The ultimate relaxing couple’s holidays
Did you know that it’s only 149 days until Valentine’s Day? Okay, it’s not close… but it’s coming and you better be prepared! If you’re in the market for a relaxing couple’s holiday, where the bar is all inclusive, the sun loungers are prepped and all you have to do is rock up and enjoy (and score some serious brownie points too) then do we have the four perfect romantic and relaxing destinations for you?
Whether you’re looking for a touch of the exotic with a luxury price tag, a quick flight getaway or something a little closer to home for a considerable cost saving then there’s something for you in our guide to the ultimate relaxing couple’s holidays.
Today we are going to focus on the taste sensations of the Costa Brava, the watery charms of Malta, the awe-inspiring beauty of Santorini and the exotic allure of Marrakech to find you the perfect couple’s holiday.
Malta – Ideal for the beach loving other half
With just a three-hour flight from the UK, the jewel of the Med; Malta is a great location for a short break or a long all inclusive couple’s holiday. The islands offer splendid historic sights, endless sunshine, top-drawer nightlife and festivities throughout the year. Like the Spanish Paradors, there are new boutique hotels opening throughout the islands from buildings that have been converted by designers including monasteries and former castles. These hotels are special and just the ticket for an anniversary.
However amazing some of the hotels are, it’s the beaches in Malta that people come for. The beaches range from golden sand to rocky lagoons with crystal clear blue waters. Why not take a snorkelling trip to the Blue Lagoon to explore the caves or just chill on one of Malta’s many fabulous beaches? There are also several diving schools and PADI instructors in
Malta with diving being one of the islands #1 attractions.
Costa Brava – Your foodie partner’s paradise
Just two hours from the UK and with a host of low cost carriers serving Girona, Reus and El Prat airports from up and down the country it’s easy to find a low cost, all inclusive, romantic couples holiday to the Costa Brava.
With its miles of golden beaches, rich Catalan history and some of the best local food and wine in the world, the Costa Brava is a foodies idea of paradise. As the local hotels have to compete with the excellent local restaurants and that means the all-inclusive fayre at the hotels is of a higher standard than much of Spain and with the local Cava, Priorat and Penedes wines also of a high international standard, even the house wines included in the all-inclusive bars are excellent. If you’ve got a foodie partner then the Costa Brava is the ultimate place to take them for romance.
Santorini – For the romantics
Santorini has to be one of the most romantic places in the world and the most exclusive island of Greece. With some of the world’s most stunning sunsets and jaw-dropping scenery, every turn in the road on Santorini offers pleasure to the senses. The island offers sands of almost every colour, beautiful sunsets and an ideal spot to share a romantic meal while watching the sun go down.
One of the most romantic hotels on the island is Dana Villas Hotel. Dana Villas is an all-inclusive family friendly hotel, located in a peaceful area on the Firostefani cliffside just outside Fira’s centre, and offers amazing views of volcano and the famous Santorini sunset. Featuring a large swimming pool, hot tub and restaurant by the caldera, this hotel is an ideal venue to retreat into in comfort and amidst famous Cycladic hospitality.
Marrakech – Made for Relaxation
Finally, for a touch of the exotic and the ultimate in luxury why not try Marrakech, one of the great cities of the Maghreb? Bursting with energy, flavour and heat, Marrakech offers much in the way of history but make no mistake, Marrakech isn’t a petrified piece of history but a creative, intoxicating hub of activity, full of vigour and verve.
One of the most romantic hotels in Marrakech and an adults only paradise the Be Live Collection is our recommendation for a great couple’s holiday. Set in a convenient location from which you can explore everything this great city has to offer, the Be Live Collection Marrakech Adults Only Hotel is suited to couples and groups of friends. With inviting outdoor swimming pools, a sun terrace as well as a spa where you can enjoy varied treatments during your stay here, the hotel has plenty to see and do.