Spas are sweet retreats for couples. Where else can you unplug, unwind and undress before completely surrendering yourselves to treatments that leave you soothed, smoothed and really relaxed? Be it relinquishing yourselves to expert massages, soaking in an oversized tub or sipping wine side-by-side while enjoying a mani-pedi, there’s no better way to take a timeout together than in one of these Tampa Bay spas.
Soak by the Sand
The latest addition to the local spa scene is the spacious and gracious Pallavi Spa located at the Wyndham Grand Hotel on Clearwater Beach. The spa’s name means “new leaf” and guests will certainly feel refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed after spending time in the designated couple’s suite. Within the privacy of these walls, discover dual massage tables, a spa tub with ample room for two and a shower experience. Select the type of massage desired and the ideal duration. Be sure to allow time for a soothing soak and finish with a skin-enhancing experience in the invigorating shower.
100 Coronado Dr., Clearwater, FL 33767
Fine Wine to Unwind
Walls covered with wine corks offer a clue as to the types of treatments couples can enjoy at Spa Evangeline. Located adjacent the Epicurean Hotel, which features a shop filled with fine wines, it makes total sense that wine is a featured ingredient of this spa’s signature experiences. Treatment options customized for couples include a Cabernet grape-rich body scrub, flutes of champagne served while soaking in an oversized Jacuzzi tub, and aromatherapy massages that last a nurturing 80 minutes. The muscle-melting sensations from a couple’s rain shower precedes both body and scalp massages.
Read our feature article Spa Evangeline: Couple Massage for more details on experiences for couples.
1203 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Rock Your World
Be treated like the rock stars you are! The Rock Spa & Salon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa offers the world’s first fully immersive music-centric spa menu. Don’t be surprised when you leave feeling well-tuned and humming with happiness. The spa’s signature Rhythm & Motion treatments incorporate music for a one-of-a-kind rejuvenating experience. Try the Synchronicity massage which invites you to pick your own massage soundtrack, piped in through the dome-shaped speaker above the massage table. But don’t leave on that note. Create individual spa experiences from the available facials, hair, body and beauty treatments that make this spa a hit on any chart. VIP suites are available for half and full days for couples wanting to unwind together.
5223 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
Spa Oceana at St. Pete Beach’s iconic Don CeSar takes inspiration from the world’s oceans. The spa incorporates ingredients sourced from those same bodies of water into a menu of helpful, healing treatments. In fact, water is a recurring theme throughout. Enjoy waterfront views of the Gulf of Mexico from the seaside Whisper Lounge. Become filled with soothing sounds emanating from its indoor waterfall. The rooftop terrace of this nine-story luxury resort is where couples can relax while taking in panoramic views of the location’s beautiful beachfront. The couple’s treatment suite also overlooks the gulf. The suite creates an idyllic backdrop for a sea salt-infused soak in the warm waters of a specially designed tub-for-two. The suite accommodates 60-minute couple’s Swedish massages that create nothing less than perfect bliss. Note: hotel guests can also purchase a $30 day pass, which allows them to access whirlpools, steam rooms, the Whisper Lounge and more.
3400 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach, FL 33706
It’s impossible not to feel an immediate peace upon walking into Spa Jardin, located just 10 minutes from South Tampa. Couples can unwind together in a spacious spa suite for side-by-side bliss. But the ultimate treatment room is the Orchid Room, a bright, outdoor, temperature-controlled cabana where you can enjoy a variety of treatments including Thai massage. This restorative treatment involves deep stretching, rhythmic movements, acupressure and more to release any lingering tension. Other treatments include a Thai fusion massage, algae mud wrap, hot stone massage and more.
4121 S MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
Find Your Zen
The tranquil Spa Sudeva is a cozy sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Salt lamps, warm hues, luxurious fabrics and soft lighting set the mood in each of the spa’s peaceful treatment rooms. Release tension with a CBD or aromatherapy massage, or try the Zen Fusion massage which combines Swedish massage and healing therapy massage. This spa also offers several unique healing treatments like Reiki and intuitive guidance readings. Fellas can indulge in the Zen for Men facial treatment which utilizes hot eucalyptus infused towels, cleansing and exfoliation, and a face, neck and scalp massage. While there isn’t a couples treatment room, enjoy your treatments individually and then reconnect in the cozy relaxation lounge area.
2406 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Feature image credit: Spa Oceana at Don CeSar