No matter your age or time spent together, most couples can agree that sometimes the most romantic thing you can do together is absolutely nothing. Time spent away from the home and office, and away from everyday stressors (we’re looking at you, smartphones) is time spent reconnecting with your significant other, and rediscovering your center so they can reconnect with the real you – not overworked, over stressed, and overloaded you. Spa retreats are our favorite way to de-stress and unplug, while completely rejuvenating the skin and body, and we assure you that if your partner is showing signs of resistance, one glass of champagne and a deep tissue massage are sure to do the trick. Read on to discover our favorite locale’s for a romantic spa retreat.
The One & Only Palmilla – Los Cabos, Mexico
Nestled on the coast of the Baja peninsula, The One & Only Palmilla offers stunning views of the greater Los Cabos area and the Sea of Cortez. Divided between 13 ultra-private villas, the One & Only spa offers couples an intimate and personalized experience. The In Harmony Pre-Designed Treatment Combo is our favorite couple’s treatment – which includes a one-on-one consultation to ensure you and your partner get exactly what you want. The treatment includes a full body exfoliation, head to toe massage, and a personalized facial based on your skin’s needs. Trust us when we say that the One & Only will leave you and your partner feeling like your best selves. The best part? You can relax by the pool afterwards while a Latin guitar trio gently plays in the background. Heaven.
The Mandarin Oriental – Manhattan, New York
Situated at the summit of Manhattan’s Time Warner Center, The Mandarin Oriental is a piece of pure tranquility overlooking the constant buzz of the city. The hotel’s luxurious spa menu is long and varied but the common thread linking all of its treatments is their commitment to high end luxury and style. If you’re looking to get some serious rest, relaxation, and romance with your partner, look no further than the Mandarin’s VIP Couple’s Escape. The experience gives couples sole access to the hotels’ 650 square-foot private spa suite fit with a private bath, steam shower, side-by-side massage tables, and relaxation bed. Couples will receive a private bath, followed by a full body couples’ massage, “private time,” and a bento meal.
Rayavadee – Krabi, Thailand
If crossing state-lines isn’t quite far enough, might we suggest taking things international in a major way by opting for the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi, Thailand? Pictures don’t do this sprawling estate justice. The resort spans over 26 acres of lush tropical landscapes, making it an ideal locale for nature-loving couples looking to seriously unplug and unwind. We suggest the Romantic Holiday spa package for couples looking to treat themselves and reconnect while also immersing themselves in Thai customs and healing practices. The package includes a trip to the sauna, a floral bath experience, full body massage punctuated by all of the herbal tea your heart desires.