Let’s be honest, it doesn’t take a lot of convincing to book a sneaky trip away – especially while the weather is still warm and school holidays are well and truly over.
And now, there’s more deals that ever at a string of hotels and hideaways offering romantic rendezvous just in time for the most loved-up day of the year.
You guessed it – Valentine’s Day.
Look, if you’re not one to typically celebrate with a bunch of flowers or a fancy dinner, that’s fine. Because let’s be honest. The perfect way to spice things up isn’t exactly at an overpriced restaurant or with a melted box of Roses.
Instead, don’t waste Valentine’s Day at home on Friday the 14th – give each other a short getaway to enjoy a new experience, or to see a new destination together.
We’ve rounded up the best romantic getaways you can book right now, just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend.
ELEMENTS BYRON BAY ULTIMATE WELLNESS PACKAGE
Nestled outside the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay, but only a short drive to all the most popular shops, cafes and coastal walks – you won’t want to step foot outside of Elements of Byron Bay when you arrive.
Surrounded by greenery, golf buggys and even a super-luxe adults only pool, this sprawling sanctuary just got even better with a new package just in time for a romantic few days away.
Starting from $1,495 for 5 nights in your own villa, this wellness week is the perfect excuse to relax, rebalance, revive and get a little romantic.
As part of this limited-time package, guests will have full access to the 5-star resort for a fraction of the cost, and while there’s suggestions on what to do – there’s no set itinerary on how to spend your time. So you can literally do as little as you like.
The package includes 5 nights accommodation, as well as daily buffet breakfast, morning group yoga, a couples guided rainforest walk, unlimited in-house movies and Wi-Fi as well as discounted spa vouchers when booked on selected dates.
The Wellness Package has guests who want to reconnect not only with themselves – but with their partner – in mind. And with booking open from Sunday 16th February 2020, it’s the perfect way to see out the end of summer.
THE PAWFECT MELBOURNE WEEKEND AWAY
It’s no secret. When it comes to love, well, it comes in all shapes and sizes.
And while ‘pet-friendly’ holidays are nothing new – this luxury hotel where your four-legged friend can stay in style for free – takes a Valentine’s Day vacay to the next level.
This Valentine’s Day, newly opened Element Melbourne Richmond, is spicing things up throughout the month of February.
The stunning pet-friendly hotel is offering a special ‘Furry Valentine’ package, which includes a nights’ stay in a Balcony King Room, free pet cleaning (normally there’s a fee of $80), your pooch will get a special treat on arrival, and your room will be decked out with a fluffy dog bed and toys in the room as well as a bottle of rosé (for the paw-rent).
If you want to bring things up a notch, the hotel – which is part of Marriott’s eco-conscious properties – will offer up their signature Doggie Degustation menu, featuring dishes like ‘The Good Dog’ (market fish with steamed carrot) and ‘The Quarter Hounder’ (pan fried steak with green vegetables). Dishes range in price from $8 (for an entree) to $18 (for a main).
The ‘Furry Valentine’ package is available to book from now until 29 February, for stays between 1 – 29 February, 2020.
And with prices starting from just $200, you’ll be saving around $250 for the paw-fect weekend.
FIND LOVE IN LA JOLLA
Did someone say California dreaming? OK so this is a real splurge, but totally worth it for an extra long weekend away.
Specially for the Valentine’s Day weekend, this romantic getaway will having you living large at the scenic resort Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Upon arrival to the Hilton at La Jolla Cove, you will be treated to sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries & a bunch of flowers.
Then, after sleeping off your jet lag, you’ll be treated to breakfast for two at their restaurant, Torreyana Grille’s buffet.
And if expensive flights to the Gold State have thinking twice, United Airlines is offering return flights to LA from major Aussie airports for as low as $845.
From Melbourne, travel dates will run throughout the year starting at $845, while departures from Sydney will start as low as $861 on selected dates.