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Holidays Are For Everyone: Our Favourite Destinations For Couples

Here at Holiday Hypermarket we believe holidays are for everyone. That’s why we sell all kinds of holidays for all kinds of people. And we’re not on about tall people, short people, or people sporting a beard. We mean beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, lovebirds, and everyone in between. Over the next couple of month we’ll be using our holiday expertise to write a series of blogs to help you choose your perfect hotel or holiday destination, and this is the first blog in the series, focusing on couples. Enjoy!

1. Santorini, Greece.

Why? – Peaceful, fine dining restaurant settings and hotels with romantic views across the spectacular Mediterranean. Santorini is an exclusive secluded island and has so much to see, the island boasts impressive sunsets from Oia’s cliff. It has repeatedly been voted in the top 10 for romantic getaways.

Things to do – Wander the streets of Thira, photograph the iconic churches in Pyrgos and take in the sun set from the village Oia – three ‘must-dos’ when visiting Santorini.

Where To Stay – The El Greco Superior is a 4 star Bed and Breakfast hotel in Thira, with a short airport transfer of just 20 minutes. The views are nothing short of picture perfect here in Santorini. The hotel is part of Thomson’s Platinum range and has 4 swimming pools to choose from and traditional Greek décor set throughout.


Blue dome 2

2. Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Why – Bustling with contemporary hotels, beach front locations and fancy room types. For people who like long-haul, Mexico’s Caribbean coast is the one for you. Ideal for honeymooners, anniversaries or a romantic getaway. Many hotels in the area offer unlimited a la carte dining, including gourmet cuisine.

Things To Do – Mexico is home to some of the world’s best beaches and fantastic diving sites. Soak some of the Mayan culture up and view the magnificent Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, visit an eco-park and check out the world famous CoCo Bongo night club.

Where To Stay – Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites and Spa is exclusive to the Thomson group and boast 11 swimming pools, free Wi-Fi, it is on the beach and 24 hour All Inclusive. There are 8 different room categories to choose from, whether you’re on a special occasion or you annual break this hotel might just be the one. An alternative luxury 5 star resort is the El Dorado Casitas by Karisma. Karisma does not just offer All Inclusive, they offer Gourmet Inclusive. Forget the buffets for now, everything is made to order from a menu and has international branded drinks as standard rather than locally produced. This is an adults only hotel with 13 swimming pools and 1 natural saltwater pool. There are various room type upgrades such as a swim-up rooms with their own infinity pool! If you want to enhance your holiday from the moment you depart, try Premium Club on the Dreamliner aircraft for a more memorable experience.

Beach

3. Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Why – known for its beautiful dive sites, warm weather all year and great value for money All Inclusive hotels.

Things To Do – Sharm can be chilled or exciting as you want it to be. There are the busy resorts of Naama Bay where you can bag a few bargains or relax around your resort. The Red Sea is also famous for its diving sites and star gazing. If you fancy seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Pyramids of Giza are only a one hour flight from Sharm.

Where To Stay – Here you’ll find award winning hotels such as the Sensatori by Thomson or the Iberotel Palace exclusively for couples offering you free Wi-Fi to send your sunbed selfies back home. The Sensatori wins hands down for the best hotel in the Red Sea with 100% rating for the accommodation overall. It is just footsteps away from the Red Sea, and boasts 5 swimming pools, and a rooftop spa. This is an admirable property which holds 5 stars and is an ideal choice for couples looking for a bit of luxury a little closer to home.

Beach and mountains

4. Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy.

Why – Sorrento is perched on a cliff that has amazing sea views with many top class restaurants. It’s a great choice for honeymoons or a romantic break away.

Things To Do – Day trips to Isle of Capri – the picture says it all. Sorrento is the perfect choice for couples who enjoy sipping a cocktail or two whilst dining in top class restaurants. Italy has an excellent reputation for food and wine so this area is perfect for the ‘foodies’ among us.

Where To Stay – A beautiful hotel with stunning views of the Bay of Naples is the Grand Hotel Nastro Azzurro. The holiday has 99% feedback for holiday overall and has won a Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor. This All Inclusive hotel offers various room upgrades from as little as £7pppn for a limited sea view. A sea view is essential in Sorrento.

View from terrace

5. Marrakesh, Morocco.

Why – Bustling streets, souks and high-on-the-thermometer – Marrakesh ticks a lot of boxes. It has become increasingly popular over the last few years with its attractive prices and value for money. Short duration stays are also available, making it a popular choice near Valentine’s Day or even for a mini-moon.

Things To Do – Spend your dirhams at the Souks, roof top bars and restaurants watching the world go by as the sun sets and for the people who like history Koutoubia Mosque is Marrakech’s most famous symbol. Walk hand in hand through the stunning famous Atlas Mountains or spend a night romancing under the stars

Where To Stay – The recently rebranded hotel by Thomson Medina Gardens is the one for couples, it has been refurbished this summer. This stylish 4 star property is very central and is just ten minutes walk to the Medina. They offer private Jacuzzi rooms and All Inclusive at a supplement making it the perfect choice for couples.

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