Romantic Breaks for Cosy Couples

Published On July 3, 2013 | By Staff Writer | Travel Guides
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Couples holidays, especially honeymoons, normally have big expectations placed upon them. The romance and ambience needs to be working at 100% capacity. Here’s a few brilliant destinations for your chosen romantic holiday. Leave stress and expectations behind, and simply clamber into side-by-side hammocks, comfy seats slung beneath the arbour of a tree.

Luscious St. Lucia

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Try out a Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia. Pass the days on the terrace of a gigantic pool side villa, or emerge from the chrysalis of your seaside hammocks, sleepy and sanguine. There are 59 private villas dotted around the hillside, with plenty of greenery surrounding them, enough to help you forget that there’s others nearby. If you can’t be bothered walking the short way to the beach from there, then simply hail a buggy and get carted like royalty to the beach for freshly caught grilled fish. Then take a dip in the pleasantly warm and sparkling turquoise ocean.

Underwater Love in the Maldives
A new resort in the Maldives called Subsix at Niyama is different from the average oceanic hut style accommodation. The action takes place underwater in this resort. At Niyama there’s an eerily beautiful nightclub set under water, where you can watch rays and reef sharks through the floor-to-ceiling windows, while dancing the night away with your partner. There’s a 24-hour spa for massaging out the frayed ends the following day. And there’s also a beach-side cinema under the stars for more sedate evenings together.

Shangri-la Shimmer

For the ultimate in Parisian luxury and romance, you should look into the Shangri-la hotel in Paris. There’s an astonishingly beautiful and up-close view of the Eiffel Tower from each of their split-level luxury suites. There’s a glamorous mix of gold and soft beige furnishings. When you open up the cathedral-sized curtains and look onto the Eiffel Tower, the view is one to savour forever.

Once you have had your fill of Parisian shopping and jazz bars, mosey into the hotel’s Shang Palace, the only Cantonese restaurant in Europe to gain a Michelin star.

Whether you desire the serenity of the seaside or romance of old Europe, then romance is just around the corner with these perfect getaway destinations.

Image credits: St Lucia by Loimere

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