14 Dreamiest Valentine’s Day Adventures for Couples
Thrill-seeking pairs are always on the hunt for the next adventure, while still wanting a little romance thrown in there too. Here are some of the dreamiest, intrepid getaways in the world.
Sleep outside in the middle of a safari
Courtesy Abu Camp
If you really want to test your bravery as a couple, try sleeping outdoors surrounded by wild animals. At the Wilderness Safaris Abu Camp in Botswana, guests can spend a night in a Star Bed overlooking the camp’s resident elephant herd. You will be escorted to the large king-size bed perched on a raised platform and literally fall asleep under the stars and to the sound of the elephants snoring. Here are 14 more unusual hotels you’ll want to go out of your way to visit.
Go fishing for piranha in the Amazon River
Courtesy Delfin Amazon Cruises
A Delfin Amazon Cruise is unlike any cruise you’ve ever taken before. During your journey, you will sail through the Peruvian Amazon on the Delfin III vessel, making multiple stops for a rainforest safari. You will get to go kayaking, swim near pink river dolphins, look for sloths, venture into the forest at night, and, yes, go fishing for piranha. After your daily adventure, you will return to the boat to enjoy authentic Amazonian cuisine and floor-to-ceiling windows in your room. For your next adventure, take one of these little-known cruises that leave the Bahamas in the dust.
Complete plane acrobatics in London
Courtesy BFA/Lanesborough Hotel
The Lanesborough hotel in London may be famous for their refined tea service, but they’re now offering an experience that’s more thrills and fewer crumpets. Available April through November, couples can spend the night at the hotel before taking a limo to the Goodwood Estate for lunch. Here you will get a thorough flight briefing before taking off in two Spitfires from the grass runway. The plane will loop and roll over the stunning Sussex coast at 300 mph, all while being recorded by a 360-degree video. Brush up on these etiquette rules about tipping before you go.
Go on an aphrodisiac journey in The Maldives
Courtesy Gili Lankanfushi
As if the Maldives weren’t romance-inducing enough, the eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi created an aphrodisiac culinary adventure. Couples sit by the beach at sunset where they are served Japanese canapés and sakes. As the last flickers of daylight start to fade, you will wander through the jungle-lined paths to the west side of the island, where a spread of French delicacies awaits, including fois gras and macarons with glasses of chilled champagne. Then you munch on cheeses and charcuterie in the property’s underground wine cellar before heading to the treetops for panoramic ocean views accompanied by fresh local fish and booze before ending the night with fruit sorbet and an aphrodisiac-infused cocktail. Get a look at gorgeous beaches with the clearest water in the world.