Valentine’s Day: Five Romantic UK BreaksBy Angelica Malin
It’s official, wipe away those January blues because the month of love is finally here. Valentine’s may be a bit of a controversial holiday for some, but there are some great deals to be had whether you’re looking to take away a mate or a date. Ditch the Milk Tray and comically large teddy, we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch:
What: Nestled amidst lush gardens a stone’s throw from Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort is the perfect sanctuary for romance this Valentine’s Day.
The Lowdown: The two-night Couples Spa Break package includes a 40-minute Rhassoul mud experience in a private traditional Moroccan steam chamber, a 55-minute soothing couple’s massage, as well as a relaxing hydrothermal experience in the south west’s largest hydrotherapy pool. Couples can awake to a delicious full Cornish breakfast each morning and enjoy a laid-back two-course lunch during the stay. Come evening, exquisite Cornish cuisine will be served for an intimate and decadent three-course dinner at the ocean-facing, double AA rosette Brasserie on the Bay.
Price: St Michaels Resort’s two-night authentically Cornish Couples’ Spa Break package is priced from £796 per person. For more information, please visit here or call 01326 312 707
What: Enjoy Town Hall Hotel’s Romance Package this February with plenty of bubbles, spa treatments and sweet treats for two.
The Lowdown: A carefully curated offering which includes a one-night stay with breakfast, champagne upon arrival and in-suite treats such as local favourite LAND chocolates, assorted snacks and a romantic couples massage by beauty concierge service Ruuby. Guests also have access to their 15-metre indoor swimming pool and peloton-equipped gym.
Price: The Romance Package starts from £650
What: Indulge in the ultimate ‘girlcation’ experience at The Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club, one of Mayfair’s most glamorous hideaways.
Price: Girlcation Stays cost from £1,082 for two adults staying in a Junior Suite plus breakfast, with afternoon tea for two, a cocktail each, as well as an updo or blow dry and express nails each.
Price: From £395 per person, inclusive of an overnight stay in a Mews or Mansion House Suite, breakfast, dinner at Omboo and access to The Club at Cottonmill Spa.
What: For those who prefer to live a little more on the wild side, a Valentine’s stay on Guernsey, with its dramatic coastline, breathtaking scenery and delicious local seafood, is guaranteed to delight.
The Lowdown: Camp de Rêves, a remote and romantically isolated eco-friendly glampsite overlooking Guernsey’s west coast beaches, is offering a tailor-made Romantic Package for 2024. Guests can snuggle up together within one of three cosy Luxury Shepherd Huts and, from the comfort of their bed, pop a complimentary bottle of Prosecco whilst enjoying breathtaking sunset views and the crackling warmth of a log-burning stove.
Price: Camp de Rêves’ Romantic Package is priced from £185 per night, based on two people sharing a Luxury Shepherd Hut and including a complimentary bottle of champagne for stays on 14 February.