Whether you’re chatting over a romantic candle-lit dinner with your toes in the sand, unwinding with a couples massage in an ocean-facing cabana, or wandering hand-in-hand through galleries brimming with centuries-old art – couples holidays are the perfect way to reconnect and create lasting memories together.
Our couples holidays take you all over the world, to some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. Whatever experience you’ve been dreaming of sharing with your loved one, we can make it happen – whether it’s climbing a mountain summit, delving deep into a steaming jungle, indulging at an all-inclusive luxury resort or diving through sunken shipwrecks and technicolour reefs.
Explore the world, together
Tropical paradises often provide the perfect setting for romantic getaways. An Indian Ocean escape transports you to the shores of Sri Lanka or the Maldives, where meandering sunset cruises and long, lazy dinners set a relaxed pace.
Wherever your couples holiday takes you, rest assured that every detail will be tailored for two, from his-and-hers spa treatments, to huge double beds with personalised pillow menus and bathtubs big enough to share. At Hayes & Jarvis we specialise in creating completely bespoke holidays, so whatever extra special touches or activities you want included, we’ll arrange. That might mean diving lessons or safari expeditions, beachfront dinners or specialised wellness treatments. It’s up to you.
As we know that privacy and seclusion are paramount on holidays for couples, we’ll make sure you get your very own slice of paradise – wherever in the world that might be.
Each Caribbean island has its own unique magic, but something they all have in common is warm, welcoming people – and white-sand and crystal clear water! The diversity of the Caribbean islands means there’s something for everyone: whether you want a secluded escape to a private island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a laid-back holiday watching beach cricket in Barbados; or an action-packed adventure zip-lining through the Antiguan rainforest.
Calling all foodies, we’ve found you the perfect holiday destination. The Far East provides a flavoursome experience for couples that love their food, with distinctive delicacies and local dishes across every border. Think spicy chilli crab in Singapore, bowls of steaming pho in Vietnam and the traditional Pad Thai stir-fry in Thailand. If you’re still unconvinced, remember that the Far East is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.
Experience the ultimate romantic getaway in the paradisal settings of the Indian Ocean. World-famous beach destinations such as the Maldives and Mauritius meet cultural wonders like those of Sri Lanka, meaning you’re soaking up the sun one moment, and roaming temples and tea plantations the next.
Things to do
Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge
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.
Learn to cook the perfect Thai Green Curry in Koh Samui
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!
Enjoy a private sunset cruise
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 highlights. Cruise times vary depending on the time of the sunrise, from 3pm – 6pm and 4pm to 7pm.
Take a hot air balloon flight
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.
Watch the sun rise or set at the Taj Mahal
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.
Feel the sand between your toes in Zanzibar
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.
Create your own chocolate bar together in St Lucia
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!
The ultimate hotels for romantic getaways
From adult-only boutiques in the Caribbean, to all-inclusive luxury resorts in Mexico, our couples holidays take you to some of the most romantic and exquisite locations in the world. Here’s a selection of some of our resorts. Get in touch to discover more.
Try these inspiring itineraries
Here’s a selection of popular itinerary suggestions to give you an idea of what’s available. Call us now and we’ll create an amazing holiday just for you.
Elephant Hills Jungle Safari – Luxury Tented Camp-2 Night – 3 Day Jungle Lake Safari
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an adults only holiday?
An adults only holiday is an escape just for the grown-ups. Hotels in this collection only take bookings for adults, or have designated child-free areas where you’ll be staying – so you’re guaranteed plenty of peace and quiet.
What holiday destinations are good for couples?
Depending on what kind of couple you are, we have romantic retreats to the Maldives, Bali and the Seychelles, culture-rich tours to India and the USA, and exciting adventures in Africa and beyond. Talk to our Destination Specialists about finding the right couples holiday for you.
Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for… Couples Holidays?
Award-winning holiday specialists, we pair luxury holidays with detailed itineraries to create unforgettable trips – that are simply better shared. We have a wide range of exclusive adults-only hotels and luxury boutiques for the perfect romantic getaway. With attention on the finer details, we can enhance your holiday in countless ways, from sunset cruises to candle-lit dinners on the beach. If you want a little adventure with your relaxation, there are many activities you can take part in, from a trip to the Taj Mahal for sunrise to chocolate-making in Grenada.
There’s no question too small. Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists.
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