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Best Places to Visit on Valentine’s Day
February 08, 2018
Romance will soon be in the air once again and what better way to celebrate the big day of love than by travelling somewhere special this year.
The world is filled with romantic destinations. Whether you are seeking something exotic, beautiful, or simply a change of scenery, you are assured to increase the feeling of love and excitement no matter where you decide to travel.
Here are some top destinations that are perfect for celebrating love with your partner, finding new love, or simply enjoying the big day on your own.
San Francisco, California
It has been called the Paris of the West and for good reason. Start by taking a seaplane ride over the city to see just how lovely this city is. San Francisco is perfect for Valentine’s with no shortage of fancy hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and events.
During the day you and your partner can opt for a tandem bike ride in Golden Gate Park or simply take a stroll across the iconic red bridge. Take a paddle boat upon the serene waters of Stow Lake to enjoy the small waterfall and maybe a kiss beneath the lovely historic double arched stone bridge.
Add romance to the night by booking a catamaran sunset cruise or dinner dance cruise on the bay.
No matter what Hawaiian Island you choose, you are sure to set the stage for romance. Postcard perfect beach settings complete with swaying palm trees are around every corner. Hawaii’s stunning resorts have long been a favourite for destination weddings, honeymoons, and of course celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy the dramatic and stunning scenery of Kauai and Molokai or the endless recreation and activities offered by Maui or Oahu. Hawaii can be as adventurous or relaxing as you want to make it.
It is hard to compete with the “City of Love” when it comes to choosing a great Valentine’s Day destination. Although the famous love locks may have been removed from the Pont des Arts and other local bridges, love continues to flourish in Paris.
As February is off season for Paris, you and your partner can enjoy more privacy, far removed the masses of tourists. You’ll also enjoy cheaper airfares.
There are more than enough restaurants offering mouth-watering French cuisine that is sure to warm you up from the cold and if that doesn’t do it the delicious hot chocolate you’ll find in Paris definitely will.
Bali has long been a favourite destination among Australians. Its lively nightlife is perfect for singles while its endless luxury resort options are perfect for couples.
Enjoy 5-star luxury service at relatively low rates while enjoying beautiful weather and landscapes. Private romantic dinners prepared by your very own personal chef, luxury spa visits, and sailing into the sunset are just some of the romantic offerings available.
Watch for dolphins along one of Bali’s numerous beautiful beaches, swim beneath waterfalls, enjoy a cooking class together, or get more intimate via a couples massage.
You don’t get more romantic than having your own private bungalow directly over the sea, but that’s exactly what you can find in Fiji. Enjoy adults only resorts or head to a deserted island for even more privacy.
Rent a small catamaran where you and your partner can set sail alone, stopping to have a private picnic on the beach of your choice. Enjoy horseback riding on the beach, maybe a Fijian Lovo feast, or shop for famous black pearls.
Here you can cut out life’s distractions allowing you to focus on the one you love. You are assured an intimate time as only 400 visitors are allowed on the island at any single time. With no mobile phone service and very limited Wi-Fi, you can truly detach from work and the stresses back home.
Just a short 2 hour flight from Sydney will award you with a truly romantic and memorable Valentines’ Day.
Remember to always ensure you are covered with comprehensive travel insurance. Don’t let the unforeseen circumstances ruin your romantic trip!