The countdown is on to Valentine’s Day and in the back of your mind you know a romantic getaway to someplace sunny and warm (or even someplace warmed by a roaring fireplace) is what your super-spontaneous side wants to make happen. Whether you’re inclined to hop in a car and head to a resort in sunny Florida or California or feel the urge to book a last-minute flight to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama or Belize, here are 15 packages for a just-the-two-of-you escape (for February 14th or other dates you feel inclined to celebrate your love throughout the month) to an island or coastal destination.
The Place: Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Experience: Fresh from its $100 million debut in January 2022, luxurious new Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa features a prime location—nestled between the Cabo Marina, just a few steps from the area’s only swimmable beach, and within walking distance of shops and tourist attractions—and its modern suites offer views of the ocean and Cabo’s landmark Arch.
Couples can relax in one of two infinity pools with private daybeds and cabanas, at the private beach club or with a massage for two in Sparitual. Sunset cocktails can be enjoyed at the Rooftop 360 lounge and there’s also a mojito bar and an onsite microbrewery. The property’s signature restaurant, Corazón Cabo, serves authentic Baja cuisine.
The Deal: The Endless Love package features four nights in a Luxury Infinity Suite with ocean views, daily breakfast in bed, a couples’ massage (with a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries), and a private romantic three-course dinner overlooking the beach.
The Perfect Pair
The Place: The Santa Maria Panama, Panama City
The Experience: For those seeking affordable poolside relaxation and a few rounds of golf amid a sunny and cosmopolitan setting, The Santa Maria, Panama, a Luxury Collection Hotel, a lush oasis in the heart of historic-meets-modern Panama City, features an all-access country club, Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole signature golf course, an expansive pool, locally inspired spa and a celebrated Sunday Brunch. Rooms and suites offer city or golf course views and feature a Luxury Collection Bed and a marble bathroom.
The Deal: With the Perfect Pair package, enjoy deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast, a romantic dinner for two at the hotel’s signature restaurant and a complimentary bottle of wine (plus cheese board) upon arrival. Rates start at $249/night with promotional code ZJ7.
Romance in Anguilla
The Place: Quintessence Anguilla
The Experience: Quintessence Anguilla, an intimate luxury hideaway features just nine luxurious suites with a villa-like feel but offers all the perks of a full-service resort. Perched above the white sands and turquoise water of Anguilla’s Long Bay Beach, the property features French Caribbean-inspired fine dining with an award-winning wine cellar, locally inspired spa treatments, a sprawling infinity pool an onsite art gallery.
A member of Relais & Chateaux, “Q” offers guests 24/7 butler service, personalized beach set-ups and dreamy Hästens mattresses with price tags that exceed that of a new Toyota Camry.
The Deal: Romance in Anguilla is bookable for seven nights in a premium luxury suite, and includes daily breakfast for two, a $500 private dining credit and a bouquet of red roses.
Love at Frost Sight
The Place: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Cape Cod, MA
The Experience: Cape Cod’s award-winning Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club invites couples to cozy up over Valentine’s Day weekend and experience a private, romantic igloo dinner at The Frost Bar under starry skies, enjoy scenic walks on the beach and indulge in relaxing spa treatments at The Beach House Spa. In addition, they can enjoy the resort’s other winter amenities: multiple heated pools, mixology lessons, trivia programming and the new Artists of the Cape series, showcasing the works of different female Cape Cod artists each week.
The Deal: Love at Frost Sight includes accommodations, a bottle of wine, a paint by numbers welcome kit and a three-course dinner with a special champagne toast. Rates from $225 per night.
The Place: Villa La Estancia, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
The Experience: Villa La Estancia, Riviera Nayarit, situated in the exclusive resort community of Nuevo Vallarta on the white sands of Banderas Bay’s Flamingos Beach, features elegant Spanish Colonial and Hacienda-style guest rooms with azure ocean views. Guests can enjoy bottle service at sunset, gourmet cooking classes and Mayan mud massages.
The resort also features a secluded spa suite at Tatewari Spa as well as a top-rated steakhouse, La Casona.
The Deal: Unique Suites includes a stay in a romantic ocean-facing suite, a welcome charcuterie board of cheese and wine, nightly turndown service with Ferrero Rocher chocolates, a “make your own Michelada” kit, aromatherapy experience and access to the spa’s award-winning hydrotherapy circuit. Rates start at $233 per night.
The Place: Thompson Zihuatanejo, Mexico
The Experience: The sophisticated Thompson Zihuatanejo, overlooking the white sands and clear waters of Playa La Ropa on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, features 56 rooms and suites set in airy one-, two-, and three-story villas, many with private plunge pools. Activities include whale watching, kayaking to a hidden island, chasing waterfalls in the nearby jungles and visiting the colorful and quaint fishing villages nearby.
Other indulgences: intimate mezcal tastings and a pop-up ceviche stand for a fresh seafood snack right on the sand and dancing all night at the beach club.
The Deal: This Romance Package includes a three-night stay in the boutique hideaway’s recently renovated Beachfront Villas, a bottle of bubbly and Mexican truffles upon arrival, an al fresco couples massage on their terrace, a four-course special menu curated with local ingredients, late check out and some Thompson Zihuatanejo branded tequila to take home. Packages start at $2,500.
To the Moon and Back
The Experience: Bamboo Bonaire is a serene and sultry boutique resort located on one of the Caribbean’s most intimate islands. It features Indonesian-inspired cottages set about 200 feet from the sea, a spa set in a tropical garden, a saltwater pool and private Jacuzzis that are open 24/7.
Perfect for couples looking to dine, detoxify or dive, Bamboo Bonaire offers a live- cooking fine-dining experience at CHEFS, an intimate 16-seat restaurant, yoga classes, shore dives and snorkel sessions.
The Deal: To the Moon and Back includes a bottle of bubbly, chocolates, fresh flowers and bed decoration upon arrival, as well as a champagne breakfast in bed for two, and a couples massage. Rates start at $159 per person, per night.
The Place: Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Mexico
The Experience: The recently renovated Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, nestled on a sandy strip between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, invites couples to indulge in a tequila tasting/pairing led by the resort’s tequiler, a couples treatment inspired by Huichol traditions at the Ohtli Spa and relaxing days by Puerto Vallarta’s largest infinity pool.
The Marriott will also be offering special Valentine’s Day programming over the holiday weekend.
The Deal: The Suite Celebration includes deluxe suite accommodations, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, late check out and daily access to paddle boards and kayaks on Marriott Puerto Vallarta’s private stretch of beach. Rates start at $410 per night; book with code HDK.
Just the Two of Us (at 901)
The Place: Hyatt Centric Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Experience: Towering high above Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the 238-room Hyatt Centric Las Olas mixes modern sophistication with retro sexiness in amenities that include an 8th-floor pool and pool bar and 901, a secret speakeasy hidden inside a standard guest room that throws it back to the roaring 1920s.
The Deal: The hotel’s $5,000 “Just the Two of Us (at 901)” package includes a speakeasy buyout, 901 Diamond Martini, curated menu with stone crabs and steak, beverages, bottle of champagne, private burlesque dancer (for 30 minutes) and an overnight stay with rose petals and candles in the room. Available Feb. 10-14, 2022, with two-hour speakeasy seating. To book, email [email protected].
Renew and Indulge
The Place: ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
The Experience: ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki is an ultra-exclusive boutique luxury hotel where each of the nine suites occupies a private 2,250-square-foot floor. Accommodations feature a balcony (with Jacuzzi) offering sweeping ocean views, spa-like Italian marble bathrooms, in-suite dry sauna, personal elevator entry and a designer kitchen.
The onsite Japanese-French tasting concept, Mugen, features 7- and 11-course tasting menus with delicacies including Sasanian Osetra Caviar and Kona Kanpachi along with a 500-bottle wine collection.
The Deal: Renew and Indulge requires a seven-night stay and includes two complimentary 50-minute spa treatments and a bottle of Caymus Cabernet wine. Rates start at $2,992 per night.
Love is in the Air
The Place: Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West, FL
The Experience: The newly renovated Southernmost Beach Resort, located in the Key West Historic District on the southern end of Duval Street, offers sleek, modern design with classic coastal charm and ocean views. Guests can relax at three palm-fringed pools with private cabanas, a private beach or a secluded tanning pier and enjoy Caribbean-meets-Key-West dining and cocktails at the resort’s bars and restaurants.
The Deal: Love is the Air is for overnight accommodations plus a sunset helicopter tour over Key West for two, with a champagne toast. Package from $1,087.
Romance in the Sea
The Place: Alaia Belize, San Pedro, Belize
The Experience: Luxury newcomer Alaia Belize Resort is located in the laid-back and historic town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The beachfront hotel sits just 600 yards from the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve, offers stunning sea views and features a piano bar, art gallery, wine club, three restaurants, four bars and three pools—including Belize’s first-ever suspended rooftop pool and lounge with 360-degree views.
The Deal: Romance in the Sea is available for bookings on all resort rooms (studios, suites and villas) and includes complimentary airport transfers, chocolate and Champagne upon arrival, complimentary breakfasts at any Alaia restaurant, dinner for two at fine-dining concept Sea Salt, a 45-minute couple’s massage at K’in Spa, and 10% off all hotel services. Package rates start at $508 per night plus tax and service.
The Place: Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico
The Experience: Set amid 72 acres of lush tropical gardens just 15 minutes from Puerto Rico’s famed El Yunque rainforest, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico reopened last winter following a multi-million-dollar renovation. The resort offers all-suite, bungalow-style accommodations, three pools (including the island’s largest lagoon-style pool), a full-service spa, five on-site restaurants and two 18-hole world-class Tom Kite-designed golf courses.
The Deal: This Romance Package includes breakfast for two, a daily a bottle of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, and is valid for stays between February 19, 2022 and June 30, 2022. Package rates start at $504 per night.
The Place: Golden Rock Resort, St. Eustatius
The Experience: Golden Rock Resort, a crisply designed 32-room property on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, is set amid 40 acres of lush landscaping and immaculate gardens and the modern, nature-inspired guest rooms and suites feature sustainable amenities and private balconies with ocean views. Guests can relax at the large asymmetrical swimming pool or in the resort’s two spa-treatment rooms.
The Deal: Valentine’s Day includes accommodation for two people in a Double Deluxe Room for two nights, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, handpicked flower bouquet from the resort’s garden, continental breakfast for two at Breeze Restaurant, a historical tour of the island, a three-course dinner for two (including a bottle of wine), and complimentary round-trip airport transfers. The Package is $780 per couple for two nights and is valid for stays Feb. 10-19, 2022.
Email the resort at [email protected] to book.
Tee Time/Me Time
The Place: The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA
The Experience: Designed with the ambience of on old-world Mediterranean estate, The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is located amid 400 acres of coastal canyon about five miles from the ocean in San Diego. It features 249 elegant rooms and suites, an award-winning golf course, a five-star spa, four heated pools, tennis, outdoor & indoor fitness centers, hiking trails and unique dining experiences.
The Deal: Tee Time/Me Time includes accommodation in a Signature Poolside Room, one round of golf at The Grand Golf Course, one spa appointment at the Center for Wellbeing (one of you gets the tee time and the other gets the me time), and dinner for two at the resort’s Amaya restaurant. Rates start at $1,299 per night.