Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you still don’t have anything planned? One of the most important days of the year for couples it offers the opportunity to show your love for each other without the need for a reason, something that can often be neglected when daily life gets in the way. Most people are happy enough just spending some time together on Valentines, it doesn’t have to be an expensive day or too extravagant, simple and sweet is often the key. A candlelit meal, a stroll around the local park at dusk, a shopping spree, or just stay at home hanging out together, talking, watching movies, whatever floats your boat.
But if you do want to impress your partner then making this day special and memorable takes a bit of organizing, and even if you’re on a budget there’s still plenty of inspiring and slushy things you can do to show someone how much you love them.
How about this year you ditch the idea of a meal at the same restaurant you go to every Valentine, and book a romantic trip to surprise the one you love? There are lots of wonderful hotspots to help ignite a lover’s passion, Thailand is a paradise of beautiful island destinations offering sun, sea and surf in a tropical oasis and what better way of doing it then by boat?
What better way to woo your sweetheart than a stay in a boutique hotel or beachfront resort? Spend some uninterrupted time together in your luxury suite, step away from social media, only answer the door to room-service, and enjoy each other’s company.
Thailand hotels put a lot of thought into the design of their rooms wanting to create the right atmosphere for romance, as well as providing comfort and style. Ocean-facing balconies are an ideal setting for candlelit dinners under the stars, sink into soft beds and plush pillows, soak in a hot tub big enough for two. Five-star resorts usually offer first-class spas onsite with the option of a couple’s massage, from oil to aromatherapy massages it’s a sensuous experience to enjoy together.
Dreamy Beach Walks
For romantic spots and stunning scenery head to one of the islands in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of the country. Gorgeous golden secluded beaches with the sand between your toes, clear turquoise waters, breathtaking landscapes and amazing marine life. Phuket has a little bit of everything to offer, whether you’re craving culture, an exotic adventure, or simply want to relax on a beautiful beach
Chocolate, Flowers & Champagne
Women love to receive flowers, and there’s nothing more than a traditional bouquet of red roses that say ‘I love you’. Chocolate, flowers, and champagne are a natural combination for a day of sweet love. Chocolate is also said to be an aphrodisiac, inflaming desire and making you more open to romance, so make sure you stock up!
Get your Glad Rags on
Valentine’s Day is special, up there with birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas, so pull out all the stops on 14th February, make an effort and dress up in your best gear. No matter what your plans are, whether you’ve booked a table at a classy rooftop restaurant, on the sands at a beachside resort, or ordered a meal to be served in your bedroom suite, dressing up for the occasion will make it feel extra special.
Of course, you don’t need to use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to whisk your lover away to a tropical island for a week or two of romantic shenanigans, you can show love any day of the year, be impulsive and your relationship is sure to last forever. And, for those who do not have a significant other – take time to spoil yourself…why not?