Over-the-top Valentine's Day Getaways for Couples

Over-the-top Valentine's Day Getaways for Couples

For the travel-loving couple, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to plan a getaway. This year ditch the flowers and chocolates and book a romantic experience that will bring memories for years to come. Whether the ideal destination is a seaside village, tropical beach paradise, secluded wilderness escape, or a wellness retreat in a renowned wine region, we’ve rounded up the top romantic getaways to inspire wanderlust and turn this year’s Valentine’s Day into a romantic trip to remember.


Love is in the air and in the branches at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Known as one of the most romantic resorts in the world, the Forbes Five Star property expands on its reputation with over-the-top romance this Valentine’s Day, including a special evening at Arbol, its signature restaurant.

At Arbol, guests are greeted by a plush carpet of red rose petals, leading to the dining room, where they will find petal-filled pools surrounding Arbol’s signature sunken tables, under the sculptural light-filled trees. A live local band will circulate, serenading diners in celebration of the holiday, and dinner is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Arbol’s full a la carte menu will be available, enabling guests to choose from Indian Tandoor, Asian Wok, and its stunning Seafood Raw Bar among options. Guests who book a sunken table will receive an Arbol Platter, a bottle of Dom Perignon, custom-engraved champagne glasses, and a bouquet of 250 red roses created by Flores de Paraiso to enhance the experience.

To make the most of a romantic getaway, guests can book the Romance Redefined package, including luxurious accommodations, aromatherapy experience personalized to your unique love language, a secret garden experience, and a romance ritual at The Spa.

Rejuvenating Wine & Wellness Retreat in Mendoza, Argentina

Located in the famed wine region of Mendoza, Argentina, SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites invites couples to enjoy unique wine experiences and adventures for a Valentine’s Day to remember. Designed by Argentina's first female winemaker, Susana Balbo, and her daughter Ana Lovaglio Balbo, this elegant boutique hotel caters to wine, wellness, and adventure enthusiasts with its various offerings. Throughout February, the Romantic Getaway Package lets couples indulge in the region’s finest wines during the annual harvest, wine infused spa treatments, commemorative gifts, and even an air safari. Guests can enjoy Argentina at new heights with an expedition aboard a private seaplane, the only aircraft of its kind in Latin America. To commemorate the entire stay, a bottle of the signature Susana Balbo scent will be given to guests upon departure. With Mendoza's warm sunshine and long days in February, there's no better destination for travelers seeking both wine adventures and relaxation.

Beachside Proposal, Michelin Star Dining and NASA-Approved Stargazing in Los Cabos, Mexico

Cabo in February offers a blissful winter retreat with its pleasant temperatures, striking sunsets, and prime whale-watching. Grand Velas Los Cabos’ spectacular $70k helicopter engagement experience sets the stage for love and romance under the starlit skies of the Baja Peninsula, an area recognized by NASA as one of the top 20 celestial viewing locations worldwide. The helicopter proposal begins with a pickup directly at the hotel on its rooftop, where couples are treated to canapés and drinks before embarking on a 75-minute tour. Starting just before sunset, the golden-hour tour takes passengers to the arch of Cabo San Lucas. As the helicopter tour concludes, couples are surprised with the view of a floral display on the beach that spells out “Will You Marry Me?” Alternatively, the hotel can create an oversized whale outline in candles, an ode to the destination's annual whale migration. Then it’s on to an open-air beach dining experience with two Michelin star chef Sidney Schutte. The couple will be in full view of the stars, planets and constellations where the open-air beach location is matched only by Chef Sidney’s open-flame dinner preparation. Influenced by the natural beauty of Baja Sur, Chef Sidney transforms traditional dishes with a contemporary vision. Signature cocktails and premium wines complement the meal inspired by nature. Following dinner, couples are invited to partake in an immersive stargazing session. Guided by a NASA-certified astronomer, guests explore astronomy through a high-quality 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. In addition to scoping the Milky Way, Zodiac Signs, and many nebulae (star clusters), couples will play games together and learn about the Mayan Calendar and Native American moons.

Fairy-Tale Trip to the Adriatic Coast

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik emerges as an icon of elegance and unmatched hospitality overlooking both the Adriatic Sea and the ancient Old Town. With a legacy that boasts visits from royalty and celebrities, this iconic hotel promises a dreamy Valentine’s Day escape. Croatia’s ancient port city Dubrovnik is a dream destination to visit due to its privileged climate, cultural heritage as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, crystal blue sea, and beautiful coastline. Best of all, in February, the summer crowds are nowhere to be found. The historic Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik is ideal for couples with luxury suites in an original 1913 royal villa and sleek contemporary wing. The hotel sits on an enviable location, just a five-minute walk from the medieval fortress walls. The tranquil gardens, beautiful beach, luxurious spa, and hotel’s three restaurants, all offering spectacular views of the Adriatic, will make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with your partner.

Romantic Wilderness Hideouts in Norway

As a leader in nature-based travel, Norway is home to an impressive collection of landscape cabins - ‘hytter’ - in secluded destinations all over the country. The intimate, architecturally stunning getaways are ideal for adventurous couples to go off grid and focus only on each other. Sustainable luxury travel curator Up Norway can curate journeys with these wilderness hideouts as a romantic option for couples, with some of their favorites being Ramnereiret, a treetop cabin with modern-day facilities overlooking the Sognefjord, and Pan Treetop Cabins that include ultra-modern treehouses on steel-constructions in the Finnskogen fir forest. These secluded retreats can be personalized down to every detail and serve as the perfect escape for a couple. If they’re lucky travelers might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights during their stay.

Timeless Romance with Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Situated on a tranquil street in the heart of Rome, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese embodies the charm of the Eternal City. February, Rome’s shoulder season, greets visitors with fewer crowds, allowing for intimate experiences at iconic landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici, and Spanish Steps—all of which are a stone’s throw from the hotel. Evoking the feel of a Roman home, the hotel has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere with 78 rooms and suites that gives a sense of being truly immersed in the essence of this picturesque Italian city. Settimo, the hotel’s contemporary rooftop lounge and restaurant, is a garden escape offering panoramic views of the famed Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica. Travelers will love the myriad of experiences the hotel offers, including Travelers also have the possibility to explore the Roman Colosseum’s exclusive fourth-story with ArcheoRunning’s new Colosseum Running or Walking Tour. Following a tailor-made running tour that explores the iconic squares of the Eternal City, the private experience offers insider access to the historic amphitheater’s attic. Founder Isabella Calidonna, an art historian, certified tour guide, and coach for Fidal (Italian Athletics Federation) and Coni (Italian National Olympic Committee), leads all of ArcheoRunning’s offerings.

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The Ultimate Couple’s Escape: Blue Haven Resort in Turks & Caicos

There is no better time than now to plan the ultimate couple’s getaway, and Blue Haven Resort, nestled in the upscale residential community of Leeward in Turks & Caicos, is the perfect destination. This all-inclusive resort is one of the most private resorts on the island of Providenciales, featuring 45 studios, suites and penthouses designed with a Caribbean-chic vibe that extends throughout the all-inclusive experience. 

The stunning waterfront property offers guests exquisite ocean views and is within close proximity to mangroves, uninhabited cays, iguana sanctuaries and the most colorful diving sites, all of which offer eco-adventure opportunities for couples to experience. For couples looking for a more laid back vacation, the resort offers waterfront cabanas by the pool and beach. The resort features three onsite dining options, ranging from casual Salt Bar & Grill to fine dining at Fire & Ice. 

When guests stay at Blue Haven Resort, they have the option to take advantage of all the exciting amenities of its sister, all-inclusive beachfront property, Alexandra Resort. Located on the iconic Grace Bay Beach, Alexandra Resort offers even more amenities for guests, including beachfront lounge chairs, a  large lagoon-style swimming pool, water sports and 12 additional dining options, like Black Rock Grill -  perfect for a romantic dinner. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman – Cayman Islands

Romance permeates the Caribbean air, and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman stands as the ultimate destination for couples seeking a luxurious getaway. The hotel encompasses 144 exquisitely manicured acres, extending from the glistening waters of the North Sound to the pristine sands of the world-famous Seven Mile Beach. Lovers can revel in breathtaking beachfront views, luxuriate in cabanas, and more. Additionally, they can unwind at the hotel’s sophisticated spa, offering a bespoke collection of revitalizing and relaxing treatments. Culinary delights await at Blue by Eric Ripert, one of the Caribbean’s exclusive AAA Five Diamond restaurant.

Waldorf Astoria Cancun – Cancun, Mexico

Set amongst the verdant-green mangroves of the Yucatan Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Cancun features exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites, six exquisite dining experiences, the Signature Waldorf Astoria Spa, and more.

This Valentine's Day, guests who are looking for a romantic escape on shores of the Mayan Riviera can book the Coveted Romance Package, providing couples a Mexican escape complete with a distinctive blend of luxury and intimacy. 

The package features a 50-minute couples massage for two, accommodations in any guestroom with an in-room soaking tub set up, dinner for two at JA’O a cantina-style restaurant known for its traditional Mexican cuisine, breakfast for two at Chaya Restaurant, a bright kitchen focusing on fresh, produce-driven dishes, and roundtrip airport transfers.

The Omni Homestead Resort – Hot Springs, VA

Located across more than 2,000 acres of scenic Virginia landscape and visited by 23 U.S. Presidents, the iconic Omni Homestead Resort provides timeless comforts and access to an array of exciting activities. This resort just recently completed it’s $150+ million-dollar renovation which includes The Warm Springs Pools, rooms, dining areas, meeting spaces, and more! From the full-service spa featuring natural hot springs, to one of the best golf courses in the country built in 1892, the resort offers an over 250-year tradition of genuine hospitality and elegant charm.   

This Valentine’s Day, Omni Homestead Resort is offering a special four-course menu for 2 which will include bone-in ribeye and delicious salmon. The meal will be paired nicely with a glass of Veuve Clicquot. This dinner will be offered on February 9, 10, and 14th and will cost $200.