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Valentine's Day Destinations Around the World

January 7, 2014 -

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but it's not too late to plan a special getaway with your valentine this year. Here are a few Valentine's Day destinations with romantic packages for every couple - snow bunnies, beach babes, spa lovers and more.

TRADITIONAL ROMANCE

White Barn Inn - Kennebunkport, Maine (pictured above)

The White Barn Inn, a boutique Relais & Chateaux property, will offer a Valentine's Day Package from February 13-15th including:

• Two night accommodations
• Bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in room upon arrival
• Continental breakfast and afternoon tea
• Intimate four-course dinner in The White Barn Inn restaurant by renowned New England Chef Jonathan Cartwright
• Rates from $565/night

Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Phoenix, Arizona

Royal Palms Resort and Spa is offering Sealed With a Wish, a package that seals romance with the ancient Asian tradition of paper wish lanterns. Including two nights of luxury accommodations with a rose petal turn down service, the package also features a private "wish lantern" ceremony, where couples make special wishes, write it on a paper lateen and send it into the desert night ski. The tradition of the ceremony is said to symbolize good luck and fortune. Additionally, the package includes two 50-minute treatments at the resort's renowned Alvadora Spa and a romantic dinner for two in the form of a $100 food and beverage credit. Package price starts at $1,199.

W San Diego – San Diego, California

The newly restyled W San Diego mixes style and comfort to bring the ideal destination for a luxe romantic getaway for two. The W's Rooftop, offering glittering cityscape views, also includes a full bar, bites from their signature restaurant, a one-of-a-kind fireplace, cabanas, music and extraordinary specialty cocktails. Spend this Valentine's Day at W San Diego and enjoy their YOLO Package (You Only Love Once) that includes:

• Room night for two
• Make-your-own cocktail in-room amenity delivery
• $100 F&B credit
• A glass of champagne with W Insider who will give guests spontaneous ideas for the day

INTERNATIONAL JET SETTERS

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi – Maldives

An exclusive island resort in the Maldives, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, offers guests a truly secluded, romantic experience. Surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs with breathtaking views, a private beach or garden and personal butler, each of the 49 suites is the epitome of island luxury.

The Romance package includes:

• Four nights accommodations with return domestic flights from Ibrahim Nasir Airport, Male to Kaadhedhoo Domestic Airport
• Sunken Dig candlelit dinner
• Foot massage and sparkling wine on arrival
• Couples connect spa experience
• Romantic bed decoration and bubble bath turndown
• Luxury amenities on arrival and departure gifts
• Guided reef snorkeling
• Butler service and breakfast daily

Paresa Resort – Phuket, Thailand

Paresa Resort, the hideaway-style luxury pool villa and pool suite resort perched on the cliffs of Kamala amongst a lush tropical forest in Phuket Thailand, is a couple's paradise. Paresa boasts breathtaking views of the dramatic indigo Andaman sea, embracing the exclusivity of its natural surroundings. A world-class sanctuary inspired spa provides the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with unique and regionally-inspired experiences for ultimate restoration and purification of the senses. Couples can savor distinct and unsurpassed culinary experiences at onsite restaurants Diavolo and Talung Thai, and even study traditional Thai cooking techniques at Recipe, Paresa's own Thai Cooking School. In addition, couples can retreat to the nearby ZAZADA Beach Club managed by Paresa Resort, and use of private yachts can be arranged for enjoyable island excursions. Paresa's "Unforgettable Valentine's Day Package" includes:

• Three nights of luxury accommodations
• Flowers and luxury bathroom welcome amenities upon arrival
• Daily breakfast for two at Diavolo restaurant
• Nightly bedtime sweets
• One private infinity pool dinner for two

Package is available January 15-February 28, 2014 and package rates start at $1,390.

Hotel Lone – Rovini, Croatia

Situated in the Istrian coastal resort of Rovinj, Croatia, Hotel Lone is one of Croatia’s most romantic hotels. The 248-room hotel boasts a unique location near the sea, surrounded by the centuries-old Park Forest Zlatni Rt and walking distance to the town center. Hotel Lone is an eye-catching modern build in the shape of an ocean liner – a playful reference to its Adriatic setting. The hotel features three restaurants offering a mixture of traditional Croatian and Mediterranean fusion-style food along with several bars and a nightclub. One of Hotel Lone's maine attractions is its spa, which features a scented steam sauna, Finnish sauna and infrared sauna, gym, relaxation area, indoor fresh-water pool with special hydro-massage effects and eight multi-function treatments rooms. Valentine's Day in Rovinj includes:

• 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
• Valentine's Day dinner for 2 in the "L" restaurant with menu items
• Champagne and sweets upon arrival
• Spa treatments with oysters and champagne
• Use of wellness and spa with additional treatments at a 20% discount
• Use of bicycles
• Early check-in / Late check-out
Rates starting from $490.00.

BEACH BABES & HIPSTERS

The Modern Honolulu – Honlulu, HI

The MODERN Honolulu, a cosmopolitan lifestyle hotel that deftly combines sexy and sophisticated, is an ideal destination for romance this Valentine's Day. The Modern Honolulu will offer the “Uncommonly Suiteheart” package this Valentine’s Day which includes:

• ‘Pagne and Pleasure champagne welcome amenity
• Three nights in an Ocean View, Ocean Front or Studio Suite
• Daily breakfast for two
• One 50-minute spa treatment
• $200 hotel credit to ignite the flame with experiences such as a couples candle massage, romantic dinner at Morimoto Waikiki or an exclusive daybed at the pool
• Package rate from $1,377

Surf & Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, CA

Surf & Sand Resort, resembling a sun-washed Mediterranean Village, lies on California’s Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. With beachfront guest rooms and suites and romantic ocean views, Surf & Sand Resort offers a romantic backdrop every day of the year. This February, the property introduces its “Sunset Concierge” who will be available to provided added romance to a couple’s visit with special touches such as: a bath butler kit with rose pedals and candles, chocolate covered strawberries or champagne and a comfy blanket to watch the breathtaking sunsets. Starting room rates in February from $445/night, available February 1 through February 28.

SKI BUNNIES

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Spend this Valentine’s Day enjoying the scenic views atop The Mountain Top at the historic and scenic Lake Geneva in Wisconsin at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. With lift tickets, rentals, Apres Ski cocktails and even chocolates, this package is sure to please the adventurous Valentine’s Day couples. The “Lift of Love” package includes:

• One night stay in a lakeview guest room
• Two lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding
• Ski or snowboard rentals for two
• Two Apres Ski Cocktails
• Anderson candies

Reserve by phone today at 800.558.3417 or book online for the “Lift of Love"

Hotel Terra – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Located slopeside to Jackson Hole Mountain and at the gateway to Grand Teton National Park, the LEED-Silver Certified luxury Hotel Terra is the ideal romantic snowy getaway. Pushing well beyond LEED criteria and continually developing its eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the environment while still offering an indulgent hotel experience for their guests, Hotel Terra truly succeeds in offering a relaxing eco-friendly romantic vacation experience. Naughty or Nice Package (valid February 12-18) includes:

• Two nights in a Terra Guest Room with King
• Couples treatments in Chill Spa
• Bottle of champagne and local artisan chocolates in-room amenity upon check-in
• $200 gift certificate to local jewelry stores, JC’s or Ella’s Room

Topnotch Resort – Stowe, Vermont

Topnotch Resort is the ultimate romantic retreat for snow bunny couples this Valentine's Day. Topnotch’s Back To Us package offers:

• Champagne and a Box of Chocolates upon arrival
• (1) 50-minute spa treatment per person per day at Topnotch's 35,000 square foot award-winning spa
• Daily access to the Spa exercise facilities, indoor pool and basic fitness classes

Couples can take advantage of Topnotch's prime location, just minutes away from the best skiing on the East Coast, and outdoor adventures like snow-shoeing, cross country skiing and horseback riding.

Washington School House – Park City, Utah

Let Washington School House's winter romance package set the mood for Valentine’s Day. From a suite piled high in white Pratesi linens and breakfast in bed to champagne, chocolates and candles, the boutique hotel is pulling out all the stops. Spend the day relaxing in the hot tub nestled into the hill among aspens and blue spruce, on the slopes, in town… or, here’s an obvious choice – simply don’t even bother to leave the suite. It’s up to you. Let Washington School House take care of everything so couples can focus on what really matters (cue Marvin Gaye music here).

We Heart Park City Package includes:

• Chocolate truffles and champagne split upon arrival
• Breakfast and French press room service for two
• In-suite couple’s massage
• Molton Brown romance gift
• Lineas Lights Candle
• Complimentary afternoon cocktail hour
• Dinner for two at Talisker on Main featuring chef’s tasting menu

Minimum two-night stay in a suite. Package price starts at $1,075/night in a Lofted King Suite, based on double occupancy, suite upgrades and additional nights are available; subject to availability. Package valid until February 28, 2014.

SPA-LOVERS

Salamander Resort & Spa – Middleburg, Va

Set on 340-acres of plush farmland in the heart of Virginia's horse and wine country, Salamander Resort & Spa, sparks the romance this Valentine's day with the ultimate couples spa experience. The “Time for Two” spa treatment package includes:

• A foot ritual, followed by a full body exfoliation
• Private time to enjoy the water experiences in the couples' suite
• Lava Shell massage
• Light lunch on the private terrace
• Facial and side by side pedicures
• Rates start at $1,200

SWEET TREATS FOR FOODIES

Rancho Bernardo Inn – San Diego, CA

Southern California resort and spa, Rancho Bernardo Inn, sets the stage for romance with breathtaking views of its luscious gardens, al fresco dining, outdoor fireplaces and more. The “Love You S’more” package let’s couples indulge during their stay. The package includes:

• 2-night stay
• Dinner for two at AVANT, the property’s new signature restaurant
• S'more making kit with creative ingredients including: Red Velvet cookie & white chocolate marshmallows, Chocolate Chip Cookie & Reese's Peanut Butter Cup & Vanilla Marshmallows, Cinnamon Graham Crackers & Chocolate Marshmallows with a Chocolate Caramel Square, and Double Chocolate Chip Cookie & Marshmallow & Minty chocolate.
• Available February 1 through February 28, starting from $452
• Book by phone only, call # 877.269.5242

BIG SPENDERS

Element Lifestyle – Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Concierge Membership

No one does extravagance on Valentine's Day quite like the planet's leading luxury travel and lifestyle service, Element Lifestyle. With an extensive network of partners in the areas of travel, culinary, nightlife, entertainment, sourcing and events, Element's essentially unlimited capabilities help their clients plan Valentine's Day celebrations of a lifetime. Whether you want to whisk your loved one away to a remote island via private jet decorated with floral arrangements from a world renowned florist (complete with procured customized pillows, blankets and sweets) - or cook a special dinner for your sweetheart using the very best ingredients sourced from all over the globe to create the world's most epic meal- no request is too major, bespoke or over-the-top for the Element team. An annual membership fee of $36,000 gives clients access to Element's uber-talented, creative and well-connected team of experts.


 

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