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50 Best Places To Go For Valentine's Day (That aren't just luxury beaches)

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Wondering what are the best places to go for Valentine's Day? We put together our favourite 50 destinations which are romantic, beautiful and perfect for couples seeking to experience something different. Our list doesn't have just remote and obscure beaches, but affordable destinations, cities full of culture, hiking areas and exciting places for wine and food lovers. Our best 50 places to go for Valentine's Day are varied and exciting so you can definitely find your favourite based on your individual needs and preferences. Get ready to surprise your partner as having a romantic getaway is most certainly one of the best things to do on Valentine's Day.

50 Best Places To Go For Valentine's Day (That aren't just luxury beaches) - Contents

Seychelles

It's fair to say that absolutely nothing beats gorgeous islands of Seychelles. This is by far one of the best honeymoon destinations and continues to attract couples from all around the world. If you are a beach lover and fancy some secluded romance, then Seychelles is one of the best places to go for Valentine's Day

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The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

Featuring a modern spa, The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach is located on Mahé Island. Set against the backdrop of the lush greenery of the Morne Seychellois National Park, it boasts views of the Indian Ocean. Offering modern suites and villas with indoor and outdoor seating, air-conditioning, private pool, a cabana and rain showers. Each private bathroom is fitted with a separate bathtub and shower. Guests at The H Resort can drink and dine at 7 outlets offering a variety of cuisine. Relax on the loungers surrounding the pool or work out in the 24-hour gym overlooking the lagoon.

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Kyoto, Japan

Imagine exploring a maze of narrow streets, all lined with traditional wooden houses. Kyoto is one of the most incredible Japanese cities which preserved its old facade. It's the perfect place where old meets new. Known as the city of 10,000 shrines, Kyoto will take you on a spiritual pilgrimage where you and your loved one will get immersed in a true cultural experience.

Where to Stay in Kyoto

Yadoya Manjiro

Built in the Sukiya-style of around 1900, Yadoya Manjiro is a traditional Japanese Inn, featuring Japanese-style rooms with relaxing garden views. The inn is a 5-minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and offers concierge services and a shared lounge. Tranquil rooms feature low furniture and traditional futon bedding on tatami (woven-straw) floor, paper screens and Japanese art decorations. They are fitted with a fridge and a safe.

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Rome, Italy

Stroll through Rome's narrow and romantic streets or rent a scooter and explore like the locals. Rome is not just about sightseeing and learning about this historical city, but about relaxing, drinking good quality wine and eating delicious food. Rome is traditionally romantic and any couple visiting the Italian capital will definitely find plenty of things to do on Valentine's Day.

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Hotel Eden - Dorchester Collection

Boasting a rooftop terrace and set in one of Rome's most exclusive areas, near Via Veneto street, Hotel Eden - Dorchester Collection offers luxury rooms, A Michelin-starred restaurant, and free WiFi throughout. With classic Italian furnishings, each room here includes a satellite LED TV, a minibar, and air conditioning.

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Nice, France

Nice has the best of three worlds: it has a great city scene, it's just by the beach and just a short train trip away will take you right on a mountainous hiking trail. Nice is a superb romantic destination which makes it perfect for Valentine's Day. As winter is off-season, you can find some epic deals and visit on a budget without any compromise on the quality of your Valentine's Day trip.

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Palais Saleya Boutique hôtel

Located in the Palais de Justice square at the entrance to the Old Town, Palais Saleya is an 18th-century building situated in Nice, 4.7 miles from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport. The Promenade des Anglais and the nearest beach are 350 yards away. Each apartment or suite is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with international channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine and a supply of free coffee capsules refreshed daily.

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Seville, Spain

Named the top destination of 2018, it's easy to see why Seville is on this list. In fact, Seville is so beautiful that as a couple we even moved there for half a year. Exotic gardens, beautiful architecture and vibrant food scene, Seville is full of passion. The best part? It's an affordable city, with plenty of incredible accommodation and great eateries. Visit Seville for some of the best Valentine's Day pictures, we promise you won't be disappointed!

Hotel Mercer Sevilla

Hotel Mercer Sevilla features an outdoor pool, sun terrace and an on-site restaurant. All rooms and suites include a large double bed, TV with international channels, free minibar, free WiFi, and a Nespresso coffee machine, as well as a kettle. The bathroom comes with a glass shower with rain effect and exclusive free toiletries.

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Granada, Seville

You can tell we love the way Spain looks like and that's exactly why we recommend Granada located in Andalucia. South of Spain sure is beautiful but Granada is truly special. Why? Because from the city you can enjoy remarkable views of the Sierra Nevada's peaks, Spain's tallest mountain. Granada is also home to the famed Alhambra.

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Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Set in a 19th-century palace, 700 yards from Granada Cathedral, this UNESCO-protected, beautiful luxury hotel offers a spa and a garden with Arabian-style fountains. The elegant rooms at Palacio de los Patos have a contemporary design while conserving the original décor of this historic property.

The hotel spa includes a sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool. Massage and various beauty treatments are available. The hotel’s Los Patos Restaurant serves healthy cuisine, using only fresh ingredients. There is a bar and room service is available.

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Algarve, Portugal

Another destination we have picked as our temporary home in 2017, the gorgeous Algarve has a long stretch of perfectly fine sandy beach. This golden coast is home to beautiful rocky formations, whitewashed fishing villages and mysterious coves. For a bit of winter sun, there's nothing better than the affordable Algarve in Portugal.

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Suites Alba Resort & Spa

Beautiful cliff-top, Suites Alba offers direct access to the remote Albandeira Beach. It has an infinity pool with Atlantic Ocean views, a peaceful garden and an elegant restaurant. All rooms and suites at the Suites have polished wooden floors and garden or sea views.

The Morgadinho à la carte restaurant has panoramic ocean views, and Lounge Bar is a chill-out space serving drinks and snacks. Catedral de Vinhos serves candle-lit dinners and wine from the well-stocked cellar. Guests can enjoy golf or horse riding nearby. Alba also offers diverse treatments and therapies for those preferring to completely unwind on holiday.

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Budapest, Hungary

One of the most beautiful cities in Europe? Budapest, the Hungarian capital, which is home to an array of cultural buildings and beautiful vista points. Budapest is super affordable which makes it one of the best places for Valentine's Day. You can access fancy hotels and Michelin Star restaurants, spoil your loved ones and enjoy a truly romantic getaway in one of the coolest European places.

Elizabeth Bridge Budapest Sunset

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Built in 1906 and entirely renovated in 2004, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest enjoys an incomparable location in front of the Chain Bridge, offering luxury units, an infinity-edge pool, a fitness room, spa and wellness centre, restaurant and bar.

Guests can enjoy dinner or have a drink at the Kollázs Brasserie & Bar, a contemporary European brasserie overlooking the Chain Bridge and the Danube River, which offers creative combinations of the dining experience. Continental breakfast can be enjoyed every morning. Additionally, American breakfast can be requested at an extra cost.

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo might not be romantic, but its chaotic streets will sure get your attention. Tokyo is famed for popular Japanese food and the best place on Earth when it comes to things to do, efficiency, infrastructure and customer service. Tokyo has so much to offer, that you can plan any type of Valentine's Day you wish. You can go to a fancy restaurant, decide to view Tokyo from above or even walk around the red district for adult-only entertainment.

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Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Hanakohro

Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Hanakohro ryokan features a traditional Japanese Spa, large Japanese garden and is situated in the quieter part of Tokyo away from the bustling centre. Private spa for guests staying in the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Hanakohro. With each and every treatment performed with care and devotion, the perfect combination of beauty and good old-fashioned Japanese tradition, you can spend time getting your mind and body back into harmonious balance.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is such beautiful city during winter with its historic centre covered in snow. Prague is known as “the City of a Hundred Spires" and has long been associated with its Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. One of the best things to do for Valentine's Day is to walk on the Charles Bridge, all covered in snow and lined with statues of Catholic saints. Ah, Prague, so gorgeous and romantic!

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Alcron Hotel Prague

Located right in the heart of Prague, only 100 yards from Wenceslas Square, this 5-star Art-Deco hotel first opened in 1932. All rooms have a Nespresso coffee machine. Free WiFi and 24-hour room service. A well-equipped fitness centre including a sauna is accessible free of charge for all guests.

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Madeira, Portugal

Fancy an unconventional place to visit for Valentine's Day? Then you might want to consider Madeira, a beautiful island located in the Atlantic City. It's also known as the island of eternal Spring, which means the temperatures are in their 20s all year round. We recommend it for walking and hiking enthusiasts who love nature and want a sense of seclusion. You will find great customer service, an array of restaurants and hotels and plenty of trails for you and your loved one. We recommend renting a car in Madeira and trying a foodie tour so you can sample some local specialities.

Madeira Pico Ruivo Hike Top

Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino

Overlooking the Bay of Funchal, this well-designed luxury hotel is situated within Santa Caterina Park. There is a spa with pools for relaxation and a casino and discotheque for entertainment. Pestana’s 6 dining venues include the Panoramic Restaurant with far-reaching views of the Bay and pool area. The Aqua overlooks the hotel’s gardens and casino, while the sunset Restaurant offers a varied menu and a cocktail bar.

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Paris, France

We all know Paris is always a good idea, but when can it be better to visit than during the most romantic time of the year: Valentine's Day, of course. We actually recommend a romantic weekend in Paris, during witch you can perhaps book tickets for the Opera, have a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and end the evening with some great wine and cheese. You can't go wrong with Paris, the true city of romance.

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Le Narcisse Blanc

Le Narcisse Blanc & Spa is situated in Paris, in the 7th district. Invalides and Tour-Maubourg Metro Stations are a 5-minute walk from the property. Guests can take advantage of a Spa with a sauna, a hammam and the fitness centre. Continental buffet breakfast is served every morning. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant Cléo for lunch and dinner. Eiffel Tower is a 15-minute, while Tuileries Garden is a 20-minute walk from Le Narcisse Blanc & Spa.

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Edinburgh, UK

The first time we visited Edinburgh I was seriously so impressed by it. I didn't know what to expect, but overall, the Scotish capital has to be the most beautiful city in the UK. Gorgeous streets lined with Georgian houses, hiking trails where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, great restaurants and old streets, the whole experience was incredible. Edinburgh will be cold in the winter, but still a great place to go for Valentine's Day. P.S. one of the best things to do on Valentine's Day is to stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. It has some of the most spectacular glass houses we've ever seen.

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Old Town Chambers

Boasting a central location in Edinburgh, a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Old Town Chambers apartment development offers modern, luxury apartments with free Wi-Fi. The apartments range in size and each features an open plan fully fitted kitchen, a dining and living area, smart flat-screen TV, luxury bathrooms, and free toiletries. Some luxury apartments also boast balconies with scenic city views, cinema TV system, and Bose sound system.

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Santorini, Greece

Does Santorini even need an introduction? The island of epic sunsets has long captured our romantic imagination. We believe Santorini is a great place to go for Valentine's Day as the trip to the island should be short and sweet to best enjoy it. Santorini has amazing vista points and it makes one of the most photographed Greek islands.

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De Sol Hotel & Spa

Featuring a swimming pool with sun loungers and views over the east side of the island, De Sol features spa facilities and a restaurant. The centre of Fira Town is approximately 1.2 miles away. The rooms come with a bath or shower and free toiletries. There is a spa and wellness centre, swimming pool, bar and restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine and local wines) with outstanding views to the water.

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The Maldives

This is for you luxury seekers who truly want to impress your loved one. A fantastic honeymoon destination, The Maldives are some of the most beautiful islands on Earth. Endless white sandy beaches, beautiful ocean villas and lush vegetation, make The Maldives the absolutely best place to go for Valentine's Day. Just remember that it's not the cheapest, hence we recommend staying for at least a few days to truly make the most of it.

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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Perched over the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi offers closeness to sun and sea with its luxurious accommodation with ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa. Located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport. Enjoy premium wine and gourmet chocolate at The Wine Cellar and Underground Chocolate Cave. By the Sea Restaurant serves fusion and Japanese cuisine. The Main Restaurant and Bar offers international buffet spreads.

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Are you into cultural travel? The Florence is the best for you and your loved one. Florence is beautiful from all angles and it's not short on things to do. One glance at the city and you will fall in love with it. So much so, that you won't even want to ever leave. Florence is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. You can also spend a day discovering the wonderful wines & foods of sunny Tuscany.

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Ville Sull'Arno

Ville Sull'Arno offers accommodation in Florence, right on the banks of the river Arno. It features a restaurant and a free wellness centre with an indoor pool, sauna, and Turkish bath. Rooms here will provide you with a minibar, an electric kettle and a private bathroom with slippers. Some have river views. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine with a modern twist. It has rustic décor and some tables come with panoramic views.

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Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA

Say "Aloha" to a romantic place to go this Valentine's Day where you can find incredible beaches, trails, epic nightlife and an array of resorts and restaurants. In fact, Hawaii truly has something for everyone as it's extremely varied to match all tastes and budgets. Also known as the "Rainbow State" Oahu Island has frequent rainbows due to the quick rain showers. Temperatures never drop below 20C (60F). The island's northeast side has some of the World most beautiful beaches, like Lanikai Beach.

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Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Located on Oahu’s sunny west coast, this Hawaiian luxury beach resort includes restaurants, bars, swimming pools and lagoons with water sports. Guests can enjoy a game of tennis or golf then relax in the on-site spa. All rooms include a Four Seasons Bed with your choice of plush, signature or firm mattress topper, twice daily housekeeping, a private balcony, a deep soaking tub and a walk-in glass shower.

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Napa Valley, California

Wine lovers, we're sending you to Napa Valley in California for Valentine's Day. For high-end restaurants and sparkling wine, head over to Yountville, a town located Northwest of Napa. Otherwise, enjoy hundreds of hillside of vineyards and delicious regional gourmet food.

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Milliken Creek Inn & Spa

Featuring a spa bath in all rooms, this luxury adult only hotel is nestled in Napa Valley, California. Offering Napa Valley wine tasting excursions. A complimentary American breakfast is available daily and may be delivered in-room or anywhere on the grounds for guests’ to enjoy. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is available daily in the main house at Milliken Creek Inn and Spa.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora needs no introduction as it has been featured in so many luxury destination magazines. You can relax on the beach, snorkel, enjoying hiking activities and generally have the best Valentine's Day ever. If you are into scuba diving, this is also the place for you. Let's get serious, who can possibly find any faults with a Bora Bora romantic trip?

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Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Exclusively located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, Conrad Bora Bora Nui enjoys vast blue ocean views and a white sand beach. The property features luxurious villas floating on the turquoise waters of the lagoon and perched on the tropical hillside. Guests can enjoy a swim in the infinity pool, feel pampered with a treatment at the day spa or sample fine cuisine at 4 restaurants.

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Fiji Islands

Another romantic paradise where Cast Away was filmed, the Fiji Islands are blessed with over 300 tropical islands. If you want an exquisite Valentine's Day trip, then Fiji Islands should be on your list. You can get a bungalow over the ocean, dive, snorkel and laze on the beach. Better yet, you can also take sailing excursions to other remote islands and have a secluded Valentine's Day for you and your loved one.

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Tokoriki Island Resort - Adults Only

Overlooking a sandy private beach, Tokoriki Island Resort boasts a day spa, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. It offers bures and villas with a private patio and amazing ocean views. The air-conditioned villas feature wooden floors and a private outdoor shower. Each villa has day beds and hammocks to relax in. All villas also feature a private pool.

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The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are our most wanted paradise destination, for Valentine's Day and otherwise. It's hard to imagine anything more alluring than this secluded paradise right in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. We recommend the rugged mountains for soft adventure lovers, the vast lagoons encircled by corals reefs and the many snorkelling and scuba diving sites. Isn't this the best place to go for Valentine's Day? We sure think so.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki

The Pacific Resort is a luxury 5-star resort on the island of Aitutaki. This hideaway resort offers private beachfront accommodation, beautiful lagoon views and great spa facilities. A full a la carte breakfast is included in the room rate daily, which includes fresh tropical fruit. Guests can enjoy Pacific influenced cuisine in the hotel’s lagoon view restaurant or simply chill out at the beachfront bar. The resort also offers a Polynesian themed buffet evening with live entertainment.

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Aoraki Village, Mount Cook, New Zealand

If the idea of a remote village in New Zealand's mountains appeals to you, then we promise you are going to absolutely adore Aoraki Village in New Zealand. We, of course, recommend a 7-day itinerary around New Zealand, but if you want to visit just for a Valentine's Day, then we say go to Aoraki. Not only you will enjoy hiking trails and million dollar views but during night time you can see one of the darkest sky reserves on the planet. This means you can picnic under the night sky and clearly see the Milky Way.

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The Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook

Set in Mount Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel features a range of rooms and suites all offering majestic mountain views, and most with views of Mount Cook. Guests can enjoy a range of onsite dining and bars, and free WiFi is offered in the Snowline Lounge and Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe.

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Istanbul, Turkey

An unusual city for Valentine's Day, this is for culture lovers who want to enjoy a city of many faces. Meander around the Old City and see cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled the land. Of course, nothing beats the sight of the beautiful Hagia Sophia, a true wonder with its soaring 6th century-dome and truly unique mosaics.

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Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul is located between Dolmabahce Palace and Naval Museum on the European coast of the Bosphorus. This luxurious hotel offers an indoor pool, spa with heated indoor pool, sauna, traditional Turkish Bath, hot tub and steam rooms and elegantly decorated rooms with modern amenities.

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a romantic but still affordable luxury destination with its gorgeous volcanic mountains, rice paddies, outstanding beaches and coral reefs. An upcoming destination on many nomad lists, you are guaranteed to find your piece of paradise on this beautiful and diverse island. Walk on the beach, explore the fruit markets or enjoy a day of relaxing spa and wellness on this beautiful tropical island in Indonesia.

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The Bandha Hotel & Suites

Nestled on Legian Beach, The Bandha Hotel & Suites offers accommodation with a year-round outdoor pool. The property has a spa centre and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

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Positano, Italy

Taking you back to Europe, this time to the cliffside village of the southern Amalfi Coast. Positano is a well known holiday destination, especially amongst couple looking to enjoy a romantic time off. Positano has an array of beautiful streets, lined with independent boutiques and coffee shops. You can even hike to other coastal towns, whilst admiring the perfect Italian panoramic vistas.

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Hotel Villa Gabrisa

Admire the panorama from your private balcony at Villa Gabrisa, a warm and friendly establishment set in upper Positano and boasting unforgettable sea views. Villa Gabrisa was formerly a private villa that has now been transformed into a 4-star hotel. With just 12 guest rooms you are guaranteed an attentive and personalised service from the professional team of staff.

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The Bahamas

Did anyone say coral archipelago in the Atlantic? Where do we sign up? The Bahamas is a dream destination and it's fair to see one of the best places to go for Valentine's Day. It's a perfect destination for beach lovers who just want to take it easy and explore amazing scuba diving sites. It's also home to the Thunderball Grotto used in James Bond films and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.

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The Cotswolds, UK

Cute English village with romantic gardens and picturesque streets? That's definitely the Cotswolds. Never had we seen a cuter rural area in England. Imagine medieval villages, rolling hills, beautiful churches and plenty of walking trails. There are fabulous pubs with great food and epic ales. Rent a cottage and enjoy a well deserved romantic Valentine's Day. We know how much we loved the Cotswolds.

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The Old Stocks Inn

Nestled in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Old Stocks Inn is a recently refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that overlooks the green where the original penal stocks still stand. The family-run Old Stocks Inn has en suite bedrooms, a bar, and a terraced patio garden for al fresco dining in good weather.

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Vienna, Austria

Oh, Vienna, we love you so much! Austria's capital is the perfect place to go for Valentine's Day if you love amazing architecture and art. The sheer array of museums and art galleries made our trip to Vienna so pleasurable. In just 3 days we did so much, yet we are still so keen to go back and explore more of its palaces, gardens and attractions.

The Guesthouse Vienna

The Guesthouse Vienna is situated in the heart of Vienna, just a 5-minute walk from Saint Stephen's Cathedral and next to the Albertina Museum. The brasserie and bakery on the ground floor of the house serves light, healthy dishes and freshly baked bread and sweets. An à la carte breakfast is available all day and the hotel offers various breakfast options.

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

We didn't know what to expect from Slovenia, but during our trip across Europe, we decided to explore this very interesting country. Little we knew how much we are going to love it. It has mountains, rolling hills, perfect vista points, epic cities and amazing food. For us, this is the recipe for an epic destination. We strongly recommend a romantic weekend away around the Lake Bled area, especially in the winter when the country transforms into a true fairy tale.

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ECO Boutique Hotel AMS Beagle

Featuring free WiFi and a ski school, ECO Boutique Hotel AMS Beagle is set 200 yards from Vintgar gorge and Triglav National Park. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature views of the mountains or garden. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom featuring a spa bath. Extras include slippers, free toiletries.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

It's important to remember that this is a summer destination, and not many places will be open. We still recommend it for Valentine's Day because prices are lower and the Old Town is still a wonderful place to visit, even during winter. Croatia became popular after The Game of Thrones picked it as a filming location. We believe that it's a magical gem awaiting to be discovered.

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The Pucic Palace

Featuring a restaurant and a wine bar, The Pucić Palace is housed in an 18-th century baroque palace just steps away from the Stradun Promenade in Dubrovnik Old Town. Guests staying at The Pucić Palace also enjoy complimentary access to the exclusive Banje Beach, 650 yards from the hotel, including a beach towel, parasol and sun lounger.

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Malta

History and culture lover? Then Malta is for you. Malta is known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and an amazing subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

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Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa

Set in a quiet area in the heart of the island of Malta, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre, gym and much more. Choose from over 50 different treatments at the Athenaeum Spa or just relax by the pool. Dining here is also a real treat. Enjoy a wide range of cuisine, from Italian to Oriental. Choose from an à la carte service or a light snack at the bar.

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Aspen, Colorado, USA

A skiing Valentine's Day? Yes, please. Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains and it's a ski resort town. It's perfect for outdoors lovers and we think you are going to truly enjoy your romantic getaway here. If skiing is not your thing, you can still rent a chalet in the mountains, drink wine in front of the fireplace and cuddle up with your loved one.

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St. Regis Aspen Resort

Located at the base of Aspen mountain, St. Regis Aspen Resort features an outdoor pool and ski storage space. Guests can enjoy on-site restaurants and spa services.

 

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Iceland

The land of fire and ice where you and your loved one can explore the outdoors and marvel at some seriously beautiful glaciers, peaks and waterfalls. Imagine a vast land of raw nature which will take your breath away. For added romance, you can marvel at the Aurora and organise for a soak in the beautiful Blue Lagoon.

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Icelandair Hotel Hamar

This hotel offers relaxing outdoor hot tubs, an 18-hole golf course and activities such as whale watching and snowmobile safaris. Reykjavik and Snæfellsnes National Park are a 1-hour drive away. Icelandair Hotel Hamar’s rooms feature minimalist modern design, heated floors and a private patio. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Icelandic food and international dishes made from fresh, locally produced ingredients. Guests can also enjoy views of the Borgarfjördur Fjord or have a drink on the patio.

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Aysen, Chile

Can you imagine anything more exciting than admiring lakes, caves and glaciers? We think Chile is a great spot for Valentine's Day if you are an outdoorsy couple who wants something more unconventional. We recommend visiting the Laguna San Rafael National Park which encompasses the Nothern Patagonian Ice Field. Everything in Aysen is simply stunning.

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Siena, Italy

Siena is a city in central Italy's Tuscany, distinguished by its beautiful medieval brick buildings. The centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so you can expect some beautiful sights all around. Don't forget to check the Piazza del Campo, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown.

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Grand Hotel Continental Siena - Starhotels Collezione

One of our top picks in Siena.Set in a 17th-century building, Grand Hotel Continental Siena - Starhotels Collezione is a luxury 5-star hotel in the historical centre of Siena, 250 yards from Piazza Campo square. It offers elegant rooms with frescoed ceilings and period furnishings.

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Tromsø, Noway

Want to enjoy a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle? Then head over to Tromsø, a city famed for its night sky usually lit up by the Northern Lights. If you are feeling adventurous, you can take a trip to Svalbard from here and photograph polar bears together. That's a wild Valentine's Day for sure.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø

Situated by Tromsø Harbour, this hotel offers heated rooms with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. The 10th-floor fitness room and sauna are free and provide great city and mountain views. Most of Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø’s rooms offer views of the city, the Arctic Cathedral or Tromsø Sound. During winter, guests might be able to see the Northern Lights from the hotel’s glass bridge.

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Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is a Spanish Island which will offer not just a bit of winter sun, but a great laid-back atmosphere. enjoy long walks on the beach or rent a car and explore the most secluded parts of the island. You will discover an array of coves, limestone mountains and beautiful Roman and Moorish remains.

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Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace&Spa

Located in Playa de Palma, Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace & Spa features a garden, a terrace, an outdoor pool and a spa centre. All rooms are spacious and have a balcony, a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some feature a seating area and views of the sea or the pool. The spa offers a range of beauty treatments, a hamman and a sauna for an extra cost. There is also a free hot tub and a fitness centre.

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Azores, Portugal

For walking and soft adventure enthusiasts, the Azores are fantastic. Imagine hiking on a quiet trail which will reward you with incredible vista points. The Azores have lots of wildflowers everywhere and the weather is mild year round, which makes it a paradise for outdoors lovers. We think the Azores is the perfect spot for a Valentine's Day trip.

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Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico

Facing Ponta Delgada’s Marina, the renovated 5 star Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico, is set in a prime location and offers 6 conference rooms and a heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant offers a signature menu inspired by the Azorean gastronomy and products, offering a stunning view of the Ponta Delgada Marina. The buffet breakfast features local products. In addition, there is a Bistro at the reception perfect for a light meal or a drink.

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg is a city in Bavaria, known for its medieval architecture. For photography and culture enthusiasts, Nuremberg is the place to go for Valentine's Day. You can sample local specialities and immerse in a variety of cultural activities. Don't forget to check the Kaiserburg Castle and the Hauptmarkt which contains the Schöner Brunnen, the gilded “beautiful fountain” with tiers of figures, and Frauenkirche, a 14th-century Gothic church.

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NOVINA HOTEL Südwestpark

4-star NOVINA HOTEL Südwestpark is a quiet hotel offering large rooms, a restaurant, sauna, and fitness centre. French and international food is served in the L'Orchidée restaurant. The Caipirinha-Cocktail-Bar offers a wide range of drinks. Spa facilities at the NOVINA Südwestpark include a Finnish sauna and an infra-red cabin.

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Taipei, Taiwan

Another unconventional place to go to for Valentine's Day: Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Taipei is excellent for foodie lovers, city enthusiasts as well as outdoorsy couples. Taipei is a modern metropolis with upscale shops and lively street food scene. Taipei is bustling with life, and whilst it may not be the most romantic place to visit, it's definitely one of the coolest.

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Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Offering an outdoor pool, Mandarin Oriental Taipei is located in downtown Taipei. It offers a fitness centre, a wellness centre and Yoga classes. You will find a communal sauna, a 24-hour front desk and a garden.

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Seoul, South Korea

If you love Asia just as much as we do, then you will understand why we put Seoul on the list. We think it's indeed a great place to go for Valentine's Day because of its bustling nightlife, exciting food scene and efficient infrastructure. There is so much to do in South Korea's capital city, that we think you should extend the trip to at least a week of exploring.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

Just steps from Gwanghwamun Plaza, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul boasts commanding city views and features 4 in-house dining, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and traditional Korean saunas. The royal Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sejong Art Center, Cheonggyecheon Stream and the city hall are all within a 10-minute walk from the luxurious 5-star hotel.

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Cairns, Australia

We always dreamt of seeing the Great Barrier Reef, hence we can appreciate how romantic it must be to spend Valentine's Day in sunny Australia. We recommend heading to Cairns, which is one of the best places for day trips to the Reef. Let the scuba diving begin!

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Banff National Park, Canada

On the opposite end of the spectrum, spending Valentine's Day in Canada can be a snowy business. Banff National Park sure looks out of this world. An alien planet, almost too beautiful to be found here on Earth. February brings a lot of snow, so be prepared for long cuddles with your loved one. This is great for photography lovers.

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Lapland, Finland

Lapland is Finland's northernmost region, known for its amazing wilderness, resorts and Northern Lights. If you are an outdoorsy couple who doesn't mind the snow and wants to experience something different, we recommend heading to Rovaniemi, home to Sami people. Don't forget to try the saunas after a long walk in the snow.

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Langtang National Park, Nepal

The Langtang National Park was established in 1976 as the first Himalayan national park. Here, you will see beautiful peaks, wonderful lakes and beautiful night skies. For adventure lovers, I can't imagine a better place to go for Valentine's Day than in the Himalaya mountains. It's most certainly not conventional, but if you are a couple who loves to explore, then this is the destination for you.

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Tunis, Tunisia

Tunisia is a country in North Africa and Tunis is its capital city. It is home to the centuries-old medina and its location will provide you with a warm and lovely Valentine's Day.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen is also known as the blue city, a beautiful place with blue-washed buildings. The colour has long been a subject of interest as there are several theories to why the walls were painted blue. Some say it's a spiritual reason as the blue symbolises the blue skies and heaven. Others think the blue simply keep the mosquitoes at bay. Whatever the reason, the result is simply stunning, and Chefchaouen is one of the most beautiful places for Valentine's Day getaway.

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Bucharest, Romania

Fancy a cheap but awesome Valentine's Day trip? Then head over to Romania's capital city: Bucharest. There so many things to do in Bucharest, whether you visit for its food, cultural or nightlife scene. It's been associated with Paris due to its incredible architecture, as well as Berlin because of its grittier neighbourhoods and vibrant bars.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is sometimes referred to as the city founded on the seven hills and we couldn't agree more, as Portugal's capital is a hilly coastal city. Expect a historic centre full of pastel-coloured buildings, warm locals and explosive nightlife. Lisbon truly has it all as its vibrant, cultural and sunny. Don't forget to eat traditional food and drink local wines. From Lisbon, you can take a train to explore the romantic and colourful Sintra Castle.

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Your turn now: what do you think is the best place to go for Valentine's Day? Leave a comment and tell me about your preferences as a couple.

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Julian Green
04 Jan 2018

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Tejaswini
08 Jan 2018

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