10 Romantic Destinations to Spoil Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day
Every year on the 14th of February millions of people send their Valentine’s Day cards, red roses and gifts to celebrate the world-famous day of romance, but for those wishing to truly spoil their loved ones, a romantic getaway for two is a must. In celebration of Cupid's favourite holiday, we're revealing 10 romantic destinations around the world to indulge your loved one this Valentine’s Day. You’ll be spoilt for choice from romantic city breaks in Paris, Bruges, London and Venice, to tropical island escapes in the Maldives and St. Lucia to nightlife escapades in Bangkok, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Prague. Make a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day and sweep your partner off their feet with an enchanting break for two.
Known as the city of love, Paris is a must visit for any lovers seeking a romantic destination this Valentine’s Day. Top attractions to celebrate this special day include taking a trip to the Musée du Louvre, having a picture taken in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower, visiting the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral or taking a scenic boat tour down the beautiful River Seine. Booking.com travellers endorsed Paris for sightseeing, museums and shopping.
Stay in the Regina and set your heart a flutter with this sumptuous and luxurious hotel located right in the heart of Paris in the shopping and museum district and overlooking the iconic Louvre. Decadent and oozing with elegance and style, this five-star hotel will be sure to provide the perfect backdrop to your Paris get-away, with all the city’s delights on your doorstep.
While Bangkok may not be the first destination that springs to mind for romantic getaways, the energetic and enticing capital of Thailand offers a lot more than just a lively nightlife and full moon parties. Booking.com travellers endorsed Bangkok for sightseeing, culturally diverse food and shopping.
The city is packed with restaurants, five-star hotels and spas, boat cruises and historic temples. The Grand Pearl Cruise is a must - this luxury river cruise and dining experience serves dinner under the moonlight to live music and traditional Thai dance. For something a little different the Moon Bar offers an al fresco rooftop dining experience, high above the city boasting panoramic views of the nightlife and vibrant lights of Bangkok.
Take your loved ones to new heights this Valentine’s Day and take in the sights of this exciting city from your very own luxurious suite towering over central Bangkok at the Tower Club at Lebua. Located on the 51st to 59th floor of the State Tower, this deluxe hotel promises a special experience with personalised services, an outdoor pool and rooftop restaurant and bar to take in the spectacular views and make every moment memorable.
With its historic cobble stoned streets, entwining canals, tandem bicycles and world-class museums, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is a favourite for romantic city trips for two. Soak up the city’s atmosphere with a stroll through the beautiful Vondelpark, visit the famous flower market and pick a bouquet of traditional tulips for your partner or take a romantic boat cruise on Amsterdam’s famous canals. Booking.com travellers endorsed Amsterdam for fine art museums, friendly people and city walks.
The boutique Hotel Estheréa is found amongst 17th century buildings set along Amsterdam’s oldest canal, the Singel in the centre of Amsterdam and only 350 yards from Dam Square. Benefitting from being set in a quiet area, the romantically decorated rooms offer you the chance to relax and unwind after exploring this beautiful and dreamy city.
Ladera Resort – St. Lucia
The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is like no place on earth, with pearl-dust beaches, turquoise hued waters, luxury resorts, breath-taking waterfalls and a plethora of tropical marine life. For the ultimate romantic gesture dine on the beach with your toes in the powder soft sands watching the spectacular sunsets. Or take a stroll through the diamond botanical garden, home to a mineral bath, nature trail, and the most colourful waterfall in the Caribbean. The diamond botanical garden really is a tropical oasis perfect for exploring this Valentine’s Day. Booking.com travellers endorsed St. Lucia for sandy beaches, wildlife and the scenery.
Stay in a romantic paradise and escape to Ladera Resort in St. Lucia, a haven for lovers and the most magical backdrop for your Valentine’s Day. The open-air suites overlook the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea and the World Heritage Piton Mountains. Spend time together on Sugar Beach or enjoy local island excursions including hiking, sailing and zip line adventures or indulge in wine tasting, a massage or simply relaxing in your private pool.
Prague, Czech Republic
Boasting wonderful sites and first-class restaurants, Prague is full of culture, history and nightlife. The city’s baroque castle looms over a cityscape that’s straight from a fairy tale with its century-old architecture including Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, National Monument and the Old Town Hall. Booking.com travellers loved Prague’s monuments, history and city walks.
Make your Valentine’s Day one to remember and stay aboard the Boat Hotel Matylda, a floating hotel with a unique ambience and setting. Lying anchor on the stunning Vltava River in the centre of Prague, this boat hotel is a short walk from the Charles Bridge and Charles Square.
Barcelona is an obvious choice for couples wishing to celebrate Valentine’s Day, with its glorious climate and lively beach culture, there are ample activities to keep everyone entertained. Visit the idyllic Parc de la Ciutadella, take a picnic in this green oasis or a romantic boat ride on the lake. Or perhaps take a day trip to Cadaques for a picturesque harbour town, boutique al fresco dining and old town fishing villages. Booking.com travellers endorsed Barcelona for sightseeing, food and city walks.
Located only 150 yards from Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the Hispanos 7 Suiza Apartments are a great base to take in all the sights this bustling and beautiful city has to offer. A stay to remember with unusual décor of spectacular vintage cars in the lobby and the elegant atmosphere continues to fully equipped apartments.
Climb aboard a gondola, put your arm around your loved one and be bewitched by the enchanting beauty of Venice. With secret passageways and canals that lead to breath-taking views, what could be more romantic than a trip to Italy’s sacred city of Venice, often referred to as the honeymoon city. Booking.com travellers endorsed Venice for food, romance and culture.
Be treated like royalty at the elegant four-star Hotel Ai Reali which offers modern and stylish rooms only a two-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and at the heartbeat of this fairy-tale city. Featuring antique Venetian-style wooden floors and décor and luxurious marble bathrooms this hotel will be a serene stop-over for your Italian break.
London, United Kingdom
London’s unique allure is impossible to define. From the dizzying wealth of Belgravia to the urban markets of Camden Town, every neighbourhood has its own character. Travellers will be spoilt for choice with romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day; take a stroll through the sunset at Greenwich Park, take a boat ride on Hyde Park’s Serpentine, hire a private capsule on The London Eye to see the twinkling lights of London or book a private theatre box at the West End. Booking.com travellers endorsed London for history, theatre and entertainment.
The Marylebone Hotel is located within the heart of Marylebone Village and minutes away from the famous shops and boutiques of Oxford Street and Bond Street, perfect to lavish your date with gifts or treat yourself. Its striking design and beautiful rooms alongside luxury bedding, fluffy bathrobes and the hotel’s 108 Brasserie bar, spa and wellness area make it the perfect resting spot after a busy day making the most of what the cobbled streets and charm of London have to offer.
Widely known for its dreamy canals, picturesque cobbled streets and medieval buildings, the city of Bruges is a top choice for couples looking for a romantic city destination. Like a fairy-tale medieval town, Bruges offers market squares, historic churches and horse-drawn carriage rides. The city’s charms lie within its well-preserved historic buildings and trademarks including Michelangelo, Belgian chocolate and the 47 bells. Booking.com travellers have endorsed Bruges for beer, city walks and romance.
Grand Hotel Casselbergh offers historic features and modern facilities in Bruges, a mere 300 yards from the well-known Grote Markt and only a 15-minutes’ walk from the Beguinage and Bruges Railway Station is only a 20-minute walk away. After a busy day enjoying this charming city, you can relax in the unique wellness centre found in the 16th-century cellars and indulge in a couples’ hammam, sauna and Turkish bath.
Perhaps considered the most extravagant island escape, the Maldives is the ultimate wish list Valentine’s Day gift. Scattered like jewels across the Indian Ocean the Maldives is home to an abundance of tropical marine life, miles of unearthed pearl-dust beaches and luxurious villas set on stilts with private access to the cerulean waters. Romantic attractions include luxury spa treatments with panoramic vistas of the ocean, sunset boat cruises, out of this world diving and island hopping adventures.
Indulge your valentine and stay at the Coco Bodu Hithi, a true island paradise located in North Male Atoll in the beautiful Maldives. Surrounded by lush vegetation and coconut trees the resort boasts luxurious modern villas with private pools and outdoor decks to take in the pristine surroundings. Choose from one of the seven restaurants or enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa for a truly romantic experience.