We’ve recently brought you ‘A Singleton’s Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day’, but even couples need a few survival tips for the day.

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton (Johannesburg) says here’s how lovers can live through the day:

  1. Escape for the night

It’s amazing what a night away can achieve, even if close to home. With Jozi boasting a variety of overnight options, it is very easy to find somewhere to keep your loved one happy, without the longer journey. A room with a luxurious bathtub and morning breakfast could be just what you need to relax, unwind and indulge, but make sure you book early.

  1. Push it back if needed

With this year’s Valentine’s Day awkwardly popping up on a Tuesday, why not decide to push your plans out a little. As well as avoiding the restaurant rush, this will give you the chance to make the most of your time together over a weekend. There are plenty of hotel upgrade packages that run a couple of days either side of Valentine’s Day, to help you spread your celebrations out.

  1. Celebrate what you love

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be completely materialistic. Use the day to express and celebrate your love. Sit down together and take the time to listen to one another, make a list of all the things you love and then make your Valentine’s evening the time to honour all those things. Celebrate all the reasons you love each other with things that remind you of the good times in your relationship.

  1. Anticipate delays

Going somewhere new? Make sure you plan ahead by checking the traffic and best routes to get you both there squabble-free. Although it’s hard to completely avoid the inevitable traffic and people, figure out how it can potentially affect your night and plan accordingly. For ultimate stress-free relaxation, book an Uber to take you straight to the door, or enquire about a night’s stay at a central hotel.

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