Romantic getaways: why Waiheke is a perfect destination for couples

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Romantic getaways: why Waiheke is a perfect destination for couples
January 12, 2022

When looking for romantic getaways, couples want to find the perfect spot to reconnect with each other. It can be for a special weekend, a long-deserved holiday or a memorable occasion, like an anniversary or even a wedding celebration.

With easy access and a number of amazing things to do, Waiheke Island has proven to be one of the best places for two lovebirds. Only a short ferry ride from Auckland city, this great piece of land, has been compared to destinations like the Greek Island of Paros and Mauritius.

Before carrying on about Waiheke’s wonders, let’s talk a bit more about what to look for in romantic getaways in general.  

What to look for in romantic getaways

When choosing a destination for two, we should all look at our own journey. In other words, have you ever thought about the kind of couple you are and the experiences you would truly like to have on a trip?

Are you the more adventurous type or do you like to stay immersed in each other? Perhaps both?

There are many places being advertised as the perfect romantic holiday, but what if your definition of romance is different? Even if you don’t consider yourself a true romantic, you may still want to enjoy a great time in an escape with your partner.

Be authentic when choosing romantic getaways

Having this clarity of what you both want in a getaway makes it easier to pick a destination that will meet your needs. This is cherishing the uniqueness of you as a couple.

For those who love travelling, it’s wonderful to get to explore the new and leave the mundane behind. Unveil new tastes and flavours and be embraced by things to do that will fulfil the hours and days.

This is all part of the curiosity that drives us to discover amazing destinations and to build incredible memories. That is why, when looking for romantic getaways, we should welcome the unknown just as well as we value our authenticity.

6 reasons Waiheke is the best romantic getaway

Speaking of curiosity, for those who are searching for some romantic getaways, we are now going to share some reasons why Waiheke Island should be on your top list. Carry on reading!

1. Waiheke is close to Auckland

Even though we love going on long journeys to explore different romantic getaways, sometimes it is best to make it practical. As we have mentioned before, Waiheke is less than 40 minutes away from downtown Auckland, so you’ll need little effort to reach this haven.

If you are wondering if it will feel like a real trip, we are glad to tell you that the island holds a wonderful atmosphere that makes its visitors feel they are a world away. So you will certainly find peace and relaxation during your stay with your loved one.

2. Great for the adventurous 

If you are the adventurous kind of couple, you are probably looking for movement in your holiday. Just to name some of the activities, in Waiheke, couples can have a remarkably fun time:

  • Cycling;
  • Hiking;
  • Ziplining;
  • Kayaking;
  • Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP);
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling;
  • Jet skiing;
  • Archery and clay shooting.

It’s worth mentioning that Whakanewha National Park is a must-see if you two love going on long walks. Pack up a few bottles of water and some snacks and pick a trail to go exploring the land together.

3. Ideal for pure relaxation

On the other hand, if your plans for a romantic getaway mean just enjoying each other’s company, in more quiet moments of just pure relaxation, Waiheke is also your place.

There are stunning beaches and spots around the island to watch the sunset and breathtaking views for you to marvel at.

Add a private beach to your plans

In fact, you and your loved one may prefer a more secluded place to stay, and why not a luxury accommodation. Omana Luxury Villa is four luxury villas in Woodside Bay, immersed in verdant land, with uninterrupted ocean views.

On top of that, our guests have access to our private beach, where they will be able to spend quality time with their loved ones.

4. Delicious wine to taste

Wine is one of the greatest pleasures to enjoy with special company. With over 30 wineries, Waiheke has made this mission very easy to accomplish. There are several wine tours for couples and individuals to enjoy.

The closest to Omana is our lovely neighbour Destiny Bay vineyard, with “wines rated among the top cabernet blends in the world”.

Another great idea for having a taste of Waiheke’s wonders is going on olive oil tours, as well as honey and oysters tours.

5. Diverse food to savour

Some of the wineries in Waiheke also have delicious restaurants, such as Tantalus Estate vineyard and ​​Ki Māha, some of our personal favourites. They are definitely worth a visit, and there are many other options for having a lovely meal with your other half.

If you are looking for a more specific area on the island to go to, on Oneroa village, you will find a great diversity of menus that will please both of you. To open your appetite, you may want to start with a gelato, while walking along the seashore.

6. Abundant with culture and art

Waiheke is a place that values local culture, art and its incredible artists. Our visitors get mesmerized by the most wonderful pieces immersed in nature. The open-air sculptures in Alison Park make up for an amazing walk side by side.

We also love the pieces that can be seen and acquired in Waiheke’s galleries and antique shops. To remember this romantic getaway, you might want to take some art with you home.

Reconnect with each other

The whole point of the ideas shared with you in this text is to inspire you two to reconnect with each other on your romantic getaways.

Make time for you and your partner to enjoy different places and discover wonderful things to do together. If it can be in a stunning piece of land that is close to home, that is even better.

So wait no longer and book now your next adventure – or moments of peace and relaxation.

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