(PIX11)-- Looking to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone--on a budget?
Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of Budget Travel, has five picks you should look out for.
North Bimini, Bahamas
You can have a Caribbean island experience without even taking an international flight! North Bimini is just three hours from Miami on a "SuperFast" boat, and was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite getaways with his wife Pauline. Find the island's Love Tree—legend says it brings good luck to those who kiss beneath it. Bimini Big Game Club's rooms start at $185 per night—the resort is popular for beach weddings right on the sea.
Price: $185 per night
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, Massachusetts
If you think Cape Cod is just for summer, well, you’re in for a romantic surprise! A gorgeous oceanfront view from the window of your cozy room, private Old Silver Beach waiting for a quiet hand-in-hand stroll, and a candlelit dinner from one of New England’s top chefs! The Sea Crest is offering a Valentine’s Day package that includes a luxurious setting, fireplace rooms, unforgettable views, and the pleasure of each other’s company in an unforgettable setting.
Price: $199 per night
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Nothing is as romantic as an ocean view right from your room. This February, starting at $141 per night, five Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts locations are offering a “Be Mine” two-night getaway package featuring oceanfront accommodations, champagne, chocolates, a Valentine’s Day balloon bouquet, a romantic dinner, and rose-petal turndown service. If you choose the Avila Resort, you also get breakfast in bed.
Price: $141 per night
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, New Mexico
Spa treatments start at only $12 at this historic mineral springs resort, and rustic rooms with New Mexican furnishings start at $139 per night. Or camp under the stars for only $20 per day. Plus: The entire Springs and Spa area is a strictly enforced "Whisper Zone" so no one interrupts your relaxation time. You can also book a private outdoor pool with a fireplace for only $50 for the whole evening.
Price: $139 per night
Elite Islands Resorts, Antigua
Relax on a perfect white-sand beach at one of the Elite Islands family of resorts in Antigua and you won’t have to touch your wallet the entire stay! Food, booze, and watersports are included in one price. Now that’s romantic! Rooms at the affordable Verandah hotel are going fast for Valentine’s Day—but the $199 price tag is good all year (as long as bookings are available).
Price: $199 per night
If you need more suggestions, Travel Budget also has affordable trips to the 10 Most Romantic Islands.