Say what you like about Florida (full disclosure, we love it!), the Sunshine State sure knows how to pour on the romance, good views, and good vibes when it’s time for a seductive getaway a deux (because everything sounds more romantic in French, right?).
Whether your love language is sand and sea breezes or something altogether saltier, read on for a slew of Valentine’s Day packages across price ranges and across Florida to help get you in the mood for love—even if it’s just self-love on a solo escape, which has our full approval for a decadent few days away, too.
Make Some Magic
The Place: Marriott Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale
The Experience: Fort Lauderdale’s largest stretch of privately owned beach is yours for the canoodling when you book the Hearts Over Harbor Beach package at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, south of Las Olas Boulevard along the quieter southernmost reaches of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
It’s spendy, for sure, but for rates that start at $19,350 for four nights you can bet on bedding down in a one-bedroom oceanfront presidential suite while enjoying activities that wrap in a sunset helicopter tour and private yacht charter to daily breakfast in bed, a personal shopper, a couples massage at the spa, barefoot dining under the stars and lots more. Remember—you’re (both) worth it. The package can be booked through Feb. 7, 2022.
Speaking Your Love Languages
The Place: The Gabriel South Beach
The Experience: South Beach is nothing if not indulgent. So why have one love language when you can have five? That’s the thinking, anyway, behind the The Gabriel South Beach’s Valentine’s Day package, which aims to satisfy all five love languages during a romantic couples retreat at the stylish Ocean Drive hotel.
Among the package’s extravagant inclusions are a piece of jewelry from Tiffany & Co. (perhaps the Diamond Heart Pendant?), a private dinner and dance for two on the hotel’s rooftop (ocean views included), Black Car Service to whisk you to your preferred downtown Miami or Miami Beach locale and a romantic night-in tailored for two that comes with lingerie, candles, essential oils for massage and a bottle of Dom Perignon.
All the Props to Pop the Question (and Elope!)
The Place: The Balfour Hotel, Miami Beach
The Experience: Inspired by “Marry Me,” the romcom du jour starring Latin star Maluma and Jennifer Lopez, The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach is setting couples up for a “wedding on a whim” with its “Marry Me” package. Forget about picking place settings and floral arrangements and let the hotel do all the work here—they’ll throw in an officiant to make it all legal, in-room JLO BEAUTY products and private salsa and bachata classes so nobody gets cold feet.
The package also includes a private rooftop dinner under the stars with live music by a Brazilian guitarist. Just say yes!
Pour on the Posh Charm
The Place: The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
The Experience: Just letting your loved one know you’re whisking them away to Palm Beach—Florida’s toniest town—is sure to land you among Valentine’s Day legends. And when you book the Amore Mio package (from $18,740 for three nights) at The Brazilian Court Hotel, consider it the icing on the cake.
Andrea Bocelli Valentine’s Day concert tickets, an Hermés bracelet and cufflinks, private champagne sunset cruise, gourmet beach picnic, scenic helicopter flight and, bien sur, dinner at Café Boulud are among the many inclusions, as well as daily breakfast for two within your decadent one-bedroom suite. La dolce vita, indeed.
A Magic City Love Affair
The Place: The Gabriel Miami
The Experience: Whether you were a fan or not of the romcom hit, “Emily in Paris,” let it be the lead for Valentine’s Day fun at The Gabriel Miami when you book the Magic City Love Affair package. It starts with a bed strewn with rose petals to set up a romantic day in, complete with Etam Paris lingerie and silk red pajamas.
Other inclusions wrap in a chocolate fountain and strawberries, a mood-inducing scented candle and a privately catered French menu inspired by the hit Netflix show. Massage accouterments are also compris. See what we did there?
Romance the Sea Together
The Place: Hillsboro Beach Resort
The Experience: Find the sweet spot for romance along the stretch of sand between Boca Raton and Pompano Beach at Hillsboro Beach Resort, where the Romancing The Sea Valentine’s Package sets you up for active fun together. There’s breakfast in bed daily, to start, and kayak and bicycle rentals to set out exploring the surrounds of the town’s glitzy Millionaire’s Mile.
Other perks include a beach picnic lunch with a local photographer on hand to capture the moment, and an alfresco beachside candlelit dinner. They even throw in a boardgame–Affection–designed to induce couple bonding. The package is valid for stays from Feb. 11 through Feb. 14, 2022.
Rekindle the Senses
The Place: THesis Hotel in Miami
The Experience: The couple who likes to cook (or at least eat) together will find lots to love with THesis Hotel’s Valentine’s Day package, which sets you up in a waterway view room with a box of chocolates and wine and lets the good times roll onward from there.
The Coral Gables hotel known for its food and beverage offerings goes all out with happy-hour drinks for the two of you at Mamey on 3rd and a prix-fixe dinner at Orno, where a three-time James Beard nominated chef works the magic for your Valentine’s night to remember. Breakfast in bed and a private yoga session are also included.
Keep it Casual and Classy
The Place: Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
The Experience: Loyal guests love Pelican Grand Beach Resort’s unpretentious attitude and unparalleled oceanfront views. Get set to swoon together when you book the hotel’s Romance on the Beach package, which sets you up in an oceanfront balcony suite with a bottle of bubbly and chocolate-covered strawberries as a kick off.
From there, the indulging continues with a toes-in-the-sand, three-course dinner at the hotel’s OCEAN2000 restaurant, daily breakfast served in your suite and a $100 spa credit (per day, per room) that you can put toward couples’ wellness treatments at the hotel’s Scandinavian-inspired PURE spa.
A Deep Dive into Self-love
The Place: Shelbourne South Beach
The Experience: Flying solo on Valentine’s Day? The Shelbourne South Beach invites you to live it up alone with a single’s retreat in an ocean-view or city-view room where you can soak in a bath with rose petals, take time for multiple spa treatments at the hotel’s GUYandGIRL spa, kick it with breakfast in bed with you and you alone and gaze upon a bouquet of flowers from–who else?–you to you. We know we don’t need to tell you you’re worth it.
Transport to the Charm of a 1940s Italian Villa
The Place: Gale South Beach
The Experience: The Gale South Beach is pouring on the dolce vita charm with an Italian-inspired That’s Amore package for Valentine’s Day. Roses and skincare products and candles by a Tuscany-based brand will be in your room on arrival, and a scooter stands at the ready (a Vespa, of course) so you can tour South Beach’s Art Deco delights together.
Other package perks include an Italian dinner for two in a private garden setting followed by live music and drinks on the hotel’s sexy rooftop.
A Private Yacht Cruise, Jazz Brunch and More
The Place: Hotel Effie
The Experience: Splash out on a stay at the luxury boutique beauty, Hotel Effie, in Northwest Florida, for a Valentine’s Day affair to remember. The hotel’s special three-night package starts at $35,000 and sees the two of you descending on a flight into Destin’s private airport and being welcomed to the hotel’s presidential suite, followed by a spa experience and a romantic dinner for two in your suite.
As the next two days unfold, you’ll partake in a helicopter ride, a private diamond-shopping experience, a jazz brunch, private yacht cruise and a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Ovide, just to share a glimpse of the decadence that awaits on Florida’s aptly named Emerald Coast.
Ditch the Mainland for Island Love
The Place: The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
The Experience: Naturally footloose and fancy free, Key West is a particularly good idea for Valentine’s Day, since getting in the mood for love and serendipity is practically ingrained in the island’s fabric.
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort sets the away-from-the-mainland mood by setting you up in luxury suite with a private balcony at the waterfront hotel, where you can hop on a bike to explore nearby Old Town Key West or go farther afield–hopping a seaplane for a day trip to the divine surrounds of Dry Tortugas National Park. They’ll even wrap in a private scuba diving lesson for the two of you and a tour of Hemingway Rum Company.