Wedding anniversaries are such a great opportunity to show your spouse just how much you care about them. But making your anniversary special and romantic is not child’s play. It’ll require a lot of things – perfect clothes for the occasion, a perfect gift your partner will adore and, of course, you’ll need a place where you could celebrate your wedding anniversary and put that perfect outfit and gift to good use. Don’t worry, I’m here to help! Here is a list of all the most romantic places to take that special someone to on that special day:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Starting a new life together can be expensive, and the first few anniversaries can sometimes get pushed aside. For those looking to celebrate an anniversary without a hefty price tag, consider heading south to Santo Domingo, where a dollar gets you a long way. There are plenty of resorts in the area, so finding an affordable all-inclusive package is easy. Spend your days basking in the sun, or hit the streets of the Dominican’s bustling capital. As a lesser-known tourist destination, Santo Domingo offers visitors the ability to see the city on their own terms while meeting expectations as a tropical utopia.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
There’s nothing that brings a couple together like the royal treatment, and it’s probably no surprise that extravagant luxury can be found on the sublimely beautiful Bora Bora. A popular honeymoon spot among the rich and famous, Bora Bora is home to the novelty over-water bungalows and 360-degree views of paradise. Every trip should include a motu visit, the tropical sanctuaries were once only opened to kings. And, of course, leave room for Bora Bora’s world-class scuba diving and jet skiing.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it’s hard to keep that romantic flame burning. But a trip to the Amalfi Coast is sure to help. Like most of Italy, the wine, the food and the atmosphere leave one yearning for a more permanent Italian residence – and Positano has that and more. Weave in and out of the picturesque hillside village, sipping limoncello and taking in the old fishing-village culture. The beaches are a must-see. Be sure to check out the Santa Maria Assunta church, which houses artifacts from the 13th century.
Looking to get that one last romantic vacation in before the little one arrives? Babymoons are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason – they’re a last chance for sleep and freedom. Sonoma is already known as a destination filled with Michelin starred restaurants and, of course, world-class vineyards. But it’s also a great babymoon destination. Hotels and resorts like Hotel Healdsburg and Spa have entire menus dedicated to expecting mothers and fathers, and all treatments are designed to help you relax, prepare and get the most out of the final weeks before junior arrives.
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Whether you want to make your kids a part of your anniversary experience or you simply can’t find a babysitter, there’s something for everyone on Paradise Island. This tropical oasis meets non-stop beach adventure in surprising ways. Get once-in-a-lifetime experiences and swim with the dolphins, shoot down a water slide in shark-infested waters or snorkel in the densely populated lagoons. Then mom and dad can take turns at the golf course, the spa and maybe even head over to the Bacardi distillery. Everyone will go home with a story to tell and a tan to show off.