Romantic Getaway? Valentine’s Day Top 7
Give a new meaning to “wanderlust” this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway to one of the world’s most charming and enchanting vacation locations. There are so many beautiful destinations, but these spots are guaranteed to give you one of the best couples’ getaways ever.
Gorgeous gothic buildings reflected in shimmering canals, footsteps echoing down intimate alleyways and seabirds calling over the huge lagoon. The soft splash of water-borne traffic along the stunning Grand Canal. There’s truly no more romantic place on earth.
There are many opportunities for romantic couples’ activities in Venice, from dining in one of the many picturesque cafes, to dancing to the music of street artists in the breathtaking main squares. Share a glass of wine and take a gondola ride for two around this enchanting renaissance city.
Mexico’s stunning Riviera Maya is the perfect sun-kissed beach destination to enjoy beautiful beaches, quiet moments, and breathtaking nature. Sit outside your beach bungalow under the stars, listening to the waves lapping against the shore with a bottle of wine. Walk along the beach at sunset as the waves turn crimson.
In Tulum you can enjoy endless activities perfect for two, like merengue, bachata and salsa classes, scuba diving, snorkelling the second biggest coral reef in the world and dinners overlooking white-sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters.
Venture to Argentina, where Valentine’s Day hits in the middle of Summer, to wander the charming colonial streets of the sultry capital. The city has a wide variety of cultural offerings with theatres, incredible parks, outdoor festivals and concerts, an incredible diversity of cuisine and a booming culinary scene, world-class museums, and literary salons. Feel the heat of passion with a couple’s tango lesson and split a bottle of wine in a sidewalk cafe for the perfect night out.
For those couples with matching Birkenstocks and and a reusable thermos full of kombucha, might we suggest a getaway to the enchanting and spiritual town of Rishikesh, the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Immerse yourself in rich Himalayan culture, take yoga classes and visit the beautiful surroundings of the city, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges.
Spend your days within the many ashrams, partaking in all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. In the evening you can enjoy the town, listening to the ashram bells ringing in the night and set a candle adrift on the Ganges River.
If you are nature lovers, discover the slopes of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya, legendary home of Ngai, the God of the Kikuyu people. Hike via the scenic Sirimon Route to Point Lenana, the “trekkers’ summit”, to experience a stunning sunrise over Africa’s second highest peak.
From Laikipia, you can enjoy scenic drives through tropical African mountains, high forests, bamboo and alpine regions with beautiful landscapes, giving you an untraditional and unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
6# Greek Islands – Greece
Take your partner to one of the earth’s most enchanted getaways in the famously romantic Greek Islands. See the white-washed walls and iconic blue domes of Santorini, lay back on the warm sand of Ios, or lose yourself in the natural beauty and exotic nightlife of Mykonos, an island that’s also famously welcoming to same-sex couples.
Take an intimate cruise from Miami to the white-sand beaches, palm tree skyline, and luxurious resorts of Grand Bahama. Dine on fresh seafood, play in the warm Caribbean waters, and enjoy each other’s company in this tropical paradise where winter doesn’t exist.