As the day of flowers, chocolates and all things hearts fast approaches, have you thought about what you’ll be giving your Valentine this year? If you’re fed up of seeing nothing but grey skies and your love life could do with a touch of TLC, treat yourselves to some much needed couple time and swap the daily routine for fun and frolics in the sun.
For the old romantics out there wanting to sweep your loved one off their feet, holidays to Barcelona offer romance on a plate. Get the pulse racing on a hot air balloon ride over Barcelona’s surrounding mountains, stroll hand in hand along the beach as the sun sets over the horizon or browse through the pretty gothic quarter and discover the works of Gaudi, Miro and Picasso.
For lovers in need of some relaxation and indulgent escapism, how about checking into a health and spa resort? Combine your winter sun holiday with Valentine’s Day this year and take a holiday to Thailand where pampering meets paradise. This beautiful Asian retreat is bound to have you seeing hearts in your eyes by the end of the break with stunning beaches, beautiful hotels and palm trees a plenty. Take a romantic boat trip around the islands of Phuket and Koh Samui or visit a couples spa and unwind in a shared milk bath. The ultimate backdrop for a romantic getaway, Thailand will leave you swooning even as you land back home.
But for those adventurous types who don’t like to stick to the norm, book you and your loved one onto a holiday to Miami, where you’re guaranteed to have non-stop fun in this party city. Foodies will love its unique New World cuisine and art fans will enjoy stumbling across the art-deco and retro-style buildings that line Miami Beach. This city break can offer couples the best of both worlds with amazing beaches and lively bars, Little Havana for shoppers and perfect waves for a spot of surfing.