We thought it would be fun to offer a few Valentine’s Day Romance Travel Deals in our regular "Travel News".  We put a quick shout out on Twitter asking for the best Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaways and Travel Deals–the response was huge.  So, this week’s specials are all in honor of V-Day!

Ten to Know: Top Romantic Destinations from Expedia.

Hanalei Colony Resort, a beachfront hideaway on
Kauai’s lush north shore offers a “Hanalei Hearts” package includes two nights in a 2-bedroom Oceanview condominium, an in-room welcome gift of champagne, and Valentine’s Day dinner for two at the award-winning Mediterranean Gourmet restaurant, overlooking Hanalei Bay. The package price for two people is $460, plus applicable taxes. A two-night minimum stay is required, and the package is available for stays from February 12 to 16. The resort is offering a menu of romantic amenities, gift baskets, and packages that guests can pre-order for their Valentine’s Day celebration, including such options as champagne, chocolates, a couples’ massage, and a private horseback ride to a secluded waterfall. For information on Valentine amenities, call the concierge desk at (808) 826-1220.

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa iconUltimate Escape Romance special (from $175 per night) in honor of Valentine’s Day. Located between Mexico’s majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, couples are invited to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with newly renovated accommodations, intimate two-for-one couple’s spa treatments, breakfast for two daily and a romantic dinner at Las Casitas’ beach-front seafood restaurant or Mikado. The package also pampers couples with a bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit as well as complimentary access to the wellness areas of the spa, gym, and indoor pool. Call 1-888-PARADISE. Promotional code ZJ9.

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Bucuti Beach Resort icon Swept Away Romance Package
Recently voted one of the top 10 most romantic resorts in the world by TripAdvisor, Aruba’s Bucuti Beach Resort is a tranquil getaway designed exclusively for couples. Romance Package includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations with large balcony or terrace,
  • A bottle of chilled Champagne in the room
  • Candlelight dinner for two on the beach at the Pirates’ Nest Restaurant
  • Daytime snorkel or sunset sailing cruise
  • Gift Basket
  • Swept Away package rates start at $3,078 per couple in high season.  

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Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, located in St. Lucia’s exotic southern coast, is a 254-room, all-inclusive premier Caribbean resort for honeymoons. The “Harmony” wing is a tranquil adult-only oasis offering the perfect setting for a romantic escape with a palm-fringed pool, braided hammocks, intimate cabana beds and the oceanfront Kai Mer Spa. Pricing: In 2010, the discounted high-season nightly rates start at $128 per person, all-inclusive, double occupancy.

Peter Island Resort & Spa  A Private Island Romance package ($970-$1353 per night)
For those seeking an uber-private island escape — celebrity-style — a new "no-fly-zone" amenity, total privacy, well-healed amenities and an intuitive guest services team that caters to your every whim, Peter Island Resort & Spa, British Virgin Islands is what you seek. Five bleached-white sandy beaches, give-way to verdant mountainsides, palm forests, coves and more. 3 delicious meals a day and of course a traditional, hi-tea is always included in the rate.
5 nights in Ocean View or Beach Front to include:

  • Private dinner on the Beach
  • Champagne and Choc.Covered strawberries on arrival in room
  • 75 minute couples massages in a Bohio (Couples will enjoy an intimate seaside treat in the resorts fully equipped spa Bohio open to expansive beach views, and gentle winds yet offer guests a sun-shade.)

The Reef Resort icon Simply Romance at The Reef – Valentine’s The Reef Resort icon
5 nights in a Beachfront Deluxe Studio Suite
Champagne and Strawberries in room upon arrival
Private 3 course candlelit dinner for two on the beach with bottle of wine
Sunset Kayak Reef tour for two (or alternative couples watersports activity when available)
Couples Massage at Le Soleil Spa

Fernandez Bay Village– the Out Islands are an undiscovered wonder (at $400 per couple, per night)
For those who want to get away from it all, star into each other’s eyes without a ton of other tourists about; no-hype, no lines, no crowds just sugar-white sandy beaches, a beachfront cottages or villa kayaking (yes you can kayak to a Blue Hole) bike to remote pink beaches and enjoy dinner under the stars, nightcaps around a bonfire and sleep-in late only to and do it again the next day. This February enjoy it all and more, as Fernendez Bay Village is offering an all inclusive rate of just $400 per couple, per night in a beachfront room, 3 meals, taxes and gratuities. Also included house wine with dinner and a romantic welcome fruit and cheese platter, plus champagne to jump start your romantic getaway. Offer is available until 2.28.10. Call 800-940-1905

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On the exclusive island of Palm Beach, Florida The Chesterfield Palm Beach iconyou can treat your loved one with their Sweetheart’s package! This includes a romantic interlude dinner and a special turn-down with chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne in your room.

The Pacific Northwest must be the place to be this Valentine’s Day. We received so many great listings for these destintions they needed their own dedicated page! Listings include Portland hotels like
Hotel deLuxe offering a My Chocolate Valentine package and the Jupiter Hotel‘s Distillery Row Package that includes a tour of five local boutique distilleries to Willamette Valley wine tasting and Valentines Day hotel specials along the Oregon coast like The Ocean Lodge at Cannon Beach Give our Love the Key to Your Heart package.  Click here for a full listing of all Portland, Seattle and Oregon Valentine’s travel deals.


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Viceroy Santa Monica icon Valentine’s Package
Includes rates from $425 + tax (City View). Ocean & Suite rate available. Bottle of Brut Rose Champagne, 4 hand made chocolate truffles by Whist’s Pastry Chef Brooke Mosley, breakfast in bed ($50 breakfast credit available for In room dining or breakfast at Whist) and overnight parking for one vehicle. Subject to availability Feb. 12-15, 2010. Call 800-670-6185)

Newport Beach’s romantic seaside location, temperate climate and natural beauty lends itself to an ideal romantic, Southern California setting for a special Valentine’s day vacation.

The Balboa Bay Club and Resort icon"Valentines Weekend & Spa Indulgence Packages” (from $299) Includes a luxurious guest room; Champagne; 6 chocolate covered strawberries for two; breakfast for two and valet parking at the resort.

  • Spa Indulgence Package (from $339)
    Includes a luxurious guest room; $200 spa credit; breakfast for two and valet parking. The spa credit can be applied to any treatment including deep tissue or gentle massages, body scrubs, facials, and a special, limited-time rose petal massage. 2 night minimum stay required. Call (949) 645-5000 for more details.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach iconAmour Package” (from $164)
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay with Hyatt’s Amour Package, you’ll enjoy: full Breakfast for two; champagne and strawberries delivered to your room; 2pm Late Checkout. Call (800)233-1234 for more details.

Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa iconValentine’s Shop and Spa in Newport Beach Package
Indulge yourself with the Shop and Spa package at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and enjoy a 50 minute massage at Pure Blu Spa, luxury overnight accommodations with expansive views, a $50 gift card at neighboring Fashion Island Mall and complimentary valet parking.
Package rates per night from $284. Valid Through: February 28, 2010 To book call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code SPA.

Hotel Preston icon : Red Hot Valentine’s package (rates starting at $119)
With the Hotel Preston’s Red Hot Valentine’s Day package, your Valentine’s Day will be memorable with a RED HOT theme! RED wine, RED rose petals, RED Velvet mini cupcakes and RED votive candle will set the mood for this romantic holiday.

Clift’s February Romance Package. The famed Union Square hotel is offering a special experience thoughout the month of LOVE (February) which includes complimentary upgrade upon arrival, two signature welcome cocktails and breakfast in bed for two daily. Rates begin at $215 and the offer is valid from February 1, 2010 through February 28, 2010. Special promotion code PKLOVE.

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa: Be Mine This Valentine’s (starting at $800 midweek, per couple, for a two-night stay)
Peacefully situated at the river’s edge, makes this one of the best places for a romantic interlude. The "heart" of this new package is a brand new spa treatment, a fragrantly hydrating 90-minute Chocolate Decadence Massage per person; and of course, a customized Valentine’s Day turn-down treat of chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of chilled champagne, and a plethora of lit votive candles scattered throughout the room is also part of the package offering. The package also includes a daily gourmet breakfast for two. The Inn’s dedicated evening Magic Hour – a wine reception hosted by boutique vintners, with a selection of artisan cheeses and breads, and seasonal fresh fruit served to complement the tasting – is also included in the package. For an engaging Napa experience, Milliken’s concierge team can easily personalize a trip, from coordinating a wine tasting, to booking a dinner reservation at one of the area’s 25 restaurants, or design an individualized Napa adventure: bicycling vineyard tours, ballooning, horseback riding, and more. Call call 800-822-8418.

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Distrikt Hotel icon in NYC Cupid’s Chinese New Year Package (Rates from $289).
February 14th isn’t just for lovers; it’s also Chinese New Year. Ring in the Year of the Tiger in Manhattan’s most exciting new address – the Distrikt Hotel. Opening February 1, the Distrikt Hotel is inspired by New York City with neighborhood-themed floors set in midtown Manhattan.
• Red rose and stuffed tiger upon check in
• Bottle of Champagne and chocolate-covered fortune cookies delivered to the room in the evening
• $47.08 Food and Beverage Credit to use for room service or in Collage Bistro and Bar (As it will be officially year 4708 on the Chinese calendar)

The Elkhorn Inn & Theatre in Landgraff, WV www.elkhorninnwv.com has a special V-Day Romance Package ($295.00 + tax) for the month of February, 2010: Two nights at the Inn in a Private Bath Guest Room with Continental Breakfast each morning, a Chef Dan candlelight dinner at the Inn for two on one night (choice of entrees), a box of chocolates, a hand-crafted WV coal gift memento, and a Special Romantic Surprise!