With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, many of you are probably scrambling to schedule delivery of overpriced roses or some wack chocolates or pajamas that aren’t going to be worth anything in a couple of weeks. If you truly want to make an impression on her, opt for an experience instead of a traditional gift. Gifts fade, but memories that you make on vacations truly last a lifetime. Here are a couple of our favorite destinations and little bit of info on each. Thank us later!
Where to Stay- Couples Resorts
This Valentine’s Day, cuddle up with your loved one at one of Jamaica’s favorite adults-only, all-inclusive boutique resorts, Couples Resorts. Pack your sunnies and head over with your soulmate to one the four properties spanning from Ocho Rios to Negril. Each At each of the properties, including Couples Tower Isle, Couples San Souci, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril, the offerings go above and beyond, with motorized water-sports, off-site excursions and transfers to local island experiences. If snuggling and staying in is more of your thing, enjoy endless gourmet dining, multiple bars and premium cocktails throughout the properties and nightly entertainment, then head back to your cozy room and enjoy beautiful views of the Caribbean waters or landscaped tropical gardens. And when you’re ready to start over again, indulge in a unique spa experience- either perched on a cliff, beachside inside of a tranquil hut, or atop a treehouse.
Destination: Puerto Rico
Where to Stay: Caribe Hilton
Amp up the romance at el Isla del Encanto with a stay at the Caribe Hilton, an award winning beachfront resort situated on an exclusive peninsula made up of 17 acres of lush tropical gardens. Couples can bask in the sun at the oceanfront swimming pools or snuggle up on one of their beachside hammocks with a piña colada in hand — the fan favorite cocktail was created at the Caribe Hilton, after all. After, decompress at the full service Zen Spa Océano, practice your back swing at the Monica Puig tennis center or feast at one of the eleven on-site dining options including everything from local to international cuisine, including the world’s only oceanfront Morton’s Steakhouse.
Where to Stay: W Punta de Mita
Couples in search of a V-day getaway where they can learn a new skill together while being treated like royalty should visit W Punta de Mita — a chic, indigenous-inspired resort located on one of Mexico’s best surf breaks with an amazing beach, incredible surfing program, and amenities for days. When they’re not practicing their hang-ten, couples can unwind in oceanfront suites with private plunge pools and bathrooms that feel like you’re showering in the outdoors, relax with locally inspired treatments at the resort’s AWAY Spa (agave + tequila facial? Yes, please!), indulge at restaurants ranging from Jean Georges’ renowned Spice Market to a vintage 1950’s Chevy truck that’s been converted into a beachside ceviche bar to an ultra exclusive beachfront dinner that’s only available February 14th and 15th. Couples who book this private dinner can snuggle up around the fire and enjoy a three course dinner accompanied with a champagne or wine pairing and a surprise amenity while enjoying live acoustic music.