Spa getaways offer a relaxing way for couples to re-connect, go on a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary. Spas in the U.S. and around the world offer unique services and treatments designed especially for the romantic couple.
Understanding that peoples' tastes vary, this list covers a diverse range of romantic ideas.
You can take art classes from local artists, plan a trip to a scenic island destination, or visit a city spa offering innovative services. Several properties that made our list let you combine relaxing visits to the spa with sunbathing on the beach.
1. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Southern California
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At the Ojai Valley Inn, couples have a unique opportunity to develop inner creativity, enjoy many different activities and sample treatments at the spa. Book one of the Spa Penthouses on the top floor of Spa Ojai and enjoy 1,500 square feet of living space, a fireplace, balcony and easy access to the spa below. The 31,000 square-foot Spa Ojai is one of the top wellness centers in the world, offering two pools, a Moroccan fountain and a signature 50-foot bell tower. Guests have access to a diverse choice of fitness classes, golf, tennis and other sports. The Artist Cottage & Apothecary offers art classes taught by local artists, including painting, precious metal jewelry making and silk scarf painting. Sign up for the custom blending class at the Apothecary and discover your own personal scent - you can even order a customized product line.
Dining at the Ojai Valley Inn is a treat for the senses. The restaurants and cafes at the resort village have beautiful outdoor terraces where you will get a chance to sample healthy farm-to-table cuisine featuring dishes which incorporate ingredients from the resort's own herb garden. Cafe Verde serves Asian-inspired spa cuisine indoors, on the terrace and by the pool. The Oak, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves farm-fresh dishes. Jimmy's pub is the place for delicious cocktails and casual dining. If you are in a hurry to get to the golf course or the beach, Joe 'n Go offers a quick take-out menu. (855-697-8780).
2. Uma by Como, Punakha in Bhutan
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Bhutan is a scenic Himalayan country which remains hidden and undiscovered to most of the world. Uma by Como is located in the northern valley of Punakha in Bhutan, perfect for exploring the culture and myths of this ancient land. You will be surrounded by green valleys, paddy fields, ancient monasteries and the towering snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. COMO Shambhala Retreat is a beautiful getaway offering Asian-inspired treatments in a spiritual setting. Choose from body therapies, facials, signature massages and traditional stone therapies. The couples suite is perfect for a day of pampering with your loved one.
The property offers nine rooms as well as one and two bedroom villas with tunning views of the valley. You can see the sweeping countryside and the meandering Mo Chu river from your private terrace. Bright wall paintings from local artisans and sheesham-wood furniture adorn the guest accommodations. One bedroom villas come with terraces, a separate dressing area and a cozy bedroom. You will love the traditional Bhutanese designs in the two-bedroom villas which have a dining area with panoramic views. Outside you will find hydrangeas, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. Bukhari is the premium restaurant, serving traditional Bhutanese flavors and international delicacies. Bukhari is one of the finest restaurant in Bhutan and uses locally sourced produce in its dishes. Bukhari open-plan lounge and bar is chic and elegant, offering delicious cocktails and mock tails along with the finest beers and wines. (+975 8 271597).
3. Carillon Miami
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Carillon Miami Beach is a unique getaway, featuring a great spa, elegant accommodations, gourmet dining, a range of activities and packages.
The 70,000-square-foot Wellness Center is the largest in Florida. Sign up for fitness classes, swim laps in the pool, conquer the two-story climbing wall, and attend wellness classes.
Beautiful suites range in size from 720 to 1,200 square feet. Enjoy private terraces with ocean views, HDTV system with integrated Internet access and fully-equipped kitchens. If you have any romantic requests, remember to ask when planning your trip. There are several dining options to choose from. You may also like: 20 Best Things To Do in Miami This Weekend.
4. The Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa
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Get a massage with a view of a 28-foot waterfall at The Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa near Ottawa, Canada. The spa offers a diverse menu of relaxing treatments, outdoor hot tubs and a lounge with complimentary snacks. Book a couples' massage, pedicure or a 4-hour romantic spa package with dinner. Guests are accommodated in the historic Main Mill building or in the LEED-certified Eco River Lodge which has a honey bee apiary on its roof. The honey produced by the apiary is used in the hotel kitchen. For a unique experience, ask for one of the suites in the original grain silos or a River Grand room with a whirlpool, fireplace and river views.
Muse restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the falls, complete with a diverse selection of boutique wine, and dishes prepared with local ingredients. In the morning, choose from buffet or a la carte breakfast. On weekends, there is live music.
Activities include cross-country skiing, hiking, yoga and meditation gardens. Explore the beautiful Gatineau Park with its lakes, forest and rivers. The town of Wakefield is home to charming shops, cafes and restaurants.
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5. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, New Mexico
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Located between Sante Fe and Taos, the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is a firm favorite for a relaxing and regenerating spa getaway. These natural mineral springs have been providing travelers with hot, healing waters since the 1800’s. Today visitors can choose from a range of accommodation options including the historic old hotel, romantic cliff-side suites and even some vintage glamping trailers. Soaking in one of the 8 natural mineral pools features high on visitor’s agendas, but there is also a full-service spa offering massages, body treatments and much more. The resort offers other fun activities including yoga, hiking, mountain biking and bird watching.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, 50 Los Banos Dr, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
87549, 877 977 8212
6. Sugar Beach
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Having access to a white sandy beach in the Caribbean can only help your sense of wellbeing and relaxation. Visit the scenic island of St Lucia and stay at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. The unique rainforest retreat will make you feel like you've gone back in time and ended up in an ancient village. Treatment rooms are surrounded by lush tropical plants. The couples suites are spacious - a couple of different layouts are available, so be sure to let the hotel know your preferences.
7. Arizona Biltmore
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The wellness center at Arizona Biltmore utilizes organic ingredients in its treatments. Couples can get a side-by-side Couples Massage which uses a specially created aromatherapy blend of essential oils to release stress and relax the senses. If you visit from October through April, the couples massage is performed in the outdoor massage cabanas.
8. Indian Springs in Napa
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When you are touring Napa Valley, stop at Indian Springs in Calistoga which specializes in mud bath treatment services. Immerse yourself in warm black mud, produced by mixing 100% hand-sifted Indian Springs volcanic ash with hot mineral water. The mud bath soothes muscle aches, increases blood circulation and exfoliates the skin. Before and after your treatment, relax next to the Olympic-size mineral pool, open from spring through fall.
In addition to the mud treatment, Indian Springs offers an array of massage services, including basic Swedish massage, deep tissue, Acupressure and pregnancy massage. And best of all, you can combine a relaxing mud bath with a massage during your visit. The Lodge has been completely renovated, offering 24 guest rooms with private patios. (707-942-4913).
Alternatively, book the Couple's Suite at Hotel Healdsburg in California's wine country which has its own private garden, spacious soaking tub for two, and two side-by-side massage tables where you can get pampered in style. Floor-to-ceiling plantation shutters can be closed during the treatment and opened again so that you can walk into the private garden.
9. Algodon Mansion
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Check into the all-suite Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, Argentina where you can get pampered at Le Spa and relax next to the rooftop pool. Couples have access to the steam room, sauna and treatments from Stendhal Paris, based on Swiss and French techniques. After a visit to the spa, head to the open-air lounge by the pool to sip drinks and relax. The suites at Algodon Mansion feature luxury amenities such as fireplaces, lavish bathrooms and wet bars. They are decorated with original works of art, Italian Calacatta marble and French Limestone. The Pillow menu lets you select the perfect pillow to get a good night's sleep. Algodon Royale Suites are the largest, offering 1,200 square feet of living space, a robe menu and late check-out. Have a romantic dinner at Algodon Club & Wine Bar which offers an extensive collection of Argentinean wines.
10. The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda
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Aromatherapy is healing for the body and mind. The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda offers couples soothing treatment options in a relaxed island setting. If you live on the East Coast, you can travel here for a long weekend of pampering and relaxation.
11. Casa Colonial in the Dominican Republic
Ideal for couples and honeymooners, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in the Dominican Republic sits on a sandy bay overlooking the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The design of the property combines old-world elegance and contemporary style to offer guests stylish suites and a Feng Shui-inspired spa. >Book a massage in one of the outdoor treatment gazebos surrounded by a tropical pond and waterfalls for a unique experience. Or if you prefer, the 12,400 square foot spa also has 10 indoor treatment rooms, including two couples rooms with a large whirlpools and terrace facing the ocean. Honeymooners can book a side-by-side massage, detoxing wrap, aromatherapy and facials.
The most relaxing spot in the house is next to the signature infinity rooftop pool which overlooks the sea from its elevated location. For best views, book a table at Lucia, the hotel restaurant which overlooks the mangrove lagoon and offers gourmet dishes coupled with an extensive wine list. If you want to experience something unique on your honeymoon, be sure to ask. The hotel can arrange a rose petal bath or a romantic dinner on the beach with candles. There are many activities to try in the Dominican Republic, ranging from scuba diving to cultural tours and golf. The hotel concierge is available 24 hours a day to assist you. VacationIdea.com Tip: Have a romantic lunch on the beach on your honeymoon, or head to the hotel's sister property Gran Ventana to play golf.
12. The Fairmont Orchid
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At the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii, the couples suite is set on top of a waterfall. You can watch the water cascading under you through the hole in the massage table while you are receiving a treatment. Afterwards, relax in the secluded garden area with a drink.
13. JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson
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Unwind at the spa and relax in the sun next to one of the four swimming pools at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Other activities you can enjoy include hiking, biking and horseback riding in the 50,000-acre Tucson Mountain Park. The Country Club has 27 holes of Arnold Palmer-designed Sonoran Desert golf and a 20,000 square foot clubhouse with men's and women's locker rooms, a shop and two restaurants with amazing mountain views. The guest rooms all have a private balcony or patio with views of the mountains, the course, swimming pools or city lights.
Guests can choose from 15 executive suites, 14 luxury suites featuring separate dining and living room, four 1,500 square-foot hospitality suites, and for the ultimate accommodation, two grand presidential suites complete with a private study, dining room and kitchen. Nearby attractions include the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Park West, and the Pima Air & Space Museum. Choose from numerous dining options for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. The Signature Grill serves meals with a Southwestern flair. After a round, enjoy grilled specialties at the Catalina Steakhouse in the
Starr Pass Club. You will find health wraps, salads and juices at Blossom, a good choice for those trying to eat more healthy foods. Other dining options include Salud, Primo and Plunge. The property is 13 miles from Tucson International Airport. Take a taxi or rent a car. (888-236-2427).
14. Lake Austin Spa Resort
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Located just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, Lake Austin Spa Resort is nestled in a beautiful lakeside setting. From the moment you step inside the resort you will feel all your tensions and stresses melting away. The accommodations are tasteful and luxurious, designed to offer a relaxing home-from-home ambiance – for a special treat you should consider booking the Premier Hot Tub Cottage. The spa is consistently voted in the Top 10 in America and offers all the treatments you would expect including massages, facials and much more. Besides relaxing at the spa, the resort offers various fun outdoor activities and fitness sessions. More info
Lake Austin Spa Resort, 1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732, 512 372 7300
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15. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista, CA
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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, South California has all the necessary ingredients required for a world-class spa getaway. The accommodations are luxuriously appointed to offer couples all the peace and tranquility they deserve as part of their getaway experience. Spa programs are designed to combine total relaxation with fitness, healthy nutrition and more. On arrival you will take a mini-tour of the spa to see what is available and to choose your preferred activities and treatments. In addition to a full menu of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, you can also enjoy a round of golf, play some tennis and enjoy a wine tasting.
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, 29402 Spa Havens Way, Vista, CA 92084, 888 373 8773
16. Romantic Spa Getaways: Shou Sugi Ban House, Watermill, NY
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When your mind and body yearn for serenity and pampering, the Shou Sugi Ban House in Watermill is the place to go. Located close to the ocean, this oasis of peace and regeneration offers couples a holistic and sustainable spa experience in a natural setting. All the overnight spa experiences have been designed to include multiple healing treatments and programs, enhanced by comfortable accommodation and delicious plant-based meals prepared from locally sourced organic vegetables and superfoods. Guests will be asked to select the spa treatments they prefer for their wellness experience when they make their booking – these include various hydrotherapy options, massages, body treatments, facials and other life-enhancing therapies.
Shou Sugi Ban House, 337 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976, 631 500 9049
17. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is a luxury resort in Orlando, Florida, with a wellness center that measures 40,000 square feet in size and a championship golf course. A popular getaway, the resort offers the Ritz Kids program, children's pool and playground. The resort, adjacent to the 1,000-room JW Marriott, is part of Grande Lakes Orlando.
Play golf, visit Orlando's themed attractions, go shopping, take tennis lessons and relax by the pool.
There are 584 guestrooms, including 56 Club Level rooms and 66 suites. The rooms are spacious, measuring at least 480 square feet in size, and decorated with hand painted Italian furniture.
Every room has a private balcony with panoramic views, and marble bathrooms with two sinks, and a separate bathtub and shower.
Choose from 9 different restaurants serving New World Cuisine, grilled foods, steaks and healthy cuisine at the Cafe.
Book your appointments and golf tee times before you go, especially in high season, to make sure that you get what you want. (407-206-2400).
18. Cowley Manor in the English Countryside
Cowley Manor is a country getaway located in the Cotswolds, one and a half hours from London. Don't let the 1850s exterior fool you - this manor is quite unlike any other traditional country estate. The property has been completely redone in contemporary style. The interior and its 30 guest rooms feature clean-cut, stylish and relaxed decor. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful English countryside, featuring lakes, cascades, ponds and formal gardens. The spa features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, sauna, steam rooms, and four treatment rooms. If you are planning a family trip, the hotel offers playroom facilities, and nannies by request. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed. The food is perfect for the health-conscious, prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients. (01242-870-900).
19. Four Seasons Lion Palace St Petersburg
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St Petersburg is located in a 19th-century Russian royal palace originally built for Princess Lobanova-Rostovskaya. The property is located near the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum. There are 177 guest rooms, including 26 suites with scenic city views. Enjoy the impressive four-level luxury spa with six treatment rooms. The couples suite has a private lounge and is ideal for a romantic getaway. The top level has a relaxation pool with natural sunlight through the glass dome. The steamy Russian-style sauna, complete with birch branches to invigorate the skin, is a must-try.
The property has two signature restaurants with entrance on St. Isaac's Square. The restaurants are decorated in ornate traditional style with rich woods, marbles and crystal. The Italian restaurant Percorso has an open kitchen and a private dining room for 12 guests. The Asian restaurant Sintoho serves Japanese flavors with northern Asian influence in a contemporary setting (+7 (812) 339 8000).
20. COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali
When you need to escape the normal and embrace the magical, think no further than the unforgettable COMO Shambhala Estate in Ubud, Bali. The stunning resort is the perfect place to surrender to nature and enjoy a holistic wellness sanctuary. The unique location of the resort, surrounded by jungle and sun-drenched pools offers guests fabulous luxury accommodation in rooms, suites or villas. Wellness activities include massage therapies tailored to your needs, luxurious body and facial treatments, hydrotherapy and Ayurveda Therapy. You can also enjoy activities like river rafting and hiking through the pristine jungle. You can sample the unique and delicious flavors of Indonesia at Kudus House or partake of special healthy meals at Glow.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, +62 361 978888
21. Island Getaway in Thailand
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Spa Naka on Naka Island features beautiful design, including an open-air sircular pool surrounded by a stone path that appears to be floating on the surrounding water. Luxury villas on the island are luxurious and offers awesome views of the water.
22. Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa, Chile
Sublimely located on Chiloe Island, off the coast of Patagonia and close to the Chilean Lake District, the Tierra Chiloe Hotel beckons visitors with a unique wellness and adventure experience. The guestrooms are luxuriously appointed and all offer great views out over the mesmerizing island landscape. Guests can do as much or as little as they choose; if you are looking for adventure activities you can try horseback riding, land and sea tours, hiking, biking, kayaking and sailing. After a busy day of exploration the spa is waiting to sooth those muscles with a decadent massage, body treatment and sauna.
Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa, Sector, San Jose, Castro, Los Lagos, Chile, +56 3252 5950
23. Overwater Treatment Rooms - Bora Bora
Honeymooners should head to the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort which has one-of-a-kind overwater treatment rooms. Couples will also have access to the unique hydrotherapy, beauty care and gentle energy areas at the spa. Deep Ocean Spa is the first thalassotherapy center in the South Pacific.
24. Romantic Spa Getaways: Tambo del Inka, Valle Sagrado, Peru
Peacefully nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s, Tambo del Inka skillfully combines luxury and serenity. The name of the resort derives from the ancient Inca culture, where a Tambo was a place located along the roadside to provide shelter and food. Tambo del Inca takes this responsibility to a whole new level, offering guests elegant and modern suites and guestrooms, access to the on-site Kallpa Spa, the fitness room and an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool. Besides enjoying relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, guests can enjoy a range of other experiences including mountain biking, trekking, horseback riding and private rail tours to Machu Picchu.
Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley, Ave Ferrocarril S/N, Urubamba 08660 Peru
+51 84 581777
25. The Retreat Hotel at Blue Lagoon, Iceland
There is nothing quite like Iceland’s magnificent Blue Lagoon, where geothermal waters rich in silica and sulfur offer a range of health benefits. Staying at the remarkable Retreat Hotel at Blue Lagoon will take your visit to a whole new level. Every aspect of this modern hotel has received accolades, including the architecture, the lighting, the hospitality and the wellness facilities. Some of the rooms even have private access to a geothermal pool. The Retreat Spa offers a range of unique experiences you will not find at any other facility including in-water massages and other decadent delights including the popular Blue Lagoon Ritual.
The Retreat Hotel and Blue Lagoon, Norðurljósavegur, Iceland, +354 420 8700
The 25 Perfect Romantic Spa Getaways & Fun things to do near me today:
- 1. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Southern California
- 2. Uma by Como, Punakha in Bhutan
- 3. Carillon Miami
- 4. The Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa
- 5. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, New Mexico
- 6. Sugar Beach
- 7. Arizona Biltmore
- 8. Indian Springs in Napa
- 9. Algodon Mansion
- 10. The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda
- 11. Casa Colonial in the Dominican Republic
- 12. The Fairmont Orchid
- 13. JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson
- 14. Lake Austin Spa Resort
- 15. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista, CA
- 16. Romantic Spa Getaways: Shou Sugi Ban House, Watermill, NY
- 17. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
- 18. Cowley Manor in the English Countryside
- 19. Four Seasons Lion Palace St Petersburg
- 20. COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali
- 21. Island Getaway in Thailand
- 22. Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa, Chile
- 23. Overwater Treatment Rooms - Bora Bora
- 24. Romantic Spa Getaways: Tambo del Inka, Valle Sagrado, Peru
- 25. The Retreat Hotel at Blue Lagoon, Iceland