A Couple’s Guide to Romantic Destinations

Celebrate your love in the most beautiful locations. Here are our top recommendations – from island dreams to city charm.  

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The hustle and bustle of daily life often leaves us yearning for a romantic escape, a special place that allows us to strengthen bonds and reconnect. If you're a looking for the perfect backdrop for a romantic rendezvous, look no further. From enchanting local retreats to far-flung paradises, we’re about to take you on a journey through the most romantic getaways.

Midlands and Sandton: Local Gems 

Nestled in the heart of South Africa, the Midlands in KwaZulu Natal is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by lovebirds wanting a local escape. Quaint cottages, rolling hills, and serene lakes create the perfect canvas for a romantic weekend getaway. Explore charming villages hand in hand, indulge in a wine-tasting tour, or take a hot air balloon ride for a bird's-eye view of the picturesque landscapes.  

For a touch of urban glamour, Sandton in Johannesburg offers luxury hotels, world-class dining, and vibrant nightlife, making it an ideal spot for couples seeking a romantic city escape. 

Where to stay?  

Midlands: 5-Star Fordoun Hotel & Spa 

Sandton: 4-Star Indaba Hotel 

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Thailand: Exotic Bliss 

When it comes to international romantic holiday destinations, Thailand is a standout player. The Land of Smiles is not only known for its vibrant culture and delectable cuisine but also for its enchanting landscapes that set the stage for love. Dive into the vibrant street markets of Bangkok, experience a traditional Thai cooking class, or escape to the secluded Railay Beach for a romantic sunset kayaking adventure. Thailand offers a diverse range of activities to create shared moments that will strengthen your connection. 

Where to stay? 

Koh Maphrao: 5-Star Island Escape by Burasari 

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Bali: Island of Love 

Bali, often referred to as the "Island of the Gods," is a paradise for couples who are looking for a romantic holiday spot. Imagine strolling through lush rice terraces, witnessing magical sunsets over the Indian Ocean, and experiencing the spiritual ambiance that floods the island. Enjoy a couples' spa day with traditional Balinese massages, take part in a sunrise trek to Mount Batur, or have a private beachfront dinner under the stars. There’s so much to do and experience in Bali, it’s the perfect backdrop for a honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary or a spontaneous romantic getaway.  

Where to stay?  

Ubud and Canggu: Ubud Wana Resort and Aston Canggu Beach Resort 

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Maldives: Underwater Utopia 

For a truly otherworldly romantic experience, the Maldives takes centre stage. This collection of atolls in the Indian Ocean is a haven for couples wanting an intimate and luxurious escape. Snorkel through the mesmerising coral reefs together, enjoy a private sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni, or indulge in a candlelit dinner in an overwater bungalow. The Maldives effortlessly combines seclusion, luxury, and natural beauty, providing couples with an array of activities to make their romantic escape truly unforgettable. 

Where to stay? 

North Malé Atoll: 4-Star Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi 

The private island of Kedhigandu: 5-Star Riu Palace Maldives 

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Sri Lanka: Tea Gardens and Tranquility 

Sri Lanka, with its lush tea plantations, historic temples, and pristine beaches, is a treasure trove for couples in search of a romantic holiday destination. Take a scenic train ride through the misty hills, explore the ancient ruins of Sigiriya, or unwind on the golden beaches of Mirissa. Sri Lanka's diverse landscapes and cultural experiences offer couples an intimate journey. 

Where to stay?  

The most beautiful spots in Sri Lanka: Our recommended package 

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Mauritius: A Tropical Paradise 

Mauritius, with its turquoise waters and palm-fringed beaches, offers a romantic escape that goes beyond the ordinary. Dive into the Blue Bay Marine Park for an underwater walk among vibrant coral gardens or take to the skies on a scenic helicopter ride to discover hidden waterfalls and lush landscapes. For a culinary experience, try the island's unique blend of Indian, African, and French flavours. End your romantic escapade with a private dinner on a catamaran, sailing into the sunset for an unforgettable evening.  

Where to stay?  

Belle Mare: 4-Star Sunrise Attitude 

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Bern: Switzerland’s Romantic Capital 

Set against the Swiss Alps, Bern invites couples to wander its UNESCO-listed Old Town, where medieval charm and historic architecture create an intimate backdrop. Stroll along the Aare River, savouring the romantic ambiance. Discover the artistic side of Bern at the Zentrum Paul Klee or embrace the breathtaking views from the Rosengarten. Don’t forget to indulge in local Swiss treats at the Kornhauskeller, experiencing the essence of Swiss cuisine. Bern promises an intimate Swiss escape. 

Where to stay?  

Bern: 3-Star Sorelle Hotel Arabelle Bern  

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The Most Romantic Place for Valentine’s: Santorini 

If you're planning a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day or during the month of love, Santorini is the front-runner. This Greek Island, known for its whitewashed buildings against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea, is a canvas painted with love. Savour a sunset from Oia's cliffs, explore ancient ruins like the Akrotiri archaeological site, or have a quiet dinner with a view overlooking the caldera. Santorini offers a Valentine's Day extravaganza that will leave you and your loved one mesmerised. 

Where to stay?  

The most popular islands: Our recommended packages 

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Book Your Romantic Escape  

From the Midlands to Mauritius, Bali to Switzerland, the world is waiting! Get in touch with us today and we’ll tailor your package to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.  

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