A dream for couples, especially honeymooners, French Polynesia offers some of the most romantic spa experiences in the world. From a couples massage on a private island with lagoon views to tropical rain showers and flower baths for two, couples can truly relax in this lush oasis of tranquility. Here are 10 extraordinary spas where couples can indulge in a romantic dream escape.
This award-winning open-air spa is an elegant tropical paradise. Built in the traditional Polynesian style, guests enter a serene oasis of gardens and ponds. First, discover your unique massage oil scent. Then, instead of a robe, try on a colorful traditional pareo. Practitioners at Le Jardin Spa and Beauty are trained in the holistic disciplines of shiatsu, foot reflexology, Thai massage, watsu, and, of course, traditional Polynesian massage. After treatments, relax in a Jacuzzi built for two, lounge by the plunge pool, take a flower bath or enjoy the spa’s private beach with stunning lagoon views.
Poekura Spa is tucked away in a private coconut grove with a tranquil open-air gazebo and two treatment bungalows dotted amongst the palm trees. The Polynesian Rain Shower is a visitor favorite, along with traditional Polynesian massage, oriental massage, Balinese hot stone massage, reflexology, and a skin restoration treatment perfect after sunbathing. For newlyweds, the spa offers a “Honeymoon For Two” service where you experience a couples massage in the privacy of your beach bungalow or private villa.
A tropical sensory experience, this secluded spa is on a private islet off of Taha’a known as the Vanilla Island. Of course, vanilla is one of its signature massage scents along with frangipani, sandalwood, and ginger. Surrounded by a tropical garden and elegant bamboo trees, relax and enjoy full sunset views over Bora Bora during your massage. Signature rituals and treatments at Le Spa by Taha’a include Balneotherapy, Le Taha’a Royal (which begins with a warm coconut whirlpool bath), and Vanilla Dream, with healing tamanu oil. Couples can also take or renew wedding vows with a traditional Polynesian ceremony and dance.
It’s not often an over-water bungalow treatment room features glass floor panels so that guests can do some tropical fish gazing while being massaged. Couple that with nutrient-rich marine treatments with seawater, seaweed, and marine mud, and you’ll see why the Deep Ocean Spa is one of a kind. Focusing on thalassotherapy, nourishing ocean water used in treatments is harvested from 3,000 feet below the surface. Guests can also enjoy rain showers, private Jacuzzis, and plunge pools with crystal-clear turquoise lagoon views under the backdrop of Bora Bora’s lush green peaks.
Secluded and tranquil, this exclusive one-room spa offers couples a true escape in paradise. Located on a private island, the relaxation begins as you walk through a coconut grove, over a wooden bridge to arrive on your very own islet. It’s just you, the spa, and your native Tahitian practitioner. No sound machine necessary—just relax to the natural sounds of the lagoon. Fare Spa offers a full menu for the face and body using homemade coconut massage oil mixtures. After a treatment, couples can unwind in the Jacuzzi or go for a swim in the private lagoon.
Perched upon a hilltop, Hina Spa has 360-degree views of lush landscapes, dramatic volcanic black rock, and crystal-clear turquoise lagoon views. Indulge in al fresco Polynesian treatments, body scrubs, wraps, and, of course, the Ta’u couples massage. You’ll be immersed in the tropical scents of Tahitian grapefruit, the tiare flower, and vanilla. Open-air treatment bungalows feature private Jacuzzis that are perfect for couples.
A tranquil tropical haven, Varua Te Or Polynesian Spa is located on Tetiaroa, a private island where the Tahitian royal family would come for traditional Polynesia beauty rituals. Pamper yourself with international and ancestral Polynesian holistic treatments surrounded by lush vegetation and the sounds of nature. Then relax in the Fare Manu, a cocoon-like treatment suite. Stroll the grounds by a waterfall and, later, melt all stress away in a steam bath.
A true Polynesian sanctuary on a private islet in a lagoonarium, Miri Miri Spa‘s 13,000 square-foot sanctuary will help you re-discover harmony. Its beach, with the dramatic backdrop of Mount Otemanu, is a secluded get-away. Five luxurious treatment rooms boast full views of the stunning lagoon. Discover Polynesia’s traditional Taurumi massage, water therapy treatments, and bespoke signature massages that will indulge your senses and pamper you.
The Spa at the Four Seasons Bora Bora features a stunning couples spa suite with a glass-bottom floor and al fresco hot tub with stunning views of Mount Otemanu. A couple’s favorite spa ritual is the Hahaia Haven that restores inner balance and incorporates Tahitian black pearl powder and native fragrant vanilla into a blissful experience. An outdoor yoga deck offers a perfect start the day followed by a soak in the outdoor vitality pool.
Embrace the Polynesian ancestral tradition of Taurumi at Manea Spa, where you’ll discover a wide array of holistic treatments that indulge the senses and pamper your body with local healing scents and oils such as tamanu, pineapple, and sandalwood. All spa products are made in Tahiti from native flowers and plants. Treat yourself to a head, hands, and feet massage, or try the popular Tino Tane exfoliating sandalwood scrub.