With Valentine’s Day just a month away, here’s our pick of romantic getaways to celebrate love. There’s something for everyone who wants to make February 14 memorable:
Just for Valentine’s Day
Is Brussels romantic? Of course it is! Already a favourite with couples for Valentine’s Day, animated film festival Anima Crazy Love is showing 14 short films about love and everything that goes with it: emotions, misunderstandings and sex.
The BELvue Museum also has a little extra for couples to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day: a torch-lit visit in a pitch black museum! And did you know that Brussels has a Heart Museum and a Museum of Erotics and Mythology? On February 11, you can enjoy the Love Bugs Parade and its gorgeous VW Beetles. And why not wander hand-in-hand through the Garden of the Heart at the Van Buuren Museum?
Take a Winter Mountaineering Course
Grab your guy or girl and take a winter mountaineering course together in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mt. Shasta Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Golden Trout Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, or any other winter wonderland. Nurture your partnership by engaging in hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding and camping experiences together. What could be more romantic than building an igloo for two?
Love in the lanes of Český Krumlov
Surprise your other half with an unforgettable romantic weekend! Escape from the everyday hustle and bustle and the banality of it all to a unique location where you will have time for each other – to Český Krumlov. Having a couple of photos taken in Museum Fotoateliér Seidel wearing period costumes from the turn of the 20th century will most certainly be worthwhile.
Natural spa on the Canal D’Amour beach
Visit the well-known Canal D’Amour Beach in Sidari, Corfu Island. Together, explore the unique geological formations, swim in the cool waters, treat your body with the therapeutic grey mud of its rocks and feel all the goodness of a natural spa by the seashore.
Feynan Ecolodge is situated in one of the purest reserves in Jordan; the Dana Biosphere Reserve, considered one of the most romantic locations ever. Feynan Ecolodge’s surrounding hillside lit with dozens of candles, creates an almost surreal atmosphere to celebrate love.
Couples who are fond of sports should definitely stop by at Coloane Island. It is home to Macau Golf and Country Club. The island has an exceptional view of two beaches: the black-sand Hac Sa Beach and the Pearl River.
If proposing to your chosen one early morning in a hot-air balloon is something you were dreaming of, then this is it. Cappadocia has a lunar landscape – in that sense it is 100 per cent guaranteed that you will have unique pictures. Hear “Yes” from your loved one over the clouds in such a romantic setting overlooking one of the most beautiful views of the world.
Frosty mornings and cosy fires can be just as romantic as the tropics, and this cool-climate luxury can be found in Tasmania. The island is rich in scenic spots, but few are as lovely as forest-fringed Lake St. Clair, carved out by glaciers. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it is a great place to grab a canoe and a thermos of hot chocolate, and drift along without a care. Pumphouse Point offers luxury accommodation in a unique lakeside setting.
Imagine staying on one of 104 exotic islands in the Andaman sea, simply surrounded by white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters. Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, offers the best setting for romance to bloom. While the sea allures you, the inland with the green paddy fields and quaint picturesque villages are just as enticing.
For couples, a romantic holiday in the Maldives is a chance to be together in a way that never happens at home. Accommodation on a resort is not just a room, it’s a private love nest designed for the romantic. Villas are secluded in lush vegetation or isolated above a lagoon. The interior décor is soft, muted tones, the furnishings impeccable, the bed large and blissfully comfortable, the bathroom luxurious. Gaze from the veranda to a panoramic view of the lagoon lapping the beach and of coconut palms waving on the shore. Even the breeze seems to whisper romance.
Private excursions together with your partner, such as snorkelling and turtle touring are also offered, where you can witness the miracles of nature with your loved one, and be awed by the rich and exquisite colours of the diverse marine life in Maldives, which would surely stir deep-set emotions within you both.