The clock is ticking for couples still looking to jet off on a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day. For those last minute planners who’d like a warm weather escape with their sweetheart, here are a few options from Mexico to the Bahamas.
Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has created a new package with lovebirds seeking privacy, romance, and relaxation in mind. Available now through Feb. 28, 2019, guests can book the Privacy Please package and treat themselves to a minimum 4-night stay in private, palapa-style bungalow accommodations outfitted with a personal plunge pool or they can stay in the adults-only penthouse accommodations complete with a moon shower. Also included in the package are a personalized welcome amenity, a 60-minute massage inside the Revive Spa’s VIP couples cabin, romantic turndown service with sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, a cabana bed on the beach or by the pool daily, and a “toes in the sand” dinner on the beach including one bottle of house wine.
Rates for this package start at $493 per night using the booking code Privacy. For more information, visit mahekalbeachresort.com.
Couples heading to Mexico can also opt for the Royal Romance treatment at the Royalton Cancun this Valentine’s Day. This package, which can be purchased as an add-on to any stay Feb. 1-28, 2019, includes a romantic beachfront dinner for two, a complimentary couples massage, use of the hydrotherapy pools throughout the stay, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, plus rose petals, massage oil, and candles in room upon arrival.
Nightly rates start at $330. For more information, visit royaltonresorts.com.
Active couples looking for a side of adventure with their romance can pack their bags for a stay at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. With the resort’s Wild Love package available now through March 31, 2019, lovebirds will have an action packed 4-night stay with activities such as hiking through the jungle and exploring the Arenal volcano, hot springs, and tropical waterfall, plus cruising the waters of the Papagayo Peninsula on a full day yacht charter complete with jet skis, snorkeling, and more. A visit to Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary is also included and allows guests to get up close to some of Costa Rica’s wildlife. On the more traditionally romantic side of the Wild Love package, couples will be treated to a Double Feature couples massage on the balcony of their Director’s Suite, as well as a 4-course private dinner on the beach.
Rates for the minimum 4-night stay start at $7,200. For more information, visit planethollywoodhotels.com.
The turquoise waters of Emerald Bay are also calling to traveling sweethearts with a variety of Valentine’s Days packages available at Grand Isle Resort & Spa. With the property’s Valentine’s Grand Getaway Package, couples can expect a romantic first night dinner at Palapa Grill, plus a dozen roses, an assortment of chocolate, and a bottle of champagne in room. Pricing for two nights of this package starts at $1,000, while a 4-night stay starts at $1,800. Couples can also choose to step things up a notch with the Valentine’s Grand Romance Package. This offering treats guests to a private candlelit dinner prepared in villa by a private chef and also includes a dozen roses, an assortment of chocolate, and a bottle of champagne. As an added bonus, couples booking this package will receive a $250 air credit applied at the resort at checkout. Rates for the Valentine’s Grand Romance Package start at $1,800 for a 2-night stay and $2,700 for a 4-night stay.
If a proposal is in the plans for this romantic getaway, Grand Isle Resort & Spa also offers The Grand Proposal Package. This package also includes the roses, chocolates, champagne and the air credit of the previous package, but adds several extra perks. In addition, guests will have a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach or on the Ocean View Terrace during which the Grand Isle staff will bring the ring to the table when it’s time to pop the question for those couples making the big ask on Valentine’s Day. Couples will also embark on a private island getaway excursion during the stay, where a boat will bring them to a private island, where they’ll be treated to freshly caught lobster and fish prepared by a chef on the island. Pricing for this package starts at $3,500 for two nights and $4,400 for four nights.
For more information, visit grandisleresort.com.
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