Our Valentine's inspired top picks for a romantic getaway around the world

by Kinnon

It’s time to pack your Oxley Overnight Bag... to celebrate Valentine's Day we're sharing our top picks for romantic getaway destinations around the world.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Italy is always a good idea and Venice has made it to the top of our list. Jump in your private teak motorboat and make the five minute journey from St Mark’s Square to Giudecca Island. With its private launch, you will be met by the ever elegant yet grand, Belmond Hotel Cipriani. It’s a world away from the hustle of the labyrinth that is Venice and you can enjoy a romantic bellini or two as you look out to St Mark’s Square across the water way. The hotel combines vintage glamour, a touch of modern design and an ever present Venetian mood.

Henrietta London, United Kingdom

A London hotel on the list, you say? Whilst most London hotels might feel more suited for hanging your dinner jacket in, we’ve discovered Henrietta London. The jewel in the crown of these converted townhouses is the Grand Henrietta Suite. It even has a a balcony for two that peers over the Convent Garden cityscape dotted with Mary Poppins chimneys. Relax in the claw footed bath and clink your champagne in the sitting room. Dorothée Mellichzon has left her quirky maximalist mark on the moody decor with deep blues, marble and bronze fittings; a nod to Italy’s finest. And if you car to leave your cosy surrounds they’ve got the food sorted with menu created by the famed chef, Ollie Dabbous.

Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Perched safely above the South African savannah, the Lion Sands Game Reserve has a selection of tree houses all boasting pure luxury amenities that will have you floating on a beautiful canopy under the stars. Wake up in the wild, enjoy an early morning game drive to some of Africa’s best spotting locations, escape the heat with a dip in the pool and treat yourself to a private alfresco bath as the sunset and wildlife emerge for the evening.

The Other Side, Bahamas

Fire up the private speedboat and make your way from Harbour Island to this quiet little paradise. This is luxury glamping at its absolute finest. Each free standing tent boasting white canopies, hardwood floorboard, luxe furniture (not a fold up chair in sight), a king size bed and sweeping views of your own private beach on a secluded Island. They even have a pool that seems to float on the pristine ocean. Kick back and enjoy one of the most luxurious camping vacations you’ll ever experience. You’ll sure be impressed with this palm tree encrusted paradise.