While 77% acknowledged that holidays are an ideal way to keep the spark alive in their relationships, 75% believed that holiday time with your loved one results in feelings of rejuvenation, 79% agreed that travelling with someone special is a great way to strengthen bonds.
Whether it’s Valentine’s day, your anniversary, or a spontaneous trip; booking a romantic getaway is always a good idea if you’re looking to reconnect with your partner.
“Many of us are so exhausted by the end of a long work week, that by the time the weekend arrives, we have very little energy left in our tanks. We tend to simply want to chill and catch our breath before Monday comes around again,’’ says Shaun Lamont, Managing Director, First Group Hotels and Resorts.
‘’That’s why it’s so important to intentionally, and regularly, make time for meaningful connections with your significant other. And Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.”
A survey by OnePoll reveals that 79% agreed that travelling with someone special is a great way to strengthen bonds. Picture: Thirdman/Pexels
Here are four great reasons why you should book a getaway this month of love:
1. Allows you to reconnect: Spending time away from your regular surroundings and routine, without any distractions, makes connecting 1-on-1 is so much easier to do.
2. Ignites intimacy: There’s nothing like a getaway in gorgeous surroundings, indulging in shared activities that you both love but seldom have time for, and wining and dining or ordering room service to get you in the mood for romance.
3. Share new experiences and create memories: Creating magical new and lasting memories is what holidays are all about, and when it’s a romantic trip for two, the magic and intimacy shared will linger way after the getaway.
4. Strengthens your relationship: Even if just for a few days, spending alone time together, chatting, laughing and rediscovering the joy of each other’s company, makes for some epic bonding time.
When planning your romantic rendezvous, Lamont shares a few tips to ensure that your getaway will hit the right spot:
Unplug: Leave your laptop at home and stay off your phone and social media, opt instead to be present and give your partner your undivided attention.
Unwind: Choose a destination that is quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city where you can relax and unwind in each other’s company.
Unexpected: Surprise and delight your significant other with a “spur of the moment” romance. If you are staying at a hotel or resort, phone ahead and ask them to put chilled champagne in the room and rose petals on the bed, anything that is considered romantic to your partner.
“Making lasting, magical memories is what gives life meaning, and can revitalise relationships when those memories are made with someone special,” Lamont says.