Valentine’s Day 2025: The best romantic getaways for couples

Udo S.

Escape the monotony of everyday life and embark on a romantic adventure this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a new relationship, engaged or married, our selection of destinations for 2025 has something for every type of couple. Experience relaxation, wellness, unforgettable walks, delicious dinners and, of course, lots of love.


1 | Barcelona: Experience spring fever on the beach

Leave the February blues in Germany behind and relax in Barcelona, where spring arrives early. Within just a two-hour flight, couples can soak up the Spanish sun, listen to the soothing sound of the sea and breathe in the fresh scent of pine trees. With temperatures hovering around 15 degrees, this vibrant city offers a variety of attractions. From the bustling market on La Rambla to the architectural marvels of Antoni Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Mila, Barcelona is sure to captivate your senses. Immerse yourself in the cultural scene with a series of art exhibitions and concerts and explore Barcelona’s city beach. One advantage of visiting in February is that there are fewer crowds, resulting in shorter waiting times at popular attractions. As Valentine’s Day is not deeply rooted in Spanish traditions, it is easier to secure a table at a renowned restaurant. Instead, the Spanish version of Valentine’s Day is celebrated in April, known as St. George’s Day (Sant Jordi), when it is customary to exchange roses and books. For a unique experience, visit the Fiesta de Santa Eulalia, a joyous family festival in honor of Barcelona’s patron saint. The highlight of this event is a costume parade with giant puppets.


2 | the capital of love: Paris 

When it comes to romance, there is no destination quite like the French capital of Paris. Some may think a trip to Paris on Valentine’s Day is a clichéd choice, but its charm is truly incomparable. Streets adorned with charming cafés and stores, enchanting Founder’s Day-style facades and notable landmarks such as the Louvre, Champs-Élysées, Montmartre and Montparnasse all contribute to making Valentine’s Day in Paris an unforgettable experience. Many couples enjoy a delicious breakfast of croissants, chouquettes and champagne and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine and across the Ponts des Arts wooden bridge to take a kiss selfie at the famous “Je t’aime” wall. A romantic candlelit dinner in one of the gourmet restaurants, followed by an evening of art, culture or drinks in a charming bar, rounds off the day perfectly.


3 | Maui’s magical wallieder: Hawaii

Travelers from Germany embark on a long journey to the paradise of Hawaii, which takes about 20 hours by plane. But the reward awaits those lovers who brave the rigors of the journey, as Hawaii envelops them in its romantic embrace, especially on Valentine’s Day. Sighting majestic whales in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience that many will remember forever. In Hawaii, couples can go on a whale watching tour and listen to the mesmerizing songs of whales and dolphins on a tandem dive. In February, these magnificent creatures return to the waters around Maui, offering lovers the chance to immerse themselves in the gentle sound of waterfalls and lush flora and experience pleasant temperatures of around 26 degrees. For the perfect touch of romance, couples can also enjoy cocktails or enjoy an evening dinner cruise where boats elegantly sail into the picturesque harbors of Lahaina and Maalaea. Enjoy exquisite cuisine by candlelight, be enchanted by the romantically illuminated harbors on one side and experience a breathtaking Hawaiian sunset on the other.



4 | love trip on the Riviera: Opatija

Opatija is located on the beautiful coast of the Riviera, nestled between the charming fishing villages of Volosko and Lovranan. This small town with around 12,000 inhabitants is located in the northwest of Croatia. Once a popular vacation spot for aristocratic families from Austria and Hungary, Opatija’s magnificent houses and parks still bear witness to its prestigious past. Today, the town welcomes tourists from all walks of life who want to enjoy its historic charm by the sea. Opatija, located on the Istrian peninsula, offers a cozy retreat for couples in love. They can be seen strolling hand in hand along the Lungomare promenade and capturing their love with a selfie in front of the “Seagull Girl”. You can also take leisurely strolls through the imperial gardens and end the day with a romantic concert at the harbor.


5 | one coconut, two straws for Dominican Republic

In February, the coast of the Dominican Republic welcomes the majestic humpback whales and their calves, making it a prime spot for whale watching. The Samaná peninsula has warm waters and is considered one of the most favorable places for this activity. While temperatures drop in Germany, couples in the Dominican Republic stroll hand in hand along the beautiful white sandy beaches and enjoy the pleasant 30-degree weather. They cool off by sipping a coconut and lounging in comfortable beach chairs. Couples can not only enjoy the sun, palm trees and turquoise waters, but also explore attractions such as the enchanting Las Maravillas stalactite cave, embark on a hiking adventure in the mountains of the Cordillera Septentrional or party the night away in Punta Cana’s lively discos and bars.

6 | hot Valentine’s Day in the savannah of Kenya

Escape the biting cold of Europe and enjoy the sweltering African heat. As winter continues in Germany in February, couples looking to get their hearts racing can find solace in Kenya’s enticing travel opportunities, where temperatures can reach 33 degrees. A romantic getaway will undoubtedly include an exciting safari expedition, spotting majestic giraffes, ferocious lions and stately elephants in the untamed wilderness. Immerse yourself in the enchanting culture of the Maasai village before indulging in an intimate sunset dinner, perhaps with views of snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the picturesque Chyulu Hills. At the ethereal “StarBeds” in Loisaba National Park, couples have the privilege of cuddling and enjoying the melodies of nature while marveling at the dome of the sky above and eagerly anticipating their next rendezvous: an idyllic visit to the fragrant rose farms on the shores of Lake Naivasha.


7 | Mexican romance: Oaxaca de Juarez, the hidden gem

At the foot of the lush mountain range in the heart of Mexico lies a fascinating treasure: Oaxaca de Juárez. Delicate guitar melodies, the soft glow of lanterns, the charming, vibrant architecture full of history and art, and the quiet bustle of the cobblestone streets surrounding the revered church all contribute to making this administrative center of the state of Oaxaca a casually elegant haven for romantic duos. While the romantic allure of the colonial city remains largely undiscovered by international tourists, it has captured the hearts of Mexicans. To maintain the tranquil atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Oaxaca scrupulously maintains immaculately clean streets and well-kept homes. As the daylight fades, Oaxaca reveals its magic as the tourists’ day trips come to an end and the locals gradually breathe life into the alleyways and thoroughfares. It is not uncommon to come across concerts, lively markets and fashion exhibitions taking place right next to the exquisite church. After a leisurely evening stroll through the city, numerous couples embark on culinary adventures and plunge into the romantically illuminated bars in the houses.


8 | Jamaica: A tropical paradise full of love, peace and vacation

Reggae embodies the essence of love, peace and happiness like no other musical genre. And there is no better place than Jamaica, your home country, to experience the core values of reggae. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway or just need a mood-boosting trip, Jamaica is the perfect destination all year round, except on Valentine’s Day. So why should lovebirds opt for a trip to Jamaica in February? The answer is simple: the Caribbean island nation celebrates the birth of its greatest icon, Bob Marley, on February 6. Throughout the month, various competitions, concerts and exhibitions are organized in honour of this reggae legend. Lovers can immerse themselves in the cheerful atmosphere, explore idyllic beaches, stroll through the picturesque Blue Mountains or lush rainforests, admire the enchanting blue lagoon, go on adventurous river rafting expeditions or take a refreshing dip in fascinating waterfalls.




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