Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. If you're still scrambling for last minute ideas, why not whisk your lover away on a surprise getaway?
You could take your love to the top of the Empire State Building where they have an annual Valentine’s Day wedding contest. Maybe take a gondola ride down the canals of Venice. Or perhaps jet set to Paris, the famed city of love, the pinnacle of romance.
Or maybe, just maybe take your love somewhere just a little bit different.
Here are 10 less conventional places to travel with your valentine:
1. Alentejo, Portgual - L'AND Vineyard
Escape from the mundane vineyards in Napa Valley and travel to Alentejo instead.The villas are on private grounds and are carefully integrated into the landscape ensuring privacy and tranquillity. Seduce your lover by entrenching yourself in the art of wine making.
2. Madrid, Spain - Silken Puerta America
While Madrid is not as unique as some of the other places on this list, the Silken Puerta America is. The vision of 19 renown architects the stunning 5-star hotel is a glimpse into the future. The Marmo Bar designed by Australian architect Marc Newson is a gorgeous place to lounge during the day but the place comes alive at night with a DJ spinning tracks and sophisticated cocktails to share with your valentine.
3. Quito, Ecuador & The Amazon - Casa Gangotena & Mashpi Lodge
Travel to the center of the world and stay at Casa Gangotena the newly restored mansion in the heart of Quito. A mix of classic architecture and contemporary design the hotel contains 31 rooms, glassed-in patio, and a panoramic third floor terrace. Just beyond the doors lies the eclectic city life of Ecuador.
The Mashpi lodge is truly as they say, where luxury and nature merge. After spending time in the capital of Quito spend some time in the beautiful rainforest which is home to 500 species of birds, a plethora of plants, and gorgeous waterfalls. The itinerary is all planned out for you so there's nothing to stress about and you can enjoy the view.
4. South Tyrol, Italy - The Mirror Houses
A sleek contemporary design set in the gorgeous surroundings of the Tyrolean Dolomites just outside the city of Bolzano. Designed by architect Peter Pichler the mirrored exteriors reflect the beautiful scenery so you can immerse yourself in your surroundings and truly commit to being with your paramour.
5. Gurgaon, India - The Oberoi
The Oberoi in Gurgaon is a stunning hotel spread across nine acres of land. Complete with beautiful pools, state of the art modern architecture, and a 24 hour spa, it's been the World's Leading Luxury Hotel for a reason. Just minutes from Delhi's international and domestic airports the Oberoi is truly an oasis where you can immerse yourself in the luxury of life.
6. Tasmania, Austrailia - Saffire Freycinet
A diamond nestled on the beautiful shores of Tasmania the Saffire Freycinet is like no other luxury hotel. Blended into the natural surroundings the hotel which was designed by Chhada Siembieda has an otherworldly appearance that is sure to enchant your love. With fresh and local food crafted by award-winning chef Hugh Whitehouse you will leave the Saffire with tales the breathtaking beauty Austrailia has to offer.
7. Malilangue Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe - Singita Pamushana Lodge
Retreat into the wild at the Singita Pamushana Lodge. A gorgeous contradiction of untamed landscape and sharp sophisticated design. The interiors are inspired by local Shangaan culture. Discover Zimbabwe by going on one of the community visits or take in the sites by going on a guided safari walk. In a place where harmony reigns the possibilities are endless.
8. Benguerra Island, Mozambique - &Beyond Hotel
On the second largest island of the Barzaruto Archipelago you'll find the &Beyond hotel. Situated in a protected marine conservation area, you'll find pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs just teeming with marine life. Take your valentine on an eye opening dive in the veritable underwater wonderland.
9. Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam - Amanoi
Reconnect spiritially with your love by travelling to the Amanoi on the coast of the Nui Chua National Park overlooking the East Sea and the immaculate Vinh Hy Bay. Relax at the Aman Spa located next to a lotus-filled lake and treat yourselves to body scrubs, wraps, and facials with all natural products.
10. Sala, Sweden - Sala Silvermine Hotel
The Sala Silvermine Hotel is home to one of the world's deepest hotel room, 155 m below surface level. While the room can be a bit chilly at only 2 degrees Celsius, it's the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your loved one in truly unique surroundings.