9 international destinations for an exotic Valentine’s vacation

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While your struggle to beat the chill in the air continues, don’t forget that the season of love is on its way. We have an idea! How about surprising your partner this Valentine’s Day with an international trip? Here is a list of a few places to choose from.


Ancient sun-bleached ruins pierce blue skies as the Aegean laps at the endless coastline. And Greek culture is alive with passionate music, inspired cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. Cities like Athens, Santorini and Rhodes are most outstanding for a luxury stay and they are packed with many places of interest to visit.

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Dazzling sands, perfect palm trees and waters so blue they glow – Fiji’s beaches look airbrushed. While stunning stretches abound, it’s on the islands of the Mamanucas and Yasawas that you’ll find heavenly heavyweights. Fiji offers ample opportunities for hikers, birdwatchers, amblers and forest-fanciers, particularly on the islands of Taveuni – known as ‘The Garden Island’ for its ludicrously lush interiors – and Kadavu, a less-travelled slice of prehistoric paradise with almost no roads to speak of.


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Italy is perhaps the most romantic place to propose your partner with all affection and modesty, if that’s what you’re planning. With love hanging around every corner of the country, be it Rome, Milan, Positano or Venice, it is sure to amaze your dear one as you pull out the ring and promise to love each other for life.


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White-sand beaches, secluded coves, coral-coloured sunsets, swish hotels, slick restaurants, hushed spas. With such a dreamlike setting, it’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had Seychelles at the top of their wish lists. Water sport lovers have an edge. Healthy reefs, canyon-like terrain, shallow shelves, exciting shipwrecks, impressive granite outcrops and splendid coral gardens give divers and snorkellers almost instant access to a variety of environments.


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This beguiling nation of over 17,000 islands has massive potential for adventure lovers. It’s hard to beat Indonesia for the sheer range of experiences on offer. Venturing across the country you’ll see a wonderfully dramatic landscape as diverse as anywhere on the planet. Indonesia is a land of so many cultures, people, animals, customs, plants, sights, art and foods that it defies homogenisation.


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Diverse, welcoming and a hell of a lot of fun – everything you never heard about Serbia is true. Best of all, this landlocked country in the heart of the Balkans is still delightfully off the tourist trail. While the feisty Serbian spirit is embodied in Belgrade’s world-class nightlife and Novi Sad’s epic EXIT festival, look beyond these historic metropolises and you’ll discover a crucible of cultures and unsullied outdoors ripe for exploration.


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With highest skylines, most beautiful gardens, delicious feasting places and a blended culture, Singapore becomes the perfect city to pop that question to your special one. Let all nervousness drive away and go with the flow. Give your act the ideal backdrop as you step down and woo your partner with all humility.


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Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. Every resort in Maldives is its own private island, and with over 100 to choose from the only problem is selecting where you want to stay. With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life.


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Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. The Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to tourism in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Environmental protection goes hand in hand with cultural preservation in Bhutan.