5 Top Romantic Getaways

Romantic GatewaySo it will soon be my little sister Claire’s first wedding anniversary and she would like to organise something special to mark the occasion. As well as being extremely excited for her, I took this opportunity to help her do some research and find the very perfect romantic getaway to make their anniversary unforgettable.

To cut a long story short, we’ve been focusing on the types of holidays below and would love to hear your thoughts, especially if you have any direct experience you would like to share with the readers of Travel & Trips. A decision hasn’t been made just yet so your feedback would be much appreciated:

Cruises
I’ve got to be honest: when Claire first mentioned a cruise, the first thing that popped into my head were overexcited screaming kids and boring entertainment for old people. However we were both pleased to find out that there are cruise companies out there which seem to specialise in more romantic and interesting types of holidays which include amazing locations ranging from the Galapagos Islands to Mediterranean cruises. It also looks like there’s no chance of getting bored whilst onboard with lots of activities including language and dancing classes, wine tasting and cookery workshops, top bars and restaurants.

Glamping
I just couldn’t believe how many options are available to those looking to spend a quiet and romantic holiday within beautiful natural settings without the hard work of camping.
Not only we found hundreds of amazing locations here in the UK but we also found out that thanks to the marvel of the internet, a glamping holiday in France and Italy (two of my sister’s all-time favourite destinations) can easily be booked from home and well in advance.
Claire is not exactly a massive fan of traditional camping but I think she could really enjoy such a unique experience and I have no doubt my brother in law would love it.
And with so many ‘alternative’ luxury tents, gypsy caravans, log cabins and treehouses to choose from, I’d quite fancy giving it a try myself!

Spa Break
Another option we dotted down is a more traditional spa break in a luxury hotel which would really give Claire and her husband the chance to re-charge the batteries after a few very long, busy and particularly stressful months in their respective jobs. However, I can’t help but think that a spa holiday would be more suitable for a girly break and I’m not 100% convinced my brother in law will enjoy mud baths, massages and facials.

City Breaks
Both Claire and I think that a city break with luxury accommodation would be a great way to have the best of both worlds: lots to see and do during the day and romantic hub to retreat to in the evenings. Paris is out of question as that was where they spent their honeymoon however Barcelona, New York, Florence and Singapore are currently on top of our destination list.

Pure Relaxation
Finally, the last option includes doing nothing but enjoy the sunshine in a location far far away from home and the office. The Caribbean? Thailand? Mexico? Or perhaps something a little different such as Madagascar or Goa?

Well, as you can see there are so many options available when it comes to romantic breaks. Will you help Claire find the perfect holiday?

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