8 Places We Love For A Valentine’s Day Getaway – Forbes Travel Guide Stories

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. Credit: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

There’s nothing more romantic than jetting off for some serious couple’s time, especially when you check into an ultra-luxe retreat where you don’t have to lift a finger. With that in mind, here are seven spots we’re loving for a special Valentine’s Day getaway around February 14.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
If you’re looking to impress your significant other, a stay in a former Ottoman palace may be in order.  

This impressively regal Istanbul hotel sits on the shore of the Bosphorus and is made up of both a historic palace (once home to sultans) and a more modern tower. Opt for the former when you book the Palatial Suite Winter offer, which comes with accommodations in an over-the-top Palace Suite and complimentary breakfast.

Be sure to take your sweetie for a dip in the heated outdoor infinity pool, which overlooks the legendary river separating Europe from Asia Minor. 

Coworth Park. Credit: Joe Willcocks

Coworth Park
Stroll hand in hand through the English countryside at this stately Georgian manor, home to 240 acres made for ambling around with your sweetheart.

The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star retreat about an hour outside of London offers a beguiling Romance at Coworth Park package chock-full of luscious extras, such as an in-room English breakfast for two, a three-course dinner and a bottle of rosé and chocolates.

Your room, whether it’s in the traditional manor house or the contemporary stables, will be strewn with rose petals, too.

L’hotel élan. Credit: L’hotel élan

L’hotel élan
You don’t have to look too far to find a sleek, modern luxury hotel in Hong Kong, but this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended stay is a little different. Situated in Kowloon’s Kun Ton neighborhood, the property keeps you a bit removed from the aggressive hustle of the city.

It also means you can savor a legendary Hong Kong sunset without a crowd. Head to the third-floor garden terrace — unfortunately, the rooftop pool is closed until April — to take in the sights and grab an impressive selfie with your sweetie.

Make your escape extra special by booking the Valentine’s Romantic Getaway package and you’ll receive a suite and a bottle of wine upon arrival, a succulent semi-buffet steak dinner at Forte and gratis breakfast before heading out on your next adventure.

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. Credit: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Steamy weather is just what lovebirds need come February, and you’ll find plenty of it here in Malaysia’s capital city, where the average high temperature this time of year is around 91 degrees Fahrenheit.

After checking into this cool, stately hotel, head straight to the palm-flanked outdoor pool for gorgeous skyline vistas and a few tasty tipples with your amour.

You’ll want to book the Club Indulgence package so you can stay in one of the extra spacious Club Rooms and enjoy access to the exclusive MO Club, where perks like complimentary breakfast, deli lunches, evening cocktails and live piano music come standard.

The offer also includes a limo transfer, 20 percent off treatments at the luxe low-lit spa and a 4 p.m. checkout time.

Nemacolin’s Woodlands Spa. Credit: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
If holing up with your love in a cozy room in the highlands of Pennsylvania sounds appealing, then opt for a night or two at this beautifully secluded resort.

Take advantage of the Sweetheart Package, which includes breakfast in bed, strawberries and champagne when you arrive, and 10 percent off lodging rates. Use those savings to book an unforgettable experience at the Four-Star spa — the Ultimate Couples Experience consists of a healing meditation, couple’s yoga and a 50-minute side-by-side massage.

Bliss out even more afterward at the indoor pool. Or, if you prefer a little more privacy, stay at the resort’s Five-Star Falling Rock lodge, where each room has a 200-gallon soaking tub.

SLS South Beach. Credit: Skott Snider Photography

SLS South Beach
Sexy South Beach is sure to light the fire in your relationship, especially if you stay at this fantastical, art-deco gem designed by Philippe Starck and Lenny Kravitz, where black, white and pink rooms; mirrors on the ceiling; and other whimsical touches are the norm.

And if you book two nights in a suite or penthouse, you’ll get another for free with the Third Night’s A Charm deal. Use your additional time to lounge by one of two pools or go for an inventive cocktail at Bar Centro before heading out for one more sultry Miami night.

Belmond La Samanna. Credit: Belmond Management Services SARL

Belmond La Samanna and Belmond Cap Juluca
The Four-Star Belmond La Samanna is what Caribbean dreams are made of: sparkling turquoise waters, white sand beaches, colonial flair and discreet service.

The only thing that might rival its impeccable location on the French side of St. Martin is a visit to Belmond Cap Juluca, a stunning stay on the nearby island of Anguilla. You can see both when you book the Magical Memories From Island to Island package, which includes transportation between the two gorgeous getaways, $100 resort credit at each location and daily buffet breakfast.

At La Samanna, opt for a one-bedroom plunge pool suite so you can watch the sun set over Long Beach Bay from your private deck. When you visit Cap Juluca, go for a dual treatment in one of the beachside spa cabanas and let the island vibes fan those romantic flames.

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