Valentine's around on the corner, and you're still sunk deep in teddybear shopping and poetic gift cards? You've seen so much red and roses you could not even think of where you will be spending your Valentine's day? Worry not, we got you all covered.
Gifts and cards might mean nothing without the perfect setting; drinking hot chocolate in a cloud of twilight dust, eyes twinkling beneath the star constellations of Augira and Canis Major, and roasting chestnuts on a picnic near the bonfire. Lebanon's romantic setting is made for Valentine's.
#1 River Rock, Bsharri
Whether by day or by night, this restaurant in the northern mountain of Bsharri has a formidable view a couple wouldn't want to miss on Valentine's Day. That's in addition to their organic authentic Lebanese cuisine and their "absolutely amazing Lebanese hospitality" as commented by a guest online.
#2 Le Chatel, Al-Arz
Perched in the northern cedar mountains by the Cedar of God's Forest, this restaurant is said by numerous reviewers to have one of the most gorgeous views in the area.
#3 Spine Beirut
Spine Beirut is the first rooftop bar design concept focused on the sky of Naccache, Lebanon. It has won two awards at the prestigious international Restaurant & Bar Design Awards' contests'2019: Best Overall Bar and the Middle East and Africa Bar.
#4 Free Spirit Campers
The concept of Free Spirit Campers is as beautiful as it can get: a 1960s fully furnished Volkswagen bus and a whole day of nature love, picnic, and an Audrey Hepburn movie at the end of the night.
#5 The Hideout Barouk
A mini cottage in the heart of Barouk with its garden, patio furniture, and a hammock. One of The Hideout's Instagram caption says what we all are thinking of out loud: "The mountains are calling and I can’t get enough of the view!"
#6 Nippon Sushi & Grill
An amazing view to bask in while you enjoy the taste of Japan and Louis the Saxophonist playing "Dance Me to the End of Love" under the moonlight of Jounieh Bay.
#7 Odom Retreat
Odom Retreat offers you the perfect getaway and glamping experience while you immersed in awe-striking views. The igloo-shaped tent is fully furnished where you can easily swap the hustle and bustle of cities to the romantic peace of the wilderness.
#8 The Broad
Located on the mountains of Blat, Jbeil, The Broad provides an effortless scenery that is too breathtaking, you'd forget your significant other is right beside you.
#9 Frozen Cherry, Zaarour
Cold and snow mean nothing if you're sitting on Zaarour's cloud 9. Frozen Cherry is the perfect getaway for all couples throughout the whole year, imagine how magical it would be on the Roman Saint Valentine's day!
#10 Ketf El Wadi
Ketf El Wadi is located on the "shoulder" of Southern village Louaizeh's mountains, overlooking the Arabsalim river. If it gets too cold outside for the two lovebirds, Ketf El Wadi gets you covered with their beautiful little vintage cottage and its fireplace.
#11 Glamping Lebanon, Maghdousheh
Nestled in the hills of Maghdoucheh is a luxury camping getaway. Cozy Tent is a unique and romantic experience that combines the essence of a hotel with the outdoors.
#12 Bouyouti, Chouf
Bouyouti offers you an adults-only bed & breakfast nestled amidst the lush green mountains in Maaser Beiteddine, Chouf, Lebanon, with sceneries that can take your breath away.
#13 Jradi Resort, South
Jradi resort is located on the mountains of Kfar Sir, South of Lebanon. The resort is offering a private room for the lovebirds to cozy up and enjoy the view of the Jradi river and surrounding mountains.
#14 Beyt El Jabal, Deir El-Qamar
If you're a Stonehouse and antique lover, you will enjoy Beyt El Jabal, Deir El Qamar's guesthouse and restaurant. Guests have confirmed that not only does Beyt El Jabal have an amazing mountain view, but also excellent arak.
#15 The Terrace, Harissa
Perched on the mountain of Harissa, overlooking a superb view of Jounieh Bay and Beirut coast, this Restaurant Bar & Lounge offers local and international cuisines and is said to have chill music and an enjoyable setting. (Indoor setting available)
#16 Arnaoon Village, Batroun
A hidden gem in Batroun, on the Msaylha Fortress road, this restaurant has amazing views and atmosphere and is recommended for couples as well as families if Valentine's Day for you is celebrating love with your family.
#16 Qaraoun Lake, Bekaa
This is certainly a place to go for a romantic picnic with fabulous views. Wrap up and head to Qaraoun for an unforgettable Valentine's! Hotels with restaurants are also available with views on the lake if you're not up for a picnic.