May 28, 2024

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10 Unique Romantic Getaways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

10 Unique Romantic Getaways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Getaway for Valentine’s Day this February and impress your loved one with a stay at a grand hotel in one of these unique destinations.

Couple holding each other on top of Mount Pellegrino, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Are you looking to escape for a long weekend getaway or a more extended romantic vacation around Valentine’s Day this year? These 10 unique destinations have all the necessities for a romantic rendezvous: Comfortable accommodation, great food, and scenic views.

10/10 Rosario Islands, Colombia

The Caribbean Coast of Colombia is one of South America’s best-kept secrets. Experience the tranquility of the Rosario Islands for a few nights and enjoy water-based activities like swimming, snorkeling, and tubing in the Caribbean Sea. To get to the Rosario Islands, couples will want to book a flight to Cartagena and take a boat from the city’s port.

9/10 Ksamil, Albania

For a more-extended Valentine’s Day vacation, head to the Eastern European country of Albania, where the US dollar stretches further, the food is delicious, and the beaches are stunning. In Ksamil, travelers can experience white sand beaches and ancient ruins all in one place. Although February is the off-season here, daytime temperatures can still reach 14ºC, and the crowds are smaller.

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8/10 Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Have a romantic long weekend getaway for two in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, in Central America. This destination is off the beaten path but is reasonably close to home for American and Canadian couples. The beautiful freshwater lake in the southwestern highlands of Guatemala is overlooked by a massive volcano and is surrounded by quaint Mayan villages.

7/10 Reykjavík, Iceland

Iceland is a short flight from the east coast of Canada and the United States, making it a feasible destination for a short but memorable Valentine’s Day getaway. The maximize time as a couple, book accommodation in the capital city of Reykjavík and plan activities like a day trip to the Blue Lagoon or Sky Lagoon for soaking in hot mineral waters. Adventurous couples may want to rent a car for a couple of days to road trip around the Golden Circle and see iconic sites like Gulfoss and the infamous Geysir. Another fun option for adventure seekers is booking a trail ride on an Icelandic Horse. Since Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of winter, there is also a chance to view the Northern Lights.

6/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Head to the Southern Hemisphere to escape the winter weather and experience summer on Valentine’s Day. In Buenos Aires, couples will love booking a dance lesson where they learn how to perform the Argentine Tango together; what could be more intimate, romantic, and sexy than mastering the art of dance as a couple? Then, explore the incredible food scene in Buenos Aires together; there is lots of Italian influence in addition to traditional Argentinian dishes.

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5/10 Crete, Greece

The Greek Islands scream romance, and in February, the island of Crete still sees plenty of visitors in this season because of its location in the Mediterranean. While temperatures will not be as warm as in summer, the island remains lively, with lots of fun things for couples to see and do while surrounded by the beautiful scenery.

4/10 Lombok, Indonesia

Bali is known for its romantic resorts, and holistic retreats, but even more romantic is the seclusion of nearby Lombok. This island has idyllic beaches and lots of great surf spots. It is also the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the Gili Islands, which are a popular day trip for travelers from Bali as well.

3/10 Sicily, Italy

Beat the tourism boom that is destined for Sicily, Italy, after this season of The White Lotus shone a light on the region. Head there for Valentine’s Day this year as a couple and experience the rich culture, beautiful architecture, and blue waters of the Mediterranean while it’s still tranquil. Surely by June, the influx of travelers from North America will make this the tourist hot spot of the summer.

2/10 Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Travelers who want a cozy getaway rather than a tropical one will make romantic memories by escaping to a cabin or lodge in snowy Western Canada. Surrounded by mountains, epic hiking trails, wildlife, and hot springs, Squamish, BC, is one of the most underrated destinations for couples to visit in Canada. It’s just an hour north of Vancouver but is surrounded by incredible nature, enabling travelers to experience the best of Vancouver and its surrounding natural beauty in a few days or a week.

1/10 Giethoorn, Netherlands

Forget Amsterdam this Valentine’s Day and head to the tiny Dutch town of Giethoorn instead. This beautiful spot is sometimes called the Venice of the Netherlands because of the many canals that act as roadways. The houses are quaint, and it’s a peaceful spot where couples can enjoy each other’s company uninterrupted.