With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not surprise your loved one with a trip they’ll never forget? Whether you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat together, or somewhere a little more adventurous, you’re sure to find the perfect location.To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up our favourite romantic retreats for you to plan for your next home swap.
Arguably the most romantic place in the world, we couldn’t not include Paris in our top destinations. Whether you enjoy a stroll down the Seine, a cosy meal in a Parisian bistro or a trip up the world famous Eiffel Tower – there are plenty of ways to impress in Paris.
This apartment in Paris (above) has the classic parisian style that any couple would look for on a romantic weekend away
Venice is the perfect back drop for a romantic getaway. The stunning architecture, winding canals and quiet alleys make it an ideal location for a short weekend away. We love this beautiful apartment that would make the perfect swap - it’s exposed beams, stunning views and tasteful décor makes it the perfect retreat after a long day of exploring what Venice has to offer.
This apartment in venice is tucked away in the side streets of venice with incredible city views of San Marco and the Campanile bell tower
With it’s tranquil atmosphere and idyllic landscapes, Bali will make an unforgettable holiday experience. Explore the island the most authentic way by renting a scooter and exploring the rice fields with panoramic views of the lush landscape. Our recommendation is exploring and staying in the area of Ubud, a small town filled with boutqiue stores and great dinner spots.
As a relatively affordable destination to visit (minus the pricey flights) Bali offers a fantastic array of accomodation to suit any couple's needs. From an entire villa to yourself, to a fully catered and staffed complex.
We love this villa in Buleleng with magnificent view and private pool (pictured above)
Nothing comes closer to paradise then the gorgeous beaches of Hawaii. And this beautiful home steps away from the sand is perfect to enjoy everything the Island has to offer. Whether its diving in the gorgeous blue sea or simply enjoying the tropical landscape, Hawaii is sure to be the welcome break you deserve.
This private villa on the north shores of Maui has stunning panoramic ocean and mountain views for you to enjoy
Home to masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, Florence is a world class holiday destination any time of year. With popular attractions like Michaelangelo’s David, works by Leonardo da Vinci and beautiful buildings like Duomo, it’s difficult to know where to start. This romantic apartment is located just a few steps away from Piazza Santissima, and offers the tranquillity you seek after returning from a day of sightseeing (bonus - it even comes with a romantic balcony to enjoy breakfast on in the morning).
This 1 bedroom apartment in Florence is complete with a romantic rooftop balcony for you to relax and enjoy your breakfast
The Cotswolds, England
If a retreat to the English countryside is what you’re looking for, then the Cotswolds are the perfect destination for you. An area of outstanding natural beauty (these are areas in the UK that are protected for their significant natural importance) the area is full of great walking spots, traditional pubs and iconic stone cottages to cosy up in after a long day of exploring. We love this home in the town of Painswick for enjoying all the sites this amazing part of England has to offer.
We love this cosy cottage in the town of Painswick where you are in the heart of The Cotswolds
New York City
New York is always a winner, and makes a wonderful destination for Valentine’s Day. Stroll through central park, dine at fine restaurants, and indulge in some retail therapy. And to make the trip even more memorable, retreat back to this stunning townhouse in the heart of Manhattan. If this massive home wasn't enough, it even comes with a backyard to entertain all your friends in too.
This apartment in New York City is only 3 blocks from central park and even has a garden
The greek islands are considered some of the most sought after destinations for a romantic getaway in Europe, with very few other destinations in the world offering such exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano.
Although Santorini is the 'go to' for romantic getaways in Greece, there are a host of other amazing Greek islands that offer a pretty much the same experience without the crowds. We love this villa in Crete with incredible hilltop and sea views from it's balcony.