RECIPE FOR ROMANCE
GET YOUR DESTINATIONS RIGHT FIRST!
Is one assured of falling in love when on white sandy beaches fringed by beautiful palm trees and encircled by crystal clear turquoise waters of the Maldives? The quick answer happens to be a booming ‘Yes’! The slogan for this island nation should read as ‘Falling in love - guaranteed’. A luxurious, tropical utopia in the middle of nowhere with complete seclusion guaranteed, it is no wonder that countries with similar natural beauty always tend to come out on top whenever one reads of romantic getaways. Take for instance the forever beautiful Caribbean or the gorgeous islands that form part of Oceania. The ingredients that ignite the flames of romance in these locations appear comparable. Spreading one’s wings wider, the coasts of Mexico, Brazil and Africa also reveal exotic destinations - rustic, luxurious and romantic.
While staying on the path for exploring romantic destinations, let’s shift gear just a tiny bit and move our sights towards mountains. The colour schematics between the Alps and a tropical beach paradise are similar but put inversely on its head. The blue waters and white sand are replaced by blue skies and white snow, while the flower-filled liveliness of mountain valleys replaces the depths of the vibrant coral reefs. By Kimberly Tan
&Beyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar