How to plan a couple’s spa retreat

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How to plan a couple’s spa retreat

A spa is the perfect choice for couples seeking some quality time away. Whether for a few hours, a day or a weekend, there are plenty of options to create your perfect couples’ spa package. In this article, we take a look at some of these options to give you an idea of how you can tailor that perfect couples’ spa day or mini break.

When you think about it, a couples’ spa break makes perfect sense! After all, a spa provides all the ingredients you need for romance: luxurious surroundings, a relaxing atmosphere and no outside distractions! Many venues now offer spa packages for couples. These are specifically tailored for two and can include lunch, dinner and even glass of bubbly!

 

 

Spa days

If you only have a few hours (or a limited budget), a couples’ spa day, or even a half day, can provide the perfect romantic mini escape. While each venue will offer something different, a spa day generally includes a choice of treatment and full use of the leisure facilities. Some spa packages might also include lunch. There are lots of day spa options available, most of which begin at 9am or 10am, so you get plenty of time to indulge and enjoy all the venue has to offer. Even though they are short in duration, a spa day or half day can still provide a relaxing couples’ getaway, perfect for an anniversary, or simply for a few hours away from the daily routine.

Spas you might like:

Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club in Darlington offers a relaxing Time Together His and Hers Spa Day, which includes full use of the terrific facilities, as well as a round of golf for one, a back massage for one and a voucher to use towards food.

The Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre offers a Time for Two Pamper Day that includes a choice of treatments and use of the facilities. A wonderful mini-getaway in the heart of the city!

Overnight stays

While spa days are great for those with limited time, there’s nothing like packing a bag and disappearing for a night (or two) away from home. In addition to pampering, a spa weekend for couples can include a range of other activities. The facilities and treatments available vary between spas, but all will offer a wide variety of options. These might include a swimming pool, gym, sauna or golf. You also spend the night in luxury accommodation and may enjoy an evening meal and breakfast the next day. A further advantage of a longer spa break is that you get time to explore the surrounding area. Many spas are set within beautiful surroundings, which can turn a spa experience into a true romantic break.

Spas you might like:

Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf and Spa in Shropshire offers a one night Essential Spa Break for Two that features a free Rasul mud therapy treatment, plus a choice of treatment, dinner, breakfast and a host of other goodies.

Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork City, County Kerry offers a one night Coupled up in Cork Spa Break that features a choice of treatment, dinner at the hotel’s bistro, full use of the facilities and a hearty full Irish breakfast. A tranquil setting that is located close to local attractions.

Treatments for couples

Whether you choose a day or a longer break, one of the great things about a spa for couples is that you might get to share some of the treatments on offer. For example, facials and massages can be enjoyed side-by-side, so you both get to relax and unwind while the therapists go to work. It’s worth checking ahead to time to make sure the spa offers this option. Additional treatments you might like to try are a relaxing Hammam steam bath, indulgent Rasul mud treatment or invigorating hydrotherapy.

Spas you might like:

Casa Day Spa on London’s Edgware Road offers a Moroccan-inspired Two of a Kind Pamper Day, which includes a Hamman steam plus other treatments, as well as complimentary fresh fruit, Moroccan tea and sweets.

Oulton Hall in West Yorkshire offers a fabulous private VIP room that features a steam room and whirlpool, as well as the services of the expert spa therapists. The spa also offers a Double Up Spa Day for two that includes a glass of bubbly, lunch, salt & oil scrub, a choice of treatment and use of the sumptuous facilities.

Adding an extra touch of romance

When you book a couples’ spa break, there may be some extra touches that ramp up the romance. These can include a glass of Prosecco to enjoy on arrival, or even a bottle of wine in your room if you opt for an overnight stay. Make sure you contact the spa ahead of time if there’s something you would like to arrange for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary.

Spas you might like:

The Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Derbyshire offers a one-night Romantic Getaway Spa Package that features a treatment, evening meal, full English breakfast and use of the facilities. You’ll even find a bottle of house wine and fruit with dipping chocolate waiting for you in your room on arrival!

The Beauty Island Sanctuary in West Sussex offers an all-day Romantic Escape that includes a couples’ footbath, treatments for him and her, a glass of bubbly, and an hour in the hydrotherapy pool/sauna. You can also pre-book lunch (at an extra charge) and there is a complimentary bunch of flowers for the lucky lady or gent.

Gifting a spa break

A couples’ spa break can also make the perfect gift. After all, what could be a more valuable present than the gift of time together? If you don’t want to book a specific spa day or overnight break, you can purchase a voucher that can be redeemed at a future date.

Spas are often thought of as the perfect way to indulge in some much-needed ‘me’ time. But, as we’ve shown, spa breaks can also be an ideal way for couples to get away from the stresses of daily life and enjoy some relaxing quality time together: for a day, overnight, a weekend or a mid-week break.

If you’re ready to book that special couples spa day, weekend or mini-break, or would like more information, browse our site or get in touch with us today on 024 7671 6192.

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