Are you thinking about booking a romantic getaway? It’s a chance to unwind as a couple, to remind yourselves of why you’re together, or to create beautiful memories in beautiful places. Winter-time often provides exactly the backdrop that’s required for such a break – and there are plenty of locations that jump out as being suited to the season. Whether you’re heading away this winter or the next one, and whether you’re going to pack a diamond engagement ring or not, it’s worth assessing your options.
Let’s take a look at a few of the best.
When it comes to picture-perfect Mediterranean backdrops, it’s difficult to beat Santorini. It’s the sort of coastal, white-walled location that looks absolutely glorious during summer – but it’s attractive during winter, too, with thinner crowds and more reasonably-priced accomodation. You should certainly make time to enjoy fresh-caught fish at one of the local taverns.
This little corner of Italy is celebrated for its history and its local produce. If you’re looking to enjoy some classic Italian seafood beside the Adriatic, then this is the place to do it. There’s also a wealth of gorgeous beaches nearby, too. Of course, this is an ancient and deeply historied part of the world, with a wealth of striking architecture and historic landmarks to uncover, too. Baroque cathedrals and museums abound, such that you can spend every day of your travels uncovering Italy’s incredible past.
A safari trip often makes for the holiday of a lifetime. They provide a chance to explore the real, wild side of Africa. Zambia in particular is home to some of the continent’s best trips. The most striking locations in the country are undoubedly the waterfalls, which, understandably enough, tend to be at their most spectacular during wet season. Make the time to visit the astonishing Victoria Falls, while you’re there.
Ever since Peter Jackson chose New Zealand as the backdrop for his Lord of the Rings trilogy, the countryside here has proven immensely popular, especially for those looking for an outdoor holiday. Unblemished glaciers, outdoor lakes, forests and mountain ranges all provide a chance to enjoy the natural world at its most wild and untamed.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Heading back to Europe, there’s the legendary Amalfi coast. This is a relatively short stretch of coastline near to the Gulf of Salerno, which earned its status as a World Heritage Site in 1997. A trip to the coast tends to involve plenty of terraced restaurants and self-guided walking tours. It tends to be at its best in late summer and early spring, when the weather isn’t quite roasting, but still favourable.