A beautiful Irish destination has been named among the top 10 most romantic places in the world for couples to spend their honeymoon.
At this time of year, people may be finalising plans to whisk their partner away on a romantic trip in time for Valentine’s Day.
Other couples, who are getting married may also be looking for places to spend a dream honeymoon.
Paris, Rome and Athens may be at the top of many people’s list, but they may be missing a trick, according to a leading travel website.
Big 7 announced the top 15 locations in the world for a romantic honeymoon, and the Aran Islands, off the coast of Galway, were named in the top 10.
Number seven to be precise, and it’s not hard to see why. The scenery on the islands is stunning with rugged rocks and crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocea.
Couples can see ruins of ancient monuments, take a horse and cart tour of Inishmore Island and experience extraordinary plant life that, seemingly impossibly, hosts plants that usually thrive in climates as far away as the Arctic and Mediterranean.
The people who live on the islands speak Gaelic as their first language.
The whole experience could make couples feel as though they are lost in time in a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Big 7’s listing said: “These three remote islands off Ireland’s west coast are like stepping back into time, with a rural charm and stunning scenery that will take your breath away.
“Visitors can either walk around them or cycle the pretty road that are lined with hand built brick walls. Hear Gaeilge being spoken, enjoy fresh seafood and the simple things in life. The sheer cliffs looking out into the Atlantic ocean and the famous local hospitality make these a must visit for any couple who want to enjoy a romantic and secluded stay.
“Dive into the famous ‘Poll na bPeist’ swimming hole and stay at Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites.
For more information visit Big 7’s website.
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Top 15 places for a romantic Honeymoon
1 – New England, USA
2 – Greece
3 – Zanzibar
4 – Maldives
5 – Antigua
6 – South Africa
7 – The Aran Islands, Ireland
8 – Maui, Hawaii
9 – Florence, Italy
10 – The Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
11 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
12 – Mexico
13 – Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
14 – Tobago, Caribbean
15 – Palawan, Philippines
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