When you want to say ‘I love you’, a romantic couples’ holiday is one of the best ways to do it. Whether you are celebrating a special anniversary or looking to pop the question, planning a relaxing couples’ break in 2017 or 2018 is sure to impress and get you both in the mood for love. Couple’s breaks are a great way to spend quality time together, away from all the stresses of everyday life. Leaving work, the kids and other responsibilities at home, you can concentrate on treating your loved one to some undivided attention. There’s a wide selection of romantic destinations to choose from, whether you’re looking for a luxurious city break or a laid back beach holiday.
The scenic Greek islands and sun-soaked Spanish Costas are some of the best choices when it comes to beach holidays, offering you beautiful weather, great amenities and excellent attractions all within easy reach of your hotel. If you’re keen to head further afield, take a look at exotic Cuba or Mexico, where you’ll find more secluded beaches where you can snuggle up together away from the bustling crowds.
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Balearic Island Couples
While the Balearic Islands may be famous as a clubbing destination, it’s not all partying. Many couples head here for a little slice of paradise. The Canary and Balearic Islands are diverse destinations with something to suit all kinds of couple, from outdoor enthusiasts to beach lovers.
Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and a haven for beach-loving couples looking for a big dose of sun, sea and sand. With 262 beaches scattered around the island, there’s no shortage of options for peaceful days on golden sands. One of our top picks for couples is the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, ideal for couples who like to take hiking excursions. Those looking to relax can enjoy a romantic picnic in one of Majorca’s many scenic vineyards. A number of the vineyards in Majorca offer tours and wine, cheese and cold meat tasters so you can toast your love with a glass or two.
Another option is Menorca, the most tranquil of the Balearic Islands, which offers an ideal escape for couples looking to get away from it all. There are some incredible historic sites here, as well as cycling routes, horseback rides and picturesque walking trails. The food in Menorca is especially lovely, with some of the best seafood on offer in Spain. Menorca is also home to rare pink-sanded beaches, perfect for a memorable proposal or enjoying a romantic picnic on the soft sands. These pink wonders are also rarely crowded so you’ll want to head here if you prefer to stay away from the crowds. If you’re a party-loving couple, you may want to opt for the clubbing capital, Ibiza. This iconic destination puts you within easy reach of some of Europe’s most famous nightclubs and exhilarating beach foam parties.
Lisbon is quickly making its way up the list of the world’s most stunning destinations, making it a great choice for couples looking for a coastal city break. With a large concentration of attractions, restaurants and bars in a compact area, Lisbon is the perfect place for whisking your partner away for a surprise weekend getaway.
For couples that prefer a range of beautiful beaches, scenic coastlines and authentically Portuguese culture, the best Portugal destination is the Algarve. You can stroll through picturesque olive groves, sample the region’s famous olive oil and shop for authentic foods. Raise a toast to each other with a glass of top quality local wine and enjoy a candlelit dinner at one of the traditional tavernas. To bring a sense of romance and mystery to your couples’ break, try exploring the coastline to find hidden coves and secret lagoons that will become your ‘special place’.
Active couples seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience will love the Algarve for its wide variety of water sports, such surfing, kite surfing, banana boating, boat tours, jet skiing and paddle boarding. There are also a number of safari tours available inland, letting you explore the lush greenery and feel close to nature. Those that prefer a relaxing holiday can simply sunbathe on one of the Algarve’s striking beaches, such as Praia do Carvalho or Praia de Sao Rafael. Many of the hotels here offer a range of luxurious spa treatments, perfect for recharging your batteries and bonding as a couple.
Canary Island Couples
The year-round sunshine, scenic beaches and picturesque landscapes of the Canary Islands make it a perfect destination for a memorable getaway with your loved one. Tenerife is the superstar of the Canary Islands, with its gorgeous beaches, unspoilt tropical landscapes and first-rate luxury resorts. The capital, Santa Cruz, can be used as a base for exploring the best attractions and places of interest the island has to offer. Santa Cruz is a bustling modern city with historic buildings and pristine white sandy beaches within easy reach. Our favourite is the Playa de Las Teresitas, shielded by the green Anaga Mountains for a tranquil ambience. Tenerife offers the ideal blend of heritage, romantic architecture and natural beauty that makes for an unforgettable couples’ holiday. As you’ll notice when you first arrive, Tenerife’s landscape is dominated by the majestic Mount Teide, which is well worth a visit with its national park and stunning romantic views.
If Tenerife doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, take a look at Lanzarote instead. Lanzarote’s beautiful architecture and unique art installations were mostly designed by the iconic artist Cesar Manrique and unite man-made design and natural beauty. Costa Teguise is an ideal base for exploring the local area, while an all-inclusive holiday here is a top choice for holidaying couples. You can simply relax and unwind while the hotel takes care of all your food and drink. Nearby, you’ll find the capital Arrecife, a good place for a spot of shopping and some fine dining.
If you hire a car you can explore Lanzarote’s breath-taking landscape at your own pace. Head to the Cesar Manrique cactus garden in Guatiza for a romantic stroll. The volcanic cave of Jameos del Agua is a haven for photography lovers, or you could take a warming dip together in the La Charca de La Larca Lagoon. Lanzarote is top choice for a couples’ holiday, with a group of scenic islands begging to be explored. We have selected a variety of all-inclusive luxury hotels for an unforgettable romantic getaway that will leave you both relaxed and reconnected.
When you’re looking to pull out all the stops with your couples’ holiday, Jamaica is a wonderful choice. Renowned for its relaxed ambience and incredible beauty, Jamaica puts you within easy reach of lilting palm trees, sun-drenched paradise sands and clear blue waters with an unmistakably hospitable atmosphere. We can all get stressed out with the hectic pace of everyday life and work, so the laid back, vibrant culture of Jamaica is ideal for erasing your stresses and helping you spend uninterrupted quality time together.
You’ve got a wide choice of activities on holiday in Jamaica including dancing through the night on one of the tropical beaches, treating yourself to a restoring full-body massage at a luxurious spa or exploring the natural surroundings on foot or on a bicycle. If you’re looking to enjoy a passionate and exhilarating time with your partner, head to Kingston, Jamaica’s nightlife and partying capital. Kingston is full of great live music bars, nightclubs and reggae venues, perfect for getting up close for a romantic dance. You can stroll hand-in-hand on the Seven Mile Beach, or venture to the secluded lagoons and snorkel along the colourful tropical reefs to get face to face with the beautiful marine life under the sea.
If you’re looking for the ideal way to say ‘thank you’ or show your loved one just how much they mean to you, head out to the traditional Negril Bay markets to treat them to some special gifts. Or splash out on a candlelit dinner at Montego Bay. By opting for one of our luxurious all-inclusive holidays in Jamaica, you’ll end up falling head-over-heels in love with this wonderful country too.