This Valentine’s Day surprise your loved one with a trip to Azerbaijan to celebrate your love and rekindle your romance in the most unconventional way.
The city has a spectacular combination of antiquity and novelty sitting on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, offering you a completely new experience to embrace your nearest and dearest in a country characterized by love and warmth. Amidst Baku’s beautiful settings and vibrant atmosphere, weave in your ‘forever and after’ vows in the city’s constantly evolving tapestry of life, bursting with energy and romance in and out of each detail.
There are plenty of sites to visit and activities to engage in to make your Valentine’s Day celebration a memorable one in Azerbaijan:
The fire-worshipping Zoroastrians left their mark at Ateshgah, where the Fire Temple continues to amaze visitors with its spouts of flame. The sights are sure to leave you and your loved one speechless. Declare your eternal love for one another for as long as the Ateshgah has been blazing in Baku, Azerbaijan.
- Yanar Dag
Amaze your loved one with a trip to the Yanar Dag, which is a site that has been blazing away with a 10-metre wall of flame for centuries.
- Mud volcanos
Azerbaijan has about half of the world’s known mud volcanoes - 400 of them! The Dashgil region is wonderfully lonely and atmospheric, unsigned and unfenced. There’s a spectacular variety of regularly active mud nozzles and a bubbling mud pool.
- Baku Boulevard
Beyond the Inner City, there is no better way to get a feel for Baku’s relaxed, Mediterranean atmosphere than by strolling along the Boulevard, a sweep of Caspian waterfront promenade that forms a gentle arc past the whole length of the central city area. The whole sweep offers hours of pleasant strolling with ever-changing views around the bay and back towards different sections of the city. Add the Azeri people’s appreciation for good food, art and music – and you’ve got yourself a memorable recipe for romance.
The classy resort at Shahdag has first-class amenities, 14 well-prepared slopes and friendly and accommodating teachers and staff. For more challenging pistes, try the black runs at Tufandag. Nestled amongst snowy hills, you’re bound to feel time pause and nature conjure magical tricks for a secluded and mesmerizing Valentine’s Day.
- Goygol district
Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol is one of the most picturesque regions of the country. Celebrated in Azerii poetry, paintings and songs, Goygol is the country’s best loved mountain lake, set beneath the dramatic rocky beak of Mt Kyapaz and ringed by thick green forests that turn golden in autumn. For a relaxing Valentine’s Day treat, there is no better place to be than Goygol.
- Chenot Palace
Surrounded by the silence and tranquillity of the magical pine woods, and overlooking the peaceful Nohur lake, the new Chenot Palace Hotel in Gabala represents a new class of health and wellness retreats in the heart of a breath-taking forest. The Chenot Palace Gabala is a perfect getaway retreat, far from the hustle and bustle of congested cities, where you can recharge your batteries.
Azerbaijan is rich in culture, attractions, delicious food, music and wine. One can easily spend three days walking around Baku, which feels like an open-air museum with medieval landmarks and a combination of the Old City and Modern Azerbaijan in one place.
With direct flights to Baku every day and some of the world’s leading hotel chains, it has never been easier to plan a memorable Valentine’s Day for the one that deserves it the most.
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Boulevard Hotel Baku represents an ideal location set in the heart of Baku White City district along the main routes, along the seafront promenade with close proximity to major city attractions. Discover the secluded sanctuary and special experiences that allow you to escape from reality. Recharge and revitalise before your big day at The Spa. Providing out-of-this-world spa and wellness experiences for the mind, body and soul through a wide selection of relaxing and pampering spa treatments. It’s priced from USD111 per night (Dhs407) with late check out facility as well.
Flight details: 2 hours 55 minutes starting from AED 940