Thomson's Top 5 Most Romantic Valentine's Destinations

            Thomson's Top 5 Most Romantic Valentine's Destinations

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, February 1, 2013

LONDON, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Mexico

1. Thomson CouplesEl DoradoSeasideSuites,Mexico

Welcomed with a chilled glass of champagne, customers that choose the El
Dorado Seaside Suites as their Valentine's Day destination will not be
disappointed. This stylish and intimate hotel boasts a first class setting and
a wealth of amenities to ensure a relaxing and romantic Valentines getaway.

Couples will be treated to some fantastic, luxurious touches that include:
butler service on the shorefront, his 'n' hers spa treatments, and four-poster
daybeds on the sand. With a fantastic selection of restaurants, coming
courtesy of international chefs and a wealth of deluxe room varieties
including swim up options, the El Dorado Seaside Suites will be difficult to
beat.

Offering a variety of excursions to suit all tastes, including: trips to the
Mayan Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, or for the more
active Xel Ha - a beautiful rainforest-fringed river, where couples can raft
or snorkel, and for the more daring a leap off the cliff of courage into the
pool below.

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Thomson offers seven-night holidays to Mexico staying at the 5T Thomson
Couples El Dorado Seaside suites, on an all-inclusive basis, from £1,429 per
person. Price is based on two adults sharing and includes flights departing
from Manchester airport on the 13 February 2013. To find out more about this
holiday or to book visit your local Thomson travel shop, thomson.co.uk or call
+44(0)871-230-2555.

The Maldives

2. Thomson Platinum Vilamendhoo Resort & Spa, theMaldives

The Vilamendhoo resort & spa experience starts before you even set foot on the
island, with a seaplane transfer from the airport. Flying over the turquoise
waters and pearl-white isles sets the scene for what's to come - the perfect
start to a romantic Valentine's break in the Maldives. Why not follow in the
footsteps of celeb couples like Isla Fisher & Sascha Baren Cohen, and Marvin &
Rochelle and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

This newly refurbished resort offers unrivalled beaches, fantastic restaurants
and a variety of different room options including Garden Jacuzzi and water
villa options. It's the perfect Valentines escape from reality with its
idyllic location ideal for couples who want to relax and enjoy quality time
together.

Getting stuck into snorkelling and a variety of watersports is a must in the
Maldives to fully appreciate the amazing underwater delights the Indian Ocean
has to offer.

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Thomson offers seven-night holidays to the Maldives staying at the 4T+ Thomson
Couples Vilamendhoo Island resort & spa, on an all-inclusive basis from £1,789
per person. Price is based on two adults sharing and includes flights
departing from London Gatwick airport on the 10 February 2013. To find out
more about this holiday or to book visit your local Thomson travel shop,
thomson.co.uk or call +44(0)871-230-2555.

Kenya

3. Ndogo Safari & Southern Palms,Kenya

For the more adventurous couple, Thomson offer safari Tour & Stay options,
combining a three-night safari taking in the breathtaking Tsavo East and West
National Parks with an 11-night stay at the stunning Southern Palms Resort .
This Valentine's break is perfect for those that enjoy the best of both
worlds; a thrilling safari teamed with relaxing beach break.

Featuring visits to attractions including: Mzima Springs underwater hippo
sanctuary, and the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary that spreads out over
280,000 acres, offering the opportunity to spot the likes of ostriches,
cheetahs and lions, the Ndogo safari really is unmissable.

Boasting one of the largest pool scenes in East-Africa the Southern Palms
resort is the perfect place to unwind after a safari break. Set next to a
snow-white strip of sand and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, it offers
the perfect African retreat for couples.

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Thomson offers 14-night Tour & Stay holidays to Kenya, incorporating a
three-night Ndogo Safari with an 11-night stay at the 4T Southern Palms on a
full board basis from £1,639 per adult. Price is based on two people sharing
and includes flights departing from London Gatwick airport on the 8 February
2013. To find out more about this holiday or to book visit your local Thomson
travel shop, Thomson.co.uk or call +44(0)871-230-2555.

Morocco

4. Thomson Platinum Riu Tikida Plameraie, Marrakech

Part of Thomson's extensive Platinum portfolio, this all inclusive hotel is in
a peaceful location within easy reach of Marrakech . The hotel looks like a
traditional desert village, with annexes sprinkled around manicured gardens,
the perfect Valentines oasis. With 13 acres to explore, laid with lawns, palms
and hibiscus trees, and linked by stone-flagged footpaths, the sheer openness
of this property gives a real sense of its peacefulness.

The lagoon-style pool really is the 'piece de resistance', a seemingly endless
turquoise expanse with a very tempting pool bar marooned in the middle - an
ideal spot for couples to cool off and refresh with a well-deserved cocktail.

Excursions on offer in Marrakech include visits to the Garden of Marrakech, a
beautiful home with manicured Gardens owned by international designer Yves
Saint Laurent. Guests can also sample the real tastes of Morocco with a
traditional Moroccan supper, offering an unbeatable chance to sample what this
fabulous country has to offer.

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Thomson offers seven-night holidays to Marrakech staying at the Thomson
Platinum 4T+ ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie on an all-inclusive basis from
£484 per person. Price is based on two adults sharing and includes flights
departing from London Gatwick airport on the 11 February 2013. To find out
more about this holiday or to book visit your local Thomson travel shop,
thomson.co.uk or call +44(0)871-230-2555.

Goa

5. Thomson Chic and Unique Living Room Hotel,Goa

With its Buddha statues, water fountains and chic interiors, the Living Room
is a boutique hotel with a laid-back, bohemian edge. A modern property just
ten minutes' walk from the restaurants and markets in Vagator, this hotel
offers a perfect location for those couples looking to be at the heart of the
action.

Thomson offers some fantastic excursions in Goa showcasing what India really
has to offer. The Butterflies and Waterfalls excursion offers customers the
chance to experience a stunning butterfly sanctuary teamed with a visit to a
cascading waterfall - perfect for a cool-off in the hot climate. For the
animal-lovers the Elephant and Spice Trail is ideal, offering a trip to a
traditional Indian village followed by an elephant trek, an amazing addition
to any Valentine's break.

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                               Notes to editors

Thomson, part of TUI UK & Ireland, is one of the UK's most well-known holiday
brands, delivering unique and modern holiday experiences for its customers
every year. 

In 2013, 90% of hotels in the Thomson brochure will be exclusive to Thomson
and these properties continue to be popular among our customers.

Flagship properties include: four Sensatori hotels in Crete, Tenerife, Mexico
and Egypt with another planned to open in Turkey in 2013 - these hotels give
customers a luxury holiday experience, featuring world class spas and gourmet
dining; Thomson Couples resorts offering stylish hotels in beach front
locations exclusively for adults with a real contemporary feel and Thomson
Family Resorts which have been designed for families with younger children,
featuring excellent kids clubs giving parents a care-free, relaxing holiday. 

Thomson is the sister company of First Choice and uses Thomson Airways as its
carrier to take over 5.5million people on holiday each year.

TUI UK & Ireland is part of the TUI Travel PLC Group.

Contact: Marc Heley, +44(0)1582-648628 or marc.heley@thomson.co.uk