Leave the Matches Behind — Top 5 Ultra-Luxe Hotels That are Sure to Reignite Your Love Flames

Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you are over the cold here in NYC, then I have some warmer options for you to take a look at. Here are some luxurious, romantic hotel offerings for couples looking to spend intimate time together by jet setting to the Maldives, Dubrovnik, Miami or Mexico.

Hotel Excelsior — Valentine’s Day Dream Package

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As one of the most lavish hotels on the Adriatic with cinematic views, the recently renovated Hotel Excelsior is granting couples an outstanding romantic experience with its Valentine’s Day Dream package. Housed in a former 1913 royal villa featuring 158 redecorated rooms and suites, lovers can enjoy a romantic evening overlooking the Adriatic to intimate strolls down to the nearby UNESCO Old City of Dubrovnik. Guests can also enjoy the seaside hotel’s tranquil gardens, a private beach, three restaurants, and the indoor swimming pool, all offering magnificent views of the Adriatic. For Valentine’s Day 2018, the hotel is offering:

  • Luxurious two-night stay for two in a Villa Odak deluxe room with a balcony and sea views
  • Romantic in-room welcome with sparkling wine and chocolate-coated fruit upon arrival
  • Exclusive 120-minute spa treatment for two including massages, body scrubs and a light snack
  • Rich daily buffet breakfast
  • Access to spa and wellness facilities
  • Transfer from/to Dubrovnik’s airport
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)

The Valentine’s Day Dream is 572 EUR per package. To book and for more information call +385 20 300 300 or visitwww.adriaticluxuryhotels.com/en/hotel-excelsior-dubrovnik

Baros Maldives — Experience Valentine’s at the World’s Most Romantic Resort

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Set in a turquoise lagoon in the Indian Ocean, Baros Maldives is the perfect tropical retreat for those in love. A testament to the fact, the resort was recently acclaimed as the ‘World’s Most Romantic Resort 2017' in the World Travel Awards. Accommodations are in spacious beach or overwater villas that complement the natural environment in keeping with the traditions that are the essence of the Maldives.

Many villas have swimming pools and all have the rare and secure privacy essential for a celebrating romance. Set in the heart of the resort amidst lush tropical gardens, the Serenity Spa creates a relaxing, serene atmosphere with intimate spa suites for couples. For therapeutic treatments the spa uses a range of environmentally-sourced products and brands that are organic and reef friendly. In addition to three gourmet restaurants and two bars, Baros Maldives caters to every palate and occasion with meals served in guest villas, candlelight on the beach or even on a secluded sandbank or deck over the lagoon.

Tailor-made, meaningful experiences for couples can be arranged to discover deserted islands, go shopping in the islands’ capital, explore black coral reefs, snorkel, scuba dive, and more. It’s even possible to enjoy an exclusive movie screening for two on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Baros Maldives exudes an authentic island ambience inspired by local traditions. Every guest is treated with true, heartfelt hospitality and discreet, friendly service inspiring the spirit of romance. For further information on Baros Maldives, please visit www.baros.com.

The Confidante Miami Beach — Taste the Love Package

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The Confidante, a playful beach house-inspired resort on Miami Beach, beckons foodie couples this Valentine’s Day and beyond with its Taste the Love Package. The three-night epicurean romance offering includes a bevy of culinary experiences that surprise and delight couples — and their palates — throughout their romantic journey at the hotel. Featuring a creative culinary welcome amenity, celebrity-chef guided local farmers market tour and private cooking class, aphrodisiac turndowns and more, the package is priced at $5,000 per couple.

Luxury accommodations for three nights are offered in one of the hotel’s specialty suites with steps that lead directly down from its spacious terrace to a private poolside cabana. Part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, The Confidante Miami Beach combines the vibrant glamour of Miami’s past with the sophistication and amenities of modern day.

The vibe is warm, welcoming, unpretentious — similar to a friend’s beach house, which is akin to the meaning behind the name, The Confidante: a best friend, trusted insider. For more information and reservations, please call 305–424–1234 or visit www.theconfidantehotel.com.

NIZUC Resort & Spa — 4th Nights the Charm Package

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Located just ten minutes from Cancun International Airport, NIZUC Resort & Spa is nestled in the romantic enclave of Punta Nizuc, an untapped area of the Yucatan Peninsula known for its seclusion, sophistication and exclusivity. NIZUC’s private location offers a stark change in atmosphere from elsewhere in Cancun, making it ideal for couples looking for romance surrounded by a tropical paradise.

For Valentine’s Day 2018, the hotel is offering:

PACKAGE: 4th Nights the Charm — For couples who wish to spend a long weekend in the lap of luxury with their lovers.

  • Receive one complementary night’s stay after booking the first three nights.
  • Valid for travel between January 15, 2018 through March 24, 2018.

ADD-ON GIFTS: Any guest wishing to go the extra mile for their special someone can purchase NIZUC’s new romantic themed gifts & amenities. Whether it’s flowers, chocolate, or champagne, these new additions are the perfect gesture to fill the gaps when words fall short:

  • Dream in Pink — a full vase of perfectly pink flowers is guaranteed to get a smile. Tied up with a coral colored bow, the bouquet is light and striking. $55.00 USD plus tax.
  • Red is LoveA classic in the truest form, these 25 long stem roses will say “I love you” in a timelessly romantic gesture. $45.00 USD plus tax.
  • Chocolate Trio — Love and chocolate are the ultimate pair, and never has the combo tasted so good! This sweet temptation is sure to inspire passion and decadence. $30.00 USD plus tax.

Las Brisas Acapulco — Escape to a Private Hideaway at La Concha Beach Club

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Hidden among 40 acres of lush hibiscus gardens on a hillside high above the famous Acapulco Bay, Las Brisas Acapulco has long been a romantic destination and luxury escape– perfect for couples looking to rejoice in love on Valentine’s Day.

The secluded resort offers 251 charming bungalow style rooms, all with private pools, plush pink furniture, understated beachy décor and pink jeeps that will whisk guests to the resort facilities. For Valentine’s Day, guests are encouraged to check out the private La Concha Beach Club, a private hideaway for the most discerning travelers.

At the center, two saltwater tide pools — sculpted from the natural rock formation — are fed directly by the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean that overlook the Bay. Private shuttles ferry couples to this magical oasis where they can mix and mingle at the club’s restaurant and dancefloor as this is the perfect place to indulge outside of the privacy of a casita.

With rates starting at $183/night, Las Brisas Acapulco is a great option for couples in search of an intimate Valentine’s Day getaway. For further information on Las Brisas Acapulco, please visit www.lasbrisashotels.com.mx/en/acapulco/

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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