Four Fab Packages

February 11, 2014
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Less planning, more romance. Sometimes a package deal is where it is at and here are four fab packages.

We don't know about you, but as this winter drags on, any place that would let us shed our down jackets, boots, gloves and mittens seems pretty romantic. So we were taken with the For Your One and Only package at One Bal Harbour, Miami Beach. They promise picturesque sunsets from your private balcony, free-standing tubs overlooking the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean and a candle lit dinner in a private cabana set for two. The package includes accommodations, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, a candlelit dinner for two in a private poolside cabana, breakfast and 30% off spa services of 50 minutes or more. There's a three-night minimum and rates vary, so you'll need to log on or call in for more info.

Sometimes, you need to pull out all the romance stops and the Romanc Retreat at the Bellagio, Las Vegas does just that. We are talking a night in Lakeview Cypress Suite Accommodations, limo transporation from the airport, executive suite check-in, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to wash down chocolate covered strawberries, a 50-minute couples massage and dinner for two at either Picasso or Michael Mina. Package Price: $995 per couple. But really, can you put a price on love?

Romance is in the air in Norfolk, VA. For just $135 a night, the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, will welcome you with a bottle of champagne and chocolate, serve up full breakfast for two daily, and let you sleep in with complimentary late check out. Valey parking is also included. Add in a ride on the Spirit of Norfolk or a visit to the Norfolk's Mermaid Winery for a perfect weekend getaway full of romance.

Bring back the romance and reconnect with your partner by getting away in nature with the help of the Birds and the Bees package at Loews Ventana Canyon. Couples can enjoy 100 acres of natural grounds including a new butterfly garden and tortoise exhibit (the 60 species of butterflies are most abundant this time of year), a 1/2 mile Window Walk nature trail, an 80-foot natural waterfall and koi pond, plus hiking on the Ventana Trail or nearby Sabino Canyon. Couples can also golf on two Tom Fazio designed courses, lounge by the pool and more. The Birds and the Bees package includes a 2-night stay at Loews Ventana Canyon, romantic in-room amenity upon arrival, $100 credit to be used at either the luxurious Lakeside Spa or for a romance-filled dining experience. Select from a meal at the hotel's signature restaurant, Flying V Bar & Grill, room service or any of the other dining outlets, or a picnic lunch for two prepared by the hotel's chefs, fully packed for couples to take on a beautiful hike or other nature-filled outing all for $550 ($225 per night, taxes and fees/gratuity not included).

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