A Valentine’s dinner is nice and all, but a V-Day getaway to one of these dreamy locales with picturesque boudoirs you’ll never want to vacate? That’s even more desirable if you ask us.
The most romantic day of the year deserves a setting befitting of the holiday. And a bed so luxurious you’ll want to take the covers home with you. So browse our list of hotel and resort recommendations for every type of twosome (adventure seekers, foodies, beachgoers, culture buffs, and ski bunnies), then pack your bags and get ready to check in.
From an underwater sanctuary and a treetop hideaway, to a mirrored penthouse and a Spanish-style hacienda in the countryside, here are 14 above and beyond suites sure to set the mood on February 14.
Le Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans
The heart wants what the heart wants, and if yours desires a truly decadent getaway in The Big Easy, check into the recently reimagined Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans. Although the hotel has undergone an impressive reno, it still retains its charms that date to 1907, and you can’t beat the Breakfast & Tiffany’s Valentine’s Day package. Begin with a breakfast in bed in the Saint Charles Suite—which is styled as an 18th-century chateau—where you’ll indulge in scones, poached lobster, farm-fresh eggs, strawberries and Chantilly cream (along with mimosas, obviously), then throw on a robe to be custom-fit for your new Tiffany’s bracelet. After that, you can spend the day admiring your arm candy amid the oil paintings and crystal chandeliers in your cushy quarters, or you can dress for dinner in the jewel-box restaurant, Bijoux.
Le Bristol Paris
The City of Love is most certainly up for the challenge of serving as V-Day headquarters this year—and every year, for that matter. Book Le Bristol Paris's Saint-Valentine package for touching details along the lines of complimentary upgrades, beds strewn with rose petals, chocolates and flutes of crisp champagne upon arrival, late checkout, and any number of your meals delivered to you in robes. Then get lost together among the many gardens, museums, and historic monuments, or spend a day being pampered at the Spa du Bristol by La Prairie. There you can use the jaccuzzi, hammam, and private terrace until your side-by-side treatments commence.
Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington, Texas
Part of what lures guests to the five haciendas at the Inn at Dos Brisas is their Spanish sophistication. That and beautifully designed rooms with porches that provide the a quiet haven for taking in the idyllic Texas countryside. Accented by the rich colors, textures, and fabrics of an elegant ranch, these awe-inspiring suites will take your breath away thanks to cathedral ceilings, antique furnishings, and some seriously killer master baths. It’s the fairytale swing chair on the open-air patio, however, that will really remind you why coming here with your love was the right choice.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos, Mexico
A celebrity couple favorite, Cabo and more specifically Las Ventanas al Paraiso a Rosewood Resort in Cabo, is always a good idea. The iconic oceanfront retreat is revered for its serene setting and world-class hospitality, but we can guarantee the suites are an even better reason to visit. And when you’re not 'gramming up your new digs, you can consult their “Department of Romance,” a concierge dedicated to creating over-the-top date nights, and they’ll take the details from there. From customizable fireworks shows to skywriting spectacles, no request is turned away, especially over Valentine’s Day weekend. Candlelit dinners on the water with a classical guitarist? Totally possible. Horse-drawn carriage rides by cowboys dressed in Mexican regalia? Absolutely. And let’s not forget the perks, because who doesn’t like perks? Round-trip airport transfers, premium champagne, turndown amenities, and a swoon-worthy dinner for two in your suite or villa are all included.
Amanera, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic
Couples looking to holiday in the Dominican Republic should escape to Amanera, Aman’s clifftop resort and golf course that’s unparalleled in the area in terms of architecture, service, and glam living. The two-bedroom Bay View Casa is tops for couples looking to canoodle in peace—it’s surrounded by lush gardens and a private swimming pool—but when you’re not holed up in your casa, you’re going to want to take advantage of the great outdoors. Amanera is praised for countless activity options like golf, kitesurfing at Cabarete, surfing (and surfer’s yoga), and before the day comes to an end you can enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach for two.
The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
Just imagine lounging around in this cozy-chic living room on February 14, pre-slopes. The St. Regis Deer Valley is at the epicenter of Park City’s après-ski action, and for good reason: It's the only resort to lay claim to an exclusive (and outdoor) “ski beach,” ideal for imbibing and breathing in that fresh alpine air. Plus they’re committed to traditions, like the nightly champagne sabering and a daily hot chocolate bar complete with made-from-scratch chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. They also have DIY s’mores kits on hand once the fire pit party gets going, and then you have the spacious 66 suites to consider, with sweeping views of the Wasatch mountains. Not to mention in-room fireplaces, swanky marble clad bathrooms, and VIP butler service. You know, just in case your ice bucket should need refreshing.
Fairlane Hotel, Nashville
For a flirty affair in Dixieland, look no further than the Fairlane Hotel in downtown Nashville. This retro-mod sanctuary is perfect for V-Day HQ, given that it’s situated in the business and arts district and therefore close to must-see spots like the Grand Ole Opry and Bluebird Cafe. And when you need a bite and a craft brew to tide you over, worth-the-wait eateries Rolf and Daughters and Husk will do the trick, before you hit the quirky honky-tonk stretch. Meanwhile, back at the hotel, there’s plenty to arouse amorous lovebirds, like the peekaboo showers and mirrored bedroom ceilings in Penthouse West, along with a hanging fireplace and expansive wraparound terrace. Needless to say, you’ll find ample options to pass the time during a sexy night in.
Four Seasons New York Downtown
A Cupid-approved big night in the Big Apple begins at the stunning Four Seasons New York Downtown. Choose from spacious suites with killer amenities like the Royal, which spans half of the 24th floor and boasts a private media room, or theTribeca, for a spectacular balcony looking onto the NYC skyline. While staying at the Tribeca hot spot, be sure to also reserve a table at CUT by Wolfgang Puck. The much-buzzed-about powerhouse steakhouse is the acclaimed chef’s first Manhattan outpost, and you better believe their specialty menu will highlight dishes to delight the senses. Think: delicious little amuse-bouches, Kaluga caviar, East Coast oysters, a cauliflower cacio e pepe you’ll dream about for days to come, and Wagyu winners you can only find here.
Cotton House, Mustique Island, St. Vincent & Grenadines
Bucket-list travel goals go hand in hand with the exclusive Caribbean island of Mustique, and for a truly swanky vacation while there, Cotton House is the way to go. Converted from a warehouse to a hotel in 1968, the landmark building channels a West Indian–style plantation estate and features 17 well-appointed guest rooms, cottages, and suites clad in beachy textiles with outdoor showers, pools, and hot tubs. There’s also must-try Veranda Restaurant and Beach Café, for fresh catch of the day delicacies. A private tropical paradise, Mustique is unmatched when it comes to luxury villa living, and isn’t that what you’re really after this V-Day?
Chewton Glen, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Take your romance to new heights in Chewton Glen’s Treehouse Hideaway Suite, perched 35 feet above ground on stilts. Here you and bae can take in panoramic views of the New Forest, watch the sun set from your private terrace hot tub (and maybe even get drunk in love off a bottle of bubbly and finger sandwiches from the room service menu), or snuggle up by the wood burner. Come morning, your treehouse concierge will arrive armed with a breakfast hamper to consume in bed. Did we mention they also have several Valentine’s Day offerings in the form of intimate afternoon teas, five-course tasting menus paired with wine, and addictive pizzas from The Kitchen & Cookery School, only with a heart-shaped twist?
Le Toiny, Saint Barthélemy
It’s easy to fall in love with (and at) Le Toiny, the only Relais & Chateaux property located in St Barths. Tucked away on the “Côte Sauvage,” or unspoiled leeward side of the island, sits a hotel so magical—and glamorous in an unpretentious way—that you’ll have a hard time leaving. The same can be said for their newly renovated oceanfront suites awash in neutral tones, mirrored finishes, and nature-meets-nautical touches. These plush pads offer the ultimate V-Day retreat and considering they each come with their own private heated plunge pool, well-stocked kitchenette, and multiple sundecks for bathing the French way—nude—you’ll have everything you need to pay your respects to Saint Valentine in style. Should you choose to leave your room however, you can partake in their Full Moon dinner series under the stars, or a long leisurely lunch lapping up rosé with your toes in the sand at Anse Toiny Beach Club.
Triple Ranch Creek, Darby, Montana
If you’re going for winter wonderland vibes, look no further than the legendary Triple Ranch Creek, located 75 miles south of Missoula in western Montana. An all-inclusive adults-only playground spread across 600 acres of pristine wilderness, this magnificent ranch prides itself on a rooster of bespoke and custom guest experiences. Get to know the land firsthand during guided nature walks, embark on a dogsledding expedition, try your hand(s) at “skijoring,” where you’ll be pulled on skis by a horseback rider, or simply do nothing at all...while admiring your backdrop. Cabins vary when it comes to size and extras (such as hot tubs and multitiered decks), but they’re all handsomely furnished with wood-burning fireplaces so you’ll feel right at home until dinnertime at the Chef’s Table.
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Maldives
Why bother with overwater bungalows when you could venture under the sea and into The MURAKA, a one-of-a-kind two-story villa built directly on the Indian Ocean floor? The Conrad Maldives pretty much shut down the competition (suite wise) with this otherworldly creation this past November, and we can’t think of a more exciting place for thrill seekers to spend V-Day than a totally transparent residence surrounded by the world’s most exotic species. Expect to be greeted by schools of fish every morning as you’re brushing your teeth and crawl into bed every evening as sting rays—and yes, even sharks—pass you by. And should you experience seafood cravings at any point living amongst this many poisson, there’s their undersea restaurant Ithaa serving up fusion cuisine overlooking vibrant coral gardens.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
Big Sur beauty is one of those things that needs to be witnessed in person, and for those first timers new to the storied destination, might we suggest taking up residence at one of its most resplendent properties, Post Ranch Inn? With endless ocean views, beautiful state parks and beaches, and a total level of seclusion, this part of Cali is the perfect place to make lasting memories. Trek to the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge, hop on the 17-Mile Drive, or hike to McWay Falls for an 80-foot waterfall, then retire to the ranch where couples massages, infinity pools, and fine dining awaits.