Romantic Vacation Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Jungle waterfalls lit by candles, movies on beaches under the stars, and massages beneath active volcanoes

Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28, 2014 – Imagine a jungle waterfall illuminated by the flicker of a hundred candles in Thailand, storm watching by the fire as waves crash into the Canadian coast, orlearning the art of massage under the shadow of an active volcano in Costa Rica. If you’re planning to travel over Valentine’s Day, here are some unique ideas that take romance to another level:

Beach Boutique in Thailand: The Sarojin in Khao Lak, Thailand sits on 10 acres of lush tropical gardens with its own secluded 11-kilometre white sand beach. Luxury guest residences overlook the tropical gardens and an ancient Ficus tree. Nature abounds in a botanical haven wreathed with birdsong and filled with wild fruit, herb gardens and native flora. Unique Romantic Tip: Reserve your private dining at a candle lit jungle waterfall, or one of the other incredible settings the Sarojin has to offer.

Adults Only in Aruba: The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adult-only sanctuary situated on a 14-kilometre stretch of powder white sand in Aruba. Bucuti is nestled on Eagle Beach, far from the maddening crowds and high-rise hotels. With only 104 rooms, suites and penthouse rooms, the resort offers an intimate getaway. Guests enjoy breathtaking views of the crystal-clear blue-green sea, and marvel at the stunning tropical sunsets. Unique Romantic Tip: Check out a romantic movie on the screened on the beach, under the stars.

Storm Season in Canada: Gale force winds, giant swells and lashing waves – a typical winter’s day on Vancouver Island’s rugged West Coast.  Experience the spectacular fury of a winter storm up close from November to March at The Wickininnish Inn. Whether you bundle up and join the seabirds dancing in the wind or watch it all from the comfort of your fireplace-warmed suite, storm watching is an awe-inspiring experience - full rain gear is provided. Unique Romantic Tip: If you visit the Ancient Cedars Spa, opt for the double treatment room called the “cedar Sanctuary” which offers unobstructed ocean views.

Romance and a Volcano in Costa Rica: Nayara in Costa Rica is the ideal place for couples seeking privacy, natural splendor, fantasy, and adventure. On a secluded hillside encircled by emerald forest, the resort overlooks the majestic Arenal Volcano. In all of their luxurious accommodations couples can refresh in an outdoor rain shower, embrace the sweet nothingness of swaying in a hammock, or celebrate the Arenal Volcano’s stunning beauty in complete privacy from your own terrace Jacuzzi. Unique Romantic Tip: Learn to massage your partner – one of the couple’s instructional experiences at their Cliff Top Spa.

Mediterranean Style in the Californian Desert: Lush pathways guide guests through lavish herb gardens and fragrant citrus groves, while bougainvillea-covered villas with grand archways lead you to charming guestroom retreats. Each of Miramonte's 215 villas and suites available at this Palm Springs, California resort can only be described as luxurious, stylish and gracefully appointed. Magnificent views of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains from your Venetian style terrace or patio, serve as an inspiring backdrop to the resort grounds. Unique Romantic Tip: Enjoy the privacy of poolside cabanas at their signature pool, or escape to “piedmont pool”, which is adults-only.

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Holidays for Humanity connects travellers with vacation options that appeal to their self, as well as their soul. By working with partners that promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices they offer a range of travel options including eco resorts and hotels, health and wellness, volunteering abroad, cultural and culinary and expeditions and tours.

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