Love Shack: 5 romantic getaways
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse. The perfect excuse to spoil a loved one, the perfect excuse to lay those emotions bare, the perfect excuse to escape the winter doldrums and shack up somewhere romantic. Though we’re all for setting up a special date night at home (let’s be honest, dining out on Valentine’s Day can be draining and hectic at best), what we really want this year is a romantic getaway.
Looking for inspiration? Look no further. Here are our favourite spots for shacking up.
If you really want to heat things up with some sand, sea and sun, we love Patina, a stunning spot in the Fari Islands. The service and attention to detail are so great, the two of you may never want to leave.
Can it even get more romantic than a hotel called Grand Amour? We don’t think so. Celebrate your own big love together in one of the Hotel Grand Amour’s unique, artistic suites. Though we love their vibey restaurant, we’d wager that room service will be the only thing on the menu this Valentine’s.
Ditch the cold and head down to the southern hemisphere for warm days and warmer people. While there are tons of hotels we love in and around Cape Town, we can’t get enough of gorgeous Babylonstoren. You and your lover can luxuriate at the spa or cosy up for a romantic picnic in the garden.
It may not be the most obvious choice when it comes to romantic getaways, but London has everything a couple could want: intimate restaurants, well-lit wine bars, and plenty of dark corners to nip into for a stolen kiss. The sumptuous rooms at the St. James Hotel & Club make the ideal nest for a pair of lovebirds.
Incredible artwork, winding streets, and a never-ending stream of Chianti make Florence a dreamy spot for a loved-up city break. Check-in at Velona’s Jungle, explore the city, and fall in love again.