If you’re looking to whisk your Valentine away this weekend or even sometime this month (thus avoiding the crowds) and you want to go big, look no further. Here are five high-end locations that will be chock full of romance this year.
The Valentine’s Day ‘Chocolate Dinner’ at La Marea will feature a five-course dinner with chocolate in each course, welcome cocktail, live saxophone music and Wish Lanterns. The dinner is $85 per person, and will be served from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Menu items will include crab cake with micro greens, jicama, pink sauce of chipotle and chocolate, local sautéed langoustines, and baked Alaska with two chocolates.
A Valentine’s Day dinner in a private beach cabana will be available for couples to snuggle on the La Ropa Beach for the evening, which will include a special four-course menu and welcome drinks this event is priced at $270 per couple.
Try the Sea of Love Experience at the Spa which starts with an Earth and Sea Salt scrub, made with pure salts harvested around the globe, followed by a massage with aphrodisiac essential oils, plus a take-home spa gift. This experience is 80 Minutes and $300 per couple.
The A Romance Remembered package includes a spacious suite with a private plunge pool, breakfast daily for two, romantic plunge pool turndown, and two of the special Valentine’s Day experiences described above: Dinner in a Private Beach Cabana and the Sea of Love Experience at the Spa. Rates start at $635 per night for a Lagoon Suite. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/zihuatanejo
Visit luxury resort, Las Alamandas, located between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo in Mexico, where love is definitely in the air. The Valentine’s Day Package at Las Alamandas combines 4 nights in a spacious suite with an array of luxury amenities and extras, including a daily breakfast, welcome cocktails, a bottle of champagne, candlelight dinner for two, a one-hour couples massage, and much more.
Also included in this package is a choice of one complimentary experience, including a sunset champagne and hors d’oeuvres at Lookout Point, a picnic for two on a private, secluded beach or a tequila tasting for two. Rates start at $3,205 for two, plus tax and service. Available February 1-28, this special cannot be combined with other promotions. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laguna Cliff’s Resort & Spa
Those looking to stay local should check out Laguna Cliff's Resort & Spa "A Night in Paris" Valentine's Day dinner. This four-course dinner will include items like a French onion soup, fillet mignon with cracked pepper demi glaze, salmon with tarragon sauce and a crepe suzette station with vanilla ice crea, macaroons, truffles, eclairs, and assorted mini French pastries!
The event will take place from 6:00pm – 11:00pm on Friday, the 14th on the lawn and will include dancing, a champagne toast, and live entertainment. It’s priced at $99 per person, all inclusive. To book, call 949.487.7516 or visit www.lagunacliffs.com.
The Hotel Indigo in lovely Del Mar is offering special packages for guests looking for romantic treats. From February 1 – March 15, The Teaching Touch Massage Package for couples will include a 25-minute massage for each guest, a glass of champagne, a take-home massage oil and a professional lesson on giving your partner a spa-like massage at home! Two-hour package rate starts at $300 per couple. The hotel’s Spa Na’Mara is also offering the Couples Ritual Package, which includes a couple’s massage, glass of champagne, and a take-home massage oil. This package is $195 per couple for a 50-minute massage and $265 per couple for an 80-minute massage. Book online at www.spanamara.com or call 858-755-1501.
Located in Del Mar’s iconic L’Auberge hotel, Spa L’Auberge is inviting guests to try their love-themed treatment packages. will be offered at special pricing throughout the month, includingThe Perfect Pair Package, offering the ideal combination of a massage and facial; Love's Glow, a brightening facial and shea butter scrub; Floral Escape, an island-inspired scrub and massage; and Rose Petal Toes, a luxurious rose petal pedicure. Package rates range from $55-$285 per person, not including tax, subject to availability. Book online at www.laubergedelmar.com or call 858-259-1515.