Special Valentine's Day escape

Baroque Travel offers some serious inspiration for a luxury Valentine’s Day getaway that not only ticks all the boxes for romance, but is also quite unique. Memories are made of these two unique options. Take a look…


Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and if you haven’t organized anything yet, we have found two extravagant romantic getaways for those couples who prefer something a little different – a touch above the rest.


Caribbean escape Obama-style

Barak Obama and his family are currently enjoying a dream holiday on Virgin entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s private Caribbean escape, Necker Island. You too can live that dream by booking your stay there for Valentine’s Day. The British Virgin island retreat, which is usually only available for exclusive hire (hence its current visitors), hosts a series of ‘Celebration weeks’ during the year. One of these is mid-February, from 7 to 16 February, when couples can book individual rooms on the island over Valentine’s Day.

Home to Sir Richard Branson for more than 30 years, Necker Island’s super-luxe Great House, where you can stay during your romantic retreat, is located in the heart of the island. It’s played host to numerous A-list celebrities and royalty, including the Obama family, who are visiting there currently.

On your romantic getaway you will stay in one of the nine guest rooms (including the master suite) at the Balinese-style Great House, each boasting a balcony with breathtaking ocean and island views and an en suite bathroom. You will also have full use of the facilities on the island, which boasts a beautiful spa, two tennis courts, a zip-wire to the beach and 74 tropical acres of paradise to explore, home to flamingoes, giant tortoises and lemurs.

Activities include a variety of watersports, a choice of two freshwater infinity swimming pools and a Jacuzzi on the beach. There’s also an additional freshwater pool and Jacuzzi at the island’s pool pavilion, plus a rooftop Jacuzzi for four. There’s also a fitness center, snooker table, computers with Internet access, state-of-the-art entertainment system, piano and fully stocked bar. And if you’re in the mood for doing as little as possible, why not laze on a choice of chaise lounges and hammocks on the beach or the terrace?

Of course, all meals are included, as well as airport transfers.


Stay in an Irish castle

Built in the early 13th Century, Ashford Castle is a real gem. Completely refurbished and restored to its former glory by Red Carnation Hotels, this magnificent luxury hotel is located on 350 acres of exquisite grounds. Guests enjoy every possible type of outdoor sport, from golf, fishing and falconry to horse riding. With the brand’s superlative service, this hotel has won numerous awards for being one of the best in the world. It’s also a great base from which to explore Connemara, one of Ireland’s wildest and most beautiful areas. A 1-night Valentine’s Night Package is available from 12 to 19 February and includes champagne and roses on arrival, dinner by candlelight in the exquisite fine-dining George V Restaurant. The ultimate Valentine’s getaway? A stay at opulent Hideaway Cottage, an exquisitely furnished old boathouse by the lake on the property. You can’t get more romantic than that.



Both of these packages offer an unsurpassed romantic escape. Make your choice, then contact Baroque Travel before it’s too late, so that we can book your castle stay or island getaway, info@baroquetravel.com.