The Greek islands are sizzling, sexy, incredibly varied and multitudinous, but Santorini is our favorite for lovers. Yes, it’s overrun by tourists, but the charming island with its iconic white architecture retains its magic even amid the crowds. Most hotel rooms afford amazing ocean vistas. Also, you can choose almost any local restaurant perched high in the hills and overlook the Aegean Sea almost 1,000 feet below. Sipping wine (or ouzo, if you’re brave) and eating meze as the sun hits the water is a guaranteed romantic moment you’ll be dying to share with your Facebook friends — and remember for a lifetime. Visit Perissa and Kamari beaches with their black volcanic sand, meander through the quaint ancient villages of Pyrgos and Akrotiri, and sign up for a romantic swim in the volcanic hot springs, accessible only by boat. Don’t miss the sunset in Oia, the picturesque mountain village with its blue dome roofs and pastel buildings perched high above the sea.
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.