Seven Ways To Say I Love You
February is the month of romance, and we’re here to help you make it unforgettable. Here are seven ways to express your feelings, each paired with a unique romantic getaway. Whether you’re a blushing wallflower or a resident casanova, you’ll find an adventure to capture your heart.
by Daniel Hayden
The Hopeless Romantic
“Senza di te non sono niente.” – Without you I am nothing
Italy is one of those rare destinations where you can find romance at every corner. Where beautiful landscapes and blue horizons inspire the most heartfelt emotions. Wear your heart on your sleeve and whisk someone away to Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea on the Sicilian coast. Take to the water in a traditional boat, and raise a toast to forever as the sun sets across the water.
The Surprise Lover
“Khaphachaohak than tarodpai.” – I love you forever
Nothing says I love you like a thoughtful surprise. A rare album they once mentioned, a brunch somewhere hidden, or even just a handwritten letter. The sleepy town of Luang Prabang, Laos is a place that can steal your heart without you knowing. Stay at Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao and we’ll arrange a private dinner in the gardens, illuminated by the flicker of 500 candles.
The Thrill Seeker
“Nihn yeh myiht lohn goh jait deh.” – You have beautiful eyes
Heart-fluttering encounters are often best paired with pulse-racing adrenaline. For what is love if not life’s greatest adventure? Go off the beaten track with a cruise along the Ayeyarwady River aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay. Explore ancient temples and glittering pagodas, then take to the skies with a breathtaking balloon ride above the plains of Bagan. Magical memories are guaranteed.
The Sultry and Seductive
“Besarte es como ver las estrellas.” – Kissing you is like seeing the stars
Sometimes romance is written between the lines; in the small gestures and words not said. But other times it’s important to throw caution to the wind and let your passion shine. The atmosphere is especially charged at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Sip tequila on the platinum sands during a balmy sunset, before your gorgeous beachside suite beckons you back inside.
The Timeless Idealist
“Tá mo chroí istigh ionat.” – Your heart is very dear to mine
A journey along the rails is the most romantic way to travel. The undulating landscape, the vintage cabins and the gentle motion each conjure a sense of nostalgia. Ireland is also a spellbinding destination of emerald hills, rugged coasts and an unforgettable warm spirit. Dublin, after all, is the final resting place of St Valentine. Sweep your lover away with an unforgettable adventure aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian.
“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” – From Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
With its rolling hills and postcard perfect villages, it’s no wonder that Oxfordshire has long inspired English writers. Start a new chapter at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a culinary icon and a true country retreat. Wander through the grounds and share a moment in the orchard or water garden, where time stands still.
The Wild at Heart
"El amor es un rayo de luna.“ – Love is a ray of moonlight; from Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Few things can be as wildly captivating as the great outdoors. Lush forests, dramatic peaks, blankets of wildflowers and the call of songbirds. Whisk someone special away to Peru’s Colca Valley, the ultimate untamed retreat. After days of hiking, horseback riding and bird watching you’ll find sanctuary at Belmond Las Casitas. It’s a rare chance to connect with mother nature, and in turn, connect with each other.