Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking to escape with your loved one for a truly luxurious romantic break, we’ve got some of the most romantic destinations to whet your appetite.
If long-haul travel is a possibility, and you’ve got the budget to match, these destinations are sure to set your heart on fire. From bucket-list-worthy tropical getaways to big city excitement, take inspiration from our round up of some of the most romantic destinations around the world.
#1 – America – New York City
You’d be hard pressed to find a more romantic destination than NYC. Otherwise referred to as the Big Apple, there’s no shortage of amazing things to see and do here. Why not enjoy the Manhattan skyline from the famed River Cafe, or take a luxury dinner cruise – these romantic ideas allow you breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and all the glittering lights of the island itself.
For low-key romantic vibes, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens offer peace and tranquillity. Grab a coffee, and take a stroll with your beloved along the frosty February pathways.. However, if you really want to impress each other amongst the grandeur of nature, then take a day trip to Niagara Falls, and see the spectacular views of one of the natural wonders of the world.
#2 – Europe – Paris
Known as the most romantic city in Europe, there really is no more obvious place to spend Valentine’s day than in Paris! Imagine strolling hand in hand down the Champs-Elysees, or enjoying a fine-dining experience at the top of the Eiffel Tower. For truly breath-taking views of the city, climb the steps to the Sacre-Couer, or head to the top of the Arc de Triomphe.
If it’s your first time in Paris, look for hotels in the 7th Arrondissement. Or, if you’re on a budget, then the 18th Arrondissement is one of the most wallet-friendly neighbourhoods to stay in.
#3 – Africa – South Africa
There’s definitely something majestic and magical about Africa, and that makes it yet another perfect destination to visit if you’re looking to celebrate your love with another person. Famous for its wild coastline and expansive game parks, South Africa tours are a great way to explore the country if you’ve never been before. They are also a great idea if you want a bespoke experience, without the hassle of organising everything yourself.
Enjoy wine tasting on Table Mountain where you can discover truly awe-inspiring vistas, or head to Victoria Falls and see Mother Nature in action. Spending a night or two under the stars on a wildlife safari is a truly once in a lifetime romantic experience.
#4 – Asia – The Maldives
If money is no object, then set your sights on the epitome of paradise – the Maldives. Nestled between India and Sri Lanka, here you’ll enjoy white sandy beaches, crystal azure seas and incredible marine life.
For one of the most romantic experiences, visit the Glowing Beach at night and see the dazzling green-blue glow, giving the illusion of a sea of stars. For a taste of true luxury, book into an overwater villa for your own slice of paradise.