Valentine's Day is a-coming and so are the high expectations. If you ask me as a girlfriend, a spa day is a perfect Valentine's Day date. I can't speak for everyone, but I know tons of girls who would LOVE this - so gentleman and ladies take note. What better way to deal with this cold, cold winter than relaxing in a steamy hot spring bath?
Treat your girl (and yourself) to some TLC this Valentine's Day because y'all deserve it. Plus, this date doesn't require you to break the bank. You'll be surprised at how affordable many of these luxurious spa resorts are. And think of all the cute couple Instagram opportunities! It's a win-win-win situation.
On top of all of the reasons above, here's another why Valentine's Day is the perfect day to get a spa treatment. Many spas offer special Valentine's Day packages and there are a TON of deals on Groupon for this special day. As if you needed any more convincing, check out the spas (and their pictures) below.
Grotto Spa // Parksville
This luxurious Grotto spa is considered the #1 spa in Canada (as voted by Spas of America). It boasts a unique Grotto mineral pool that can soothe muscle and joint aches, detoxify, remineralize and stimulate the metabolism. The pool area also features a two story waterfall, a cool-splash cascade and a whirlpool. Although it's a few hours from Vancouver, it is well worth the visit.
Cost: $40 for bath access, bath access complimentary with any sixty minute spa treatment
Salt Wonder // 940 West 16th Street, North Vancouver
If you're looking for a very affordable spa option within the city, check out Salt Wonder. The salt cave spa is home to salt therapy, otherwise known as halotherapy, which involves chilling in a Himalayan salt man-made cave/room that replicates the climate found in a natural salt cave and is believed to be beneficial to your respiratory system. There's also a Groupon deal going on right now, click here.
Cost: Starts at $25, depends on room/cave
Scandinave Spa // Whistler
Experience a winter wonderland. This spa is a popular option for Vancouver couples - and it's not hard to see why. Cuddle up in a hot Scandinavian bath amidst the backdrop of snowy mountain vistas and Whistler Blackcomb. The Scandinavian bath experience, otherwise known as hydrotherapy, offers several benefits to your body. On top of cleansing, energizing, and relaxing the body, it stimulates blood circulation and the release of endorphins - sounds like a sweet experience. Plus, there's a thermal waterfall and massage packages available.
Cost: $65 for bath access
Float House // 6 locations in Greater Vancouver
If you and your girl want to try a unique and new relaxing experience, check out floatation therapy. It's believed to be beneficial to your body, mind, and soul. Relax every inch and escape from the world as you float effortlessly on water and epsom salt, and without any sensory stimuli. Floating can improve your immune system, relieve stress, anxiety and depression, and reduce chronic fatigue. Float House has 6 locations throughout the Lower Mainland!
Cost: As low as $39 depending on float session
KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort // Vernon
Heated infinity pool? Yes please. You can drop in at the spa or go for a romantic couples weekend if you're wanting to splurge - as a hotel guest, you get free access to KurSpa. With KurSpa, you get complimentary access to their 7 unique aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms! You can also enjoy their igloo (which is a perfect Canadian winter activity), indoor pool, hot pool, outdoor infinity pool, and more. What more could you want in a spa getaway? For Valentine's Day, the resort is offering a special Valentine's Day rate and 15% off KurSpa treatments. There will also be a bath bomb and chocolates waiting for you in your room.
Cost: Treatments at KurSpa start at $45, KurSpa is only available to Sparkling Hill Guests, room prices vary based on season
Puriin Spa and Wellness Ltd // Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street
Floatation therapy is usually experienced in an individual pod, but the Puriin Spa and Wellness Ltd, located inside the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, makes it an experience for two. They offer Vancouver's only floatation suites, a spacious alternative where guests get their own room or can share the floating pool with a partner, while also controlling the lighting and lying under twinkling stars in the ceiling. Although the floatation suite can usually be a more expensive experience, there is a Groupon costing $75 for two people to experience one 90-minute couples’ float session in a suite - allowing you to save 44 percent! Click here to get in on the Groupon deal.
Cost: Groupon deal of $37.50 per person for one 90-minute couples’ float session in a suite, click here
Oak Bay Beach Hotel // Victoria
A paradise of steamy outdoor mineral baths and oceanfront views awaits you. Take your girlfriend on an unforgettable BC getaway that gives you a taste of the tropics at this luxurious oceanfront oasis. At this resort you’ll be rewarded with ocean views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and alpine views of the Olympic Mountains. The spa is located in Victoria, just a few hours from Vancouver and you can stay at the hotel or just visit the spa for a day trip.
Cost: Treatments start at $30
Footworks Relaxology // 2992 W Broadway, Vancouver
Footworks Relaxology offers relaxing traditional foot reflexology and acupressure body massage treatments. Normally the packages are already pretty affordable, with foot reflexology packages starting at $28, but right now there is a killer Groupon deal going on for $52.50 each for a 75-minute foot reflexology and chair massage package for two. This package includes an extended chair combo, 50 minutes of foot reflexology, a 25-minute chair massage, essential oil, and a foot scrub! Click here for the Groupon deal.
Cost: Foot reflexology packages start at $28, Groupon deal for $52.50 each for 75-minute Foot Reflexology and Chair Massage Package for Two
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