These resorts will help you make your stay more romantic with packages that include couples' massages, four-course meals, a personal shopper, serenade by a classical musician, or a private show by a burlesque dancer. Whether you're going to a queer playground like Puerta Vallarta, Key West, or Cape Cod, or a little farther afield like Italy, we've got a destination and package that will appeal to you.
Situated in the quieter southern limit of the famed Duval Street, the newly renovated Southernmost Beach Resort features a modern sleek design with classic coastal charm while ocean views abound. Boasting three palm-fringed pools with private cabanas, a secluded tanning pier, signature restaurant, and gorgeous oceanfront rooms, this idyllic oasis sets the tone for a romantic and memorable stay in Key West’s Historic District. Snuggle up with your partner and watch the sunset on the resort's private beach, explore Key West's historic Old Town – straight out of a storybook scene in a southern romance, or spend your time on property reveling in the steamy activities, like salsa dancing or sip and spill painting classes. Lovers with a taste for adventure can book the “Love is the Air” package for overnight accommodations plus an incredible sunset helicopter tour over Key West for two. Every experience at Southernmost will allow you to reconnect and celebrate your love in an unforgettable way this Valentines Day
Trade in the chill of winter for the warm sun and the crystal clear waters of Mexico's Pacific Coast with a stay at the sophisticated Thompson Zihuatanejo. Couples can book the Romance Package which includes a stay in the boutique hideway's recently renovated Beachfront Villas where they can cozy up in their private plunge pool or fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves. Guests will be greeted with a bottle of bubbly and Mexican truffles upon arrival, can unwind with an al fresco couples massage on their terrace, indulge in a four course special menu curated with local ingredients, and enjoy late check out and some Thompson Zihuatanejo branded tequila to take home. For love birds looking to explore beyond their den, they can opt to whale watch or kayak to a hidden island, chase waterfalls in the nearby jungles or visit the colorful and quaint fishing villages nearby. They can then retreat back to the resort for an intimate mezcal tasting and a swim in the adults only pool or check out the pop up ceviche stand for a fresh seafood snack right on the sand or dance all night at the beach club. To book the Romance package, visit thompsonhotels.com/hotels/mexico/zihuatanejo
Panama City is Central America’s most cosmopolitan and biodiverse destination, known for its mix of metropolitan style, Spanish colonial charm and tropical beauty. With towering buildings, historic architecture, turquoise waters and lush tropical rainforests, Panama City is filled with astounding attractions for an adventurous, romantic escape. For couples looking to stay in a central location, The Santa Maria, Panama, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a lush oasis in the heart of the city with features that include an all-access country club, Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole signature golf course, a sweeping infinity pool, locally inspired spa and the city’s best Sunday Brunch. To amp up the romance on this couples vacay, book “The Perfect Pair” package, which includes deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast, a romantic dinner for two at the hotel’s signature restaurant and a complimentary bottle of wine plus cheese board to help guests wind down as soon as they arrive. To book, head over to www.santamariapanama.com and enter promotional code “ZJ7” at the time of booking.
Bundle up and enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day weekend at Cape Cod’s award-winning Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. Here, couples can cozy up and experience a private, romantic igloo dinner at The Frost Bar under the starry sky, enjoy scenic walks on the beach, indulge in relaxing spa treatments at The Beach House Spa, and more. For Valentine's Day weekend, guests can take advantage of the 'Love at Frost Sight' package that includes accommodations, a bottle of wine, a paint by numbers welcome kit, and a three-course dinner with a special champagne toast. In addition to these package perks, couples can spend quality time together enjoying the resort’s other winter amenities, including multiple heated pools, weekly mixology lessons, bingo and trivia programming, and the new Artists of the Cape series, showcasing different female Cape Cod artists and their creations each week.
With a pulse on the artistic heartbeat of Columbus, OH, the AC Hotel Columbus Downtown encourages guests to experience the art, culture and culinary traits that have earned the area its reputation as “The Hippest City in the Midwest.” On the eighth floor rooftop, Lumin SkyBar doubles as a communal space by day and a lively social hub by night. Overlooking Park Street with scenic sunset views, the refined rooftop experience transports guests to evenings in Barcelona with a variety of Spanish-inspired tapas, local craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails, including a selection of signature gin tonics. The bar’s pink clad decor is extra fitting for celebrating Valentine’s Day in a festive environment; but for an extra romantic touch, couples can rent an igloo on the rooftop to enjoy an intimate dinner while cuddled up in blankets with a delicious drink in hand. Guests with igloo reservations can pre-order tapas from a curated menu that includes anything from ceviche, meatballs Catalonias, flatbread, a charcuterie board, cocktails and more. Learn more at luminskybar.com
Secluded, serene and sultry, Bamboo Bonaire is one of the most intimate resorts on one of the Caribbean's most intimate islands. From (breakfast) bubbles in bed and couples massages in a tropical garden to a saltwater pool and private jacuzzis open 24/7, there is ample opportunity to cozy up in these boutique Indonesian-inspired cottages. Whether looking to dine, detoxify, or dive, guests at Bamboo Bonaire can indulge in a live cooking fine dining experience at CHEFS, an intimate 16 seat restaurant, enjoy a yoga class or relax in a porch hammock with a book from the mini library, or experience this destination known as a diver's paradise with a shore dive or snorkel session. Book Bamboo Bonaire's "To the Moon and Back” Package" which includes a bottle of bubbles, chocolates, fresh flowers and bed decoration upon arrival, as well as a champagne breakfast in bed for two, and a couples massage starting at $150 per person. For more information about this intimate island hideaway, visit bamboobonaire.com
Lovebirds seeking the ultimate romantic getaway can head to Barnsley Resort where history, outdoor adventure and Southern comfort come together as one. The storybook site has a history rooted in love, being built by Godfrey Barnsley for his wife and love of his life, Julia. As Godfrey began construction, Julia fell ill and passed away. It was her spirit that lived on and pushed Barnsley to continue construction. This Valentine’s Day weekend, couples can write the next chapter of their own love story with the resort’s special, romantic offerings. Begin the weekend with a Valentine’s Weekend Dinner, which will feature a four-course specially prepared menu complemented by the romantic setting at Rice House. Then, enjoy a ‘Wine to Fall in Love With’ wine tasting where guests will have the chance to taste five of the world’s most beloved varietals from bubbly to Brunello with Michael McNeill, Georgia’s only Master Sommelier and the dual recipient of the “Best Sommelier in America” award as their guide. Close the weekend out with a romantic Valentine’s Day brunch at Rice House featuring a four-course meal, plus champagne and mimosa service. Couples also have their pick of outdoor activities to enjoy together, from horseback riding and clay shooting to air rifles and axe throwing and more. To cap off the day, lovebirds can reignite the fire (literally!) by cozying up around the outdoor firepits with a toasty drink in hand.
Plan a dream romantic getaway to Los Cabos, with the new and luxurious Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa – the hottest new hotel in the area, opening February 2022. From its prime location nestled between the Cabo Marina and just a few steps from the area’s only swimmable beach, in addition to brand-new guest suites with private balconies and hot tubs, Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway to spice things up. On-site couples can enjoy a sunset cocktail at Rooftop 360 – offering panoramic views of Cabo’s famous landscapes and Arch, a seaside or in-spa couples massage, lounge at one of the two infinity pools, taste local brews and enjoy the view at Baja Brewing, or enjoy a unique mojito at the property’s mojito bar. Now offering the “Endless Love” package, couples can receive four nights of accommodations in a Luxury Infinity Suite with ocean views, daily breakfast in bed, a couples’ massage complete with a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries, as well as a private romantic three-course dinner overlooking the beach. Duos looking to elevate their stay can customize the package with additional spa treatments, VIP cabana rental or a boat excursion. Visit corazoncabo.com to book.
This Valentine’s Day, have an Italian classical composer serenade your significant other with a customized prelude. Located in the under-the-radar, yet coveted city of Lucca and right across from the Teatro, sits the new Grand Universe Lucca, a magnificently restored Italian ‘palazzo’ that offers one of the most unique, bucket-list worthy romantic experiences — having your very own 'Prelude of Existence' written by a classical composer. (In musical terms, a Prelude is an introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera.) This curated experience takes place in the Symphony Lounge, where the hotel’s classical composer will unlock your very own theme song based off of a brief questionnaire that identifies your key personality traits (romantic, dynamic, seductive, etc). While the composer prepares the Prelude, couples can drink and eat from a selection of Italy’s best coffees, teas and pastries. Written in musical notes and delivered on a music sheet of paper, the Prelude can be specially packaged inside a 'time capsule'— tied with a silk ribbon and tucked away inside a Tuscan leather box — to cherish (and perhaps be inspired to learn to play it) for years to come.
Hilton Aventura Miami is the latest luxury property to adorn the Downtown Aventura Skyline, just opened in May 2021. The 208-room romantic urban escape is a lifestyle and culinary-forward destination, appealing to sophisticated couples with a taste for luxury. Located just steps from Aventura Mall – featuring 300+ luxury boutiques and art galleries – and North Miami sporting highlights like Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach and Sunny Isles, couples are sure to find something for both of their interests nearby. Meanwhile, sprawling suites with floor to ceiling city views, a signature restaurant, craft cocktail bar, and elevated pool deck with private cabanas and stunning views set the perfect backdrop for a warm and intimate experience at the hotel. This Valentine's Day, treat your fashion loving partner to a shopaholic's dream, and book the hotel's "Shopping In Style" package – including a discounted room rate, along with 15% off your total purchase at Bloomingdale's, a complimentary personal shopper, a signature gift, free parking and late check-out. Use code P2 to book.
For more information, visit hiltonaventuramiami.com
Sitting sky high on Las Olas Boulevard, Hyatt Centric Las Olas is a sophisticated, yet laid-back escape in Downtown Fort Lauderdale with plenty of on-site amenities including 901, a secret speakeasy hidden inside a standard guest room that throws it back to the roaring 1920s. Amp up the romance this Valentine’s Day and book the hotel’s ‘Just the Two of Us (at 901)’ speakeasy buyout for the ultimate private and romantic evening. The night will feature a specialty 901 Diamond Martini and a curated menu by the hotel’s executive chef Greg McGowan with only the most indulgent fare, Stone Crab and Steak. Then, enjoy a private show by a burlesque dancer to go along with the sultry ambiance and pop the cork and toast to love with a bottle of champagne. Finish the night off with an overnight stay where rose petals and candles will be scattered throughout the room to enhance the romantic atmosphere.
Rate: $5,000; includes speakeasy buyout, 901 Diamond Martini, curated menu to include Stone Crabs and Steak, beverages, bottle of champagne, private burlesque dancer (30 min) and an overnight stay to include rose petals and candles in the room. Available Thursday, February 10 - Monday, February 14 with two-hour seatings.
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Tacos, tequila and one of the world’s brightest blue beaches -- just three of many reasons to book a romantic, tranquil escape to Cancun for two. Luckily, the Marriott Cancun Resort is the perfect combination of luxe and relaxation, allowing couples to relax and retreat with Bali-style day beds, brunch baskets, cocktails by the pool, restorative spa treatments, and gram’ worthy culinary experiences. For the couples that are also searching for a lively atmosphere for their epic date night, the Marriott Cancun Resort won’t fall short. The lovely pair can enjoy their night with a cozy, toes-in-the-sand dinner at SacBé Beach Shack with front row seats to picturesque sunsets and soothing ocean views.
Couples in search of a V-day getaway where they can chase adventure while being treated like royalty should visit Quintessence Anguilla-- a chic, five-star luxury escape located on the powder-white sands of Long Bay Beach on the island of Anguilla. The property features a bespoke design paired with tailor made services, creating the ultimate Caribbean retreat. Otherwise known as ‘The Tropical Grand Mansion,’ the property was fashioned after the famed Malliouhana resort to include nine signature suites each distinctly decorated, including a penthouse with panoramic ocean views; a full-service spa; French and Caribbean-inspired fine dining with an award-winning wine cellar including the owner’s private collection; and perks like a private beach with 24/7 butler service that make this one of the most extravagant stays in the Caribbean. A world-renowned collection of antique Haitian artwork and artifacts procured by the hotel’s well-known owner, Geoffrey Figer, creates a living art gallery with bold, vivid colors at every turn. The property is a member of Virtuoso and Relais & Chateaux. Couples can book the ‘Romance in Anguilla’ package and take advantage of seven nights in a premium suite, daily breakfast for two, a $500 private dining credit, and a bouquet of red rose turndown amenities.
Famously known on bridges around the world as a fun, unique lovers' display of affection, the beloved Dutch Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten has its own 'love zone' right on the St. Maarten Cause Bridge, where three giant heart-shaped installations are covered with locks adoringly placed by tourists and locals alike. Spanning the full width of the Simpson Bay Lagoon, couples enjoy a lovely stroll over one of the island's many serene lagoons before placing their locks. With its color-laden capital of Philipsburg, 37 diverse beaches, nature-immersive activities, soothing water excursions and vibrant culinary scene, this love zone offers one more reason to book a romantic trip to this coveted Caribbean destination. Want to island hop? You’re in the perfect place to cross some travel goals off your bucket list with your boo. Due to its central location, SXM is considered a Caribbean hub and homebase for easy access to its neighboring islands via ferry or small plane, where you can get a quick change of scenery while exploring different cultures all within a close proximity. End the day by treating your S.O. to a sail with Pyratz Gourmet Sailing, which offers a one-of-a-kind experience where guests can embark on a catamaran sail to enjoy a four-course meal (read: LOBSTER!) and delectable cocktails while sailing in the Caribbean Sea.
A direct flight from many US cities, Puerto Vallarta draws in couples with its mountains-meets-the-ocean landscapes, colorful culture, culinary delights, and of course, its refreshing beaches and many water activities. Just a five-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta’s international airport, The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta -- a former palm tree plantation turned luxury wellness resort -- offers a lush setting for a romantic escape. Outdoor, beachfront restaurants serve up fresh, daily-caught seafood and locally inspired cuisine paired with some of the best views of Banderas Bay. Take the romance factor up a notch with a brand new oceanfront picnic catered by Arrecifes restaurant, featuring a gourmet selection of charcuterie, sandwiches, and of course, bubbly, to accompany the majestic cotton-candy-colored sunsets that Puerto Vallarta is famous for. Couples will be sure to enjoy unmatched views from their private balconies, some of which offer private whirlpools where you can toast to your love and, if you’re really lucky, witness humpback whales breaching around the bay. Get a good night’s rest on Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds, rent a complimentary bike for a sunrise ride around the marina, book a private yoga or tennis lesson, enjoy a beachside couple’s massage, or sunbathe by one of the resort sparkling pools, lined with hundreds of towering palm trees. Experience all of this and more for less than $200 per night. To book, visit: westinpuertovallarta.com