Why is it so difficult to find both value and luxury when planning a couples’ getaway? It seems like everywhere you look, kids eat free, gain free admission to events, and enjoy reduced room rates. But there comes a time when the adults deserve a reward.
Total Romance Package
I call it a couples retreat, far away from career and family obligations in a restful environment with space and time to focus exclusively on each other. Of course you don’t have to travel far to carve away some quality time but just in case white sand beaches, supreme pampering, and top international cuisine catch your fancy, the Valentin Imperial Maya in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is currently running a Valentin Total Romance Package.
An adults-only all-inclusive resort, the Valentin Imperial Maya offers some impressively romantic perks as part of this package
including intimate in-room dinner on the private terrace of their Junior Swim-up Suite. Overlooking the serene wading pool, a personal waiter serves you their romantic meal specially prepared for them by the Valentin’s acclaimed chefs. End your meal under the star-filled sky with a bottle of champagne. Couples also get 50% off all spa treatments like massages either at the spa or beach side palapa or other rituals like body wraps and scrubs. All this for $399.99 per night.
Around-the-World Culinary Journey
Best of all, when it comes to dining, guests don’t even have to venture off the hotel property to take a culinary trip around the globe. Executive chef Jorge Hidalgo transports guests from the white sand beaches of Playa del Secreto to explore the gastronomy of Italy, France, Japan and more via an unmatched selection of inspired signature dishes with seven a la carte and two buffet restaurants. Highlights include:
- La Hacienda – Traditional Mexican gastronomy with a contemporary touch with dishes like shrimp tostada with coriander, chicken enchiladas, and tres leches cake.
- L’Alsace – Inspired by traditional French cuisine, the spa menu features a vegetable ratatouille and mixed greens salad with Roquefort cheese and dried fruits. Classic dishes like Chateaubriand, lamb ragout and chicken in a foie gras sauce pair well with vintages from their well-stocked wine cellar.
- Ginger – Serving a mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences, guests can choose to dine a la carte, at the sushi bar or at hibachi tables. To satisfy one’s sweet tooth, the tempura or lychee ice cream and sweet midori custard are tops.
- Taman Sari – Indonesian-inspired cuisine, dishes at this restaurant include lamb, salmon, beef and chicken flavored with tandoori, coriander, saffron and mint. Unique desserts including chai ice cream, lychee and mango cocktails or the cheese, strawberry and ginger tart.
And for couples who don’t want to break up the love nest, a romantic beach dinner complete with a special menu and private wait staff is a popular dining option. Special menu items include foie gras sushi with mango appetizer, corn mushroom cappuccino, and pork chops with fire roasted jumbo shrimp. End your evening under the stars savoring banana flambé with marshmallows.
Valentin Imperial Maya is conveniently located 25 minutes from Cancun’s International Airport (CUN) and 20 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen.
photos courtesy of Valentin Imperial Maya