Five holiday ideas to help you and your partner reconnect

Not feeling the love with your partner lately? Need to reconnect, and remember why you fell for each other in the first place? Here are five holiday ideas to inspire you.

Over the years, it’s easy to let the stresses, irritations and daily drudgery of life gradually erode your relationship. And from the early days when you couldn’t bear to be apart from each other, you find you rarely spend any quality time together. Or, if you do, just get on each other’s nerves.

It’s especially hard when you have a young family, and any down time or holidays are less of a break, and more about joint management of children.

But all isn’t lost yet! However disconnected you may feel from your partner, there are plenty of ways you can rediscover the spark again. And one suggestion is booking a break together (without children).

To help get you excited, here are five holiday ideas that can help you and your partner reconnect, and fall in love with each other all over again. (Once you’ve found someone to look after the kids…)

1) Relax on a Pilates retreat

Nothing shouts winding down more than an activity that heralds relaxation as its main benefit. Not only are you escaping any stresses you may have from back home, but you are both participating in something you enjoy doing together, giving you the perfect opportunity to have some quality one-on-one time.

By going on a Pilates retreat, you and your partner can slow down the pace, indulge in your spiritual sides and feel connected in mind, body and soul.

It’s also good for more than just serenity; Pilates has been proven to help improve stiff muscles, problems with your posture and help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, making it a great choice for couples of any age.

2) Visit natural hot springs

A long hot soak in a natural hot spring is ideal for getting you and your partner feeling relaxed and pampered. Not only are natural hot springs spectacular to look at, but they also contain a number of beneficial minerals like sodium, calcium and magnesium. This helps with not only soothing aching muscles but they also help leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

You don’t have to go far for a luxury dip with plenty of the world’s best hot springs situated in Europe. Iceland is a firm favourite, renowned for its turquoise springs, but you can also visit hot springs in areas such as Hungary, where you can bathe with water lilies in the world’s largest active medicinal lake.

3) Hide away in a cabin

A nature break where you both surround yourselves with nothing but trees is perfect for getting away from modern life and spending some quality time alone. Make this a unique experience to remember by staying in a one-of-a-kind cabin or cottage.

Whether you want to stay in the UK or travel further afield in Europe, this is a perfect idea for spending a couple of days with your other half. Bring some board games, a couple of books and your best walking shoes to really make the most of your hideaway. You’ll feel miles away from the city as you listen to birdsong and watch the sunset around a cosy campfire.

4) Book a wine tasting experience

Chatting over a glass of Pinot at some of the world’s best vineyards is a great way to relax and spend some quality time with your partner. Nestled against a picturesque landscape, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the world’s finest wines and learn how they are produced, from grape to bottle.

Sitting with a calm and natural backdrop is perfect for setting the romantic atmosphere. Some vineyards will also have a restaurant on site for you to both dine in, and some will even have their own rooms to stay in to turn the experience into a romantic getaway.

5) See the Northern Lights

If you both like to lay on a blanket and stargaze in warm, summer nights, you can take this to the next level with a romantic trip to see the northern lights. Watch the spectacular colours light up the sky as you relax in each other’s arms, exploring the magnificent view.

It has been said that the best times to visit for a greater opportunity of witnessing the northern lights in Iceland is between September to mid-April, making it the perfect trip to organise for the end of the year. If you organise it now, you will both have something to look forward to, knowing you have a relaxing getaway guaranteed.

Photo by Kym Ellis