Going on holiday for the first time together is a big step! You want it to be romantic, exciting – and hopefully lots of fun! We’ve picked out some of the best destinations for your first holiday together – places that we think ooze romance, but where you can also enjoy the things you both love most. Whether you want to party or chill, soak up some culture or get your adrenaline pumping, we’ve got something to ensure your first holiday together is truly memorable!
Best place for beach bums
If you both love the sunshine and want to spend your days chilling and working on your tans, then how about Corralejo? This charming seaside town in Fuerteventura is a whitewashed delight, with plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from, plus some of the most spectacular beaches on the island! As well as the town’s main beach, you can take your pick of one of the ‘Grandes Playas’ (‘Big Beaches’) – endless swathes of golden sand that stretch for miles. They are backed by the famous Corralejo Dunes, much of which are now a protected nature reserve. Some sections are completely wild and unspoilt, while others have more services such as sun beds and parasols for rent.
Best place to party
The biggest party hot spots in the Mediterranean include Ibiza, Mykonos and Ayia Napa, but, on your first holiday together, you will probably prefer somewhere a bit less hectic – and perhaps a touch more glamour! So, how about Hvar? This stunning Croatian island has an enchanting little capital, Hvar Town, which is tucked around a picture-postcard harbour. There are scores of bars and clubs, which attract some of the biggest DJs in Europe during the summer months. Plus, there are some fantastic beach parties that you won’t want to miss!
Best place for adventure
Crete, the largest and most diverse of the Greek Islands, is a fantastic place for an adventure holiday! First of all, you’ll find every possible water sport available – sailing, sea-kayaking, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, stand-up paddleboards, flyboards, scuba diving, and snorkelling, to name but a few. On land, you can enjoy some superb hikes over mountains and through gorges, plus canyoning, biking, horse-riding, sea-kayaking, , paragliding, and bungee-jumping. Chania, the most beautiful city on the island, is a great base, with easy access to many of the main hubs for adventure sports.
Best place for culture
Europe has a dazzling array of culture-rich cities, from Florence, where the Renaissance first flowered, to Athens, the cradle of Western civilisation. But why not try somewhere different for your first holiday together? Warsaw is one of the most fascinating cities in Eastern Europe – and, as an extra bonus, it’s also one of the cheapest holiday spots in Europe. It’s got everything from a picturesque Old Town, painstakingly rebuilt after the Second World War, to dreamy neoclassical villas and palaces set in romantic gardens. You can also explore the city’s Soviet history in offbeat museums like the Neon Museum. And, as the icing on the cake, Warsaw also boasts some of the best nightlife anywhere!
Best place for foodies
There are many enticing destinations around the world that are perfect for foodie couples! One of our favourites is Sicily: from street food in Palermo to the world’s best gelato in Cefalù, this Mediterranean island has a fantastic array of delicious dishes, atmospheric markets and stunning fresh produce to try! Why not consider a self-catering holiday, so that you can browse the amazing markets in the morning, and choose ingredients to prepare a romantic feast in the evenings? If you prefer to eat out, you’ll find everything from traditional family-run eateries serving whatever is in season to chic restaurants offering sublime, contemporary creations!