Why Travel is Good for Your Relationship
Love is in the air! That’s right—it’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, coming up on February 14. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your special someone, why not whisk them away on a romantic vacation? Travel is the ideal Valentine’s Day gift because it celebrates and strengthens relationships.
According to one survey, two thirds of couples reported that traveling together improved their partnership, even helping them stay together in the long run. That makes sense when you consider that travel allows partners to bond over living in the moment and experiencing something new together. It also helps them communicate better as they dedicate time to understanding and adjusting to one another in a new environment. In taking people away from their everyday lives, travel allows couples to immerse themselves in romance, chemistry, humor, and joy, rediscovering and reigniting their original connection and friendship.
If you want to surprise your loved one and you need a little inspiration, keep reading for my top five most romantic travel destinations.
St. Lucia, Caribbean
St. Lucia is the hidden gem of the Caribbean, with its beautiful black- and white-sand beaches and romantic adults-only resorts. In St. Lucia, couples balance relaxation with adventure, from lounging on gorgeous sun-drenched beaches, to soaking in sulphur springs, to hiking to rainforest waterfalls. For accommodations, I recommend Jade Mountain resort, overlooking St. Lucia’s twin mountain peaks, the Pitons, and the majestically turquoise Caribbean sea. Each of Jade Mountain’s twenty-nine suites, called sanctuaries, features a private infinity-edge swimming pool, and their Celestial Terrace is perfect for late-night stargazing.
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley in northern California features stunning landscapes of rolling hills covered in vineyards and grand old estates indicative of its exceptional wine production. In the valley, couples leisurely taste crisp whites and bold reds, indulge in gourmet cuisine, take hot air balloon rides, and relax at chic spas. For accommodations, I recommend Solage, an Auberge Resorts Collection and Forbes Five Star premier resort that boasts more than twenty acres of mountains and vineyards on the property and a premier 20,000-square-foot onsite spa. Eco-friendly suites feature generously-sized bathtubs and romantic fireplaces.
The exotic volcanic island of Santorini a little over 100 miles south of mainland Greece offers stunning sunset views and natural Aegean Sea beaches. In Santorini, couples many wine and dine on traditional Mediterranean dishes at a variety of rooftop restaurants and bars offering romantic views of the crystal clear blue waters of the caldera. For accommodations, I recommend the Canaves Oia Sunday Suites, an exclusive property of only eight luxuriously private suites offering stunning panoramic views of the iconic blue and white architecture and natural landscape of Santorini. Each suite features its own heated pool and courtyard that looks plucked straight from a fairy tale.
The sleepy southern town of Savannah, Georgia makes for a romantic getaway due to its Spanish-moss-covered-tree-lined streets, charming historic architecture, and soulful southern cuisine. Couples with limited time, seeking a long weekend stateside, will find themselves drawn in by the enchanted historic district, the tucked-away bistros, and horse-drawn carriage rides. In Savannah, I recommend the Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel boasting five stars and three truly impressive on-site restaurants. The rooftop pool and bar, the expansive art collection, and extra touches like fresh-baked cookies and bicycles will make your dreamy stay in Savannah memorable.
The secluded island of Kauai, part of the Hawaiian archipelago, is also known as “the Garden Isle” for good reason: it’s covered in tropical rainforests, breathtaking canyons, and striking waterfalls. In Kauai, couples may mix romance with outdoor adventure, exploring the natural beauty of the Kalalau Trail and perhaps even partaking in surfing, snorkeling, or scuba diving on the island’s North Shore. For accommodations, I recommend the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, featuring more than 50 acres of lush gardens and classic Hawaiian courtyards as well as a lazy river and saltwater lagoon. Walking along the property’s cliff path, you’re likely to spot sea turtles playing together along the rocky cove.
While it’s often said that “it doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you,” I’d like to suggest that the right person and destination don’t have to be mutually exclusive! And this Valentine’s Day, you can surprise your loved one with the best gift life has to offer: the quality time and memories generated from a truly special vacation.
Get in touch with me today so that we can get started planning! Wishing you all the warm feelings that travel with your special someone can bring.
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