Some people gripe that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday. But, for others, Valentine’s Day is a holiday free day for all lovers to go with romance and let their special someone know just how special they are. If cards and chocolate just won’t suffice, and you have the itch to travel, there are destinations around the world where love is in the air and that simply ooze romance.

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year you’re feeling the love, here are some places you should go.

  • Santorini, GREECE

SANTORINI

Santorini is simply jaw-dropping! Dine out with bae in one of the many restaurants overlooking the caldera – talk about views for days! Catch the gorgeous sunset from the Byzantine castle ruins or the Akrotiri lighthouse. Santorini simply oozes so much romance you’ll never want to leave.

  • Atlantis the Palm, DUBAI

DUBAI

Nothing beats Al Fresco dining under the stars, and there’s no better way to say “I love you” than with a Valentine’s dinner on the beach. Treat your significant other to a once in a lifetime evening and make this Valentine’s Day the most memorable ever!

Prior to a fancy Valentines dinner, couples might want to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment. ShuiQi Spa offers signature treatments for couples, which will have you bond with your significant other on a whole new level. Rejuvenate yourself in luxury at the Royal Spa Suite where ShuiQi’s signature treatment offers pure relaxation for couples. Experience a full body massage and drift into a state of total relaxation!

  • Positano, ITALY

ITALTY

Although it would be impossible to find a spot on the Amalfi Coast that isn’t screaming romantic, the village of Positano is simply the best when it comes to playing cupid’s haven. Spend time with bae in this breath-taking seaside town. Lay on the beach as you take in the stunning views of the sunset and blue waters, eat and shop till you drop. What more could you ask for a romantic Valentine vacation?

  • The MALDIVES

MALDIVES

The Maldives – the most romantic archipelago on earth is perfect for a Valentine vacation. Get all the privacy you and your significant other need here – find your own private haven at one of the over water bungalows. Feel like you are in a world of your own as you lay on the private white-sand beaches. Create memories together as you sail the lagoon, go snorkeling, diving, windsurfing and a host of other activities. Don’t forget all that great seafood options.

  • Islamorada, FLORIDA

FLORIDA

Looking for Valentine’s Day getaway featuring luxury resorts, picture perfect sunsets and miles away from the noise and rowdiness? Well, because you and bae deserve it, step into the breath-taking world of Islamorada. Named the Purple Isle and nestled in the Florida Keys, Islamorada would have you at hello. Islamorada is just perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend getaways.

  • Big Sur, CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

Can’t afford to go to Italy right now? Not to worry, you can visit California’s own Italian Riviera – Big Sur. Make the Santa Lucia Mountains and waterfalls your backdrop in that mushy selfie. Want to take your relationship to the next level? The stunning oceanfront of Monterey County has got your back.

Don’t leave without spending time at the Pfeiffer State Beach – one of the world’s rare purple sand beaches, with the turquoise waters, the contrast is simply breathtaking. The pictures you would take though! Memories of a perfect Valentine vacation.

  • Paris, FRANCE

FRANCE

You really didn’t think we would leave Paris out of the list now, did you? One of the most romantic cities for Valentine’s day, with sidewalk cafes just right for getting cozy, the Eiffel tower, shopping sprees, some of the world’s most passionate art and hotels. Who could forget the city of love?