Romance Awareness Month: 8 Late-Summer Getaways for Couples
Summer may be nearing its end, but there’s still time for you and your sweetie to sneak away for a relaxing late-summer spa rendezvous. Here are eight last-minute couple’s vacation ideas.
Spa Gaucin at St. Regis Monarch Beach – Dana Point, CA: Feel the love in the Five-Star Spa Gaucin, where romantic treatments that invigorate the senses can be taken in a private spa suite. Treatments for two include Love Retreat (price available upon request), comprising a 90-minute Wellness Massage and 20-minute Chardonnay Bubble Bath, and Life Retreat (price available upon request), a combination of a 90-minute Wellness Deep Tissue Massage and 20-minute Orange Blossom and Red Currant Bath.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa – Skaneateles, NY: Celebrate late summer in the Finger Lakes region at Mirbeau Inn, among the top 10 spas for “best for romance” in the SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards—for four consecutive years. Reserve the Finger Lakes Wine Tour Package for two (midweek rates, Sun-Thurs, starting from $1,600, valid through Oct. 14, 2013; weekend rates, Fri-Sat, starting at $1,860; valid through October 12, 2013), or the I ♥ Skaneateles package for two (starting from $525 per evening).
Las Alamandas – Costalegre, Mexico: Get away before summer ends with Las Alamandas’ Last-Minute Labor Day package; this end-of-summer fling on a 1,500-acre eco preserve on Mexico’s Pacific coast includes: three nights in an ocean-view suite; full daily breakfast; welcome cocktails upon arrival; picnic for two on a private beach; 60-minute couple’s massage at the oceanfront spa pavilion; and more. Starting from $570 per night for two guests; available from August 28 through September 3, 2013.
The Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC: Couples who adore the great outdoors can head to the historic Grove Park Inn, where days are spent wining and dining against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville’s skyline, taking treatments at the award-winning spa (which includes waterfall whirlpools and mineral pools), and challenging yourself with zip lining and rafting excursions.
Trump National Doral Miami – Miami, FL: This Miami-based resort’s Escape Your Way package for two is one you’re both sure to love, as it includes your choice of golf or spa for two with accommodations and full American breakfast daily. Starting from $149 per person, per night, for stays through September 30.
The Regent Palms – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos: The Romance Package, available through December 31, 2013, is ideal for those preferring an island escape. The promotion includes a private dinner for two on the beach, a signature couple’s massage, romantic turndown service during one night of the stay, champagne on arrival, and more. $575++ plus cost of accommodations.
CastaDiva Resort & SPA – Blevio, Italy: The SPA for Two promotion is double the fun; valid through December 29, 2013, you and your loved one will enjoy: one night in a lakeview room; buffet gourmet breakfast; entrance to the wellness area at CastaDiva SPA; the Two of Us Ritual, paired with a flute of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries; four-course dinner by candlelight, and more. Pricing available upon request.
Argentario Resort Golf & Spa – Tuscany, Italy: Delight in this Spa Special for Two package, which consists of a double design room, a 50-minute massage per person, unlimited spa access, plus, special discounts on treatments, golf green fees, and dining. Starting from approximately $390 during low season; available through December 25, 2013.