Words | Carl Winn  General Travel Manager at Travelmaker

Many of you will opt for the local restaurant and a bouquet of flowers. If you’d really like to impress that special person in your life then why not whisk them away for a romantic break.

Most Valentine’s getaways are taken within Europe, often in cities, and for just a few nights. Venice, New York and Paris will always rank as firm favorites and rightly so. You can’t get anymore romantic than a gondola ride in Venice, a dinner for two in the finest Manhattan restaurant or even a proposal under the illuminated midnight sky of the Eiffel tower.

However, there are so many more options that are easily accessible from Jersey and we would urge you to give the destination some serious thought. What would excite your loved one? Is it being wined and dined in the finest restaurant, is it a shisha cafe in Tunis or would they prefer to just sit on a beach and do almost nothing? Lots of great holiday deals tend to be advertised straight after Christmas, in fact some of the cheapest holidays available can be bought encapsulating Valentine’s. Whatever you decide, your Co-operative Travelmaker are more than happy to point you in the right direction, so here’s our alternative guide to romantic destinations:

Brighton
Easily accessible by rail from Gatwick airport and it won’t break the bank. Call us old fashioned, but what can beat cuddling up on the pier eating fish and chips?

A romantic riad in Morocco
Spend your days wandering the medina hand-in-hand, bargaining in souks and sipping mint teas (or something stronger). The Pink City is now well established as a city-break hotspot, and is increasingly packed with luxury hotels.

Lake Garda, Italy
With good connecting flights via the UK, you can really make the most of just a few days away. The resorts of Garda and Desenzano will both provide a special setting for some unforgettable moments.

For more information on any of the above or if you are after some inspiration then please give us a call on 784300, pop into our Don Street branch or email us at travelenq@ci-coop.com. We are also available at our new travel shop on the first floor of Grande Marche St Helier.