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10 Expensive Romantic Getaways: Can Money Buy Love?

First Posted: 02/10/11 08:14 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

With an increasing number of travelers citing "unique experiences" as a deciding factor in trip planning, hotels are responding by offering elaborate packages for Valentine's Day and other romantic travels.

With price tags ranging from $1,700 to over $5 million, these ridiculously luxe trips should get the home fires re-kindled and the bank accounts dwindled.

Remember, it isn't TRUE love unless a private plane is involved.

Our friends over at Fodors put together this list of over-the-top romantic getaways for the inner billionaire in us all.

Been on a ridiculously over-the-top romantic getaway? Share it in the comments below or add a photo of your trip.

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles
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Diamond Package: This stratospherically expensive package--its total cost is over $5 million--begins with two first-class tickets on Emirates Airlines from anywhere in the world to the secluded, seven beach Fregate Island in the Seychelles.

Once there, guests enjoy a week's accommodations in one of the 17 thatched-roof villas, plus all meals.

The topper: a one-of-a-kind chocolate tart garnished with 929 flawless diamonds --including one stone worth over $1 million.

Price per couple: $5.3 million. Book through the VIP desk of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Learn more.

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's Africa and Middle East Travel Guide
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