Here’s our pick of the most romantic places to stay for Valentine’s Day you’re sure to love  


Safari For two  

Great British Life: Out of Africa: the ultimate romantic trip for twoOut of Africa: the ultimate romantic trip for two (Image: supplied)

You’re guaranteed to go wild for this unforgettable safari at  Lepogo Lodges' Noka Camp in South Africa. As well as spotting the ‘Big Five’ you can choose from a range of thrilling activities incluidng game-drives and water safaris.  

Set within Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, Lepogo Lodges is one of Africa’s few entirely not-for-profit high-end safari lodges.  

Each villa offers a unique outdoor ‘sky bed’ placed on the glass floor balcony over the ravine, providing guests with the ideal opportunity for star-gazing under the incredible African night skies.  

Nightly rates from R16,500 (£769) per person on an all-inclusive basis, excluding flights. 


Valentine’s Castaway 

What could be more romantic than a stay on an exclusive private island resort on the southernmost tip of the Raa Atoll in the Maldives? Perfect for a honeymoon or for a couple’s getaway, Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort offers rejuvenating wellness treatments, relaxing days by the pool or ocean and intimate dining experiences. This luxury package includes a stay in a beautifully appointed villa or residence of the guests choice, a bottle of champagne, three course dinner at The Lighthouse, a 60-minute couples’ treatment at the overwater AVI Spa, and includes the Club InterContinental benefits. 

Island Romance packages start from $1,105 (£908) per person, excluding flights, but including villa or residence of your choice, VIP airport lounge access, a bottle of champagne on arrival, three-course dinner for two, a 60-minute couples' treatment at AVI Spa, Valentine's cake and daily breakfast, afternoon tea, evening aperitif and Pool side non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments daily. 


Sail And Hike 

Great British Life: Combine sailing and hiking with Sail CroatiaCombine sailing and hiking with Sail Croatia (Image: supplied)

Combine the romance of sailing with the excitement of hiking while exploring the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in Croatia. 

Sail Croatia, a luxury small ship operator, combines both on its new Dubrovnik Return Hike Cruise around the stunning Croatian coast. 

With a maximum of 36 on board, you can relax at sea and then enjoy pasta-making in Žrnovo in Korcula, see The Walls of Ston, the largest wall in Europe and follow an old donkey trail up Mt Srd, which opens out at the top of the mountain overlooking the rusty roofs of Dubrovnik Old Town.  

Great British Life:

It doesn’t start until September so why not book for next Valentine’s or celebrate early? A 7-night Dubrovnik Hike Cruise departs September 30, calling at Ŝipan, Ston, Kućište, Korcula, Lastovo, Mljet, Dubrovnik, starts from £1,049pp (based on twin share) and includes accommodation, experienced Hike Guide, Tour Manager, buffet breakfast daily, three-course lunch daily, Nature Park entrance and Wi-Fi. 


Date Night  

Great British Life: Celebrate Valentine's sipping Champagne at Malmaison, BrightonCelebrate Valentine's sipping Champagne at Malmaison, Brighton (Image: supplied)

Whisk your loved one off for a romantic seaside break with Date Night at Malmaison Brighton. Pop open a bottle of Champagne in your room before heading for a delicious three-course dinner at the hotel. You can have fun – and walk off the calories – exploring the city afterwards or make the most of being away from home a deux in your toom. There’s even a cooked breakfast included in the package to enjoy before checking out the next day.   

Date Night at Malmaison Brighton includes an overnight stay, champagne, dinner and breakfast for two starts from £167