It's out with the old and in with the new! Having a difficult break-up with a significant other can take its toll on our mental well-being, but Oyster.com has a few top hotels and spectacular escapes to help you relax and embrace the start of a new chapter in your life. Check out their best picks for post-breakup escapes.
After a breakup, it’s time for some rest and relaxation. One of our favorite spas is the Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami. The spa sits between the pool and the beach. A $35 spa pass gets you into the locker rooms, Jacuzzis, cold pool, steam room, and sauna, along with regular access to the gym. The pool, saunas, and steam rooms aren’t crammed into a corner, like they are at so many other spas, but they are gracefully laid out in the large, trendy subterranean lair. Special treatments like massages are extra, but with 30 treatment rooms, there’s no waiting in line.
Take a leap of faith to begin the next chapter in your life. Head to the Tensing Pen, located in Negril’s West End. The high, rocky cliffs descend to the pure blue water below. Guests can climb down the cliffs and swim from a handful of ladders that have been built into the cliffs, but the general consensus is that you can’t finish your stay without jumping from the long, skinny bridge about 20 feet or so above the water. Doesn’t that sound refreshing? And it doesn’t hurt to be on a sunny island while you’re getting over your ex who’s stuck at home, filled with regret.
Okay, so we get that breakups are hard. And while some of you may be up for shopping, partying, and drinking, others may want to sit in a room and cry. That’s where the St. Regis comes in. This hotel provides guests with 24-hour butler service that’s available at the tap on a touchscreen. A staff member will do everything; including collecting shoes for a free overnight shine, as well as deliver toiletries, newspapers, or dry cleaning. They’ll even draw a bath for you, although fancy extras for your relaxing soak will cost an additional fee.
The 80-room, adults-only Casa Velas Hotel is perfectly located in the small neighborhood of Marina Vallarta, which has a Palm Springs-meets-Beverly Hills vibe. This hotel has a gated entry, a friendly, mostly bilingual staff and gorgeous rooms with a posh ambiance. Casa Velas is a great pick for those heading to “Splitsville.” The hotel sometimes offers a Divorcee Package, which includes accommodations in the Presidential Suite for you and your closest single friends, a spa treatment, a night out on the town, a farewell cocktail party (complete with a mini-coffin for your wedding ring), and a consultation with a jewelry designer to create the perfect post-marriage setting for that gorgeous engagement-ring rock. Hey, maybe you did get something out of that marriage after all.
Sometimes you just need a strong cocktail. The Standard serves up some tasty drinks for those looking to drown their sorrows. The hotel has bars to fit any taste. The casual Biergarten is open until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and ’til midnight on Sunday. The slightly hipper Living Room is where live DJs spin. The Top of the Standard, formerly known as the Boom Boom Room, is the celebrity hot spot lounge with a members-only vibe.
If your way of getting over someone is moving onto the next, then head to Las Vegas. No hotel does Vegas parties better than the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Aside from the notorious pool parties in the summer, the hotel is home to Vanity, 1 of the hottest nightclubs in Sin City. The 14,000-square-foot nightclub features world-renowned DJs spinning until 4 a.m. for an uber-attractive crowd. And as they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless, of course, you want flaunt your post-breakup fling in front of your ex, to show him/her that you're over all the drama.
Ah, retail therapy. It works every time, doesn’t it? Flex your plastic in a fun way to get rid of the breakup blues. The Mandarin Oriental in Boston is a great place to stay to do just that. The hotel is attached via a covered walkway to the massive Prudential Center Mall, home to high-end shops like Saks Fifth Avenue, Swarovski, and Sephora. So if your ex hasn’t had the chance to sort out your joint bank account yet…well, that’s not your problem.
You’ve just been dumped. Do you want to hit the gym or eat a vat of chocolate? Yea, we figured you’d go with the latter. In that case, you’ll want to check out Eno, a wine, cheese and chocolate restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. We don’t encourage you to “eat your feelings,” but if you’re so inclined, you can take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Don’t worry, the next phase will likely be to spend a few hours at the gym to work out and work off your post-breakup feast.