Fall deeper in love with treats tailor-made to pamper, couple style.
BEST ON-DEMAND COUPLE’S TREATMENT
NAILS ON WHEELS
Love Boat – Full Circuit Spa Mani & Pedi, RM500 for one hour to 90 minutes
The treatment: For the impeccably groomed couple, this full circuit nail care is for you. A four-step manicure system starts you off with an exfoliation, then your nails get meticulously trimmed, followed by a six-step system involving a soak, softening, scrub, mask, massage, and smoothing lotion, all done in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Tip: A relaxing pre-requisite to a romantic date night, or if you are newly hitched, consider this a moment for two to really suss each other out. As they always say: the couple that grooms together, stays together. Tel: 012-689 9293.
BEST SENSORIAL ESCAPE FOR COUPLES
SPA AT THE HILTON
Ultimate Bliss, from RM810 for two hours
The treatment: After a full body scrub, the Fusion Massage will eliminate all bodily stress and tension. Whether it’s traditional urut, pressure point, lymphatic drainage or just classic kneading, choose the technique that’s right for you. Finally, a warm bath infused with Ocean Dreaming Bath Oil caps the blissful session.
Highlight: The spa welcomes you with an invigorating sensorial feast of lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint oils. Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2264 2264.
BEST COUPLE’S THERAPY
THE MAJESTIC HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Malaya Golden Chersonese, from RM1,500 for two hours and 30 minutes
The treatment: A delectable couple’s therapy comprising of banana honey hair masques, papaya coconut scrub, lime blossom bath, and a luxurious bunga rampai massage. Inspired by British explorer Isabella Lucy Bird’s detailed study of plumed birds, luscious fruits, and heavenly fragrant flowers in British Malaya, this is one epic experience for the couple who like to spa together.
Did you know? Isabella Lucy Bird was a famous explorer who detailed her chronicles in her book The Golden Chersonese (the ancient name of the Malay Peninsula.) The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2785 8070.
MOST RELAXING COUPLE’S TREATMENT
ENERGY DAY SPA
Couple’s Relaxation Massage, RM416 for one hour and 30 minutes
The treatment: A half-hour steam session detoxifies, and soothes tense muscles. The ensuing massage leaves you totally tranquil.
Tip: Fantastic for releasing stubborn knots, this massage beautifully reconnects. Level 4, Great Eastern Mall. Tel: 03-4256 8833.
During treatment, stay close together and try to maintain as much physical contact as possible. Touch plays an important role in making that everlasting connection with your loved one. As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY FOR COUPLES
BE URBAN WELLNESS
Couple Yoga, RM250 per class for one hour and 30 minutes, RM2,200 for 10 classes
The treatment: This takes place in an airy room of floor-to-ceiling windows and the one-on-one (or two) session means you get the undivided attention of the instructor, Balraj. He’ll work the session around you and your partner’s expertise levels for an effective, calorie-burning workout that doesn’t overwhelm. There are a lot of partner-based poses, which involve both of you working together to stabilise, support, and balance each other.
Highlight: The instructor is highly skilled and very patient, so beginners can learn and have fun. 11F/L Work @ Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2095 1999.
MOST INDULGENT COUPLES TREATMENT
SPA VILLAGE KUALA LUMPUR
Trade Winds, from RM1,500 for three hours
The treatment: Complete with outdoor showers, your private couple’s room conjures the sense of a holiday villa in Bali or Phuket. Of course, you need not travel so far for this popular East-meets-West experience. A tantalising body scrub begins the course (Terra Timur for him, Papaya Gentle Body Scrub for her), followed by the classic duo of a Swedish Massage and a European Facial.
Tip: For city slickers who need a getaway in the city, Spa Village Kuala Lumpur is nestled right at the top of the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur like a blue-eyed oasis in the urban storm. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2782 9090.
MOST DECADENT SPA TREATMENT FOR TWO
ST. GREGORY’S PARKROYAL PENANG
Love Birds, RM850 for two hours and 30 minutes
The treatment: Situated along the famous Batu Ferringhi beach, this spa is a romantic choice to unwind. The luxurious treatment begins with a body scrub, an Aromatic or Balinese body massage, and capped off with a Thalgo Soothing facial. Trust the soothing treatment, fragrant oils, soft lighting, and music to leave you relaxed.
Tip: The Pearl of the Orient comes to mind when we are in need of a seaside escape. Situated by a private white-sand beach, the Parkroyal Penang is top-notch and in the perfect location. St. Gregory’s Parkroyal Penang, Parkroyal Penang Resort. Tel: 04-881 1133.
MOST IDYLLIC COUPLES RITUAL
SPA VILLAGE TANJONG JARA
Couple’s Spa Experience, from RM1,355 for three hours
The treatment: It’s a pampering Dandan Puteri Tujuh for her and Panji Alam for him. Embracing the concept of Sucimurni (emphasising purity of spirit, health, and wellbeing) the spa keeps to Malay traditions in its treatments. Starting with a mandi bunga outdoors, you will be treated to a massage, hair mask, and body scrub. Next, a soak in an outdoor tub filled with milk and rose petals adds romance. A final body steaming brings the complete rejuvenation to a luscious end.
Highlight: Traditional Malay weddings are all about the pomp and sizable extravagance, and these couple’s rituals are based on traditions made for royalty, so he can feel like a powerful warrior, and you like a princess at the end of it all. Tanjong Jara Resort, Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, Dungun, Terengganu. Tel: 09-845 1100.
MOST REFRESHING BODY RITUAL FOR COUPLES
SPA VILLAGE CAMERON HIGHLANDS
The Semai, from RM1,000 for three hours
The treatment: Named after the indigenous people of Pahang, and inspired by the traditional use of local fauna, this exclusive experience is one to be desired. With professional and friendly therapists as well as namesakes such as Tok Batin Mystical Treatment For Him and The Jungle Secrets of Anti-Aging For Her, this exquisite treat comes highly recommended.
Highlight: Semai refers to the indigenous people, or Orang Asli, of Pahang. Culling from traditional medicine lore, this is a great way to achieve a healthy glow. Cameron Highlands Resort, By the Golf Course, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang. Tel: 05-491 1100.