Romantic, heart-shaped wonders in our world

Being one week into the month of February, we can’t help but feel the love in the air! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so in honor of the romantic holiday we decided to share some love ourselves.  Not only is Valentine’s Day the most celebrated, world-wide, holiday by humans, but perhaps the most celebrated by nature as well! Take a look at the world’s natural, sentimental, hideaways that have stolen our hearts…

If Greece didn’t have enough marvelous, romantic, natural wonders to woo us… there’s this heart-shaped island off the Messinian Peninsula.

Heart Reef in the Whitsunday islands is an extremely popular icon amongst local and international travelers and is the site of many, many in-flight proposals.

Australia’s Uluru, or Ayers Rock seemingly moves as you wander past, almost rippling like a beating heart against the sky.  This heart-shaped impression is hollowed out in the enormous edifice.

Tupai is an uninhabited atoll close to Bora Bora. You can’t stay on Tupai, but it’s a wonderful dive site. Pure white-sand beaches frame a shallow lagoon and make for a pretty special getaway.

Heart-Shaped Mangrove, Voh, New Caledonia.  Probably the most well-known heart-shaped piece of land is this incredible mangrove in New Caledonia, made famous by aerial photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand and featured on the front cover of his book, Earth From Above.

This is Glaslyn, a gleaming heart-shaped lake in the mountains of North Wales.  Glaslyn means ‘Blue Lake’, but blue isn’t the striking feature that pops into my mind.

Found off Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, close to Zadar, Galesnjak Island has been popularly renamed Lovers’ Island after its perfect heart-shape was discovered on Google Earth in 2008. Even the owner of the uninhabited island didn’t realize how perfectly heart-shaped the island off the Croatian coast was until he was swamped with requests from couples to stay there.

Few places sound more romantic than the South Pacific; heart-shaped Tavarua island resort lives up to this reputation. Tavarua is close to Fiji’s main island (Viti Levu) and if you love surfing, you’re in for a treat. Even Mars has its own heart-shaped impression…

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