7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Spend Valentine’s Day by the pristine Saadiyat Beach with a choice of five romantic dinners and two pampering spa treatments at this picture-perfect resort.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – From special Valentine’s Day dinners at the most romantic settings to spectacular full body spa treatments designed for couples, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi offers plenty of ways to celebrate love throughout the month of February.
Offering an intimate set-up exclusively for Valentine’s Day is the Pool and Beach with its "Dine Under the Stars" dinner package, complete with live entertainment by a violinist and saxophonist. Couples can spend the special day under the star-lit sky nestled in a romantic oasis, where a four-course dinner will be served in the comfort of a private cabana located by the pool. Dinner starts from 8pm onwards for AED 1,200 per couple inclusive of grape beverages and for AED 1,500 per couple inclusive of premium beverage pairing.
One of the most romantic venues in the Capital, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi celebrates Valentine’s Day with a sharing menu, which will be served in a dreamy setting including tabletops decorated with rose petals. Couples can enjoy delicacies like tamaki rolls, seared beef tartare, surf and turf and white chocolate mousse with unparalleled views of Saadiyat Beach. Available from 7pm until 11pm, the St. Valentine’s Night dinner menu at the award-winning beachside bar and restaurant is priced at AED 600 per couple.
True romantics can treat themselves to the fine-dining experience at the popular steakhouse 55 & 5th, The Grill, which will serve a four-course dinner menu with unlimited sparkling or house grape. Priced at AED 850 per couple, the St. Valentine’s Night menu will be available from 7pm until 11pm on February 14 and features an impressive selection of culinary delights like salmon gravlax, butternut soup and prime striploin. A pianist will entertain guests with live sets starting from 8pm onwards.
Sontaya, often considered the most romantic venue in Abu Dhabi, encourages all to enjoy an early dinner throughout February with spectacular sunset views. Guests can enjoy a three-course dinner of sharing dishes from 6pm until 8pm, starting with a cocktail on arrival. Priced at AED 550 per couple, the early dinner includes delicacies like Alaskan crispy tempura king crab, tiger prawn with kaffir lime and cheese cake berry compote.
On February 14, Sontaya will serve a special romance-themed menu, priced at AED 600 per couple, which features starters like Greek sea bass and deep-fried taro wraps as well as blue crab consommé. Entrée options include crispy sea bream fillet and Indonesian roasted beef cheek curry. The dinner, available from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm, is complemented with live entertainment by a violinist and saxophonist and completed with a heart-shaped white chocolate crémeux.
Couples looking to spoil themselves for Valentine’s Day can step into a world of tranquility with the ‘Touch of Paradise’ spa treatment by the beach. Those who book any 30- or 50-minute massage from the Iridium Spa Beach Cabana menu will receive a complimentary 15-minute oxygen feet or hands therapy, while enjoying stunning beachfront view from the sunbed. All couples enjoying this package on February 14, will also receive a St. Valentine’s Limited-Edition SPF Gift Set from Iridium Spa. The massage packages at the Iridium Spa Beach Cabana will be available until March 31 and are priced at AED 290 for 30 minutes with 15 additional minutes complimentary and AED 450 for 50 minutes with 25 additional minutes complimentary.
Iridium Spa offers a more personalized experience with its Rare and Refined Experience designed for two. Complete with relaxing time at a private Jacuzzi, this treatment combines Iridium Signature Collection of Rarity ingredients like ultimate luxury Ruby body gommage for her and Platinum firming body gommage for him. This exfoliation will leave skin soft to the touch in preparation to be nourished with a layer of shea butter. Using premium essential treatment oils of relaxing lavender or rejuvenating 24 karat Gold, a full body massage completes the wellness journey.
The Rare and Refined treatment also includes a 10-minute red roses and diamond foot ritual with foot massage, a 75-minute full-body customized massage and a sparkling beverage followed a platter of chocolate covered strawberries, fruit or healthy treats. Priced at AED 1,600, the package is available throughout February and takes nearly 150 minutes to complete. All couples will also receive a St. Valentine’s Limited-Edition Premium Gift Set on February 14.
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 2 498 8888. To book a treatment at Iridium Spa, call +971 2 498 8996 or email: Iridium.Saadiyat@stregis.com. To learn more about The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, please visit stregissaadiyatisland.com
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.
The resort features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from the intimate to the grand, from rooms of 55 sqm with 10 sqm balconies to the majestic Royal Suite, a 2,000 sqm lavishly appointed duplex that features five bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious, ocean-facing terrace.
Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 square-meter St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than five restaurants and bars. The elegant gourmet restaurant 55&5th, The Grill, which includes a private dining room and vino lounge with some 2,000 fine vinos, offers a memorable epicurean experience. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named ‘Favorite Brunch’ for 2017 by readers of What’s On magazine. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2017 What’s On Award for ‘Favorite Thai Restaurant’. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront.
Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city’s first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating “the finest hotel in the world.”
Accommodation 376 luxury rooms and suites – Superior, Superior Sea View, Premium Sea View, St Regis Suites, Astor Suites, Ocean Suites, Spa Suites, Majestic Suites and Royal Suite, all with private balconies. All rooms have *air conditioning *en-suite bathroom *minibar *IDD phone *safe *flat-screen TV *Wi-Fi *butler service
Facilities *great variety of restaurants and bars *spa *fitness center *24-hour butler service *three outdoor pools *one adult-only pool with hot tubs *private beach *grand ballroom *Iridium Spa
Activities *tennis courts *squash courts *Sandcastle Kids’ Club *Watersports activities (non-motorized)
*Listed facilities/activities are subject to change and not all are complimentary.