We’re so unbelievably romantic… if you saw us you’d say, “Get a room.” So, little angels, it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. I know, I know… it’s one of those semi-dreaded holidays. If it makes you feel any better, even when you have a mate you still feel a little uneasy about what to do. Well, stop stressing, we have some ideas for you. For those who don’t have a lover, next week we have some ideas for you too. Life is a collection of experiences and, as we always like to say, “You can’t take ’em with you, so you might as well live it up now!” (by throwing in a few yacht excursions, a tryst with some guy named Filippo, and hell, go scuba diving while you’re at it, too)
What? It’s only money.
Run away to: The Maldives
Stay at: Naladhu
What: The romance begins when you step out of the airport and onto the speedboat that will take you directly to this Maldivian island resort. A House Master will lead you to your private house, where Champagne cocktails and fruit are waiting. Spend the day by the pool or snorkeling in the reef then relax with a complimentary coconut milk bath for two.
As if that wasn’t enough: Chocolate cake to share is included!
How much: The “Island Romance” package starts at start at $1474 for an Ocean House.
Visit http://naladhu.anantara.com/Island-Romance/default.aspx for more information.
Run away to: The Mayan Riviera
Stay at: Rosewood Mayakobá
What: The five-night “Mayan Romance” package is all about relaxation. Take a Tantric Yoga class and enjoy a Moonlight Massage for two on your suite terrace. Then soothe your muscles in an Aroma Bath with champagne and chocolate and you’ll be on your way to rekindling that fire all day, and night, long.
As if that wasn’t enough: You’ll also get a Couple’s Massage instruction session with 30 minutes of “alone time.”
How much: Package rates start at $810 per day, minimum 5-nights. Visit http://www.rosewoodmayakoba.com/en/specialoffers.cfm for details.
Run away to: Moscow
Stay at: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
What: For the lovebirds who are itching to get out of the nest, this city was made for you to explore together. Visit Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Squareand the Kremlin in the old city center. For a classically romantic evening go ice skating on Gorky Park ponds, transformed into rinks for the winter.
As if that wasn’t enough: The “Romance at the Park” package allows a 4PM checkout, so spend the afternoon in bed!
How much: Check http://moscow.park.hyatt.com for best available rates.
Run away to: Turks and Caicos
Stay at: Parrot Cay
What: Leave your boots behind and grab your swimsuits! After an afternoon of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, rent out the COMO Shambhala Cottage for your Valentine’s Day dinner. This screened-in cottage overlooks the nearby wetlands and is decorated with candles and tropical flowers.
As if that wasn’t enough: The resort lets you set the mood with your own music!
How much: Rental cost including service is $400 (excluding food and beverage) and rates start at $775 per night for a Garden View Room. Visit http://www.parrotcay.como.bz/rates for booking details.
Run away to: Geneva
Stay at: La Réserve Genève Hotel and Spa
What: Fashioned along the lines of an African Lodge by renowned designer Jacques Garcia, La Réserve Genève is sophisticated yet playful. Withten acres of private gardens and beaches on the shores of Lake Geneva, you’ll find everything you need including two excellent restaurants, a stylish bar with live DJ, a full-service spa, and even its own vineyard. For added romance, arrive to the hotel by Venetian motorboat – a complimentary service that whisks guests to and from Geneva.
As if that wasn’t enough: Reluctant to leave the little ones behind? Bring the kids to La Petite Réserve, where they can play in an open-air playground, a magical tree house, or the indoor childcare center.
How much: Rates start at $450.
Visit http://www.lareserve.ch/english/ for more details.