If you’re like us, life is feeling pretty hectic these days – and with the holiday season just around the corner, that’s only going to amp up. That said, if you’re part of a pair, it’s hard to score some downtime a deux. Everyone loves a little pampering, so why not meld the best of both worlds with your significant other and opt for a soothing retreat from the everyday by checking into one of the city’s top-notch spas? We’ve done the dirty work and tested a few out ourselves (trust us, it was hard). Here are our top three romantic spa treatment picks that are perfect for couples.
Willow Stream Spa | Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5550
Ritual of Two—90 minutes, $479
Get cozy in the luxurious couples’ spa suite at the Willow Stream Spa, and take time to reconnect. Following your therapist’s instructions, choose from a variety of masks, scrubs and baths, then be left to perform the treatments on each other. After a romantic soak in the Japanese-style tub as you gaze out at stunning panoramic views of the city and harbour, receive side-by-side full-body aromatherapy massages. And to end your spa-day, make your way to the beautifully-designed, outdoor terrace that features meditation pods, hot tubs, cabanas, and just relax.
CHI, The Spa | Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 West Georgia Street, 604-695-2447
Enchanted Journey – 3 hours, $790
You and your squeeze can enjoy hours of bliss together in CHI’s over 800-square-foot suite for couples. This state-of-the-art treatment room has its own fireplace, private bath, shower, relaxation lounge, changing and vanity areas – your own private oasis.
Relieve stress and assist your body’s natural healing with the pairing of the CHI Skin Polish (an exfoliation with mineral salts and citrus oils) and Hot Stone Massage. Included in your spa journey are a welcome CHI foot bath and a choice of either a relaxing aroma spa bath or a warming aroma steam shower.
Sense, A Rosewood Spa | Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-682-5566
Georgian Revival Massage – 80 minutes, $360
Situated on the fourth floor of the elegant Rosewood Hotel Georgia is the plush boutique spa, Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Here, the two of you will float off to spa heaven as you are pampered.
The Georgian Revival Massage blends aromatherapy (starts with warm oil being poured down your spine) with traditional Swedish massage techniques. After your 80 minutes of absolute bliss, you are invited to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the spa’s relaxation lounge. While wrapped up in a cozy blanket, sip on refreshing cucumber-and lemon-infused iced water, or a warm cup of vanilla rooibos tea before joining the real world again.