Heading off on your first couple’s holiday is an exciting yet potentially stressful experience. Whether you’ve been dating for a few months or a few years, a holiday together gives you a great opportunity to work on, and strengthen, your relationship. There are challenges associated with that first trip abroad together that you may not have even considered.
So, if you really want to make the most of that all-important first holiday together, here you’ll discover 7 goals you can work towards.
1. Aim for a digital detox
These days, couples tend to spend the majority of their time together in front of technology; whether it’s checking social media on your smartphone, or binge watching a series on Netflix. So, what better way to spend your first holiday together than with a digital detox?
It may not be easy, but your relationship will definitely thank you for it. Make an effort to leave your smartphones in your in-room safe while you enjoy taking in the sights and spending time together. You’ll be amazed how relaxed this makes you feel and how much closer you’ll become throughout the duration of the holiday. Why not make it easier by heading to a traffic-free island retreat such as the TUI SENSIMAR Kalamota Island Resort in Croatia? There, you can indulge in a luxury couple’s massage and spend time together in the sea-view rooms.
2. Embrace going make-up free
If you’re heading to somewhere hot, maintaining your usual beauty routine isn’t going to be easy. The thought of going make-up free in front of your significant other, especially if you’ve never done it before, can be utterly terrifying. However, it can also be a truly freeing experience.
You’ll get to see that your partner loves you for your natural beauty. It’s surprising just how relaxing going make-up free can be. Instead of worrying about how you look, you can instead focus on simply enjoying some much-needed time together.
3. Don’t expect the holiday to be perfect
It’s important to let go of any expectations before you set off. Yes, the holiday is going to be filled with beautiful moments you’ll want to splash all over social media when you get home. However, it’s also likely going to involve a few squabbles too. Travelling is full of ups and downs, but you can combat those petty arguments by spending time each day to focus on the positives. Take an hour out to truly appreciate each other. It’s this that will help to bring you closer as a couple.
4. Bring out your inner child
One of the best things about being on holiday is you don’t know anybody there. You’re unlikely to ever see the people you come across again, giving you a great sense of freedom to simply be yourself. Bring out your inner child and have plenty of fun. After all, you only live once so why waste it worrying about what others think.
5. Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone
Some of the best experiences in life come from when we leave our comfort zones behind. On your couple’s holiday, make it a priority to try something different. Whether it’s snorkelling together or attempting to learn the local language; doing something new together creates a unique bonding experience and provides everlasting memories you can treasure.
6. Enjoy a luxury lock-in
While you’ll obviously want to explore the local area, take a whole day out of your holiday to enjoy a luxury lock-in. Take advantage of all of the hotel’s facilities, stay in your fluffy robes, hang a “do not disturb” sign on the door and take full advantage of room service. After all, this is a special occasion so what better way to celebrate your first romantic getaway than by spending the entire day locked in the hotel room?
7. Use it as a trial for living together
If you’re going on a two-week holiday together, you could even use it as an opportunity to see how well you’d get on living together as a couple. It’s amazing how much you can discover about each other during a fortnight’s holiday!
If things start to get a little much, take yourself off to a local spa, or take out your frustrations at a sports class. Talk to one another and learn how to resolve any issues you have. The skills you’ll learn throughout the holiday will definitely set you up for the next step in your relationship.
Now you know how to make the most of your first couple’s holiday, why not check out our SENSIMAR adult-only collection. These hotels are perfect for romantic getaways and offer a luxury experience to help you forget all about your struggles and stresses back home.