Top 10 Spas for a Romantic Valentine’s Getaway
- Published: Wednesday, February 3rd 2010
- in Relationships
Couple’s massages, beachside dinners, candlelit accommodations…
In honor of the holiday for those in love, SpaFinder and its panel of experts are sharing some of their top picks for weekend spa getaways that celebrate the one you adore. As spas increasingly continue to offer treatments and amenities that cater to couples, these properties take Valentine’s Day to heart, with side-by-side services, starlit dinners, and special romance packages.
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Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Open-air spa pavilions set amid a serene lagoon, seaside dining, and “all-pool” private villa accommodations next to white-sand beaches, clear Caribbean waters, and lush mangroves—what could be more romantic? Couples can share the Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba’s Rainforest Experience, a hydrothermal circuit that includes a rain walk, Rasul chamber, and vitality pool.
CuisinArt Resort & Spa
Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
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Located on Rendezvous Bay, a name befitting romance, the CuisinArt Resort & Spa Anguilla is home to the European-style Venus Spa, where couples can enjoy a dual massage in a setting designed especially for them. The Mediterranean-inspired resort boasts secluded villa accommodations with courtyards and an infinity pool that extends from the main building to the beach bar.
The Dolder Grand
Guests have adored the Dolder Grand since its reopening in 2008 for its Michelin star–awarded restaurant and Sylvia Sepielli–designed spa, which has two Spa Suites comprising a fireplace, sauna, whirlpool, shower, and television. Couples are sure to show that same love for the Zurich property’s ‘Be My Grand Valentine’ and ‘Be My Grand Valentine Deluxe’ special offers, which include an overnight stay, four- or seven-course dinner (depending on package), massage or facial, and turndown service.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Romantics love this beachfront resort, located on Jamaica’s northern coast, for its couples-friendly Fern Tree, the Spa at Half Moon, where rooms reserved for side-by-side massage treatments feature outdoor showers, soaking tubs, and secluded garden patios. Another irresistible amenity? The resort’s staff of romance professionals that cater to honeymooning couples and wedding parties.
Inn at Perry Cabin
St. Michaels, Maryland
Along with its Lovers Treatment, the romantic spa at the four-star Inn at Perry Cabin, located in historic St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is offering a spa service tailored for two: On Valentine’s weekend, lovebirds can reconnect with the Art of Couples Massage, an 80-minute session that teaches massage techniques, allowing guests to celebrate February 14 all year round.
Las Ventanas al Paraíso Hotel
Los Cabos, B.C.S., Mexico
With a tandem couple’s massage, all-suite accommodations—some of which feature rooftop terraces with infinity edge-Jacuzzis—and three luxury yachts, ideal for sightseeing by sea, the five-diamond Las Ventanas al Paraíso Hotel in Los Cabos will have your love blossoming into a romance that would rival Romeo and Juliet. (Minimum-stay from Feb. 11-14 required for holiday.)
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Little Torch Key, Florida
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Accessible by boat only, this private island paradise, located offshore of Little Torch Key, Florida, fosters an intimate setting for spa getaways. Guests can get in sync with customized Balinese or Thai-inspired spa services, thatched-roof bungalow accommodations with private outdoor showers, a lagoon-style swimming pool, and starlit dinners on the Sunset Dock, Palapa Point, or a secluded, reserved sliver of Harbor Point Beach. Plus, getaway packages including ‘Romance Begins When…,’ ‘Starry Moonlit Skies and Sensual Evenings,’ and ‘You Had Me at Hello’ will be leaving you both starry eyed.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Photo courtesy of Mauna Lani Resort
There’s nothing grander than a day at the beach with the one you love. Romance reigns at the Mauna Lani, set along the shores of the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, with its oceanfront dinners featuring live music, beachfront bungalows with private plunge pools and whirlpools, and couple’s treatments at the Hawaiian-inspired Mauna Lani Spa.
Richmond Nua Wellness Spa
Couples are in for a romantic treatment at Richmond Nua Wellness Spa, located on the shores of Lake Sapanca, with side-by-side spa services such as the signature 135-minute Nua SPIRIT Couple experience, a combination of a Rasul session, foot massages for two, and his-and-her full-body massages and hydrotherapy baths. In addition, there’s a ‘Honeymoon Package’ currently available—where amenities like two-night lodging, the Nua Spirit couple’s treatment, and his-and-her facials are an ideal gift for both you and your Valentine.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
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When a resort hires its own director of romance, you know the property is serious about offering you and your significant other an oh-so-sweet retreat. The Phoenix-based Royal Palms’s Cupid coordinates everything from candlelight dinners under the stars to turned-down beds trimmed with rose petals to will-you-marry-me proposal plans. Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the resort is minutes from downtown Scottsdale.