The ideal Valentine’s Day destinations
The most romantic day of the year is getting closer and it is time to make some plans. Being the day of the year where you can express your hopelessly romantic side, you will find here a few suggestions on how to make Valentine’s Day extra special this year.
Fagaras Mountains, Romania – For the alternative bohemians
You can begin your trip in Romania from the capital, Bucharest, a very interesting city filled with historical architecture and cultural cafe-restaurants. Following this, you could plan a trip to the highest mountain in Romania, the Fagaras. For the courageous couples you can plan a ski trip, a trek or a hike. The mountain is filled with snow during winter and the Balea lake freezes which is a awe-aspiring sight. If this is the destination for you make sure to book your stay at the Ice hotel. All rooms are unique as they are crafted and hand carved by local craftsmen.
From £278 p/p. For further information on the Ice Hotel visit here.
Paris, France – The city of love
It may sound like a cliché but Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. You could enjoy the marvellous view from Montmartre or the city tour on a boat ride excursion through the river Seine. After long walks with your loved one, a good place to stay would be the Le Chat Noir, design hotel situated next to Montmartre and very close to the famous cabaret Moulin Rouge.
If staying at the top floor you will enjoy the magical city view including the stunningly lit Eiffel tower.
From approx. £92/night. For further information and reservations at Le Chat Noir visit here.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – It takes two to tango
At the heart of Argentina you will find a passionate city, Buenos Aires. For the special event of Valentine’s Day why not go with your other half to a Milonga, where Tango dancers meet to dance all night. The traditional Milonga is a very interesting attraction, where women sit on the one side of the platform and men on the opposite. Through a discrete signal the man asks the woman to escort him and if she agrees they then dance passionately. Of course it is still amazing to watch even if you are not quite the best dancer. A good place to visit for a Tango show is Laventana. The area of Palermo is also a lovely attraction where you’ll find local designer boutiques and adorable cafes where you can enjoy media-lunas, the traditional Argentinian croissants. A romantic hotel to stay would be the Buenos Aires Four Seasons which is situated in La Ricoletta, one of the most famous areas of the capital.
From approx. £346/night. For further information and reservations at the Four Seasons visit here.
Pafos, Cyprus – The island of Aphrodite
If you adore the sun, the best place to take your other half is Cyprus. Situated in the Mediterranean sea, Cyprus has plenty to offer in terms of cuisine and weather. Pafos is the birthplace of the goddess of beauty and love Aphrodite, as it is said in mythology. This coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus has beautiful sea sides and the famous Paphos port where you can find the Medieval castile, one of the main attractions in Paphos. If you decide to visit this lovely island, make sure to go to a traditional tavern and order fish meze. You will be served with a variety of local dishes including what is considered as aphrodisiac, the oysters. One of the most luxurious hotels you could stay at is the Elysium hotel. It offers a elegant and soothing spa and is considered a sanctuary for the body and the soul. It is situated next to The Ancient Tombs of the Kings, another historical sight that you should definitely visit.
From £85/night. For further information and reservations visit the Elysium here.
There are so many magical destinations in the world but the importance in the day of love is that you spend it with someone special. Enjoy, whether you are in the high mountains of Romania, the seaside of Paphos, or at home with a glass of wine.