Looking to whisk someone off their feet and surprise them with a romantic holiday?
We have one day a year where we’re conditioned to shower our loved ones with flowers, chocolates, soppy teddy bears and various other commercial consumables. However, I believe you should celebrate love everyday not on one dedicated day. And travel is the perfect way to treat a loved one whenever your heart desires.
Romantic holidays abroad
So whether you’re a lover of snow or sand, city or village these picturesque destinations are bound to make you swoon. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to them all, so can guarantee you’ll be lovestruck on arrival. It’s time to feel the love people all year round!
For the sun seekers
The most far-flung on my list and a bucket list destination for the young and old. With a remote location about 500 miles southwest of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. Overwater bungalows, secluded beaches, the most epic sunsets and over a 1,000 coral islands – the list is endless. The Maldives will never disappoint, even when it rains.
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For the legend hunters
Birthplace of love itself. The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the home to Petra tou Romiou, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock. Fabled birthplace of the goddess of love, it has to be one of the most romantic travel destinations.
Fascinating history, stunning coastlines, mountain wineries and a cultural hotspot, this island is more than just a beach destination. Combine this with all the delicious Cypriot food, it’s the perfect place for a spot of romance.
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For the classic lovers
An obvious one for the list and a tad cliché. Nevertheless, there is no escaping the fact that Paris evokes romance. Explore by foot the smaller bohemian neighbourhoods, indulge your sweet tooth in the delicious patisseries and have the time of your life in the City of Light. In the words of Audrey Hepburn ‘Paris is always a good idea’.
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For the relaxation fans
Travelling to an exotic location is the perfect surprise. Kerala is a paradise for couples with its pristine beaches, lush tropical forests, intricate web of backwaters, beautiful hill stations and ayurvedic treatments.
You’re in God’s Own Country as it’s known so no doubt you’ll return with wonderful memories and experiences.
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For music lovers
If alpine views and quaint, cobblestoned streets weren’t enough, there are exquisite gardens and spas too.
It’s also the city of music! A pilgrimage for The Sound of Music fans, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the home of the Salzburg Festival, one of the largest classical musical festivals in the world since 1920. Salzburg will have your ears abuzz with sweet notes.
If you plan your visit over the winter break, the Christmas Markets are a magical hit.
For the gourmet foodies
The Italian Dolomites famous all year round for it’s skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, is also a favourite haunt for foodies.
Culinary delights await your arrival. South Tyrol has the highest density of Michelin stars of any Italian province, so a trip here guarantees an incredible mouth-watering break.
For the geography nerds
Aptly named the land of fire and ice, Iceland has volcanoes, waterfalls and hot springs as well as stunning architecture and delicious food. And we of course can’t forget the Northern Lights, best seen in the darker months of September through to April.
The summer months bring a whole new host of activities and landscapes once the snow melts. Striking black lava fields, horse treks and lava tubing. For a photogenic and breathtaking destination, Iceland is definitely the one for those searching for spectacular natural beauty.
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