Rather than looking to Paris, Italy or exotic destinations, look to your own backyard when recommending resorts for a twosome getaway. Romance blooms just as profusely here in the U.S.
Montage Deer Valley
A mountain retreat located five minutes from Park City’s Main Street, Montage Deer Valley offers guests ski-in/ski-out access, Utah’s largest spa—the 35,000-sq.-ft., Alpine-inspired Spa Montage—and five dining options, including a high-energy pub with a bowling alley, darts and nostalgic arcade games. Looking beyond its ski offerings, this five-star property caters to couples year-round with hiking, mountain biking, golf, outdoor concerts, and fly-fishing. Its 154 rooms and 66 suites—many with breathtaking views—range in size from one to four bedrooms and feature fireplaces made for couples to cozy up to a roaring fire.
Recommend the Spa Memories package, which includes deluxe overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two (a $50 credit), a $200 per day spa credit, and nightly valet parking. Use promo code: SPA. Starting rates are $380 per night.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is nestled in a remote area of Carlsbad, California, just 30 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. The property has all the ingredients for a relaxing escape, including two championship-quality golf courses, a world-class spa, spacious guestrooms, intimate pool areas, and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, which offers Ayurvedic massages, yoga, meditation, and special events and retreats that promote healing, empowerment, and spiritual awakening.
Couples will want to wile away the afternoon at one of the plush cabanas at the adults-only Edge pool, and unwind during side-by-side massages at the Spa at La Costa. Couples can follow a pampered day with dinner for two at Bob’s Steak and Chop House, topped off with a glass of wine by a fire pit.
The Retreat to Romance package offers guests a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine delivered to their room upon arrival, romantic turndown service including robes, music, and mood lighting; a $100 resort dining credit; and late check-out. Cupid, also known as the resort concierge, is on hand to make sure everything is just right for a romantic stay.
The Bed & Breakfast package is also an ideal choice for couples as it includes accommodations and daily breakfast at Bistro 65 ($30 value per adult).
For spa-focused clients, recommend the Spa & Splendor package that includes one 50-minute treatment and lunch at the Spa Cafe, plus resort accommodations. During their time at the spa, guests can enjoy a hand-in-hand stroll through the courtyard’s reflexology path with strategically placed coastal stones to activate and open energy pathways, plus take in a bit more pampering with a dip in the Roman Waterfall shower,
This beachfront Waldorf Astoria resort in Maui offers twosomes a variety of romantic activities, including a tour of the resort’s art pieces, a dip in the adults-only hibiscus pool, plus dinner & drinks with sunset views at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, a Polynesian thatched-roof restaurant floating on a lagoon. For even more intimacy, guests can opt for a romantic dinner under the stars in a private cabana with a menu made just for them, or indulge in a private couples’ massage such as an exfoliating foot massage, under a thatched-roof hale including.
The Best of Wailea package includes a $50 per night resort credit that can be used towards dining, spa treatments at Spa Grande, or at The Shops at Grand Wailea. Rates start at $455
Grand Wailea: grandwailea.com
Montage Deer Valley: montagehotels.com/deervalley
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa: omnihotels.com