Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time of year; whether you are trying to find the perfect gift for the love of your life, or trying to find the love of your life to give a gift to, it’s a turbulent day in most people’s lives. To make things a little easier in the gift department, a number of luxury hotels are offering incredible romance packages over $10,000 to make sure that your affection is expressed to its fullest extent.
The Çırağan Palace was formerly an Ottoman palace and has been fully restored to a five-star hotel. The palace fuses Ottoman-era splendor and sophistication with state-of-the-art amenities set in a prime location on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait, the border between Asia and Europe. The hotel is featuring a $11,845 Regal Romance by Land, Air & Sea Package that will make you and your loved one feel like sultans discovering two continents this Valentine ’s Day. The package includes:
Three night stay in a Bosphorus view room
Çırağan Signature chocolates and champagne upon arrival
Daily opulent buffet breakfast with over 300 items at Laledan Restaurant
Couples massage and Turkish Bath at the hotel's Sanitas Spa
One romantic dinner at Tugra Restaurant with a Bosphorus view table
Three private tours of two continents: one by land, one by air and one by sea.
Romantic horse-drawn carriage tours
Private helicopter tour of Istanbul
Private yacht cruise along the Bosphorus
One full day private tour to Princes Island
Package available from now until December 31, 2013
Perched high above Manhattan, the upper floors of the Waldorf Astoria attract the world’s most discerning travelers. Combining deco splendor and opulent amenities, the hotel ensures its guests live out their stay in total luxury. In honor of Kate Middleton and her exciting pregnancy, this Valentine’s Day, the hotel has a unique romance package exclusively for expectant parents to celebrate their last vacation before the big day. The $10,800 Royally Luxurious Babymoon package includes:
Overnight accommodations in the historic two-bedroom Royal Suite (the former residence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor) with commanding cityscape and river views
Guerlain Spa Couple's Service complete with mocktails and milkshakes
Duet personal training session with an instructor from Erika Bloom Pilates
Set in the heart of South Beach, right on the water, the Delano is a unique urban hotel that blurs the normal lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. Their $100,000 Carried Away Package is an extravagant way to spend Valentine's Day, and is one way to make your loved-one feel like a rock star. It includes:
Two nights’ accommodation in the top floor, ocean front Penthouse
Private dinner for two at the “pool” table prepared
by a celebrity chef
Private concert by your choice of artist to play during your dinner in the pool
Named Conde Nast Traveler’s top Gold List Hotel, Hotel Le Toiny offers 15 recently updated villa suites decorated in French colonial style. Exclusive and intimate, the boutique retreat featuring spectacular ocean views, luxurious amenities, and distinguished epicurean opportunities. The hotel is offering a $14,831 Romance Package for Valentine’s Day, which features the following:
Flowers and a bottle of Champagne upon arrival
Six nights in a One-Bedroom Villa Suite (complete with private pool and terrace)
Private sunset yacht tour with champagne
60-minute relaxing couples’ massage
Intimate gourmet picnic with a bottle of wine
Three-course candlelit dinner at the hotel’s gourmet, open-air Restaurant Le Gaiac
Daily full American breakfast
Trip airport transfers
Convertible Mini-Cooper rental car allowing guests to sneak away and explore the island at leisure
Jade Mountain is built overlooking St. Lucia’s stunning natural land and seascapes. The resort’s unique architectural design is built in harmony with nature, featuring 24 infinity pool sanctuaries that seem to be one with the ocean. Jade Mountain’s $26,228 Total Romance Package is available year-round, but is particularly appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Though the package is available in any of Jade Mountain’s suites, and ranges from 3-7 nights, we recommend the Infinity Pool Galaxy Suite for seven nights, to ensure that your cherie amour really feels the love. The package includes the following:
Accommodation for 7 nights in the Galaxy Suite
Airport transfers both ways
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
All drinks including house-wine (but not bottled wines and
Tour of Volcano
Sulphur Springs and Diamond Mineral Baths
Guided tour of old French Colonial Plantation of Anse Mamin
Use of tennis court and equipment for snorkeling, kayaking, mini-sailing, windsurfing
Guided boat snorkel trip
Resort scuba diving course for beginners or 2 dives for certified divers
Bottle of French champagne,
One hour Swedish Massage
Half day Jungle Biking in Anse Mamin Valley
Half day sailing on skippered resort yacht, Serenity
Anniversary certificate of $500 to be used on a return visit.
Montpelier Plantation is renowned for its romantic past—it was the site of the touching union of Horatio Nelson, famed for his outstanding service and integrity in the British Royal Navy, and the President of Nevis' widowed niece Fanny. The estate is set on the sunny island of Nevis, with a charming villa decorated in chic plantation style, making it a romantic place for you and your special someone to hide out this Valentine's Day. The hotel offers a romantic package called La Vie En Rose for $11,057 , which includes:
Seven nights in any category room, but we suggest the Tamarind Villa
Sparkling wine and chocolate (on arrival)
Couple’s massage (60 min)
Full breakfast on our garden terrace.
Picnic lunch for two, any day in our private beach.
A gourmet candlelight dinner for two people in our exclusive Mill Privée restaurant.
Dinner for four nights, for two people in our award winning Restaurant 750.
In addition to the package, the entire month of February is Chocolate Month, and will feature handmade chocolate confections infused with local delights like mango and passion fruit, as well as a surprising ingredient of gold flakes.
Package may not be available during certain times of year, including the festive season and holidays.
The name qualia means a collection of deeper sensory experiences, an idea that vacationing couples are sure to find enticing. Created by Bob Oatley, an Australian winemaker and sailor, the hotel is set in the beautiful natural environment of the Great Barrier Reef and features couples offerings, like 60 elegant one-bedroom pavilions with gorgeous views, honeymoon packages, chardonnay massages, and even mocha-infused milk baths for two. qualia Resort has a Valentine’s Day getaway that combines romance, luxury and privacy to ensure you and your better half can truly celebrate everyone’s favorite day of love in complete and utter bliss. The $100,000 Ultimate Gift of Travel Package includes:
Private round-trip jet from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Seven-night stay at qualia's Beach House including a la carte breakfast daily and dinner in either qualia's Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach restaurants.
Private dinner one evening prepared personally by qualia's Executive Chef, Alastair Waddell
Dinner one evening in Hamilton Island Yacht Club's fine-dining Bommie restaurant
Private helicopter and gourmet lunch on Whitehaven Beach
Luxury Reef Comber Tour including seaplane flight to Hardy Lagoon, glass bottom boat and snorkeling experience
18-holes of golf at the Hamilton Island Golf Club with return helicopter transfers from qualia to Dent Island, including three-course Clubhouse lunch with wine
Private luxury yacht charter for a day
Spa qualia couples treatment
Prestige bottle of Robert Oatley Vineyards Finisterre wine with a personalized label signed by Robert Oatley
Shipment of Robert Oatley wine to any address in the US for six months after visit (six cases)
The Warwick New York was birthed out of romance. Commissioned by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst as a testament of his love for actress and mistress Marion Davies in 1926, the hotel’s combination of grandeur and intimacy make it an inviting place to spend Valentine’s Day. The Warwick is offering a $21,400 Big Heart, William Randolph Hearst-Style Package, which includes:
A two-night stay in a newly renovated “On the Avenue” Suite with a breathtaking vista of The Avenue of the Americas, decorated with couple’s favorite flowers
Welcome bottle of Cristal Champagne with keepsake monogrammed flutes
Personal photographer to record the couple’s visit
Chauffeured limousine transportation throughout the stay
In-room couple’s massage
Romantic in-suite dinner experience and breakfast daily