LUX Travel: Valentine’s Day Getaways
Whether you can’t wait for Valentine’s Day or are dreading everything about it, it’s now one week away! If you are searching high and low for a last-minute getaway or are planning to surprise your main squeeze with a romantic retreat at a later date, now is the time to choose or lose. Here are five hotel ideas for a V-Day getaway filled with romantic scenery, plush beds and steamy hot tubs. Any of these five dreamy destinations will seal the deal!
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
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On the sun-kissed south shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu. Situated on the oceanfront destination of the world-famous Poipu beach, the resort offers couples the experience of sophisticated luxury and Hawaiian island life. While indulging in the lap of Hawaiian luxury, couples will be romantically inspired by the spectacular sunsets, colorful flowers and the lively sea creatures of Kauai. In addition to the natural floral fragrance, turquoise waters, dramatic mountains and beautiful year-round weather, Koa Kea offers many opportunities for romance. Couples can stay in an oceanfront suite just steps away from the water. Every evening can end with an ocean-side dinner sipping champagne in the private lanai and a stroll along the beach.
Bardessono Hotel and Spa
Voted one of the most romantic hotels in the U.S., Bardessono Hotel and Spa is a sanctuary of timeless indulgence. Nestled in the heart of Northern California’s Napa Valley, this top hotel embodies the contemporary luxury and simplified elegance of wine country living bursting with a romantic ambiance. Romance is incorporated into every aspect of the hotel, from private in-room spa services for couples and generous amounts of natural light for a dreamy feel, to elegant bathrooms lit by candles and decorated with floral arrangements. Couples should be sure to have an intimate one-on-one dinner at the Lucy Restaurant & Bar featuring scrumptious cuisine sourced from local farms and the best of Napa wines.
Tickle Pink Inn
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Based in California’s beautiful Carmel Highlands, the Tickle Pink Inn has much more than just a cute name. This romantic hideaway graces the enchanting ocean-side coastline, drawing in lovers from everywhere. Couples have many reasons not to leave their room with all of the pampering and luxurious amenities, including a complimentary bottle of champagne, an evening cheese and wine reception, plush robes and slippers, a cozy wood-burning fireplace and of course, stunning views of the ocean and Big Sur from the bed. The best part of the romantic room is the heart-shaped hot tub right inside the room.
If pairs are looking for a unique hotel with a romantic flair, the Cranleigh Boutique is an international delight in the United Kingdom. Couples begin their romantic journey by first choosing one of 18 individually designed guest rooms with its own lively yet inviting atmosphere. Fashioned with both modern and classic décor, each dazzling room is as visually appealing and alluring as a home in a magazine complete with sumptuous bedding and fabrics, heated tiled floors, mosaic spa baths and even breakfast in bed. Besides falling deeper in love during their stay, guests will fall in love with everything about the Cranleigh.
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On the island of Santorini, elegance comes naturally. Sweethearts can rekindle their love in Greece at the Anastasis Apartments perched upon the top of the Caldera cliffs. Here, couples are offered breathtaking panoramic views of the European waters and will be immersed in gorgeous infinity pools and tranquil gardens expelling fresh summer aromas around the resort inspired by Grecian passion and beauty. Couples will experience natural beauty, privacy, peace, distinctive design and romance to calm the mind, body and soul, bringing pairs into a higher level of love and closeness.