Top 10 Best Spas for Romantic Getaways
Any romantic plans or ideas for Valentine’s Day? How about upping the romance factor this year: Rather than making reservations at your fave restaurant, choose to make them instead at one of these Top 10 spas voted “Best for Romance” in our 2012 SpaFinder® Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards.
Surprise your sweetie this Valentine’s Day and even after by scheduling a side-by-side couples massage beachside, organizing a candlelit dinner under the stars, or participating in a couples yoga class—any route you choose, you’ll feel the love at one of these romantic retreats for couples.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 89502
Love is a many splendored thing at Spa Atlantis, where treatments like the Sweethearts Escape ($310; 90 minutes), a warm bubble bath in a jetted tub, followed by a side-by-side massage, provides a romantic escape.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100, Malaysia
If this idyllic tropical getaway’s South China Sea views, award-winning landscaped gardens, or dazzling Chi, The Spa, don’t put you in a romantic mood, we don’t know what will.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
Romance times 1,000 attracts couples to Four Seasons Resort Bali, which offers “The Love Compendium”: a deck of cards comprising a guide to 10 romantic experiences on the island.
Heavenly Spa at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
2365 Ka’anapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Love is in the air, and at the spa at The Westin Maui. Try the Romance Me Package ($290) and enjoy a 50-minute couples massage in a private suite or outdoor oceanfront massage cabana, along with a glass of champagne.
Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA, 92210
Bring your Valentine to Miramonte’s Well Spa, where you can spice things up with the signature Pittura Festa (painting party). Paint one another with colorful muds and clays, rinse off in a Swiss shower, and relax with a couples massage.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa
851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Ooh la la! This French-inspired country estate, complete with Monet-like gardens, lily ponds, and suites with fireplaces and dual soaking tubs, has been named among the “best for romance” in the SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards six years in a row.
One&Only, The Palm, Dubai
West Crescent, Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Relaxation and romance take place at the award-winning One&Only, The Palm, Dubai, which sits encased by manicured gardens, ornate fountains, and glittering pools.
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Valentine’s Day cards, chocolates, and roses are great, but a visit to Qua Baths & Spa takes romance to a new level. In one of three couple’s suites, indulge in a dual ritual from an extensive list, including Kama Sutra with Shirodhara ($450; 75 minutes); Mojave Rain for Two ($450; 75 minutes); and Twin Souls ($520; 100 minutes).
Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott
25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA, 92629
All you need is love…and a trip to the Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott. Put the spark in your love life with OC is for Sweethearts ($385 per couple), a 90-minute Swedish massage and 30 minutes in the spa’s private outdoor whirlpool; So Cal is for Sharing ($405 per couple), a 90-minute deep tissue massage and 30 minutes in the spa’s private outdoor whirlpool; or the Laguna Cliffs is for Lovers massage class and whirlpool time ($300 per couple).
St. Regis Aspen Resort
315 East Dean Street, Aspen, CO, 81611
We see why St. Regis Aspen has been voted one of the best spas for romance more than once, with luxe amenities like beautiful interiors and Remède Spa’s Confluence, a coed hydrotherapy pool with three warm and cold waterfalls.