Hotel Viking of Newport, Rhode Island
- Jan. 15, 2013 -
Tired of the same old, same old? It’s time to shake it up and set a course for adventure. Whether you’re into sexy portraits, spa or sun-soaked escapes, the following hotels have just what’s needed to spice up a holiday away with a loved one.
Cupid is ready for his close-up at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa (http://www.costadeste.com)
in Vero Beach, Florida. The Pose package includes luxury overnight accommodations;
a Boudoir photo shoot, in suite with Susie Canino of PS Photography;
a "Pillow Book" of the photo session; professional hair and makeup, and a bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries to enjoy while you strike a pose. Pose starts at $659 per night (additional nights can be added) and is available Monday through Thursday, the entire month of February 2013. Pose must booked at least 2 weeks in advance. For reservations visit costadeste.com.
For a “spa-tacular”
weekend, Hotel Viking (http://www.hotelviking.com
) in Newport, Rhode Island has the SpaTerre Escape which offers a 20% discount on facials, massages, and even manicures and pedicures. The package also includes complimentary valet parking, wireless internet and breakfast for two. Nightly rates start at $155 for the Manor Guestroom and go up to $255 for the opulent Mansion Suites. Hotel Viking is also home to the award-winning One Bellevue restaurant. To book the SpaTerre Escape visit hotelviking.com.
“We are in the business of making memories,” states Sid Kalmans, owner of Hotel Caravelle in St. Croix and the Lemon Tree Inn in Naples, FL. “And there’s no better time to make memories than Valentine’s Day.”
Lemon Tree Inn (http://www.lemontreeinn.com
), a boutique hotel in Naples, Florida offers Caribbean inspired rooms wrapped around a courtyard garden and swimming pool. Rates start at $152 for a guestroom featuring a King sized four-poster bed. Walking distance to shops, galleries, restaurants and bars, Lemon Tree Inn is ideal for a getaway for friends, couples and families who like to explore by foot or bicycle. The famous sugar-white sand beach of Naples is just a few blocks from Lemon Tree Inn and the ever-popular Naples Pier is a short bicycle ride from the hotel as well. For reservations visit lemontreeinn.com.
Hotel Caravelle (http://www.hotelcaravelle.com
) on the Caribbean island of St. Croix, a US Territory so no passport is required, offers a romance package that includes three-nights in ocean-view accommodations, a bottle of champagne, waterfront dinner, and a sailing day trip for $799. Located on the waterfront town of Christiansted, Hotel Caravelle is walking distance to historic forts, museums, shops, bars and restaurants. Sailing, fishing and diving charters depart right in front of the hotel. For information or reservations visit http://www.hotelcaravelle.com.
Couples looking to really get away and spend some quality time together can take advantage of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa (http://www.cbayresort.com)’
s One on One escape. This all-inclusive resort, located in St. Lucia has an adults-only wing, Harmony, with newly renovated accommodations. The One on One escape includes: Seven nights all-inclusive accommodations;
Champagne check-in; Champagne and chocolates turndown; private couples beach picnic; private chauffeured island tour; 1/2 hour photo shoot with a keepsake photo; all meals, drinks and snacks in a choice of 4 restaurants and 6 bars; Couples only beachfront dinner; $250 Weekly resort credit; Daily activities; nightly entertainment. For more information or to book, please visit cbayresort.com or call 877-352-8898.Photo: