It doesn’t get much better than embarking upon a romantic spa getaway for a bit of well-deserved pampering. Even if it’s just a weekend excursion, a spa getaway is not only a great way to escape the daily rigors, but it can also reinvigorate both the body and a couple’s relationship. With lavish spa treatments like massages with grapeseed oil or an elegant massage with coconut oil, there’s the perfect spa treatment to suit anyone’s taste. Here is just a small sampling of some of the best spas for couples in America.
Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
Perched within the rolling hills above the internationally acclaimed Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil consistently ranks as one of the world’s best hotels and certainly one of the most romantic. Located on 33 gorgeous acres atop Rutherford Hill, just minutes from the town of Rutherford, the elegant country inn features a Michelin-starred restaurant, high-end fitness center, optional wine tasting tours and the fabulous 7,000-square-foot Auberge Spa. The award-winning spa offers a number of spa packages specially designed for couples, including the Meritage, a full body exfoliation with wine pairing, a Couples Loving Massage and Fireside Lover’s Retreat, a restorative three-hour, all-inclusive spa experience for couples with sparking wine and culinary treats. In the evening, couples can enjoy Wine Country cuisine at the Michelin-rated Restaurant Auberge du Soleil before relaxing in one of the 50 elegantly styled bedrooms and suites.
Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 E. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Blending world-class charm with modern elegance, the Boca Raton Resort and Club is unquestionably one of the world’s premier resort destinations. Featuring a half-mile private beach, exclusive accommodations and two of South Florida’s best championship golf courses, the luxury resort also boasts Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 pick for the world’s best spa. The enormous Waldorf Astoria Spa, with architecture inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Spain, offers 44 treatment rooms within the 50,000-square-foot facility and an extravagant menu of spa services. A top choice for couples is the Spa Staycation Package, a specially created package in observance of Waldorf Astoria’s two 2014 awards as the world’s top-ranked spa and top resort spa in America.
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive
Kihei, HI 96753
With 40 treatment rooms from a colossal 50,000-square-foot facility, Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea is the largest spa in the Hawaiian Islands. Consistently regarded as one of the best in the world, Spa Grande features Italian marble floors, carved mahogany walls, Venetian chandeliers and spectacular views of the Maui coastline. Spa Grande offers a number of ku’uipo (sweetheart) packages, including the Luxurious Lavender for Two, with side-by-side lavender butter massages and lunch for two and the Royal Niu Dream for Two, including side-by-side coconut exfoliations, a 25-minute coconut milk bath and 50-minute massages with coconut oil. The day can be capped by a romantic sunset dinner at Wailea Beach, followed by a stay in one of the luxury beachfront accommodations.
L’Auberge de Sedona
301 L’Auberge Lane
Sedona, AZ 86336
Couples can indulge themselves with an exquisite Love Series package at L’Auberge de Sedona, an award-wining luxury resort amid the red rocks of Sedona. Resting along the banks of Oak Creek, the L’Auberge de Sedona Spa offers romantic packages for two for all occasions, including The Maiden Voyage, The Proposal, The Honeymoon and The Anniversary. Also on the menu is The Elopement package, featuring a romantic dinner, two nights in one of the resort’s sophisticated accommodations, massage for two and a six-course dinner with wine pairings and champagne toast. The Babymoon package completes the Love Series menu, complete with a breakfast credit, four-course dinner at L’Auberge Restaurant with a customized menu for the mother-to-be, a maternity spa treatment, healthy late-night snacks and a baby journal. L’Auberge de Sedona has been awarded the most romantic hotel in Arizona, in addition to a number of other industry awards, including Condé Nast’s 2014 Gold List and best hotel in Sedona.
St. Regis Aspen
315 E. Dean St.
Aspen, CO 81611
Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the award-winning St. Regis Aspen is this year’s selection as world’s best hotel spa by Travel+Leisure. An enchanting winter wonderland throughout the popular ski season, the St. Regis Aspen features 179 guest rooms, a personal butler service, fine dining and the Forbes Four Star Award-winning Remède Spa. Among the exceptional spa services for couples are the Remède Shared Indulgence, with a 60-minute massage and 60-minute facial for two, and The Great Bath, featuring an aromatherapy bath followed by 60-minute massages. Also on the spa menu are the Rocky Mountain Ritual, a full body treatment with 30- to 90-minute massages, and a Mother-to-Be package, featuring a 60-minute customized facial, 60-minute manicure and 60-minute pedicure.
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Randy Yagi is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. In 2012, he was awarded a Media Fellowship from Stanford University. His work can be found on Examiner.com Examiner.com.