5 luxury spa breaks for couples
You don’t need an excuse to spoil yourself, but sometimes guys need a little nudge. Indulging in some partner-style pampering is super romantic and a great chance to reconnect. Splurge on a sumptuous spa break and enjoy relaxing as a twosome. Here are five of the best spas around Asia to take some well-deserved ‘we time’.
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
Chiva-Som means ‘the haven of life’ and it’s easy to see why this lush tropical spa lives up to its name. Ocean View rooms offer a serene stay with spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand. Highlights include a flotation pool, watsu (warm-water massage) pool, kinesis studio and delectable healthy cuisine made from organic fruit and veggies grown on-site in the spa garden.
The Borneo Spa of Nexus Resort Karambunai, Sabah, Malaysia
With a stunning fusion of beaches and rolling green hills, the views at this resort are enough to send you into a state of tranquillity. For further relaxation, you and your man can indulge in a full-suite of couple-friendly amenities. The Borneo Spa boasts specially designed couple rooms with shower, hot tub, health bar, sauna and steam bath. The wellness centre even offers a range of cosmetic procedures.
Mandala Spa & Resort Villas, Aklan Province, Philippines
Just a step away from beautiful Boracay island, this serene and secluded spa will transport you to a very special place. Enter your very own flower-strewn villa as you and your special guy hit stop on life for a while. Every small detail is pure perfection at this stunning location, from the soft linens and romantic fragrances wafting through the air to the chilled-out playlist. Don’t miss the Hihilaan treatment, a traditional local holistic treatment using banana skins and fragrant coconut oil.
Sense of Touch Spa, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
In a fast-paced city like Hong Kong, spas are welcome havens of relaxation. At Sense of Touch spa, go for the ‘Love is a Many-Splendored Thing’ treatment with your man in one of the dedicated and beautifully decorated couple’s treatment rooms. Start off with a vigorous body scrub followed by a lush body butter massage, finishing with a relaxing shower (made for two, of course).
ESPA, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Dedicated to health and wellness, ESPA has its own healthy restaurant, a naturopath on-site and gym trainers who know their stuff. Start your treatment with a visit to the Japanese-style onsen and then try a traditional Turkish Hammam ritual. Once you’re done, there’s no need to brave the taxi queues right away. Fall into one of ESPA’s comfy sleep pods and catch some shut-eye before heading out again.
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