Island, desert, or wine-country classic, we've got the spa for you
GREEN VALLEY SPA
1871 W. Canyon View Dr.
St. George, UT
Few places on earth are as dramatically beautiful as the red-rock canyons of southwestern Utah. And Green Valley Spa offers the most luxurious way to enjoy them. Set on the outskirts of sunny St. George (the gateway to Zion National Park), this indulgent enclave is an outdoor playground paired with one of the country's top holistic spas. It's an ideal spot to recover from wedding-day stress.
Unwind in lavish adobe-style casitas complete with king-size featherbeds, two-person whirlpool tubs (check out the mood lighting), fireplaces, and private patios landscaped with desert blooms. Revel in the outdoors with activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, and desert hiking. You'll work up an appetite, and the spa responds with an ever-changing menu of healthy, hearty fare. Sit by yourselves, order room service, or join new friends in the dining room—anything goes. One small caveat: No alcohol is served in the dining room. But feel free to indulge back in your casita.
Energetic honeymooners will want to try the Green Valley Adventure Challenge, a five-hour, high-adrenaline excursion offered twice a week. Guides supervise as you test your skills—and nerve—with backcountry hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, and zip-lining. Other days, begin with cool morning hikes through secluded desert canyons. Come afternoon, activities back at the resort include mountain biking, tennis, yoga, and golf. Or blow it all off and work on your tan at one of six swimming pools.
The Bliss Factor
Treatments here are designed to rejuvenate both body and soul. Try a soothing herbal bath, a desert-clay body mask, or a couples aromatherapy massage. Book Rapunzel's Secret Hot Oil Treatment for an alfresco head-and-neck massage and hair treatment that's as soothing to your locks as it is to your soul.
The Romance Quotient
Private guided hikes, horseback rides for two, mountain biking by moonlight—you name it, and it can be arranged. Should you have too much of the healthy life, licentious Las Vegas is a mere two-hour drive away.
AUBERGE DU SOLEIL
180 Rutherford Hill Rd. Rutherford, CA
California's Napa Valley is synonymous with the good life: excellent food, world-class wines, and incredible natural beauty. Indulge to the hilt at Auberge du Soleil. What began in 1981 as Napa's first gourmet restaurant has evolved into a retreat par excellence, where luxe hillside cottages boast stellar vineyard views, and the signature spa is pure indulgence.
Settle into one of 50 Mediterranean-style cottages—each has a wood-burning fireplace and French doors opening to a private terrace, while oversize bathrooms feature skylights and huge marble tubs. Better yet: Waiting in your suite are an assortment of aromatic oils, a bottle of bubbly, and a Happy Honeymoon cake. Later, meander up the pathway to enjoy superb California-French cuisine at the five-star restaurant, with its 14,000 wines. Then it's back to your love nest, where rose petals have been sprinkled across your bed. Sweet dreams!