There’s no time of year that rivals Valentine’s Day when it comes to travel deals. Resorts all over the world bust out their best, most creative experiences for the sake of setting the mood, and the result is unparalleled romance. The only problem? How do you even begin to choose between some of these phenomenal properties and tropical destinations?
Even worse, if you haven’t already planned your special getaway, the clock is ticking. Fortunately, we have one more round of truly special Valentine’s Day travel deals to pick from, so it’s going to be tough, but the spoils will be worth it. Now, it’s just a matter of where.
Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands
The Experience: When a resort is only accessible by helicopter or boat, you know there’s a huge emphasis on privacy. The villas and homes at Oil Nut Bay quickly earned the reputation as some of the best in the BVI, if not the Caribbean, and the romance has plenty to do with it. The romantic getaway experience includes myriad perks, including daily breakfast, a couples massage, four-course candlelit beach dinner, and a guided snorkeling tour that includes swimming with sea turtles.
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, Cabo
The Experience: A quick escape is only made better by an unforgettable meal, and this Cabo San Lucas is offering a pair of truly romantic dining options. First, the Luxury Balinese Dinner is set in one of the spectacular waterfront Balinese cabanas, and the four-course meal is made complete with a personal selection from Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas’s resident sommelier. Or follow the lantern-lit walkway to the sand for the Glam Picnic by the Sea and get comfy on the throw pillows and blankets for some delicious snacks and champagne.
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The Experience: Set in the golfer’s paradise of TPC Sawgrass, the Links of Love experience includes three amazing nights at Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa Villas and a fantastic list of activities, including a magnificent five-course meal on the Ponte Vedra balcony, a private sailboat ride, and two 50-minute spa massages and two 80-minute signature facials, among many others.
Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC
The Experience: The Waves of Romance experience at Wild Dunes Resort was conceived for couples who don’t want to deal with the hassles of international travel but still want all the perks of paradise. In additions to accommodations at this award-winning property, couples will enjoy a meal at Coastal Provisions, which is perfect for those pre- and post-meal walks on the beach.
Baha Mar, Nassau
The Experience: Travelers lucky enough to have visited this massive, thoroughly entertaining resort know one thing rings truer than anything else: the food is incredible. Seriously, there’s not a bad dining option at Baha Mar; there’s not even an average or ordinary selection. From the beachside food trucks to the extravagant Sugar Factory, every guest will have a favorite spot, but when it comes to romance, it’ll be hard to top the ambiance of Café Boulud and Carna at SLS Baha Mar, but especially Jazz Bar, where couples will share (and love) the special deluxe champagne and cheese board pairings.
O2 Beach Club and Spa
The Experience: Travelers have been buzzing about this new all-inclusive resort since the day it opened, but the best time to experience O2 Beach Club and Spa might be Valentine’s Day. The Celebrate Your Love experience is nothing if not creative, offering necessary perks like a room upgrade, private dinner with incredible ocean views, and plenty of champagne. But the chocolate-covered strawberry on top is the rooftop cocktail masterclass.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar
The Experience: With one of the best locations on the Island of Enchantment, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is already a great choice for romance (as well as any other type of travel), but the Stay in Love experience is about as VIP as it gets. The private poolside cabana will make couples never want to visit the gorgeous beach. Just kidding, they will, but at the very least, it’ll make them happy they get the 5 PM checkout time.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino
The Experience: One Happy Island is also One Romantic Island, and nowhere is that as apt as at Hilton Aruba, where the Sunset Concierge concept delivers the most intimately personal experiences on the island, starting with innovative dining options and culminating with adventures and activities across the island.
Palm Island Resort, Grenadines
The Experience: What’s more romantic than Valentine’s Day in the Grenadines? The Romance the Senses Honeymoon Package at Palm Island Resort. Days will be filled with epic experiences, like romantic beachside dinners, a voyage on the 37-foot Pink Lady sailboat, the Hibiscus Package at The Spa, and so much more. And with just 41 suites and three villas, this resort will make privacy and seclusion top priorities.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
The Experience: Widely regarded as one of the best places to stay when visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, always fully delivers on any occasion. For Valentine’s Day, guests can expect the best with a private adventure on Lady Lynsey II, the resort’s luxury catamaran, and a four-course, Asian-inspired meal at Bleuwater. And don’t worry, there will be couples massages, too.
Oualie Beach Resort, Nevis
The Experience: Nevis doesn’t receive the same love as some of its more glamorous Caribbean neighbors, but it still makes an incredible setting for romance. Oualie Beach Resort guarantees that with its Valentine’s Day special, as it includes a free room upgrade for a majestic seven-night stay, in addition to a romantic dinner and special Chill Spa discounts.