This Valentine’s Day we’d like to recommend 10 of the most romantic date night experiences around the world. Check out some truly unforgettable options ranging from sunrise picnics and private serenades, to helicopter rides and movie nights under the stars – perfect for love birds looking to reconnect on their next getaway.
Prelude of Existence | Grand Universe Lucca
Toes in the water, Love in the air | Playa Largo Resort & Spa
No matter your partner’s love language, the one surefire way to everyone’s heart is through the stomach. Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo has taken the typical “romantic” dinner and elevated it to a new level of intimacy with Water Table Dinners. Lovers can kick off their shoes, dip their toes in the water and take front row seats to stunning Key Largo sunsets while enjoying fresh, locally-inspired cuisine from the resort’s signature restaurant, Sol by the Sea. This exclusive experience includes a multi-course dinner set beneath the soft glow of string lights at a table set in the calm bay waters and cotton-candy sunsets. Situated on 14 secluded beachfront acres in Key Largo, a beachfront escape to Playa Largo is sure to have couples feel like they are honeymooning without having to leave the country. The oceanfront resort features 178 luxury rooms and suites, along with 10 private bungalows and three-bedroom beach house with a private pool that really provide guests with the ultimate island getaway feel. To book your stay, please visit: www.playalargoresort.com.
What Fairytales Are Made Of | Curaçao
Immersed in the mesmerizingly blue waters of the Southern Caribbean Sea, the tropical oasis of Curaçao serves as the perfect romantic destination for couples seeking a magical backdrop to celebrate their love. There is no shortage of charm in Curaçao – as the colorful Dutch architecture, soft sand beaches, and enchanting culture fill every corner of the island, inviting travelers to experience love to its fullest extent. For those in search of something truly special, the island offers many magical date night experiences, including a romantic sunset picnic on the beach – stocked with red roses, wine, and charcuterie. A perfect recipe for falling in love. After the sun sets, couples can finish the day off with a true fairytale ending and enjoy a candlelight dinner at Fort Nassau – an ancient fort from the 1700s featuring panoramic views of the harbor. Whether you’re newly dating, recently engaged, or celebrating fifty years of marriage – Curaçao is a destination where passion and romance await you in every corner. Bring your special someone to the most special place, discover more at Curaçao.com.
Modern Movie Nights | Rooftop Cinema Club South Beach
Looking for a fun new date night spot to enjoy with your loved one? Rooftop Cinema Club, located in the heart of Miami’s iconic South Beach, invites you to kick back and relax with popcorn, cocktails, and small bites while watching cult-classic movies and taking in the gorgeous views of Miami’s cityscape. There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with your partner for an intimate movie night. Add in the stunning twinkling lights of the magic city’s skyline for a truly unforgettable date night experience. To book or learn more please visit https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/
Love on the Brain at Rancho Pescadero | Todos Santos, Mexico
A relaxed paradise along Baja’s majestic coastline, the brand-new Rancho Pescadero is a luxurious escape landscaped to blend into the natural biosphere with Mexican culture, epicurean experiences, and uninterrupted coastal views. Bespoke suites and private villas with authentic local touches are designed to inspire a mix of indoor and outdoor living with private plunge pools, outdoor showers and patios with plush daybeds. This adults-only resort is the perfect place to hide out and reconnect with yourself, the Earth, and your partner (after all…it’s romance month!). Enjoy sunset beachfront dinners with whales breaching in the distance — February is peak whale season! — unwind at Rancho’s Botánica spa, with its own apothecary that invites travelers to forage for herbs and botanicals and create their own signature ‘Baja Blend’ of soaks, oils and scrubs. Or, a build-your-own bouquet workshop allows guests to hand-pick flowers to pair with a day focused only on the two of you, or opt for an indigenous-inspired Damiana Amoroso aphrodisiac treatment, rendered in an outdoor treatment nest to the sounds of crashing waves and local wildlife. To really get into the Baja spirit, partake in a native cacao ceremony with your partner that allows you to open up your heart to deeper connection and clarity. With a year-round forecast of 85° with sunshine and breezy, cool evenings, guests can lounge by multiple infinity pools by day and cozy up at beachside fire pits as the moon slowly rises over the Sierra Lagunas. www.ranchopescadero.com
Stargazing and Northern Lights | Hotel Rangá | Iceland
Be over the moon with your sweetheart at Hotel Rangá, Southern Iceland’s cozy spot for couples looking to spend some quality time tucked away in awe-inspiring nature. Couples can 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 less artificial lights. Lovebirds can also stargaze and name constellations alongside the hotel’s resident astronomer at the property’s hi-tech, roll-off roof observatory (on nights when the Northern Lights might not make a visit.) To book, visit www.hotelranga.is.
Lovers is in the Air – Southernmost Beach Resort
Situated in the quieter southern limit of the famed Duval Street, the newly renovated Southernmost Beach Resort features a modern sleek design with classic coastal charm while ocean views abound. Boasting three palm-fringed pools with private cabanas, signature restaurant, and gorgeous oceanfront rooms, this idyllic oasis sets the tone for a romantic and memorable stay in Key West’s Historic District. Snuggle up with your partner and watch the sunset on the resort’s private beach, explore Key West’s historic Old Town – straight out of a storybook scene in a southern romance, or spend your time on property reveling in the steamy activities, like salsa dancing or sip and spill painting classes. Lovers with a taste for adventure can book the “Love is in the Air” package for overnight accommodations plus an incredible sunset helicopter tour over Key West for two. Can you think of a more unforgettable date night in paradise?
Mesa1 at W Punta de Mita
A chic, beach resort located on Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita offers an edgy, yet laid-back escape brimming with local and international culinary experiences in every corner. Reserve the incredibly unique Mesa1 experience — an exclusive al fresco dining setting that offers just one nightly seating for an intimate dinner under the stars. The 100-year-old Parota tree table is located on its own private island and only accessible by stones suspended over the water that disappear once the group has been seated. Guests can indulge in an unforgettable, customizable seven-course tasting menu that caters to any palette making this private, yet luxurious venue a perfect spot for a romantic evening with your partner or a night to enjoy with your best friends and family.
Seaside Sunrise Picnic at Caerula Mar Club
Located on the tropical island of South Andros is a boutique luxury resort, Caerula Mar Club, helmed by an HGTV couple who discovered an abandoned hotel on vacation and moved their family of six to the island to transform it into one of the Caribbean’s chicest new properties. On-site dining options range from an outdoor poolside bar with a wood-fired pizza oven to a fine dining restaurant with ingredients sourced from an on-site organic farm — all on a postcard-perfect location of 10 acres with gorgeous turquoise beach where you won’t spot a single footprint. As if that isn’t enough to cross off your bucket list, Caerula Mar also offers an incredible sunrise picnic on the stunning three-mile Kemps Bay Beach located just 25 minutes away. The hotel will organize the experience, where lovebirds can start off their morning by watching the sun peak from the horizon while sipping on mimosas and enjoying a basket full of tropical fruit, pastries or a curated pre-arranged menu — setting the scene for any romantic occasion and guaranteeing a day in The Bahamas is off to an unforgettable start.
Southern Romance | Barnsley Resort
Lovebirds seeking the ultimate romantic weekend-long date can head to Barnsley Resort where history, outdoor adventure, and Southern comfort come together as one. The storybook site has a history rooted in love, being built by Godfrey Barnsley for his wife and the love of his life, Julia. As Godfrey began construction, Julia fell ill and passed away. It was her spirit that lived on and pushed Barnsley to continue construction. Couples can write the next chapter of their own love story with the resort’s special, romantic offerings. Begin the weekend with a Classic Southern Cocktails Class, where couples will learn how to make four classic cocktails courtesy of Barnsley Resort’s expert mixologist while enjoying a selection of chef-created appetizers. Couples also have their pick of outdoor activities to enjoy together, from horseback riding and clay shooting to air rifles and axe throwing and more. To cap off the day, lovebirds can reignite the fire (literally!) by cozying up around the outdoor firepits with a toasty drink in hand. To learn more or to book, visit www.barnsleyresort.com.