Indulgent Getaways with your Valentine

You know it’s that time of the year when you see pink heart shaped everything around you, receive non-stop data absorbing love messages and see cheesy pictures all over social media…Yes, Valentine’s Day is round the corner! But let me guess, you don’t know what to do yet? Fret not!

Step into the season of love with full gusto by gifting your partner a spa-cation because nothing in the world is more gratifying than that. The mere thought of having someone pamper you from head to toe is so heartening, isn’t it? Whether you’re planning a getaway to the Himalayas or to the closest property near home, these spas are sure to provide an unforgettable experience (with or without your partner).

If you’re in the city…

1) Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Mumbai:

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It’s hard to not love this charismatic property – be it the food, drinks, service, ambiance, just about everything! So one can only imagine how astonishing Iridium Spa would be.

What’s in store:
Embark on a Romantic Chocolate Valentine Journey with red wine and scrumptious cake to celebrate with your partner. Think chocolate scrub, chocolate body wrap, chocolate body oil massage and an anti-oxidant treatment that nourishes the body with coco butter and Vitamin E…What more can you ask for? If that’s not enough, indulge in one of their Valentine’s special chocolate facials.
Price: INR 18000 ++
Duration: 150 mins

2) Jiva Grande Spa at Taj Wellington Mews:

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Immerse yourself in luxury and comfort at this property, situated at the heart of South Mumbai. The building, with 80 fully furnished and immaculately appointed apartments, stands nestled in 2.6 acres of lush green gardens, that makes it an oasis of calm and tranquility in the city.

What’s in store:
Jiva Spa, one of the largest and most popular spas in the city is known for its various holistic treatments inspired by the rich and ancient wellness heritage of India. This Valentine’s Day, gift your partner a session of their indulgent body treatment called Sushupti that ensures lustrous glowing skin. It starts with an aromatic footbath that sets the perfect tone for the session. A natural blend of green gram flour, honey and fresh cream is then applied all over as it infuses a youthful glow and enhances your radiance. Then, delight your skin with a combination of a floral bath with a mix of herbs and warm milk, to enhance smoothness. A deeply nourishing massage stimulates blood circulation and fills you with renewed vigor. A languid facial massage with signature oils peels away the last trace of stress leaving your skin soft, revitalized and deeply moisturized. This is undoubtedly an ultimate skin therapy that is sure to pamper your partner to the fullest.
Price: INR 7000++
Duration: 120 mins

3) Club Oasis at Grand Hyatt Mumbai:

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When you step foot at Grand Hyatt Mumbai, you know there’s something grand coming your way. Everything is larger than life here – be it a brunch or a birthday celebration. So if you’re thinking about treating your partner to a splendid experience, Club Oasis is the place for you.

What’s in store:
Kick the day off with their Choco Affair package that includes a chocolate wrap and massage treatment that kneads away all those unwanted kinks and knots. Next, enjoy a soothing facial before indulging in some lip-smacking strawberry nectar with your lover. Boys, you can also surprise your girl at the Christian Georgio salon with a manicure, pedicure, gel polish, facemask and hair spa. You can’t even imagine the brownie points you’ll earn for the day.
Price: INR 15000 ++
Duration: 150 mins

4) 24- hour SO Spa at Sofitel Mumbai BKC:

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There’s something so comforting about this suburban hotel. Nestled in the by-lanes of BKC, it has become a favorite amongst inbound travellers and city residents looking for a relaxing break.

What’s in store:
Unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city at the hotel’s 24-hour So Spa, salon, pool and restaurant by opting for new Indulgence Offer and spend an entire day at this luxurious property, with your partner or even by yourself (self-love is always a good idea). An hour long massage treatment at the spa followed by a hair wash, blow dry, manicure and pedicure at the Savio John Pereira Salon is sure to loosen stiff muscles and de stress you completely before you enjoy some spa lunch. Head over to Artisan – the hotel’s French bistro to relish various house-created nutritious salads and detox juices. Finally, end this revitalizing session by taking a dip in the azure waters of L’OH pool.
Price: INR 6500 ++
Duration: Half a day

5) Suara Spa at Hotel Sea Princess:

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Located in the heart of Juhu, this hotel is an ideal place to enjoy stunning views of the Arabian Sea. One can enjoy a hearty brunch with a dip in their open pool or simply dance the night away at their rocking nightclub. Whatever the occasion – this place never disappoints.

What’s in store:
Head over to the spa’s couple suite to experience their Valentine’s Dreamy Retreat package. It begins with a coco vanilla aroma massage followed by a vanilla/strawberry scrub that has you looking and feeling completely energized in 2 hours flat. Finally you can complete this mystical journey of love and romance with a rose milk bath for two with eucalyptus steam and shower. If this is not enticing enough, opt for the 75 mins mini retreat package that includes an invigorating Swedish massage with scrub, steam and shower.
Price: INR 8500 ++
Duration: 120 mins

If you want to getaway…

1) Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa:

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An award-winning hotel located along the pristine Arossim Beach and 15 minutes from Dabolim Airport, Park Hyatt Goa combines elegance with old world charm reflecting traditional Goan heritage.

What’s in store:
Treat yourself and your partner to their luxurious Red Wine Ritual scrub designed to gently polish your skin to a rosy glow. Packed with powerful anti-oxidants from red wine, grape seed oil, vitamin E and other therapeutic ingredients, this is an incredibly healing, anti-ageing body scrub. A relaxing wine mask containing polyphenols and natural vitamins comes next and finally concludes with a Red Wine extract enriched cream massage that not only provides powerful anti-oxidant protection for the entire surface of the body but also penetrates to strengthen and repair connective tissue.
Price: INR 7500++
Duration: 2 hours, 15 mins

2) Ananda Spa at Ananda Resort, Rishikesh:

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Set in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, Ananda is the ultimate wellness retreat offering therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. Built majestically on the Maharaja’s palace with the holy Ganga flowing by, it provides the perfect setting to a beautiful spa experience. Its breathtaking surroundings soothe the senses and ensure holistic wellbeing.

What’s in store:
With Ananda’s 3/5-night Couples Connect package, you can connect with your soul mate on a different level, in the most romantic set up ever. Enjoy a handful of massages including aromatherapy and a special Himalayan honey and rose facial within your very own couple’s suite. The enchanting ambiance allows you to disconnect from your fast-paced life and take the first step towards a sound mind, body and soul. Not just that, you can also enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at the tree top deck with a bottle of house wine right after.
Price: Varies as per room category
Duration: 3 and 5 nights

3) Explore Spa at Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa:

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Surrounded by rare evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, the 27-acre resort stands secluded from the outside world and brings guests in touch with nature and tranquility.

What’s in store:
Exquisite treatments await you at this tranquil haven overlooking the valley. Designed entirely in white, the spa exuberates positivity and peace – just what you need on a spa date! Experience their special couple’s package – Celebrate Love that starts with a steam bath and strawberry brown sugar scrub. Next, enjoy 60 minutes of a Swedish massage that is sure to calm your mind and body and lastly, finish with a dip in the couple’s bathtub while sipping on a glass of bubbly with some chocolate dipped strawberries.
Price: INR 14000 ++
Duration: 120 mins

5) Spa Alila at Alila Diwa Goa:

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Set amidst the serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations flowing towards the Arabian Sea, relaxation reigns at this Goa resort. Whether enjoying an intimate couple’s retreat or a getaway for the entire family, the 153 rooms and suites at this Goa resort offer havens of space, comfort and serenity.

What’s in store:
In order to celebrate the season of love, they have introduced a special treatment – Skinny Moccocino in which a combination of cedar wood and rose essential oils are blended with raw sugar as they help remove dead skin cells and tone the skin, leaving it soft and pure. A coffee and cocoa full body mask follows soon after. The caffeine draws out all the impurities and tightens the skin while the cocoa, full of antioxidants, provides a fantastic anti ageing effect by keeping the skin nourished. This unique treatment also includes a signature footbath, 60-min Balinese or Swedish treatment of your choice and finally concludes with a herbal steam.
Price: 7000 ++
Duration: 140 mins

6) Khyber Spa at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg:

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The first thing that comes to mind when you hear of Gulmarg is snow-clad mountains and breathtaking beauty. Clad in locally sourced pine and slate, this resort is built in a style true to the architectural heritage of Kashmir. In every way, indoors mirror the beauty of the outdoors.

What’s in store:
The Khyber Spa managed by L’Occitane is a treat for the senses with its stunning views and impeccable hospitality. Though there isn’t any particular spa treatment to choose from, the couple’s suite allows you to spend some intimate time with your partner while getting a treatment done. They also have a heated indoor pool that you can take a dip in before or after your treatment.
Price: Depends on treatment
Duration: Depends on treatment

7) Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Mughal Agra:

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Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past.

What’s in store:
If you’re in the heritage city of the monument of love, you can’t miss the royal spa treatments at India’s largest spa that offers therapies based on ancient customs to create everlasting experiences for the soul. Relax in the lush couple’s suite while the therapists guide you to a state of bliss with their soothing therapies. A Gemstone Massage is highly recommended for the ultimate spa experience. As part of the treatment, a therapist provides a lymphatic drainage massage with gemstones and natural aromatic Indian blends that revitalizes the mind and eliminates all kinds of tensions and stresses, thus leaving you feeling refreshed.
Price: Available on request
Duration: Available on request

8) Maya Spa at The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa:

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A luxury resort and spa on the banks of India’s longest Vembanad Lake, the property is spread across a magnificent 205 sq.km. Set on the backwaters of Kumarakom, revel in the soothing luxuries provided by this 18-acre piece of paradise.

What’s in store:
Mystical and magical, ‘Maya’ means the ability to transform an illusion into reality. Here, they use varied time-tested, revitalizing, holistic therapies of the Ayurvedic, Western and Oriental systems of healing and rejuvenation that are sure to tranquilize you completely and make you feel the magic. Opt for the Couple’s Massage that begins with an hour of any massage of your choice from the Western Spa menu in the privacy of a candle-lit couple’s spa suite with soothing music. It ends with a head or foot massage and a floral bath in the private Jacuzzi.
Price: INR 10000 ++
Duration: 75 mins

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