How To: Nail a Romantic Holiday

Whether it’s a last-minute Valentine’s getaway or a honeymoon you’re planning, when romance is the order of the day it pays to prepare accordingly. Here, Wedding Travel’s Anita Gatley has all the essential tips.


Whether it’s a last-minute Valentine’s getaway or a honeymoon you’re planning, when romance is the order of the day it pays to prepare accordingly. Here, Wedding Travel’s Anita Gatley has all the essential tips.

Aim for out of the ordinary

Take a risk and book a room you wouldn’t ordinarily book. Perhaps an overwater bungalow or a suite. Similarly, consider indulging in extras to make it memorable: upgrade to a helicopter transfer, or book a cruise around a destination you’ve always wanted to go.

Soothe your soul

Romance is about relaxing and rejuvenating. If you’ve never tried a couples’ massage, what better time to try one? Or maybe a yoga class. The whole purpose of being on a romantic holiday is to do things together, so try doing some new activities that neither of you have done – thus, you’ll be creating new memories.

Pre-empt the worst case scenario

Booking through a Wedding Travel Specialist is the easiest way to do this, so if something does go wrong, you have a point of contact who can help put it right. Too often I hear of people who have checked out TripAdvisor and booked a property that looks perfect, only to get there and find out that the romantic room is only fan-cooled and it’s a sweltering heat. Not conducive to a romantic escape at all! Your online booking engine isn’t going to solve your problem – but if you have the number of your travel agent, they can organise a solution straightaway.

Eliminate stress

Talk to a Wedding Travel Specialist for personalised tips. They have often visited some of the most romantic resorts, stayed in beautiful rooms and have sampled the best wining and dining experiences so can give you expert and genuine recommendations. If you arrive at a resort that is full of kids, your romantic holiday it is less likely to be stress-free – leave it to the experts to recommend something suitable.

Don’t be limited by budget

There are plenty of ways to save money on a trip, so even if your budget is small there’s no reason you can’t have a dreamy holiday. Consider staying for a shorter time, choosing a different destination or combining resorts or room types. Talk to a Wedding Travel Specialist, who might be able to come up with suggestions you hadn’t thought of before.

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