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Couples’ Escapes for Romance, Adventure, Culture, and Relaxation, this 2020

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Couples’ Escapes for Romance, Adventure, Culture, and Relaxation, this 2020

When it comes to planning a holiday with your partner, there are so many destinations that come to mind that it can be daunting to plan the perfect holiday. Whether you’d like to enjoy dreamy sunsets on the beach or take in the culture of a vibrant city while sampling epicurean delights or tap into your adventurous side for an exciting adventure holiday, we have compiled a selection of resorts and hotels in different countries to help you plan the ideal holiday based on your preferences as a couple.

Velaa Private Island provides the ultimate, private romantic escape where a couple will feel as if they are on their own deserted island. The unique and one of its kind, Romantic Pool Residence lives up to its name. Accessible only by boat, this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers complete privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or for couples looking for the height of luxury, including a private chef and butler. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects towards the horizon. Dine inside or over the water in a gazebo on its own jetty at sunset or enjoy sundowners on the large daybeds. Equipped with a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence, there’s hardly any reason to leave this sanctuary during your stay.

Mandarin Oriental Paris offers the perfect hideaway in the middle of this vibrant city for the romantics. Couples can treat themselves to a romantic getaway in one of the stunning suites of the hotel, some of which come with a living and dining area, as well as a terrace with a view over the city, depending on your available budget. The Panoramic Suite for example comes with a beautiful terrace and the Mandarin Penthouse Suite offers an ultra-luxurious, split-level, one bed suite with a large terrace offering panoramic city views, gym, dining room and steam room. Guests can roam the city and discover this cultural capital known for romance.

For the couples seeking adventure, Avani+ Koh Samui, an upscale resort situated by Phang Ka Bay of Taling Ngam on Koh Samui’s southwest shore is the perfect hotel to stay at. This secluded beach paradise is designed as a seaside hideaway, ideal for couples. Steps away from an untouched bay, guests can choose from 25 guest rooms, 27 private pool villas, or six beachfront pool villas. Even more privacy can be found within the villas, where modern amenities are surrounded by verdant gardens with a private pool for the ultimate indulgence.

There is a range of activities that couples can be part of, and which can be organised by the hotel. Ocean lovers can climb aboard a traditional long tail boat and sail around the neighbouring islands such as unspoilt Koh Tan and Koh Madsum, with stops for snorkelling and swimming. For the more active couples, jungle trekking to stunning viewpoints, kayaking among the mangroves or biking around the area to explore the neighbourhood is also an option. On Wednesday nights the streets come alive with the markets, where Lamai’s walking street is packed with souvenirs and tasty street eats to be discovered.

Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon, the upmarket and contemporary hotel with striking interiors, is a great choice for epicurean couples who want to enjoy the city while also indulging in delicious food. The hotel is centrally located with convenient access to iconic attractions, shops, cafes. This 119 rooms property is also home to the Olivier Avenida Restaurant, conceived by one of Lisbon’s most celebrated chefs. The Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed in a casual setting for a laid back lunch. Sky Bar by SEEN, located at the rooftop, promises exciting late afternoons and evenings, with lovely and glamorous crowd and atmosphere

For couples who want to reconnect over a short weekend away and closer to UAE, The Merchant House Bahrain would be the ideal location as it offers luxury, exclusivity and culture. Situated within Manama’s old town and the only five-star boutique hotel in Bahrain, the property has 46 luxury suites each of which has an open-plan sitting room, a kitchen and dining area, and a spacious bedroom. Couples can add a unique experience to their trip by enjoying a wonderful classic afternoon tea together, served in The Library amid rows of a thousand books delving into the history and culture of the country. Guests also have access to the world class PureGray Gym and PureGray Spa located on the rooftop, adjacent to the swimming pool. After a satisfying workout at the boutique gym, visitors
can enjoy bespoke holistic treatments and massages at the spa for absolute relaxation and indulgence.

A staycation or short city escape in vibrant Dubai is a great way to reconnect with your loved one. Beachfront luxury property, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai, is the ideal location for couples to book a weekend retreat. The Mandarin Sea Front Suite have uninterrupted sea views, a wrap-around balcony and a dining area for romantic meals. Featuring a large master bedroom, this suite is the largest of its kind in the hotel. Fusing contemporary modern design with luxurious decorative elements, suites offer large bathrooms with a walk-in shower, steam room, deep bath and a large vanity area. With wood floors and a selection of carefully chosen furnishings including a large sofa and a dining table for four, this suite is ideal for guests looking for a more space. Suites guests also enjoy access to the exclusive Club Lounge.

If you are looking at a complete wellness experience, we invite couples to relax and replenish their mind, body and spirit in the beautiful region of Canton de Vaud, The Lake Geneva Region. It presents an array of health centres and wellness spas, encouraging you to take out some time from your daily life and focus on nourishing, rejuvenating and improving yourself from the inside out. This Canton, easily accessible from both Geneva and Zurich, spreads across ten districts presents stunning views and unspoiled nature from alpine peaks to lakeside cities and towns. The Lake Geneva region was considered home by Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel, and Audrey Hepburn.

You can pamper yourself and your loved one at the Givenchy Spa in Le Mont-Pelerin is a true sanctuary of health and beauty focusing on vitality and detox treatments. In the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Willow Stream Spa at Le Mirador Kempinski, Montreaux offers a serene environment to revive your energy with beautifully placed indoor and outdoor pools. You can also plan a truly pampering stay at the world-famous spa Cinq Mondes, in the Canton’s capital, Lausanne. The spa features a spectacular garden with a magical view of Lake Geneva.

With such amazing holiday options for couples to reconnect, you can easily plan to kick start the year with a holiday!