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A holiday is as much about the memories you take home as the destination. As a couple, you should cherish the time spent together exploring new locations and creating the stories you'll tell for a lifetime.
Whether you picture yourselves strolling hand-in-hand down the beach or trekking through the jungle side-by-side, our couples holidays are all about the experiences you share together. Couples holidays are a time for just the two of you, no matter how you spend it.
See our suggestions below for destinations and activities that you and your significant other can enjoy together, be it relaxing under the Indian Ocean sun or sampling delicious cuisine in the Far East.
Enjoy the ultimate romantic escape in the Indian Ocean. Big-hitting beach destinations such as the Maldives and Mauritius meet cultural wonders like Sri Lanka, which means you and your partner can soak up the sun one minute and visit temples and tea plantations the next.
Each Caribbean island has something different to offer, but the one thing they all have in common is jolly, welcoming people. So whether you both wish to wander the colonial streets of Havana, watch some cricket in Barbados or zip-line above the Antiguan rainforest there’s something here for everyone.
Enjoy a flavoursome experience in the Far East; the land with distinctive delicacies across every border. For foodie couples, the choice between traditional Pad Thai, Vietnamese pho and spicy chilli crab in Singapore keeps them coming back for more. That’s not to forget that the region has beaches to match those anywhere in the world.
Renting bikes and cycling across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most adventurous experiences you can have together in San Francisco. With spectacular views along the entire route, it’s a great opportunity to see one of the world’s most popular landmarks ‘up, close and personal’ and take a photo while you are there. Pick up a bike at Fisherman’s Wharf and set off on your scenic route.
Why not leave Thailand with a new skill by learning to cook at one of Koh Samui’s top cookery schools? Chefs from around the world will happily teach you and your special someone the art of making the perfect Thai Green Curry and get you both trying a variety of new tastes and textures all in an afternoon. Ideal for when you return home and want to surprise your dinner party guests!
What could be more romantic than a private cruise on the beautiful Caribbean Sea to watch the sun set? Sail along the coast with a loved one in a private catamaran, while enjoying a selection of nibbles and cocktails. Relax and watch the everchanging colours of the night sky and watch out for the "Green Flash" phenomenon. Sail through the sunset or ask your captain to anchor somewhere picturesque for that special moment - cameras at the ready. The crew will make the experience extra special with tales of the island and its fascinating history and natural hilights. Cruise times vary depending on the time of the sunse, from 3pm - 6pm and 4pm to 7pm.
Take a magical hot air balloon flight over some of the most magical sights in the world. Myanmar is a beautiful, untouched country with temples rising from the mist. Step back in time to explore this magical destination. Discover more from up high in a sunset balloon ride over Bagan to see the stunning landscapes and pagodas strewn beneath. Alternatively, choose the Masai Mara in Kenya, for the ultimate hot air balloon experience and the chance to spot the Big 5 from up high. Once on ground you can continue your experience with a lavish breakfast, served out in the bush.
Take a trip of a lifetime to see one of the most breathtaking landmarks ever built, the Taj Mahal. Visit at dawn or dusk to see this magical masterpiece turn a soft shade of pink, as if from a mirage, as you take a romantic wander hand-in-hand around its reflective grounds. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, you cannot help but feel spellbound by its beauty.
Relax on some of Africa’s most exclusive and remote beaches, on one of the fifty picture-perfect islands in the Zanzibar archipelago. With powdery white sands and shaded by luscious palm trees, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two together on your own beach or take a private snorkelling lesson in the sparkling, turquoise waters, before a candlelit evening meal.
Spend a romantic day at the Hotel Chocolat Resort in Soufriere. From bean tasting to pouring, create your first chocolate bar together. Whilst your bar is setting, enjoy an intimate cacao cuisine lunch at the word class Boucan restaurant, while taking in the fabulous views of Gros Piton. After lunch, collect your personal chocolate bar and decide whether it is too good to share!