Valentine’s is right around the corner, which means loved-up couples will be thinking about how to spend the big day. While a visit to a fancy restaurant might be enough for some, others will have their eyes on a romantic getaway just for two. Whether you’re thinking of going away this February 14th or simply want to know your options for couples holidays throughout the rest of the year, this guide is for you. We’ve got the best destinations for couples below.
Cancun, Mexico 🇲🇽
Most people associate Cancun with Spring Break and all-night parties. And while that’s an accurate description to some extent, it doesn’t totally do the city justice. Away from the crowds, Cancun is a romantic destination with pristine beaches, a laid-back vibe and a trail to Mayan delights. Head to one of the many luxury resorts and put your feet up while being pampered. Then round the day off with a candlelit dinner by the beach.
Nice, France 🇫🇷
The February weather in Nice might be too chilly for swimming in the sea, but that doesn’t stop it from being a romantic destination. Browse the markets with your loved one before stopping at a cafe for a latte. Plus, there are plenty of museums to browse, restaurants to sample and shops to explore, all of which are set to the backdrop of elegant streets and charming architecture.
Sorrento, Italy 🇮🇹
If you thought Venice was Italy’s most romantic travel destination, then think again. Sorrento is located on the Amalfi Coast and is filled with charming shops, restaurants and bars. Admire spectacular views from the rooftop bars overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and enjoy a glass of champagne after popping the question. Celebrate by hopping on a boat and exploring nearby islands, like the glamorous Capri Island.
Paris, France 🇫🇷
A trip to France for Valentine’s Day might lack imagination, but there’s no doubting its status as a city of love. A couple’s escape to Paris is always a great idea, so wander the streets hand in hand and stop by the Seine for a romantic picnic with a baguette and some brie with a bottle of wine. Then visit iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, both of which only add to the charm of the city.
Florida Keys, Florida 🇺🇸
There aren’t many better destinations for couples than Florida Keys if you’re vacationing in the United States. Go for a stroll along the beach as the palm trees blow gently in the breeze before exploring the quaint towns, popping in and out of the local shops while you whisper sweet nothings in each other’s ears.
Whisk your partner away to Barbados this February for some winter sun. Planning a trip to a Caribbean island is never a bad idea, and Barbados is one of the best. It offers plenty of quiet and secluded beaches where you and your partner can catch some rays. But there’s also a lively atmosphere should you seek it out, whether you’re enjoying live music or wandering St Lawrence Gap.
Santorini, Greece 🇬🇷
Santorini is easily one of the best destinations in Greece, especially if you’re visiting as a couple. From the iconic white-washed Cycladic buildings to the five-star boutique hotels ideal for two, Santorini is ready to wow you with its charm, looks and unforgettable sunsets over Oia – it might just be the most romantic place to watch the sun go down in the world.
Bali will make you and your partner feel like you’re the only two people left in the world. It’s designed for couples, with boutique hotels that will leave you speechless, majestic temples and lush green rice fields. It’s also near other islands and countries in Asia, so you can explore further afield than just Bali if you feel like extending your romantic trip.
If private villas and real-life paradise float your boat, then you and your other half will love a vacation to the Maldives. Crystal clear waters and soft, sandy beaches await you and your partner, as do luxury hotels ready to go all out so you can both enjoy a couples getaway to remember. The downside? It’s not cheap, so be prepared to spend a significant amount of money for the luxury on offer.
Maui, Hawaii 🌺
What’s not to love about Maui? Its stunning white sand beaches are the perfect place to relax with your loved one, while the lush valleys make for a great romantic stroll. There are also plenty of historic villages to explore, as well as Haleakala National Park, where you can take in 360-degree views of the park’s volcanic crater.
Holidays for lovers
Why not go on a romantic getaway, whether you’re wandering the streets of Paris or relaxing on the beach in Barbados? Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, any one of the destinations on this list will impress your partner and give you a couple’s adventure to remember.