We’re big believers in showing your partner you care every day of the year, and not just Valentine’s Day… but if ever there was a time to make a grand gesture, this would be it. From spiritual escapes in the Himalayan foothills to dreamy sunsets on the shores of Bali, here are a few of our favourite luxury romantic wellness retreats that make the perfect Valentine’s getaway or gift.
On the remote Sumba Island, Nihi Sumba is a beach bum’s dream to live out every tropical beach fantasy you’ve ever had. Ride horses along the shoreline and watch dreamy sunset from the pool. Everything at Nihi is done with a sustainability and wellness twist, so health-conscious couples can unwind knowing that their wellness needs, the environment and the community is taken care of. Book with Compare Retreats and get a complimentary massage for two—choose between chilling at the Boathouse Spa, or having a romantic in-room treatment.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Overlooking the holy town of Rishikesh and the sacred River Ganges, Ananda Spa is perched among the lush forests of the Himalayan foothills. While there’s no dedicated ‘couples’ retreat, the seclusion of this palatial resort makes it ideal for couples looking for an intimate escape. The six-night Ayurvedic Rejuvenation programme offers next-level pampering for you to destress, while Vedanta lectures will give you a new perspective on how to approach and strengthen your relationship. Book with Compare Retreats, and enjoy a complimentary visit to Rishikesh to see the Ganga Aarti with your loved one, a prayer performed daily at sunset by the River Ganges.
Six Senses Uluwatu
High on clifftops overlooking Bali’s southern coast, Six Senses Uluwatu’s prime location is just the beginning of a long list of assets. Eco-conscious couples will love the resort’s sustainable approach to hospitality, enjoy delicious dining (did we mention unlimited ice cream?) and a whole host of activities from yoga to Watersport to suit every style, whether you want a relaxed getaway or an adventure for two. Couples on the Ultimate Experience Retreat can choose between a couples spa treatment, or four course dinner at Crudo, and guests booking with Compare Retreats will benefit from a complimentary room upgrade.
If you’re short on time this Valentine’s Day, why not opt for an urban staycation? The Murray Spa in Hong Kong, located in the centre of the vibrant city, offers a one-night Spa Indulgence package, designed for two to enjoy its exceptional spa. The package includes the Barbara Sturm Instant Glow Facial, an afternoon tea experience, and use of the vitality pool, swimming pool and gym facilities. Plus, if you book with Compare Retreats, you’ll get a complimentary room upgrade to make your romantic staycation even more special.
Four Seasons Langkawi
Located in South East Asia’s first UNESCO World Geopark, Four Seasons Langkawai showcases a different side of Malaysia’s notorious party island—think leafy mangroves, verdant jungle and long stretches of empty beach along the Andaman coast. The three-night Couple’s Getaway includes romantic activities like a four-course champagne dinner and couple’s massage, with the option to add adventurous activities like archery, mangrove kayaking, waterfall tours and treakking, all while staying in a luxurious Bill Bensely-designed resort.
Castel Monastero Resort
In the heart of Tuscany, just outside the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena, this medieval castle-turned-wellness-resort offers romantic stays with spa treatments for two. The two-night couple’s spa getaway includes a candlelit dinner, a personalised body treatment, and access to the Acqua Benessere hydrotherapy facilities, including a Finnish sauna, Hammam, and aromatherapy showers. Spend your days feeding your soul with hearty Italian cuisine and exploring the scenic beauty of Tuscany with optional hot air balloon rides and guided tours.
Located in the spa town of Byron Bay on Australia’s Gold Coast, Gaia Retreat offers a dedicated two-night escape for couples looking to spend some quality time together. Couples will enjoy a 150-minute Dream for Lover’s spa treatment, a complimentary bottle of organic bubbly, and gourmet chocolates for a quintessentially Valentine’s Day touch. It is still a wellness retreat though, so couples will also have 90-minute morning yoga each day, as well as full access to the retreats activities schedule.