Embrace inviting waters of varied hues of blue with a visit to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)! Stretching across 2,300 kilometers of Australia's coastline, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to coral reef-peppered waters and over 900 islands. Sign up for guided snorkelling and diving sessions with your partner, or opt for semi-submersible submarines and helicopter tours to revel in nature's bounty and spot colourful reefs and over 1,625 fish species, including giant clams, manta rays, Maori wrasses, sharks, turtles, and potato cods—there are no wrong choices here! While there are multiple gateways to the GBR, Cairns and Port Douglas are the most popular. The former is blessed with a bustling nightlife that you can explore with your loved one, but if peace and quiet is your style, then the latter is an excellent choice.
Sail, Snorkel and Dive at the Sunny Whitsundays
Whitsundays—a cluster of 74 islands that are part of the larger GBR—is a haven for sailing, diving, and snorkelling. Among them, Hamilton Island is the largest and most loved. With easy airport accessibility, luxury accommodations, and a tropical realm at your feet, you and your loved one will be spoiled for choice. For an extra dose of indulgence, check into Qualia, a secluded, adults-only, five-star resort. Sail to the GBR with Cruise Whitsundays. Better yet, if grand gestures are your thing, fly over the Heart Reef for the ultimate declaration of love.