Our favourite songs follow us in life like great memories. Feelings are sparked when you hear a catchy tune reminding you of a special time, place – or even a person. Holidays follow the same formula. Senses and sounds bringing back fond memories long after you’ve returned home.
Whether it’s your first time away together, you’ve managed to carve out some free time in a hectic schedule, or the kids have gone off to Uni – there’s always an excuse for a holiday for two.
Add in a villa, your stage is set for a romantic break away. There’s no doubt about it, a villa holiday offers the perfect combination of privacy and freedom to do as you please, when you please.
With plenty of villas for two in across our collections, we bring you a few of our favourites. In these destinations one thing is guaranteed, romance is everywhere you look around…
It’s simply not possible to write about romance without including the passionate Italian way of life. Puglia is an expert in love, the perfect playground for indulging your other half.
Visit the hilltop town of Locorotondo – it even sounds romantic, doesn’t it? Rated as one of the most beautiful spots in Italy, wander the ivory stone streets and marvel at the perfection of white-washed houses decorated with flowers. Peaceful and picturesque, it’s the ideal spot for a stroll arm in arm. Be sure to stop at the Church of Madonna della Greca right in the heart of town.
Puglia is known for its red wine, so raise a toast to each other and indulge in a glass or two during a tasting session.
But, if it’s the ultimate romantic experience you’ve been searching for, then head to the Puglia coast and set sail with your own private boat from Polignano.
Where to stay
Trullo Cupido is the perfect retreat for couples, as the name suggests. Located just outside the town of Locorotondo, this restored traditional trulli house is truly meant for two.
Ibiza has waved goodbye to its party image, and is now the island of choice for couples looking to fall in love all over again. Chic and laidback, super-stylish holidaymakers jet to Ibiza for the pick of the beaches, pine-tree forests and fine eateries.
Aside from beach days and romantic dinners, the Cascadas Suspendidas has to be Ibiza’s most romantic offering. A collection of eight different pools interconnected by waterfalls sit high on the Na Xamena clifftops, with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. This outdoor thalassotherapy treatment cannot fail but to relax you and regenerate every single muscle in your body. Each pool is a different depth and heat containing air jets that gently massage you from head to toe as you complete the 45 minute circuit – bliss!
In need of some extra pampering? Book other treatments at the La Posidonia Spa and stay for lunch.
Where to stay
Villa Atzi is a pretty countryside villa close to the village of San Carlos and is the perfect hideaway for two. Explore Ibiza by day and return to this villa that magically mixes traditional and modern styles.
The picture perfect Greek island of Ithaka can only be reached by boat from nearby Kefalonia. Take advantage of this laid back island, leave the busy life, the crowds and the hectic schedule behind you and take a ‘back to basics’ holiday. It’s the perfect location to focus on the two of you.
Greek King of Ithaka King Ulysses was legendary, living on the island with his wife Penelope to enjoy the simple and natural pleasures still on offer today. Swim in the crystal clear Ionian waters, stop for freshly cooked local produce in a tavern, and explore the quaint villages with. No set agenda required.
Where to stay
Villa Piso Aetos sits on the hillside with views over the tiny port and bay or Piso Aetos, Kefalonia captures your eye in this distance. Dipping into the pool you feel as though you’re floating on the horizon. If you can bear to leave the villa, it’s the perfect base from which to explore Ithaka.