8 Great Spas to Visit with Someone Special
1. At Solstice Spa
in Leavenworth, WA, couples can take a steam together, then relax with a foot soak while drinking sparkling cider and eating chocolates by the fire in a specially appointed suite before having an hour-long, side-by-side massage.
2. Miraj Hammam Spa
in Vancouver, B.C., is a 'hammam' (traditional Turkish spa) and offers a unique twist on the usual spa experience. Wearing nothing but a nervous grin, couples lay on marble slabs, rubbed down with black basalt (volcanic rock), massaged then treated to Middle Eastern tea and sweet cakes in a harem-style lounge.
3. The Millcroft Inn and Spa
in Caledon, ON, offers a number of couples' packages centered around the traditional Japanese "Ofuro" bath ritual which includes an exfoliating body polish and soaking phase in a specially designed tub that facilitates deep relaxation before going onto a massage.
4. Aqua Terra Spa
in Nanoose Bay, B.C., offers a couple's package that consists of chocolate massages and body scrubs, followed by chocolate milk bath for two with chocolate martinis and truffles in a solid granite soaker tub.
5. Willow Stream Spa
, located in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, AB, has a spectacular 400 sq-ft couple's suite that features a Japanese soaker tub for two. One very popular package provides couples with instruction and then leaves them alone to play with a selection of muds, masques and baths.
6. The Village Spa
in Long Island, NY, has a long list of couples' packages, including the Champagne Package which includes a lobster dinner for two, champagne and three-tier desserts alongside the treatments.
7. The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental
in New York, is a five-star spa offering exquisite treatments and the couple's suite has a fireplace and antique Chinese bed for, ahem, relaxing after whatever treatments you choose to enjoy.
8. Bellagio Spa
, Las Vegas, NV, offers couples the chance to learn how to float their partner in a warm Watsu pool (a salt-water pool heated to the exact temperature of your body) so they can enjoy a tandem soak after the hour-long massage and before moving onto a 50-minute facial.