Since love makes the world go round, let it inspire your next holiday with your partner in these five destinations for every kind of couple.
- The family-in-tow couple
You’d love to spend a romantic holiday on your own, but the reality of your 2.2 kids means that’s as unlikely as getting a good night’s sleep before they turn 18. Good news is you can get both when you head to Mauritius with Beachcomber Tours. Choose from one of eight resorts on the island, featuring kids’ and teen clubs catering to all ages and plenty of opportunities for you to spend time together while your cherubs are entertained. “If you do happen to get to Mauritius on your own, Beachcomber offers adults-only wings at its Dinarobin and Victoria properties,” says Sue Garrett, Flight Centre Travel Group Product and Marketing Manager.
2. The Party Animal couple
Let your hair down in Koh Phangan, Thailand, with its wild and wonderful Full Moon Party held on Haad Rin Nok Beach. Choose an eight-day G Adventures Thailand Full Moon Party trip, which includes visits to Bangkok and Khao Sok National Park, the perfect place for a hike or simply chilling in a hammock watching the monkeys take their afternoon bath. You’ll have three full days on Koh Phangan to relax and recover from this momentous party, held on a beautiful crescent strip of beach hosting thousands of party animals every month.
3. The Hopeless Romantic couple
The Eastern Med gets the nod for sun-kissed splendour and romance around every turn. Treat your loved one in 2019 with a cruise onboard the MSC Lirica including the enchanting destinations of Venice, Santorini and Split in October with Cruiseabout. The Mediterranean is by far the most popularcruising destination, says Cruisebout Marketing Campaign Manager, Divan Viljoen. “Several cruise lines operate cruises of different lengths featuring stops at ports across the region. The real trick is selecting East or Western Med, but with Santorini offering the world’s most romantic sunsets, our top pick for romance is definitely East.”
4. The Culture-Vulture couple
Nothing pleases the culture vulture more than sharing a meal with the locals in their home. For couples short on planning and travelling time, Trafalgar offers over 100 Be My Guest opportunities to connect with locals as part of its trips, from meeting the brother of Muhammad Ali to savouring Tuscan fare with an Italian Count, enjoying afternoon tea with a former champion jockey in New Zealand to lunch with the widow of Pierre Salinger, the former advisor to John F. Kennedy, in Provence. Each Be My Guest experience is specially selected to reveal the authenticity of a destination in the eyes of its local residents. For Culture-Vulture couples who want to spend time together, but also with locals, this is the perfect option.
5. The Active-Adventurer couple
If slothing on a beach does nothing for you, consider hitting the slopes instead with a Club Med ski holiday in France or Italy with Club Med. Skiing is a great way to keep fit and have fun together while you’re on holiday. You don’t even need to have skied before to enjoy it. With Club Med, you can enjoy an all-inclusive package with breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks included. You’ll also be enrolled in Ski School if you’re a beginner and benefit from a six-day Ski Pass with ski and boot hire included. After you’ve spent an exhilarating day outdoors, you can enjoy the après ski party atmosphere with your fellow outdoors’ enthusiasts. This is a great active option for adventure lovers.
The sky’s the limit when your heart is in it, so don’t let your perfect match slip away this Valentine’s Day without giving them the gift of a hopelessly in love holiday.