Love is a journey, where will you be taking your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? From Verona to Cancun, check out these hot deals for couples during this season of romance. You and your lover deserve a carefree getaway to celebrate your relationship. Whether you prefer time spent soaking up the sun, a moonlit dinner on the beach, a private opera serenade, or cruising the Florida Keys in a luxury car, there’s something for everyone.
FOR THE BIG SPENDERS
Heat things up in Miami with a VIP trip to the ultra-chic Stanton South Beach. Their Millionaire’s Miami package will surely impress your sweetheart with three nights in an ocean-view suite, a private seaplane rental for lunch in the Florida Keys, one bottle of Veuve Clicquot, jet ski rentals, luxury car rental (Lamborghini or Ferrari), and an over-the-top five-course Millionaire’s Dinner at the local favorite Red, The Steakhouse. It doesn’t get much more glamorous than this.
Book it: Call Stanton South Beach at (305) 536-7700. Package rates start at $8,999 for three nights.
FOR THE HEDONISTS AT HEART
Couples can experience the more relaxing side of Panama at The Westin Playa Bonita this Valentine’s Day. Situated on a private stretch of golden sand, sweethearts can sunbathe by freshwater infinity pools, cozy-up in a private ocean-view cabana or indulge in a couple’s massage at the resort’s Sensory Spa by Clarins. With the “Westin Indulge” package, which includes Champagne & strawberries upon arrival, breakfast in bed and complimentary late check out, lovers will be so relaxed, they’ll never want to leave.
Book it: Visit www.westinplayabonita.com. Rates start at $270/night.
FOR HOPELESS ROMANTICS
Just steps from the famed Roman Amphitheater and Juliet’s balcony, Verona, Italy’s 5-star Palazzo Victoria offers an incredible list of over-the-top romantic experiences bookable with any suite stay. Lovebirds can book an “Ultimate Bubble Bath” during which a discreet service ambassador fills the in-room tub with bubbles (Prosecco, Spumante or Champagne) of choice OR the equally amazing Victoria’s Serenade where couples are treated to a Bellini or Spritz in the privacy of their private suite while a true operatic tenor performs a beautiful 30-minute serenade. Couples can take advantage of the hotel’s Suite & Hot sale available through March 2015.
Book it: Visit palazzovictoria.com and book Suite & Hot offer for a discounted suite rate starting at $540/night.
FOR THE SUN-SEEKERS
Sun-seeking couples should head to St. Pete Beach to celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Hotel Zamora. The brand new, Mediterranean-inspired hotel revs up the romance with its “Sand, Sun & Love” package, featuring overnight accommodations, a complimentary room upgrade, Cupid’s welcome amenity, naughty & nice romance kit and complimentary late check out. The best part is admiring the Gulf Coast’s stunning sunsets with your sweetheart from the hotels 360° rooftop lounge.
Book it: Visit www.thehotelzamora.com. Available to book through February 28, 2015, for travel between February 1 – March 2, 2015. Rates start at $339/night.
FOR BEACHSIDE INDULGERS
Couples celebrating Valentine’s Day at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort can enjoy dinner under the stars at one of the resorts’ brand new, private cabanas. Set right on the sand, the four-course, gourmet dinner comes with personalized beach butler service, a bottle of wine, music, rose petal trail and a moonlit ocean view of Cancun’s turquoise waters. Menu highlights include Fried Ovaline Mozzarella, Tagliollini with Sautéed Prawns, and Godiva Liquor Tiramisu. An extra exclusive dining experience can be arranged in the resort’s beachfront nuptial gazebo.
Book it: Cost is $295 per couple at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and $275 per couple at CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort; reservations can be made with the concierge.
That Loving Feeling at the Pier
Oceanside’s historic wooden pier and surrounding beach is the perfect backdrop for a romantic interlude this winter. Just a block from the beach and offering breathtaking views of the coastline, the new SpringHill Suites Oceanside is the perfect choice for this escape. The hotel’s That Loving Feeling Package (a nod to the fact that the hotel is located next to Oceanside’s famous “Top Gun” house) includes overnight accommodations in large suite-like rooms with a surfer-chic décor, a bottle of wine and two glasses for sharing while watching the sunset from the guest room balcony, chocolates and massage oil. Couples can spend the day soaking up the warm California sunshine at the rooftop pool, and then explore the beach scene on a surrey bike built for two. And, while couples may have already found their own “fish in the sea,” they may want to try their hands at landing a catch of the day from the pier. Visitors can rent fishing equipment from the pier bait shop, then spend quality time gazing at the beautiful coastline while waiting for a nibble on the line.
Book it: For hotel reservations, visit www.shsoceanside.com or call 760-722-1003. Rates start at $179 per night.
A Touch of Romance at the Harbor
Located just steps from Oceanside’s picturesque harbor, Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina is a delightful home base for a romantic escape. The hotel’s Touch of Romance Package starts at $159 per night and includes breakfast for two, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries and a late 2 p.m. checkout so couples can linger longer. Oceanside’s delightful harbor presents endless options for romance including whale-watching trips, sailing excursions or just long strolls along the beach and marina. Or, couples can keep the heart pumping by kayaking or stand up paddling in the calm harbor waters. In the evening, there’s nothing more romantic than enjoying cocktails or dinner with amazing views of the water. Oceanside Broiler, Dominic’s and Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill are all harbor dining options with scenic views on the menu.
Book it: For hotel reservations, visit www.hioceanside.com.