You might scoff at the idea of Valentine’s Day, appalled at couples who get mushy since the beginning of February. You only send each other memes. Or you are one of those couples who has chosen baby nicknames for each other and coo them down the phone all the time. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, these romantic getaways will make you want to hit that ‘Book’ button. Imagine sitting by the balcony facing the beautiful mountains or walking on the beaches of Goa as the sun sets or a private romantic dinner under the star-lit skies of Jaipur. Romance is literally in the air, and even if you are not the romantic type, a little time away from the hustle bustle never hurt anyone.
Wondering where to go? Don’t worry, we’re playing romance concierge for you. Here’s a list of luxurious romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day.
1. Six Senses Fort Barwara (Rajasthan)
Join the club if you’re still gushing over the Vicky-Kat wedding! But you know what else we can’t get over? The location they chose for their wedding. Six Senses Fort Barwara is a 14th-century fort converted into a royal property. It’s the perfect luxurious getaway for your Valentine’s Day experience. Bask in the beautiful views of the fort (it’s surrounded by the picturesque Aravalis) with delicious treats on arrival and daily farm-to-table breakfast and lunch at the all-day diner, Cortile. Amp up the romance by heading to the Six Senses Spa for a couple’s massage. Then opt for Destination Dining amidst candles, scenery and live traditional music. The special package also includes a bottle of wine and a special baker’s platter to be enjoyed in the privacy of the suite.
2. The Westin Goa
Are you a couple that loves to party? Then there’s only one place you must head to-Goa, of course! 10 points to you if already knew which place we are referring to. Westin has recently opened its property in Anjuna. The welcome drink here gets a lovely updgrade, you’ll be treated to some complimentary Sparkling wine. Just what you need to set the mood! Kick off those shoes, slide on those flip flops and grab some chilled beers on Ozarun beach (just a 12-minute walk from the hotel). As you head back, you are in for some pampering. You will be treated to some great V-Day deals–an exclusive stay at the Executive Suite or a Family Studio Room, a curated champagne breakfast followed by a rejuvenating in-room couple’s spa and ending the day with a private dinner meal. And that’s not all! You can also book your stay at the private Pool Patio room that comes along with a curated champagne breakfast, a candlelight dinner alongside the pool with a violinist serenading you. Don’t want to rush you, but maybe it’s time to propose?
3. Aramness, Gir (Gujarat)
You’ve gone down the romantic route. Now you’re looking to switch things up. How about a date with the lion of the jungle? Head to Aramness, a fairly new lodging in Gir that comes with the options fo a wildlife safari and stay that allows you to soak in nature and fresh air. Your annoying alarm is replaced and you now wake up to the song of exotic birds. Get a chance to sight our beautiful Asiatic lions and leopards at the Gir forest, go for jungle walks,experience nature and wildlife up closer, and indulge in authentic Gujarati meals. And once you’re done with all the experiential activities, take a day off and enjoy the cosy heritage rooms with luxurious beds and bathtubs or rejuvenate yourself at the wellness spa before heading home.
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4. Oberoi Sukhvillas, New Chandigarh (Punjab)
There are some vacations where you don’t want to see the popular attractions. You want to snuggle up in a blanket, load up on the carbs and watch television. This Oberoi is the perfect urban escape. It’s the same property where Rajkummar Rao and Patraleekha tied the knot. Pristine white walls, intricate carvings and stunning architecture define this regal hotel. The property offers a mix of spacious villas and luxury tents. Sip on drinks and indulge in fine seasonal cuisine while you enjoy a private dinner. Then, head to the warm, bubbly jacuzzi and feel the water wash over your tiredness.
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5. Lohono Stays’ Laterite House, Alibaug (Maharashtra)
We get that you’re not always looking to go away alone. Sometimes, it’s nice to have friends around. Or you’re a bunch of girls looking to celebrate Galentine’s Day. This spacious villa amidst tranquility is the place to be. Laterite House by Lohono Stays comes with a stunning landscape surrounded by mountains and lush greenery in Alibaug. The home includes 4 beautiful bedrooms, a chic living and dining space facing a stunning private pool, a sprawling lawn and an outdoor lounge, making it the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones. What’s more? You can expect a round of refreshing cocktails and delicious meals served by the hospitality group’s team, while you chill by the pool and enjoy the lovely scenery. You get the drift–it’s basically paradise!