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Love Is in the Air: Tempting Romantic Getaways


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Take a cruise for two or a hotel romance package for a special occasion

Posted by: Xanterra on January 16, 2017

Even if you can’t sail over Valentine’s Day, you can give a Windstar cruise as a Valentine’s gift to enjoy later.

Twosome time is hard to find. But it’s essential to keep the flame burning. For Valentine season or a spur-of-the-moment mini-vacation, these intimate, seductive getaways are perfect for sweethearts.

Two cruise ships on a blue waters

Make Some Waves

Book for two on Windstar Cruises, voted “World’s Most Romantic Cruise Line” for more than a half-dozen years by readers of Porthole Cruise magazine and among the “Top 10 Cruise Lines for Couples” by BRIDES Magazine in 2016. Its pampering yachts with fewer than 300 passengers are perfect for a couple’s getaway. Why not choose one of the world’s most popular romantic destinations, such as the Caribbean? Windstar’s itineraries include calls at quiet coves on secluded isles such as St. Barts, Culebra, Les Saintes, Pigeon Island, and Bequia, perfect for romantic interludes. Or consider exotic Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands in the South Pacific. Or perhaps the most romantic of all, the Mediterranean. Even if you can’t sail over Valentine’s Day, you can give a Windstar cruise as a Valentine’s gift to enjoy later. Now that’s amore!

For more information and reservations, visit windstarcruises.com or call 800-258-7245.


Beach and Hotel

Indulge Body and Soul by the Sea

Escape the daily grind at Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star resort on the Georgia coast, whose “Romance Package” is sure to make hearts beat in unison. It includes luxury accommodations at The Cloister or The Lodge, a bottle of wine and chocolates, a dining credit, daily room-service breakfast credit and blissful 90-minute couple’s massage in the Cloister Spa. Book in the Cloister’s romantic Garden wing, newly redone in soft tones of cream and seafoam.

For more information and reservations, visit seaisland.com or call 855-572-4975.


Pool and palm trees

Slip Off to the Sand Dunes

How deep is your love? Book the “Romance Package” at the historic AAA Four Diamond Inn at Death Valley in California’s Death Valley National Park, one of the nation’s natural wonders. You’ll be greeted at the secluded Inn, which turns 90 in 2017, with a bottle of sparkling wine and a sweet treat from the chef. During the day, play golf at the world’s lowest below-sea-level golf course, swim in the spring-fed pool, or play tennis. Stroll the inn’s Oasis Gardens before some fine dining à deux. If the weather permits, reserve a table on the veranda, where the dark desert skies — among the darkest in North America — make stargazing a memorable dessert.

For more information and reservations, visit oasisatdeathvalley.com or call 800-236-7916.

Kitty Bean Yancey

Written by: Kitty Bean Yancey

Kitty Bean Yancey is a Washington, D.C.-based award-winning former USA TODAY travel writer. She freelances for publications including AARP Magazine and AAA publications.

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