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Tubs for Two, and A Bit of Bali for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2011 by

Balinese Bath at The SetaiBali is a bastion of gorgeous spas. Can’t get to one in time for February 14? Try one of these closer-to-home Balinese-inspired spa treatments made for two.

The Setai Spa, South Beach, Florida
There are heaps of beautiful spas in Miami, but I like how close this one is to the beach and the Love Potion No. 9 kind of theme: Couple’s Love Ceremony includes a 60-minute Couple’s Ancient Balinese Massage followed by a Love Bath – a soak in a Love Potion-filled tub with rose petals. Champagne and canapes included. $500 per couple. Photo above courtesy The Setai. www.setai.com/thespa

Parrot Cay Spa CottageParrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
This is the closest you can get to Bali without leaving North America, considering its sister property on that island (called Como Shambala Estate) creates many of the treatments and trains much of the Balinese staff here. The spa cottage (pictured at left; photo courtesy Parrot Cay) is the ideal setting for an Indonesian-style soak (long, leisurely, and flower-petal strewn) and massage for two, using Javanese essential oils and traditional long kneading strokes to renew the body. From about $500 per couple. www.parrotcay.como.bz

Spa at the Trump, Chicago
The Windy City spa offers two rarities. The first is a modern spin on the Lulur bathing ritual, originally a bridal beautifying practice, that uses a rice body scrub, a yogurt-turmeric wrap, and frangipani flower oil for a massage. The second: two side-by-side soaking tubs, perfect for couples who like a little elbow room – or BFFs on a Valentine’s Day boycott. About $675 per couple. www.trumpchicagohotel.com

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