The best luxury romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day
Planning a honeymoon retreat or a romantic getaway to celebrate the month of love? We’ve rounded up some of the best destinations just in time for Valentine’s Day
Who doesn’t love a romantic getaway? And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the timing for one couldn’t be any better. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous honeymoon destination or just a romantic weekend away with your partner, we’ve rounded up some of the best, most luxurious romantic getaways for you to ring in the day of love.Nirvana at Le Méridien Ile Maurice, Mauritius
Trade the gloomy skies and rainy weather for sunshine and romance at this luxury adults-only oasis in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Nirvana at Le Méridien Ile Maurice is a luxurious retreat with a private reception, pool-side bar, an infinity pool with jacuzzi seats and a restaurant – all located in an exclusive wing of the resort, making it the perfect location for a romantic getaway or honeymoon to remember.
There are a range of romantic dining experiences including a floating breakfast in the private plunge pools, a barefoot barbecue on the beach spotlighting traditional Mauritian cuisine and a beautiful candlelight dinner.
Guests can also enjoy a few rounds of golf at the Mont Choisy Golf Club or unwind at their state-of-the-art spa. For those with an adventurous streak, the hotel also provides vouchers to a bunch of bucket list experiences like underwater waterfall helicopter, a catamaran trip, snorkelling, electric bike tours and more. Sopwell House, Hertfordshire
Closer to home, whisk your loved one away to this countryside hotel in Hertfordshire and indulge in their ‘spa break’ package, which includes complete access to the private and exclusive The Club at Cottonmill spa. The spa’s features include cabanas, fire pit and hot tubs, indoor/outdoor massaging hydrotherapy pool, deep relaxation room, organic sauna and a salt steam room.
Guests can reside in their spacious suites which come equipped with fireplaces and cedar wood spa baths, following which they can indulge in a special Asian-inspired Valentine’s menu featuring dishes like lobster dumplings, soy-honey glazed cod, an indulgent sharing dessert platter and more.Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest
Another British countryside escape is Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa in New Forest, where guests can unwind and indulge in the hotel’s state-of-the-art Thai spa, which includes services like couple’s massages, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, hydrotherapy facilities, thermal rooms and herbal sauna.
Guests can then indulge in a romantic candlelight dinner at Cambium, a modern British restaurant, and also receive a surprise Valentine’s Day box from the wellness brand Scentered. And if couples would like to take a romantic stroll or cycle through scenic villages, the New Forest National Park is only a stone’s throw away.The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey
Whisk your loved one away to the Club Hotel & Spa in St Helier, Jersey, where guests can choose from two Valentine’s Day packages to make the most out of their romantic vacation.
For those looking for a delicious foodie weekend, the luxury hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant, Bohemia, has created a four course menu specifically for this occasion. Couples can also indulge in the facilities provided by The Club spa, like intimate rose-infused spa treatments, indoor saltwater pool, herbal steam room and more. There are also plenty of opportunities to stroll on the beaches or check out St Helier’s beautiful landscapes.
Guests looking to pop the question to their partner can indulge in the hotel’s ‘The Perfect Ring’ package, where guests can pick their dream engagement ring with luxury boutique jeweller, Aurum of Jersey.The Xara Palace, Malta
This intimate 17th century palace hidden away in the medieval city of Mdina, Malta is the perfect destination for those looking for some winter sun this Valentine’s Day. Perched on centuries-old bastions, and surrounded by baroque architecture, The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux has been sensitively restored to reflect its formal noble standing, making it a truly regal place to spend Valentine’s Day with your partner.
To mark this occasion of love, the hotel is offering packages that involve perks like a bottle of welcome champagne, delectable petit fours, a bouquet of roses and a horse and carriage ride. Guests can also dine at their Michelin starred restaurant de Mondion and savour the experience of celebrating a luxurious romantic getaway.Pan Pacific London, London
If you don’t feel like leaving the city but still want to enjoy a romantic getaway, indulge in the ‘Golden Suite Celebration’ package at Pan Pacific London, where guests will be able to indulge in an overnight stay at their signature suite and also avail butler services and exclusive private access to the hotel’s infinity pool, complete with a platter of fresh chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne.
The suite offers a separate lounge and dining area, a private study, and a spacious marble bathroom with luxurious Diptyque bathroom amenities and heated flooring, all against the backdrop of the city’s skyline. Le Meurice, Paris
Le Meurice is the original palace hotel in the heart of Paris, and with its newly restored rooms exudes a quiet elegance perfect for a Valentine’s getaway in the city of love.
Guests can choose from an assortment of services and activities like a musical meal for two which includes a five-course menu at the Restaurant Le Dalí or an evening for two in a suite at Le Meurice.
Guests can also book the hotel’s ‘Douce Romance’ duo care package, which contains spa or relaxation spaces like a sauna and hammam, personalised body massages and fondant cakes created by Cedric Grolet and two glasses of champagne. And if you’d like to do a little exploring, there are walking tours chronicling the footsteps of the legendary artists in Paris like Rodin, Monet and Picasso.Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Another wonderful Parisian getaway is Hotel Plaza Athénée. From its signature red awnings and Haussmann facade to its opulent Belle Epoque suites with Eiffel Tower views, who can resist a romantic night in Paris?
Couples can enjoy the Dior Light suite and the newly renovated Dior spa, which provides guests with the ideal daily amount of sunlight, essential for rebalancing energy and sleep cycles, as well as erasing signs of fatigue and beautifying the skin. Or book the Haute Couture Eiffel Suite and fill it with Champagne and roses. Guests can also enjoy a luxurious meal at Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée, which aims to showcase the best of French gastronomy. Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo, Monaco
Located in the Carré d’Or, Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. This luxurious Belle Époque style property was built in 1889 and boasts interiors by the famous French designer Jacques Garcia and makes for a wonderful Valentine’s getaway.
Guests can indulge in the ‘Be My Valentine in Monaco’ package which comes with a suite upgrade, breakfast buffet and a bottle of champagne. Or check out the hotel’s ‘just for you’ experiences which includes things like a private visit to the Monte-Carlo Casino, a fly-over in a helicopter before stopping at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant Yoshi, driving through the French Riviera in an Aston Martin and more.
And if you’d like to take a relaxing break, the hotel boasts the world’s only Givenchy spa, which features a couple’s suite with a jacuzzi bath and an array of treatments.