Extravagant romantics looking for the ultimate Valentine's experience will be heading for the Maldives during February.
This collection of over a thousand tropical islands is already a year-round haven for loved-up couples who want to immerse themselves in themselves. The newest luxury resort Naladhu, which opened in March 2007, is gearing up for the Valentine's period with special packages available throughout most of the month.
The exclusive island consists of just 19 houses, each positioned by the Indian Ocean with a personal House Master always on hand. With promises of pure indulgence and sensual pleasures, guests can have their every whim indulged. A massage, spa treatment, bath ceremony, Valentine bed-turndown, his and hers gifts and gourmet breakfast are all included in the package, valid from 1 February to 20 February 2008. Prices start at US$1,600 per night so it's for true love only. British travellers might want to take advantage of the favourable sterling-dollar exchange rate at the moment.
Naladhu Maldives is part of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group and was named one of the world's “hottest” new resorts by Conde Nast Traveler in the 2007 “Hot List”.
For those with less cash to splash it seems European city breaks are increasingly popular for Valentine's weekend. The growth of budget airlines and cheap flights has encouraged this trend. Online travel agency holidays-direct.co.uk reports a rise in the number of bookings for Valentine city breaks from the old favourites like Paris and Rome to fashionable destinations such as Reykjavik and Barcelona.
Jon Pearce from holidays-direct.co.uk says: "City breaks are growing in popularity every year, and especially around Valentine's Day people want to take a romantic city break together. We can offer many cheap romantic city breaks for our customers, and there are so many great destinations available..."
Written by: Maxine ClarkeSource: holidayextras.co.uk