Celebrate Love Month at these Romantic Destinations


With the arrival of February, we move from New Year’s resolutions to the celebration of love and romance. For couples hoping to spark a few flames this month, these resorts and hotels offer packages to enhance your romantic endeavors. Not coupled up? No problem. Round up some friends and celebrate your own brand of love!

Casa Palopó | Santa Catarina, Guatemala

Casa Palopa Villa Infinity Pool
Casa Palopa Villa Infinity Pool Photo: Courtesy of Diamond PR

Looking for a fairytale setting this Valentine’s Day? Casa Palopó in Santa Catarina, Guatemala delivers. Tucked in the rolling hills of Santa Catarina and backdropped by the mythical Lake Atitlán, this idyllic setting sets the stage for romance.

Housed in a private home turned boutique hotel, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux property provides the perfect locale and amenities for a serene, romantic getaway. Here you’ll discover eccentrically decorated guest rooms adorned with colorful walls. Latin American artwork and handwove textiles made in Guatemala complete the interior. Sweeping views of the expansive lake, three majestic volcanoes and neighboring indigenous villages complete the peaceful landscape.

On offer for February, the Casa Palopó’s Valentine’s Day Package includes a welcome cocktail, continental breakfast for two and a wine and cheese tasting on the deck overlooking the stunning surroundings. For a little extra romantic adventure, check out the private glamping experience. For more information or to book, visit www.casapalopo.com

A Winter Getaway for Two | JW Marriott Cancun

Cabana at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa Photo: Courtesy of Diamond PR

Want to spend your Valentine’s Day cozying up in a private beachfront cabana or Bali-style day bed? Find your way to the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. Surrounded by Cancun’s year-round turquoise blue seas and 80-degree forecasts you can spend the day basking in the sun to the soothing sounds of the ocean.

For a romantic experience, book the resort’s Valentine’s Day package, which offers a complimentary 80-minute Hunah Ku massage at the luxurious Sens Yah Spa and a special price on an additional massage. The package also includes a $100 USD daily resort credit for stays of 5 or more nights. Couples will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and macarons to enjoy after their treatments. For more information or to book, visit JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and use code Z85.

You, Me & Aruba – Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Valentine's Destinations
Hanging out under the Fofoti Tree in Aruba Photo: Courtesy of Diamond PR

Need a break from the kids…all kids, this Valentine’s Day? Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has just the package for you. With the resort’s ‘You, Me and Aruba’ package you’ll spend your days and nights in a deluxe ocean view room in the adults-only Tradewinds Club, the resort’s luxury hotel-within-a-hotel. Available for couples planning a stay for at least four consecutive nights, this little taste of paradise serves up jaw-dropping views of the pristine beaches.

Guests at Aruba Marriott Resort’s Tradewinds Club experience every luxury they could ever desire within reach, including a private floor and lounge, access to the H2Oasis adults-only pool, exclusive amenities, personal concierge, complimentary food and beverages each day in the Tradewinds Lounge, and reserved beach seating. Upon arrival, raise a toast to love with complimentary bubbly and strawberries. The package also includes a dinner for two experience at Atardi, the resort’s toes-in-the-sand restaurant which boasts front-row seats to the island’s most vibrant sunsets. For more information or to book visit www.arubamarriott.com and use code HON.

Choose Your Swoon Moon | Hotel Rangá | Iceland

Hotel Ranga in Iceland
Northern Lights at the Hotel Ranga Photo: Tom Allen

For those who prefer a snowy landscape, be over the moon with your Valentine at Hotel Rangá. Situated amid awe-inspiring nature in Southern Iceland, you’ll find serenity among the island’s picturesque landscapes and countless waterfalls. Take the perfect photo along a beautiful black sand beach. Or, catch the greatest light show of all time at Hotel Rangá, arguably the best place to see the famous Aurora Borealis given its countryside location providing darker skies and fewer artificial lights.

Stargaze and name constellations alongside the hotel’s resident astronomer at the property’s hi-tech, roll-off roof observatory. Experience love and luxury at Hotel Rangá when you indulge in the special “Choose Your Swoon Moon” package. Enjoy a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, gourmet dining and more, designed to make you swoon over each other and Iceland. To book your best Valentine’s Day yet, visit www.hotelranga.is.

Valentine’s & Anti-Valentine’s Day | VASO Dublin, AC Hotel Columbus

Cuddling in a VASA Igloo Photo: Trent Brown

Escape to America’s heartland this Valentine’s Day in the charming town of Dublin, Ohio. For couples of all varieties, there’s plenty of romance. But there’s also a good time awaiting singles looking for a fun Anti-valentines night out with friends.

Enjoy the sweeping views of the Scioto River and the picturesque Hallmark village of Dublin and its cobblestoned streets. Straight out of a cheesy rom-com film, this city offers romantic sunsets like you have never seen before. And they look even better from a rooftop.

The chic modern rooftop bar and restaurant, VASO sets the stage for an experiential dinner. The stylish bar offers a fun outdoor igloo activation on top of the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin — the ideal place to sweep your loved one off their feet or celebrate the single life with sexy craft cocktails and gourmet tapas inside a decorated private igloo; a life-sized, snow globe-like experience.

Couples looking to make it a dinner and a date night can upgrade with a stay at the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin, a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses with the Valentine’s package. Or make it a night to remember with friends with the Anti-valentines package offering a round of shots, a can of washable chalk spray paint, and inflatable baseball bats in your igloo! Visit www.vasodublin.com to book your igloo and the AC Hotel Dublin to book your hotel stay.

An Unforgettable Tuscan Romance | Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa & Grand Universe Lucca

Grand Universe Lucca Italy
Grand Universe Lucca Photo: Courtesy of Diamond PR

Finding love under the Tuscan sun is inevitable! This year, ditch the usual chocolate and flowers and head to the Tuscan region of Italy for an authentically romantic hideaway. Whether tucked away in a villa at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa overlooking the colorful mountainous Serchio Valley or rekindling romance in the charming city of Lucca at Grand Universe Lucca, couples will forever be reminiscing on either of these cherishable Italian getaways.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and parks, Renaissance Tuscany is a haven for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path stay and eager to explore Italy’s romantic food culture. In celebration of this loving holiday, the resort has curated a special six-course Valentine’s Day dinner. Highlights include a burrata and mint stuffed homemade ravioli with shellfish sauce, scampi tartare, carnaroli risotto and puff pastry stuffed with ricotta and pear mouse.

Those rejoicing in sweet symphony at Grand Universe Lucca can look forward to a decadent Chef’s amuse-bouche dinner featuring steamed Norway lobster, borage risotto with clams and bottarga and linguine pasta served with tomato sauce and sea urchins. Couples looking to stay at Grand Universe Lucca can book the Adagio double room for €310,00 a night including breakfast.