Last Minute Romantic Getaways in time for Valentine's Day

Where will you go for Valentine's Day? Where will you find that special romantic moment? Some place warm? cozy? Check out the possibilities. Photo: El Convento Resort, Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES, February 6, 2012 – If love makes the world go round, Valentine’s Day packages fuel the spin. This year, you can follow your heart to places in the sun or choose some cozy spots warming toes and more in a snowbound cabin in the New England woods. Romance comes in all types of packages this year so here is a run down of possibilities that can satisfy whatever it is your heart desires.

Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami, FL

To “Di” For package

South Beach’s premier oceanfront resort just introduced the “To ‘Di’ For” package as the perfect way to dote on love with diamonds. The package centers on a dazzling diamond infused facial treatment and a beautiful diamond covered bauble by exclusive Miami based Duchamp Jewelers.  Starting at $4,954 per night, guests who book the “To ‘Di’ For” package will receive the following decadent offerings: 

Accommodations in newly renovated Ocean View Suite

The Precious Ceremony Diamond Facial

An 18kt white gold and diamond ‘Love Knot’ Ring with a total of 1.02 carat round pave Diamonds by Coralie, of Duchamp Jewelers.

Package is valid through 12/31/13

Contact: (786) 276-4000

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, New York, NY

Get Romantic package

Have a sexy Manhattan retreat on Valentine’s Day with the Get Romantic that includes early check in at noon, complimentary Beau Joie champagne accompanied by strawberries, a dozen red roses and a playful romance kit that features a naughty (yet highly informative) Kama Sutra Book. Late check out is at 2 p.m. and continental breakfast is also included for the morning after. The package is valid at the flagship Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and its sister property, Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC. Rates start at $450 per night.

Contact: (212) 206-6700

Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH

Romance Package

Whoopie Pie turndown service (Red Velvet Cake Whoopie Pie with Cheese Cream filling), a bottle of house wine, a dozen chocolate covered strawberries and overnight guestroom accommodations are just the beginning of romance with the Romance Package at the historic Hanover Inn in Hanover, New Hampshire. The hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America, has a rich past dating back to the American Revolution, which it blends seamlessly with sleek amenities and a $41 million restoration completed just a couple of months ago. The property is on the winding Connecticut River by mountain peaks, hiking trails and several art centers. Guestrooms are given to custom artwork, local furnishings and cutting-edge technology. The Hanover Inn is often referred to as “Dartmouth’s front door” and features nostalgic trinkets from Ivy League alum throughout. Rates start at $239.

Contact: (800) 443-7024


Hotel El Convento, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Romantic Memories Package

In the heart of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento, is a hotel rich in history and character.  A masterpiece of Spanish Colonial architecture and design, this stunning “Small Luxury Hotel” has a Valentine’s Day deal full of wining and dining and love.

The package starts at $250 per night and includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Complimentary Reception, serving daily wine and hors d’oeuvres, at La Veranda Terrace
  • Signature tote bag
  • Bottle of champagne on ice, in your room
  • Rose Petal Turndown
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Contact: 787-723-9020

La Concha Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Romance @ La Concha package

Epitomizing the “Latino Chic” lifestyle, La Concha Resort is located on a sun-splashed corner of prime Caribbean beachfront in Condado, San Juan’s most elegant district.  For Valentine’s Day, the AAA Four-Diamond property is spicing things up with the “Romance @ La Concha package.  Rates start at $349 with a two-night minimum stay in a partial ocean view suite.

Romance @ La Concha Package includes:

  • One $75.00 Dinner Credit for Voga Restaurant
  • Champagne with Chocolate covered strawberries in room

Contact: (787) 721-7500

Isla Verde Beach Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wine and Dine package

For a romantic taste of Puerto Rico, the Isla Verde Beach Resort, a Courtyard by Marriott property, offers an authentic combination of first-class service with a local flair, festive cuisine, and modern accommodations.  Located on the biggest beach in the metro area, the property’s Valentine’s celebration Wine & Dine package starts at $235 per night and includes:

  • Breakfast daily at Salsa Restaurant
  • Dinner for two adults at Salsa Restaurant
  • One bottle of house wine with dinner

Contact: (800) 791-2553 

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, Turks & Caicos

Naughty But Nice package

While its sister properties in NYC have lively nightlife atmospheres, the 91-room Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is just a posh, but much more intimate. Tucked away in a secluded location on beautiful Grace Bay Beach, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos offers a central 7,000 sq. ft. infinity pool and a gorgeous dining oasis complete with lounging islands. The “Naughty But Nice” package adds a host of romantic amenities such as champagne and strawberries, couples massage, poolside cocktails, and late checkout. Starting at $500 per night (or $870 on Valentine’s weekend), three-night minimum for two guests, the package includes:

  • Round Trip (shared) Island Airport Transfers
  • Early check-in
  • Daily Full Breakfast Buffet in Stelle for two served on Private Terrace or in room
  • One-time Pool island or VIP poolside area, including two complimentary cocktails
  • Bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot Champagne and fresh strawberries upon arrival
  • Chocolate truffles at first night’s turndown
  • Couples Massage at Exhale (two 30 min massages or one 50 min massage)
  • Late check-out
  • Full breakfast buffet, welcome cocktail, twice daily maid service, property wide WIFI

Contact: (888) 844-5986

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Lark Ellen Gould is an award-winning journalist who has spent the last few decades reporting on news, trends and nuances in the travel industry for top travel publications with a focus on Las Vegas, California, Africa, Asia, Pacific and the Middle East.
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