Thinking about your next holiday with your significant other? Whether you want to spend some time alone together, celebrate an anniversary or even pop the question, here’s some inspiration to make it phenomenal.
Take a staycation
You don’t have to go overseas to have a good time. Strip away the airport hassle and perhaps some of the expense with a staycation.
There are some cosy, romantic hotels in Fife, and it’s only an hour away from Edinburgh by car. Landmarks like St Andrews Castle, St Andrews Cathedral and Dunfermline Abbey are all reachable. For a bit of pamper time, head for Elie Seaside Sauna.
For the ultimate spa staycation, Bath is one of the most romantic UK spots you could choose. See for yourself the famed hot springs and bask in the waters of Thermae Bath Spa together at sunset. Picturesque 18th Century buildings line the streets. Follow in Jane Austen’s footsteps and have afternoon tea together in the Pump Room.
It’s an obvious choice but of course, you could fly further afield. With so many destinations, there are never-ending ways to have the romantic getaway of a lifetime.
Why not try a transparent bubble dome set in nature? Countries where you can find these include France, Ireland and Spain. Drift off under the starlight together in peace.
Or find a hotel where you can book an underwater room in a tropical corner of the world like the Maldives or Zanzibar. You’ll be tantalised by the colourful fish and other sea life that drifts past.
Or why not stay in a luxury tent or lodge in an African Safari Park? Many of these feature stunning views of African plains and sunsets, complete with unforgettable wildlife excursions.
Book a cruise
A cruise is a luxurious and undoubtedly romantic way to travel. There’s no need to struggle with your bags through an airport at 2 am in the morning, nor are you restricted to just one or two countries. Lines like P&O Cruises can take you to more or less any continent you might want to go to in the world. Some cruises are exclusively for adults and have extensive spa, cinema and theatre facilities.
You can have everything from breakfast in bed to the dressy pull-all-the-stops-out restaurant experience. That’s another beauty of cruises.
Make it extra romantic by taking a walk under the stars at one of the ports your ship docks at. Or book a room with a private outdoor hot tub so you can enjoy the starlight together in privacy and comfort aboard.
Couples’ travel is a wonderful way to strengthen your relationship and stop it falling into the doldrums.
In the words of relationship expert Elizabeth Overstreet, “Travel helps break up the monotony, allows you to bond with your partner even more, and gives you the downtime to remember and reminisce on what brought you two together and continue strengthening your bond with one another.”
Remember you don’t need an exciting excuse like a honeymoon to have a romantic holiday. Go book that getaway you’ve both been dreaming of!