What could be more romantic than good old sunset places? What could be more poetic and more wonderful? Nature offers stunning scenery, and sunsets are the best showcase! You would think they are the same worldwide, but be aware that you will never find the same colors or feelings depending on where you are. They are unique! Enjoy the selection of writing to give a little smile in the gray and rainy weather.
01. Grand Canyon, Arizona
The sheer power of America’s most impressive natural wonder at sunset will give you one of the most amazing shows of your life. If you visit the Grand Canyon, consider watching from the south rim after dinner at the Grand Hotel; they say the view is unbeatable.
This isolated group of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean has beautiful beaches, untouched natural scenery, and amazingly picture-perfect sunsets. There is no shortage of excellent resorts in the Maldives, but you should try Kandolhu for size. Go quick before this island disappears.
03. Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
As one of the world’s most famous beaches, Ipanema is not only known for its upscale elegance and laid-back style but also for the view as the sun sets behind the mountains in the distance. To taste all the luxury Ipanema offers, try out Hotel Fasano and enjoy the fantastic city views.
04. Pfeiffer Beach, California
If you time your visit to Pfeiffer Beach in California just right, you may be lucky enough to catch the setting sun shining its last rays through the hole in this sizeable offshore sandstone formation. Just off of Big Sur, after you visit Pfeiffer Beach, cuddle up at Big Sur River Inn and enjoy a night in front of the fire Instagramming all your fantastic sunset photos.
05. Pyramids Of Egypt
With camels in the distance and yellow sand as far as the eye can see, this wonder of the ancient world comes into its own when the sun starts setting. When you’re ready to sleep like the pharaohs, visit Pyramisa in Cairo and learn about Egypt.
06. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Everyone already knows that Bora Bora is one of the most lovely places on Earth, and vacationing in Bora Bora is the stuff of dreams; however, the sunset makes things all the more unbelievable. Enjoy Hotel Maitai for a spectacular room near the water.
07. Puglia, Italy
Once again, we find ourselves in the Mediterranean; this time, however, in the boot of Italy, where Puglia’s unspoiled beaches, rocky cliffs, and quaint towns and villas all combine to assure a unique and memorable sunset.
08. Barcelona, Spain
Looking out from El Carmel Hill across all the colorful rooftops towards the ocean makes for one of Europe’s most colorful and unique sunsets. Stay off the beaten path at Villa Barcelona to experience the Spanish countryside after a busy day in the city.
09. Taj Mahal, India
Whenever you think of the Taj Mahal, you probably think of a clear blue sky with many tourists. Of course, it’s great to see during the day, but when the sun starts receding, you want to ensure you have your camera. With the new limits on time spent at the Taj Mahal, stay close by (like the ITC Mughal, which looks straight at the Taj) to get in early.
10. Grundarfjörður, Iceland
This small Icelandic town is between a mountain range and a lava field, making for some intense background scenery as you watch the sun fall below the horizon. Stay at one of the town’s few hotels, Hotel Framnes, for a water view.
11. Channels Of Amsterdam
With over 400 bridges arching over its romantic canals, Amsterdam has plenty of “perfect” spots to watch the sunset. Our pick is Zoku Amsterdam – a quirky little hotel on the channels.
12. Serengeti Plain, Tanzania
The Serengeti is more vivid and beautiful than you’ve seen in The Lion King, and if you’re lucky enough, you might even catch some elephants or rhinos silhouetted against the sunset. Visit a hotel near Lake Victoria for the actual Serengeti experience.
13. Stonehenge, UK
For thousands of years, people have been watching sunsets, and sunrises peek through these giant stone formations, something your bucket list can’t do without. Stay at the Fairlawn House in nearby Amesbury to ensure you’re the first to get to Stonehenge.
14. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
No matter what time you visit Angkor Wat, you will be floored by the incredible architecture, but staying a little later to see the sunset behind the iconic temple is certainly worth your time. The 288 d’Angkor Inn is just down the road from Angkor Wat and is the perfect place to end the night.
15. Bromo, Indonesia
This huge volcanic crater on the island of Java in Indonesia makes for an incredible setting to watch as the sun falls below the horizon. After hiking up the mountain, stay at Sukapura Permai Hotel at the foot of the hill for a well-deserved break.
16. Santorini, Greece
Probably the most famous place in the world to watch the sunset, the Greek island of Santorini is a must-see for anyone planning their next Euro trip. Stay at Villa Santorini to enjoy the full grandeur of its cliff towns and fantastic ocean views.
17. Temple Tanah Lot, Bali
Located just off the shore of Bali with only a shallow water bridge making it accessible by land, this ancient temple has a surreal air, especially with the sun setting in the background. Stay at the Villa Atacaya and split your time between Tanah Lot and the Ubud Monkey Forest, both of which will be memorable experiences.
18. Matterhorn, Switzerland
No, it’s not just an attraction at Disney World. It’s a real place, too! Found right on the border of Switzerland and Italy and right next to Hotel Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and when the sun is setting, it’s certainly a sight to behold.
19. Highlands, Scotland
With the cold, crisp air against your face and the Scottish Highlands at your back, this sunset will be hard to forget. Want to experience the outdoors firsthand? Try some Glamping on for size.
20. Sahara, Africa
As the world’s largest desert without snow, the Sahara has plenty of space for you to sit back and watch the sunset. For something even more exotic, visit Calipau Sahara, a fantastic resort where the desert meets the ocean.
21. Keys, Florida
Near and dear to our Florida-based hearts, every night on Key West, there is a sunset festival where visitors and locals gather to watch fire breathers, acrobats, and artists perform as the sun goes down over the water. Stay at the Key Lime Inn to get a taste of the hospitality the Florida Keys are known for.
22. Uluru, Australia
Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is the world’s largest monolith (single massive stone). It’s so big that as the clouds move across the sky at sunset, they reflect its orange and red colors. While you can camp to get the authentic outback experience, staying at Desert Gardens gives you proximity to Uluru while also giving you (much-needed) air conditioning.
23. Lac d’Annecy, France
This popular tourist destination is high up in the French Alps and has been voted Europe’s cleanest lake, which isn’t too hard to believe when you see the setting sun’s rays reflecting off the water. Get the authentic Alps experience by staying at a beautiful French Chalet.
24. Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles
Want to imagine something indescribably beautiful? Imagine sitting on the beach, watching people play miniature golf while the Ferris wheel lights reflect off the breaking waves…all under a California sunset. You’ll have to see it to believe it. Make your Santa Monica trip complete with a stay in Palihouse Santa Monica – a one-of-a-kind hotel with a bed-and-breakfast feel.
25. Haleakala, Hawaii
Hanalei Bay is located on Kaua’i island in Hawaii and consists of two miles of beach surrounded by mountains. While known for swimming and paddleboarding. The position of the beach between the mountains makes for a fantastic view at sunset. Stay steps away from the beach to ensure the best ideas at twilight.
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