If you want to surprise your better half with a memorable Valentine’s break then what better way than to choose a destination that he or she won’t ever expect! Forget clichéd destinations such as Paris and New York and head off into the romantic sunsets offered in delightfully sexy and romantic hotspots such as Budapest, Naples, Berlin or even further afield such as Bali.
If you’re dreaming of a spa break abroad, Budapest has to top the list of European spa cities. Often nicknamed the Paris of the east, this Hungarian city boasts 19th century elegant architecture, bustling restaurants and cafes, gothic churches and castles, the pretty River Danube and of course, wonderfully warm (even in February) outdoor spa pools.
If edgy, cool culture and amazing food are at the top of the list, then Naples is the place to escape to. Italy’s pizza capital, this gritty city oozes atmosphere and is the perfect city for a candlelit proposal this Valentine's Day over a side street meal on a shoestring. What’s more, the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii are nearby and worth a visit if you’re yearning for an injection of culture and history.
Germany isn’t known for being a particularly passionate country. However if you like design, style and fashion, Berlin is ahead of the game for a cool couples’ holiday. Simply crawling with hipsters, you’ll fit in if you like coffee shops and gentrified dressing. Otherwise, take in the amazing street art, the history and the people watching.
However, for those wanting to push the boat out – literally, why not take a trip to Bali and from there, head off to the many little Indonesian islands strewn across the continent. The Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Remote, romantic and perfect for waterbabies wanting to swim, surf or dive, they offer the ultimate playground for active couples.
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