When booking a vacation for yourselves, it can be the hottest topic of conversation for what feels like weeks. You discuss all kinds of different options; destinations are short-listed, and the reviews are read. However, most people will book the same thing year after year. It seems that all you talk about is the vacation.
It can be one of the most satisfying feelings once it’s all decided and booked. But what happens if you fancy something a little different this year?
Maybe you want to experience an alternative kind of vacation. Or perhaps learn some new skills. The truth is we can all feel stressed at times and feel that need to get away. It could be that as a couple you really need to reconnect, or just have the opportunity to spend some time together outside of your usual routine.
Whatever the reason may be there are many different kinds of destinations to consider. Especially for a couple who are looking to book something a little different for their next vacation. With that in mind, here are some vacation ideas for every couple’s style.
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For the couple who just wants to relax
Perhaps sitting on the beach isn’t filling you with excitement but relaxation is high on your priority list. Then escaping to a spa and well-being retreat would be the perfect way to spend that well-deserved summer break. You could watch the hours pass by while sipping cocktails, or healthy green juices in a hot tub.
You could allow yourself the time to relax in a steam or sauna room. Or book in for a couples massage to rekindle some romance. A spa retreat could be just the ticket to help you re-energise and have you feeling refreshed.
If you do like the idea of a beach then finding a location that is renowned for beautiful beaches might just be the ticket. Think The Maldives or Bali. They are two examples of beautiful beach settings where you can well and truly relax away from it all. Maybe you are happy with a hotel and resort that has excellent facilities. Maybe an on-site spa or secluded beach areas.
For the active couple
Maybe you are a couple who love to be active. Perhaps doing something, playing a sport or just being outdoors. Then why not consider a different vacation style that suits your interests?
You could head over to a national park where you go hiking. Exploring the great outdoors. You can learn more about a destination that would suit you online.
Or maybe you love your sport. Then head over to a resort that offers plenty of sporting options. This could be golf or swimming. Maybe archery or water sports. Try something different and learn some new skills together.
As a couple, you might like the option to do a lot, or have your day filled with different activities. So no matter where you are considering look at the accommodation and what facilities they have.
It could be that you go to a wellness centre where they have lots of sports or exercise classes on offer, or perhaps a location that has a state of the art gym so that you can be active and then enjoy the rest of your day in plush surroundings.
For the romantic couple
Who doesn’t want to use a vacation as an opportunity to rekindle the romance? Does this sound like you and your partner? Then a city break exploring small streets and hidden coffee shops could be perfect. Enjoying mouth-watering eateries and the atmosphere could just be the perfect summer vacation for you.
Many cities offer breathtaking sites. Thought-provoking museums and designer shopping could be the vacation that has it all. Some of the most romantic cities include Paris, Rome and New York.
Romance doesn’t always mean a city escape. It could be that you want your own private villa with your own private beach in a secluded spot on an island somewhere. Romance means different things but the main aim will be all about having that time together to connect and enjoy each other’s company.
A luxurious resort could give you the chance to relax as well as rekindle that romance with intimate dinners and sunset walks.
For the couple who wants time apart
It could be that as a couple you want to be on vacation together but also have the opportunity to have some time for yourself. For example, you could be a couple that spends every day together working in the same business or profession.
So a vacation that covers everything including activities and things you might want to do individually could be the one. Maybe one of you loves the beach but the other loves the hotel pool. Finding a resort on the beach means you get the best of both worlds.
Cruising can also be a great option for this as the ships are so big that you can feel like you are together but also have the chance to do different things on the ship.
For the couple who wants to explore
Who says it’s just students on GAP years who can go off and backpack across Asia or hitchhike across Australia? If you want to utilise your summer holiday and explore new and unchartered lands, then go for it.
Backpacking and doing things on a small budget is fast becoming a new trend for couples. It could potentially be an experience to share with family for years to come. There are so many different places to explore and a two-week escape backpacking could be a great option for you and your partner.
It gives you a chance to try something different and escape your normal life. Even if it is just for a few weeks. A road trip could also be a great option for this as you can plan an itinerary and do different things along the way.
With so many more alternative vacation destinations to suit everyone, it doesn’t just have to be the beach anymore. Which vacation suits your couple’s style?