Some couples prefer a villa overlooking the sea. Others prefer a spacation retreat. Maybe a resort in the Caribbean on an ocean beach stimulates your senses. Or under the ocean. The structure provided by elegant hotel atmosphere can satisfy. Or, perhaps a rustic hideaway in the mountains après-ski bear-rug snuggle in front of a roaring fire sparks passion. If you’re looking for the love getaway, like the B-52’s song goes, “a little old shack where we can get together” think again. Shacks, these ain’t.
www.turtlefiji.com – Turtle Island Holidays On a 500-acre, once barren, uninhabited island completely overrun by wild goats, you can now rent an island to savor the solitude! Turtle Island Fiji is remote and exotic with 14 breath-taking private beaches and luxurious world-class accommodations. This all-inclusive, tropical paradise can be rented for a week at a time and guarantees complete privacy and unparalleled service. Sustainable tourism is practiced here and successful projects include more than 500,000 trees planted over a 30-year period; preservation of mangroves and coconut groves; introduction of freshwater ponds to encourage bird life; establishing a four-acre hydroponic and organic vegetable garden; opening medical and dental clinics to treat the local children and villagers; founding the Turtle Release Program to help save threatened Green and Hawksbill turtles; and, operation of a secondary school on the island to educate young people from local villages. Ease into the slow, sublime rhythms of the island. No high rises here! Dreamy, delightful and delectable, slow-play in your perfect South Pacific island getaway.
www.airshipventures.com – Airship Ventures. If you are in the market for a unique perspective on romance, think Zeppelin! Choose a luxurious “flight seeing tour” of the South Bay/Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Skyline, the Sonoma/Napa Valley wine country, or the Monterey/Big Sur coast. Gaze at an expansive view from suburban sprawl to agriculture, of the Pacific Ocean and coastline, and forested hillsides and mountains. The Zeppelin “Eureka” is available for private charter from 2-12 guests, with flights lasting from one-hour to a full day. Your comfortable gondola has all the amenities. Catering is included for all charters one-hour or longer. All charters include flight certificates for each guest marking the special occasion, with a champagne toast at the conclusion of the flight. From 1000 feet in the air at 35 mph, a sample tour could include a seabird’s eye view of old Fisherman’s Wharf and historic Cannery Row of Monterey Bay, Carmel by the Sea, and Big Sur; or the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, and waterfront towns of Sausalito and Tiburon. Boomers romantics can create a custom package that will provide a lifetime of cherished memories.
Glen Miller had it nailed: “There’s no chance romancin’ with a blue attitude” and changing the setting is a sure-fire recipe to get “positively absolutely in the mood”…for…”steppin’ out for a sweet interlude” to romantic places.