Calling out to all romantics! We help you plan your Valentine’s Day by personally picking out some of the best experiences that will make you fall in love more than ever before. From bespoke wedding vow renewals, customised dinner tables and chauffeur-driven private luxury car services to private cabanas, personal butlers and specially-crafted dessert platters, it couldn’t get more romantic than this. Read on and choose your kind of extravagant night for Valentine’s Day this year as we list them down for you
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Each of The Taj Mahal Palace’s restaurants, including The Zodiac Grill, Wasabi, Golden Dragon and Souk, has something special to offer couples. Yet, what makes an evening here exciting are three unique experientials the hotel is offering:
At The Chambers: The hotel will send a Jaguar to drive you to the hotel; next a personal butler will lead you along a red carpet to your private cabana where a violinist will serenade you with romantic tunes. Indulge in a hearty 7-course gourmet meal with a bottle of Moet. Finally, a personal chauffeur will make sure you reach home safe after a splendid night!
Casablanca: A breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea, a 9-course Mediterranean meal served on Versace cutlery and a lot of surprises in the private confines of Casablanca are part of this romantic package.
Chef’s Studio: For the ultimate fine dining experience, choose this package, which includes personalised service, and a unique conceptualised meal by Grand Chef Hemant Oberoi.
To book any of these packages at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai for Valentine’s Day call on 022 66653366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; price: Rs 3 lakh per couple.
Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai
We reviewed the extremely rejuvenating spa treatment for couple’s at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai for you, which is a part of their romantic retreat package. It also includes a luxurious night’s stay in their executive suite, breakfast for two at Café Prato, followed by a dip in the pool and spa. It costs between Rs 23,000 and Rs 30,000, depending on your room preference.
You can wrap up Valentine’s Day with dinner at San-Qi, where a romantic 4-course meal will be paired with a bottle of Dom Pérignon. You can also indulge in special ‘His and Her’ cocktails at the restaurant; price: Rs 20,000 + taxes. Or take pleasure in a beautiful evening at Aer Bar & Lounge, ideal for a romantic dinner with a gorgeous view of Mumbai’s skyline.
For reservations, call the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai on 022 2481 8000 or send an email to email@example.com.
Grand Hyatt Goa
If you’re holidaying on the sunny beaches of Goa, the Grand Hyatt has a rather romantic package, including a fairy-tale dinner under the stars. Imagine a vivid sunset in the background, as a gentle breeze from the Bambolim Bay blows and waves playing a harmony in your ears, this outdoor dining experience is surely worth the travel to Goa; price: Rs 6,000 + taxes per guest for food.
You can also pamper yourselves at the Shamana spa while there, as they will be providing couple’s massages in a romantic ambiance of aroma candles and soothing music. Starting with a foot ritual, followed by strawberry body polish, aromatherapy massage and face care treatment, while you sip on bubbly, the couple’s spa will cost Rs 14,000 per couple.
The Leela Palace, New Delhi
The Leela Palace in New Delhi is gearing up to provide you romantic experiences, from a handcrafted 5-course French and Italian menu at Le Cirque by celebrity chef Mickey Bhoite to special tropical cocktails for an exhilarating night; price: Rs 14,000 for food per couple + taxes.
The accommodation package includes stepping out of a chauffeur-driven BMW sedan and entering the hotel. After wooing your partner with fragrant red roses, enjoy romantic in-room dining and breakfast in bed the morning after; grand deluxe price: Rs 25,000 plus taxes per night; luxury suite: Rs 55,000 plus taxes per night.
For reservations, call on 1800 1031444 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Getaway
Enjoy an exquisite three-course dinner at Persian Terrace with romantic music as the background score to your love story on a beautiful al fresco terrace. You can get groovy later at their colonial-style bar, Durbar. The Sheraton Bangalore is also offering various packages for dining at different prices such as dinner with unlimited cocktails, poolside dinner and live violinist, dinner buffet and more.
If you’re planning a longer celebration, stay the night at the hotel’s sweet sleeper bed with a candle-lit dinner and breakfast for two at Rs 8,599 + taxes. You can also add in a couple’s massage at the Shine Spa at Rs 11,599.
For reservations, call on 080 42521000 or send an email email@example.com.
Vivanta by Taj, Mumba
Finally, our favourite of the lot; relive magical moments from your wedding by renewing your vows at Vivanta by Taj, along with bespoke dining, curated couple adventures and spa treatments. The ‘Never Ending I Dos’ experience can be made in a setting of your choice – rainforest odyssey, with a sleepy river as a backdrop, coral beauty or aqua flora and fauna as stunning venues. Fire ceremonies, flamboyantly decked rooms, house boats, outdoor dining, soak tubs and more will be a part of this experience.
For bookings, call on 022 66650808.