Thanks to Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem celebrating the anniversary of the engagement of England’s King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia, Valentine’s Day will forever be associated with love. With the special day just around the corner, there’s no better way to impress your sweetheart than with a getaway on a chartered flight.
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
For a far-flung wine-tasting exploit, book the Adventure & Wine package at Casa de Uco, a boutique resort in Argentina’s Vistaflores region on the bank of the Andes Mountains. The area is home to the country’s most renowned winemakers. The three-night program features romantic dinners, a couple’s massage, guided mountain treks, wine tasting, and horseback riding. A four-night option with a cooking class and a trek to Chorro de la Vieja is also available.
Throughout February, the Peninsula Bangkok offers the Fly High Champagne Afternoon in which you and your Valentine are treated to a private helicopter tour of Bangkok, followed by an extravagant afternoon tea and bottle of champagne. The event begins with a welcome drink at the Paribatra Lounge on the 37th floor, where you’ll have a spectacular view of the skyline and the Chao Phraya River. You’ll then go on a 15-minute helicopter tour of the city. When you return to the hotel, you’ll feast on treats such as traditional opera cakes, strawberry macaroons, lobster rolls, ham terrine with pickled lemon, and smoked chicken breast salad vol au vent.
If you book a Terrace Suite for Valentine’s Day, you’ll receive an eight-minute helicopter ride, afternoon tea for two, and a six-course romantic dinner personalized by Executive Chef Michael Poutawa.
Little Palm Island, Florida
Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys is a private island resort dripping in romance. It offers a five-night Romance Package with everything you need for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, including a bottle of champagne, turndown service, spa credit, meal credits, and a snorkel trip. Level-up your stay with the Honeymoon Package where you’ll stay in a bungalow suite, receive a $300 spa credit, enjoy non-motorized water sports, and go on a snorkel trip, half-day fishing trip, and a romantic sunset sail. If you have another adventure in mind, the resort will help you build the perfect package with the accommodation and activities of your choice for the ultimate dream trip.
County Mayo, Ireland
Give your love the royal treatment with a stay at the five-star Ashford Castle. The accommodation features a Valentine’s One-Night Package in a fairytale-like setting complete with a dozen red roses and a bottle of champagne to welcome you, a candlelit dinner in the George V dining room, and a full Irish breakfast. During your stay, arrange a private screening in the premier cinema room with velvet chairs and jars of treats. The estate also features a range of activities, including billiards, a walk accompanied by an Irish wolfhound, cycling, golf, and tennis. Enhance your stay by booking a cruise on the Lough Corrib, a horseback ride through the countryside, or a range of spa treatments.
With a dramatic coastline and rugged cliff tops, Mendocino offers a beautiful backdrop for a Valentine’s Day getaway. The Brewery Gulch Inn’s elegant Once-In-a-Lifetime package includes a three-night experience in an ocean-front retreat. During your stay, you’ll enjoy a Porsche 911 Cabriolet and driver, a bottle of Roederer’s L’Ermitage sparkling wine, commemorative champagne flutes, and a large floral arrangement. The experience also features a private behind-the-scenes winery tour and lunch, special meals at local restaurants, and an en-suite couple’s massage.