12 Best Budget-Friendly Spas for Honeymooners
These affordable spas allow newlyweds to focus on each other, not the cost.
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Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand
It’s worth making the three-hour journey from Bangkok to experience five-star luxury at a fraction of the price at Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa. While the beachfront property may be small for a resort, the comprehensive spa menu could easily fill a week. Spa treatments incorporate organic ingredients from its 25-acre farm, such as lemongrass and ylang-ylang. You’ll also find facials that use yogurt and oatmeal, milk and honey soaking baths and banana leaf body wraps.
Tensing Pen, Jamaica
The low-key vibe at Tensing Pen, a cliffside boutique property in Negril, is a hit with honeymooners, who can spend the long, sunny days unwinding at the outdoor massage hut. A body scrub with sea salt and apricot or a cleansing facial with mud and spices is sure to remove any remaining wedding stress.
Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Don’t be deterred if you don’t ski, since the spa facilities at Copperhill Mountain Lodge will keep you busy on your relaxation journey. In fact, the off-peak season offers the best deals. Either way, all hotel guests get free access to indoor and outdoor hot springs, a heated pool and numerous saunas, which are made a thousand times better by unobstructed mountain views. There’s also no shortage of spa services to be had, with a full lineup of massages, facials and body treatments to induce nirvana.
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, Arizona
This one-time girls finishing school in the Tucson foothills is now a welcoming rustic retreat. The well-curated spa menu at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort offers everything from a hot stone massage and custom facials to a Hungarian mud treatment. Tack on a warm scalp massage or sugar scrub body polish to truly melt into a puddle of relaxation. For the ultimate experience, book a room overlooking the dramatic Santa Catalina Mountains and enjoy treatments on your patio.
Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa, Azores
The Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa hotel is perched along the shoreline in the Azores, a small island chain just off of Portugal’s coast. Choose from more than a dozen massage options alone at the full-service spa, or laze away in the indoor and outdoor pools. Take it up a notch with a romance package that includes a spa circuit, romantic dinner suggested by the chef and sparkling wine in your room.
Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, California
The remodeled Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, located along the famed Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley, is a chic throwback to roadside motels of the 1940s. The spa channels a classic bathhouse, and the highlight of its seven treatment rooms just may be the one containing four clawfoot soaking tubs. On the other hand, the tubs contend with three mineral pools fed by underground hot springs and a mix-your-own mud bar.
Mahekal Beach Resort, Mexico
The four-star Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen recently completed an $18 million renovation, and the new 2,500-square-foot spa is among the beneficiaries. The Mayan-inspired space encompasses palapa-style treatment rooms, including a VIP space with indoor and outdoor showers, a deep soaking tub and private garden (pictured). Couples are spoiled for choice since beach massages are another option.
Rosario Resort & Spa, Washington
The full-service spa at Rosario Resort & Spa overlooks pristine Cascade Bay in the San Juan Islands, a remote chain off the coast of Washington. Couples can also enjoy the view from the historic adults-only indoor pool. In between swimming laps, schedule massages in the couples’ treatment room or succumb to organic body wraps and facials in the other cozy, light-filled rooms.
Pura Vida Retreat and Spa, Costa Rica
Couples who are into yoga and wellness decompress at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa, a mountaintop wellness retreat with sweeping views of the San Jose Valley. An all-inclusive package covers not just meals, yoga classes and off-site excursions, but also one massage. However, nothing’s stopping you from indulging in the full spa menu, which offers Western and Eastern treatments. So in the best of both worlds, sample Ayurvedic massage, ear candling and bio-energetic healing alongside more traditional massages, facials and more.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania
The historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort made waves when it unveiled one of the country’s first indoor pools in 1905. The resort has evolved to include a sprawling 30,000-square-foot spa offering a seemingly endless array of treatments. For example, thermal mud wraps, reiki energetic work and deep soaking baths are a fraction of what’s on offer. For the best rates, take advantage of mid-week specials. Also take advantage of the property’s eight mineral springs via the Bedford Bath Ritual, a water circuit that incorporates a deluge shower, eucalyptus steam room, hot and cold plunge pools and more.
Hotel Bellavista Francischiello, Italy
Spa resorts are generally known for their Instagrammable views, and while the Hotel Bellavista Francischiello isn’t a spa resort per se, its views of the Amalfi Coast could certainly qualify. Rooms possess sea views from individual balconies, while you can’t beat the rooftop pool for a close-up of Capri. The spa isn’t lacking for scenery either; let your eyes ingest the Gulf of Naples while decompressing in the indoor heated pool backed by a rock wall. There’s also a Turkish bath and sauna for whenever you need a break from the many facials, massages and body treatments that are available.
La Veranda Resort, Thailand
It’s all about the spa at La Veranda Resort, a secluded beach property on white-sand Phu Quoc Island. Three treatment rooms, done up in French Colonial style, offer everything from Thai massage and a Vietnamese coffee body scrub to an Indian head treatment and detoxing facials. Couples can even take a free, weekly workshop on Vietnamese massage. However, to really obliterate any remaining wedding stress, opt for the custom massage package, which involves multiple sessions of deep tissue massage, each lasting between two and four(!) hours. Afterward, collapse on four-poster beds while letting the sounds of the jungle lull you to sleep.