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Avoid a Valentines Day disaster


As Valentine's Day clashes with the spring half-term holiday, loved-up couples planning to celebrate overseas must be careful where they choose if they don't want to end up surrounded by kids.

After all, there's only one thing more likely to kill a romantic moment than other people's children - and that's your own kids.

An obvious tip is to steer clear of popular family winter destinations, such as the Canary Islands, mainland Spain and Tunisia. Family-friendly ski resorts, such as La Plagne and Les Arcs in France are also no-go areas for February 14.

Those looking for romantic holidays should check out some suggestions from Luxury Holidays Direct, which promises you an 'unforgettable break in paradise that won't break the bank'.

These include a week at a new five-star beach resort in Morocco or seven-nights at the Diva resort in the Maldives, recently voted one of the most romantic places in the world.

A less obvious - and considerably cheaper suggestion - comes from the Hungary tourist office, which suggests two nights at the new Budapest design hotel, the Lanchid 19.

Not wanting to miss out, the tourist board for the Great Lakes of North America points out that the region offers lots of romantic options from secluded lighthouses, sleigh rides and nights at the Hotel Hershey, home of the legendary chocolate-makers.

Bermuda, which promises 'luxurious hideaways and blushing pink sand beaches' is also jumping onto the love wagon this year with its own International Love Festival, which runs from February 12 to 14.

Events include a mixed couples golf tournament and VIP seating at a performance of Grammy award-winner Babyface.

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