As the holiday season approaches, many of us are wondering about which destinations to jet off to this summer. Those of us in couples will be thinking of romantic destinations with attractions to interest each partner. Holidays with your partner are vital to spend some time together away from all the pressures of life and with just the two of you. The destination you finally settle on will depend on the kind of couple you are and your interests together, however to help point you in the right direction we have compiled a list of the top 10 destinations for couples.
Many couples opt for a beach getaway to spend a romantic holiday, and for beaches straight from a postcard Mauritius is second to none. Located within a large coral reef off the coast of Africa, Mauritius has exotic natural beauty and is widely known as 'the island for two'. A favourite for wedding spots and honeymoon destinations, the island is a failsafe spot for a romantic trip.
Bali is one of the world's most beguiling holiday destinations and will give you and your loved one a chance to experience a completely different culture. Visitors should try the classy beach resort of Seminyak.
Australia is a must see once in a lifetime destination for many people and who better to share such unforgettable memories with than the person you love. A lot of sights can be fitted into two weeks if you plan your time well, so combine Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier reef into your brief stay to make the most of your time down under.
Thailand is a great destination for couples, stay out of the busy night clubbing areas and you will discover secluded beaches, amazing culture, and fabulous sunsets. Bangkok is the perfect city for this and it's easy to find great Bangkok hotel deals. For couples who want to chill in stunning spas Thailand has plenty of choice too, favourite areas are off the mainland on islands of Phuket or Koh Samui.
5. Cape Verde islands
The Cape Verde islands are often overlooked for a couple's holiday destination. This is perfect destination for those that are island and beach lovers, want to feel part of the culture and also explore somewhere slightly different off the beaten track.
6. The Gambia
Those on a budget who don't want to miss out on soaking up some sun and culture should check out The Gambia on the west coast of Africa. It's just a six hour flight from the UK and offers delightful hotels, amazing beaches, friendly locals and wildlife excursions.
For couples wanting a city break rather than beach holiday, Italy has host of fabulous locations such as Florence, packed with art and architectural treasures, Venice with its infamous romantic gondolas, and Milan for couples who like to shop as well as soak up sights. Meanwhile the Italian Lakes of Como and Garda can provide a stunning backdrop for your time away.
For an unusual destination take the short flight to Iceland to discover some wonderful natural wonders, including glaciers, hot springs and geysers, volcanic craters, lava flows and spectacular waterfalls.
Jordan is a fantastic destination where you can explore the glorious kingdom, enjoying activities such as floating in the Dead Sea, take a trip to the ancient city of Petra and drive around the Wadi Rum deserts. In August there is an annual Perseids Meteor Shower where travellers can book a desert camp to view the stunning sights.
Cairo is a great city to visit and stay, rich in cultural gems and combining with a Nile Cruise gives you that added bit of luxury. Meanwhile couples who like to party should head to the Sharm el Sheik area for none stop nightlife.