Forget the boxed chocolates and flowers! Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day with one of these dreamy romantic travel experiences far beyond the well-trodden tourist path.
A Recipe for Romance
One of the best ways to grow your love is to share new experiences together. When you travel and try something new, all your senses are heightened. Just by feasting your eyes on fresh sights, tasting new foods, and inhaling exotic aromas, you add to the sensual pleasures of the day.
Being somewhere unfamiliar has a way of making you feel more alive. So does taking time to delight over small pleasures. And when you travel with someone you love, you’ll create shared memories to last a lifetime.
Celebrate your love on February 14 and throughout the year with these globetrotting romantic travel experiences.
Go Further and Stay Longer at The Liming Bequia
To locals, liming means “the art of doing nothing.” The Liming Bequia embraces that concept – refreshingly off the beaten track, the resort features 11 stunning villas, lush gardens, a private marina, and sweeping ocean views.
Bookable now through February 10, The Liming Bequia is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day package including two nights in a Junior Suite, daily breakfast and a special Valentine’s Day dinner for two at the Liming’s unique sea-top terrace restaurant. The menu features locally-sourced dishes including Grilled Prawns & Poutargue Risotto, Fillet of Barracuda with Coriander, Shiitake Mushroom & Cheese Fritters with Escalivada, and more.
For more information visit www.thelimingbequia.com.
Love and Wellness at ADLER Spa Resort THERMAE
The extraordinary ADLER Spa Resort Thermae is set in the middle of Tuscany’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Be My Valentine package is available from February 6 – 28 and includes a romantic couples massage, champagne in-room, and a breakfast and afternoon buffet prepared by ADLER’s Tuscan chef.
Guests have access to ADLER’s thermal baths and spa, which includes 5 saunas and many thermal pools, guided hikes, Nordic walking, and mountain bike or e-bike tours with the resort’s local guides.
Couples can also utilize the innovative Val d’Orcia Outdoor app for easy, safe navigation through unspoiled nature nearby. Mountain bikes and e-bike rentals are free, and guests have access to ADLER Fit, a daily yoga, and fitness program.
For information, visit https://www.adler-resorts.com/en/adler-spa-resort-thermae/25-0.html.
Better than a Box of Chocolates: Calabash Cove Resort and Spa
One of the most popular all-inclusive, adults-only boutique hotels in Saint Lucia, Calabash Cove Resort and Spa offers seclusion, beauty, and mesmerizing views. With old Caribbean charm, 26 villas are accompanied by the Windsong restaurant, lively C-Bar, and the peaceful Ti Spa.
Ti Spa offers special Valentine’s spa packages – with treatments including the Chocolate Decadence Body Polish ($100USD pp), with a chocolate full body scrub; a Couples Moonlight Escape ($300USD), combining a hot stone and Swedish Massage, a chocolate peppermint foot scrub, and champagne and chocolates under the moonlight. Don’t miss the Couples Massage Lessons ($100USD), where lovebirds learn how to pamper each other with techniques to help reduce tension and stress.
The all-inclusive concept includes Valentine’s Day dinner with highlights including a grilled half spiny lobster, five-spiced foie gras with papaya chutney, and escovitch shark with sweet potato chips and edible moringa flowers.
For more information, visit www.calabashcove.com.
Traveling Spoon Experiences
Level up from a couples’ cooking class and give the gift of a Traveling Spoon experience.
Traveling Spoon connects travelers with home-cooked meals and cooking lessons in local homes around the world; experiences are 100% vetted and 100% private.
Choose from heritage pasta making in Florence, grinding from-scratch curries on a family farm in Thailand, or hand-making tortillas and sopes in a beautiful Mexico City home.
Even further-flung experiences include an authentic Balinese wood-fired grill lesson in an Ubud village, a Lebanese cooking class with a local family, or making injera and enjoying a traditional coffee ceremony in a local Ethiopian home.
Traveling Spoon offers experiences in over 175 cities in over 65 countries around the world. Experiences range from $20-$250USD per person. They also offer convenient web-based gift cards you can print – a perfect surprise for a Valentine’s card.
For information, visit www.travelingspoon.com
Beachfront Dining at Navy Beach St. Thomas
Fans of the iconic summer-only Navy Beach, Montauk can experience stylish seaside dining year-round with the recent opening of Navy Beach St. Thomas.
Opened in late December 2019, Navy Beach St. Thomas is now fully operational in partnership with Island Global Yachting Ltd (IGY) at the beautiful Yacht Haven Grande, a prime waterfront spot for yachters.
A special Valentine’s Day prix fixe four-course dinner includes a welcoming cocktail, along with dishes like Roasted Salmon with Shiitake Mushrooms, NY Strip and Frites with Chimichurri, and Passion Fruit Cheesecake.
Navy Beach St. Thomas features a delightful mix of covered and sun-dappled outdoor seating, an outdoor lounge and a 20-seat bar with unobstructed views of the surrounding yachts and Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Valentine’s Day Dinner from $75USD per person.
For information, visit https://www.navybeach.com/st-thomasvi/
Eternal Love in Rome with Bettoja Hotels
Rome is one of the most romantic destinations in the world – and the resting place of Saint Valentine! The Eternal City earned its name because of the belief that no matter what happened, Rome would always persevere…a fantastic metaphor for love.
Bettoja Hotels offers the RomEntic Rome package for February and beyond – since love lasts longer than just Valentine’s Day.
Choose from Hotel Mediterraneo, Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio or Hotel Atlantico – all within walking distance from the Colosseum, Opera House, Forum, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.
The package includes a two-night minimum stay, a candlelight three-course dinner for two at Hotel Mediterraneo’s Roof Garden Restaurant and Bar (with amazing views of Rome), a bottle of Italian Prosecco in-room at arrival, exclusive breakfast at Roof Garden, and a professional photoshoot.
For more information, visit www.bettojahotels.it.
Design, Culture, and Romance in San Miguel de Allende: Casa Delphine
San Miguel de Allende is a magical town filled with culture, art, history, and architecture, and Casa Delphine is the perfect setting to explore.
Located on a quiet cobblestone street, the thoughtfully curated five-suite boutique hotel is offering a special Valentine’s Day package perfect for fashionistas, gourmands, and others.
With a two night stay, enjoy an in-room couples massage, complimentary prosecco, and flowers upon arrival along with a $100USD gift certificate towards dinner at Fatima 7.
Guests can add on a glam squad and professional two-hour photoshoot ($325USD), or a morning hot air balloon ride ($280USD).
For information, visit www.casadelphine.com.
- Dining Etiquette: A Pocket Guide to Table Manners & Tipping in 47 Countries
- Armenian Foods: 5 Traditional Dishes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Armenia
- Marillenknödel Recipe: Learning to Make Austrian Apricot Dumplings at an Age-Old Benedictine Abbey in the Clouds
- Romantic Travel Experiences Around the World
- The Ultimate Julia Child Recipe Collection