Travel: Romantic breaks

Tuscany at sunrise
Tuscany at sunrise

Show your partner how much you care by opting for adventure, rugged isolation or a wellbeing escape to put the spark back into your love life


The Misty Isle, the largest in the inner Hebrides, boasts wild seas, mountains and passionate sunsets even in winter. Luxury B&B Canowindra (; 01478 613 640), just outside the island’s capital, Portree, offers packages featuring a couples photo-shoot and half-day romantic ramble.


Recharge your batteries at a romantic wellness retreat such as Adler Thermae ( Set within the Val d’Orcia region, famous for its natural hot springs, unwind together in the thermal waters of the Grotto Salina, available for private reservation.


Baros, named the Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort of 2014 has the added attraction of The Piano, a small wooden deck poised above the lagoon, a short boat ride from the island. Shaped like a grand piano, it’s available for couples who want to be alone and is available exclusively for one couple every evening for private dining under the stars from a dinner menu especially designed for the romantic. Visit Baros up to April 30 and enjoy 10% off, with breakfast for two, plus a 400 US dollar resort credit - redeemable in all outlets, upgrades, excursions and spa treatments (


The Aurora Zone (; 01670 785 012) has just launched a heated Aurora sleigh with transparent windows cocooning you at the sides and above, giving you an amazing view of the night sky at Lake Inari. Bed down in a bubble, a heated see-through enclosure with a double bed, looking directly up at the sky without having to step outside. In February the company launches 10 glass Arctic view igloos. The Muotka Fellside Auroras trip costs from £1,830pp (two sharing) including flights (London), transfers, four nights’ full board (with a night in a bubble), activities, guides and cold-weather clothing.