The World's Most Romantic Spas

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

The World's Most Romantic Spas

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Most spas tout the "three R's:" relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal. But we've rounded up a global list that embraces a fourth "R" – romance. Aromatic mineral pools and private, candlelit, seaside massage terraces are just a few of the perks found in our favorite romantic spas.

Most spas tout the "three R's:" relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal. But we've rounded up a global list that embraces a fourth "R" – romance. Aromatic mineral pools and private, candlelit, seaside massage terraces are just a few of the perks found in our favorite romantic spas.

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Occitania Spa at La Pleta
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Rafaelhoteles by La Pleta (Arán Valley, Spain)

The Occitania Spa in this tranquil mountain lodge feels like a calming, aromatic cavern, with flickering candles, and a mysterious atmosphere. Indulge in a Turkish bath, Swedish saunas, bi-thermal shower, and plenty of other features for you and your significant other to enjoy. Beyond the spa, head outdoors for Alpine skiing, mushing, mountaineering, and everything snow.

The Occitania Spa in this tranquil mountain lodge feels like a calming, aromatic cavern, with flickering candles, and a mysterious atmosphere. Indulge in a Turkish bath, Swedish saunas, bi-thermal shower, and plenty of other features for you and your significant other to enjoy. Beyond the spa, head outdoors for Alpine skiing, mushing, mountaineering, and everything snow.

Spa at Atlanta InterContinental Buckhead
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InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)

Soothe yourself at Jurlique Spa, an urban, eco-friendly facility, centered on holistic treatments that incorporate pure, organic, and herbal products. Before or after your treatment, gallery hop in trendy South Buckhead, shop the area's boutiques, then tuck into the hotel's onsite Southern Art restaurant for a modern take on Southern fare.

Soothe yourself at Jurlique Spa, an urban, eco-friendly facility, centered on holistic treatments that incorporate pure, organic, and herbal products. Before or after your treatment, gallery hop in trendy South Buckhead, shop the area's boutiques, then tuck into the hotel's onsite Southern Art restaurant for a modern take on Southern fare.

Spa at The Coeur d' Alene Resort
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Coeur d’Alene Resort (Coeur d’Alene Resort, Idaho)

The eponymous resort unfolds in northwest Idaho's sweet and scenic town of Coeur d'Alene, set on the shores of one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, just a 40-minute drive from Spokane, Washington. At the spa, relax surrounded by waterfalls, fountains, and lake views from every window. Unwind in the natural elements shower that has 19 showerheads. 

The eponymous resort unfolds in northwest Idaho's sweet and scenic town of Coeur d'Alene, set on the shores of one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, just a 40-minute drive from Spokane, Washington. At the spa, relax surrounded by waterfalls, fountains, and lake views from every window. Unwind in the natural elements shower that has 19 showerheads. 

Spa at Sofitel Los Angeles
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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, California)

Between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, this property has a romantic spa set within perfect proximity of shopping and nightlife. SoSpa features heated-rock foot soaks and offers foot massages before every treatment. Shop with the stars in the designer boutiques on Rodeo Drive or explore walkable L.A. neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Silverlake.

Between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, this property has a romantic spa set within perfect proximity of shopping and nightlife. SoSpa features heated-rock foot soaks and offers foot massages before every treatment. Shop with the stars in the designer boutiques on Rodeo Drive or explore walkable L.A. neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Silverlake.

Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso
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Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Los Cabos, Mexico)

This resort embraces a stretch of beach between the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and the festive Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Take treatments in your suite, private terrace, or the spa's outdoor desert garden. Treatments here incorporate ancient rituals, therapies, indigenous plants, water, crystals, and other natural elements for ultimate rejuvenation. 

This resort embraces a stretch of beach between the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and the festive Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Take treatments in your suite, private terrace, or the spa's outdoor desert garden. Treatments here incorporate ancient rituals, therapies, indigenous plants, water, crystals, and other natural elements for ultimate rejuvenation. 

Spa at Ojai Valley Inn
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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (Ojai, California)

Nestled against the Topa Topa Mountains, southern California's Ojai is dotted by ancient oaks, scented by lavender fields and orange groves, and crisscrossed by horse trails, creeks, and bike paths. In a whitewashed adobe with heirloom herb gardens, fountain courtyards, and working fireplaces, this historic Spanish-style spa-resort is a cozy, romantic hideaway. The spa has recently undergone some enhancements to expand spaces, like the serenity lounge. 

Nestled against the Topa Topa Mountains, southern California's Ojai is dotted by ancient oaks, scented by lavender fields and orange groves, and crisscrossed by horse trails, creeks, and bike paths. In a whitewashed adobe with heirloom herb gardens, fountain courtyards, and working fireplaces, this historic Spanish-style spa-resort is a cozy, romantic hideaway. The spa has recently undergone some enhancements to expand spaces, like the serenity lounge. 

Spa at Mandarin Oriental Prague
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Mandarin Oriental Prague (Prague, Czech Republic)

This luxury hotel is set in Prague's fairy-tale-like Mala Strana neighborhood, an ideal base for romantic city walks. Built in the 14th century, this former chapel-turned-spa emanates mood, atmosphere, and beauty. Relax in the tea lounge before your treatment; the couples suite is made up of two underground rooms connected by a gothic corridor with a private relaxation area.

This luxury hotel is set in Prague's fairy-tale-like Mala Strana neighborhood, an ideal base for romantic city walks. Built in the 14th century, this former chapel-turned-spa emanates mood, atmosphere, and beauty. Relax in the tea lounge before your treatment; the couples suite is made up of two underground rooms connected by a gothic corridor with a private relaxation area.

Hashani Spa at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort
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JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort (Tucson, Arizona)

The bright and airy Hashani Spa at this property highlights its Southwestern theme with saguaro sculptures and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tucson Mountain Park. Treatments combine modern beauty and health technology with ancient healing techniques and traditions inspired by the indigenous people of the region, using the Saguaro cactus. 

The bright and airy Hashani Spa at this property highlights its Southwestern theme with saguaro sculptures and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tucson Mountain Park. Treatments combine modern beauty and health technology with ancient healing techniques and traditions inspired by the indigenous people of the region, using the Saguaro cactus. 

Spa at The Palms Turks and Caicos
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The Palms (Turks and Caicos)

Grace Bay Beach, where pink flamingos glide overhead and perfectly formed conch shells are scattered about the powdery white sand, is a mere 75-minute flight from Miami. Tranquil, torchlit reflecting pools envelop this neo-colonial resort's award-winning spa, which spreads across more than an acre's worth of meditation areas, including a lush garden filled with a cluster of intimate treatment cottages. The Mother-of-Pearl Scrub has a mix of hand-crushed conch shells, sea salt, and aromatherapy blend, plus a one-hour massage.

Grace Bay Beach, where pink flamingos glide overhead and perfectly formed conch shells are scattered about the powdery white sand, is a mere 75-minute flight from Miami. Tranquil, torchlit reflecting pools envelop this neo-colonial resort's award-winning spa, which spreads across more than an acre's worth of meditation areas, including a lush garden filled with a cluster of intimate treatment cottages. The Mother-of-Pearl Scrub has a mix of hand-crushed conch shells, sea salt, and aromatherapy blend, plus a one-hour massage.

Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort
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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek (Vail, Colorado)

While at this swanky resort, enjoy slopeside views from your massage table and soak in the aromatic mineral pool at the spa. Retreat to the five-step water sanctuary, 23 treatment rooms, heated indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, salon, and the modern fitness center. Beaver Creek has 1,625 acres of skiable terrain, a yearly average of 330 inches of snowfall, and 300 days of sunshine, so be sure to get outdoors for skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.

While at this swanky resort, enjoy slopeside views from your massage table and soak in the aromatic mineral pool at the spa. Retreat to the five-step water sanctuary, 23 treatment rooms, heated indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, salon, and the modern fitness center. Beaver Creek has 1,625 acres of skiable terrain, a yearly average of 330 inches of snowfall, and 300 days of sunshine, so be sure to get outdoors for skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.

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