It's time to start saving (and sending hints to your loved one), because Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa in Thailand has created the Valentine's trip to beat all Valentine's trips. This mega-luxe Valentine's holiday is packed with sun, sea, island-hopping and, of course, romance - lots of it. So, what do you really get for a £20,000 Valentine's escape to Thailand..?
The VIP Service
You'll be greeted at the airport by your private driver, chaperoned through fast-track immigration; your bags will be collected for you. Same for the way back - though, you'll be considerably less happy leaving than you were when you arrived!
Your multi-level, multiple-roomed residence is perched high on a lush hill overlooking the Andaman Sea, lush jungle on either side and the full-moon-shaped island of Koh Kata. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast spread each day on your terrace, looking out at the panoramic views. Later, you can ask your private chef to whip something up for lunch. Or why not request the live-in butler to fetch you a couple of freshly squeezed juices from your complimentary mini-bar, before heading into the gym for an air-conditioned health kick during the hottest part of the day? Still not quite zen enough? Head into your personal spa to wind down in the jacuzzi, or book a pair of massage therapists to come and help you relax. In the evening, drink cocktails on the upstairs terrace as you watch the sun go down. And all of this in complete, unadulterated privacy.
Unicorn-inflatable alert! This is where many your insta-worthy shots should be taken. Spend days posing around the 22-metre infinity pool, which features swim jets, massage jets, and contains a submerged glass panel that casts light into one of the bedrooms below.
At night, enter 'the cave', where you can select a bottle of wine from your well-stocked cellar, enjoy a game of pool, or head into the private cinema to watch a romantic movie with popcorn. The Notebook, anyone? And for James Bond lovers, the original gun from the The Man with the Golden Gun (which was filmed nearby) lives right here in your villa. How cool is that?!
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the resort's 90-foot sunseeker. Island-hop across the Andaman Sea, then settle down on an island in Phang Na Bay for a delectable private picnic.
But the most memorable, photogenic and romantic moment will surely be when you come home to find the entire villa decorated with flowers. An archway of blooms and hanging garlands leads the way, your pool has been covered with floating flowers, the bath filled with roses, the bed covered in petals and, of course, a huge bouquet of velvety red roses awaits you. But, first, eat your freshly prepared barbecue dinner and soak in the sheer magnificence of it all.
Now that's what we call a Valentine's Day holiday.