Love is in the air as we prepare for Valentine’s Day on February 14th. What better way to get in the mood than gazing upon our fabulous selection of romantic photos provided by some of our favourite tour operators and hotel resorts.
1. Santorini by the sea
Katikies Hotel in Santorini (c) Sunvil
Katikies is a cliffside boutique hotel above Santorini's Caldera in Oia, the favoured spot to view the world-famous sunset. It features three infinity pools, a candlelit terraced restaurant, a Champagne and sushi bar, and spa, which offers Mediterranean inspired baths and massages for couples, plus private steam baths.
Love this photo? A 7-night B&B stay at Katikies Hotel with Sunvil costs from £2,864 pp (two sharing), including return flights from London, 23kg luggage pp and transfers.
2. Tenerife without limits
Tenerife (c) Limitless Travel
Limitless Travel provides Wheelchair Accessible, Disabled Friendly holidays and Tours in UK and abroad. This picture was taken on the beautiful island of Tenerife off the Eastern Coast of Africa, well known for its sandy beaches, sunny climate and Spanish culture.
Love this photo? Limitless Travel offers a 7-night half-board stay in Tenerife in a wheelchair accessible hotel with the support of qualified care staff and a knowledgeable Limitless representative while you are on holiday. Prices start at £1229 per adult.
3. Sunrise over the Serengeti
Sunrise over the Serengeti (c) G Adventures
This photo celebrates the beauty of the Serengeti and Masai Mara during a morning hot air balloon safari over the national park.
Love this photo? Book a 14-day safari in Kenya and Tanzania with G Adventures starting from £5499 per person.
4. Sensational Saint Lucia
Cap Maison in Saint Lucia
Set atop a secluded ocean-front bluff, Cap Maison overlooks Pigeon Island National Park and its neighbouring island of Martinique, with a glittering view of the Caribbean Sea in-between. Couples can spend their days on the pretty, secluded sandy beach, taking part in water-based activities like scuba diving and sailing, enjoying a romantic picnic at Pigeon Island National Park, cooking lessons, or taking a boat trip along the beautiful coastline.
Love this photo? The price of a garden view room at Cap Maison starts from £345 per night including breakfast.
5. Sunset in the Seychelles
Sunset from Koko Bar, Six Senses (c) Zil Pasyon
A remote and natural paradise, the Seychelles archipelago is the quintessential luxury romantic getaway destination, and for good reason. This Seychelles Couple Vacation invites you and your partner to soak up barefoot luxury on the shores of two private islands, Desroches and Félicité, from the comfort of your very own villa. Whilst your time can be spent unwinding at your private pool and indulging in couples spa treatments, there are also an array of activities available to ensure your trip is unforgettable.
Love this photo? Ker & Downey Africa offer an 11-day Luxury Seychelles Honeymoon and Couples Vacation on two private islands start from $10,663 per person.
6. Romantic walking holiday along the Camino de Santiago
Way of St James: Camino de Santiago (c) Adobe Stock
On this luxury walking holiday, you and your beloved will spend a week in the most romantic hotels, paradores (high-class Spanish hotels) and delightful guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.
Love this photo? Follow the Camino offers a 7-day "The Camino of Romance" package starting from €1400 per person. Follow the Camino offers flexible bookings and free change of date options.
7. Admire the beauty of Africa
Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park (c) Kagera Safaris
This stunning photo of Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park was taken by Kagera Safaris, an Eco-tourism company offering Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris, big game safaris, birding, hiking, and cultural tours in East Africa.
Love this photo? For a romantic trip, explore the beautiful Queen Elizabeth national park with Kagera Safaris where you will take a boat safari on the Kazinga channel for sightings of the Nile crocodiles, Hippos and other water-dwelling animals. The park also offers game drives, chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge with an underground forest and views of the beautiful crater lakes.
8. Parisian perfection
Paris (c) Trailfinders
Renowned as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris is an ever-popular European city break destination.
Love this photo? A 3-night city break with Trailfinders costs from £649 per person including direct flights, 4* hotel in an Eiffel Tower View room, Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise and private transfers.
9. Romance and relaxation in the Maldives
Coco Spa at Coco Bodu Hithi
Coco Bodu Hithi epitomises barefoot luxury. Situated in the North Malé Atoll, the beautiful villas are surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and crystal clear waters, home to an abundance of marine life.
Love this photo? Travel in November 2021 with Tropical Sky for 7 nights flying from London Heathrow from £2249 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Water Villa on a half board basis (includes a free upgrade from Bed & Breakfast). Standard rates for a water villa are £377 per night or £331 per night for an island villa with pool.
10. Sunny escape in Ios, Greece
Calilo Resort in Ios, Greece
Calilo Resort on the Greek Island of Ios is set in 1,000 acres of protected land and fringed by the spectacular 300 metre-long sandy Papas beach – considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Cyclades. The secluded 5-star coastal resort has created a new picture-perfect chapel for weddings, blessings and the renewal of vows.
Love this photo? A suite at Calilo costs from €300 per night. In 2021 Calilo will be open from May 29th until the end of September. Ios is reached by boat in 45 minutes from Santorini, or in two hours from Mykonos.
11. Love is in the air in Puglia
Trullo in Puglia (c) Puglia Paradise
Puglia is considered one of Italy's most romantic regions, with its postcard-perfect towns and beautiful sunsets. Trulli - traditional Apulian dry stone huts – come straight out of a fairy tale. Some even claim to have seen a fairy or a gnome frolicking between the Trulli cones.
Love this photo? Book a stay in one of Puglia Paradise's private villas complete with trulli, private pools and a personal concierge service. The villas will be available to rent from April 2021. Prices start from €180 per night (minimum 5 nights).