This Valentine’s Day, if you’re fortunate enough to away somewhere fabulous, there are plenty of ways to celebrate love with your significant other, and create some lasting, loving memories, without it doing too much damage to you wallet. Top of the list of romantic pursuits for many couples is enjoying the sunset together: whether you’re lazing by a pool, at the edge of the ocean, on a cruise ship or on top of a mountain! Perhaps take a bottle of bubbly and two glasses to make it that little bit extra special. Another way to spoil yourselves is to indulge in a relaxing spa treatment before you head for dinner. To save some dollars, keep an eye out for any specials at your hotel, or look beyond and check out some reputable local spas or massage centres. Many people love to shop on holiday, and if it is Valentine’s Day why not have some fun with it? Shop with your partner holding hands in the old city or head to a flea market and explore local produce, arts and crafts. A picnic somewhere special can also add a touch of romance to a holiday; you can purchase everything you need at a local market or supermarket, pack up a bag and find a wide open space to call your own such as a city park, a riverbank or a beach.
A favourite way to rekindle romance on holiday is to order room service and lock yourselves in your room. Ask for an upgrade when you arrive, or to be sure book yourself the best room you can afford with a view, a comfy bed, cable TV and a bathtub, then slip into a fluffy bathrobe and enjoy. One way to save a bit of money is to lock yourselves in, but self-cater. You should be able to find a local market or supermarket where you can stock up on nibbles and a nice bottle of wine saving on room service costs. If you have to take a vacation closer, one way to enjoy Valentine’s Day with a difference is to experience your own city or home town with fresh eyes. Make a reservation at a romantic hotel or resort, book a table at a hot restaurant, get tickets to a show, and go for cocktails like you did when you were first dating. What can make a trips romantic is doing something new with your partner, even if it is closer to home. Weekend escapes are also regarded as the domain of lovers, so why not book a luxe-for-less romantic trip? A few days away won’t break the bank and will offer you both the time to kick back and relax; pick an old favourite destination, or head somewhere new for you both to discover.