Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to take some time out for you and your partner. Whether just for a weekend or a long week, here are three ideal destinations for a relaxing getaway.
A weekend at Bagni San Filippo in Tuscany, Italy
The Romans were the first to capitalize on the thermal town of Bagni san Filippo, whose bubbling waters now attract tourists from around the world. Hotels and guest houses nestle within olive groves and vineyards, making the most of the region's natural resources.
Stay at the luxurious Podere San Giorgio, right in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, only a few miles from the hot springs and the ideal haven for a couple. During the day, the breathtaking springs – usually over 100°F – are open to the public. A weekend is just enough to enjoy all the charm and culinary delights of this perfect Italian getaway destination.Podere San Giorgio53040 RadicofaniItaly
A few days in Grindavik, Iceland
Iceland is one of the most popular thermal destinations in the world, with more than 800 hot springs. Spectacular geysers shoot into the air, punctuating the picturesque surroundings with turquoise vapor. It's the perfect place to put down your suitcases for a stunning weekend away.
Unpack at the Northern Light Inn, whose panoramic view over the lava fields covered in moss makes it one of the most peaceful locations in the region. The blue lagoon, famous for its relaxing properties, is less than a mile away, and there are frequent free shuttle buses every day. For dinner, try the fresh salmon or local lamb – both house specialties.Northern Light InnGrindavíkurbaut 1240 GrindavíkIceland
A week in Patagonia, Chile
Adventurers or simply those who enjoy visiting remote destinations, Patagonia was made for you! It is the only place where you can admire bubbling water bursting from volcano-heated springs. As magnificent as it is calming, the Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa offers an exceptional setting. While it is possible to go canyoning or to hire a kayak, the main tourist attractions - the thermal baths – are visible from the hotel's terrace, just a few meters away. Forget the stresses of your daily life between massages and a visit to the fjords. Patagonia is a real jewel.Puyuhuapi Lodge & SpaBahia DoritaChile