While it may still feel ages away, Valentine’s Day is nearing and now is the time to book that romantic getaway for you and your sweetie (or for you and a friend, or even to just pamper yourself).
From the sunny south to the east coast to northern Ontario, there are a multitude of Valentine’s specials being offered by hotels and destinations this year. So whether sipping on a fine icewine in Nova Scotia or indulging in a chocolate body wrap in a Ritz-Carlton spa, this Valentine’s is sure to be decadent.
Hazelton Hotel, Toronto: One of Toronto’s most prestigious luxury hotels is offering a special Valentine’s package aimed at “offering couples a chance to rediscover romance.” Available from Feb. 11 to 15 and starting at $1,395 a night, the Hazelton package includes accommodations for two, champagne and a fruit platter upon arrival, rose petals and flowers in your room, breakfast in bed, a $300 spa credit and a private movie screening with more champagne. Visit thehazeltonhotel.com for more details.
Nova Scotia Icewine Festival: Tour operator Maxxim Vacations is offering a four-night package to Halifax and the Annapolis Valley from Feb. 3 to 13, coinciding with the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival and Valentine’s Day. The package includes four-nights accommodations at a cozy inn or B&B, daily breakfast and icewine tastings and seminars. Visit maxximvacations.com to book.
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The spa at this Florida property has developed a special couple’s treatment for Valentine’s Day. For $650 per couple, you and your other half will be treated to a two-and-a-half hour session that includes a honey vanilla milk bath, a chocolate-pomegranate wrap, a warm scalp oil massage and body massages. Visit ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland for more information.
J.W. Marriott The Rosseau, Muskoka: This scenic Ontario property has the perfect package for single girlfriends looking to band together on Valentine’s Day. Starting at $349.50 per person, the Girlfriend’s Getaway package includes two-nights accommodation, dinner for two daily and a 50-minute spa treatment. Visit jwrosseau.com to book.
Jupiter Beach Resort, Jupiter: This four-diamond Florida property is calling all active love birds for its “Lovers Climb.” Taking place on Feb. 12, guests will climb the 105-steps of the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse for a champagne toast. This Valentine’s package also includes one-night accommodations and breakfast for two starting at $299 per couple. To book, visit jupiterbeachresort.com and use the code VALENTINE.