12 Romantic Spa Vacations
Spa vacations 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 spa ideas, whether you are looking for a spa & beach vacation or a getaway that lets you learn about healthier eating. You can take art classes from local artists, plan a trip to a scenic island destination, or visit a city spa offering innovative services you can tell your friends about. If you have time, travel to a remote island in Bora Bora or Thailand where spas draw inspiration from native healing traditions.
1. California's Wine Country Spa Hideaways
Book the Couple's Spa 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. Other romantic vacation ideas in Napa and Sonoma include Indian Springs, Milliken Creek Inn, The Napa Valley Lodge and The Carneros Inn.
2. Overwater Treatment Rooms - Bora Bora
Honeymooners should head to the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa 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. Bora Bora Nui Resort also has a nice spa.
3. Island Spa in Thailand
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. The Surin Phuket is another great option for couples.
4. Healthy Cuisine, Art and Spa in California
At the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, couples hava a unique opportunity to adopt healhier eating habits, develop inner creativity at the Artist Cottage and sample unique treatments at the spa. The Artist Cottage offers art classes taught by local artists, including painting with oils, pastels and watercolor; precious metal jewelry making and silk scarf painting.
5. Spa Suite with a Fireplace near Scottsdale
The "Suite” Escape" at The Boulders near Scottsdale (from $1,900 for 6 hours) gives the romantic couple access to the Sun Suite which overlooks the unique boulders from the private veranda. The spa package includes 8 50-minute treatments and access to the suite's amenities including a private outdoor whirlpool, fireplace and steam shower. The couples also receives a healthy spa lunch. Other romantic spa resorts in Arizona include The Phoenician, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Miraval Spa and Starr Pass Marriott. Find more Scottsdale Vacation Ideas.
6. Combine Spa Treatments with Relaxing on the Beach in the Caribbean
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 spa 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 at the spa are spacious - a couple of different layouts are available, so be sure to let the hotel know your preferences.
7. Organic Treatments in Arizona
The Spa 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. Spa and Beach in St. Barts
Isle de France in St. Barts is a romantic vacation with luxurious accommodations and a beautiful spa. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, get couples treatments at the spa, and have romantic dinners on the ocean's edge. Surrounded by natural beauty, your bodies will rejuvenate and re-connect to nature and each other. Look for specials from May to October which is low season in the Caribbean.
9. Canyon Ranch in Miami Beach
Head to the new Canyon Ranch in Miami Beach for spectacular views, stylish accommodations and innovative treatments at the spa. The spa is huge, measuring 70,000 square feet. It's the largest spa in Florida. Couples can take fitness classes, relax in the Aquavana thermal suite, try the climbing wall, and choose from a diverse range of healing therapies.
10. Aromatherapy in Bermuda
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 to the spa for a long weekend of pampering and relaxation.
11. Feng Shui Spa in the Caribbean
Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in the Dominican Republic has a Feng Shui Spa. Couples can book a massage in an outdoor gazebo where tropical waterfalls provide a romantic backdrop during the treatment.
12. Hawaiian Spa over the Waterfalls
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. Click here for more top luxury spa resorts.