If your beau is gym bunny or a wellness warrior, Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a minefield. Forget traditions like chocolate truffles, candy hearts and indulgent dinners – sweet as they sound, it’s maybe not exactly what your significant other needs when they’re a month into their new-year health kick. Here at CompareRetreats.com, we’re checking out Valentine’s Day retreats that have an air of amore – the perfect gift or romantic getaway for you and your fitness-focused loved one.
Fivelements Bali: Romantic Getaway Package
This one does what it says on the tin: with the choice of one to seven nights, you can escape for a weekend or make it a longer affair. Fivelements’ package provides you with luxurious five-star accommodation in a riverside suite in their beautiful Ubud resort and daily breakfast, along with couples spa rituals, a three-course tasting lunch and a five-course tasting dinner. Surrounded by the Bali jungle, and with daily wellness activities and free use of bicycles, it’s the perfect place to relax with your loved one.
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Yallingup Lodge Spa Australia: Couples Retreat
Hidden away between the beaches and the trees of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Yallingup Lodge is a chic glamping retreat that offers a back-to-basics experience with a luxurious edge. Take a weekend away in the wilderness with your special someone, and enjoy a couples massage, spa bath pamper packs and herbal steam sessions at their on-site spa, a vintage picnic hamper to enjoy in the forest or at the waterfront, and of course, strawberries and champagne on arrival. For added romance, switch your treetop lodge for a glamping tent and sleep under the stars.
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Mandala Spa Boracay: Romantic Indulgence Retreat
While Boracay has a reputation as The Philippines party island, you couldn’t be further away from disco balls and DJs at the Mandala Spa. Stay in the resort’s peaceful garden villas where you can sip on a complimentary bottle of indulgent but healthy organic wine, enjoy daily guided yoga, signature massages and a Cleopatra bath. Because every couple is unique, the Mandala Spa offers you choice for your signature ‘romantic experience’ – your choice of a sailing trip and picnic, a romantic seafood dinner, or spa gift certificates to use as you please on massages, wraps, facials and more. When you’re not being pampered, explore the beautiful island’s famous White Beach and crystal clear waters where there are watersports galore for adventurous couples.
Amatara Phuket: Connect Retreat
Far from the raucous nightlife of Patong Beach, Amatara Phuket is a luxurious resort on Phuket’s east shores. Relationships are like any other part of your health: they need to be worked at, maintained, and looked after. The all-inclusive Connect Retreat aims to help couples revive, re-energise or strengthen their relationship with each other and themselves through individual consultations, private yoga sessions and a variety of spa therapies. The focus is being and doing things together: learn how to massage, take a healthy cooking class and indulge with a mani-pedi while you improve your mind, body and soul. If you’re looking for more active Valentine’s Day Retreats, Amatara also has a range of fitness and yoga options for you and your partner.
Mesa Stila Java: Indulgence and Destress Retreat
Not strictly a couples-only retreat, but this luxury resort’s location on a coffee plantation in the Java highlands creates an incredibly romantic, isolated aura. This package includes a daily Hammam steam-bath, a daily massage, a choice of scrub and wrap, and a ‘pure and simple’ Hammam to help you and your partner let go and relax. Spend the rest your day at Mesa Stila as you please with this customisable programme: take a tour of the coffee plantation, hike through the jungle, or visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Borobudur. Whether you fancy non-stop activity or a little romantic relaxation, you and your partner will be spoilt for choice.
Check out Mesa Stila’s retreat options here.