Top 10 holiday destinations for couples

Travelling as a couple is exciting and a huge amount of fun. Whether you want to explore ancient sights and sprawling cities, party all night or just get away from it all and laze on the beach, there’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored.

Renting accommodation gives you a great way to explore desirable destinations cheaply with plenty of luxury and privacy. You'll find hundreds of great destinations for couples, but here we look at 10 of our favourites, from exotic, far-flung shores to short breaks closer to home.

10. The Lake District

For outdoor-oriented couples, the Lake District is a perfect destination for a cosy cottage holiday. You can spend your days exploring the lakes and fells, sailing, swimming, hiking or just seeing the sights and exploring the local pubs and villages. The beauty of this area will give you all the romance and activity you could possibly want from a U.K. break.

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9. Devon

If budget is an issue, then a cottage break in north Devon is the perfect destination for a couple looking for some fun and relaxation. The north coast of Devon boasts some of the best surf spots and beaches in the country and is an ideal place to go for a short or long beach break. Prices are reasonable, and you can stay in a cost cottage with a warm fire.

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8. Barbados

Barbados is one of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean and offers Caribbean luxury at its finest. You'll find plenty of quiet, secluded beaches to enjoy, an atmosphere and culture like no other place on earth and a laid-back ambience that is exactly what you need for a relaxing escape with your loved one.

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7. Rome

Rome remains one of the most exciting cities in the world and is perfect for a city break for a couple. In Rome, you'll find the beautiful Vatican City to explore, the ancient remains of Roman civilisation, food to die for and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. The nightlife is exciting and diverse, and the city just oozes romance with its fountains, architecture and stunning art and parks.

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6. The Greek Islands

The Greek islands have something for all couples, from fantastic party destinations to islands steeped in ancient ruins and beautiful towns and villages. Wherever you go, you can find beautiful beaches, wonderful food, warm weather and warm waters, making this a great relaxing and romantic escape.

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5. Cape Verde

Breaks for couples to Cape Verde give you sun, subtropical weather and lovely, warm waters lapping gently on sprawling sandy beaches. The islands have a wonderful landscape and a culture that's much less party oriented than the Balearic Islands. Cape Verde gives a couple a real escape from reality and the perfect chance to indulge in pampering and luxury.

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4. Tenerife

Tenerife is both a very popular party destination and a family destination. It’s perfect for couples, as it boasts fantastic sights, secluded beaches and party beaches and towns. Since there’s a little something for everyone here, you can also have a holiday tucked away somewhere quiet. Spend your days sightseeing and enjoying the beaches or spend your nights partying! Tenerife is beautiful and has much to offer.

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3. Ibiza

Ibiza may be the holiday destination of choice for large groups, but it’s also fantastic as a couples holiday destination. You can spend your nights at the clubs and have a secluded, out-of-the-way apartment or villa away from the party when you just want to relax and unwind as a couple. Ibiza’s beaches are incredible, and the atmosphere is energetic.

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2. Florida

Florida is one of the most popular family destinations in the world, and it’s also great for couples. The beaches along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts are breathtaking, while cities such as Miami provide a vibrant and energetic place with awesome nightlife and parties. The Orlando area is home to the theme parks, which are great for more adventurous thrill-seekers.

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1. Paris

No city break in the world is as romantic and exciting for couples as Paris. Whether it's your first visit to the City of Lights or you've been before, you're sure to enjoy this romantic destination with the majestic Eiffel Tower, the beautiful Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame, the lovely Seine, world-famous cuisine and incredible art museums.

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