Over-the-Top Romantic Escapes Around the World for Valentine's Day

Over-the-Top Romantic Escapes Around the World for Valentine's Day
Fairytale, Over-the-Top Valentine's Day at Gstaad Palace in Gstaad, Switzerland

Nestled in sweeping, snowy valleys and surrounded by the spectacular Swiss Alps, Gstaad Palace offers an exclusive “Rent-a-Palace” package to give guests an unforgettable fairytale experience, perfect for an over-the-top Valentine's Day celebration. With the package, guests gain private use of the turreted, castle-like hotel, including all 97 bedrooms and access to five on-site restaurants, including fondue heaven La Fromagerie and first-rate rôtisserie, Le Grill. Minimum two-night stay. Rates starting from approx. $59,579 (CHF 60,000). Restricted dates apply.

Valentine's to the Nines at the Nines in Portland, OR

Fresh off a property-wide renovation, the Nines in Portland, OR is inviting couples to celebrate “Valentine's to the Nines” with an over-the-top romance package. The package includes overnight accommodations in a one bedroom suite, two Apple Watches, a bottle of Dom Perignon and a dozen roses, room service breakfast for two, late checkout, valet parking and access to the hotel's Club Lounge featuring complimentary daily happy hour. “Valentines to the Nines” starts at $1,900 per night based on double occupancy.

Treat Your First Lady at Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in Bedford, PA

You don't have to be the President and First Lady of the United States to vacation like them. With President's Day and Valentine's Day right around the corner, the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, PA is honoring its storied past and embracing its private romantic setting with the “Treat Your First Lady” package. Offering guests the chance to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day getaway with the full Presidential treatment, this over-the-top package includes:

• A private “Secret Service” car service for transportation from the guests' home to the airport and hotel and back
• A private jet service – Air Force One style – from Washington D.C. area airports to Bedford, Pennsylvania
• Two nights of accommodations in a luxurious suite with a private deck, which offers panoramic views of the scenic wooded area
• A consultation with the resort's Executive Chef to curate a custom, personalized dining menu
• Four spa services, with treatment options including a couples massage and the resort's signature Bedford Bath Ritual

NEW Extravagant Harry Winston Proposal Experience from Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui, HI

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui has announced a partnership with the House of Harry Winston to launch of a new extravagant engagement experience for 2017 - Love is in the Air featuring Harry Winston. Through this collaboration, the Montage and Harry Winston teams worked together to create a fairytale-like proposal while also putting a playful spin on the tradition in which couples will propose without the ring. Providing the ultimate destination proposal experience and just in time for Valentine's Day, the Love is in the Air featuring Harry Winston package includes, a three-night stay in the exclusive Premier Ocean View Penthouse, a custom proposal at the resort's historic Cliff House including a rose petal pathway, Champagne and a solo musician, champagne toast and private consultation at the House of Harry Winston in Oahu for the bride and groom to select an engagement ring and any additional bridal jewelry, private round-trip with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to Oahu, engagement photo shoot and Maui Romance Couples Package at Spa Montage. Starting price, $20,000. Engagement ring and bridal jewelry available for purchase at an additional cost.

Valentine's Day Getaways in Cities and Under-the-Radar Destinations

Retreat to Romance at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA

Experience Valentine's Day in the desert this year at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. Celebrate your romance with stylish relaxation by surprising your loved one with the spa's "Bit of Bliss" couples treatment and enjoy side by side massages in the resort's romantic couples suite followed by a delightful spa lunch and champagne toast to complete your experience. For an inventive spin on California New American cuisine, sit back, relax, and enjoy the award-winning patio or fire pit at the resort's signature restaurant, bluEmber. The restaurant will be offering a special Valentine's Day menu with dishes such as Warm Maine Lobster, Crab Crusted Halibut, and sweet Dulce de Leche. Book with the resort's “Retreat to Romance” package and enjoy a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine, romantic turndown, a $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, late check-out and a pre-call from concierge to assist with any special romantic requests. Rates starting at $289.

Rekindle the Romance at El Dorado Hotel in Sonoma, CA

Reconnect with your loved one this Valentine's Day at the recently renovated El Dorado Hotel, in Sonoma, CA. The hotel's cozy indoor aesthetic and location on the corner of the historic Sonoma Square, amidst the charm of Sonoma wine country make it the ideal destination to spend a quaint and sophisticated vacation. Guests can book the “Rekindle Romance Package” and cozy up in comfortable and contemporary king guestroom, where they will be greeted with a Sweet Love bouquet and love note. After spending the day walking around the nearby artisan shops, wine tasting rooms and galleries they can come back to the hotel an indulge in a split of Gloria Blac de Noirs sparkling wine and assorted homemade salted caramels from the local Sonoma Chocolatier included in the package. Package begins at $245 a night plus tax Sunday thru Thursday and $295 Friday and Saturday. Offer valid until March 31, 2017.

Reconnect this Valentine's Day at North Block Hotel in Yountville, CA

North Block Hotel is the perfect place to call home during a romantic Valentine's Day getaway in Napa Valley. Upon arrival guests are greeted in the whimsical lobby, with a bar cart offering a selection of red and white wines and a variety of fun spirits and aperitifs to enjoy by the lobby's crackling and cozy fireplace. Later, couples can relax and rejuvenate together with the “Playful Passion” treatment at North Block's spa, where guests will receive a box of goodies and instructions to guide them on a romantic journey with four easy steps. First, couples will hop in the shower and exfoliate each other with a scrub included in the kit, followed by a couples massage with passion potion oils. Later, the instructions guide the couple back to their guestroom where they can play a sensual game of dice, with the forth step up to them! 60 minutes $145 & 90 minutes $215 a person. Guestroom rates starting at $300 a night.

Celebrate the Month of Love at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe, NM

This February experience romance at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort with the "Month of Love" package. This all-inclusive 2-night package includes a stay in either a spacious casita with private courtyard or a charming resort-style guest room with a private balcony, farm-fresh meals, two custom massages (one per person), a romantic 50-minute outdoor soaking experience in new private Ojitos pool, access to co-ed steam room and private steam showers, one couples focused private Thrive Guide Session and more. Guests will also enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine (or sparkling cider) and heavenly, homemade chocolate truffles. Package priced at $279.

Rest & Rejuvenate in Historic Beauty at The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa in Hot Springs, VA

This Valentine's Day, escape to the mountains of Western Virginia at The Omni Homestead and experience the Southern hospitality and charm that has been drawing guests to the resort for over 250 years. Couples can treat their mind, body and senses to a rejuvenating experience with the Spa's restorative “Treasure the Moment” treatment, a two-by-two couples therapy service available during the month of February. Enjoy soaking in a soothing tub for two with the scent of jasmine, followed by an indulgent Swedish massage. Priced at $312 per couple. Stay the night and book the Retreat to Romance package that includes a bottle of Champagne, $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, late check-out and a pre-call from the concierge to assist with special romantic requests. Retreat to Romance starts at $275 per night.

Romance in the Majestic White Mountains at Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH

Escape on a romantic mountain getaway this Valentine's Day to Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH with the resort's Deluxe Romance Package. A majestic winter wonderland, couples will receive a romantic getaway full of surprises from flowers, Champagne and keepsake flutes delivered the night they arrive to exploring the property together on an intimate carriage or sleigh ride for two. For a romantic evening, couples can enjoy a complimentary dinner at one of the resort's dining venues including the stunning Main Dining Room. Rates for the Deluxe Romance Package start at $608/night.

Ditch the Kids at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, VT

This Valentine's day, couples can get back to the butterflies and leave the stresses of life and children behind to enjoy a romantic evening the way it should be at Burlington's Hotel Vermont. Guests can book the “True Romance: The Hotel Vermont Way” package to get reacquainted and discover all that Vermont has to offer with Vermont Flannel Bathrobes, massage and aroma products, evening turn-down service, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces. Trade in champagne and store bought candy for house-made chocolate truffles and Vermont pressed Citizen's Cider awaiting couples in their room. After the evening is over, wake up to a local Vermont fresh breakfast in bed from Hotel Vermont's own restaurant, Juniper. Pricing from $264 per night.

Next Level Romance at XV Beacon in Boston, MA

Couples can take Valentine's Day to the next level at Boston's favorite boutique hotel, XV Beacon with House Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries awaiting guests in their room upon arrival. XV Beacon's rooms are the perfect escape to the outside hustle and bustle of the city, without ever having to go far away from it all. Couples can book the “Be Mine” package and spark romance by cozying up by the gas fireplaces located in every room along with a rose petal turn-down and guaranteed late check-out by 2 p.m. Additionally, for couples staying in the Beacon Hill Studio Room, they can inquire with the concierge about in-room couples massages. Wake up after a magical evening with breakfast in bed upon request. Pricing from $585 per night for two people.

Reconnect with your Love at The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC

Reconnect with your beloved at the enchanting Omni Grove Park Inn in the heart of beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains serve as the backdrop for luxurious getaways to this iconic southern retreat offering couples the chance to relax and re-join in complete serenity. The Inn will be offering a special Valentine's Day dining schedule at three of their on-site restaurants on Feb. 11, 12 and 14. Enjoy at specially crafted farm-to-table Valentine's Day buffet or Sunday Champagne Brunch at Blue Ridge (adults $54/ children 6-12 $25 + gratuity) or choose to delight in the property's delectable Prix Fix Valentine's Day menus at EDISON Craft Ales + Kitchen (adults $60) and Vue1913 (adults $65), including menu items such as Seared Salmon, Shellfish Bisque, Smoked Pork Chops. Further relax at the award-winning spa where lovers can partake in the Couples Indulgence Wrap & Detox Body Treatment which includes dual exfoliation, powerful hydrating warm mineral and aloe body masques and a full body relaxation massage with fragrant essential oil emulsions. Rates starting at $299.

Reconnect with your Beloved at Hotel Granduca in Houston, TX

This Valentine's Day weekend, rekindle the romance at one of Houston's most unique, luxury hotels designed to evoke the grandeur of the Italian Palazzo. Hotel Granduca Houston is offering an intimate Saturday night entertainment series, “Jazz con Amore,” which features live entertainment, light bites, cocktails and dancing. Cozy up to your loved one on the property's picturesque Veranda which overlooks the hotel's tranquil pool and lush garden. Book with the hotel's “Reconnect with Your Beloved” package and enjoy chilled Prosecco and light bites upon arrival, rose petal turndown services, in-suite couples massages, and a three-course dinner for two in Ristorante Cavour with wine pairings. Rates starting at $241.

Fill Your Heart with Adventure at Hotel Rodavento in Valle de Bravo, Mexico

This Valentine's Day travelers are invited to experience an adventure packed Valentine's Day at Hotel Rodavento, a nature-inspired resort located lakeside just two hours from Mexico City. Set in the midst of a deep forest, couples can spend the day outdoors setting their heart a flutter with fun adventures such as, horseback riding along the property's beautiful paths, zip lining among the tall pine trees and kayaking on the property's lake. Later, couples can relax at the spa with the “Rodavento Privado” treatment, where they will get to enjoy the completely private outdoor adult playground designed for two. Loved ones will have a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, shower and lounge area complete with S'mores all to themselves. All couples' treatments will be available as well. Rates start at $255 a night. Rodavento Privado treatment is priced per hour.

Tropical Romantic Getaways

Retreat to Romance at Sailrock Resort, South Caicos

This Valentine's Day take your loved one on a romantic escape to the newly opened Sailrock Resort, located on one of the most pristine and secluded islands in the Caribbean, South Caicos. The resort offers the "Retreat to Romance" package, a 4-night package for two that includes a bottle of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, a leisurely breakfast in bed, a guided bike tour around the island and 20% off spa services at Na Spa. Couples can also take advantage of the resort's white sandy beaches, quiet backwater bays and salt flats teeming with pink flamingos. Travelers can end the day at the The Great House for a romantic dinner with Caribbean flare. Rates starting at $550 a night, with a 4 night minimum stay for the Retreat to Romance package. Package valid for new bookings made from January 20, 2017 – December 14, 2017 for stay dates of January 20, 2017 – December 16, 2017.

Celebrate your Love at Le Guanahani in Saint Barthelemy

For the ultra-luxe couple looking to escape into a paradise of love, Le Guanahani on the island of St. Barth's is the place to be. To celebrate Valentine's Day, the resort offers the Romance Package, a 7-Night Package for 2 which includes a welcome drink and gift on arrival, daily buffet breakfast at Indigo, romantic picnic followed by dinner with rosé champagne, sunset cruise, car rental and round-trip transfers from St. Barth's airport/port. Lovebirds can also take advantage of the two pristine white sand beaches on property with a variety of activities and unwind with one complimentary spa treatment per person from Spa My Blend by Clarins.

Relaxed, Ultra-Luxury Romance at Eden Roc Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic

Tucked away in a secluded seaside estate surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Eden Roc at Cap Cana welcomes couples to celebrate the day of love this Valentine's Day with the special “Just the Two of Us” package. Couples will enjoy daily romantic amenities, including an exclusive 4-course dinner on the beach and a luxurious and indulgent couple's massage offered in the privacy of their own suite or overlooking the serene lagoon. Fresh off a two-phased, multi-million dollar restoration that added 52 beachfront suites, an expanded spa, new infinity pool, restaurant and refreshed private beach, couples will enjoy romancing in ultra-luxury at the five-star Relais & Chatêaux property. Package starts at $970.50 in Luxury Pool One Bedroom Suite; 5 night minimum stay.

Rekindle Your Love at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa in Cayman Islands

This Valentine's Day, couples can rekindle their love for one another under the sun at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy a decadent four-course menu at the property's famed Beach House Restaurant, comprised of Chilled Oysters, Caribbean Lobster Ravioli, Rack of Lamb and Filet Mignon, among other dishes. For desert, couples can enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, truffles and macaroons. Four Course Dinner $220 per couple plus gratuity. Rates starting at $503.