February is a good month to keep the fires burning with romance packages that warm heart and soul. The following packages are on the calendar at a variety of hotels and resorts around the world, offering sexy amenities along with cool settings to explore.
Titillating Tahiti: Romance in Moorea, Bora Bora
Tahiti is easy with a weeklong romance getaway through Islands in the Sun. The “Recouple & Rekindle Package” offers three nights at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa and four nights at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa. Rates include:
- Round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles on award-winning Air Tahiti Nui
- Three Nights at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa – Garden Pool Bungalow
- Four Nights at Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa – Lagoon View Suite
- American Breakfast daily
- Moana Lagoon excursion with motu picnic lunch on Moorea
- Round-trip inter-island transportation by Air Tahiti (plus all transfers, baggage handling and airline/hotel taxes.)
- Meet & Greet and flower lei upon arrival
- Departure Assistance with shell lei
Rates: starting at $4,399 per person, including round-trip international airfare from LAX. Upgrade stay in Bora Bora to an overwater bungalow — including a canoe-delivered breakfast one morning: add from $590.
Candlelight Nights and Chocolate Kisses: Viceroy Zihuatanejo
Love and chocolate make great bedfellows at the beachside Viceroy Zihuatanejo in Mexico.
Couples can indulge in a Valentine’s Day ‘Chocolate Dinner’ at La Marea (add $85 per person); a Valentine’s Day Dinner in a Private Beach Cabana (add $270 per couple); a special “Sense of the Night” Lounge & Chocolate Degustation: (add $20 per person); a Couples Experience at the Spa (add $200 per couple).
Rates: Rooms for that weekend at Viceroy Zihuatanejo start at $525 per night. Alaska Airlines offers regular flights to Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo from U.S. gateways.
The Couple that Falcons Together …
Learning the art of falconry is surely amongst the most memorable ways to spend a vacation with a loved one. This bragworthy escape happens through an engaging two-day course at Banyan Tree Al Wadi in the desert near Dubai. Couples learn theory and get a hands-on session of this ancient pursuit. Banyan Tree Al Wadi prides itself on being the only resort in the UAE to offer a Falconry Course with practical sessions focusing on the art of handling, weight management and high-tech radio tracking. Supported by the expertise of resident professional falconers, the resort also offers guests the opportunity to engage and interact with the birds at their leisure.
Rates: Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s Falconry Course starts at $1,200 per person (includes 16 hours of theoretical and practical lessons, daily lunch, complimentary Falconry Show and certificate. A stay at Banyan Tree Al Wadi starts at $715 per night.
(971-7) 206 7777
Romance and a Touch of Maui
Maui is at the ready for romancers eager to trade snowflakes for sea spray and a memorable stay at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. A romantic Room & Breakfast in Paradise Package features deluxe accommodations and a tropical buffet breakfast for two.
The Wailea resort’s oceanfront setting pans the white sands and endless blue waters from the infinity edge pool. The property has a Mandara Spa and offers a menu of intimate couple’s massage treatments for those who want to explore deeper relaxation.
Accommodations bring flat-panel TVs, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, spacious bathtubs and 24-hour room service.
Rates: $304 per night.
(800) 228-9290 and use promotional code P74
Romance under the Jamaican Sun and Moon
Moon Dance Cliffs on the cliffs of Negril, Jamaica produces sheer romance under the Caribbean moon. This boutique perch puts the ocean on a platter and serves it up with such amenities as private in-room Jacuzzis, sweeping seascapes, waterfalls and powder sand.
The resort resides on the picturesque oceanfront Cliffs of Negril at Jamaica’s westernmost edge. “Romance on the Cliffs” is a package for lovebirds — and the offer lasts all year. It includes an upgraded room with private verandah, a signature “Kamala Caress” couples massage, a candlelit dinner for two served in the romantic Cliffside cave or oceanfront gazebo, and a chilled bottle of wine and tropical fruit plate upon arrival.
Rates: Rack rates start at $160 per night.