Valentine’s day comes and goes, and there’s no better gift to a loved one than the gift of time.
A getaway for two to somewhere special gives you just that. The beauty of a romantic getaway is that it’s yours, so no matter whether you’re into wining and dining, exploring the outdoors, or hibernating inside a quaint cottage, your break is what you make it.
But what are the best romantic getaway destinations? We’ve put together five of our favourites, several of which are a bit further off the beaten track than the usual suspects.
Whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary, or just a well-earned rest, let us inspire you to pack your suitcase and indulge in some escapism for a long weekend.
When we think of France for a romantic break, we tend to think of Paris. If you’d rather avoid the crowds and cliché, it’s worth looking a little further afield. Camargue in the Provence region is a unique location, perfect for lovers of wine (of course), nature, and art.
The Mediterranean climate and unique landscape of Camargue create the perfect conditions for wildlife to thrive. The national park is a UNESCO biosphere reserve which is home to flamingos and egrets, among many other wading birds; the famous free-roaming white horses; and the little black Camargue bulls.
The main town of Arles is small but beautiful. The sunlit streets are the same ones that inspired Van Gogh, and you can see his works in some of the many art and history museums.
A trip to France wouldn’t be right without incredible food and incredible wine, and there is no shortage of that in Camargue. There are lakeside cabins serving only the freshest seafood, double- Michelin-starred delights, and hearty home-cooking inspired menus where the wine list is unrivalled and often served by the glass.