Whether your romance is a tiny spark or a full-blown flame, there's no denying the magic of beach bliss. Heat things up a little with a last-minute escape from chilly climates — one that will add some spice to your relationship.
No time to get a passport? No worries. Consider these 5 romantic beach escapes for Valentine's Day that don't require passports for U.S. citizens.
1. $689+ Puerto Rico: Air + 4 Nights at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort
The hotel itself features rooms with comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs, and boasts a full-service spa, an over-sized whirlpool and tons of on-site dining options. And then, of course, you can't pass up the full mile of golden-sand beachfront, complete with awe-inspiring sunsets.
2. $945+ U.S. Virgin Islands: Flights + 4 Nights at the Bunker Hill Hotel
Though it may be cold and snowy in your neck of the woods, it's absolutely stunning in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands this time of year. Head to Charlotte Amalie, home to the boutique-style Bunker Hill Hotel, offering incredible ocean views, a cute outdoor pool and relaxing al fresco dining experiences. But don't stay up all night - you don't want to miss the free breakfast in the morning.
3. $366+ Fernandina Beach, Florida: Air + 3 Nights at Oceanview Suites
Those with only a few nights and a little pocket change to spare might be taken by this super-tempting Fernandina Beach getaway. Your beachfront home-away-from-home has garnered 4 stars from the TripAdvisor community of travelers.
With extras like free parking, free WiFi, and free breakfast — not to mention the convenience of all-suite accommodations — this Valentine's Day vacation is a no-brainer for budget-savvy travelers.
4. $948+ U.S. Virgin Islands: Flights + 4 Nights at Windward Passage Hotel
We couldn't resist adding another St. Thomas vacation package deal to this list. The island's lush hillside and dreamy blue waters are irresistible, especially for couples in need of some beach-inspired Valentine's Day romance.
With this U.S Virgin Islands getaway, you'll be whisked off to the Windward Passage Hotel, a charming boutique property located across from the harbor. It's walkable to the town's best restaurants and bars, and a short taxi ride to the area's blissful beach hangouts.
5. $1085 Hawaii: Flights + 4 Nights at Deluxe Hotel with Ocean Views
What love affair wouldn't flourish in legendary Waikiki Beach? Between the cityscape, the oceanfront, and majestic Diamond Head, you've got a beach vacation that's both relaxing and excitingly cosmopolitan.
The Pacific Beach Hotel is located just across from the beach, and it features a spa, on-site dining options, a rooftop pool and a three-story indoor oceanarium with more than 70 different species of Pacific marine life.
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