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Written by Akshaya Devi on January 22, 2020 Share on

5 best places to go for this Valentines’ day — Give the gift of travel to your loved one

I know what you’re thinking. It’s true we don’t need a special day to celebrate love, but what harm in using this excuse to express what we always forget in the 364 days of same old routine? And what better way to do it than by giving the gift of travel?

For all the last-minute planners out there, we’ve put together a list of quick romantic getaways to gift your valentine for Valentine’s day where you can go even if you book NOW!

Where to go for Valentine’s day 2020?

1. Bali – Visa on arrival

Things to do:

  • You like camping but worried it’s not practical? Spend a day glamping under the stars, which is just an upgraded version of camping but with the glamorous provisions of a hotel.
  • Fancy a fairytale setting to propose? Chuck rooftop and beach dining! Arrange a helicopter ride around Bali and surprise your loved one. Or if it sounds overboard, take a walk in the Nasa Dua beach with nothing but the sound of crashing waves to keep company.
  • Engage in a passionate couple yoga retreat in Ubud. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and what better way to reconnect with your partner than a rejuvenating yoga session in a tranquil setting?
  • Take a cooking class with your partner. Learn and make your partner a traditional Balinese dish you made from scratch with authentic spices and condiments bought fresh from the Ubud market. The cooking classes also arrange those market tours where you can grab a peek into the lives of locals in Ubud.

2. Sri Lanka – Visa on arrival till April 2020

Things to do:

  • If you are into food, nature and all things adventure, Sri Lanka is for you!
  • Start by exploring the beautiful coastal town of Galle. Explore the colonial coastal town of Galle on foot, spot Portuguese forts and National museums tainted with an irresistible old-world charm on the outside and a rather dark past on the inside.
  • If you wish to watch wildlife habitat up close sustainably in Sri Lanka, Uda Walawe National Park is the best place to be. This intriguing mix of untrodden landscapes and untamed wildlife is sure to leave you stunned.
  • If both of you are into adventure, you can spice things up by mountain-biking in Mirissa. Or you can put your resilience under test by choosing to trek. Getting up close with nature in Sri Lanka is better than any other day there.

3. Thailand – Visa on arrival till April 2020

Things to do:

  • The land of smiles caters to all types of fantasies—hence the most preferable destination for romantic getaways. Spend your holiday hopping a stunning series of archipelagos.
  • Wake up on a yacht during your sunrise cruise over the Phi Phi waters and wind up your day by camping on the beautiful white-sand beaches.
  • If you are into partying, go to Koh Samui. This place never sleeps! The full-moon music parties just get wilder and wilder as time passes.
  • Head to Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand if you want some time off the busy areas. Inked with greeneries everywhere, this hilly region could change your whole view about Thailand.

4. Maldives – Visa on arrival

Things to do:

  • Those quiet holidays where you almost feel like you’re detached from the rest of the world is what the Maldives is all about. Book a resort which is accessible by seaplane transfer and experience the most serene getaway ever.
  • From surfing over the cyan blue waves to snorkelling underneath the lush coral reefs, there is so much to keep you occupied during the day.
  • Indulge in private spa sessions with a view extending right onto the sea.
  • There are so many surreal settings in the Maldives for the perfect dinner date. Choose what works, from underwater restaurants and beachside arrangements to rooftop candlelight settings.

5. Vietnam – eVisa

Things to do:

  • Visit the postcard-perfect Halong Bay for its towering limestone cliffs and emerald waters catering to an irresistible romantic ambience.
  • Explore Hoi An city for its food and culture. Get around the city by yourself and see the city illuminated night by lanterns and fairy lights at night.
  • Take a bike ride from Hoi An to Nha Trang with breathtaking sceneries and amazing, amazing landscapes to keep company. Make sure you rent out the right motorcycle, get insurance coverage and also wear helmets all the time.


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