First dates create lasting impressions. Nevertheless, catching a good film, dinner at a nice restaurant and maybe a bunch of flowers is what most people can expect on a first date.
However, if you are looking to really impress someone in 2013 with an altogether more memorable first date then look no further than Spitbank Fort.
It was built with huge cannons to repel the French Navy – but now the 134-year-old Spitbank Fort is a little more welcoming. The historic sea fort has undergone a £3million pound radical conversion to turn it into the ultimate B&B for people seeking isolation.
Located near the bay area of Portsmouth, UK, the grade II monument, Spitbank Fort offers complete privacy, as well as perks like the 60m Sunseeker luxury yacht for 24 hours, to ensure that your special date remains embedded in memory for times to come.
The romantic escape will begin at the couple’s doorstep with a chauffeur driven Bentley which will take them to and from the majestic Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport, Portsmouth, where lucky ones will be greeted by a personal General Manager while offered champagne and canapés before boarding them luxury yacht to transport to the fort, says Luxury Travel Magazine.
The duo are greeted with a champagne and canapé reception before enjoying the 360 degree views over the strip of water between the Isle of Wight and the mainland.
The fort which is known to be created during the time of Napolean, and is now renovated with modern amenities such as swimming pool and spa will be at your disposal whenever you wish to use them.
In the spa, there will be a dedicated trained masseur, whose exotic treatments will ensure that your daily tensions are whisked away, whereas you and your date can enjoy yourselves to the fullest.
They will also have full access to the fort’s eight bedrooms, three private dining rooms, three bars, a rooftop champagne area, a wine cellar, library, jacuzzi, sauna and a sun deck.
Early evening offers a golden opportunity to 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 (seasonally dependent of course) to freshly caught lobster and local fillet steak will all be available.
The rooftop fire pit is the ideal location for a private date post-sunset. If the weather is fine, simply sit around toasting marshmallows. Meanwhile, the king-sized beds in Spitbank’s bedrooms have been trussed out in the finest Egyptian cotton sheets.
More treats await the following morning. End your most romantic first date with breakfast in bed or in the lighthouse. At the end of 24 hours, it will be time to leave this fairy tale date and return to the real world.
But not before you receive a $500 complimentary voucher per person for shopping at the Gun Wharf Pays. After all, a first date that ends in shopping is something of a dream come true for most people.
The previous most expensive first date was offered at £45,000 pounds by Amberley Castle in West Sussex. However a spokeswoman at the castle confirmed no one had taken up the offer and it was no longer available, reports the Daily Mail.