Looking for a romantic getaway to celebrate Valentine’s day? From beachside escapes to countryside retreats, these luxe resorts around the world are the perfect setting for the ultimate intimate vacation. Here are six picturesque trips you don’t want to miss when traveling with your sig other this V-day weekend.
Couples who surf together, stay together
Couples in search of a getaway where they can learn a new skill together while being treated like royalty should visit W Punta de Mita -- a chic, indigenous-inspired resort located on one of Mexico’s best surf breaks with an amazing beach, incredible surfing program, and amenities for days. When they’re not practicing their hang-ten, couples can unwind in oceanfront suites with private plunge pools and bathrooms that feel like you’re showering in the outdoors, relax with locally inspired treatments at the resort’s AWAY Spa (agave + tequila facial? Yes, please!), indulge at restaurants ranging from Jean Georges’ renowned Spice Market to a vintage 1950’s Chevy truck that’s been converted into a beachside ceviche bar to an ultra exclusive beachfront dinner that’s only available February 14th and 15th. Couples who book this private dinner can snuggle up around the fire and enjoy a three course dinner accompanied with a champagne or wine pairing and a surprise amenity while enjoying live acoustic music.
If you like Piña Coladas…and plenty of sunshine
Amp up the romance at el Isla del Encanto with a stay at the Caribe Hilton, an award winning beachfront resort situated on an exclusive peninsula made up of 17 acres of lush tropical gardens. Couples can bask in the sun at the oceanfront swimming pools or snuggle up on one of their beachside hammocks with a piña colada in hand — the fan favorite cocktail was created at the Caribe Hilton, after all. After, decompress at the full service Zen Spa Océano, practice your back swing at the Monica Puig tennis center or feast at one of the eleven on-site dining options including everything from local to international cuisine, including the world’s only oceanfront Morton’s Steakhouse.
For couples who want to totally disconnect
Caerula Mar opened its doors on December 20th on the sleepy island of South Andros. Andros is The Bahamas’ largest island, but least inhabited, with the world’s third largest barrier reef and greatest number of Blue Hole caves that are great for diving & snorkeling. It’s one of the few places in the world where travelers can still enjoy 90+ miles of beaches without footprints and even has its own international customs with 20-minute flights from Nassau and direct lift from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (flights are just under an hour). The five-star resort is the island’s first hotel in more than two decades, with 18 Clubhouse Suites, six private villas, three on-site restaurants, and bespoke experiences that range from helicopter rides and private island picnics to snorkeling and boating trips led by the owners themselves — a famous couple from HGTV Canada who found the once-abandoned, crumbling resort on a family boating trip two years ago and transformed it into one of the most luxe new properties in the region.
For the ultimate beach-loving beaus
Overlooking the iconic Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks + Caicos, Wymara Resort and Villas welcomes guests to one of the most lavish villa experiences in the Caribbean. Book one of seven multi-bedroom oceanfront villas (which range from 7,900 to 8,800 square feet) and spend your days frolicking in the private oceanfront infinity pool flanked by an over-the-water swim platform with direct ocean access. Hard to distinguish where the pool stops and the ocean begins, the deck peers out over reef-protected waters of southern shore and Turtle Tail. While the villa amenities and full designer kitchens might inspire your inner chef to break through, guests can request a private chef upon demand who can stock your fridge with all of the essential vacation goodies and tailor the menu to guests’ exacting preferences. This Valentine’s Day weekend, indulge to your heart’s content with the “Villa Dining Credit” which offers a $1,000 food and beverage credit on minimum four-night villa stays."Be My Florentine” on a postcard-perfect Italy trip
Fiesole’s 44-room renaissance villa will charm even the most discerning of couples with over-the-top amenities such as a champagne bubble bath in an ancient Roman tub under a 19th century fresco. Truffle hunting on the property grounds, self-drive Ferrari tours, wine tastings aboard a vintage Jeep — it’s all possible via Il Salviatino’s team of Florence insiders. This Valentine’s Day, the “Be My Florentine” package will save you 20% on your two-night visit with rates starting at €1090 per night in the Affresco Suite, where you can enjoy a complimentary bottle of chilled Italian Prosecco and breakfast in bed. Offer valid to book February 7-15, 2020 for stays April 3 - November 1, 2020.