Roses are red, violets are blue, but what travel experience is perfect for you? Whether you're looking to surprise your loved one with the ultimate Valentine's Day gift, planning an unforgettable trip together or even searching for the most romantic wedding and honeymoon hotspots, we've put together a list of hotels and experiences that are sure to capture your hearts.
High tides, low tides, always by your side
Set where the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet, O2 Beach Club & Spa is an exquisitely appointed cool and contemporary beach club that is ideal for a romantic escape. From embracing pure relaxation together in a couple's spa treatment surrounded by the glistening seas to enjoying cocktails and tapas on the rooftop bar bar the resort offers an abundance of opportunities to make your stay unforgettable. Their brand-new Luxury Oceanfront Junior Suites are also a chic adult-only accommodation option for your getaway.
A heavenly space made for two
Fronting its own sun-kissed beach dotted with palm trees, though just a coastal walk away from Paphos Town, the adults-only Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel is sophisticated, secluded and undeniably romantic. Say goodbye to the mundane with an extensive menu of therapeutic treatments - from Thalasso remedies to aromatherapy, or be serenaded by the sound of the Mediterranean waves as you enjoy lavish local cuisine and premium wines at the Pier.
On top of the world
If you're out to impress this Valentine's Day then head to the most recognisable hotel of Dubai's skyline, Burj Al Arab. Here, nothing is done by halves; arrive by helicopter with incredible views of the iconic city below and allow your dedicated butler service to take care of everything as you relax in your private poolside cabana. As night falls over Dubai, the enchanting Moonlight Swim experience welcomes you to the hotel's exclusive 18th floor for an intimate, candlelit dinner for two, where you can celebrate each other surrounded by rose petals and mesmerising views.
The Mediterranean, made for two
A beautiful merger of Greek elegance and island style, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, Elounda, Crete is a luxurious sanctuary where an iconic Crete is ripe for discovery. Unforgettable adventures, authentic food experiences and heartfelt hospitality combine for a laid-back ambience that is entirely attuned with the surrounding Mediterranean landscape. Book a trip to look forward to, where you can embrace endless romance at your private suite or villa and enjoy an unforgettable escape with secluded walks, romantic cruises and private dinners, just for two, alongside the soothing soundtrack of the waves.
Sunsets for sol-mates
Share the experience of Santorini's iconic sunsets with the person you love, as the Island becomes enveloped in a golden cloak and a feeling of serenity. Spend a day in the nearby Oia town before returning to the peace and privacy of Andronis Arcadia. And as a refined hillside hideaway with incredible views of the Aegan Sea across the hotel and each private suite, the hotel boasts the best sunset-viewing spots, even hosting 'Sunset Rituals' for guests to toast the evening, listen to live music and appreciate nature's wonders.
On cloud wine
Perched high on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, with an omnipresent Italian charm Palazzo Avino is a refined historic villa where original Renaissance features, handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets and brass accents combine to manifest classic romance. Fall for the regions infamous cuisine with an Italian cooking lesson together whilst sampling tastes of the best local wines, or traverse hand-in-hand through the local fragmented villages and along the postcard-perfect beaches.
Can't wait to sea you
Sink into paradise together at Huvafen Fushi - a secluded, idyllic island in the Maldives with uninterrupted views of Indian ocean, personalised service and enhanced privacy. With its blissful beaches and detached accommodation, it is the perfect destination for an intimate escape, even offering dedicated Valentine's packages. While there are plenty of enticing dining choices that lend themselves to an unforgettable date night, such as Vinum, the resort's unique underground wine cellar cave and the UMbar that sits beside the fibre optic-lit infinity pool and serves sunset cocktails, there are also romantic in-villa dining options for when you would rather just spend time together.
Out of this world vistas
The picturesque beaches and transparent waters of Mauritius are made for couples who simply wish to get away and recharge, and The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius presents an exclusive haven from which to enjoy them. Enjoy a leisurely private breakfast complete with Champagne and ocean views before visiting the enchanting gallery of a local sculptor and creating your own clay models. As the evening draws in, indulge in a private candlelit dinner, before embracing the unique stargazing experience as you lie together beneath the clear night sky.
A contemporary kind of love
Promising a tropical playground in the secluded enclave of Punta Nizuc, NIZUC Resort & Spa overlooks the great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and boasts two exclusive beaches, a lavish spa, a half board offering and sumptuous private villas and suites. Spend your getaway relaxing on the adult-only private beach or by the infinity pool with a waterfall and stunning views, or embark on some truly unique experiences that are sure to become incredible stories, such as sushi-making classes, cigar-rolling and luxury yacht excursions.
The Seychelles are a tropical translation of romance, with sparkling seas brimming with coral reefs and marine life, lush gardens, soft sand and perpetual sunshine. Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a secluded, private island haven where you can unwind on your private sundeck to the rustling of the coco de mer palms, pamper yourselves with a couple's treatment at the oceanfront spa, spot rare and colourful marine life as you dive into the crystal-clear water of Félicité Island or simply enjoy the blissful sense of seclusion with a dip in your private infinity pool. You can even make the most of the clear night skies and warm temperatures with a private evening film screening under the stars!
A Tuscan fairytale
As a charming 13th century palazzo and estate in the heart of Tuscany, Villa La Massa seems to have jumped out of the pages of a storybook. With its truly intimate and inimitably elegant feel, it is a perfect Tuscan escape to retreat to after touring the streets of nearby Florence. Enchanting and quintessentially Tuscan, the hotel's surroundings swathe you in true Italian romance. Inspired by the sights of the Arno River and the lush gardens full of lemon and olive groves, the hotel even offers drawing and painting lessons where you can both channel your inner artist.
An unforgettable stay for after your big day
The sun-soaked and secluded shores of Mexico are a hidden gem for when the stress of planning is over, and you have finally said your 'I Do's'. Celebrate in style at Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets, a serene adult-only escape that is filled with romance, discovery and adventure. Enjoy each other's company on the terrace of your Honeymoon Suite, relax in a couples cabin at the spa or go further afield with a visit to The Ixchel Mayan Temple not far from the resort dedicated to the goddess of fertility and love. It's sister hotel Secrets Impression Moxché also offers an unparalleled luxury that is perfect for an endearing post-wedding experience. With its enchanting views, choice of Couples Journeys at The Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, sailing trips and even in resort dance lessons, this is the perfect place to relax and reflect.