If you want to surprise your significant other with an original gift this Valentine’s Day, look no further than a luxurious, relaxing couples massage — an experience that will rejuvenate your skin and your love for one another.
There are a few spas in the Coachella Valley offering packages for two that include incredible ambiance, service, and benefits. Here is our list of the desert’s best.
Couples can enjoy side-by-side massage tables at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & SpaCouples Revive at The Spa at Desert Springs takes place in the most romantic, candlelit suite featuring plush couches, a huge spa tub decorated with rose petals, and of course, side-by-side massage tables. The package includes 60-minute massages with an organic oil of choice, the bubble bath laden with minerals and trace elements, and treatments including a cooling gel masque, hydrating lavender body spray, and nourishing facial moisturizer. A fabulous tray of fresh fruit arranged in an original composition and served with Champagne completes this lush experience. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, 74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, 760-341-2211; www.desertspringsresort.com
Two Bunch Palms’ Roman Bath Ritual consisting of a personalized massage followed by a private bath with magnesium-rich salts and love potion (a blend of aromatic oils) will transform your love to amore. Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, 760-329-8791; www.twobunchpalms.com
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Rooms at the Feel Good Spa at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club have natural canvas walls and exclusive blankets from Freecity.
Rooms at the Feel Good Spa at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club have natural canvas walls and exclusive blankets from FreecityThe Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Feel Good Spa offers a blend of different treatments within its three Valentine’s Day specials including body scrubs, body brushing, earth clay or seaweed body wraps, reflexology, and facials. Choose one that best fits your hipster fancy. Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-866-6188; www.acehotel.com/palmsprings
Buff and polish yourself and your sweetie to perfection with SpaTerre’s J’Adore — a package including body buffs, body masques, and lotions to be used in your own private Zen steam room. Regular massage and body therapy can also be chosen as couples treatments. Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, 760-327-8311; www.psriviera.com
Treat your honey to a Rock Candy For Two — Sunstone Spa’s warm milk-and-honey soak, a sugar scrub, and heated milk-and-honey massage. Or Be Romantic and opt for a traditional couples massage with a personalized aromatherapy blend that you create and take home. Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa, 35250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, 760-202-2121; www.hotwatercasino.com/spa.html
Enjoy a full Retreat at Estrella Spa complete with pampering with an oxygen facial to perk up your skin, a couples massage, a foot/leg treatment, and a spa lunch. Viceroy Hotel Palm Springs, 415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs. 760-320 4117; www.viceroypalmsprings.com