After five years of marriage, you have probably settled into a nice, quiet life together. Gone are the super-romantic but often frustratingly stressful early days when you were trying to find that point of peaceful coexistence. However, although many things have become familiar and almost second nature, the one thing that will never change is your undying love for this beautiful woman you chose among all the other women on earth.
She is yours and you are happy to look forward to many more years together with this amazing woman. This year, you want to take her somewhere special for this milestone, this 5th anniversary, so where should you go? Here are a few suggestions you could start with on your quest for the ideal anniversary getaway.
Santorini in the Greek Islands
Often billed as the “Island of Love” in the Greek Islands, Santorini with its captivating beaches of pink sand is the ideal spot for a romantic 5th anniversary. With that said, if there are little ones in the picture by this point in your marriage, see if the grandparents will take them for a few days. This is a time you want to spend solely with your wife of five years. The time is yours as a couple, not as parents. You can return to that when you get home!
So then, one night on those warm and mildly breezy pink shores, you might want to present her with a gift that holds meaning for this special anniversary. The reason you chose from custom made eternity rings is because they can be made to be stackable. With the 5, 10, 20, and 25-year anniversaries being milestones in your marriage, you can then add to her collection on each of those anniversaries with another stackable custom ring. It’s a great idea, right?
The Maldives in the Indian Ocean
One of the lesser-known romantic getaways for couples, the Maldives in the Indian Ocean are absolutely idyllic in every sense of the word. Here, you can find amazingly well-serviced private accommodations where you can enjoy candlelit dinners looking out over the ocean as the sun sets. During the day, there are several activities if you are into snorkelling, diving, or even fishing. But maybe you just want to spend the time alone, rekindling that passion that was always there in the background, waiting to resurface. Now is the time to make that happen!
Koh Samui, Thailand
While the best time to visit this tropical paradise off the coast of mainland Thailand is summer because rates are lower, it is well worth the price at any season of the year if it’s an enchanted getaway you desire. Even though it is a small island off the coast, you will be able to delight in everything Thai culture has to offer. From architecture to Thai cuisine, and everything in between, this is truly a place to make memories to last a lifetime – or at least until that 10th anniversary that will be here before you know it! Just be advised that Thai cuisine is often quite hot to the Western palate, but you are here for something hot after all, aren’t you?
On a more serious note, it is good to remember that this really is an important anniversary in terms of reaching milestones that are often missing in modern culture. Celebrate this first half-decade together so that you can recommit yourselves to many more years together as a happily married couple. This is your time, so enjoy it to the fullest.