Reality dating shows are not only known for their dramatic confrontations and blossoming relationships, but they also showcase some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous locations around the world. The romantic settings make the shows even more enticing, and have the added benefit of giving you some serious holiday inspiration.
If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about these destinations, you’re not alone!
Here’s a list of the top 10 reality dating show destinations that you should consider for your next dream vacation.
1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia: “The Bachelor/Bachelorette”
Those shimmering blue lagoons and overwater bungalows have become synonymous with romance and luxury. Bora Bora is a small island paradise in the South Pacific, surrounded by a barrier reef and a turquoise lagoon. Research on reality shows puts Bora Bora at the number one spot for places to go from reality dating shows.
Why Go: Dive into crystal clear waters, experience world-class luxury in exclusive resorts, and embrace the captivating Polynesian culture. With a backdrop like Bora Bora, every moment feels like a honeymoon.
2. Cape Town, South Africa: “Love Island”
A mix of cosmopolitan vibes and raw natural beauty, Cape Town boasts of breathtaking landscapes, from its iconic Table Mountain to the vast winelands.
Why Go: Whether it’s exploring the city’s rich history, taking a cable car ride up Table Mountain, or indulging in a safari adventure, Cape Town caters to a plethora of romantic escapades.
3. Santorini, Greece: “Too Hot To Handle”
Santorini’s caldera views, blue-domed churches, and sun-drenched terraces paint the perfect picture of Grecian romance. I had an amazing few days in Santorini when I visited a few years ago.
Why Go: Revel in the island’s world-renowned sunsets, explore its volcanic beaches, or soak in its rich history. Plus, Santorini’s Mediterranean cuisine is the perfect complement to a day of exploring.
4. Tuscany, Italy: “The Bachelor”
The sprawling vineyards, historic villas, and rolling countryside are what dreams are made of.
Why Go: Tuscany is not just a feast for the eyes but also for the palate. Indulge in the region’s famed wines and rustic cuisine. Plus, the art and history of cities like Florence and Siena offer rich cultural experiences.
5. Bali, Indonesia: “Bachelor in Paradise”
Bali’s enchanting blend of pristine beaches, lush terraces, and spiritual vibes make it a top pick for romantic getaways.
Why Go: Whether you’re taking a yoga retreat in Ubud, surfing in Uluwatu, or simply lounging in a beachfront villa in Seminyak, Bali promises a unique blend of relaxation and adventure.
6. New Zealand: “The Bachelor”
This island nation dazzles with its diverse landscapes, from the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua.
Why Go: For couples with a penchant for adventure, New Zealand is a playground. Think bungee jumping in Queenstown, exploring the Hobbiton movie set, or soaking in a geothermal spa.
7. St. Lucia: “The Bachelor”
St. Lucia stands out with its tropical rainforests, sultry beaches, and the majestic Piton mountains. I can recommend St James’ Club Resort Hotel if you’re looking for somewhere fabulous to stay.
Why Go: This Caribbean gem offers luxurious resorts, vibrant Creole culture, and a plethora of water activities. A sunset cruise around the Pitons should be on every couple’s list.
8. Playa del Carmen, Mexico: “Bachelor in Paradise”
This coastal haven is famed for its palm-fringed beaches, vibrant nightlife, and Mayan ruins.
Why Go: Playa del Carmen is perfect for those seeking both relaxation and adventure. Dive into the cenotes, stroll down the bustling Quinta Avenida, or take a day trip to the ancient city of Tulum.
9. Iceland: “The Bachelor Winter Games”
Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a realm of glaciers, volcanoes, and ethereal Northern Lights. There are so many wonderful things to do in Iceland, although a road trip around Iceland comes high on the list.
Why Go: Experience the magic of the Blue Lagoon, chase waterfalls along the Golden Circle, or take a romantic walk in the otherworldly landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula.
10. Sevilla, Spain: “The Bachelorette”
With its Moorish architecture, orange tree-lined streets, and flamenco rhythms, Sevilla is Spain at its most romantic. I went to the Seville Feria a few years ago and had an amazing time. It’s definitely somewhere I’d like to get back to!
Why Go: A boat ride along the Guadalquivir River, a visit to the Alcazar Palace, or simply getting lost in the historic Santa Cruz neighbourhood promises memories to cherish.
Dating show destinations
Reality dating shows might come and go, but the allure of these destinations remains timeless. So next time you tune into your favourite dating show, perhaps it’s not just love you’re witnessing, but the calling of your next dream vacation. Safe travels!