romantic travel: Las Ventanas al Paraiso
The romantic palapa in the Herb Garden at Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Romance is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast approaching.  But you can enjoy romantic travel experiences all year long with distinctive offerings from Virtuoso partners in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico takes romantic travel so seriously that it has a director of romance – who naturally heads up the Department of Romance. Order anything from a list of “romantic resources” covering accoutrements from scented candles to a live music trio to crafting love letters.  Men can partner with Las Ventanas’ chef to create a personalized gourmet meal for their beloved.  The chef-for-the-night dons a uniform and completes the meal preparation tableside.  Then the two dine by candlelight at a table under a palapa in the Herb Garden, with soft music in the background.

What could be more perfect than customizing your romantic travel to French Polynesia with experiences from the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora’s Romance Menu?  Pick from romantic amenities including a floating love seat in the ocean; a professional photographer or videographer to capture vacation memories; a private sunset yacht cruise while indulging in sushi and Champagne; and an island helicopter tour with tropical cocktails and fresh fruit.

Nothing says romantic travel like a private outdoor garden shower at Nayara Hotel, Spa & Garden
Nothing says romantic travel like a private outdoor garden shower at Nayara Hotel, Spa & Garden

Another resort featuring romance front and center is Nayara Hotel, Spa & Garden in the shadow of Costa Rica’s impressive Arenal Volcano.  Indulge in a five-course dinner in the intimate Nostalgia Wine Bar, served with rose petals adorning your table.  Each gourmet course is created especially to pair perfectly with the wine served alongside it.  Back in your room, take a dip in the oversized hot tub on your wraparound balcony, or perhaps enjoy a refreshing outdoor dual-head rain shower in your private garden.

romantic travel: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Candlelight and petals set the scene at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Spa lovers will love the couples’ suite at the Shangri-La Vancouver.  The 750-square-foot private suite houses a steam shower, fireplace, double soaker tub, relaxation area, and patio overlooking the city. Experience side-by-side treatments influenced by Asian traditions in a suite beautifully furnished with Chinese and Tibetan pieces.

Bath butler service at the Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, enhances the aura of romance for diners in the hotel’s Spiced Pear restaurant. Upon returning to their room, patrons enjoy a bath with floating rose petals, surrounded by flickering candles. Guests may also enjoy bath-side champagne to help the romance continue seamlessly from dinner to the room.

If you want to enjoy an unforgettable romantic travel experience, contact your Virtuoso travel advisor.  If you don’t have one, click here to find the perfect advisor match for you.