All Inclusive Couples Holidays – Where to go?
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What could be more exciting after months in lockdown without your beau than an all inclusive couples holiday? This guide will cater to your coupley needs regardless of what type of twosome you are, whether you’re a poolside Ross and Rachel, an adventurous Kim and Kanye or a clubbing Ricky and Ywan this guide will help you decide on your next all inclusive couples holiday. So here are some destination ideas for those not sure where they want to go, as long as they’re with their beau!
The Costa Brava is home to some of the most romantic and unspoiled stretches of sandy coastline in Europe. With lovely bijou independent hotels, bars, restaurants and stunning food (with many Michelin-star restaurants inspired by El Bulli), Catalonia is a foodie’s paradise, with some of Spain’s best food and wine produced locally. If your partner is a foodie or a beach lover they will really appreciate their time in Catalonia.
If you’re looking for romance over romesco sauce, then the Costa Brava can also deliver as it’s home to many isolated Blue Flag beaches, coves and country cliff top walks, all of which can provide hours of private canoodling in relative peace for you and your lover.
If adventure is more your scene then there are scores of things for couples to do along the Costa Brava. The areas around Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Barcelona have amazing nightlife that is famous across Spain. Some of the world’s most famous nightclubs are here, like Opium and Pacha, plus smaller independent clubs that are packed at the weekends with tourists and locals, like Disco Tropics and Moef Gaga in Lloret de Mar.
If you’re into art and history then the Costa Brava ticks that box too. There are three unique and world famous museums here including the legendary painter Salvador Dali’s home (now a museum) in Cadaques where he lived for 40 years, the Picasso museum in Barcelona and Dali’s jewel and theatre museums in Figueres.
This area is great for an all inclusive holiday because the hotel kitchens have to compete with some of the best local restaurants in the world and the “local” wine that tends to come free in all inclusive packages is also first rate. Catalonia’s local wines are Priorat, cava and blends from the hills above Sitges in Penedes. If food and drinks are a big part of your holiday enjoyment then we recommend the Costa Brava as the best place to choose for an all inclusive couples holiday.
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The Algarve doesn’t immediately spring to mind for couples as it does for families but it is full of hidden quaint towns and villages, sandy beaches lined with limestone rocks and first rate fresh fish restaurants. It is sat on the powerful and plentiful Atlantic – surfing, scuba diving, bird watching, dolphin watching or cliff top walking will provide hours of entertainment for the active couple.
The Algarve is warm and friendly to both gay and straight couples. They can enjoy watching the sun go down at the most westerly point in Europe over the Atlantic while sampling the freshest fish and the finest white wines that are local to Portugal, clinking their glasses and staring wistfully into one another’s eyes.
If your beau is an explorer then there are so many places to enjoy along the Algarve. How about the old Portugese villages of Monchique and Sagres, or the colourful town of Loulé, with its castle, bustling food markets and fabulous fresh food restaurants, where you can explore lots of authentic Portuguese cuisine and lifestyle and get away from the regular Faro
hustle and bustle? These towns are off the beaten track and relatively undiscovered by tourists.
The all inclusive hotels in the Algarve also have to compete with a thriving local restaurant scene, both fresh and vibrant with Portuguese cuisine and enjoying a renaissance in the twenty-first century. The all inclusive food and wine tends to be fresh, varied and plentiful with some of the best fresh catches coming from the Atlantic (rather than the Med) coast.
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After Spain and Portugal, it has to be Greece as the third recommendation for an all inclusive couple’s holiday and the best of the Greek islands for this is a Crete holiday. Everyone knows Greek food is some of the best in the world. Crete has some of the best beaches and clearest waters on the Greek islands too. If you’re part of a beach loving couple then it could be that the R&R of a holiday to Crete is the best choice for you.
Not all the Greek islands actually offer all inclusive holidays (Santorini doesn’t really do all inclusive hotels, for example) so if you’re looking to go all inclusive specifically in Greece, then Crete is the way to go; it has some of the best hotels on the Greek islands. Teletext Holidays have a range of all inclusive Crete holidays across the island, from Chania to Heraklion and everywhere in between.
We recommend the Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa in Anissaras for a touch of luxury and some of the best all inclusive food and drink on the island. The hotel has four bars and several themed restaurants including a Cretan taverna, places that specialise in sushi, Asian cuisine, Italian food and Mexican dishes and a creperie and gelateria. This is the holiday to find out if your partner doesn’t mind if you pile on a few pounds. The pair of you could always burn off the calories with a swim in the waters below, a walk along the clifftops or some other inventive ways we couldn’t possibly mention.
Check out this blog post for Greece’s latest coronavirus travel updates.