It’s not called the Maximum City without reason. Exhaustion and fatigue are almost synonymous with living in Mumbai as are words like long hours, copious amounts of stress and incorrigible traffic.
We say, take a break. Take a break from the all the hustle and bustle surrounding your life, grab your partner (who’s been cribbing about not getting enough quality time with you) and check yourselves into a divine couples suite at a luxurious spa. Bond over chocolates, conversation, some sigh-inducing treatments and tons of much-needed pampering and come out renewed and ready to tackle the world again.
We have carefully explored the city and its countless offerings to finally narrow down on three of some of the most exquisite spas there are. From indulgent and grand to minimal and Zen, you and your partner are in for a treat!
Most Rejuvenating: Four Seasons Hotel Spa (The Four Seasons Hotel)
Generously spread out over two floors, the large Four Seasons Hotel Spa offers its clients what the city of Mumbai lacks most, space. The tranquil spa, with its subtle wood and beige toned interiors, and pleasant calming lighting comprises eight elegantly done up treatment rooms including two spacious suites – a VIP one and a couples one. The lavish couple’s suite boasts of a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea and offers complete privacy to its occupants.
Try: The refreshing Balancing Ritual for Couples is perfect for some indulgent mid-week R&R with your loved one. The calming journey begins with a cleansing organic Himalayan salt and green tea scrub, moves on to a gentle yet effective stress-relieving full-body oil massage. The ritual finally ends with a fabulous skin-invigorating facial. The serene, revitalizing experience, if nothing else, is sure to bring back balance into your relationship.
The couple’s treatment is priced at Rs. 16,000 for 120 minutes.
Four Seasons Hotel Spa, 114 Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, (91 22)2481-8005.
Most Romantic: Myrah Spa
Myrah is a marriage between Mediterranean opulence and Zen-like calm – exquisite crystal chandeliers and ornate gold mirrors sit comfortably beside a beautiful Victorian fountain and a stunning restful Buddha statue. The special couple’s suite at the spa emulates the rest of the Myrah in terms of grandiosity and comes with its own private plunge pool – great for a romantic post massage dip!
Try: Specially designed to help re-kindle the spark between two flames, The Lovers Mystical Journey does exactly that. The lengthy, leisurely experience comprises of a delicious body polish and massage using the ultimate and richest aphrodisiac – chocolate, a facial and a super relaxing reflexology treatment. The sumptuous journey concludes with a warm, absolutely sublime Royal Aura Bath which you and your partner can enjoy while gorging on endless platters of fruits and chocolates.
The couple’s treatment is priced at Rs. 10,030 per person for 210 minutes.
Myrah Spa, 11, Palm Spring Society, Behind Juhu Shoppers Stop, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai,
098 20 040002.
Most indulgent: Quan Spa (JW Marriott Hotel)
The best part about the Quan Spa is the élan with which it merges both grandeur and elegance. The massive yet minimalistic spa is all about soothing decor and soft illumination and even boasts of several beautifully designed peace-inducing rooms, all of them being specifically made to resemble a particular chakra. The spacious couple’s room with its warm violet glow and aromatic fragrance is inspired by the Crown chakra and even comes attached to its own private shower and steam area.
Try: The super indulgent Couple’s Wedding Ritual is a three long hour journey which starts with a romantic milky bath enhanced by rose petals and ends with a deeply-relaxing, hour long fusion massage. Also part of the ritual is a lovely thyme and peppermint foot scrub, which will make your feet feel fresher than they’ve ever felt before as well as an uber luxurious spice-laden body polish, which will leave your skin looking shiny and energized.
The couple’s treatment is priced at Rs. 30,600 for 180 minutes.
JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, (91 22)6693-3610.