Your first getaway abroad together, the lingering memory of sand and sunshine, a romantic city break for two or a luxurious honeymoon to a far-flung destination –whatever stage you’re at, you’ll want your couples holidays to be filled with endless memories, and that’s exactly what we’re offering.
From culture-crammed city breaks with a dose of romanticism to tropical hideouts away from the masses, you’re guaranteed to find a destination that ticks all your boxes. Fulfil all your fantasies of paradise with a jaunt to the Caribbean or experience the white sands and welcoming feel of some of Thailand’s most stunning islands. Of course, holidays for couples don’t have to live up to the clichéd stereotypes of dreamy beaches and sizzling sun tans – if you like your getaway to have a little less conversation and a little more action, there are plenty of adventure-filled breaks to fall in love with too.
Couples in the Canaries
Thought of as the destination for out of season sun-seekers, the Canary Islands have much more to offer than just a pleasant climate. Forget the stereotype of too much sun and too many cocktails – Lanzarote has a more romantic side, found in its dramatic landscapes and charming ancient villages. Spend your days lingering over glasses of wine from local vineyards or relaxing on modest sailboats. If you’d rather get in the water than on it, you’d better have remembered your wetsuits – Tenerife is known for its thriving water sport scene offering everything from water-skiing to para-gliding. If it really is beaches you’re after, you can’t beat Fuerteventura. Endless coastlines and a mass of rolling sand dunes take up most of this island – so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sink your feet into the sand.
Escape to the Island
For an island escape of a different kind, visit the Balearic Islands. Whether you’re happier on a sun lounger or throwing some shapes in a bustling nightclub, you won’t be disappointed with the beauties on offer in this destination – the perfect spot for your couple’s holidays. Dip in and out of the stylish boutiques and vibrant tapas bars in Majorca or take a hike to the Tramontana Mountains to catch a glimpse of the spectacular views from the top. Those akin to neon and the sound of the world’s hottest DJs shouldn’t be shy about heading to Ibiza – the nightlife-focused resorts of San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa offer a memorable getaway for those that don their dancing shoes. If banging tunes and boozy boat cruises don’t do it for you, however, you won’t have to venture too far before you’re meandering through cobbled streets and browsing through markets together.
A culturally diverse hotspot with an endless variety of things to do and experience, it’s no surprise that the Caribbean is high on the list of great holidays for couples. If you’re looking for the kind of luxury you’d only get out of a stereotypical desert island cliché, Jamaica should undoubtedly be your first choice – there are enough shimmering sands and indulgent spas to keep you going for a while. Veer a little bit further along the coast and you’ll be in the capable hands of Mexico, a destination famed not only for its beaches but its fascinating Mayan ruins. Those looking to spend their couple’s holidays painting the town red should head straight for Cancun, where you’ll find everything from laid-back lounges to the bright lights of the resort’s best nightclubs.
Every now and then, your couple’s holidays call for something special. It might be your honeymoon or an anniversary or for no reason other than you’re craving sunshine, but you’re going to want to push the boat out. The blinding white beaches and shimmering seas of the Maldives serve as a beautiful backdrop to your paradisiacal getaway, with palm trees lining the shores and cocktails served on the beach. If it’s luxurious adventure you’re after, the Dominican Republic is an ideal place to visit. A full spectrum of beaches as well as mountain peaks and waterfalls create an adventure playground for you to enjoy – make sure you take your walking boots with you! Exoticism of a different kind can be found in Morocco, along with the lingering scent of spice and bustling souks for you to discover.
Of course, planning a getaway for the two of you doesn’t have to mean heading somewhere far-flung and exotic. Favoured as a destination for romance, Italy has many treasures of its own without the air miles. Navigate your way through Venice’s canals, lap up the culture on offer in the Eternal City of Rome or feel the sun on your face in the Italian Riviera, all while gorging on delicious pizza and pasta. Of course, as couples holidays go, Paris is one of the most iconic and whisking your lover to this vibrant French capital is sure to get you out of doing the washing up for a while. Strolling hand in hand alongside the River Seine, picnicking beneath the Eiffel Tower and curling up as a twosome in a charming street side restaurant are what romantic dreams are made of. Away from the city, you’ll find destinations with plenty of sunshine, perfect for lazing around. Head to Turkey for its beaches and delectable cuisine – it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a Turkish bath together!