The ultimate couples holidays for every taste have been revealed just in time for Valentine’s Day, from action-packed tours of China to spiritual retreats in Thailand and the Caribbean.
Australian tourism giant Health and Fitness Travel shared the perfect getaways for lovers ahead of February 14th, catering for preferences including fitness, food, beauty and mindfulness.
Luxury-loving couples should head to a lavish spa in the hills of northeastern England to take advantage of indulgent massages and ‘gold leaf’ facials which promise to leave you looking years younger.
Thrill-seekers should challenge their fitness on the shores of St Lucia, or travel to tranquil Costa Rica for a once in a lifetime experience featuring hot springs, volcanic mud baths and volunteering with a local community supporting a coffee plantation.
Health-conscious foodies should indulge in nutritious delicacies at a resort on the Thai island of Koh Samui, while duos looking to reconnect with themselves and each other should book a stay at a remote retreat in central Sri Lanka.
Health and Fitness Travel revealed the perfect getaways for couples ahead of February 14th, catering for every preference from action-packed tours of China to spiritual retreats in Thailand (pictured, Kamalaya Relax and Renew retreat on the Thai island of Koh Samui)
FOR RELAXATION AND LUXURY – GRANTLEY HALL, UK
A luxury spa in the rolling hills of Yorkshire in northeastern England is the perfect place for couples in search of rest, relaxation and renewed connection.
Set amidst immaculately manicured country gardens, Grantley Hall, a five-star hotel and wellness retreat, boasts an incredible seven restaurants serving everything from Asian fusion to sumptuous afternoon tea, so there’s no need to leave the site.
Couples can unwind at the lavish Three Graces spa, where they can choose from treatments including citrus skin peels, full body massages and bespoke facials which enhance radiance and reduce signs of ageing by applying gold leaf extract over skin.
The spa includes an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, outdoor hydrotherapy tub, sauna, steam room and ice bath.
Three nights full board and wellness package at Grantley Hall starts from $3,395 AUD per person.
Five star luxury hotel and spa Grantley Hall, in the rolling hills of Yorkshire in northeastern England, is the perfect place for couples in search of rest, relaxation and renewed connection
FOR HEALTHY FOOD – KAMALAYA RELAX AND RENEW, THAILAND
With a restaurant, café and herbal tea lounge serving a smorgasbord of delicious dishes from morning to night, Kamalaya Relax and Renew is the ideal destination for health-conscious couples in search of good food and even better views.
Nestled in lush forest on the island of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand, award-winning Kamalaya retreat offers over 70 therapies at its on-site holistic spa and cooking classes which explore the full flavours of local cuisine.
Lovers can book in for couples massages, infrared sauna treatments and detoxifying body wraps to ‘get back to nature’ together.
Seven nights full board with a selection of spa treatments and airport transfers starts from $3,885 AUD per person.
Award-winning Kamalaya retreat (pictured) offers over 70 therapies at its on-site holistic spa, including couples massages, infrared sauna treatments and body wraps
Kamalaya boasts a restaurant, café and herbal tea lounge serving a smorgasbord of delicious dishes from morning to night
FOR FITNESS – BODY HOLIDAY FUSION FITNESS, ST. LUCIA
Fitness-mad lovers can add zest to their usual workout routine by jetting off to the sandy shores of the Caribbean for a romantic – but body-focused – break at a renowned wellness camp on sandy shores of St Lucia.
A holiday at Body Holiday Fitness Fusion challenges even the most accomplished gym-goers, with classes of high intensity kettle bells, circuit training, Zumba, hill cycling, hot yoga and a rigorous boot camp on the beach.
After being pushed to the limit, treat the body to a dip in the crystal clear Caribbean waters or keep the pace with activities like scuba diving and water-skiing, which are both available at the resort.
Deep relaxation treatments, beauty therapies and meditation classes are also available on request.
Seven nights all-inclusive with a tailored fitness programme and private transfers starts from $4,600 AUD per person.
A holiday at Body Holiday Fitness Fusion challenges even the most accomplished gym-goers, with classes of kettle bells, hill cycling, hot yoga and a rigorous boot camp on the beach
After being pushed to the limit, relax the body to a dip in the crystal clear Caribbean waters or keep the pace with activities like scuba diving and water-skiing, both available at the resort
Deep relaxation treatments, beauty therapies and meditation classes are also available on request
FOR MINDFULNESS – SANTANI WELLNESS RESORT, SRI LANKA
Couples looking for mindfulness and spiritual awakening should book a break at Santani Wellness Resort in Sri Lanka.
High atop vibrant green hills in the island’s central province, the resort is the perfect place for lovers to reconnect with themselves and each other, through daily meditation sessions and guided walks in the surrounding countryside.
Advanced yoga classes – including expert ‘inverted’ aerial sessions – and indulgent spa treatments are available on-site, as well as a collection of thermal salt pools which promise to rejuvenate body and mind.
Seven nights full board with a tailored ‘anti-stress’ programme and private airport transfers starts from $3,445 per person.
Santani Wellness Resort in central Sri Lanka is the perfect place for lovers to reconnect with themselves and each other, through daily meditation sessions and advanced yoga like this inverted class for experts
The resort boasts a collection of thermal salt pools which promise to rejuvenate body and mind
FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT – COSTA RICA WELLNESS TOUR
For true romantics wanting to create unforgettable memories this Valentine’s Day, venture to the peaceful paradise of Costa Rica.
Health and Fitness Travel’s week-long tour across this breathtakingly beautiful Central American country includes stops at the hot springs of La Fortuna and a relaxing dip in a volcanic mud bath, which claims to take years off your appearance.
Stand-up paddle boarding and aerial yoga classes are included to keep you fighting fit along the journey.
It’s an excellent choice for ethically and environmentally conscious couples, who can take part in a local project supporting 200 farmers at a coffee plantation during the trip.
Seven nights in Costa Rica with breakfast, two lunches, three dinners, a wellness tours and private airport transfers starts from $3,350 per person.
The week-long tour includes stops at the hot springs of La Fortuna (pictured) and a relaxing dip in a volcanic mud bath, which claims to take years off your appearance
Stand-up paddle boarding and aerial yoga classes are included to keep you fighting fit along the journey
FOR ADVENTURE – CHINA ACTIVE TOUR
Thrill-seekers in search of adventure should look no further than a China Active Tour, an action-packed two-week package which takes in breathtaking sites like the Great Wall of China.
Couples will never forget taking a boat ride along the stunning Li River and cycling past the rice paddies of Yangshuo in the country’s northeast, stopping into local villages along the way for a truly authentic immersion into Chinese culture.
A 14-night package with full board and airport transfers costs $3,453 per person.