What do you think of when you think of a romantic holiday? Lazy river walks at sunset, hot nightspots, saucy restaurants? If you are looking to travel with you partner this winter, maybe it’s simply the promise of warm sunshine that gets you going. Everybody has their own recipe for romance – hopefully one of the following destinations will inspire you to book your next trip…
If you are looking for somewhere to take it easy on the beach this winter, there aren’t many better places than Thailand. Swimming and snorkeling around Phuket on the south-west coast of the country is very relaxing. Nearby Khao Lak attracts Scuba diving enthusiasts from around the world. For a show-stopping romantic break, head for the coastlines of Krabi and go island hopping. This region is home to the famous Ko Phi Phi National Marine Park, a nature reserve that is teeming with deserted islands, waterfalls and endless white beaches.
Another destination that is sure to equal romance this winter is Cape Town. Colourful, cultural Cape Town has dozens of thrilling activities to offer adventurous couples. Feeling high on life? You could try taking a helicopter tour around the city. Soaring over the Cape Peninsula and along the dramatic Atlantic coast, you might even get to fly by the epic Table
Mountain. Another high-octane activity that is bound to bring you closer together is a Table Mountain abseiling trip. There is nothing like straddling the side of a sheer cliff to bring on the butterflies! Splash out on spa treatments afterwards at a luxury hotel!
A honeymooner’s paradise, the Maldives tourism trade is built upon romancing the pants off its guests! From a sensual massage on the beach to an underwater restaurant date, there are plenty of things to do on these idyllic islands. One of the best activities by far is a submarine ride beneath the ocean waves, where you’ll encounter dazzling wildlife and atmospheric shipwrecks. If you love underwater activities and luxury hotels you must plan your honeymoon in the Maldives or in Bora Bora.
One of the Caribbean’s most picturesque destinations, St Lucia is also a popular place for couples. The island is home to several couples-only resorts in secluded rainforest and coastal locations. What could be more romantic than cutting all ties with the outside world and hiding out in a luxury forest getaway? Come out of your forest grotto at sunset and take a cruise around the island, sipping champagne. True paradise.
Tenerife is a sexy Spanish sun destination that stays hot all year round. Along the coast, couples will find heavenly beaches and waterfront entertainment. In the island’s interior is the UNESCO protected Teide National Park. For a romantic twist on your usual park walk, take a stargazing tour of the park at night. Teide is one of the best places in the world to view the night sky, with its own special observatory. After a night spent watching the heavens, enjoy a lie-in together before visiting one of Tenerife’s farmer’s market the following day.
Here’s a question: which one of these places would you choose if you had an unlimited budget? It’s a tough choice!