When you think of Las Vegas, your mind doesn’t immediately jump to thoughts of rest and relaxation. Although you may be suspicious of locations that advertise a way to unwind without venturing too far from the Strip, it doesn’t have to be too good to be true. The best spas in Las Vegas offer much more than run-of-the-mill treatments—instead, they are true escapes where pampering and rejuvenation are treated as art forms. This is the perfect place for you and that special someone to rekindle your romance.
Spa at Encore
Have three wishes? Once you step into the majestic reception area of the award laden Spa at Encore, your first wish will be to never leave. As you walk through the doors, you feel like you’re stepping into a Turkish or Persian palace from the golden age. Even just looking at the walls has you feeling revived. Several couples’ experiences are offered here in special suites, featuring tandem bathtubs, showers and massage tables. You’re immediately drawn to the Chinese-inspired Good Luck Ritual, combining massage, foot treatment, hand therapy, and botanical scalp massage. If that doesn’t strike the right chord, there’s always side-by-side hot stone massage, or the Couples Retreat, which includes a shared bath, body polish, steam shower, and massage. You have to block out at least two hours for these experiences, but leave a little more time for even more relaxation afterward.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
If spending the day together is the plan, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian is certainly one of the best choices. An experiential wave room, a salt “grotto,” and a spacious conservatory are among the places you could while away hours in mutual contemplation, while the fitness area includes a heart-stimulating rock climbing wall. The health-conscious grill and cafe offers healthy meals and even organic cocktails—hey, it’s still Vegas! Many treatments in the broad spectrum of offerings would make for a wonderful couples retreat, but you must consider the truly memorable Rasul Ceremony. This bonding experience occurs in an ornately tiled room with a dual throne where you’ll spread and massage a variety of purifying muds on each other, then bask as bursts of steam help to activate and cleanse. It’s an experience you’ll be talking about long after it’s over.
ESPA at Vdara
Modern yet zen-like, ESPA at Vdara, the first outpost of this internationally recognized spa brand, isn’t nearly so dramatic a space. Instead of being awestruck, you’ll simply succumb to the soothing atmosphere, ready to focus on comfort and serenity. Eucalyptus steam, saunas, and whirlpool areas for both men and women are here, of course, along with a full-service salon, estheticians, and an impressive coed fitness room. The subdued couples suite here can be tailored to offer any experience, but perhaps the most romantically enticing is one exclusive to the Las Vegas ESPA at Vdara—the nearly two-hour Desert Rose therapy. Complete with salt scrub exfoliation, this experience features a soothing personalized massage using palmerosa and rose geranium aromatic oils, followed by argan oil and rose hip-infused ESPA body butter. Don’t forget to grab some healthy energy at the smoothie bar on your way out!
The Spa at Red Rock Casino Resort
While there are all types of spa facilities off-Strip in Las Vegas, one of the most notable is The Spa at Red Rock Casino Resort. With a separate outside entrance to the rest of the property, The Spa is spacious yet sedate, highlighted by a secluded indoor-outdoor pool area that is a serene haven in itself. All the expected amenities for both sexes are here, too. The two-and-a-half-hour Couples Delight is the perfect treatment to rekindle any romance. It includes signature massages tailored to each of you, followed by lingering pedicure treatments to soothe tired feet. You might also consider their Energy Balance massage or Hydra Quench Cocoon therapy for a full-body relaxation experience.