Chocolates and Valentine’s Day are inextricably—and deliciously—linked, but it’s time to think outside the (heart-shaped) box. This year, consider treating yourself and your sweetheart to a deluxe, immersive chocolate spa treatment for two.
One of the best is the Aphrodisiac Chocolate Invigoration offered at Maroma Resort’s Kinan Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico (2 hours, $567, maromahotel.com). This couples’ treatment begins with a full-body exfoliation using ground cocoa, amaranth and coconut milk to slough off dead cells and soften skin. A customized massage follows, combining the expert touch of the spa’s top-notch therapists with a heavenly mix of moisturizing warm chocolate and coconut milk. A soothing wrap with steamed towels and thermal blankets opens pores to enhance the benefits.
After a shower, a pure chocolate and coconut crème massage further relaxes the body and mind while sealing in moisture. The utterly romantic treatment concludes with a blissful candlelit soak in a rose-petal-sprinkled Jacuzzi, with glasses of bubbly and skewers of chocolate-drizzled strawberries within reach.
It may be too late to make it to Maroma Resort in time for a Valentine’s Day rendezvous this year, but you can still plan your getaway and book your treatment now for some time in the months ahead. Then share the news of your gift with that special someone by tucking a sweet note inside—you guessed it—a box of chocolates on February 14.
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