Spend Valentine's Day at a AAA Diamond-rated resort

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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PHOENIX -- When you think of Valentine's Day, you might think of diamonds. But we're not just talking about the expensive stone. How about spending Valentine's Day at one of more than 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts around the state?

Linda Gorman talked to 3TV about what some of the resorts are offering.

The Phoenician

Family and friends can treat someone dear to an exceptional Valentine's weekend tea experience at this AAA Five Diamond resort.

The Phoenician's Afternoon Tea will feature freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate mousse cake and chocolate raspberry tart; as well as a delectable chocolate strawberry tea blend. All ladies in attendance will receive a complimentary rose.

Tea will be served Feb. 13-15 in the Lobby Tea Court. Reservations on Feb. 13 are still available.

Full tea is $67 per person, while the Grand Royale Tea, which includes unlimited champagne, is $72 per person.

Royal Palms

This AAA Four Diamond property is one of the most romantic resorts in the country. In fact, the resort even has a director of romance on staff to arrange customized romantic experiences.

Royal Palms offers "romantications," which are customized, romantic experiences. These can range from couples massages and rose-petal turndowns to love notes and private dining in an intimate Via Cappello -- a tucked-away, candlelit "lover's corner" throughout the grounds.

Romantication packages start at $639 per night and include accommodations, dinner at T.Cook's, rose-petal turndown and a romantic in-room welcome amenity.

For those who want to avoid the crowds, T. Cook's, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant on site, is offering an ultra-luxe prix-fixe menu the day before Valentine's Day. The menu starts at $105 per person.

Romantication packages and reservations at T.Cook's are still available.

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa

This AAA Four Diamond resort is home to Kai, the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in the state.

Kai is full for Valentine's Day, but the resort's Ko'Sin restaurant is featuring a four-course prix-fixe Valentine's menu, which will offer a fusion of Native American and Arizona cuisine in a romantic setting.

The menu is priced at $80 per person or $72 for seniors.

If you already have dinner plans but are still looking for gift ideas, consider a spa package from a Diamond property (i.e. Joya Spa at Montelucia or Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess).