Valentine's Day 2017: Great ideas for romantic breaks

Four perfect places to whisk your Valentine away

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Adler Thermae romantic spa break Tuscany

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're looking to make this year one to remember, a romantic holiday with your partner is the ultimate way to celebrate.

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We've picked some terrific short breaks and unusual getaways in the UK and abroad for you to really impress your loved one while enjoying the most romantic day of the year in a magical location. Whatever your budget or holiday style, you'll love our ideas for a 2017 Valentine's Day break...

Soak up the spa life in Tuscany

Is there anywhere more romantic than Italy for a Valentine's escape? In breathtaking southern Tuscany you and your lover can experience the UNESCO World Heritage views of Val d'Orcia, a plethora of outdoor activities to try together and top-notch spa treatments on a wellness holiday for two at Adler Thermae. The hotel boasts natural thermal waters and a fantastic location for walking, mountain biking and yoga. When it comes to spa bliss, the Rasul Bath, private Salt Grotto and Water Zen experiences are ideal for couples, while the healing thermal pools, sauna, steam and relaxation areas will heighten your level of relaxation. Rates start from €258 per person per night on a half-board basis and include full access to the spa, as well as the indoor and outdoor fitness programme.

Grass hut on tropical beach

Feel the love (and sunshine) in Jamaica

Why just celebrate Valentine's over a weekend? For couples who fancy splashing out on a longer break over Valentine's Day itself, you can head for sun, sea and sand over 14 nights with a five-star winter sun holiday in Jamaica. Average February temperatures on the Caribbean island reach a warm 31C and at the adults-only Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, couples can experience little touches to their romantic holiday, including the powder-soft sandy beach which is exclusively for hotel guests. There is also a spa and couples looking to learn a new skill together can try the diving and water sports available on site. Loveholidays offers two weeks at the hotel from £3,820 per person on an all-inclusive basis, including flights from Gatwick on 9 February.

Northern Lights romantic holiday

Witness the magical Northern Lights in Norway

Follow Harry and Meghan's romantic footsteps by heading to the far north of Norway and sleeping in a glass-roofed Crystal Lavvo, made for stargazing and watching the Northern Lights from your double bed. Dog sleds, snowmobiles, a reindeer sleigh ride or whale watching and the local culture will enhance your romantic adventure as you explore the wonders of Tromsø and the Lyngen Alps. The Aurora Zone's four-night Northern Lights holiday costs from £965 per person for a 13 February departure and includes all activities, cold weather clothing, guides and instructors, full-board accommodation and transfers.



Hole up like two peas in a pod in Berkshire

For a vintage romantic glamping weekend in the UK where you can make the most of Britain's beautiful scenery and spend quality time together in a quirky holiday pod, look no further than Hollington Park Glamping, a luxury camping site set within a peaceful woodland clearing, just 45 minutes from London. Located close to Highclere Castle, couples are treated to Downton Abbey-style bone china with everything you could need provided, including bed linen, cutlery and crockery and barbecue equipment. There is a covered cooking area with gas stove and barbecue outside, along with a part-covered outdoor terrace for al-fresco dining, whatever the weather. You will also find a brick-built fire pit to snuggle up around in the evenings. This affordable break costs from £198 for two nights per couple with Pitchup.com, based on 10 February arrivals.

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