Romantic Getaways for a Valentine’s Day Escape
Romantic Getaways for a Valentine’s Day Escape
Whether you’re taking your first break away together or you want to mix it up from the usual flowers and chocolate, we've put together a list of romantic getaways for the ultimate Valentine’s Day escape. Designed with couples in mind, you’re bound to fall in love all over again at these amazing destinations.
A Romantic Getaway to Amsterdam
One of the most romantic destinations in Europe, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is perfect for a loved up Valentine’s Day escape. Dreamy canals, fairytale architecture, plenty of attractions and the warm glow of the city on cosy nights make this a romantic retreat to remember.
The city’s canals remain the stand-out attraction even in the winter months so why not wrap up warm on a Valentine’s Day cruise of the city’s illuminated waterways. If you prefer to explore on foot, discovering the city’s charm on a leisurely stroll is one of the most romantic things you can do. As you explore the cobbled streets, pop into boutique shops and quaint cafes dotted around every avenue of the city and don’t forget to walk over to the famous Magere Brug; couples who share a kiss on this bridge are said to be rewarded with an everlasting love.
The winter months are also perfect for exploring the top attractions when the city is less crowded. Visit Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum before lingering over a drink or two at any of the city’s cosy, intimate pubs.
The Most Romantic Hotel In Amsterdam
A romantic stay in Amsterdam calls for a decadent, unique hotel with a charm of its own. The Toren’s over-the-top chandeliers, baroque furnishings and indulgent atmosphere all set on the city’s canals, make the perfect backdrop for romance. Take advantage of the hotel’s Valentine’s break offer with an exquisite package that includes a bottle of Ruinart Champagne, breakfast served in the privacy of your room and special chocolates.
Romance in Roma
Rome might as well be short for ‘romance’, and the city has long been a destination for lovers. Combining rich history, gastronomic delights, amazing ruins and hidden gems around every corner, the Italian capital is a lovers’ paradise, whether on a short break or longer getaway.
Our favourite itinerary for a romantic escape in Rome begins with exploring the cobbled streets of Via Margutta on an intimate morning stroll. At the Museo e Galleria Borghese, couples can marvel at the dramatic works of Caravaggio, before sauntering through the intimate Borghese Gardens. A trip to the Vatican is a must-do as is a visit to Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish steps. In the quieter months, you might even be lucky enough to have some of these famous attractions to yourselves – what more could a couple ask for?
For an extra special, romantic delight, why not catch an opera or ballet? The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with its frescoed ceilings and red velvet seats will transport you both back to another time.
The Best Hotel for Couples in Rome
As you eat, relax and explore, a visit to one of Europe’s oldest cities calls for an extra special hotel. The First Roma Arte combines a contemporary art gallery with the comfort of a restored 19th-century palace, guaranteeing a relaxing, intimate and romantic stay.
A Romantic Beach Getaway in Phuket
If Asia is more your scene, swap Europe’s city excursions for Thailand’s sun, sea and sand. There’s nothing quite like relaxing with your other half under a palm tree as you sip on cocktails on the magical island of Phuket.
Phuket offers a plethora of activities for you and your loved one to choose from. Reconnect in Phuket old town as you explore enigmatic temples and Thai shrines. Pop in and out of boutiques and bring home souvenirs to remember your romantic trip. Beach hopping by boat is the perfect way to explore uninhabited islands, and thrill-seeking couples may want to go diving or snorkelling in the area’s famous turquoise waters.
Another great activity for couples is to try your hand at a Thai cooking class. Get to grips with local ingredients and learn how to make authentic dishes so you can recreate them back home.
Phuket’s Most Romantic Hotel
Seductive ocean views, total tranquillity and an unrivalled dedication to luxury and privacy – The Pavilions Phuket offers couples everything they need to spend some quality time together. Take advantage of the hotel’s Valentines offer that includes a stay in the Ocean View pool villa, a bottle of champagne on arrival, daily breakfast for two, a romantic dinner at The Plantation Club with the "Aphrodisiac Set Menu”, a welcome foot massage and a three hour “Love Journey” couples massage treatment at The Spa! Love most certainly is in the air at The Pavilions Phuket.
A Romantic Break in Bali
Combining the great outdoors, tropical weather and plenty of activities, Bali is a paradise made for couples.
There’s plenty of things to keep any couple occupied on the Island of the Gods as you explore every inch of the tropical paradise together. From volcano hikes to take in the sunset, paradisiacal garden temples, pristine beaches and lush rice fields or a visit to the Island’s artisans.
Bali’s Most Romantic Hotel
A couple’s stay in Bali deserves a private sanctuary. Spend your romantic getaway in the comfort of a beautiful villa, lounging in a private pool and enjoying the intimacy of a secluded retreat surrounded by a private garden. The Valentines offer at The Pavilions Bali includes a Balinese “Nasi Yasa” platter to share, daily in-villa breakfast, a 60-minute spa treatment for two and a welcome footbath and massage. There’s even a butler service, so all you have to do is focus on spending quality time together!
What are you planning to do with your loved one this Valentine's Day? Which destination is your prefered romantic getaway?