Valentine’s Day is the time to show your special someone how much you care. And while cards and chocolates are nice, we’re thinking of something a little more ostentatious to prove your affections.
This year, go all out with an over-the-top getaway complete with incredible extras, memorable meals and unique experiences. Whether you chose a tropical retreat or a regal city-center stay, these five packages are sure to fan those romantic flames.
Viceroy Los Cabos
If you’re looking to put your love story in the limelight this Valentine’s Day, book the luxe Nido Love Nest package from this beautiful beachfront resort to buy out the property’s photogenic Nido Cevicheria + Bar for some one-on-one time.
For $25,000, the two of you can snap all the enviable selfies you want inside the nest-like structure before indulging in an intimate dinner. And should you need anything else (say, some chocolate-covered strawberries or a few margaritas), a love nest concierge will be standing by to dote on you both.
There’s even a photographer on hand to capture any moments you might miss while savoring your picture-perfect evening.
Available only for one couple each evening on February 14, 15 and 16, Valentine’s Day dinner (starting at US$735) in The Oratory features a six-course menu of aphrodisiac foods. Dine on chilled bloody mary soup with Whitstable oysters, braised Scottish beef cheeks with truffle arancini, and chocolate and berry fondue to top it all off.
For an extra special flourish, your private soiree also includes a bottle of champagne (sabered tableside) and a bouquet of fresh flowers. This memorable meal might also make for a proposal setting of royal proportions.
For a cool $89,000, you and your sweetheart can check into a secluded beach casita for a three-night escape, complete with all the luxurious extras you could want — candlelit rooftop dinners (don’t forget the private fireworks show), his-and-her Piaget watches, a couple’s massage at Five-Star Luna y Mar spa and a bottle of Krug Reims Rosé at turndown each night.
In addition to the glamorous gifts, you’ll also revel in a few exciting experiences for two: enjoy a sunrise stand-up paddleboarding excursion to the Arch and Lover’s Beach (with breakfast for two, of course) and a yacht trip to Espiritu Santos for a swim with the island’s resident whale sharks.
Available only on February 14, this outrageous offering ($10,000) includes a one-night stay in a Terrace Suite that’s decked out in sumptuous style with a Le Labo candle, gourmet goodies from Vosges Haut-Chocolat, flowers and a bottle of bubbles.
Once you’ve settled in, head for the hotel’s Four-Star Spa Nalai to indulge in a couple’s massage, a champagne-paired dinner for two overlooking 57th Street and Carnegie Hall and a romantic midnight swim in the spa’s indoor pool.
The Langham, Chicago
This Five-Star Windy City icon is celebrating love all year long with its Ultimate Luxury Wedding Package, but it would make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day event. Tipping the scales at $500,000, this all-inclusive offering covers every detail, including the dress, décor and your post-wedding brunch.
Taking the stress out of your happily ever after, this promotion even keeps your 200 guests in mind with accommodations on the Langham Club Level, welcome gifts and turndown amenities.
But the ultimate perk is, of course, for the bride and groom: use of the 2,700-square-foot Infinity Suite for the entire wedding weekend. With a grand piano and fireplace in the living room, a fully stocked private bar, butler service and a deep-soaking tub overlooking the Chicago skyline, this regal retreat will be a place you’ll want to return to for your anniversary.