2020 made many people realize the importance of self-care. When life’s stresses are getting to you, it is vital to take time off work and schedule some relaxation. Sometimes, though, what you need isn’t time alone, but a weekend with your loved one. Nothing spells ‘rest’ more than an evening in a jacuzzi with your significant other or an afternoon cuddled up on the couch while the rain pours outside your window.
While a weekend at home is always enjoyable, it’s even more exciting to go on a weekend getaway these days. Since the world is opening up, and people are taking precautions, it’s one of the best times to go on a quick resort trip for a much-needed rest. Here are some things you could do to ensure that your romantic, relaxing weekend will be a success.
Get the soundtrack right
Music sets the mood in an event; once you put on a track, you influence a place’s vibe. When you’re staying at a resort for the weekend, make sure you create the perfect playlist for your trip. Book a room or a villa with a WiFi connection, so you can stream your tunes while you chill.
Book a place with excellent lighting
Lighting also has an impact. Whether you settle into your hot tub in the morning or enjoy a dip at night, the place should have just enough light to set the mood. A room like the Ocean Jacuzzi Suite, for example, is perfect no matter the time of day. In the morning, you can enjoy expansive sea views while you soak in the tub. In the evening, you can control the lighting and create a romantic atmosphere for the two of you.
Indulge in rich finger food
Since you’ll probably want to enjoy your hot tub for a while, make sure you have finger food and snacks on hand. Request a floating tray and a platter from room service; you could ask for chocolate strawberries, blueberries, mini cheesecakes, and keep them in the tub, so you do not have to climb in and out to get more snacks.
Take care with drinks, though; although a nice glass of bubbly makes any party better, hot tubs and alcohol don’t mix well. Save the wine for when you’re out of the tub; grab shatterproof glasses of cider instead.
Enhance your hot tub experience with oils
While you’re in vacation mode, you could go all the way; add essential oils to your tub and luxuriate! Help each other unwind through aromatherapy; use scents like lemon and peppermint as a pick-me-up, or soak in geranium, lavender, or vanilla at the end of the day.
Sign up for a couple’s massage
One of the best ways to bond on a trip is by having a couple’s massage. Places like the Diamond Spa have various packages that address different types of aches and pains. Whether you’re craving a foot massage or a body scrub, there’s sure to be a treatment for you.
Staycations are a beautiful way to spend quality time with a significant other, and going on a spa date makes a perfect getaway. Make sure you have the time of your life by planning a few surprises; something as simple as booking a spa massage or creating a playlist will be enough to make this trip memorable for your loved one.
Experience a weekend to remember when you book a weekend at the Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa in Phuket. Nestled in the hills of Patong, our resort provides an idyllic space for people who want a breather from their hectic routines. Contact us today to make a reservation!