Planning a couples getaway? Whether dreaming of a holiday with a group of couples, a babymoon, a honeymoon or your very own romantic escape with just the two of you, there are many, many breath-taking destinations to choose from across the world. Knowing which destination to choose often comes down to deciding on what type of holiday you want to enjoy.

Top Destinations for a Couples Getaway

One of the best choices for a couples getaway is a beach holiday that puts you right in the middle of tropical bliss. The Indian Ocean is where some of the world’s finest beach holiday destinations can be found. Join us as we take a virtual tour of the top island destinations for couples.

Some of our top picks for a dreamy couples getaway include the following destinations…


Mauritius is one of the most perfect destinations imaginable for couples. What makes this island nation so special is its diversity.

If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy hiking and nature reserves, there are many unspoiled places to explore here. If you’re looking to take in the sights, there is Port Louis and its waterfront, the Seven Coloured Earths, Chamarel and many other interesting things to see. Activities meanwhile range from romantic picnics on the beach all the way to snorkelling, scuba diving, boat cruises, adventure sports, golf, spa treatments and plenty more besides. All couples in your group will be catered to here, with a diversity of resorts on offer, too.


If you’re hoping to get away from it all in true paradise, the Maldives is your best bet. This destination is a haven for couples, comprising a number of atolls and islands.

Scuba diving and snorkelling are excellent here, while the resorts are designed to give you a quintessential island experience. Spend your days relaxing on a white sandy beach, venturing beneath the warm Indian Ocean waters, taking a boat cruise or relaxing at a luxurious resort. Spa treatments, fine dining, and pure relaxation are all par for the course here.


Closer to home for South African couples, Zanzibar is often called the spice island. This island lies off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa.

It is home to a number of great beaches, a fascinating historical centre, Stone Town, an abundance of colourful markets, wooden dhows, a picturesque harbour, laid-back beach shacks, spectacular resorts and friendly people. By day, you can explore Stone Town, visit museums, markets, and historical landmarks. By night, you can unwind in the comfort of your resort, dine on fresh seafood and relax under the starry African skies.

Now that you have a better idea of where to go, you can get onto the fun part… planning the ultimate couples getaway in paradise!

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