In this day and age, we all need some time off even when we are on a holiday. That little time to breathe in the surroundings and feel that we are on a break. And when travelling with our partner to a romantic getaway, we all want at least a romantic memory in a hectic travel plan. Sunsets are the perfect setting for a dreamy date and if you are in one of these places then you have the best seat to see the best sunsets in the world.
1. Taj Mahal, India
See the very essence of love, the magnificent Taj Mahal, bathed in golden rays of the setting sun, with an equally stunning mirror image reflecting in the pool and the Yamuna.
Other fun stuff: Visit the Taj Museum in Taj Mahal. Hire a local photographer for loony and memorable snaps. For the party animals, there are plenty of bars and restaurants. The shopaholics can go on a shopping spree for there are many emporiums and roadside shops.
2. Tanah Lot Temple, Bali
Situated on a sea rock, this temple island looks like it’s floating on the sea. This is Bali’s most famous and stunning tourist spot, especially with the sun setting in the background.
Other fun stuff: There are shops and restaurants for you too satiate your hunger and shopping pangs.
3. The Serengeti, Tanzania
Welcome to the jungle! Enjoy a meal and drink in the scenic view of silhouette of wild animals by the evening sun setting in the far off horizon.
Other fun stuff: Night driving adjacent to the Serengeti (no night safari allowed in the national park). Feeling adventurous? Then book a stay in one of the mobile camps.
4. The Pyramids, Egypt
Behold and be in awe of these majestic man made creations! The Giza pyramids in Cairo are the most popular and the setting sun paints a solemn picture with the pyramids in the foreground.
Other fun stuff: Wait till after the sunset for the laser show that retells the history of these pyramids. There are many hotels and restaurants near the pyramids for a night cap.
5. Ipanema Beach, Brazil
A long stretch of beach bathed in the golden rays of the setting sun. Perfect ambiance to reignite the romance or find new love!
Other fun stuff: Rio has a famous night life and you will find plenty of restaurants and clubs to dance the night away. Catch the weekly hippie fair.
6. Venice, Italy
Monet’s ‘Sunset in Venice’ caught the picturesque beauty of this charming city. A beautiful sunset, riding the gondola with your special someone in the most romantic city in the world. Ah! What bliss!
Other fun stuff: Best sunset view near the Accademia Bridge. There are clubs and discos in the Lido area. Wine and dine along the canals. Soak in some culture with the local theater.
7. Santorini, Greece
Built on the rim of an active volcano with a view of pristine blue water, this cluster of islands is the perfect wedding destination/honeymoon spot/romantic getaway! The white city with blue roofs has a history of every tourist having at least one photo kissing under its breathtakingly beautiful sunset.
Other fun stuff: Explore the island towns and be sure to try the local and traditional cuisine. It’s a foodie’s paradise!
8. Dubrovnik, Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with typically old town characteristics, this place is also called the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’. The charm of this place is enhanced tenfold by the soft rays of the sun setting on the roofs of the rustic houses. Banje Beach is the best spot to watch the night fall.
Other fun stuff: Enjoy a drink in one of the many cafés in the city. You can go hiking or check out the wineries.
9. Stonehenge, England
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Stonehenge is rich in history and still shrouded in mystery. The sunset here makes it appear even more mystical. Here, time stays still, so if you and your partner are looking for some peaceful ‘us’ time, this is it.
Other fun stuff: To continue with the ‘us’ time you can stay in Amesbury, Salisbury to enjoy England’s famous countryside experience.
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10. The Grand Canyon, USA
This vast steep canyon was carved by the Colorado River and is a sight to see! The sunset casts shadows on these meandering canyons giving you a stunning spectacle. There are many lodges around the canyon for you to cuddle with your special someone and watch the golden rays melt across this natural wonder.
Other fun stuff: Take a helicopter/airplane tour of the canyon. Experience the canyon up-close and go hiking or rafting.
11. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Spend some time off in sparking blue lagoons and lush green forests of this small but magical island in Tahiti. And the sunsets, they will take your breath away; setting the mood in this lover’s paradise for long strolls and whispers of sweet nothings.
Other fun stuff: There is an abundance of water adventure – snorkeling, scuba diving, aqua safari and aqua bike safari, swimming with the rays and sharks (YES!) and so much more!
Travelling experiences stay with us forever but those with a touch of special something make for cherished memories. So cuddle up to your soulmate and watch those golden rays work their magic.