10 Anniversary Vacation Ideas
Relax in a Spa Guestroom
Spas offer a great way to relax and unwind. Once you check-in to a spa resort, all you have to do is leave your room and head down to the wellness center for a nice relaxing 90-minute massage. If you really want to relax, at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in California, you can check-in to your very own signature spa suite. There are seven specially appointed Signature Spa Guest Rooms, all located on the garden level of the main building. Sliding glass doors open onto a patio with lounge chairs and allow convenient access to the Gazebo Lawn and coastal trail.
Since the Signature Spa Guest Rooms are located right next to the 16,000-square-foot spa a multitude of exotic treatments are only steps away. The relaxation doesn't stop when you check out either. Guests receive complimentary pair of Kashwere slippers tucked inside a cotton knapsack and a complimentary take-home Zents travel kit. Rates begin at $575, and include a dedicated Spa Concierge, a ten percent discount on all treatments, overnight parking, and resort fee.
Escape to the Tropics
Escape to a private tropical island in the Maldives and celebrate your anniversary with a romantic dinner on the beach. Angsana Ihuru Maldives is set on an island full of sandy beaches and relaxing ambiance.
The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley is a romantic inn serving delicious dishes inspired by local, organic farm-fresh ingredients, and fabulous Wine Country wines. The inn has a private dining room which can accommodate up to 18 guests, ideal for anniversary celebrations.
Experience the Renovated Guest Rooms and Suites at La Costa
La Costa Resort & Spa, located in the coastal foothills of Carlsbad, California, is famous for its championship golf and a relaxing spa. The resort has debuted newly redesigned luxury guest rooms and suites. "The makeover of La Costa's guestrooms and suites not only breathes fresh air into the property, but truly captures a level of transformation that elevates guests’ experiences and memories," said Paul McCormick, vice president and general manager of La Costa. The rooms feature stylish color palette of blues, greens and terra cotta which complement the beautiful outdoor scenery. Guests will be able to enjoy rich fabrics, striking artwork and dramatic headboard. Rooms start at $249/night.
Luxury Suites in Florence
The Hotel Savoy in Florence has recently completed a renovation of its luxury suites. The number of rooms in the hotel has been reduced from 107 to 102, making space for some new suites and allowing the other suites to be enlarged. The hotel now has 14 suites. The Suite Repubblica is the most prestigious, while the Suite Signoria and the Suite Brunelleschi both have a private steam room equipped with chromotherapy and aromatherapy facilities. The Executive and Classic one bedroom suites have two rooms, a living room and a bedroom with a bathroom. All these suites feature two Bang and Olufsen satellite televisions as well as a DVD player.
There is no such thing as a "cheap" suite and the suites at the Savoy Hotel are definitely not cheap. However, if Florence is your dream vacation destination than a room at the Savoy will only make your vacation that much more memorable. The suites at the Hotel Savoy are an ideal choice for a luxury anniversary getaway.
Bathe in Luxury with the Bath Butler at Rocco Forte Hotels
You've found the perfect vacation with great golf, a secluded beach, and more vacation activities than you can imagine. The only problem is that you are so tired at the end of each day that you don't even have the energy to turn on the water in the bathroom. Well, don't worry. Rocco Forte Hotels has introduced a 'Bath Butler' program that will help you relax without having to exert yourself one bit.
Guests can select from a range of Molton Brown bath treatments on the Bath Time Menu and even have a personal Bath Butler draw your bath and add your choice of bath products. The Bath Time Menu changes according to the season but always offers up to six detoxifying, rejuvenating and relaxing bath types. If a Bath Butler isn't relaxing enough than guests can order dishes like chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, or fresh fruit smoothies from the Room Service canapes menu. The Bath Butler is definitely a luxury perk. Once you've tried the Bath Butler you will wonder how you ever managed to bathe without one.
A romantic getaway at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas is a unique experience. Book one of the Pyramid Rooms which are located in the pyramid-shaped building and accessed via inclinators (elevators at a 39-degree angle). If you want to splurge, the Spa suites, located in the corners of the pyramid, feature Egyptian decor and a large whirlpool tub next to the window. Entertainment choices include the Blue Man Group, Ra Nightclub, the Games of the Gods Arcade and, of course, the casino.
Luxor Hotel is home to an authentic reproduction of King Tutankhamun's tomb with King Tut's sarcophagus, statues, vases and other decorations. For best views of the interior of the Luxor pyramid, visit the Pharaoh's Pavilion. Attractions in the pavilion include IMAX shows, shopping and dining. If you want to relax on your romantic getaway, book a treatment at the Oasis Spa or lounge by the pool.
If Rome, Italy, is not for you, plan an anniversary vacation to the Caesars Palace Las Vegas. This full-service resort offers a choice of entertainment, luxury accommodations and an array of restaurants. The hotel is located on the Las Vegas Strip next to Bellagio Hotel and the Mirage.
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace features a 4,100-seat theater, the stage for A New Day..., starring Celine Dion. The Forum Shops offer 675,000 square feet of upscale shopping and restaurants. Enjoy a casual meal outdoors at the cafe next to the replica of the Trevi Fountain. At night, walk to the Fountains of Bellagio to enjoy a romantic outdoor performance featuring water and music. Caesars Palace has recently renovated many of its rooms, including all of the Roman Tower rooms. Try the pool villa suites which are spacious and luxurious.
Dromoland Castle in Ireland features features beautiful gardens where you can take romantic walks enjoying the outdoors. Consider booking one of the cast's luxury suites on your anniversary vacation. At the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake and the French Alps. The hotel has a spa and individually decorated guest rooms.
Fearrington House in North Carolina has romantic guest rooms furnishes with original art, antiques and canopied beds. Some of the inn accommodations have a fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub.