If you and your loved one need a weekend away, you’re in luck. Dump the kids at their grandparents, pack a bag, withdraw your holiday savings, get Staysure to do your travel insurance, and head for any one of these beloved destinations for a weekend you won’t soon forget.
For the cosy couple
There are two ways you can do the snow-covered holiday: with or without snow sports. If you are a lover of skiing, or you’re desperate to give it a go, the obvious option is to head for the Swiss Alps. Get the adrenaline pumping by grabbing a snowboard, a set of skis, or a snowmobile, and with a class or two you’ll be spraying tourists with snow. When you’ve had your fill, you can then head to your log cabin accommodation for a cosy night by the fire. Some mulled wine or a hot chocolate, and a book by your side to complete the moment.
If you’d rather relax while you’re on holiday, you can take a quick 3-hour flight to Iceland to take advantage of the country’s famous hot springs. Enjoy the view of the snow-capped mountains from a pool that is naturally heated from the volcanic activity under the water. The Earth’s natural spa will have you nice and chill for a night of stargazing from one of the country’s famous igloos. You can fall asleep in a fully furnished igloo that is embedded in the ground, keeping your privacy while under a transparent dome that allows you full view of the northern lights.
For the romantic couple
When you think romance, you think Lake District, and while there are lake districts dotted all over the world, it doesn’t get more lake-filled than Venice. Architecturally beautiful buildings weave and grow around the various canals through the city, so that if you choose your hotel right, you might spot a gondola floating past.
Plus, there is everything else that makes a trip to Italy worth it. The little cafes with the best cup of coffee you’ve ever tasted, the superior food on every street corner, and the lively entertaining locals.
For the hot couple
If you and your other half are looking to simply feel the sand between your toes, there is obviously a lot of options to consider. You could take in the vibrancy of a city like Barcelona from your beach towel, or feel the peace of the Portuguese coast, or, for our top pick, unleash your inner Abba member and head to Santorini, Greece.
The beautiful island off the coast stands out from all the rest for its distinctly white buildings and their famous rooftops as blue as the sea beneath them. Wandering the winding streets will give you a surprise around every corner as you head towards the silver sands on the coast. You can swim in infinity pools overlooking the sea or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters off the coast.
For the cultured couple
And of course, we’ve saved the best for last. The world’s most romantic city was obviously going to make an appearance, and it is a must for any culture-vultures out there. Not only do you have a number of world-famous landmarks to see, such as the Eiffel Tower the Arc de Triopmhe, but the street-level culture is also something amazing to behold.
Wind through cobblestone streets to see why renaissance artists fell in love with the city, then head to the Louvre to see for yourself their work. All the greats can be seen there, such as Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People and even da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa.