As far as Valentine’s Day gifts go, there is simply nothing that can beat the romance of a holiday away together. There are hundreds of resorts all over the world that offer couples the opportunity to get away from all of that, and just focus on why they got together in the first place. Here are five of the best Valentine’s Day resorts for reviving and refreshing your relationship.
Conde Nast Traveller described Turtle Island Resort as ‘hyper-romantic’ … and if you liked the Blue Lagoon movies with Brooke Shields when they came out, you’ll feel the same way about Turtle Island, where the movies were filmed. There are plenty of couples activities available in this romantic getaway, and all of them are made so much better by the serenity and privacy. There are massages to be enjoyed, horses to be ridden, and seaside picnics and dinners to be had in the Fijian arm of our best Valentine’s Day resorts.
Daintree Secrets Executive Retreat, Daintree/Cape Tribulation
If the idea of having a private waterfall, creek and swimming hole sounds romantic to you, then Daintree Secrets will be your ideal Valentine’s Day getaway. The resort lies within an amazing tropical wilderness, unspoilt even by power lines – the property is supplied with electricity by a private hydroelectric station. There is scuba diving and snorkelling, secluded beaches, and beautiful rainforest walks … perfect for simply enjoying each other’s company with no distractions or stresses.
Coco Reef Resort, Tobago
The tiny islands of Trinidad and Tobago are as far as you can possibly get from the concerns of everyday life, like phone bills, bosses and traffic. Coco Reef Resort was named the Best Resort in the Caribbean, by Caribbean World Travel Awards recently. Take your Valentine’s Day resort holiday with a slight delay and save – rates from May to December are lowest.
Boutique Villas (Ban Lim Pa), Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand is one of the most cost-effective yet beautiful places for a romantic holiday. Koh Samui is a small island off the west coast of Thailand, and is as far removed from the slightly seedy Bangkok city life as you can get. Ban Lim Pa is located near the tiny fishing village of Bophut. The infinity-edge pool overlooking the Andaman Sea is a stunner – one of the best Valentine’s Day resorts in all of Asia.
Sungai Gold, Bali
Bali is another romantic destination with resort packages that are incredibly good value – romantic getaways at Sungai Gold include little touches like nightly canapés and cocktails, laundry service, 24 hour butler service, a chauffeured vehicle on call, Bvlgari bathroom products and loaded iPods in the bedrooms. All you need for a weekend of pure decadence.
The best Valentine’s Day resorts are those that make you and your partner feel special, truly take your mind away from all those annoying day to day tasks that can create friction in a relationship. A Valentine’s Day romantic getaway can oil the wheels of your partnership … well for the next year, at least.