As the most romantic day of the year is right around the corner, we wanted to share 10 tempting Valentine’s Day getaways for an unforgettable escape. From lavish getaways in Mexico to over-the-top packages in Palm Beach, spending time with your loved one on 14 February just got a whole lot sweeter.

The Brazilian Court House in Palm Beach is the perfect Valentine's Day getaway
“Roaring Romance” at The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach, Fla.

Steeped in history as a favored rendezvous among celebrities, luminaries and Palm Beach power players since its inception in 1926, it’s safe to say The Brazilian Court Hotel knows how to throw a celebration worthy of the “Roaring Twenties.” With this year marking the turn of a century since the 1920’s era occurred, The Brazilian Court Hotel invites guests to step back in time and celebrate a “Roaring Romance” the way one should – “among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”

The package includes a 1920s Rolls Royce rental, First edition, second printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby, Diamond and Black Onyx Ring from Tiffany & Co.’s ‘The Gatsby Collection’, 1920 Vintage 14kt Yellow Gold Mesh Purse, head to toe stylings in the best fashion trends from the era (possible jazz night in the courtyard) and dinner at Café Boulud. Enjoy in-room arrival amenities of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008, a set of engraved champagne glasses, a box of chocolates, a bouquet of Garden Party Roses and Padron 1926 Series Cigars, 4-pack + Douglass Field L lighter. A three-night minimum stay is required. Based on availability. 14-day advance booking and 14-day cancellation required. Available for booking now through March 31, 2020.

Mahekal Beach Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico is a great Valentine's Day getaway

“Privacy Please” at Mahekal Beach Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

With the new year upon us, a growing number of people have resolved to show more appreciation for their loved ones by way of spending more time together. Thus, Mahekal Beach Resort has created the “Privacy Please” escape for Valentine’s Day, encouraging couples to reignite the passion, while relaxing the mind, body, and soul. Dynamic duos are invited to rekindle the romance by heading south of the border for an international rendezvous at Mahekal’s magical beach resort, for a minimum of four nights, with the following package inclusions: Personalized privacy plate welcome amenity, private, palapa style bungalow accommodations outfitted with a personal plunge pool or adults-only penthouse accommodations with moon shower (four-night minimum), a VIP couple’s cabin 60-minute massage at Revive Spa, a romantic turndown service including sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, a daily cabana bed on the beach or at Fuego Pool and exclusive “toes in the sand” dinner on the beach under a star-filled sky, including one bottle of house wine.

NOPSI Hotel in New Orleans, LA is considered a great Valentine's Day getaway

“Romance Package” at NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Conveniently located in the heart of the Central Business District, NOPSI Hotel — formerly known as the headquarters of the city’s power and transportation company — invites couples to reconnect, relax and recharge with the help of luxe accommodations, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival and a dinner credit in the hotel’s casual-yet-sophisticated restaurant, Public Service. See package details below, using the code ROMANCE at booking. The package includes luxurious accommodations in a Suite, $140 dining credit in Public Service, breakfast in bed for two and champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries upon arrival. Available now through February 29, 2020.

Sparks Fly at the Crystal Coast, North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks is a romantic Valentine's Day getaway

“Sparks Fly” at The Crystal Coast, North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks

Setting the stage for an amorous getaway, where wild horses roam freely and southern charm meets rich maritime history, The Crystal Coast is nestled along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks. Romantic couples love stepping onto the oak-lined streets of favored seaside “gem,” historic Beaufort, and it is not uncommon while dining at a waterfront cafe to see wild horses running freely on Carrot Island, just across the glassy waters of Taylor’s Creek. Historic walking and culinary bicycle tours inspired by Nicholas Sparks’ Beaufort-set books, “A Walk to Remember,” and “The Choice,” are popular with active couples. Intimate bed and breakfasts with elegant Victorian suites and charming gardens, boast decadent home-cooked meals in close proximity to quaint shops, a waterfront boardwalk, and divine fresh-from-the-docks restaurants.

Hopeless romantics in search of hotel accommodations may especially be intrigued by (the newly opened) Beaufort Hotel’s ‘A Ride to Remember’ package.

The romantic Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Florida is a great Valentine's Day getaway

“Romance on the Beach” at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Unlike its overly modernized, trendy and sometimes pretentious neighbors, Pelican Grand Beach Resort is Fort Lauderdale’s luxurious hideaway found off the beaten path, perfect for lovers as it’s close enough to enjoy all Fort Lauderdale and South Florida has to offer, yet far enough away to quiet the sound. Setting the stage for a romantic getaway, couples can cozy up in their Oceanfront Suite with private balcony, enjoy indulgent toes-in-the-sand dining at OCEAN2000 and complete relaxation at the Scandinavian-Inspired papering at PURE Spa. Package includes a 1-bedroom Oceanfront Suite with private balcony, $100 F&B credit per day, per room, $100 PURE Spa credit per day, per room, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries and American Breakfast for 2 served in your suite.

* Guest to confirm the time for a dinner reservation and breakfast choices with OCEAN2000 restaurant. Available for booking until March 31, 2020, valid through December 20, 2020. Subject to availability.

Cupid's Suite Piece of Paradise at Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida, a perfect Valentine's Day getaway

“Cupid’s Suite Piece of Paradise” at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West, Fla.

Nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square, Ocean Key Resort & Spa — a luxurious oceanfront property located in the heart of Key West — invites romantic revelers to celebrate “suite” love in paradise with “Cupid’s Suite Piece of Paradise” package. Featuring a three-night stay for two in a spacious Oceanfront Boutique Suite, indulging lovers with daily experiences at SpaTerre, dinner for two each night at the choice of Hot Tin Roof or on private suite balcony, and daily waterfront breakfast for two. Package includes a 3-night stay for two in Oceanview Boutique Suite, 2 singles or 1 couple’s SpaTerre experience per day, dinner for two each night at Hot Tin Roof or on private suite balcony and a daily waterfront breakfast for two. Available now through February 29, 2020. 3-night package.

Escape to Romance in The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida, a fabulous Valentine's Day getaway

“Escape to Romance” in The Palm Beaches, Southeast Florida

Comprised of 39 towns and cities from Boca Raton and Delray, to Palm Beach and Jupiter, as well as 47 miles of palm-tree-lined, golden beaches along the warm coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean — The Palm Beaches offer an intimate ocean retreat for romantic couples looking to “escape” this Valentine’s Day.

For cupids preferring to be pampered, The Palm Beaches’ renowned, PGA National Resort & Spa offers couples the idyllic “Be My Valentine” Spa Getaway package including luxe room accommodations with private balcony/terrace and luxury bedding package, full breakfast each day in the Palm Terrace restaurant, access to the Waters of the World mineral pools, unlimited use of the Spa amenities (including sauna, steam, and Jacuzzi), unlimited access to the Sports and Racquet Club (including fitness classes and tennis court time), your choice of a select 50-minute spa treatment per day, per person – or one couple’s service per day, per room, which consists of a Sparkle Massage (50 minutes), Glow Gold Facial…including a 24k Gold Mask! (50 minutes), Shimmer Body Scrub (50 minutes), Shine Mani/Pedi (75 minutes), Deep Cleansing Facial (50 minutes), Coconut Honey Sugar Scrub (50 minutes) and Detox Seaweed Wrap (50 minutes). Available February 1-29, 2020.

Courted with Orchids at Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware is a great Valentine's Day getaway

“Courted with Orchids” at HOTEL DU PONT, Wilmington, Del.

Opened in 1913, the landmark HOTEL DU PONT is dedicated to delivering timeless luxury with a modern and unique sensibility. Located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, in the heart of the picturesque Brandywine Valley, the 12-story Italian Renaissance landmark building exudes Gilded-age grandeur and romance. From the lavish splendor of the ornate lobby to the shimmering majesty of the Gold Ballroom, the city’s most elegant, the iconic hotel boasts 217 well-appointed guest rooms and spacious suites.

Package includes breakfast for two ($25 credit per person), complimentary valet parking, ticket Admission to enjoy the breathtaking Orchid Extravaganza display at Longwood Gardens with the one you love, featuring artfully draped orchids that hug windows, hang from planters and float overheard throughout the Longwood Gardens Conservatory.

For more information call 302-594-3100 and use the promo code “LOVE”. Available for booking Jan. 22, 2020 – Feb. 16, 2020, for stays through Dec. 31, 2020.

I Heart Westgate in Park City Utah is a great Valentine's Day getaway

“I Heart Westgate” in Park City, Utah

Cozy up and spend a romantic dream ski vacation in the idyllic Park City, UT — known as Winter’s Favorite Town and America’s most accessible mountain destination — located just 25 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, offering more than 300 nonstop flights daily.

A paradise for skiers and snowboarders, Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, the winner of the 2019 “Best of State Award” in seven categories, including “Best Ski Resort” and “Best Wine List,” is ideally situated at the base of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain. Experience unique ski-in/ski-out accommodations and access to America’s largest ski and snowboard resort with more than 7,300 skiable acres and over 300 runs for all skill levels, as well as a complimentary ski valet service.

Couples in search of hotel accommodations may consider Westgate Park City, surrounding lovebirds with majestic slope views. When you book your stay early for a discount of up to 20% off the best rates, which includes nightly accommodations for two (2) in a luxury one-bedroom villa boasting spacious comforts of a fully furnished home and beautiful mountain-lodge décor. Guests will also have access to the Serenity Spa by Westgate for couples treatments, offering a full-service spa/salon with rejuvenating amenities and services, cutting-edge culinary experience at Edge Steakhouse, including the largest and most comprehensive wine list in Park City, to Drafts Burger Bar, a festive gastropub that serves handcrafted burgers and more than 50 beers from around the world and access to Utah’s largest indoor/outdoor heated pool. Available 14 days prior to stay.

I Heart Westgate in Las Vegas Nevada is a great Valentine's Day getaway

“I Heart Westgate” in Las Vegas, Nevada

Love is in the air at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, where Barbara Streisand opened the renowned International Theater and Elvis Presley performed 837 sold-out shows. The iconic resort celebrated the property’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, and offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement unlike any other, making for a true “only in Las Vegas” experience for couples in search of a romantic weekend getaway to Sin City.

Couples in search of hotel accommodations may consider Westgate Las Vegas, surrounding lovebirds with unmatched entertainment and amenities. Westgate’s 3 Day Vegas Getaway package includes nightly accommodations for two (2) in a newly designed LUXE room or uniquely-themed suite. At the resort, guests may also discover star-studded entertainment, including Barry Manilow’s recently renewed residency show: The Hits Come Home! in the historic Westgate International Theater, couple’s spa treatments at Serenity Spa by Westgate, offering a full-service spa/salon with rejuvenating amenities and services and a cutting-edge culinary experience at Edge Steakhouse, the #-1-rated Las Vegas steakhouse on TripAdvisor. Available February 13, 2020 – February 15, 2020.

About The Author

Helene Ramackers

Heléne Ramackers is a freelance journalist who enjoys interviewing local and international celebrities but thinks she has found her calling amongst the travel writing fraternity. A creature comfort girl at heart, she loves all things opulent. Her first taste of the bushveld was all it took to get bitten by the ‘bush-bug’, an absolute life-altering experience. She now longs for the expanse of wide open spaces, a pollution-free sky and the roar of a lion lulling her to sleep. When she’s not fantasizing about her next leopard sighting, she thrives on taking photographs of her family and loves capturing the beauty of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows and the magnificence of the full moon. Born and bred in Cape Town, this wife and doting mother love visiting the beauty that is right on her doorstep – the splendor of Table Mountain, the crashing waves at Bloubergstrand and the alluring scenery of the Winelands. To add Upscale Living to her portfolio is a dream come true!

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