Summer is finally here—and we can’t stop thinking of the beach. In this edition, what better place to highlight than Mexico’s Mayakoba Resort, with its beautiful beaches and amazing amenities. While we’re talking about Mexico, we also give you the lowdown on Mezcal, a traditional drink that’s becoming popular with a new generation. And after coming back from a wonderful company retreat recently, our specialists are here to offer some advice on planning one of your own.
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
Saying “I love you” this Valentine’s Day just got more exciting with these luxury getaways guaranteed to send Cupid’s arrow flying.
This chic hideaway lets lovebirds customize their romance package with a special “menu” of carefully curated selections. Couples who spend five nights can indulge in offerings such as car rental, telescope and champagne for private stargazing, mixology lessons, massages, romantic beach picnic, in-room signature dinner, SUP lessons and more.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Riviera Maya, Mexico
This secluded retreat pulls out all the stops to keep sparks flying all weekend. Settle in to your private-pool villa with a chilled bottle of bubbly and outdoor bath surrounded by rose petals and candlelight. Gaze into each other’s eyes over a private dinner at the beach. Also included is a ritual-filled “Maya Goddess of the Moon” dinner. Keep the romance alive with a 90-minute couple’s massage and hydrotherapy session.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Spoil someone special with a weekend in Bath, the UK’s most romantic city. Thankfully, the best address in this historic Georgian town offers a totally irresistible weekend. Wake up to a full English breakfast in bed. Visit the famous Roman-built baths before retreating to the hotel’s Spa & Bath House. Then indulge in a special 6-course menu and champagne toast. You can even arrange for a horse drawn carriage or hot air balloon ride to profess your love.
Gansevoort, Meatpacking and Park Avenue
New York City
For a seductive city stay, look no further than this urban hotspots celebrating love all month long. Surprises await with an early check-in (and late check-out!), the smell of a dozen red roses, bubbles on ice and two personalized monogram pillow cases. Warm up the night with signature cocktails and a dip in the heated rooftop pools. You’ll get a “Mile High Intimacy Kit” too…just in case.