You might think that February isn’t the right time of year to go on holiday.
Well if you do, you’d be wrong! There’s no better time than around Valentine’s Day to enjoy a break. And that’s not just because of the romance either, but the chance for bargains, peace and quiet, and the opportunity to beat the winter blues.
The beautiful islands of Hawaii are definitely the place for love. Whether it’s frolicking around in the crystal clear blue ocean surf, sharing a romantic drink under a thatched roof beach bar, enjoying a wonderful beach front private meal for two, or exploring the island’s waterfalls, hiking trails & breathtaking nature together – Valentine’s Day in Hawaii is one experience you shouldn’t miss!
The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre, the beautiful & historical seaside villages along the Italian Riviera coastline are regarded as the wonders of the Mediterranean – which makes them perfect for a romantic trip away. Take a stroll hand in hand along the wonderful marina, marvel lovingly at the gorgeous architecture or spend some quality time together on the bluest of blue seas.
If you’re looking for sun, sand, sights and romance, the Portuguese island of Madeira is ideal. The charming and sophisticated island really does provide endless romantic possibilities. You can become enchanted by the bright colours, lovely scenery and relaxed environment. You can make it a trip to remember for the both of you, by taking the cable car up to Monte hilltop, where you can lovingly gaze out at the majestic yachts bobbing in the colourful ocean.
While this Greek island is rarely ever “cheap”, that doesn’t mean that bargains don’t abound in February. With far fewer cruise ships docking at the capital Thira this time of year, you will have much more of the island to yourself. Arguably the most beautiful of all Greece’s islands Santorini is a mind-blowing sight. Built on a steep caldera created by a massive volcanic explosion thousands of years ago, the site of the cliffs leading down to the deep blue waters below is one you won’t forget.
For those unafraid of the long-haul at this time of year, you won’t find a better place for romance than the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Remarkably the only country in the world named after a woman, this emerald jewel is the quintessential island paradise. From the stunning sites of the Grand Piton mountains to the surrounding crystalline blue waters, you will be in Valentine’s Day heaven.
It’s a cliche for a reason and there’s no denying that Paris is the perfect destination for romance. From a walk along the Seine to a walk up the Eiffel Tower, there are myriad ways to enjoy some romance in the city. While it might be a little chilly in February, you’ll certainly beat the crowds.
The Eternal City is a must for seekers of romance. A simple wander along the ancient cobbled streets with the smell of freshly ground coffee in the air is romance enough, but by taking in some of the city’s rich cultural bounty you can have a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Few places blend tranquility, sunshine and picturesque beach fronts as well as Minorca. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Minorca is by far the most peaceful. Less developed than its larger sibling Majorca, a trip in February is sure to beat the crowds and give you plenty of beaches all to yourself.
Amsterdam truly does have everything you could possibly want to create the perfect Valentine’s Day get-away. There’s gorgeous canals and bridges, stunning architecture, magical boat rides and of course some of the finest restaurants in the land. Whatever your heart desires, you can do in Amsterdam.
A little left-field maybe, but Sri Lanka in many ways crystallises the mysteries and romanticism of the east. It is also an animal lover’s dream. A trip to the Hikkaduwa National Park will offer a unique Valentine’s Day to remember, as you watch herds of elephants roam in their natural environment.
If you love the idea of romance, but also love trying new things, then Australia’ southern capital is the place for you. Why not take a hot air balloon ride across the city & enjoy the stunning views the city has to offer. Or perhaps rent a hand-built rowing boat & take a ride along the tranquil Yarra River.
The gleaming jewel of the Croatian Riviera, Dubrovnik manages to combine history, sunshine and beautiful nearby beaches to create one of Europe’s most romantic destinations. Growing in popularity every year, now is the time to go and February offers a markedly less busy period to take in the copper roofs, city walls and deep blue seas.
So if you’ve got romance on the mind and are looking for the perfect way to show how much you love your partner, why not explore the world and make the most of your time together by enjoying the beauty that Melbourne, Hawaii, Paris or Madeira have to offer.
However, you don’t want your perfect romantic get-away to be ruined through being ill abroad, suffering sickness abroad, dealing with food poisoning on holiday, injury or theft. So if anything does happen to you, make sure to file holiday illness claims or holiday accident claims, as soon as you’re back!