World’s Top 10 Couple’s Treatments

Writer Zoe Louise Cronk | Published October 28, 2013

Romance and luxury go hand in hand,so it comes as no surprise that many of the world’s most lavish resorts havepaired the two with sumptuous spa-ing to create a pamper package that treatsboth you and your other half. From urban escapes to tropical nirvanas, selectyour setting then enter these havens of relaxation to truly unwind and indulgealongside that special someone. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you the mostdecadent treatments for two, selecting those that are renowned for theirluxurious nature, from spa facilities and effective results to breathtakingviews and romantic inclusions.

 

  • ANGSANA SPA VELAVARU AT ANGSANA VELAVARU, MALDIVES

     

    Snorkelling and surfing are just two of the many activities that the action-packed holiday for two can include at the Angsana Velavaru resort in the beautiful Maldives. For the relaxation-craving couple however, the award-winning Angsana Spa beckons with the two-hour Duet package, where your side-by-side pamper sessions begin with a skin-buffing 30-minute body polish for each of you, using a soft almond milk blend for her and a tropical fruit scrub for him. Indulgent hour-long massages come next, and while he enjoys a revitalising half-hour Indian Head Massage, her skin is left glowing thanks to a 30-minute face massage. A sensual bath is the romantic finale, along with light refreshments to revive you back to reality.

    www.angsanaspa.com

  • SENSE, A ROSEWOOD SPA AT ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

     

    Reconnect and spend time together in a place of utter decadence, courtesy of the Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, where the Sense, A Rosewood Spa’s Escape Together retreat will restore balance and harmony to you as a couple. Held on the deck overlooking the ocean, a private yoga session specially designed for twosomes provides a tranquil start to your retreat, shortly followed by a 60-minute Seaside Sedation Massage that combines Swedish methods with a variety of other techniques to soothe muscles, while reducing tension and fatigue. You’ll then be left alone to enjoy your private terrace, hot tub and tropical fruit plate while reveling in the luxury of this exotic Caribbean locale. www.rosewoodhotels.com

  • AURIGA SPA AT CAPELLA, SINGAPORE

     

    The 12,000-sq-ft Auriga Spa is nestled within one of Sentosa Island, Singapore’s most lavish resorts, offering a sanctuary for comfort and rejuvenation. Designed in contemporary Asian style, it has nine experience rooms with private gardens, vitality pool, ice fountain and herbal steam bath. The PS I Love You couple’s treatment invites you and your better half to an afternoon of bliss, which begins with a relaxing foot ritual and Cleopatra foot scrub using sugar salt, honey and rose petals to buff and cleanse the skin, followed by a two-hour massage with soothing rose and jasmine oils. Completely calm and with skin as soft as silk, you can both then relish the romance in a candlelit bath enriched with organic ylang ylang and rose petals, before enjoying tea and scones in the private garden. www.capellahotels.com

  • MANDARA SPA AT SOFITEL FIJI RESORT AND SPA, FIJI

     

    The Mandara Spa at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy time together on the picturesque island of Fiji. Opt for the Couples Retreat Ritual and be treated to 60-minute, full body massages performed in tandem in the couple’s suite, followed by relaxation for two in the Hydrotherapy Jacuzzi. Each of you will then be pampered with an hour-long facial tailored to suit male and female skin. While she reaps the benefits of the Elemis Visible Brilliance facial, designed to reduce signs of ageing and improve the skin’s moisture and elasticity, he’ll receive the Elemis Urban Cleanse for Men that provides a complete skin detox and defense against daily pollutants. After several hours of paired indulgence, you’ll emerge happy together with glowing complexions, loose muscles and a smile. www.mandaraspa.com

  • THE PENINSULA SPA AT THE PENINSULA HONG KONG, HONG KONG

     

    The Time Together package at The Peninsula Spa is an ideal treat for the cosmopolitan couple looking for some romance and escapism in Hong Kong. Inclusive of time in the spa facilities with amazing harbour views, such as the Asian Tea Lounge, Crystal Steam Room and sauna, each half of your loving duo will be treated to a full body exfoliation and 90-minute aromatherapy massage in the private couple’s suite. You can also take advantage of the spa’s unique heat experiences, private steam showers and the whirlpool for two. As if all that wasn’t enough, the package also includes a healthy, three-course poolside lunch to nourish you inside and out. www.peninsula.com

  • THE SONG SAA SANCTUARIES AT SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND, CAMBODIA

     

    In a romantically secluded setting where the elements of nature are combined with the utmost luxury, the beauty of Cambodia is best experienced at the Song Saa private island. Directly translated to ‘The Sweethearts’, the resort exudes an exotic calm; a vibe only enhanced by the resort’s spa, where the Couples Connect treatment provides the perfect opportunity for an intimate afternoon. Spend 150 minutes with that special someone at your side, while the treatment brings balance and harmony to the chakra system. It focuses on the chakras of water, heart and crown using pure essential oils of rose, orange blossom and jasmine; all included to stimulate ‘the flow of love’. You and your spouse will both be treated to a full body scrub, Kundalini back massage, decadent Ananda facial and the ancient Ayurvedic practice of Shirodhara, resulting in a beautiful connection of not only you as a couple, but also of mind, body and spirit. www.songsaa.com

  • THERMAE BATH SPA, UNITED KINGDOM

     

    Renowned for its 18th-century architecture and Roman decor, the Thermae Bath Spa remains the only place for guests to experience the natural, mineral-rich thermal waters that made the city famous. Set in the World Heritage Site of Bath, UK, the spa’s open-air rooftop pool delivers spectacular views across the cultural metropolis and surrounding hills, providing a picture-perfect setting for romance and spa delight. As for the Time for Two package, it includes a delicious two-course meal and time to make use of the spa’s bath and steam facilities, as well as the couple’s choice of a four-hour treatment, the most popular of which is the signature Watsu for two. This graceful Zen shiatsu massage involves being cradled by a therapist in the warm thermal waters while the body is gently stretched and guided through a series of movements. Combining massage and acupressure, the Watsu provides relief from tension and leaves muscles soft and supple. www.thermaebathspa.com

  • TALISE OTTOMAN SPA AT JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY, DUBAI

     

    Step into serenity with the Romance 1001 Roses package for two at the Talise Ottoman Spa in Dubai. Sitting within the plush Jumeirah Zabeel Saray resort on man-made island Palm Jumeirah (named for its palm tree shape) and complete with fabulous views of the Arabian Gulf, the spa covers 8,000 sq m, making it one of the largest in the Middle East. Performed in the mezzanine VIP section (that also houses the spa’s hammam), the blissful couple’s treatment begins with a skin-softening milk Jacuzzi with bubbly and fresh strawberries. Afterwards, you and your partner will be left alone to experience the detoxifying sauna and relaxation room. Ready to be pampered, you’ll both then head to the treatment rooms for your 60-minute aromatherapy massage, specially designed to relax and recharge. www.jumeirah.com

  • THE SPA AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI AT JIMBARAN BAY, BALI

     

    For the fairytale spa experience, head to The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, set in an idyllic ocean-edge location within a traditional Balinese garden. The holistic treatments take place in gorgeous beachfront pavilions, with the ultimate must-try for your devoted twosome being the Love & Connectivity package. It focuses on bringing balance to the heart chakra; the body’s centre for unconditional love that governs well-being and emotions, such as compassion, forgiveness and generosity. Performed side-by-side, this tender treatment combines a foot wash, scrub and massage using rose oil and warmed rose quartz crystals to stimulate circulation, reconnect body and mind and bring each of you to a place of inner stillness. Afterwards, you’ll share a romantic rose oil bath designed to restore equilibrium, leaving you relaxed and at peace with yourselves and each other. www.fourseasons.com

  • ANARA SPA AT GRAND HYATT KAUAI RESORT AND SPA, HAWAII

     

    As well as being one of the world’s most romantic, tropical destinations and a popular setting for proposals, weddings and honeymoons alike, Hawaii is also home to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa’s beautiful Anara Spa. Offered within, the sumptuous Pilialoha Journey for two uses ingredients that are indigenous to the region. The Kauai Clay Ritual provides a decadent beginning to this five-hour treatment, in which a full body scrub using a blend of coconut oil and native awa (a relaxation-inducing, stress-relieving plant also known as kava) is performed with warm stones. A volcanic clay mask infused with aloe, awa and herbal noni is then applied to soften and hydrate the skin, which is then rinsed off in the outdoor shower for two. Finish up with custom Anara facials, a delicious lunch and his and hers pedicures. www.anaraspa.com