In just a few short weeks, Valentine’s Day 2019 will be here. It seems like we just put away our Christmas trees and we are already anticipating Cupid’s arrival! So you got your sweetheart some really great stuff for Christmas and your New Year’s Eve celebration was top-notch. You thought this would be your year to delight and amaze your sweetheart, but you’re at a total loss as to how to top the recent holidays. We can help! Plan a trip to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan, stay with Sunset Properties, eat some great food, enjoy chocolate and roses, and watch the sunset over The Gulf of Mexico. This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday. We think that’s a perfect excuse to plan a Valentine’s Weekend Getaway to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast. Come down on Thursday and stay until Sunday. We have some pretty great ideas on what you must do while you’re in town, too.
Here are four things any romantic must do for Valentine’s Day 2019 in Gulf Shores, along with the perfect places to stay while you’re here:
Eat some great seafood and sleep at Ellie Fish
First, for the food, we suggest Cobalt, Cosmos or CoastAL. All three of the restaurants offer outstanding food and have super nice staffs. Cobalt is located in Orange Beach on Perdido Beach Boulevard near the Caribe Resort. Cobalt’s menu features items like Tournedos of Beef, Peppercorn Encrusted Filet, and Grilled Gulf Shrimp & Grits. Oh Em Gee! Is your mouth watering or not? How about Cosmos? Cosmos is located on Canal Road in Orange Beach and their menu (not be outdone by anyone) features Chicken Roulade, Asian Glazed Tuna and Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish. And sushi! They have the best sushi anywhere! And let’s not forget CoastAL Restaurant. With their First Mates Platter, Boursin-Spinach Stuffed Chicken and Oyster selections, you simply cannot go wrong taking your First Mate out to eat at CoastAL. Don’t forget to get some ice cream at CoastAL’s ice cream shop right next door before you head to your vacation home: Ellie Fish.
Located in the Fort Morgan community, Ellie Fish sleeps up to twelve adults. It has four bedrooms and three baths. If you’re planning a romantic getaway with a couple of other couples, this would be the perfect place to stay! Ellie Fish has plenty of room to spread out and, when it’s time, have privacy. The covered porch is the perfect place to enjoy a warm toddy as you let the cool evening February breeze in. Bring a blanket, because it can get a bit chilly. But, hey, its Valentine’s, after all, and snuggling is expected!
Get your groove on and stay at Grand Caribbean 425
The Hangout is about the grooviest place in Gulf Shores. For some of the best drinks and one of the best Gulf views in town, you must take your sweetheart to The Hangout in Gulf Shores. Internationally known for being the home of The Hangout Music Festival, The Hangout has one of the best menus around. Their appetizer menu is just perfect for a mid-afternoon snack or as a light meal to compliment your favorite beverage. We suggest trying the strawberry daiquiri and Bacon Crab Dip. The dip is a cheesy, peppery, yummy concoction of crab and seasonings and strawberries are the fruit of love. This is perfect for a romantic break in any day!
Grand Caribbean 425 is so close to The Hangout, you can almost walk to your Valentine’s weekend home. Located right on Beach Boulevard, facing the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Caribbean 425 is a cozy, comfy condo that sleeps six. Grand Caribbean 425 has two full bedrooms and one and a half baths. It is tastefully decorated and is literally right across the street from The Gulf of Mexico. It is the perfect place for a cozy Valentine’s getaway or a family stay in the summer.
Delight in an amazing sunset and dream in Navy Cove 2113
Have you ever seen the sun set from the beach at Fort Morgan? Fort Morgan is the farthest west point on our little island and the sunset viewing is spectacular! Looking west toward Mobile County, you’re looking almost directly into the sun over The Gulf of Mexico or over Mobile Bay. The rays reach across the water and you can almost feel them touching your face as the sun sets into the horizon. Talk about a romantic moment! Grab your sweetie, a bottle of wine and a blanket. Then find a quiet spot to watch the sunset one evening while you’re down. After that, you can head on over to your vacation home at Navy Cove 2113. Navy Cove 2113 is located near Fort Morgan and has its own private boat slip and attached dock. How cool is that?! It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps up to six adults. Did I mention the view from your private balcony at Navy Cove 2113? You will have an amazing view of beautiful, tranquil Mobile Bay. This condo is tastefully decorated, cozy enough for two, but will accommodate a whole family if you and your sweetie bring others with you.
Enjoy roses, chocolate and rest at Rookery 3402
What Valentine’s Day would be complete without roses and chocolate? Do you need a fresh beautiful bouquet of roses for your sweetheart? The fine folks at Coastal Flowers and Design have you covered! They are located in Gulf Shores, but we encourage you to check out their website to view their extensive design options. Another great local florist, All Island Flowers, offers wonderful gift baskets, as well as beautiful floral arrangements. If you’re looking for something sweet for your sweetie, be sure to stop by the Chocolate Corner in Gulf Shores. They have ice cream, chocolate, shakes and smoothies. Just walk in and expect to “get your yum on!” Need a second choice for fabulous chocolates? Check out Kayden’s Candy Factory in Orange Beach. In addition to ice cream and chocolates, they have caramel apples. You really must get one of these and take it back home with you as a perfect souvenir of your romantic weekend on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. For a wonderfully romantic place to stay, check out Rookery 3402.
Rookery 3402 is a cottage with three bedrooms and two baths. It sleeps up to seven and is only a few steps from the Rookery tennis courts and private pool. Rookery 3402 has a little more privacy than the condos or larger home mentioned above. Is that what you’re looking for? If so, then Rookery 3402, a single family home, located just a tad off the beaten path, is only a short drive to the Gulf beaches. It is fully stocked with all you’ll need to make a perfect romantic dinner for two. Add some amazing flowers and a box of chocolates, and you’re all set to enjoy a perfect Valentine’s weekend getaway with your special someone.
We, at Sunset Properties, are big fans of Valentine’s Day. Sure, we enjoy Memorial Day, Christmas, and football season…and all the other holidays, too. But there is just something about that time of year when love is in the air that makes us all a little more happy than normal.
This blog contains a short list of suggestions we, at Sunset Properties, have to help make your Valentine’s weekend getaway super special. If you choose to book one of the vacations homes listed above from Thursday – Sunday, February 14-17, 2019 and mention this blog or use code #LOVE19, we will give you a 10% discount off your reservation. Some restrictions do apply.
For a more detailed list of romantic and fun things to do, check out or blog on the Top 10 Most Romantic Things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We bet we’ve listed a few you haven’t thought of yet! Once you decide to bring your honey to the beach, give us a call. We will do all we can to help you make this Valentine’s Day your most special one yet.