Valentine’s Day getaways should be a combination of fun, relaxation, and romance, and nothing fits the bill better than an island getaway. This Valentine’s Day, treat your beloved to a holiday that will inspire passion and touch the heart.
1. St. Lucia, Caribbean
St. Lucia features the most gorgeous scenery in the Caribbean. Two volcanic mountain peaks rise from the centre of the island, and soft white-sand beaches dot the coastline. For a secluded getaway, head to Marigot Bay, one of the most exotic and beautiful coves on the planet. From your villa set into the towering hillside, you will watch the sunset over the sea each night and wake to the sounds of tropical birds. The two of you can rent a small sailboat or snorkelling set to play around in the bay itself of hire one of the larger sailboats or catamarans to take you out for a snorkelling trip off the coast.
2. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Koh Phi Phi is further out of the way than larger Thai islands, such as Phuket, but the extra trip is worth it. Shimmering blue water with craggy rock formations rising out just offshore lends an edge of excitement to this gorgeous tropical paradise island. Romantic Koh Phi Phi holiday accommodations range from luxury resorts to private bungalows on the beach. Get a couples massage from a trained Thai masseuse, then take a walk up one of the island’s mountain trails to gaze down at the half-circle bay below, admiring and sharing the stunning view.
3. Orcas Island, Washington State
Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands in Washington State, provides a perfect place for a Valentine’s Day escape for a couple who enjoys rugged beauty in a natural setting. Enjoy the view from your cliff-side room overlooking Cascade Bay each morning, or take a sunrise sail to see whales and seals frolicking in the morning sun. In the afternoon, you can hike with your loved one to Cascade Falls in Moran State Park or take a ferry to San Juan Island to go wine tasting.
4. Bora Bora, Tahiti
The South Pacific conjures up dreams of romance, and no island epitomizes this area of the world better than Bora Bora. This Tahitian island has a few different resorts, so you can choose the ideal romantic setting for your holiday accommodation. One favourite romantic experience in Bora Bora is to spend the night in an overwater bungalow and wake on Valentine’s Day morning to a private breakfast delivered via outrigger canoe.
5 Santorini, Greece
Santorini transports you into the romance of the 17th century with its white and blue stone architecture that sits on a cliff side overlooking a central lagoon carved by a volcanic eruption. The cliffs and black-sand beaches give Santorini a dramatic appeal that can’t be found on other island holidays. Dine on incredible Mediterranean cuisine for your Valentine’s Day dinner or spend the day touring local wineries and olive groves.
No matter which of these Valentine’s Day island getaways you choose, you are sure to enjoy a holiday that both of you will remember forever. In the end, the gift of fond romantic memories is the best gift you can give to your beloved, this Valentine’s Day or any special day in the future.
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