Israel for couples: most romantic trips

A couple kissing

While there are many incredibly romantic places in the world, Israel is certainly one of the best among them. Thanks to the incredible history, the diverse landscapes, the seas, and the unique atmosphere, it makes for an ideal romantic trip or honeymoon. Those, alongside the great variety of high-quality activities and facilities for couples, make it just perfect. Here is our ultimate guide to Israel for couples, that will make your trip with your significant other as romantic as it gets.

Best sites in Israel for couples

Mitzpe HaShalom Promenade

Very few views in Israel are as good or as romantic as those seen from the Mitzpe HaShalom Observatory in Kfar Haruv, located in the south of the Golan Heights. From here you can get a beautiful look at the Sea of ​​Galilee in all its glory the houses of Tiberias beyond it – creating a romantic and incredibly beautiful sight, especially in winter, when the area is blooming Sea of ​​Galilee is full.

After enjoying the beautiful sight, take a walk along the boardwalk on the edge of the cliff, from Kfar Haruv to Mevo Hama. From Mitzpe HaShalom you can also go down a series of steps and get to a peaceful sitting area, where there is an orchard of fruit trees and a small spring pool hidden in the thicket of vegetation.

The village of Mitzpe HaShalom also has an area of ​​family B&Bs, and in a separate complex – romantic suites for couples only, and a unique spa called “A Breeze over the Water”. The spa, located in a cave-like structure, does not only offer standard treatments, but complete relaxation in floating pools with warm water and underwater music.

Ein Karem

The picturesque Ein Karem neighborhood, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is no doubt one of the most romantic places in Israel. The trip here can often feel like going to another country, thanks to the church towers, monasteries, stone houses, peaceful alleys, rural atmosphere, mountain views, and the green forest that surrounds the neighborhood. The area peaks in winter, when the almond trees bloom here.

A short drive from Ein Karem is Moshav Beit Zayit, where you will find a stunning water reservoir. As an impressive lake, surrounded by vegetation and flowers, with the mountains and Ein Karem churches in the background, it is one of the best places in Israel for a romantic picnic.

Mitzpe Montfort – Goren Park

It is impossible to remain indifferent to the dramatic and beautiful view of the Montfort fortress, which can be seen from the observation deck at the edge of Goren Park, one of the most romantic views in Israel, and a popular location for marriage proposals. With such a beautiful backdrop, there’s no doubt you won’t leave here before taking countless photos.

If you are satisfied with the view, you can walk hand in hand to one of the viewpoints in the park, spread a mat and enjoy a romantic picnic. And if you prefer to enjoy the romance while walking, you can walk in the nearby Kziv River, which offers great hiking options.

Best activities for couples in Israel

Pamper yourselves in the Coffee and chocolate spa

The Coffee and Chocolate Spa is a one-of-a-kind treatment complex in Moshav Bnei Yehuda in the south of the Golan Heights that includes several treatment rooms, a jacuzzi, and a dry sauna.

The spa makes unique use of the great virtues of coffee and cacao, to the benefits of facial skin care, cell renewal, blood circulation, and more. While visiting the place, which offers special packages for couples, you can choose from a menu of treatments and massages based on chocolate, coffee, honey, and more, and of course, you can also enjoy “traditional” massages given by qualified and professional masseurs. Just make sure not to leave here before trying the spa’s mouthwatering chocolate on offer.

Dolphin Reef Floating pools

A surprising and unexpected floating pool complex that fans of the genre will not be able to pass up. The complex is built of wood, surrounded by plants and trees, and overlooks the dolphins and the impressive reef of Eilat from above. But of course, beyond the view, the main attraction here is 3 unique heated floating pools: a freshwater pool, a seawater pool, and a Dead Sea saltwater pool.

During your visit here, you will receive a bathrobe and then head to the floating pools, where you can both dip and relax in the beautiful dimly lit pools. All you have to do is lie on your back and surrender to the ease of floating while enjoying the underwater music – which you will hear only after your ears are immersed in the water.

The visit to the pools also includes light refreshments, free wine, and fresh orange juice. In addition, the complex features showers and rest areas for a break between immersions. Your visit here also includes a few minutes of water therapy given by expert therapists.

Go cherry-picking in the Golan Heights

Cherry-picking is certainly one of the most romantic activities you can do in Israel for couples, and there’s no better setting for that than the stunning Golan Heights. During this wonderful experience, you will go to a cherry orchard, where you can eat as many cherries as you want, while picking the best of them for later, in dedicated baskets you will fill alongside your loved ones.

The cherry-picking season runs from mid-May to the end of June. The activity usually costs around 30-40 ILS per person, and when you finish the picking, you can purchase as many cherries as you want, at pretty affordable prices. You can go cherry-picking in many villages and kibbutzim in the beautiful region, like Odem, El-Rom, and Neve Ativ.

Learn how to make chocolate together

A chocolate workshop is a great form of delicious artistic expression that can also be eaten at the end. In a chocolate workshop in Israel, which you can find throughout the country, you will learn a little about the history of chocolate and the ways of its production, but more importantly, you will go through the critical steps of making chocolate together.

During the workshop, you will get to design chocolate pralines, chocolate bars, and other chocolate products as you wish. A chocolate workshop is a sweet and fun attraction for couples and is a great option for those who are interested in a special couple’s time.

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