Fancy ditching the cold winter weather and heading to sunnier shores? Make Mexico your holiday destination of choice. On Mexico’s Caribbean Coast there are endless swathes of sand, famous ancient sights to visit like Chichen Itza, and loads of top snorkelling spots. Over on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, you’ve got stylish, upmarket resorts, adrenalin-fuelled activities like zip-lining in the Sierra Madre Mountains, and loads of jungle scenery to explore. Our adults-only TUI SENSIMAR El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa hotel in Riviera Maya is a top choice for a couples escape. Here, you’ve got everything from in-room hot tubs to four-poster day beds on the beach and even poolside waiter service.
Lapland isn’t just for little ones, you know. This Christmas-centric destination of dreams lines up plenty for grown-ups too, including husky sled rides, romantic restaurants, and Après Ski-style nightlife – not to mention the best scenery you’ve ever clapped eyes on. And, of course, if you do fancy channelling your inner child, you’re welcome to join in the snowball flights with elves, meet and greets with Santa, and reindeer-feeding too. Best of all, when it comes to places to stay, there are cosy log cabins, big contemporary hotels in the heart of the city, and even igloos to choose from. Stay at the ultra-special, glass-roofed Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle and you’ll be able to see the night sky from the comfort of your bed – what could be more romantic than that?
The Big Apple is not only the setting for many a romantic film – Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and Enchanted included – there are so many sights and activities for every kind of traveller. From strolling hand-in-hand through Central Park to taking a sunset boat ride past the Statue of Liberty and seeing a show on Broadway, there’s so much to do. Head there during the festive season and you’ll also be able to see the city decorated in sparkling Christmas lights, the Rockafella Christmas tree (of Home Alone fame) and go ice skating in Central Park. Stay at the Loews Regency Hotel if you want to truly get into the Christmas spirit. Or, pick the Ritz Carlton, Central Park for a five-star escape. It’s right in the centre of Manhattan, putting you close to all those famous sights, and boasts luxurious décor, a spa onsite, and a plush lounge where you can have afternoon tea.
Turquoise lagoons, powder-soft beaches and emerald-green forests – it’s no wonder that tropical paradise Mauritius is a top honeymoon spot. But, of course, you don’t have to be just-hitched to enjoy a holiday there. Our adults-only TUI SENSIMAR Lagoon Mauritius is the perfect hotel for a secluded, couples retreat. Luxurious yet chic, this place is decked out in hammocks, palm trees, rustic-looking restaurants and a manmade lagoon. You can opt for a room with a hot tub on the terrace for that extra special touch, and there’s also an infinity pool, an onsite spa, and à la carte dining options. When you want to get out and about, there are plenty of unique sights and activities including Tamil temples, the Seven Coloured Earths and the giant water lilies at Pamplemousses botanical gardens.
If you prefer active dates over romantic dinners, you’ll want a holiday destination that begs to be explored – they say couples that play together, stay together, after all. Enter Costa Rica, which lines up an adventure playground of jungles, mountains and waterfalls. Take a trip to the Arenal volcano and rainforest for a chance to see over 10,000 species of plant and animal life, including fingernail-sized glass frogs, sleepy sloths and hummingbirds. Or, channel your inner Tarzan with our forest explorer excursion, where you’ll get the chance to clamber through the jungle, take a dip in some hot springs and spend the night in the rainforest. When it comes to hotels, the Hotel Westin Playa Conchal from our A La Carte collection makes a luxurious escape. This hotel boasts monkey-dwelling jungle surroundings, a beachfront location, and eight restaurants for you to choose from.
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Author: Selina Akhtar
With its lagoon-side setting and small, sandy beach, TUI BLUE Lagoon Mauritius is a real tropical hideaway.
The luxurious puts you right next to Central Park and gives you front-row access to the Macy’s Day Parade.
Stay at the unique, glass-roofed Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle, and you’ll be able to see the night sky from the comfort of your bed.
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