Valentine's Day Escapes: Three Enchanting Destinations to Ignite Romance

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

As couples prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, three enchanting destinations await to kindle the flames of romance. From the exotic allure of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, the tranquil beauty of The Saxon Hotel, Villas, and Spa in Johannesburg, to the timeless romance of Ellerman House on the Cape Town coast, these luxurious properties extend a heartfelt invitation to create lasting memories and celebrate love in all its splendor.

A Valentine’s Day to Remember for the Spiritual Lovebirds: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

Couples looking to reconnect and celebrate their love in an environment that thrives on wellness and tranquility should look no further then IHG’s first and only five-star resort hotel, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. Located in Bali's most vibrant and storied village, IHG Bali Seminyak Beach invites couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of their 19 exclusive villas - each inspired by the Tri Hita Karana philosophy (one’s relationship with Gods, living beings and the earth) and complete with its own private swimming and whirlpool.  

Striking the perfect balance between vibrant and peaceful, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach has something suited for all kinds of travelers. Whether it’s a romantic dinner under the stars at their Secret Garden Pool or a vow renewal ceremony, couples can celebrate their love in the heart of Bali’s most exciting beachside spot. Couples can go beyond conventional with activities that include a live DJ, tarot card readings, electric bikes, coffee tastings and of course a menu of wellness offerings at the award-winning Sava Spa. 

A Hidden Oasis full of Culture, Art and Romance - The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

For lovebirds looking for art, culture, relaxation and romance, the multifaceted city of Johannesburg is the place to be. From the dreamy outdoor Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodeport filled with a backdrop of waterfalls, cliffs and amazing flora and fauna to local gin tastings and rooftop salsa dancing there are a variety of romantic activities in Johannesburg just waiting to be discovered. Couples can take advantage of discovering this cultural city by staying at the exclusive 5-star all-suite hotel, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, situated on 10 acres of magnificent indigenous gardens. Located in the tranquil, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, this hidden oasis offers guests a combination of pure bliss, romance and South African heritage, a perfect setting for commemorating Valentine’s Day. While younger guests are welcome, a majority of the hotel’s patrons are adults which allows couples to achieve the privacy and calm they often seek. The all-suite property offers a variety of accommodations including luxury suites, presidential suites, luxury villa suites and the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite.

The Saxon is also home to the nature-inspired Saxon Spa, which offers the ultimate relaxation oasis featuring a rejuvenating menu of therapies and treatments including the Heaven on Earth package for couples. Following pampering treatments, couples can dine with one of the hotel's gourmet restaurants including the Terrace, a causal outdoor space that serves light meals and Qunu, for an elegant dining experience. The Saxon also offers brunch, afternoon tea and a red and white wine cellar — an ideal way to complete a day full of romance.  

Ellerman House: Luxury and Romantic Oceanfront Hotel in Cape Town Ellerman House, a renowned oceanfront hotel, proudly graces the shores of the majestic Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing enduring beauty. Within its embrace lie 13 elegantly appointed rooms and two opulent three-bedroom villas, each meticulously designed to offer awe-inspiring panoramic vistas and impeccably manicured gardens. Exclusivity is the hallmark of Ellerman House, welcoming only hotel guests into its warm embrace. As a tribute to the essence of South Africa, Ellerman House curates bespoke experiences, featuring a private art gallery and a culinary journey led by the esteemed Head Chef Kieran Whyte. With its distinctive architecture showcasing sweeping Bantry Bay views and pristine gardens, Ellerman House authentically captures the spirit of South Africa. 

Celebrating the best of South Africa, the Inverroche Gin Academy experience at Ellerman House invites gin lovers to be part of a bespoke masterclass. The experience allows guests to blend their own botanicals to create a custom gin infused with citrus and floral notes, followed by a gin tasting, and cocktails and canapés, while enjoying the sunset. For couples wishing to enhance their stay and experience true relaxation, the Ellerman House Spa offers an opportunity to rejuvenate the body and mind. The holistic approach draws on healing and beauty techniques from around the globe, including some specifically designed for couples. 

In Cape Town, with its fiery sunsets, pristine white-sand beaches, and world-class gastronomy, guests celebrating Valentine’s Day find themselves enveloped in the enchanting romance of the clifftop grande dame. They revel in breathtaking Atlantic Ocean panoramas, luxuriate in sumptuous suites, and unwind in a serene spa offering a dedicated treatment room for couples.

Ela Walz

Having grown up in a multi-cultural surrounding, I have developed my love for international travel at a young age. I have traveled to over 50 countries, enjoy good food, meeting people, and experiencing other cultures. ...(Read More)

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