This Valentine’s weekend celebrate wanderlust with these quick escapes you can get to in under six hours
Looking for a romantic interlude? Here’s a shortlist of 10 destinations that are less than six hours away.
No man or woman is an island, but if they want to be a castaway on one, Seychelles is all that and more. Just like all the travel brochures promise, the tropical archipelago is crystal-clear waters, blazing sunsets, powder-white sands and granite mountains. It’s also the epitome of newly wedded bliss – the Clooneys and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honeymooned here.
On the main island of Mahé, the Banyan Tree Seychelles’ independent villas are cocooned by palm fronds but open up to panoramic views of the sea. Seychelles is full of things to see and do – the botanical gardens, turtle hatchlings at Anse Intendance (February is hatching season)… but the resort’s three-day Sense of Romance package will entice you to stay in and bond with your partner over meals at in-house restaurants, Swedish massages and yoga classes.
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