As the Caribbean heads into its shoulder (April-June) and low (July-November) seasons, the region’s resorts are offering up some romance packages that are a great value and full of fun extras. So if you’re planning a just-the-two-of-you escape over the next few months, here are four options worth considering:
Curacao Couples Getaway Package: If you’re looking to try a new island, I can recommend colorful, cultural Curacao, where this five-night package from the Lodge Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino (shown above at left) is a great value. It includes five nights’ accommodation in an Oceanfront Studio or Oceanfront One-Bedroom Suite, a three-hour romantic snorkel trip to a nearby reef, a poolside cabana couples massage, buffet breakfast daily, complimentary transport to sister property Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa and Casino (in photogenic Willemstad), and taxes and service charges, from $1,450 per couple. Valid April 8 to October 31, 2012.
Sweet Romance in the Dominican Republic: Reserve an Elite Balcony Room or Suite (starting at $295/night) for seven nights at 7,000-acre Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, which just completed a $40 million redesign, and you’ll enjoy a Sweet Romance bonus (if you book fewer nights, it can be added for $475). The package includes private 24-hour concierge service, sparkling wine and fruit upon arrival, an in-room breakfast on your private balcony, a private couple’s picnic, 30- and 50-minute treatments at the Casa de Campo Spa, special romantic dining reservations at three of the resort’s restaurants (Private Pier at La Casita Marina, Amore Balcony at La Piazzetta, and Moonlight Gazebo at the Beach Club by Le Cirque), and late checkout. Valid through December 20, 2012.
Peak to Beach Package on St. Lucia: St. Lucia is one of those lush, mountainous islands where the view and the vibe change around every bend. To best appreciate both the lofty south and the beach-lined north, book the all-inclusive Peak to Beach Package that includes three nights at each of two wonderful luxury resorts. Spend three nights in a Gros Piton Suite with a private infinity pool at Ladera (shown at left) and three nights in an Oceanview Villa Suite with private pool at Cap Maison, plus you’ll get all meals at the resorts’ terrific restaurants (Dasheene at Ladera and Cap Maison’s Cliff at Cap), one-hour spa treatments at both resorts’ spas, and airport transfers, from $5,790 through December 19, 2012.
Amorous Anacona on Anguilla: Anguilla is known for its sugar-white sand and gentle surf and you can enjoy it all plus a generous dose of romance with the Amorous Anacona package from Anacona Boutique Hotel, an intimate 27-room property overlooking Meads Bay. The seven-night package includes accommodation in a standard room, champagne or rum coolers upon arrival, continental breakfast daily, three dinners for two in Anacona’s Firefly Restaurant, one-hour massages for two, a boat trip to Sandy Island (where 2011’s The Bachelor was filmed), and the planting of a “love tree” with your name on a plaque in the hotel’s garden, from $2,185 until December 21, 2012.
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