With Valentine's Day around the corner, we've compiled a list of the best over-the-top destinations for couples to indulge in the ultimate spa treatments and a romantic getaway for two.
The MODERN Honolulu (pictured above) is a lifestyle hotel conveniently located at the edge of Waikiki where polished sophistication and laid-back luxury combine to create an ideal resort getaway for romance. The 353-room urban resort is noted for its chic not overdone design, friendly service and unparalleled guest experiences near Hawaii’s most popular destination, Waikiki. The Modern Honolulu provides a romantic island getaway for two with features such as a pleasure welcome amenity, couples massages at The Spa, daybeds at the hotel's adult-only Sunset Pool featuring a private "beachscape" and bar overlooking the ocean and an intimate chef’s choice dinner at Morimoto Waikiki. This Valentine's Day, The Modern Honolulu is offering two special spa treatments.
Chocolate & Berries Antioxidant Facial
Revitalize winter skin with a sinfully sweet treat. This powerful antioxidant facial infuses the skin with anti-aging berries and incorporates an organic chocolate mousse hydration masque capable of reviving all skin types.
60 min | $165
Light My Fire Massage for Two
Engage all the senses with our hottest massage which uses only the finest 100% natural massage candle oil. Done side-by-side under romantic candlelight, this is the ultimate pampering with your special someone in our private Couple’s Suite. Guaranteed to please, this unforgettable treatment that will leave you feeling relaxed, hydrated & simply glowing. A take-home souvenir is included with this special package.
60min | $350
Both Valid 2/1-2/28/14 only
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, www.ranchovalencia.com
Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property, providing an enchanting Valentine's Day escape. Romantic aspects of the property's 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas include spacious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and oversized steam showers, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and private patios boasting whirlpools. Rancho Valencia offers an array of amenities ideal for romantic getaways including lavish couple's massages in the award-winning spa, private yoga sessions for two in the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, couple's tennis lessons, private wine tastings in the resort's hidden wine cave and candlelit dinners in the captivating on-property restaurant, Veladora. The Spa at Rancho Valencia also offers couple's spa treatments such as Love, a two-hour spa package that includes a custom-blended essential oil and clay sun bake, bath soak, rinse and couple's massage followed by a private lunch in a cabana at the spa pool. Nearby, couples can enjoy a sunset hot air balloon ride over Del Mar or horseback riding in Rancho Santa Fe.
Party of Two
Butter Brulee Bath Soak for Two (30 min), Whipped Honey Scrub (30 min) and Honey Moisture Massage (60 min) finish with champagne toast and chocolate dipped strawberries Instantly silky and soothing feel to the skin in the bath soak. Moisture exfoliation, high concentration of Vitamin E that brings lasting, radiant-looking skin. 120 minutes | $650 for two
Rancho La Puerta | Tecate, MX, www.rancholapuerta.com
Rancho La Puerta is the original “fitness resort” and spa welcomes some 140 guests each week to its 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows in Baja California, Mexico. All facilities and land are for the exclusive use of guests who come for an entire week, Saturday to Saturday, or partial-week stays of three or four nights. It's a unique romantic escape for women and men offering over 80 fitness classes including TRX, yoga, pilates and advanced hiking trails as well as spa treatments and therapeutic sessions. In addition to fitness and spa experiences, the Ranch offers daily lectures and workshops to inspire guests. Each week the Ranch has visiting guest speakers, talented performers and workshop leaders—authors, politicians, musicians, artists, MDs and other leaders in their fields -- to present afternoon learning experiences and evening lectures. Guests can enjoy a Couple’s Massage that can set the tone for a romantic spa-going experience, because it’s designed to be shared with a significant other. 50 minutes – $180 or 90 minutes | $310
THE US GRANT Hotel, San Diego, CA, www.usgrant.net
A San Diego Icon since 1910, The US GRANT San Diego hotel, is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps from top shopping, dining, and entertainment, and a short drive from the destination's world-renowned beaches, museums and family attractions. THE US GRANT's Grand Lobby, adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork gives guests a preview of their modern and elegant guest rooms. This Valentine's Day, couples can spend a romantic weekend escape at the historic hotel with a special romance package.
A Lesson in Love
Gift your Valentine an overnight getaway steeped in relaxation and romance, and with rewards that keep giving well after your departure.
• One hour massage class for couples to learn basic at home massage techniques
• Couples spa gift of massage oil, bath salts and aromatherapy candle
• Package rates starting at $329
• Valid all days of the week in February
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Four Day Advance Purchase Required. Package is fully pre-paid and non-refundable.
Laniwai, the Spa at Aulani
The Hawaiian word laniwai (lah-nee-vai) means "freshwater heaven," and the spa lives up to its name with more than 150 treatments, including the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden on the island of Oahu. With 18,000 square feet indoors and 5,000 square feet outdoors, the area includes a 2,000 square-foot Lift Fitness Cardiovascular Center, 15 treatment rooms and a full-service salon for hair, makeup and nail services.
Laniwai offers 15 treatment rooms including a couples room and a flex room for treatments for two-plus guests. Treatments include body polish, vitality baths, massage, body treatments, facials, outdoor treatments. Signature therapies include Lomilomi massage incorporating lomilomi "pressure point" sticks and warm river stones; and Kilikili, including exfoliation and massage with coconut oil under streaming jets of warm waters. Laniwai also features herbal pools, reflexology path, six rain showers, cold and hot whirlpools, as well as "Nature's Soaks," 25-minute vitality baths infused with flowers, fruits, herbs and oils.
Couples experiences include:
Honi Honi “Sealed with a Kiss” Duet
Achieve pure relaxation together in your private suite. This treatment begins with a lomilomi couples massage, followed by a tropical body butter kiss.
Ohia Lehua “Love Story” for Two
Begin with a blended exfoliation of your choice; then enjoy a lomilomi massage with a tropical body butter kiss, all in your private couples suite.
Pili Aloha “Loving Companionship”
Rejuvenate yourselves with a duet body exfoliation, couples massage and facial of your choice, all in the intimate environment of your private suite.
Priced at $625 for two.
Ladera - Soufriére, St. Lucia, www.ladera.com
Celebrate Valentine's Day 10,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea with exquisite views of the Piton Mountains. Taking advantage of its natural surroundings, Ladera offers a distinctive design in guest accommodations with its "open wall" concept. The west side of all 32 suites is left open to expose the breathtaking views while maintaining complete privacy. Learn the proper way to massage your partner's back, neck and shoulders while in the comfort of your own suite with Ladera's Massage Your Mate spa treatment. Prices start at $150 USD.
Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT, www.topnotchresort.com
Located in the charming village of Stowe, VT, the 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art spa at Topnotch Resort has the perfect romantic treatment for couples this Valentine's Day. The 2 hour couples deluxe session in the luxurious couples spa suite begins with a fireside foot massage followed by an 80 minute massage on side by side tables. Couples can also enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne while they are relaxing in the suite.
Kin Spa at Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, CA
Take the time to reconnect. This February 2014, enjoy 'Love in the City' at Kin Spa & Salon. Full body massages that refresh and relax, facials using only the highest quality natural ingredients, manicures and pedicures, hair styling, rejuvenation treatments that transform your skin and much more, all await you in this stunning environment overlooking the San Diego Bay. Call 619.358.6699 to schedule your experience.
• Carrie and Mr. Big Couples Massage
- 50 min. massage for two
- Enjoy two complimentary cocktails with breathtaking view of San diego at Top of the Hyatt
Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA and Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA
The beachfront Aquaterra Spa at Surf & Sand Resort is a tranquil oasis. With an emphasis on oceanic properties, the spa features an indoor lounge and treatment rooms, private outdoor relaxation areas and soothing water features. The California coast inspires Aquaterra’s selection of natural beauty and skin care treatments that embody the natural elements of ocean and earth.
The award-winning Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn features an outdoor spa garden and patio area with treatment casitas in which guests can receive treatments outdoors. A saline Spa Pool is adjacent to the garden area and features seven cabanas for relaxation. In 2008, readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted it the best resort spa in North America.
The spas at both properties offer an extensive array of massages, facials, and body treatments. Guests can select from rejuvenating spa treatments such as deep tissue massage, holistic massage, hot stone massage, the Made-to-Order facial, and paraffin treatments, to name a few. They also offer seasonal Made Fresh Daily spa treatments that incorporate specially selected scents and ingredients that complement the seasons of the year. Each Made Fresh Daily experience includes a body wrap, scrub and massage as well as a food and beverage offering and a take home recipe to recreate the spa experience at home.
Chocolate Lovers: Romance Month Made Fresh Daily Treatment
• 80-minute escape, $175
• chocolate chip scrub
• chocolate wrap
• chocolate massage
• served with a glass of champagne + chocolate sweet treat
• full of antioxidants
• helps boost skins moisture content
• contains caffeine which helps speed up circulation
• temporarily tightening skin
Heavenly Meltdown Pedicure by Farmhouse Fresh
• 50-minutes, $60
• butter brûlée milk soak
• sweet cream salt scrub
• sundae best chocolate softening mask
• sweet cream body milk lotion
Ocean Crest Spa at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa I Carlsbad, CA, www.oceanfrontcarlsbad.com
Celebrate the entire month of February with your special Valentine and enjoy an unforgettable romantic escape to Ocean Crest Spa. Renew, relax and indulge, as the magical healing powers of the sea inspire California's most acclaimed spa experience. Offering a spectacular coastal setting with the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean just steps away, Ocean Crest Spa offers a warm, intimate, caring spa environment, with truly personalized attention provided by a team of expertly trained professionals.
Valentine's Day Couples Packages
• Delightful Pedicure for Two: Side by side Merlot Pedicure for him and her in a private setting in a Jacuzzi massage chair, while you are having a fine glass of wine. More than your standard pedicure, this therapeutic treatment includes a merlot scrub, followed by an invigorating foot and leg massage, using delightful merlot oil to revitalize tired feet. Stimulates blood circulation. Leaves feet soft, well groomed and polished. - $120.00
Valentine's Day Spa Package for Her - $290.00
• Full dry body brush followed by an exquisite chocolate wrap based on organic cocoa to reduce contours, smooth orange-peel skin and eliminate stress. Delightful creamy and warm wrap stimulates the senses, releases tension and produces well-being.
• Followed by Osea slow aging facial. This organic facial is a powerful anti-oxidant treatment, reaches to the deepest levels of the skin to scavenge free radicals, solving the problems of fine lines, deep wrinkles, rough skin and Hyper pigmentation. Reduces photo aging.
• Followed by a decadent chocolate pedicure in a Jacuzzi massage chair. This pampering pedicure includes a crystal scrub followed by a chocolate mask and foot and leg massage.
• Enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries while you enjoy this choco-therapy.
Valentine's Day Spa Package for Him - $290.00
• 50-minute aromatherapy massage
• Followed by our Exclusive Om4men Facial, customized for his specific skin type. This organic facial incorporates exfoliation, deep pore cleansing and a soothing and hydrating mask along with a facial toning massage.
• Followed by a decadent express chocolate pedicure in a Jacuzzi massage chair. This pampering pedicure includes a crystal scrub followed by a chocolate mask and foot and leg massage.
• Enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate cover strawberries while you enjoy this chock-therapy.
L'Auberge de Sedona | Sedona, AZ, www.lauberge.com
Warm Ginger Scrub-For Valentine's Day, L'Auberge de Sedona is offering the Warm Ginger seasonal scrub, an oil including essence of ginger, cinnamon, and orange blended with organic sugar and used to gently exfoliate dry winter skin. This luxurious treatment is completed with white tea body butter which will leave your skin rehydrated and silky smooth. A 60-minute Warm Ginger Scrub treatment is $145.
L'Auberge de Sedona will be offering a special Valentine from the Spa which will be a small custom-made flower remedy, Infinite Love spray from Lotus Wei for all guest rooms on Valentine's day.
L'Apothercary-In February, L'Auberge de Sedona will be debuting L'Apothecary at the spa, a place for guests and Sedona visitors to draw upon the destination's rich bounty of healing botanicals and fragrant herbs and flowers. L'Apothecary will offer the ingredients and supplies for guests to concoct and design their own bath salts, body scrubs, oils and masques with elements found in Sedona, including rosemary, clay, piñon pine, juniper and more. One of the Southwest’s foremost luxury retreats, nestled on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s renowned Red Rock region is L'Auberge de Sedona. The spa at L’Auberge offers luxurious treatments infused with natural ingredients as well as outdoor, creek side services.
Salamander Resort & Spa - Middleburg, VA, www.salamanderresort.com
Offering unparalleled luxury in the D.C. region, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect destination to celebrate Valentine's Day with relaxation and romance. Throughout the month of February, Salamander Spa will offer an 80-minute "Romancing Stones" hot stone massage utilizing romantically blended essential oils. The treatment will cost $210 on weekdays and $230 on weekends and will include a nourishing scalp enhancement and takeaway delight. Couples can also enjoy a dual massage therapy in the Salamander Spa Couple’s Suite, which features a private, wrap-around stone patio and garden, outdoor whirlpool, pedestal tub, multi jet shower, stunning fireplace and twin treatment tables.
Twin Farms - Barnard, VT, www.twinfarms.com
Twin Farms is an intimate, all-inclusive country hideaway set amidst 300 acres of meadowlands and woodlands in an unspoiled valley, 15 minutes north of Woodstock in Barnard, Vermont. The 20 room Relais & Chateaux property is the only five-star experience in Vermont and offers a romantic Valentine's Day escape unique unto itself. The property overlooks snow covered mountains and feels like a secluded retreat for each guest of the adults-only property. Twin Farms' Out of the Woods Spa provides couples massages in guests' private accommodations using local Vermont spa products. Couples can also warm up in the property's 104 degree Japanese-style soaking tub (Furo) - swimsuit optional.
Paresa Resort, Phuket, Thailand, www.paresaresorts.com
The Spa by PARESA in Kamala offers a heavenly sanctuary inspired by Thai ancient healing for you and your lover this Valentine's Day. The Paresa Spa features 5 double treatments suites with soothing baths and steam showers where you and your loved one can relax after on your private balcony over looking the sunset on the Andaman Sea.
Dima Spa Suite
The Dima Spa Suite is the perfect romantic setting for you and your lover at the Paresa Resort. Experience pure sensual indulgence on the spacious outdoor deck, perfect for private candlelight dining and daily relaxing spa treatments. Your true relaxation and rejuvenation luxury experience that you can share with your loved one. An island bathroom surrounded by your private pool and an island bathtub makes the perfect tropical romantic bathing retreat. A steam room and spa treatments with daily massages makes this your spa oasis for you and your sweetie.
Burj Al Arab | Dubai
This Valentine's Day, lovers can indulge at Burj Al Arab in Dubai with the Romantic Moonlight Swim - an exclusive spa experience. Promising an evening of sheer luxury and love, the Romantic Moonlight Swim takes place in the serene environment of Burj Al Arab’s Talise Spa, perched nearly 500 feet in the sky above the Arabian Gulf.
The treatment begins with a soothing 55-minute couples massage to relax and unwind. Next, the couple is led to their own infinity pool adorned with floating rose petals, with the glimmering moonlight and sweeping views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf serving as the only backdrop. The experience is complete with Burj Al Arab’s bespoke beverages and personalized music to refresh the body and soul. As a memento of the evening, guests are gifted with white-chequered Burj Al Arab bathrobes. This unique experience costs $1,905 USD / AED 7,000 per couple.
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