You’re feeling her, check. She’s into you, double-check. Your funds are right, triple check. So you know what’s next? A little overseas vacay.
One of the most exciting memories to create with that special someone is exploring some place totally new. Sharing undivided one-on-one time in a different environment can do wonders for getting a budding relationship on the super bonding track. However, choosing that perfect destination for your baecation can be a chore, particularly when so many folks are traveling nowadays. CASSIUS wants to make it easy for you with a few cliff notes on the most popular destinations. Here’s our guide to five countries that are perfect for a lovers’ getaway and where to go. Start packing.
1. Turks & Caicos
Want to hit a beach? Think beyond Jamaica and the Bahamas. Most Caribbean islands have romantic charm and are good for couple time. But if there’s any place in the region that screams “bring your boo” it’s definitely Turks & Caicos. It’s as if the country was literally created for baby-making moments. Grace Bay, which is known for its powdery white sand and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, has been named the number one beach in the world several times by Trip Advisor. Even better, on a whole, the locale is known for its killer customer service (yep, some places value that) and upscale island vibe that will have you feeling all kinds of exotic.
Paris is beautiful and commonly referred to as the City of Love but it’s not the only dope spot in the country. If you, or your partner, have already been to the popular destination look outside of the capital. Get lost exploring other cities like Bordeaux, beautiful beach towns like Nice, the French Alps, the lavender fields in Provence and more. If that doesn’t sound like a baecation, maybe you’re not ready for this life.
3. South Africa
Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa are the respective equivalents of the New York and Los Angeles. “Joburg” or “Jozi” (as it’s nicknamed by locals) is a metropolitan city that attracts travelers from all over the world. It has a pulse you can feel—and there are always 10 options of things you can get into at any given moment. The fashion, art, parties, markets, museums, and restaurants literally will give you life. For a more relaxing vibe, try Cape Town, which is known for its picturesque sites like, Table Mountain and Chapman’s Peak, beaches, and neighborhoods such as the historic Bo-Kaap. Both cities also offer safari experiences just outside of their borders, where you can see the most fearless animals in their natural habitats. South Africa will give a couple a bonding experience that will last a lifetime.
Every Italian city has its own magic, however, the towns in Southern Italy have a sex appeal that lives up to its hype. Start out in sunny Sorrento and enjoy the small town charm along with ocean and mountain views. From there, take a drive to Positano and down the Amalfi Coast. It may be worth it to hire a driver so that you can fully take in the unparalleled views. While you’re there a day trip to Capri is a must and well worth it for the once in a lifetime experience.
From sexy beach days in Phuket, to cooking classes and elephant encounters in Chiang Mai, Thailand is an awesome vacation for couples. Even better, with their currency conversion, it’s a great bang for your buck making it a realistic option live in luxe—think fancy hotels and daily massages—during the trip without breaking the piggy bank. Yes, the flights may be a but pricey, but it’s worth the investment if you’re ready to explore, indulge and relax.