Seven romantic getaways – from chocolate resorts in St Lucia to rooftop infinity pools in Tenerife | The Sun

THINGS are already spicing up in the Love Island villa, only a few days into the 10th series.

But why leave all the fun to the contestants?

If you’ve already found that special someone that’s 100 per cent your type on paper, then these romantic getaways will be right up your street.

From the sun-soaked white sands of Mauritius to the glitzy skyline of Dubai, here are Travel Republic’s top holidays for anyone who’s ‘coupled up’.


The Caribbean island of St Lucia is about as romantic as it gets — picture peaceful bays overlooking a never ending turquoise ocean and days sipping on rum punch by the pool.

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Better still, nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like chocolate, which is why a stay in the glamorous 4* Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat has it all for loved up holidaymakers.

Close to the former capital of Soufriere, the hotel sits within the tropical Rabot Estate, the oldest continuously operating cocoa farm in St Lucia.

It’s not just choccie on offer here though, you can indulge in traditional grub from one of the hotels alfresco dining spots.

Five nights’ B&B now costs from £1,173pp, including flights from Stansted on September 17. Click here to book.

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Close to the former capital of Soufriere, the hotel sits within the tropical Rabot EstateCredit: Rabot Hotel


Want non-stop sunshine on a budget and without having to travel half way across the world? Then Tenerife is THE place for you. 

You can bag seven nights’ half board in a really plush hotel from just £676pp (including flights) with this Travel Republic offer.

You’ll be well looked after in the 4* Tigotan Lover & Friends. It’s not just the name that’s romantic either, the adults only resort is right on the beach with rooftop infinity pool (next to a cocktail bar) that’s perfect for whiling away the hours.

Every room has a balcony with either pool or sea views or you could splurge on a suite that comes with its own jacuzzi.


This emirate city is certainly popular with the Love Islanders, thanks to its trendy bars,  Instagram-able restaurants and sparkling skyscrapers.

If glamour is what you’re after then a stay at 5* Raffles The Palm won’t disappoint.

It’s bang on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah with one of the best beaches in Dubai and it has a huge luxury spa complete with two traditional hammams.

Each room has 24 hour butler service and there’s even a private cinema on site.

Seven nights’ half- board costs from £1,159pp, including flights from Stansted on September 15. Click here to book.


If you’ve got cash to splash then the 5* You & Me Maldives offers the true bucket list getaway for couples. 

Think sunrise yoga sessions, couples massages and live music performances as the sunsets beyond the horizon.

Of course, in this area of the world snorkelling is a must — and this resort has its own diving centre so you can visit the creme-de-la-creme of coral reefs and spot eagle rays, grey reef sharks, tunas, snappers and a whole load of colourful sea creatures.

Nab seven nights’ full board from £2,722pp, including flights from Heathrow on November 1. Click here to book.


Adventurous couples will love Dalaman on the southwestern coast of Turkey and the 5* Grand Yazici Club Marmaris Palace puts you in a great spot for exploring.

Wander through the traditional Turkish villages, try your hand at quad biking through the sizzling landscapes or wander past the docked boats on the marina which is littered with pretty art galleries.

There’s so much to do for those who don’t want to leave the resort, though.

And with this deal costing just £677pp for seven nights ultra all-inclusive, including flights from Manchester on June 18,  you’ll be laughing.

There’s a spa, Turkish baths, mini golf, tennis courts, canoes, jet skis, beach volleyball, paddle boarding — the list goes on! 


The 5* Paradise Cove along the North coast of Anse La Raie in Mauritius, offers proper escapism for those after a secluded getaway.

It’s set among lush tropical gardens with its own private beach and an infinity pool that overlooks a cool lagoon.

Spending your days sipping mojitos under the shade of a palm tree, but at night time this island retreat really comes alive with live piano performances at the bar.

Seven nights’ all-inclusive premium costs from £2,672pp, including flights from Gatwick on July 5. Click here to book.


The Spanish region of Marbella has it all for loved up youngsters from glitzy bars where the music is always pumping to sandy beaches lined with rows of palm trees.

Check in to the adults-only 4* Amare Marbella Beach Hotel which is so luxurious it even has its own Michelin star restaurant on site, boasting two tasting menus that showcase the best of the local cuisine.

When you’re not partying it up on the rooftop bar that hosts regular DJ nights, head to the cultural Old Town that's packed full of traditional restaurants and boutique shops.

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Seven nights’ B&B costs from £812pp, including flights from Gatwick on October 11. Click here to book.

Prices all correct at the time of publication.

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