Stories relating to "Romantic hotels"
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be the same old, same old. Whatever interests you share with your partner, there are day trips and romantic breaks to suit all tastes, all around Britain.
Koh Lanta, a beautiful tropical island in the Andaman Sea off the southern coast of Thailand is calling to you to leave behind the daily grind and head for this remote haven, away from the big hotels, to one of the very best spa resorts in the world.
In the north of South Africa, on the border with Botswana, lies Madikwe Reserve, a patch of Eden. Set in this vast natural landscape, Madikwe Safari Lodge offers magnificent wildlife encounters coupled with five-star luxury and clear eco-conscious values.
Forget the bland and characterless hotels of the 'costa fortune' and take a look at some of these ultra-modern and ultra-chic hotels on the Iberian peninsula. Not simply places to stay en route, they become part of the sight-seeing tour and destinations in themselves.
Life on the Thai island of Phuket is clearly shaped by the warm seductive waters of the Andaman Sea. Here, where the turquoise waves lap at the white edge of Nai Yang beach, set amid the lush green of a plantation, lies the Indigo Pearl, one of the most unique resorts on these tropical shores.
MoroccoThe golden sands and red-walled citadels of Morocco's desert have played host to so may international film crews that the town of Ouarzazate on the kasbah route is affectionately known as 'Ouallywood', in tribute to the number of films shot in the surrounding area.
If autumn's getting you down and you find the thought of the approaching winter daunting, a short break may be just what the doctor ordered. The stunning Aosta Valley in the Italian Alps offers a range of options to help you relax and forget about the rat race.
In the Turks and Caicos Islands lies this beautiful private isle, with a mile-long beach of fine golden sand lapped by turquoise waters. This place, where time seems to stand still, is a haven of tranquillity that draws the rich and famous to relax and indulge themselves with the range of eastern therapies available at the luxurious Asian-style spa.