Date nights are a great way for couples to reconnect and spend quality time together; however, sometimes taking it a step further is essential to keep things fun and exciting. When time and budget allow, traveling as a couple can be a truly eye-opening and romantic experience. Whether you make it a staycation and explore hidden parts of your own town, or jet off to a remote island with tropical breezes and water as blue as the skies, the two of you can bond in ways you never quite imagined.
If this is your first time planning a couples trip, you may be wondering how you can make your holiday more special than one you would take on your own, or with friends or family. Follow these three tips to create a romantic getaway that your partner won't ever forget.
Add some personal touches
Though the trip is a beautiful gesture to your partner, it is the little, personal things that often mean the most to them. Find ways to make your holiday special and personalized just for the two of you. For example, having a Lovebox by Bouquet Bar waiting on the hotel bed when you arrive with red roses, scented candles, and bath salts, or sweet treats and a personalized note to your love can set the tone. Perhaps, plan a trip to a destination you’ve been to before and visit some of the places you enjoyed, such as a fantastic restaurant that you can now call 'our spot', or incorporate some of your partner’s favorite things to do on the itinerary. The more personal it is, the more special the getaway will feel.
Choose the ideal destination
Though any place you are together as a couple is special, where you choose to vacation can make a world of difference. If your partner hasn’t ever discussed places they’d like to travel to, you might look for destinations that are known for their romance. If you have the budget for it, cities like Paris, Rome or Barcelona, or the Maldives, offer that dreamy romantic atmosphere.
However, if you two aren’t the traditional romantic type, choose a destination based on things you like to do. If you simply want to bask in the sun all day, a nice island would suffice. Whereas, if you’re looking for adventure, you might try a place with lots of nature trails, parks, and other excursions you could venture through.
The right hotel makes all the difference
Where you’ll stay is almost as important as where you’re traveling to. The right hotel can take an otherwise traditional vacation and make it the romantic getaway you’ve been daydreaming about. There are a lot of options when it comes to hotel stays, and what you choose will come depend on your budget and personal preferences.
If money isn’t an object, you can spring for an all-inclusive luxury resort. Most resorts, especially those that cater to couples, have a full offering of activities and add-ons that can make your time there special. From massages and spa treatments to breakfast in bed and romantic candlelit dinners, and other onsite packages that are exclusive to the resort, you can really coordinate a good time for you and your beau.
Planning the perfect getaway, whether it's an elaborate, luxury excursion to relax and get pampered or a low-key bed and breakfast filled with adventure and excitement, doesn’t have to be difficult. As you’re ironing out the details, just remember to keep that very special someone in mind from start to finish. From the destination down to the hotel accommodations and personal touches, the more the trip caters to their needs and desires, the better and more memorable a time the both of you will have.