Romantic Getaways for your Valentine
It’s come to that time of year again, the time to completely spoil your other half! Whether you’re in the UK, Greece or further afield such as South Africa, we have the most romantic locations for your loved one.
Blakes, London is a much-loved hotel; the very name conjures up a whole era of modern indulgence. Each room at Anouska Hempel’s South Kensington boutique hotel has a unique style but all draw inspiration from far-flung lands from Russia, India to Turkey. The beautiful interiors perfectly demonstrate Ms Hempel’s flawless aesthetic, of course with a plentiful dose of decadent romance.
Royal Malewane, South Africa
This boutique safari lodge in the Kruger National Park has its own private waterhole where giraffes come to drink. The Royal Malewane hotel consists of impeccably finished rooms all expressing a colonial style, with mahogany four-posters, open fireplaces (lit for you nightly), limestone bathrooms with freestanding tubs, and huge windows with views that mean you’re on 24-hour safari. What can be more romantic than that?!
Turtle Inn Hotel, Belize
Get away from it all and visit beautiful Belize. The brightly coloured hammocks slung between slanted palm trees, Balinese-style beach huts, and the sun-sparkled waters of the Caribbean are at the heart of Turtle Inn hotel in Belize. One of Francis Ford Coppola’s trio of Central American resorts, this is a rustic retreat with glamour.
Bill and Coo, Greece
This beachside boutique hotel in Mykonos town combines unparalleled sea-view tranquillity with a contemporary design. Bill & Coo is the designer destination of choice for jet-set romantics. Its poolside lounge bar is a picture of pure elegance, just made for mojitos and midnight seduction.
Aman Canal Grande Venice, Italy
Aman Canal Grande Venice is best known for hosting George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding, but high-society soirées have been held at the former Palazzo Papadopoli since the 16th century. Its original frescoes – by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – and Rococo and Neo-Renaissance decor have been restored to their former opulence. A hidden jetty entrance and private garden shield guests from prying paparazzi lenses!