Jetting off to a remote location where the views (mountain, ocean or city) are priceless and peace and tranquility are assured has to be the ultimate Valentine's Day gift. Especially if you're headed to any of these, the most romantic destinations around the world:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
If you're after a sultry holiday, there's none better than Buenos Aires. The birthplace of the tango, this South American city turns up the romance. Though, if dancing isn't your thing, leave it to the experts as you explore the 19th century glory of Plaza de Mayo and the colourful facades of La Boca.
There's something about Kyoto in the springtime ... maybe it's the delicate blush of fresh cherry blossoms or the intricate traditional architecture of the many historic shrines, temples and palaces. Though the autumn colours are also particularly arresting as well. Regardless of when you visit, it's easy to imagine yourself strolling the streets hand-in-hand on a serene holiday for two.
It wouldn't be a list of the most romantic destinations in the world without the City of Love. Perhaps the quintessential getaway for lovers, Paris dazzles whether it's your first trip or your tenth. From taking in the views from iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur, to sipping wine at a darkened restaurant complete with the reedy trill of bal-musette in the background, Paris has the power to make you fall in love all over again.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Escape to Tahiti with your lover for a castaway experience with all the luxuries of an overwater bungalow. Crystal clear waters, pristine sand beaches and leisurely days doing little more than soaking up the ocean views – it's the stuff romance is made of.
There are plenty of people that will attest to the sunsets over the canals of Bruges being particularly stunning. Throw in a dash of hauntingly beautiful medieval architecture, cobbled lanes and historic almshouses and it's like something straight out of a fairytale.
Big Sur, USA
For laidback lovers that like to go with the flow, there is no better place than the USA's West Coast – particularly Big Sur. Think along the lines of secluded beach coves tucked into sheer verdant cliffs. It's a nature lover's paradise and more than enough to spark the romance.
Positioned off the East Coast of Africa, this 115-island country is all about sun, sand and seclusion. If your significant other wants nothing more than powdery beaches and a cool ocean breeze, this is the spot. It's not known as the honeymooners paradise for nothin'!
Isle of Skye, Scotland
There's something a little bit mysterious about the Isle of Skye, and this is exactly what makes it so romantic. From the mystic, cascading Fairy Pools to the tips of the towering Storr formations, there is no shortage of inspiring landscapes to explore with that special someone in your life.
Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Pink granite peaks, white sandy beaches and abundant native birdlife, the secluded reaches of Freycinet National Park are perfect for a romantic getaway for those that seek rugged beauty at its best. Discover the spoils of Wineglass Bay or simply hole up in the lap of luxury at a 5-star resort – how you spend your time in this incredible Tasmanian destination is completely up to the two of you.
Wellington, New Zealand
Way down on the southern end of the North Island, Wellington's capital city charm will have you and your partner falling head over hills. From botanical garden strolls to cable car journeys culminating in panoramic views of the city, there's plenty to love. Oh, did we mention, neighbouring Martinborough happens to play home to more than 20 vineyards?