Love is in the air, and while some might hold hands, others would much rather hold their breath. Regardless of where one falls on the Valentine’s Day spectrum, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa offers an experiential escape for couples seeking to feed their virtues, and singles looking to fuel their vices.
For the not-so-enamored, anti-Valentine travelers:
Roses are red, violets are blue, vodka is cheaper than dinner for two. Singles boycotting the month of love can treat themselves to a “self-love” themed getaway:
- Foodies and singles wanting to mix and mingle can head to the resort’s 3800 Ocean Lounge. On Feb. 14, a special “Love Bites” menu will feature fragrant, messy and delectable foods and drinks that romantic duos will eye with envy.
o Eat like no one’s watching: Southern Fried “Surf & Turf” and Waffle, featuring country fried steak and shrimp, cheddar-jalapeno waffle and a maple drizzle; and Double Burger and Brisket Melt comprised of fried egg, cheddar, Applewood bacon, fried onions and tomato jam.
o Dishes over kisses: Chorizo & Potato Croquettes, consisting of roasted garlic-Manchego cheese sauce and smoked paprika aioli; and Rigatoni with Truffle Cream, composed of roasted mushrooms, truffle cheese and crispy pancetta.
o Toast a “good riddance!” to bad exes: Chilled Lobster Bloody Mary, made with Signature 3800 Bloody Mary, half poached Maine lobster, pink salt rim, lime, cilantro and pepper bacon.
- For spa lovers, SiSpa is offering a Waves of Beauty Massage (50-min.), Waves of Beauty Love Mani/Pedi (80-min.) and Beauty Love Rose Petal Facial (50-min.) from Feb. 1 to March 31, each for $99. The massage uses water and indigenous Hawaiian flowers to wash away tensions and a unique rocking movement to relax the mind. The mani/pedi includes a rose-geranium mineral-herbal bath and finishes with a refreshing algae-aloe scrub. The facial treatment features Rosée Visage Toner, Rosée Soin and a tensing, smoothing mask, leaving the skin clean, supple, hydrated and velvety. Spa services include access to all spa facilities, such as the steam room, heated marble beds, private whirlpool, and waterfall showers, and can be booked by calling 561-340-1755.
For the Valentine’s Day lovebirds:
- Couples are fêted with bubbly and more bubbly with the resort’s Ultimate Romance package. It begins with Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival, then continues with a 50-minute couple’s massage, complete with more Champagne, at the ocean-inspired SiSpa. Guests wanting to elevate the experience can add 50 more minutes with the Romance Ritual Enhancement for $230, which includes a tea ritual, foot soak, body exfoliation, Jacuzzi tub and more Champagne (or mimosa!). $50 dining credit and one complimentary in-room movie make planning date night easy, and lovers can linger the next morning over breakfast for two at 3800 Ocean thanks to a late check-out of 12 noon. Beyond the package amenities, couples will find plenty of opportunities for romance at the resort, from serviced cabanas for poolside privacy to outdoor firepits for a breezy evening under the stars. Package rates start at $839 per night. Make reservations online or call 561-340-1700.
- On Feb. 14, 3800 Ocean, the resort’s signature restaurant boasting romantic ocean views, will present a euphoric three-course Valentine’s Day Dinner, followed by an impressive dessert display. The meal will begin with an amuse bouche of Lobster Mac and Cheese Bites with a Tarragon Remoulade. For the first course, diners may choose from a variety of dishes, including Peppercorn Crusted Beef Carpaccio; Maine Lobster Bisque; Black Truffle Risotto; Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese; and Pan Roasted Sea Scallops. Second course selections will include, Porcini and Lobster Agnolotti; Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Colossal Shrimp; Seasonal Vegetable Cannelloni; Prosciutto Wrapped Free Range Chicken Breast; Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb; and Pan Seared Yellowtail Snapper. Valentine’s Day dinner is $95 per person and hosted from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 561-340-1795.