Every year on February 14, millions of people buy Valentine’s Day cards, red roses and gifts to celebrate the most romantic day of the year, but for those who really want to spoil their sweetheart a romantic getaway is a must.
Booking.com reveals 10 romantic destinations around the world where you can pamper your loved one,
Known as “the city of love,” Paris is a must-visit destination for all lovers looking for a little romance on Valentine’s Day. Must-see attractions to celebrate this special day include the Louvre, the iconic Eiffel Tower, the striking Notre Dame de Paris, and, of course, a boat ride on the Seine is a must.
Bangkok may not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning a couples trip, but Thailand’s energetic and vibrant capital city offers much more than the nightlife it is famous for. In fact, Booking.com travelers have recommended it for sightseeing, ethnic food, and shopping.
With its narrow red-brick streets, charming canals, bicycles and top-notch museums, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is a popular destination for romantic travel. Soak up the atmosphere of this city by taking a stroll through Vondelpark, visit the world-famous flower market and pick out a bouquet of tulips, or take a romantic cruise on Amsterdam’s famous canals. Booking.com travelers recommend the Dutch capital for its fine arts museums, friendly people, and city walks.
Ladera Resort – St. Lucia
There’s no place in the world like the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, with its white beaches, turquoise waters, luxury resorts, breathtaking waterfalls and an extraordinary variety of sea creatures. As the ultimate romantic experience, there is nothing better than dining on the beach at sunset, sinking your feet into the sand. Or take a stroll to Diamond Botanical Gardens, where a spa pool, nature trail and the most spectacular waterfalls in all the Caribbean await. This botanical garden is a true tropical oasis, perfect for exploring on Valentine’s Day.
Prague, Czech Republic
With its picturesque corners and first-class restaurants, Prague is rich in culture, history and … nightlife. The Baroque castle dominates the landscape of a city that looks like something out of a fairy tale, with centuries-old architecture and monuments such as St. Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical Clock and the Old Town Hall. Booking.com customers who have stayed in Prague recommend it for the monuments, history and city walks.
With its favorable climate, lively beach atmosphere and myriad activities and entertainment, Barcelona is perhaps the obvious choice for couples wishing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A must-see, the Parc de la Ciutadella is a green oasis where you can have a nice picnic or a romantic boat trip on the lake. Also recommended is a day trip to Cadaqués, a picturesque fishing village, where you can indulge in a fine al fresco dinner and admire the fishing boats. Visitors to Booking.com recommend Barcelona for sightseeing, food, and city walks.
Hop aboard a gondola, hold on to your better half, and together start enjoying the wonders of enchanting Venice. Secret passages and canals will take you to breathtaking views, and make you realize that nothing is more romantic than a trip to Venice, a true symbol city and a destination often chosen for honeymooners.
London, United Kingdom
London’s unique charm is impossible to describe: from the sumptuousness of Belgravia to the urban marketplace of Camden Town, each neighborhood stands out with its own peculiarities. Travelers will be spoiled for choice on romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day: a sunset stroll in Greenwich Park, a boat trip on Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake, a ride aboard a private London Eye cabin to admire London’s twinkling lights, or a West End theater performance, perhaps in an exclusive, private venue.
Arguably the Maldives is considered the top of the top for an island vacation, and is on the list of places to see at least once in a lifetime–perhaps right on Valentine’s Day! Scattered like pearls in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are home in abundance to tropical marine life, miles of deserted fine-sand beaches, and luxurious villas situated on stilts with direct access to crystal-clear water.