Holiday romances – are they as popular as you think?

Holiday romances have a bit of a bad reputation, don’t they? Everyone dreams of meeting that someone special on their annual beach break, but what happens once the holiday is over? Well according to our latest research, more than a third of Brits have had a holiday romance – with a quarter of those still in the relationship. 

We surveyed 1,000 holidaymakers and also found that almost half of those asked had never had a holiday romance, with more than one in ten saying that they’d like to. 

How do Brits celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Our survey found that more than half of British couples will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year and that if money were no object, a beach holiday is the most popular choice with both men and women. 

Top 5 most wanted Valentine’s gifts for men:

1) Beach holiday
2) Meal out & trip to the cinema
3) Meal at a Michelin starred restaurant 
4) Spa weekend break
5) Romantic meal at home 

Top 5 most wanted Valentine’s gifts for women:

1) Beach holiday
2) Spa weekend break
3) Expensive jewellery
4) Romantic meal at home 
5) Meal at a Michelin starred restaurant

Where are the most romantic beach destinations?


The Greek island of Santorini is one of the most Instagram-able places in the world. With blue skies and clear waters, it’s impossible not to get swept away by this idyllic paradise. Spend some time exploring the quaint streets or relaxing in one of the many infinity pools carved into the hillside boasting some breathtaking views. 

Red Beach in Santorini photo - greek island beaches

Santorini is a great place to enjoy a romantic break


The romantic city of Rome continues to attract couples year after year and it’s not hard to see why. Lose yourself in the many famous sites, such as the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basillica and Vatican City, or sample the local cuisine in your choice of family-run restaurants. 

Could romance be in the air on a trip to Rome?


The Balearic island of Majorca is just a 2.5 hour flight away and boasts great year-round weather and over 200 beautiful beaches. The capital city of Palma is full of history and architecture and offers a mix of lively resorts such as Magaluf and more peaceful resorts such as Alcudia Bay.

A bright beach at a cliffside in Majorca

With over 200 beaches, Majorca is an unforgettable beach destination



Find your very own romantic escape here 

Written on 12th February 2018 by

Joshua Carry-James

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