If you were considering chocolate and bubbly for your sweetie for V-Day this year, may we suggest going a little more over the top? Those ready to go all out this Valentine’s Day will find impressive, opulent and extravagant offerings from luxury hotels around the world. This February, five-star havens are offering experiences such as private helicopter, yacht and hot air balloon rides; early morning visits to the otherwise closed Arc de Triomphe; and personalized astrology readings.
Even better, many of these packages come with luxe take-home gifts including diamond jewelry, a 2023 Mercedes Benz EQS 450 electronic vehicle or bespoke cowboy boots and hats—no shopping required. All you need to do is pick your destination: From Mexico City to NYC to Pak Chong, these 12 Valentine’s Day packages will have you falling in love with your special someone—and travel—again and again.
Mexico’s capital city is bursting with culture, and the design-conscious Las Alcobas Mexico City will showcase the best of the metropolis and its surrounding countryside with this romantic package. Luxe accommodations can be found in the hotel’s penthouse suite and the first night will treat you to a customized dinner menu by chef Rodrigo del Valle.
Get your rest, because the next morning you’ll fly high above the archeological wonders of the Teotihuacan, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, in a private hot air balloon, followed by a picnic breakfast in the country. Back at the hotel, you’ll enjoy a couple’s massage class and treatment at the hotel’s spa and dinner at a surprise restaurant.
The next day brings a private appointment with Berger Joyeros, the deluxe jeweler, just three blocks away from the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a private visit to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul house and then join a cooking class and tequila tasting at dinner. Package starts at $85,000 (jewelry not included).
The first and only upscale resort on the secluded island of St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, Golden Rock Dive & Nature Resort has 40 acres of immaculate gardens and the Caribbean’s largest cliffside infinity lagoon. For the month of February, the resort is offering a three-night package for couples with a private charter to the island. Duos are greeted with a villa filled with roses from the owner’s rose farms and a bathtub filled with petals.
Then they will enjoy a five-course dinner in their villa or cliffside, followed by a private stargazing experience led by a local astronomer. On the following days they can partake in a private guided hike and couple’s meditation; a full-day of diving aboard the owner’s personal boat with a certified dive instructor; cocktails in the garden at the greenhouse where they can forage for ingredients with a mixologist to develop their own aphrodisiac drinks; and a jewelry making class using lionfish fins. Package starts at $7,500; to book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the Big Apple’s newest luxury hotels is pulling out all the stops for V-Day this year. The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad features breathtaking views across the city, spacious modern rooms and excellent drinking and dining outlets. The A Blossoming Love package includes a two-night stay in the Ritz-Carlton Suite or Liberty Suite with roundtrip luxury airport transfer, and when the couple arrives there will be 1,000 roses by the hotel’s floral partner, FlowerBX, waiting for them, along with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 and caviar service by chef José Andrés.
Also included in the package is a 90-minute custom spa treatment for two in the Primrose Suite, in-room breakfast, reserved seating at rooftop bar Nubeluz and a Gems and Jewelry of New York Tour, which includes a guided tour of the Met’s most opulent exhibits, followed by a visit to Cartier’s restored mansion on Fifth Avenue or a jewelry-making experience. Package starts at $8,000 per night for the Liberty Suite and $30,000 per night for the Ritz-Carlton Suite; to reserve, email email@example.com or call 212-404-8400.
Paris is fail-safe romance destination, and this package from Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris will lock it in for sure. The Love is in the Arc package includes private access to the famed Arc de Triomphe landmark either pre- or post-open hours to the public. Morning visits will be complemented by a traditional French breakfast of coffee, flaky pastries and savory bites, while evening visits come with a bottle of Champagne. A private guide is available to point out landmarks and tell the history of the monument.
The offer includes two nights in the Royal Monceau Suite, complete with romantic welcome amenities and daily breakfast in suite or at La Cuisine. A one-hour couples’ massage at Clarins & myBlend Spa and a private in-suite dinner from the Michelin-starred Il Carpaccio chefs round out the experience. Package starts at $17,385 per night. To book, call +33 (0)1 42 99 88 00 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couples looking for an extended escape can experience seven nights at the five-star Carlisle Bay, Antigua. The journey begins with a luxury airport transfer to Carlisle Bay, where a spacious Bay Suite awaits, along with Antiguan rum infusions on arrival and butler service throughout the all-inclusive stay. Experiences throughout the week include a private charter with the resort’s luxury FJORD36 yacht for the day; snorkeling in crystal clear waters; a guided hike through the rainforest to Signal Hill; a West Indian couple’s massage at CARA Organic Beauty Spa; a Valley Beach picnic lunch for two; a private cooking demonstration with the head chef; and a private beach dinner.
But the highlight will surely be the trip in CalvinAir’s luxury helicopter to nearby sister Island Barbuda, known for its privacy and exclusivity—and as a favorite of Robert DeNiro. There, the couple can relax at the newly opened Nobu Barbuda with lunch and paired drinks, a private cabana and a massage for two on the beach. Package starts at $50,000.
Home to coastal redwoods and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is beloved for its beautiful natural surroundings and one of the most iconic and luxurious cliffside properties, Alila Ventana Big Sur, has a romantic V-Day package that pulls out all the stops. It starts with private jet service on XO Jets to the area and continues with luxe accommodations in a gorgeous Vista Hot Tub Suite.
The package also includes a private romantic dinner in the Glass House overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a custom menu and specially-curated wine pairings; Essence portraits and astrology readings for two to explore the deeper spiritual meaning behind the relationship; a custom couples treatment at Spa Alila with a soothing soak for two in an outdoor oversized copper tub, followed by a side-by-side therapeutic herbal treatment; and daily wellness experiences for two including yoga, gratitude sound journeys and guided hikes.
One morning, the couple will be able to select a vintage car from a fleet of 40 classics—ranging from vintage Porsche Spyders to classic Volkswagen vans—and set off to explore the coves and cliffs plunging into the sea. Package starts at $75,000.