When it comes time to choosing a destination for a romantic getaway, there is nothing quite as alluring as a spa break, giving you and your partner a chance to relax and be pampered together. Whether you are seeking out something extra special for Valentine’s Day, or simply want to treat your other half to a blissful weekend away, these romantic spa getaways are worth taking a closer look at.
Sycamore Springs Resort & Spa, California, USA
Situated on over 100 acres of pristine woodland in the breathtaking Avila Valley, the Sycamore Springs Resort and Spa consists of 72 luxurious rooms and suites, each with their own private patio or balcony, complete with individual hot mineral spring tubs. The spa’s emphasis is on the restorative powers that naturally heated mineral water can bring to the body, and in addition to the individual hot tubs, guests can also enjoy a hot tub located on a picturesque hillside, as well as the resort’s Oasis Waterfall Lagoon. The spa has won numerous awards for the fantastic quality of their treatments, offering everything from a Wine Therapy Massage that makes use of hand-blended oils containing grape seed extract for its high antioxidant properties, to the Tranquillity for Two, consisting of an integrative couple’s massage.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland
Located in the majestic Swiss Alps, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel offers a five-star luxury mountain retreat with an exceptional spa, designed by Mario Botta, a famous Swiss architect. The spa, known as the Tschuggen Bergoase, is huge, 5000 meters squared to be exact, and constructed with granite taken from the Alps themselves. Spread out on four floors, the spa’s facilities include an indoor and outdoor relaxation pool, a swimming and sports pool, a hydrotherapy area, a fitness center and treatment rooms. The spa also offers a mountain sauna, complete with a snow terrace, a bio-sauna, ice zones, and even a chill-out lounge with its very own fireplace.
Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali, Indonesia
With 77 acres of land set high atop a cliff on the southwestern coast of Bali, the Ayana Resort and Spa provides a romantic tropical hideaway right next to the sparkling ocean. This five-star resort has a spa that was voted the best spa in the world in the Conde Nast Traveller’s 2010 Readers Awards, with each of the treatments provided having been exclusively developed for Ayana. The resort offers a variety of special spa packages for couples seeking a romantic getaway, featuring body scrubs, flower baths and body massages for the both of you. For those interested in something a little different, the spa is home to the one of the largest Aquatonic Seawater Therapy pools, a ritual that dates back over 5000 years and brings an impressive array of benefits to the body and skin.
From California to Switzerland to Indonesia, there are, without a doubt, some spectacular romantic spa getaways around the world. The next time you start to feel the stress of everyday life begin to affect you, take some time out and head for one of these getaways for a few days of relaxation, tranquillity and, of course, lots of passion!