Four Romantic Mexican Hotel Picks for Valentine’s Day (Hint: They’ve all got private balcony tubs for two.)
Few things are as romantic as star-gazing with your love from the comfort of a private tub on your hotel room balcony, glass of wine in hand. So to celebrate Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at four great accommodations that offer private outdoor tubs. Even better, they’re all located in Mexico – so you can get a dose of sunshine to banish the February winter blahs.
Now Amber, Puerto Vallarta
The Now Amber is a sparkling new five-star resort on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. With a swim-up bar and four à la carte restaurants, there are plenty of opportunities to wine and dine your partner. But the real romance in this resort can be found in the stunning lobby bar, especially at twilight. After a jamaica (hibiscus) martini or a mixed drink featuring top-shelf brands, saunter back to your room in the preferred tower. All preferred tower rooms offer balcony jetted tubs with an ocean view.
Book it: From $275 per night at www.nowresorts.com.
Color de Verano Apartments, Isla Mujeres
The Color de Verano apartments offer the comforts of home, including a full kitchen and living room in each suite. Located just one block from Isla’s spectacular North Beach, the suites include beach chairs so you can get comfortable in the sand. Two of the apartments feature balcony jetted tubs for two: Apartment 1 and the penthouse. Both have exceptional sunset views over the beach, but the penthouse offers 360-degree views so you can catch the sunrise, too.
Book it: From $800 per week at www.colordeverano.com.
Privleges Aluxes, Isla Mujeres
Right across the street from Color de Verano, this large all-inclusive has all the amenities you’d expect, like a swim-up bar, beachside sunbeds, and top-shelf liquor. The best way to spend a romantic evening is dinner at the beachfront Café del Mar, where some nights you can catch Isla’s own electro-jazz sensation, Jesus Campuzano while wiggling your toes in the sand. After dinner, head back to your room for a soak in your balcony jetted tub with at least a partial sea view in all superior or higher room categories.
Book it: From $290 per night at www.privilegehotels.com.
There’s no electricity on the beach in Tulum, so these cliff-top luxury cabanas offer the ultimate in star-gazing. Fortunately, each has its own two-person tub (with plenty of propane-heated hot water) carved from a tree. Feel like a little food or drink while you soak? Just put up your flag and a room service waiter will come by to take your order.
Book it: From $249 per night at www.azulik.com.
Photos by Christina Newberry