Wild flamingoes included.

By Marisa Spyker
January 29, 2019
Courtesy of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

While every special occasion, in our book, calls for champagne and seaside sunsets, there are certain romantic extras that take the wooing of one’s sweetheart to a whole different level.

Think overwater cabanas, pristine white-sand beaches, candlelit dinners tailored to your tastes, beachfront bonfires—all in the company of none other than yourself and your significant other. How does one score such luxuries? Simply book a stay on Renaissance Island, a private oasis perched in the middle of the Caribbean’s sparkling turquoise seas.

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Operated by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, the pint-sized atoll—typically reserved for day use—is offering for the first time ever overnight stays on their exclusive private island. And the perks are plentiful. Aside from spending the night in complete serenity, the Lover’s Island Overnight Package includes a four-course dinner on the sand accompanied by guests’ favorite music, a personal butler, a beach bonfire with fixins’ for s’mores, and access to cabanas stocked with drinks and snacks.

When the time comes to cuddle up and catch some Z’s, guests will be escorted by candlelight to their overnight stay—two cabanas converted into one swanky beachfront suite. The whole setup is located on the island’s Flamingo Beach, which bears its name for good reason: You’ll share the sand with the island’s only other inhabitants, wild pink flamingoes.

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So how much does it cost to impress your date with an island oasis and adorable flamingo friends all to yourselves? The Lover’s Island Overnight Package, which also includes private boat transfers and a private on-island breakfast, goes for a starting rate just shy of $2,000 per night, including taxes and service fees. And while it’d truly be the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway, not to worry—the brand-new package is an evergreen experience, so you can reserve now and escape later, if you choose. To book, contact the Renaissance Aruba Navigator at +297 523-6115. And plan the rest of your Aruba vacay with our ultimate vacation guide to the gorgeous Dutch island.