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Looking for love? Follow your heart to these romantic Bachelor travel destinations.

Watching The Bachelor can make you feel…. a lot of things. Blissfully incredulous. Happily judgemental… Weirdly romantic?

Maybe it’s the roses, or the luxury lunches, or the cocktail parties or the endless flow of cheese and the wine and the hot tubs. Don’t forget the hot tubs (we’re not going to mention the chocolate bath because that kinda spoils the mood).

And then there’s the travel. The (scandalous) proposal of Sam Frost from Blake Garvey two years ago? Sun-setting, African back drop? Get me there. now (and maybe my romance will last?).

Here are the top romantic travel destinations inspired by The Bachelor. Get your roses ready. Get your bikini’s ready. Get out your Bachie towel. Your heart’s about to melt.

Thailand

Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands, Thailand. Image via iStock.

This is from season one. And it seems to be a lucky romantic destination - after all the original Bachelor Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich are still together.

"From a cruise around Phang Nga Bay to a fire twirling show, Thailand offers beautiful scenery, fascinating culture and non-stop sites for couples to discover," a press release from Cheapflights said. "On the southern tip of Railay, at Phra Nang Beach, check out Princess Cave. Packed with tributes, garlands and other offerings to a fertility goddess, it’s predicted a visit will bring you potency and prosperity – essential to any date."

South Africa

Elephants in South African park Addo. Image via iStock.
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This is my dream come to life. It's that combination of adventure and luxury that is conducive to maximum romance (except for Blake and Sam, that didn't work out so well did it?).

Some sights to see include God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon. Plus, consider a safari in The Kruger National Park. Nothing like a little wildlife-induced adrenaline, plus dirty boots, to put your relationship to the test.

Sydney

Sunset over the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Australia. Image via iStock.

Okay, so this is a bit closer to home for many of us. But it's easy to forget the utter beauty of our home city. Not everyone can pull a "Sam Wood" and take their chosen one to a private ballet viewing following a Lamborghini ride.... but we can try, right?

Places like Observation Hill in the Rocks, or Watson's Bay Hotel in Watson's Bay, give you a beautiful (utterly romantic) view of the city skyline. Watching the sunset over the city is bliss. Don't forget the champagne.

Venice

Venice, Italy. Image via iStock.
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You have the Bridge of Sighs, the gondolas, the pigeons in St Mark's Square. What could you ask for? This watery city is a hopelessly romantic destination for couples. It's extremely picturesque and has lots of small, hidden alley-ways to explore and discover together. You'll feel  like you're in a movie, maybe even The Bachelor (all you need is Oshie's hair).

"With the most artistic masterpieces per square kilometre, there’s no better backdrop to fall head over heels," Cheapflights advises.

Seychelles

Beautiful view of rocks and sea on La Digue island. Image via iStock.

Pristine beaches, clear turquoise water, absolute paradise... But where is it, exactly?

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands off East Africa. So you are in beautiful Indian Ocean and turtles swimming, bungalows reaching into the water, white, white sand. (Is anyone else drooling?)

"The Seychelles offers couples a peaceful retreat that will make you feel like you’re holidaying in a brochure," Cheapflights said. "With a diverse landscape, cultural attractions and a vibrant nightlife, it is the perfect location for young couples to celebrate romance."