By Julie Bowman
It�s that time again folks! It�s time to pull out all the stops and show the loved one in your life a Valentine�s Day to remember (for all the right reasons!) This year skip the cheap chocolates and half-dead flowers and instead treat your beloved to a trip to one of the most romantic valentine�s destinations on earth;
Paris in France
Paris is known as the �City of Love� for a very good reason! It�s historically romantic charm offers couples a Valentine�s Day to remember. Imagine toasting on top of the Eiffel Tower, viewing priceless works of art at the Louvre, taking in a romantic opera and capping the day off at cosy corner bistro for some fine French wine and delicious food. A bit of planning is necessary to pull off a romantic rendezvous of this calibre. There are numerous amazing things to do and countless romantic hotels to choose from and for something a little different, consider a stay at a city center hotel which has a spa and good room service. You simply cannot go wrong with any number of the classic French bistros that skirt Paris�s tree-lined streets. They provide the perfect setting to sip a glass of wine together. The city lights at night reflecting in your lover�s eyes across from you might just provide enough inspiration to pop the big question (no pressure then!)
Hoi An in Vietnam
Hoi An is probably the most romantic destination in all of Southeast Asia, with quaint streets lined with traditional Vietnamese merchants houses. The enchanting riverside restaurants and unique shops are one of a kind. Ornately decorated with majestic lights and lovely vines, spending quality time at a caf� by the river with the sun setting in the distance is the perfect setting for romance. After dinner, light a couple of candlelit paper boats together and watch them float down the moonlit river. This will provide the perfect special moment for a proposal. Thankfully mopeds are banned from the center of Hoi An so you and your loved one can stroll the streets to the impossibly romantic Japanese Bridge in peace. The bridge is so beautiful that it inspired Monet�s masterpiece, �Garden at Giverny: Japanese Bridge�.
Home to the most enchanting and dramatic landscapes in the world, New Zealand provides the perfect Valentine�s Day setting for adventurous spirits. A seaside cottage in the beautiful port city of Auckland will provide a wonderfully romantic setting. Imagine strolling down the coast hand in hand watching the numerous boats sailing off into the sunset. A sunset cruise for just the two of you would be quite romantic. If that isn�t your cup of tea, a rustic retreat in New Zealand�s famous mountain landscape offers a truly romantic experience. And if your other half is a fan of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings, they�ll be in their element here as the landscapes come to live.
The Taj Mahal at Agra in India
The mighty Taj Mahal is possibly the most romantic building on earth. After all the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it in 1653 as a shrine to his beloved third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Today, this is a classic destination; the Taj Mahal provides a romantic setting like no other. Imagine arriving at dawn to witness the morning sun rise against the Taj Mahal�s stone artifice. After witnessing one of the most amazing sites in the world, escape hand in hand into one of the amazing gardens that offer a perfect proposal opportunity.
New York in USA
Famous for its Time Square New Year�s Eve celebrations, New York City provides lovers with another wonderful Valentine�s Day retreat. Here, you can spend the day taking in world class museums and the night watching a romantic Broadway play. Afterwards, stroll down to Time Square and have a little fun. Cap off the evening at a high-rise suite overlooking the gorgeous lights of the city below. It is sure to be Valentine�s Day to remember. This has to be the ultimate Valentine�s destination for those that love a city break like no other.
Imagine spending Valentine�s Day together walking on the pearl white sands of Negril�s famous beaches with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean glistening in the background. The island of Jamaica truly is a romantic paradise worthy of the special day. The west end of the island is home to two of the most romantic Caribbean destinations, Negril and Montego Bay. There are many lavish all-inclusive resorts to choose from, offering champagne service overlooking the most beautiful waters in the world. A seaside candlelit dinner provides a romantic setting like no other. If a proposal is in mind, there is no better place than this.