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How to plan a Romantic getaway to San Juan Island

Updated May 2017

A romantic getaway to beautiful San Juan Island is so easy to plan. It says “we love each other”, expressing your longing to connect, play, relax and relax together.

But how? Should a romantic weekend getaway be a surprise? Should you plan fun activities every minute of every day or leave some things to chance? Where to get flowers? What’s there to do?

  1. Pay attention

Ask playfully and hypothetically what your partner would love to do on a San Juan Island Getaway. “Would you go kayaking with the Orcas with me in some point?” When he rubs his neck, declare: “We need to get you a massage soon.”

  1. Chose the room right for you

We at the Bird Rock Hotel offer 15 distinct rooms. We have cozy, budget-friendly rooms, as well as stunning rooms with harbor views, rooms with their own private hot tub or a fireplace for chilly nights.

Be romantic in Friday Harbor Washington

  1. Let us be your co-conspirators

Helping to plan a romantic getaway is our absolute favorite. Are you celebrating an anniversary? Are you going to pop the question? Is this your honey or babymoon? Contact us and let us help you plan. We are here for you.

  1. Have a surprise waiting in your room

Set the tone from the moment you arrive. What would put a smile on her face? A bouquet of fresh flowers? A bottle of champagne and island made chocolates? A San Juan Island Spa & Snack sampler? A single red rose on your bed stand? You think of it; we’ll make it happen.

  1. Indulge in a Couple’s Massage

Relax and pamper yourselves with a soothing couple’s massage at the Spa at Earthbox. Feel all the hurt, tension and worry wither away. Your bodies and souls will thank you.

  1. Have a romantic dinner

Have an unforgettable dinner at one of the many acclaimed Friday Harbor restaurants. Vinnie’s Ristorante, across the street from the Bird Rock, delights with high end, local, made from scratch Italian with an emphasis on Seafood, in a stylish, romantic setting. Let us make you a reservation.

  1. Leave time to meander

Don’t plan something for every minute of every day. Stay at the beach until after sunset to watch the otters feed. Check out our complimentary beach cruiser bikes and see where they take you. Wander around town in search of the best, homemade dessert without hurry or reservations.

  1. Be wild outside

Hike to the top of a mountain, along blustering seas, through rolling prairies and old growth forest. San Juan Island has the most breathtaking, unique hikes to get your blood moving, feel the wind in your hair or even find the perfect spot to propose.

Paula West Pottery on San Juan Island Washington

  1. Buy an island souvenir to remember your trip

Take a little island spirit home with you. Enjoy your morning coffee in an exquisite Paula West coffee mug, plant a lavender plant from the Pelindaba Lavender Farm in your garden or wrap yourself in a cozy Alpaca wool blanky to remember the time you had in paradise.

Take a Flight Lesson on San Juan Island

  1. Plan something unusual

To love is to be brave. San Juan Island is the place for unusual, unique adventures. Dare your Sweetheart to a flight lesson and soar like an eagle, kayak in search of Orcas, go zip lining. Or imagine having an acapella group walk in during your dinner and sing just for the two of you. Find your unique, island way to declare your love and trust.

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