Valentine's Day Getaway: Islamorada

January 28, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage

Just a two-hour drive from Miami, Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge & Spa promises a lush, secluded retreat, as well as two very romantic Valentine’s Day packages. With 27 acres of private estate property, the seaside lodge offers sweeping oceanfront views, locally sourced seafood, a full service spa, and no shortage of Florida Keys water sport activities. Reserve the J’Adore Cheeca package ($549 per night) and you’ll be treated to breakfast in bed and Champagne and macaron room service. But for the full Valentine’s Day experience, select the Swept Off Your Feet package ($1995, two-night stay), which begins with luggage unpack service and a welcome bottle of Champagne with raspberry and chocolate macarons and goes on to include breakfast in bed on both days, a private poolside cabana, a leisurely alfresco lunch, and an intimate dinner the hotel's Atlantic's Edge restaurant. (Dinner options range from chilled seafood towers and ceviche to guava-glazed mahi mahi and coconut curry sauce to a black angus cowboy steak with chimichurri butter and foraged mushrooms.) On the afternoon of your choice, the lodge will also draw a special rose petal bath, to be enjoyed with the lodge's Love Potion cocktail in a keepsake shaker and glass set. 81801 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 82, Islamorada, 800-327-2888

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