While chocolate and bubbly might be enough to impress some, those hoping to go all out this Valentine’s Day need look no further than their nearest luxury hotel. To help guests make the grandest of gestures this V-Day, five-star spots around the world are offering extravagant experiences like private jet and helicopter rides, dinners and rare spirit tastings in one-of-a-kind locations and even ballroom dancing lessons with a string quartet. Even better, many of these packages come with luxe take-home gifts like Chopard jewelry, Louis Vuitton coats, 2022 Land Rover SUVs or a Hästens mattress with monogrammed Frette sheets—no shopping required.
Designer Decadence in Rhode Island
If a trip to Paris is not in the cards this February, Francophiles can instead head to Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island, where the French-American Love Affair package includes a three-night stay in an Ocean View Terrace Suite, a private dining experience at the hotel’s French-inspired Gondola Village, daily in-room breakfast with Veuve Clicquot mimosas, a box of Jacques Torres chocolates and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée 1982 Champagne. You’ll also get treated to a 60-minute couple’s massage and get take-home gifts of his and hers Cartier watches, his and hers Louis Vuitton coats and a LeCreuset cast iron signature braiser. Plus, you won’t have to worry about getting there: The package includes two five-hour Private Light Jet Cards with Amalfi Jets to use on roundtrip flights to Westerly airport (and additional flights for up to 12 months in the future). Package starts at $120,439.
Paradise on Earth in Maui
Romance feels effortless in Hawaii and the state’s only Relais & Châteaux property, Hotel Wailea, makes it even easier with its Return to Paradise package. Couples will enjoy seven blissful nights in an ocean view suite with a personal butler and a bevy of romantic and indulgent experiences sure to satisfy your desire for relaxation, adventure and extravagance. The included activities range from a seven-course dinner in a treehouse with a drone photo shoot to a private aerial yoga class to a luxury yacht excursion. To top it off, you also get an afternoon on the “Bubble Bus”, serving bottomless Laurent-Perrier bubbly rosé with caviar, cheese and charcuterie; a Japanese rare whisky tasting flight; a two-hour in-suite couple’s massage; and daily breakfast. Arrive at the hotel in style with roundtrip airport transfers in a Tesla Model X; you can also add on roundtrip private jet transportation to Maui on evoJets. Package starts at $33,000 per couple without private jet or $118,000 per couple with private jet.
Tahitian Pearl Love
Combine luxury with love at the St. Regis Bora Bora when you book the Black Pearl Romance Getaway. Couples will spend five nights in a classic overwater villa, plus delight in a Champagne dinner by candlelight on the resort’s private island one evening and a signature canoe breakfast one morning. What puts this package over the top, though, are things like the private helicopter ride over Bora Bora’s famous heart-shaped Tupai Island (complete with bubbly on board) and the 24-carat gold al fresco couples massage, performed with radiantly hydrating gold-flake infused coconut oil. To top it all off, you’ll take home a stunning Robert Wan Tahitian Black Pearl solitaire necklace on an 18-carat gold chain to ensure you’ll always remember the once-in-a-lifetime trip. Package starts at $14,200.
Sensational Sleep in Beverly Hills
If it feels like you and your partner haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while, the Peninsula Beverly Hills’ Ultimate Valentine’s Day Sleepcation is for you. But don’t worry—there will be plenty of activities to enjoy before the night of rest. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your personal butler and escorted to the Peninsula Villa, where two dozen roses, a bottle of Dom Perignon and a complimentary stocked minibar awaits. Once settled, head up to the rooftop pool to enjoy a private poolside cabana with lunch for two, followed by an in-suite 90-minute couples massage in the villa’s second bedroom, which will be transformed into an intimate spa oasis.
Later, you will be chauffeured via Rolls Royce to Hästens Mattress’ Flagship Sleep Spa for a consultation. During this session, an expert will guide you through an experience to help identify the perfect mattress for you. Once you select the Hästens 2000T mattress that’s best, the bed will be placed in your villa for the night’s stay, along with cushy Hästens down boots and checkered pajamas. The evening culminates with dinner in the villa prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, followed by a chocolate fondue dessert on your candlelit patio. At turndown, instead of a lowly chocolate truffle, you’ll instead find two Cartier Love Bracelets, while the following morning will kick off with a decadent caviar-and-Champagne breakfast in bed. But the best part of this package is that it doesn’t end at check out: Within a few days, your new Hästens 2000T mattress and monogrammed Peninsula Frette sheet set will be delivered to your home. Package starts at $100,000; call to book.
True Romance in Rome
Take your romantic cues from the experts—Italians, of course—at Rome’s centrally located Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese. The Over-The-Top Valentine’s Day Experience has couples spending five nights in one of the hotel’s beautiful Venus or Cupid Suites, where the décor is inspired by the Roman gods. Throughout the stay, guests will enjoy activities that are sure to spark passion, like a candle-lit bath in donkey milk (believed to be an elixir of long life that also helps rejuvenate the skin), a custom jewelry shopping experience, an exclusive private viewing of Caravaggio’s only ceiling fresco and a helicopter ride to a countryside vineyard for a romantic wine tasting afternoon. That’s definitely amoré! Package starts at $22,876.
Outdoor Lovers’ Adventure in New England
If you like your romance with a side of adrenaline, you’ll find the Adventures in Love package at the Preserve Sporting Club & Residences irresistible. Things start off ultra-luxe with a private jet transfer on the Preserve’s own jet from Boston or NYC to Richmond, Rhode Island. From there, it’s a two-night stay in a Hilltop Lodge Suite, complete with a sunset buggy ride with Champagne; a romantic dinner in a cozy spot that resembles a real-life Hobbit house; a safari tent experience with scotch, cigars and s’mores; and a private fireworks display. During the days, couples can pick three outdoor adventures—choices included fly-fishing, clay shooting, biking, hiking or zip-lining—then rejuvenate with a 90-minute couple’s massage at the new Oh! Spa. But the cherry on top is surely the 2022 Land Rover Defender 4D Sport Utility delivered to the Hilltop Lodge Suite for use on property—and to take home afterward. Package starts at $197,020.
Vacation Like the Kennedys in California
Tucked against the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, San Ysidro Ranch is a 550-acre oasis in Montecito with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. For Valentines’ Day, couples can spend three nights in either the Kennedy Cottage, where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned, or owner Ty Warner’s signature villa. During the stay, you’ll enjoy all-inclusive dining, one customized five-course dinner for two and a Balvenie tasting of the hotel’s rare Balvenie Chapter 4 Collection. Each day, you can also choose one activity from a lengthy menu that includes sunset sails, private yoga and sound meditation sessions, horseback riding, an e-bike ride with a picnic and curated tastings from the best wineries in California. You’ll also get to indulge in a spa day, complete with 60-minute Swedish massage, 60-minute Yon-Ka Grande Classique facial, a manicure and a hair wash and style. Package starts at $40,000 for the Kennedy Cottage or $50,000 for the Warner Cottage.
Live the Gatsby Life on Long Island’s Gold Coast
Create your own Gilded Age romance, complete with a Long Island mansion, a private ballroom dinner and dancing and a photographer to capture it all. The famous Oheka Castle, a 1920s mansion that was among the largest private residences in the country and the site of many a Gatsby-style soiree in its heyday, is today a historic hotel. For Valentine’s Day, the Ultimate Romantic Evening Package for Two includes a one-night stay in a luxury suite, roundtrip limousine service (from NYC or Long Island), a dozen red roses and a 60-minute couple’s massage. When evening comes, you’ll have exclusive use of the grand ballroom where you’ll enjoy a seven-course custom dinner with white glove butler service and Dom Perignon Champagne, plus a one-hour ballroom dance lesson with a live string quartet. A professional photographer will be on hand to document the evening so you’ll have the memorable night forever on record. The next morning, a hot breakfast will be delivered to your room. Package starts at $15,000.
Fine Jewelry in the Big Apple
Nothing says luxury like New York City’s Upper East Side and this February, the Lowell, one of the premier hotels in the tony neighborhood, is teaming up with legendary jewelry maker Chopard to offer the Happy Hearts Package. Once booked, you’ll receive overnight accommodations in a Lowell One Bedroom Suite Deluxe (with the option to upgrade to the Penthouse Suite) and be able to choose a gift for your beloved from a curated selection of Chopard items for women and men, including pieces from the Happy Hearts Collection. The jewelry will be waiting in the suite upon your arrival, along with flowers, Champagne and a custom note from you. In the evening, partake in a three-course dinner at the on-site Majorelle restaurant, then end the stay with a full breakfast the next morning. Package starts at $13,082.