Where to go on Holiday

Where To Go On Holiday As A Couple

Where To Go On Holiday As A Couple

It's no secret that whilst holidays are often designed to be the most relaxing time of the year, the stresses of antisocial wake-up times,  airport queues and disagreements over directions can quickly turn the most meek and mild couple into bickering wrecks… sometimes before they've even left the country!

It's not just family holidays that suffer from bust-ups. Going on holiday as a couple will almost certainly mean that you will be spending an unusually large amount of time in each others back pockets - so visiting a country that offers some downtime activities that both of you can enjoy is essential.

Choosing a destination with good transport routes from the UK is the most effective way to get things off on the right foot. Most major European cities are well connected with UK airports - and the Eurotunnel and Eurostar make travel to France, Belgium and Holland faster and more comfortable than ever before. More far-flung destinations don't have to be grief-ridden however, as our top recommendations prove below.

  • Greece

    Despite its financial troubles, Greece remains a tourism hotspot with plenty to entertain intrepid travellers and chilled out holidaymakers alike.

  • France

    Rich in culture, cuisine, beaches and stunning countryside, our closest neighbour has the whole package.

  • Egypt

    Despite turbulent events in Egypt's recent history, the country remains a major player in the world of tourism.

  • Cyprus

    With its Mediterranean climate and attractive beaches, Cyprus is a great destination for families, sun-worshippers and hedonists alike.

  • Ireland

    There’s more to Ireland than Guinness, but it’s a great start point! Step outside a traditional boozer and you’ll discover beautiful countryside and dynamic cities – it’s no wonder they say the Irish are lucky!

  • Portugal

    Portugal offers a captivating mix of pretty coastal towns, up-and-coming cities and staggeringly beautiful countryside.

  • Spain

    Vibrant cities, pristine beaches, fantastic cuisine and rich culture make Spain a fantastic option for a holiday in the sun.

  • Turkey

    Whether you're looking for a restful coastal break or a bustling city break, Turkey has something to suit all tastes and budgets.

  • United Kingdom

    You could do a lot worse than a staycation, and our little but Great Britannia has plenty to offer! So why not take the time to explore our island and visit those places you've always been meaning to?

    • United States of America

      The diversity of landscape, culture, architecture and entertainment means that there are a million different experiences to be had in the US.

    • Iceland

      So much more than just Björk and a few geysirs, Iceland has masses to offer holidaymakers - and you don't need to be a nature buff to enjoy yourself here.

    • Germany

      Germany makes for a great holiday destination, with pulsating cities, fairytale castles, vast expanses of lush countryside and picturesque towns.

      • Denmark

        Denmark may be small in size but it definitely packs a punch as a holiday destination.

      • Croatia

        Here at Where to Go on Holiday HQ we know it’s wrong to have favourites, but we do, and Croatia is it!

      • Australia

        With its diverse landscape, iconic attractions and bustling cities, Australia captivates even the pickiest of holiday makers.

        • Andorra

          Bordered by Spain and France, this tiny country is a land of dramatic landscapes, world class ski slopes and Catalonian influences.

        • Italy

          Fine weather, stunning coastlines, a mind-blowing cultural legacy and world class food are just a few of the reasons you should consider going to Italy this year.

        • Mexico

          Mexico has long been a favourite holiday destination of many as a result of the enviable weather, pristine beaches, countless archaeological sites and cuisine

          • Monaco

            The world's second smallest country is quite unlike anywhere else on the planet. You don't need money to enjoy yourself here, but it helps.

          • Morocco

            It’s difficult to not be enchanted by Morocco with its vibrancy, culture and cuisine. It's also pretty inexpensive to get there.

          • Netherlands

            The Netherlands is relaxed, resplendent, pretty and peaceful - and makes a great holiday destination.

            • New Zealand

              The awe-inspiring beauty of New Zealand has earned it its place as one of the ultimate outdoor holiday destinations.

            • Switzerland

              If you’re after a slice of the great outdoors then Switzerland could be a holiday destination for you.

            • Fiji

              If you’re after a slice of sun, sea and sand then look no further than Fiji with its alluring blue sea, pristine white sand and guaranteed sunshine.

              • Cuba

                Look beyond the cigars, rum and tropical beaches and you’ll find a vibrant, dynamic and alluring country that will leave you longing to discover every last corner.

              • Brazil

                When most people think of Brazil the first thing that comes to mind is the Amazon Rainforest or the Rio Carnival, but this enormous country has so much more to offer.

              • Belize

                Strikingly beautiful and largely untouched, Belize is a country of fascinating ruins, beautiful beaches and friendly people.

                • Bahamas

                  With over 700 islands and an economy that relies heavily on tourism, The Bahamas boasts an extraordinary and captivating holiday experience which is enjoyed by thousands of UK tourists each year.

                • Latvia

                  Historic villages, sandy beaches and world heritage sites make a holiday in this Latvia a hugely exciting destination.

                • Malaysia

                  Very literally a country of two halves, Malaysia is home to cities, monuments rainforests and beaches.

                  • Maldives

                    Synonymous with luxury, romance and paradise, the Maldives is a series of islands in the Indian Ocean that has been described as the place for a holiday of a lifetime.

                  • Mauritius

                    Mauritius on the Southwest coast of Africa is part of the Mascarene Islands and flanked by the world's third larger coral reef.

                  • Saint Lucia

                    The small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia as idyllic as you’ve been led to believe. Palm fringed beaches, azure waters and a laid back lifestyle await!

                    • Slovakia

                      With prices lower than that of many of its European counterparts, Slovakia offers a truly affordable escape.

                    • Slovenia

                      Slovenia’s probably not the first country that comes to mind for the majority when planning a holiday, but to overlook it would be missing a trick!

                    • Sri Lanka

                      The island of Sri Lanka has been drawing holidaymakers to its shores for years as a consequence of its stunning beaches, Buddhist shrines and rich culture.

                      • Vietnam

                        Awe-inspiring beaches, rich rainforests and a respectful culture are just some of the reasons Vietnam has become a popular holiday destination.

                      • Indonesia

                        Indonesia presents an assault on the senses, with its mix of cultures, vibrancy and contrast of peaceful beaches and lively bars.

                      • Tunisia

                        Not just a beach destination, Tunisia also caters for the more intrepid traveller with colourful bazaars, hammams and the Sahara Desert.