That certain something which makes a place romantic is different for every individual. It might be a memory of an event, an ancestral connection or a life long desire specific to a particular destination. However, a challenge is extended to anyone who can view this collection of images and resist swooning. There are of course elements that are romantic by their very nature: candle light, sunsets, gazebos, ocean views, sand underfoot and objects borne of the natural world such as, flowers and seashells. Such elements are expertly incorporated into the images to follow with an obvious level of professionalism, but in lieu of a fabulous holiday, can be recreated at the nearest beach, in the park, or even, in the garden.
Picturesque experiences such as the former, offered by the likes of Pearl Farm Resort of the Philippines and the Banyan Tree of Bali, are luxurious and extravagant. They exist to satisfy the whims of their guests and rarely is there a whim that can’t be satisfied, but if skydiving onto a pristine white sandbar to be greeted by a linen-clad, seafood-laden, candle-lit table does not sound appealing, inspiration can be taken from the few images to follow, which depict scenes that extend to the everyday and might just lead to a mid-week rejuvenation worthy of sweeping a loved one off their feet.
Short of making a reservation for two at Maldivian underwater restaurant, there is little that can compete with an overwater bure. Lengthy jetty access provides the perfect opportunity for a pre or post dinner stroll, traditional thatching overhead creating an exotic authenticity and the sound of gentle waves lapping the foundations amounts to an unforgettably romantic atmosphere.