12 ideas for Valentine's breaks in Jersey
Left it a bit late? Well they do say the best romantic gestures are always the spontaneous ones. But it never hurts to do a bit of planning. Here are a dozen ways to win your lover's heart.
Sirène's 'Smell the Roses' facial
Treat the love of your life to this fragrant and fabulously indulgent rose-scented treatment to rejuvenate tired winter skin, and everything will be rosy in no time.
'Smell the Roses' facial £94, 90 mins. Tel: 01534 615425, www.spasirene.com at The Royal Yacht Hotel
Watch the sun set together…
...from your sea view room at L'Horizon Hotel after a three-course dinner and then wake up to fresh sea air and a hearty breakfast. The best bit? They're offering an early bird rate on their Great Escape package for May-September 2014 stays - from £240 per room per night including dinner.
The Great Escape at L'Horizon Hotel & Spa from £240. Tel: 01534 743101 or click here for more details
Valentine's afternoon tea at Grand Jersey
Sweeten things up with Grand Jersey's Valentine's inspired afternoon tea served in the beautiful Champagne Lounge, and you'll fall in love all over again… over their rose-coloured macarons…
Valentine's Afternoon Tea at Grand Jersey, tel: 01534 722301 or visit www.grandjersey.com
Spend quality time together… in the spa
Bliss out together with Ayush Wellness Spa's Quality Time ritual, and after two hours of indulgent massage and treatments, you'll both feel (and look) as good as new.
Quality Time Ritual, £135 per person, 2 hours, Ayush Wellness Spa tel: 01534 614171 or www.ayushspa.com
The relaxation room at Ayush Wellness Spa
Go on a food journey at The Club Hotel
Contemporary tasting experiences abound at The Club Hotel & Spa's restaurant Bohemia where chef Steve Smith serves vibrant dishes and adventurous flavour combinations. End it with a sweet touch - the 'Chocolate Mayhem' dessert is swooningly delicious.
Call 01534 876500 to book a table or visit www.bohemiajersey.com
Breakfast in bed at The Royal Yacht
Book the 'Lazy Sunday lie-in' package with its 5pm checkout, and you can spend all day in bed if you want. They'll supply breakfast in bed, the Sunday papers and a film. Oh and there's an award-winning spa downstairs…
Lazy Sunday Lie-In add-on package, from £50. Visit www.theroyalyacht.com
Beautiful beach art
It doesn't cost a thing to create your own Valentine's-inspired rake art on Jersey's beaches. Which is a good thing, as you can treat yourself to tea for two at a nearby beach café while you admire your work. Need some inspiration? Here's the work of 'Jersey Sandman' Andy Coutanche at Plemont.
Photograph: Andy Coutanche
Treat the food lover in your life…
… to three days of gastronomic bliss with our Michelin Star Experience luxury break. Three nights in your choice of either The Atlantic Hotel, The Club Hotel or Grand Jersey and dinner every night in a different Michelin-starred restaurant.
The Jersey Michelin Experience is £375 per person. Click here for more details
'For you with love' spa day for two
Escape to L'Horizon's beachside spa for this treat for two which includes a glass of champagne, a 25-minute treatment each, and afternoon tea or elevenses. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the pool, or soaking in the jacuzzi. Bliss.
'For You with Love' spa day, from £135 at L'Horizon Hotel & Spa, tel: 01534 743101
Get marooned on a desert island
Well, not quite. But take a twenty-minute trip on a fast RIB out to the Ecrehous islands or Les Minquiers sandbanks, and you'll feel as if you have the place to yourselves. You can even bring a picnic…
RIB trips can be arranged with www.jerseyseafaris.com or www.purejersey.com
Saffrons cookery course
Make a dinner date with a difference at one of this restaurant's hugely popular cookery courses where you'll cook your own fusion-inspired meal (with a chef to help you), learn about wine tasting, and then swap recipe notes over supper at Saffrons. Tasty.
Saffrons Cookery Course at Hotel de France, £90 per person. Call 01534 614046 or click here for more details and dates.
Luxury chocolates at The Atlantic Hotel
You can't go wrong with chocolates - especially when they're handmade by Ocean Restaurant's team of expert chefs. The perfect finishing touch to a romantic meal at Ocean, don't miss the petit fours…
To book a table at Ocean Restaurant, cal 01534 744101 or visit www.theatlantichotel.com