Going away as a couple is always fun. Whether it is your first trip together or if you are planning a weekend away for your spouse, a romantic getaway is bound to strengthen your relationship. Spending a few days away from home and in close proximity to each other will give you the quality time that we so rarely find time for in our busy lives. While airport queues and stuffy car rides are less than romantic, there are a few ways to up the romance factor in your getaway – and the team at Prince’s Grant is here to help.

 

Perhaps the most important is compatibility. If he likes getting out and doing things and she likes lying on the beach sipping on a cocktail, make sure that you find a common ground and compromise for something you both enjoy. If it is your first trip together, make sure you know what your special someone enjoys before you make any plans or bookings. Your best bet is to choose a location that offers something for everyone such as the 4-star Lodge at Prince’s Grant, where they cater for almost every taste. He can play a round of golf while she lies on the beach soaking up the sun, and afterwards you can take a romantic walk on the private beach together.

 

Although being spontaneous is good, when planning a romantic getaway it is better to start early. Plan and book your getaway in advance to avoid any disappointments when the time comes. This is also the best way to take advantage of specials you might find. Be sure to check Prince’s Grant’s website regularly to see their current special offers. Planning early will ensure that you get what you want and don’t have to settle for a last minute option.

 

If you are planning a holiday as a surprise for your partner, it is up to you to make sure that they have leave and are able to take leave if needed. Their employer – or employees – need to know with enough notice for the leave to be approved before you can make any bookings – this will also add an extra element of surprise, if that is your plan, and your partner will relax knowing that everything has been taken care of at the office.

 

While you are holiday with your significant other, keep in mind that you are there to spend time together. Leave your laptop at home, keep technology out of the bedroom and it goes without saying, definitely don’t take work with you. Use your phone to snap a few photos and then put it back in your bag and leave it there – or you can go old school and use a camera and leave the cell phones in your room. Posting your photos and bragging about the awesome time you are having on Snapchat and Instagram can wait. Post your pictures later, live in the moment and hold each other’s hands instead of your cellphones.

 

Remember that the small details count. Prince’s Grant can help with that extra touch of romance by having flowers or a welcome basket waiting in your room, a romantic turndown service and any additional items you request, at an additional cost. You can also surprise your loved one with a specially packed picnic basket with some bubbly to be enjoyed on the beach.

 

You could even hide a few little presents in amongst your partner’s luggage so they find it when they unpack. This is the perfect way to say “I love you” in a way that words cannot and will show your partner how much you appreciate them. Be cautious when it comes to alcoholic gifts though. Before you hide his favorite bottle of whiskey or her favorite bottle of red wine, check the rules and regulations that apply to your travel plans and your destination.

 

Even though you are on holiday together, alone time is still important. Especially if your getaway is longer than a few days – you don’t want to start getting sick of each other. When you’re away from home, small things that wouldn’t normally annoy you can start to get a bit much if you’re not used to that much time together. Leave him to play a round golf or leave her to lie by the pool, catch a tan and read that book she bought specially for this holiday. There is nothing wrong with having an hour or two to yourself and you’ll be all the more happy to see each other again.

 

The point of going on a romantic holiday together is to strengthen the bond between you and make your post-vacation relationship stronger as well. Planning your romantic getaway right will ensure that your holiday is a success. Prince’s Grant’s expert team can assist you with anything you need to make your time away together as special as possible so that the memories made will last long into your relationship.

 

If you would like to book your romantic getaway at The Lodge at Prince’s Grant, call +27 32 482 0005 or email functions@pglodge.co.za.