Travel

Gift of future travel

We’re all looking forward to a time – hopefully not too far down the road – when we can travel safely to some dreamy destinations. Here are some hotel packages and beautiful locations to ponder for gifts or to bookmark for future trips
Lead image: Windjammer Landing in St Lucia

The Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago

If you’re looking to sweep your partner off their feet, why not try one of The Magnolia Hotel’s Valentine’s Day vouchers. Book for later this year and enjoy two nights for two in sunny Portugal, along with a romantic surprise and sunset dinner at Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago resort’s stunning lakeside restaurant specialising in local seafood.

Valentine’s Day Gift Vouchers at The Magnolia Hotel start from £350 (https://www.themagnoliahotelqdl.com/special-offers/valentines-day-gift)

Hastings Hotels, Northern Ireland

Treat your special someone with romance gift vouchers available through Hastings Hotels. These special gift vouchers have no expiry date and come displayed in a gorgeous gift box. The five-star Culloden Estate & Spa, which has entertained A-list couples such as Victoria and David Beckham, has new packages available to purchase via vouchers, including:

Just the Two of Us from £575pp including: a two-night stay in a beautiful suite overlooking the lough, romantic breakfast in bed, bottle of champagne upon arrival, candlelight three-course dinner, sensuous ESPA bath oils &  couples spa treatment.

Five Star Romance from £175pp including: a luxurious stay in an Executive Room, romantic breakfast in bed, candlelight three-course dinner & sensuous ESPA bath oils.

For further Valentine’s offers at Hastings Hotels, please visit www.hastingshotels.com/valentinesoffers

Windjammer Landing, St Lucia

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, situated on St Lucia’s north-western coast, has just launched the all-inclusive ‘Ultimate Romance Package’. Offering couples something to look forward to post-lockdown, you can treat your beloved to an island escape and get the romance going with dreams of sandy beaches, sultry nights and private villas with their own relaxing hot tub. This offer includes a seductive rose petal welcome, a bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries turndown, a couples massage, private four-course candlelight beach dinner and a breakfast complete with champagne and flowers.

The Ultimate Romance Package at Windjammer Landing (https://www.windjammer-landing.com/specials/romance) starts at £425 per night staying for 7 nights in total and is available to book until 18th December 2021

Tuscany Now & More

Whether cypress tree-lined countryside, sun-baked hilltop hamlets or lush olive groves and vineyards, Tuscany Now & More can provide the most romantic of backdrops, especially if you’re planning your honeymoon. Properties include L’ Orto di Alice, perched on the edge of the small and unspoilt medieval village of Civitella d’Agliano overlooking the warm Umbrian countryside.
This charming retreat has a number of romantic features, ranging from traditional Etruscan caves to a secluded outdoor hot tub on each of the two terraces which enjoy spectacular views over the mountains, villages and farmhouses of Umbria. To enhance honeymooners’ stay, Tuscany Now can also arrange a romantic candlelit dinner for two, either on the terrace with the Umbrian countryside as a backdrop or an intimate affair behind closed doors.

This two-bedroom property sleeps up to two people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8884) offers L’Orto di Alice from £1,127 per week

MarBella Nido, Corfu 

For couples exhausted from trying to homeschool, work from home and keep the spark alive, MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas is an adults-only hideaway situated on the island of Corfu. The hotel offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere with a blend of Corfiot heritage and stylish comfort. Book now, visit later and prepare to be swept away by the tranquil ambience of the property – romantic experiences include sunset cruises, candlelight dinners and couples spa rituals.

MarBella Nido (www.marbella.gr/marbella-nido/corfu-honeymoon-hotel/, +302661071123) will offer rooms from £135 per night on a B&B basis (based on two people sharing)

Watson Hogg