A relaxing spa vacation is a perfect way to spend more time with your partner while indulging in relaxing treatments. Not to mention that a spa vacation package for two is a great romantic gift idea for that special occasion. Many spas offer special suites for couples where you can indulge in a side-by-side massage. Browse spa getaway ideas in New York City, Mexico, Italy and the Maldives.
Los Cabos, Mexico, For Couples
Marquis Los Cabos is located in the Cabo Real section of Los Cabos, Mexico. A spa getaway at the Marquis Los Cabos Resort consists of lounging by the pool, room service breakfast on the private terrace of your suite and long relaxing body treatments at the Spa Marquis.
If you are feeling adventurous, there are many activities to choose from in Los Cabos, ranging from golf to biking tours. All of the suites at the resort offer ocean views. If you are looking for something special, ask for one of the Marquis suites which come with a private pool, a living room, bedroom and bathroom. You can request a spa treatment right in the privacy of your own suite, a great idea for honeymooners. If you are looking for a vacation package, check online for Mexico vacation packages and specials.
The Spa on Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como is a romantic getaway one hour from Milan, Italy. Set right on the shores of the lake is the luxurious Villa d'Este, originally built in 1568 as a summer residence for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. Since that time, Villa d'Este has been the playground of an empress, an English Queen and various aristocrats, until 1873 when it was transformed into a luxury hotel.
Anyone looking for a romantic place to settle for a few days need look no further than Villa d'Este. Spend a few days at this lakeside retreat and enjoy fine dining, several rejuvenating spa treatments, the classical gardens, and views across the lake. Villa d'Este is open from March to mid-November. Find out more about Villa d'Este.
Over-water Bungalows in the Maldives
Soneva Gili Resort & Spa in the Maldives is a romantic spa idea for anyone who is looking for a place where the rooms are anything but ordinary. The rooms at the Soneva Gili Resort & Spa are all over-water bungalows. There are three piers extending from the island which allow guests to reach their rooms.
For the ultimate in romantic privacy the resort even has rooms that are accessible only by boat. The roof sundecks, floating sun deck and open-air private bathrooms are all features bound to make even the most picky honeymooners happy on their romantic getaway. The resort has a luxury spa, pool, and a scuba diving school, as well as numerous other water based activities. The romantic vacation doesn't end when it's time for dinner either. Guests can have dinner in their villa or on a pontoon boat while watching the sunset.
The resort offers several beach vacation packages, including romantic getaway packages, that can be better deals than the regular room rates.
New York City Spas
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York is one of the trendiest New York City spas and also one of the most expensive. For a 1 hour 20 minute Shiatsu Massage expect to pay $305. Located on the 35th floor of the new Time Warner Center near Central Park, the spa offers a calm setting and a menu of relaxing therapies.
The spa measures 14,500 square feet in size and includes a fitness center and a 75-foot indoor lap pool. Facilities include seven rooms with personal showers, vitality pools, amethyst crystal steam rooms, Experience showers, his and hers Relaxation Lounges and an oriental-style Tea Lounge. Couples can rent a private VIP Spa Suite with a separate changing room, steam sauna and a fireplace.
The Spa at The Peninsula New York offers an extensive menu of body, skin, and hair-care treatments. If you visit around lunchtime, enjoy a healthy meal by the pool after your spa appointment. Treatments at the Peninsula New York Spa include Swedish, shiatsu, and reflexology massages, body wraps, foot wraps and facials.
Affinia Wellness Spa at The Benjamin Hotel in New York City and an urban day spa featuring holistic spa treatments, including Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage and Foot Reflexology. The interior of the spa follows the Practice of Feng Shui and provides the most relaxing setting. Treatments at Affinia begin with a soothing aromatherapy footbath of lavender which you can enjoy as soon as you put on a plush cotton robe and slippers.
More Spa Ideas
The Spa at Pinehurst features six private spa suites perfect for side by side massage for couples. After a relaxing massage, you can play a round of golf on one of the resort's eight golf courses.
The Spa at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, located 30 minutes from San Francisco, offers a Couple's Package which includes an Essential Oils Bath or a Fresh Lavender Wrap, followed by a simultaneous Couples Massage in the couple's treatment room. Browse more beach and spa vacation ideas.