjoy with your love, including snorkeling, biking, guided hikes, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing! Most water sports are free, however some activities and excursions maybe an additional cost.  Read more about the islands and beaches that make up Seychelles.


Tahiti/Bora Bora: The islands of French Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn across the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Moorea and Bora Bora are two of the most popular islands to visit. Enjoy luxurious and romantic accommodations with your special someone, with lagoons just steps away from your island paradise. The waters are perfect for diving and snorkeling, swim with tropical fishes, stingrays and feed sharks! You’ll also find plenty of water sports including jet skiing and paddle boarding. If you’re one for adventures, enjoy an island hike or quad biking. You’ll also find you can just enjoy the scenery, soak up the volcanic peaks, tranquil waters, mountain slopes, pineapple plantations and amazing beaches.  Check out our Tahiti – What to Know section and get ready to treat yourself to a dreamy island getaway!


Cook Islands: Enjoy your summer romance from the privacy of your own overwater bungalow, while also getting out there and exploring. During your week in paradise, you’ll be able to do as much or as little as you like. There are many options of excursions and activities at the Cook Islands, including Island Discovery Tours, Quad biking, Island treks, Te Vara Cultural Experiences, Cruises, Fishing, Diving and Snorkeling, Night life tours, etc. Thee Cook Islands are gorgeous and will give you and your special someone a place to forget about the world, while making memories that will last a lifetime.  Want to know more about the Cook Islands? Click here.


New Zealand: New Zealand is not only an adrenaline rush, it’s filled with amazing picturesque mountain and coastal scenery, loads of romantic lodges and boutique hotels, and wonderful vineyards producing delicious wines. Spend your summer romance kayaking to hidden cove in the Coromandel Peninsula, enjoy a private Polynesian spa session in Rotorua, and sip wine in the Marlborough region. Make it an extra special romantic getaway with a helicopter ride to a mountaintop, where a private picnic awaits! Don’t forget, New Zealand’s seasons are opposite our own, while it’s summer here in the states, it is winter in New Zealand. Make sure you plan your trip accordingly!  Before you head out on your dream vacation, read more about what to expect in New Zealand.

Seaplane over Sydney Harbour in Australia with the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge

Australia: Australia has so much to offer for a romantic getaway! From the coast and Great Barrier Reef to excursions in the Northern Territory, your choices are endless. Spend a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne (the ONLY city in the world that allows this!) and experience Melbourne After Dark. Or travel to Sydney be Sea Plane, enjoy a special champagne breakfast with the kangaroos in the wild, drive along the Great Ocean Road, or find yourself delighted by the sight of Little Blue Penguins in their natural habitat. Make sure you get to pet a koala and feed a kangaroo! For an extra romantic getaway, spend some time at One & Only Hayman Island.  Get a good feel for what Australia and read some of our tips for traveling here.


Africa: Africa is luxury, exotic beauty, wild safaris, and cultural experiences all wrapped up into one big continent. For a romantic getaway to Africa, there are many things you can do- from lazy days at a beach side resort to guided safaris. Spend time at Benguerra Island, a piece of paradise located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Here you’ll be surrounded by romantic earthy tones and vibrant accents and dreamy accommodations. Feeling more adventures? Spend some time in Kruger National Park; here you’ll experience unique and personal wildlife adventures. From dusk ‘til dawn you’ll have a plethora of exciting activities to choose from, including guided bush walks, safaris and relaxing and lounging with your sweetheart on the deck of your lavish retreat.  Click here to learn more about traveling to Africa.


Many of these destinations can be combined into one package. Are you ready to plan your romantic couples getaway? Spend your summer romance creating memories to last a lifetime, give us a call at 312-951-8517 and let us help you handcraft your romantic getaway! For sample itineraries, click here.