Okay, you're seeking a loved-up tropical escape with postcard-perfect islands, a laid-back atmosphere and plenty to see and do. And you're trying to avoid a long-haul flight. Sound familiar?
Australia is blessed with one of the world's most spectacular island destinations and, lucky for you, getting here won't take up a whole day of your itinerary. Of course we're talking about Queensland's famous Whitsundays. Looking to do more than just snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef (though, you should definitely do that too)? Don't miss these romantic experiences to be swept up by Australia's fabulous Whitsundays.
When you think of Japan, you'd be forgiven for not envisioning tropical islands with turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and reefs teeming with colourful marine life. But off the coast of its mainland, that's exactly what you'll find.
Thirty-five thousand feet up in the air, the journey from Australia to Samoa is exquisite; a bird’s-eye view of hundreds of tiny atolls scattered across the turquoise ocean, ringed by haloes of coral reef and white surf. Bigger, lusher islands pass beneath, thickly forested along spiny ridges and long-dead volcano cones, that are now shimmering lakes where lava was once bubbling up from the earth’s core.
You're dreaming of a tropical getaway with lavish accommodation, sumptuous spa visits, days spent at the beach… and no crowds. Impossible? In Southeast Asia's magnificent Philippines, you'll find just that. Leave behind your stresses and set your sights to these romantic resorts for a blissed-out escape.
Picture the scene – you're enjoying gentle sea breezes and a refreshing sundowner on an exotic beach before night falls and you're ushered to a table set just for two. Looking to impress someone special? Cap off your next loved-up getaway with one of these sumptuous toes-in-the-sand dining experiences…
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