What can be more romantic than traveling with your significant other? According to the U.S. Travel Association, “couples who travel together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who do not.” Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can deepen the relationship and provide an opportunity for couples to enjoy one-on-one time. Below is a list of summer romance packages from top hotels that offer the ultimate couple’s retreats – much needed after a vacation-less year.
Located in the idyllic and historic town of San Pedro, Alaia Belize is the first true four-diamond resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The beachfront hotel sits just 600 meters from the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve offering views of the Caribbean Sea and featuring a piano bar, live art gallery, wine club, three restaurants, four bars, three pools including Belize’s first-ever suspended rooftop pool and lounge with 360-degree views.
Alaia Belize’s Romance Package includes complimentary breakfasts and dinners for two complete with chocolate and Champagne, a couple’s spa treatment, and 10% off all hotel services. The package is available for all resort rooms and starts at $508 per night plus tax and service.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida features the adults-only pool with chic cabanas, the upscale restaurants, including Sear + Sea, the resort’s swanky steak and seafood restaurant, or illume, the new Japanese-inspired rooftop lounge with unbeatable views of Orlando’s nightly fireworks.
The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Indulgences package includes a stay in one of the new resort’s luxe guestrooms, breakfast for two at the tasty Unreserved Food Bazaar, and a complimentary Be Mindful 50-minute couples massage in the 10,000 square foot spa.
French Quarter Inn
Located in Charleston, South Carolina, French Quarter Inn is named a top 5 hotel in the U.S. for four years in a row for TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.
This luxury boutique hotel offers couples a Romantic Escape package, which includes a $100 gift card to Hall’s Chophouse, a private horse-drawn carriage tour for two, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, rose petal turndown service with a curated romantic playlist, and a handmade gift basket filled with locally sourced goods.
The Spectator Hotel
Charleston is also home to The Spectator Hotel. This high-design, distinct boutique hotel is the only in the city to offer personal butler service.
A Charms of Charleston package includes a historic garden tour for two, a private walking tour of Historic Charleston, and a $100 gift card to local restaurants including Halls Chophouse, Rita’s Seaside Grille, High Cotton or Slightly North of Broad.
ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki
Situated in Honolulu, Hawaii, the entire ESPACIO hotel consists of 9 suites, with each one occupying an individual, 2,250 square foot floor.
Couples are offered two complimentary spa treatments and a bottle of Caymus Cabernet, part of the Renew & Indulge treatment at the newly reopened ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki. With the purchase of a one-week getaway, they are treated to two 50-minute treatments at the ultra-luxury hotel’s penthouse-level spa. Top off the experience with a private French-Japanese dinner prepared by Chef Jason Yamaguchi at ESPACIO’s on-property restaurant, Mugen, which has a 500-bottle wine collection that is perfect for pairing. Another option for guests, is to enjoy a Mugen dinner at the stunning rooftop infinity swimming pool, whirlpool, and sundeck overlooking over Waikiki Beach.
The Confidante Miami Beach
The Confidante Miami Beach is perfect for romantic getaways with your loved ones.
The hotel offers a personal Cupid Concierge to help make proposals unforgettable, offering four-hour access to the retro-glam hotel’s one-of-a-kind private spaces including ocean-view terraces, the vintage Crown Room library bar, and poolside bungalows and cabanas. Guests can enjoy the service of a private photographer and have rose petals and candles, built-in sound to play their favorite playlist, access to the preferred vendor list for all décor and proposal production needs, and reduced rates for an overnight stay. Cupid Concierge also offers a custom romance box featuring items like massage oil, silk eye masks, sweets, and bubbly to celebrate the special occasion.
HarbourView Inn, a newly refreshed waterfront retreat situated in the heart of downtown Charleston, offers the Allie & Noah’s Timeless Romance Package. Inspired by The Notebook, a 2004 American romantic film which is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, couples can visit Allie’s family summer house at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, and tour the iconic Magnolia Plantation and Gardens where Noah rows Allie in a canoe.
Upon checking in, one dozen roses are placed in the newly-appointed guest room, and evenings can be enjoyed with a private carriage ride leading to The American Theater, where a romantic saying can be displayed on the marquee, before returning to enjoy rose petal turndown service and a bottle of sparkling wine. The package also includes a $100 dining gift card to High Cotton and $25 gift card to famed Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.
Deer Path Inn
Deer Path Inn recently launched a “Picnic in the Park” package, which is a romantic, gourmet picnic experience at one of Lake Forest’s beautiful parks. Guests can customize their picnic basket from a selection of travel-friendly snacks and beverages. Additional romantic packages at the property include a private, custom-curated culinary experience, which includes a five-course dinner, paired with a fine selection of wines in the property’s private wine room.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Located in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Hotel Metropole offers guests an “Over the Top” Proposal package.
Once transferred by private helicopter from the Nice airport, the hotel staff at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo escort couples to the Suite Carre d’Or penthouse, where a rare bottle of Dom Pérignon, luxe gifts and custom flower arrangements curated by Roni Fleur Designs await them. That evening, a personal butler serves the pair a romantic, candle-lit dinner on the expansive terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, and as the couple peers over the top of the balcony, “Will you marry me?” is projected at the bottom of the Karl Lagerfeld-designed pool.
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Rochester is home to Woodcliff Hotel & Spa. The luxury hotel offers contemporary accommodations with sophisticated style, a full-service restaurant open for dinner with a full bar, a nine-hole golf course, a full-service spa in Rochester, an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
A Local Picnic package includes the pre-packed deluxe carrier filled with a selection of fresh sandwiches, a charcuterie board with samplings of local artisan cheese, chocolate-covered berries, and a local bottle of wine. The basket also includes an insulated wine holder & wine key, bottled water, compostable disposable dining wear, and a large blanket. A Polaroid camera can be borrowed to capture the day’s adventure. The picnic can be added to the Once Upon Vine package, which includes a private four-hour wine tasting tour – complete with black car service and personal chauffeur.
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort is nestled among six acres of pristine white sand beachfront overlooking the Caribbean sea.
Couples will be able to enjoy an oceanfront room with private access to the Reef Club, daily breakfast in bed or at the onsite restaurant, C-Spice, a chef-curated romantic three-course dinner with a bottle of wine at one of their oceanfront restaurants, and a 60-minute cabana couples massage. A five-night stay starting rate is $1,976 per couple.