For the 50+ Traveler

February is just around the corner, and love is in the air.

February is an ideal time for a romantic getaway, not only because of Valentine's on the 14th, but for those who live in cooler climates, this may be just the right time for a romantic and warm late winter escape.

Pack your bags and head to the following 5 destinations for the most romantic Valentine's Day flings, filled with long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and romantic resorts. We can already feel the flames being reignited!

1. St. Lucia

An Eastern Caribbean island nation best known for its pair of dramatically attenuated mountains known as the Pitons, St. Lucia is our top pick for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway.

Couples can visit the island's renowned volcanic beaches, go reef diving, spend an afternoon wandering through quaint fishing villages and, of course, enjoy their stay to the fullest at any of the island's many luxury resorts, filled with endless pampering opportunities and couples-friendly activities.

Most Romantic Resort for Valentine's Day in St. Lucia: Jade Mountain Resort

Currently offering a 5th-night free deal, Jade Mountain Resort couldn't be a more romantic destination for a Valentine's Day getaway.

This five-star resort rises majestically above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, with the hotel's architecture built to celebrate St. Lucia's stunning beauty.

The resort offers a Total Romance Package that includes an all-inclusive meal plan, a bottle of French champagne, an hour-long Swedish massage, a half-day sailing trip, guided excursions to a volcano, Sulphur Springs, diamond mineral baths, and so much more.

If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for your romantic Valentine's Day getaway, St. Lucia's Jade Mountain Resort is your answer.

Couple walking on the beach at sunset in St. Lucia

2. Laguna Beach, California

Arguably one of the Golden State's most breathtaking and quaint beach towns, Laguna Beach is a small coastal city in Orange County known particularly for its many picturesque cove beaches.

Couples can take romantic strolls across the boardwalk at Main Beach, along the white sandy shores of Victoria Beach, or through coastal canyons in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

Most Romantic Resort for Valentine's Day in Laguna Beach: Surf & Sand Resort.

Resembling a sun-washed Mediterranean village, Surf & Sand Resort offers private oceanfront balconies, delectable coastal dining, and an award-winning spa.

Surf & Sand Resort offers a variety of specials ideal for a Valentine's Day getaway.

The Night to Remember package features an in-room gourmet breakfast for two, a complimentary resort fee, and parking. The Stay & Spa package comes with a signature spa treatment for two, and the Stay, Spa & Splashes package includes a signature spa treatment for two, a gourmet breakfast, and a three-course dinner for two in Splashes Restaurant.

We don't know about you, but these romantic specials at Surf & Sand Resort have us saying, "Ooh, la la."

3. Troyes, France

While Paris is known for being one of, if not the, most romantic city in the world, France is filled with charming towns that are guaranteed to pump up the romance, while appearing like they came straight out of the pages of a fairytale.

Troyes is situated in the Grand Est region of northeastern France. It's a medieval town lined with cobblestone streets and vibrant, half-timbered houses from the 16th century. Walking through Troyes will make you feel like Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and what's more romantic than channeling your inner princess while accompanied by your prince charming?

Most Romantic Resort for Valentine's Day in Troyes: Hotel La Maison de Rhodes

Hotel La Maison de Rhodes is a 12th-century half-timbered house, but in the 21st century it serves as a five-star accommodation. The hotel features rustic-chic rooms and suites with beamed ceilings and stone floors. Hotel La Maison de Rhodes also offers a wellness center with a pool and Swedish sauna.

Couples can choose between a variety of packages, including the Gourmet Package, featuring a one-night stay with breakfast, dinner in the hotel's garden, and two cups of champagne, or the Massage Package, featuring an individual ayurvedic massage accompanied by a sauna session.

Medieval houses surround public square in Troyes, France
Troyes, France. Wikimedia Commons

4. Kahuku, Hawaii

With Hawaii being one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for newlyweds across North America, it was hard narrowing down just one destination for a romantic Valentine's Day retreat.

Although you really can't go wrong if you're choosing Hawaii for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day, Kahuku sits on the northernmost point of land on the island of Oahu and is home to some of the island's most stunning and romantic beaches.

Most Romantic Resort for Valentine's Day in Kahuku: Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort sits on 850 acres overlooking Kuilima Cove, an ideal snorkeling destination. This upscale resort offers three romance packages, including the Ocean Vista Experience, the Beach Cottage Experience, and the North Shore Honeymoon Package.

Couple-friendly activities offered at the resort include kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, helicopter rides, and sunset horseback riding on the beach.

5. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

With average high temperatures around 80°F for the month of February, Playa del Carmen is an ideal warm getaway for this Valentine's Day.

Playa del Carmen is a popular coastal resort town in Mexico known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs, and Caribbean shoreline. Couples can enjoy a night out on the town along Quinta Avenida, a pedestrian thoroughfare with blocks of shops, restaurants, laid-back bars, and nightclubs.

Most Romantic Resort for Valentine's Day in Playa del Carmen: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

This five-star hotel is surrounded by the Caribbean's warm crystal waters, offering a private bay with immaculate beaches and a carefully preserved mangrove coastline.

The resort's Royal Service experience offers an incomparable adults-only getaway, featuring an expert personal butler, a range of Royal Service VIP suites, a private whirlpool on the terrace, a private beach, and concierge service.

Wherever you go and whatever you do this Valentine's we hope you get to experience a little slice of heaven with someone you love.