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Top 6 Romantic Destinations for You and Your Partner to Visit

Looking for inspiration for your next couples adventure? You’re in the right place! Whether you’re a couple who enjoys an exciting city break, prefers to relax surrounded by nature, or even soak up the sun in warmer climates, these romantic couple’s destinations offer something for everyone.

1. Paris

It goes without saying that Paris is somewhere you should venture to as a couple at least once! The city of love boasts historic landmarks perfect for anniversaries, engagements or a short romantic getaway. Why not fill your days with visits to landmarks that are known for their symbol of love. These include, the Romantic Life Museum, the Eifel Tower and the Wall of Love. Other activities to enjoy together while in Paris include champagne tasting at the Clos Montmartre, a small vineyard with several assortments of wine to taste. Cheese and wine tasting at Le Marais, a 17th century building where you can explore the history and process of French cheese. Or even a cruise along the river Siene, the perfect way to tour the city with prices from little as £40! If Paris sounds like your dream getaway, the Eurostar is the fastest way to travel from the UK. The journey is around 2 hours and 20 minutes long, making it a great option for those only planning to stay for the day. But if you fancy staying in the city of love a little while longer, then Paris has a wide variety of accommodation, from budget friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels. Popular hotels include, La Maison Favart, Hotel La Comtesse and Hotel 34B.

2. Italy

Italy is another location known for its romantic ambience. Many of the streets are lined with authentic Italian restaurants guaranteed to have you and your partner feeling the love. Spend your days treating yourselves to luxury chocolates in the birth place of milk chocolate itself, and whisper sweet nothings as you experience Gondola rides in Venice’s canals. Doesn’t it sound amazing? Other activities for two to enjoy include, watching theatre performances at Theatre Le Fenice with tickets from as little as £14. As well as touring the stunning Tuscan Hill towns by bicycle or car. Another great place to explore is Boboli Gardens - a stunning nature garden behind Pitti Palace. With luxury hotels and budget friendly accommodation available you can tailor your trip to suit you. Flights from the UK are around 2 hours long; however this can differ depending on weather conditions. Flights to Italy can cost as little as £50 but this can vary depending on the airline you choose and the time of year you decide to visit.

3. Hawaii

If you’re looking for a luxury holiday, Hawaii is filled with restaurants, cafes, historic landmarks, and surrounded by stunning views. Waikiki Beach is one of the most popular attractions for couples. With plenty of ways to enjoy quality time together, from spa retreats to sunset and whale watching, there really is no better place to forget the world and just enjoy each other’s company. Other couple’s activities to take part in Hawaii include, swimming at water falls, snorkelling, relaxing on sunset cruises and much more. Flights to Hawaii are cheapest in February and March and the most expensive time to fly is in December and January around the holiday season. Flight durations from the UK are around 14 hours long if you fly direct. Or, you can break up your flight with two stop overs, but it will take around 22 hours to reach the destination. The cheapest flights to Hawaii are around £500, with return flights costing around £1,000 per person. But don’t let that put you off. When it comes to accommodation, you’re spoilt for choice. There are plenty of beach resorts and luxury hotels and villas in Hawaii, with the most popular being the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, the Four Seasons Resort located at the end of Wailea Beach and the Kaimana Beach Hotel. Why not check them out?

4. Greece

When it comes to choosing a Greek island to visit, you really are spoiled for choice! Some of the most romantic Greek islands for couples’ holidays include, Santorini, Mykonos, Kos, Corfu and Crete. These islands are filled with mountain landscapes, ancient landmarks and seaside towns. If your partner is a lover of history, then why not visit Crete? Home to Koules Venetian Fortress, a 16th century harbour that helped to defend the island for Turkish attacks, you can spend the day learning about the history of the island as you spend precious time alone together. In Crete, you can find art galleries and stunning views, ideal for a romantic harbour walk or candle lit dinner after a day of sightseeing. Or if you prefer to sit back and relax, some of the quietest islands in Greece include Kasos, Ithaca, Halki and Fourni. Temperatures in Greece typically vary from 19 to 40 degrees with the coldest time of year being in January. Unsurprisingly, UK holidaymakers usually visit in summer time with August being one of the busiest months.

5. The Maldives

Considered one the most romantic holiday destinations, the Maldives boasts stunning white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. It is a popular honeymoon destination so you can expect to be surrounded by fellow loved up couples. If you are a couple who enjoy some the finer things in life, the Maldives may well be a great option for you. Indulge in luxury spa treatments surrounded by ocean views and experience cruises that visit private islands, perfect for sunset watching with your special someone. The Maldives consists of over 1,000 tiny islands, so you’re spoilt for how you want to spend your time. Travelling to and from the different islands is an experience in itself, with some even requiring a sea plane to get to. Travelling to the Maldives directly from the UK takes around 10 - 13 hours with one stop flights. The cheapest time to fly from the UK is in March with flights costing around £270 per person for a return flight, but you may have to stop a couple of times on route to secure this bargain deal

6. Thailand

Another popular destination for couples is Thailand. Its white beaches and busy cities offer something for everyone. No matter if you’re a couple who loves to venture around and explore, or lay back and soak up the sun, Thailand will give you an experience you’ll never forget. For those who enjoy a little R&R, the Aava Resort and Spa in Khanom boasts private sundecks, amazing beach views, pool-side villas and 5-star beachside restaurants. However, if you’re looking for a little fun, then why not take part in swimming with dolphins, snorkelling or diving or visiting the floating market? If you’re a party animal, Thailand is home to some of the most popular festival celebrations. Every year between January and April, tourists visit to experience the ‘Full Moon Party’, a beach festival located in Koh Phangan. Around this time of year, flights on average cost around £400 depending of whether you decide to fly direct or not. Accommodation in Thailand is very versatile, and depending on how much you want to spend, you can even stay in Tiki Huts from as little as £2 a night, meaning you can splash the cash on your days out and spend less on where you rest your head!

So, there you have it. 6 amazing couple’s destinations that will leave you both feeling loved up, with memories to last a lifetime.

Remember, to have the most relaxing experience, it’s important to buy your travel insurance as soon as you book your holiday. That way, you can have peace of mind from the very start, and know that should you need to cancel your trip for reasons in your policy, you’ll be covered.

At Alpha Travel Insurance we provide couples discounts on all policies, including UK, European and Worldwide cover. All of our policies also come with protection for over 100 different sports and activities as standard. So, when you choose Alpha, the sky really is the limit (well, sort of, you’ll probably need a policy extension if you do actually want to climb as high as the sky!).

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