12 Valentine’s Day Packages from Around the World
Sunday, January 31st, 2016
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a weekend getaway.
Here are a few ideas.
For the active couple, there’s The Resort at Longboat Key Club with 45 holes of golf and a tennis club. The resort’s Up Your Game package is from $359 per night and includes accommodations, unlimited afternoon golf, daily one-hour use of kayaks, boogieboards or standup paddleboards, and unlimited tennis play. Use promo code UPGAME.
Maybe some snuggling is in order. If so, The Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach may be the place to do it. The property’s Stir the Fire package is from $315 and includes accommodations with in-suite fireplace, complimentary bottle of champagne, and chocolate. On site, find heated pools, golf, tennis, and a spa.
Captiva Island’s South Seas Island Resort sits on 330 acres and has a wildlife preserve. From $329 per night, the Bed and Breakfast package is valid for stays in traditional guestrooms or one- to three-bedroom villas, and comes with daily breakfast.
How about some time in the Big Apple to enhance the romance? Midtown’s all-suite London NYC is close to Fifth Avenue, Broadway theaters, and Central Park. Its Broadway and Bites promotion offers complimentary cocktails or a glass of wine, plus a shared plate or dessert at The London Bar when booking a stay directly through the hotel website. Rates are from $249.
For a trip away from the city, there’s the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast. It’s offering the Sleepless in Salisbury package for minimum two-night stays; it includes accommodations, daily breakfast, Wi-Fi, complimentary round-trip transportation to the closest Hudson Valley train station or parking, and a farm-to-table Valentine’s Day dinner. Prices are from $855.
The Royalton New York touts 55 wood-burning fireplaces and lets guests choose from five types of wood, along with a menu of bites and cocktails that complement the scents. Just for Valentine’s Day, there will be a cherry wood scent with cherry-chipotle braised short rib and gin pomegranate cocktails. In February, guests can book the Royalton Fireplace package for rates from $290 per night. Accommodations, fireplace concierge service, two cocktails, two small plates, breakfast, and late check-out are included.
Ciao! The Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort and Spa is surrounded by picturesque medieval villages, wineries, and mountains — making for a unique Valentine’s Day celebration. Its Beauty Spa Experience package includes daily breakfast, mini spa treatment, and candlelight dinner for rates from $178.
Here’s a laid-back experience. The Allison Inn and Spa has a two-night minimum stay Blissful Romance package that’s inclusive of a room with a king bed, fireplace, and terrace or balcony, along with sparkling wine, $100 dining credit, $200 spa credit, overnight parking, and use of the pool, fitness studio, sauna, and steam room. Rates are from $380.
Downtown Boston’s The Verb Hotel has a cool, mid-century modern vibe with 93 guestrooms across two floors. Its Lover’s Rock package is priced from $159-$289 between Feb. 12 and 14; it includes accommodations, complimentary valet parking, VIP dinner reservation at Hojoko restaurant, and premium Cava and chocolates.
A Caribbean Valentine’s Day sounds wonderful, too. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has a water park, private island, spa, and 23 restaurants, bars, and lounges. Its Romance package offers rates from $249 and includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine or cider, couples massage, and breakfast.
The newly renovated Renaissance Aruba Resort is adding a nice dose of pink to the celebration. Its Discover Flamingo Love package is priced from $295 and includes accommodations, pinktinis, pink champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, access to Renaissance private island, private flamingo feeding with an expert, photo shoot with the beautiful birds, and a souvenir inflatable pool flamingo floatie. Use promo code S09.
St. Thomas, USVI
For stays Feb. 14-17, Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort is slashing rates by 35 percent when using promo code 3CL; prices are from $243 per night. On site, find four restaurants, four bars, four pools, plus a spa and fitness center.