If you’re looking to really impress someone in 2012 with an extraordinarily memorable first date, then look no further than Spitbank Fort.
Amazing Retreats’ latest addition – a former Napoleonic fort in the middle of The Solent – has put together the World’s Most Expensive First Date package for £34,000.
Along with exclusive use of one of the most unique and private venues in the world, the package also includes your very own 60ft luxury Sunseeker motor yacht to cruise to your heart’s content for 24 hours.
Your romantic first date will begin at your doorstep with a chauffeur driven Bentley which will take you to and from the Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport, Portsmouth, where you will be greeted by your personal General Manager while offered champagne and canapés before boarding your luxury yacht to transport you to the fort.
Upon arrival at the eight bedroom Fort, you will have three private dining rooms, three bars – including a rooftop champagne bar, a wine cellar, library, rooftop hot pool, sauna and sun decks at your disposal.
But perhaps the highlight of your romantic stay at the Spitbank Fort is the dramatic three hundred and sixty degree views across The Solent – a strait separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England.
You can choose to while away the afternoon relaxing in the spacious roof-top hot tub with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rose and a personal masseur; or by enjoying a leisurely boat trip around the Isle of Wight.
In the early evening, you can watch the sun set over the harbour while you are serenaded by a string quarter and served delicious canapés before a mouth-watering five course menu, chosen by you in advance and prepared by your very own gourmet Chef. Anything from fresh local oysters to freshly caught lobster and local fillet steak will all be available.
After your hearty meal, you can then visit the Fort’s roof top fire pit where you can enjoy an aperitif and toasted marshmallows whist enjoying the privacy and seclusion of your surroundings. Or if you’d rather hit the sack, you can head to your room for a good night’s sleep complete with super king-size bed mattress and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets.
The next morning, wake up at any time that suits you to a freshly prepared breakfast served to you either in bed or in the lighthouse with its 180 degree views of Portsmouth Harbour.
Then it’s time to return to civilisation with your trip back to Royal Clarence marina where you will be given a complimentary voucher (worth £500 per person) for a shopping spree at GunWharf Quays.