Fall in love with Rome this February with Bettoja Hotels Collection’s new Valentine’s Day’s packages at their three hotels centrally located in the heart of Rome. Within walking distance from historic landmarks including the Colosseum, Opera House, Forum, Trevi Fountain (where the romantic movie Roman Holiday was filmed) and Spanish Steps, the three hotels are the ideal basecamp for embarking on the ultimate romantic adventure. The Stazione Termini, convenient for train excursions to Florence or Naples, is also just a few blocks away. Bettoja Hotels Collection welcomes lovers from around the globe to experience their new Valentine’s Day packages and menus.
Hotel Mediterraneo’s “Eternal City” Package (€299 per person, VAT inc) offers a candlelight dinner at Roof Garden with live jazz and the amazing view of Rome from the Esquilino, the highest of the seven Roman hills, champagne flute served with potato mille-feuille with oysters and pumpkin cream, 4-course dinner menu, wine selection from the Bettoja Wine Cellar, overnight accommodations in a Superior double room, buffet breakfast with a view, a bottle of Italian Spumante and strawberries in the room, late check-out until 4pm, and10% discount on pre-arrival or post stay on the best available room rate.
Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio’s “Rome” Package (€299 per person,VAT inc)offers acandlelight dinner at Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio in a historical location, overnight accommodations in a Superior double room, buffet breakfast, bottle of Italian Spumante and strawberries in the room, late check-out until 4pm, 10% discount on pre-arrival or post stay on the best available room rate.
At the Hotel Atlantico, travelers can choose from either the romantic dinner at Hotel Mediterraneo’s Roof Garden or Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio’s Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio with a 20% discount on the best available rate at the Hotel Atlantico Atlantico. www.bettojahotels.it
Rediscover and find romance at Les Ilets de la Plage, a peaceful, serene, low key, boutique beachfront resort located in the idyllic island of Saint Barths. The best value on Saint Barths, Les Ilets de la Plage has been a well-kept secret for years, combining the privacy and serenity of a villa with a hotel concierge service at an affordable price. Let the resort’s concierge arrange the perfect romantic getaway including a private or shared sunset cruise, dinner using the freshest Caribbean ingredients delivered courtesy of Maya’s to Go, in-villa couples’ massage or spa treatment, romantic dinner for two at one of the restaurants overlooking the Gustavia port and more. Pricing is available upon request.
Stay in the resort’s newest villa – Le Studio, a 592 square-foot open-plan, bright and airy space with its own balcony and gorgeous sea views. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom beautifully designed studio features a fully equipped kitchen, chic teak armchairs with footrests in the living area, teak table and chairs in the dining area, large flat screen smart TV, spectacular ocean view terrace with comfortable seating (perfect for sunrise and sunset viewings!), king size bed (or twins on request), fully air-conditioned throughout and more. Le Studio opened in late November 2018 and rates start from €215- €550 per night, depending on the season. Rates are per night including morning pastries delivered daily and complimentary tea and coffee all morning by the pool.www.lesilets.com
At New Zealand’s The Marlborough Lodge, find peace and soul-stirring beauty with their newest, three-day experience just in time for Valentine’s Day. Explore the Marlborough Sounds with a guided kayak tour alongside dolphins and seals; meet penguins, robins and bellbirds with a conservationist at Motuara Island, New Zealand’s bird sanctuary, hike from a secluded cove to the breathtaking Queen Charlotte track where lunch and a private helicopter tour awaits – including a landing back on the lawns of the lodge. Cycle through vineyards with a private guide, walk through vineyards known worldwide for Sauvignon Blanc with a viticulturist and meet leading organic winemakers in the region. Back at the lodge, wander the 16 acres of parkland gardens with the Chef, creating your own lunch with an interactive cooking class. Gather berries from the lodge’s gardens and learn how to create your own signature cocktails. Here, days begin with poolside yoga and freshly-squeezed orange juice from the garden nearby, and afternoons are meant for massages in the newly-opened spa located in a beautiful converted chapel. Blissfully calm with soaring ceilings, native timbers and original stained-glass windows, the new spa just opened in November 2018. Evenings, guests enjoy cocktails by the outdoor fire before dining on produce grown at the lodge. This new three-day package includes all accommodations, food and beverage, all activities and spa treatments as detailed in the itinerary. Rates start at NZ$13,950 during the peak season (Nov-Mar), NZ$11,750 during the shoulder season (April & October) and NZ$10,850 during the low season (May – September). www.themarlboroughlodge.co.nz
Calabash Cove Resort and Spa is one of the most popular all-inclusive, adults-only boutique hotels in Saint Lucia, a Caribbean gem offering seclusion, beauty and mesmerizing views at every turn. It’s 26 villas feature old Caribbean charm coupled with luxurious resort amenities of today. From the heavenly Windsong restaurant and lively C-Bar overlooking the infinity pool to the peaceful Ti Spa, guests have everything at their fingertips when vacationing at Calabash Cove. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Calabash Cove now offers a unique “create your own natural scrub” experience at Ti Spa, a wonderful way to take home a piece of Saint Lucia as a souvenir. Ti Spa’s signature line of body scrubs made from the best natural ingredients which are grown in St. Lucia. The island’s local farmers take pride in nurturing these fruits and ingredients and they are carefully selected to ensure that the product is rich and of superior quality. Ti Spa’s Chocolate Body Scrub is a luxurious scrub as it has an array of our natural spices which are purchased from local market vendors. These spices include nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. The cocoa is harvested and beans are sundried, polished then broken down to make their ever rich cocoa. This same cocoa which is used to make the body scrub is also used to make chocolate here on the island which is sold all over the world. The chocolate body scrub helps to fight free radicals off the skin and helps to prevent sun damage while exfoliating dead skin cells living skin radiantly smooth. This luxurious body scrub polishes away dull dry skin while leaving a delicious aroma. It is rich in antioxidants which help to fight free radicals off the skin. This sugar scrub will gently exfoliate and revitalize your skin leaving it soft with a silky texture. Other natural scrubs that can be made at Ti Spa include coffee, sea salt and papaya. www.calabashcove.com
Romance in the Great Outdoors: Copper Mountain
Just 75 miles west of Denver in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain’s naturally divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. It is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back and inclusive vibe, with three pedestrian-friendly village areas with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate with that special someone at Copper Mountain’s Moonlight Dine + Ski. Start with a ride up the new American Eagle lift for an hour of private skiing/riding. At mid-mountain, stop for live acoustic music by Beau Thomas, libations, a special Valentine’s Day themed gourmet buffet dinner prepared by Chef David Taladay and desserts by Chef Susan Vlass at Solitude Station. Each guest over 21 years old will receive two complimentary cocktails. At the night’s end, enjoy a final corduroy lap down to Center Village under the light of the moon. Prices for Moonlight Dine + Ski are adults ($125), youth 8-20 years ($90) and group of 4 adults ($440). 10% discount on individual tickets given to season passholders. For reservations, call 1-866-763-5927 or visit www.coppercolorado.com.
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