12 Best Couples Retreats to Bring You Closer Than Ever

Enjoy a relationship reset on one of these spectacular getaways.

A couple swimming together at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia

Steven Branco/Courtesy of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

If the turmoil of the past few years has put a strain on your relationship, you're not alone. But we're optimistically looking forward and sharing how you can reconnect with your partner in a positive way by traveling. Get away together to find a little peace and connection on these couples retreats that will have you falling in love all over again.

Full Moon Ritual at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Aerial view of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia

Courtesy of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Feel like your relationship needs some divine intervention? Channel that quite literally with the Full Moon Ritual at Windjammer Landing in Castries, St. Lucia. During this three-hour experience, soak up the transcendent powers of the moon via a night boat ride in Labrelotte Bay, a yin yoga session with guided meditation, a massage, a plant-based dinner, and stargazing. To bond with your forevermore further, add on an evening dive with underwater yoga and breathing techniques to get your mind and body in a more peaceful state. The workshop rate starts at $750 per couple (lodging not included; room rates start at $185 per night). The retreat occurs every full moon.

Euphoria Escape for Couples at the Wellness Holiday Boutique

How does a Grecian retreat sound to you? At this destination spa beside the enchanting village of Mystras (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the foothills of Mount Taygetus, you and your partner will instantly feel at ease. When you're not checking out the tepidarium (a relaxation space with mild heat), salt room, outdoor California hot tub, Kneipp circuit, experiential showers, Finnish sauna, steam room, or hydrotherapy circuit, you can do yoga, meditate, or partake in educational lectures, all designed to bring a better sense of balance and peace into your life. Prices start from $1,175 per person for three nights excluding flights and transfers.

Work It Out Package at The Guild Hotel San Diego

A barre class happing at The Guild Hotel San Diego

Courtesy of The Guild Hotel 

Ready to have fun and enhance your connection with your sweetheart? You’re going to love the Work It Out package, where you’ll relax in The Guild Hotel’s penthouse suite (with a private patio, skyline views, and European rooftop ambiance) and partake in a yoga session, an expressive art therapy session, and a private kickboxing and Krav Maga workshop. This package costs $2,000 with a one-night stay in the penthouse suite included, and additional nights in the penthouse can be added for $900 a night.

Couples Retreat at Shou Sugi Ban House

Interior of a room with fireplace at Shou Sugi Ban House

Fredrika Stjarne/Courtesy of Shou Sugi Ban House

Let your love flourish in the Hamptons at this couples retreat at the minimalist modern sanctuary that is Shou Sugi Ban House. During this program, lovebirds will engage in morning movement classes and be spoiled with a nightly soak in their tub complete with organic chocolate, rose quartz, and signature flowers. Speaking of the soaking tub, your digs also include a fireplace and garden patio to round out the cozy, romantic feeling. To your stay, add on experiences like a multi-sensory sound bath ritual with tuning forks, gongs, and Himalayan crystal bowls or a healing crystal experience involving the touch-based healing technique of Reiki, sacred oils, and crystal stones. The retreat itinerary starts at $1,295 per couple per night including guest studio accommodations. While in town, be sure to check out the fabulous permanent collection and rotating exhibits at the Parrish Art Museum, which is a two-minute walk from the property.

Love Awakening Private Cocoa Ceremony at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

The adults only pool during sunset at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal in Los Cabos, Mexico

Blake Marvin/Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Does your partner have a soft spot for chocolate? Dazzle them with this cocoa-centric experience at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. Debuting this month, the Love Awakening Private Cocoa Ceremony is a ritual designed to take your love to new heights. Throughout the hour-and-a-half-long ceremony, the host will guide you through the uniting experience with an aromatic cocoa elixir and fragrant rose petals. The starting price for two is $350, and nightly hotel rates start at $750.

Romance Retreat at Casa Angelina

The Amalfi Coast is never a tough sell. Especially when you're venturing there with your amore on this intimate getaway in Praiano, Italy. Expect a feast for your senses upon arrival, from stunning cliffside vistas to drawn baths garnished with flower petals, essential oils, and candles. When you're not sipping Casa Angelina Champagne and invigorating your body with the fresh fruit that's left in your room, enjoy a four-course cooking and dining experience served at the sea-facing rooftop terrace or book a couples massage. The price of this weekend package is available upon request.

Esalen Institute's Relationship Workshops

Interior of a painting workshop room at Esalen Institute's Relationship Workshops

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There's nothing quite like experiencing California's fresh air and stunning Big Sur scenery with someone you love. See the West Coast at its best by booking a few nights at the non-profit retreat center Esalen Institute. The institute has a stellar lineup of multi-day relationship workshops throughout the year. Rates vary depending on your selected accommodations, but expect to shell out a minimum of $1,200 per person.

Set Your Intentions Wellness Journey at Hotel Wailea

Aerial view of Hotel Wailea in Maui, Hawaii
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The Relais & Châteaux property's wellness program — which was unveiled in early 2022 — is ready to take you and your partner on a journey together. The program, led by a certified holistic wellness coach and yoga instructor, along with a team of other top-notch staffers, aims to help you recalibrate your relationship through a blend of physical, mental, and spiritual experiences running the gamut from aerial silks yoga and meditation classes to a private guided nature stroll and an in-suite sound healing session. You can also book a floating sound bath or cacao ceremony for an additional fee. Book the package in a Celebration Ocean View Suite for a splurge, starting from $9,500 per couple for a five-night minimum stay, or add it to any five-night stay for $2,000 per couple.

Couples Wellness Escape at The Art of Living Retreat Center

Aerial view of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina
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The Art of Living Retreat Center invites couples to bond in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The center provides guests the chance to take part in a yoga or meditation class, enjoy a hike, or go for more low-key options like side-by-side watercolor painting, a cooking class, or an Ayurvedic spa treatment. It has an all-inclusive Couples Wellness Escape package from $1,411 for a two-night stay, including meals and accommodations, one treatment per person, and daily meditation and yoga classes.

Romance Package at Playa Viva

They had us at treehouse. If you and your sweetheart are equally excited by the prospect of cozying up amongst a canopy of trees, book this package at Playa Viva, a solar-powered beachfront resort set on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in Juluchuca, 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport. There, you'll be treated to on-site farm-to-table dining, daily yoga, and a roster of activities from spa treatments to stargazing. While we adore the bamboo treehouses that are suspended by palm trees, you can also stay in an "EcoCasita." FYI: This package is only available during high season and includes three meals and snacks daily along with non-alcoholic beverages, two 60-minute massages, a donation to the turtle sanctuary, and more for $259 per person (room price is not included). 

Sacred Soulmates Couples Retreat at Chablé Yucatán

Interior of a treatment room with massage tables at the Chablee Yucataan in Merida, Mexico

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Say goodbye to your problems at the Chablé Yucatán, an idyllic refuge in the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán. Guests are led by a spiritual guide to help forge new paths of happiness throughout a four-night, five-day custom retreat. Expect cooking classes, a private Temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony, dinner for you and your sweetheart at a cenote, and more. At the end of the day, relax in a deluxe casita with a private pool and a newfound sense of peace. The starting rate for two begins at $10,200 for four nights. Reach out directly to the resort to book.

Duet Retreat at the Spa at the Inns of Aurora

Inns of Aurora's spa room with pool and fireplace
Courtesy of Inns of Aurora

Inns of Aurora, one of the chicest spots in New York's Finger Lakes, wants to be your home base for transformation. One of the retreat offerings from its spa — which opened in 2021 — is particularly great for couples. The Duet Retreat looks to strengthen your bond through reflexology, a hydrotherapy circuit, forest bathing, an aromatherapy massage for two, connection meditation, and more. You’ll each receive a journal upon arrival to use throughout your upstate getaway, too. The two-day retreat starts at $605. This year-round retreat does not include food, beverages, or accommodations, so guests are invited to book their stay at one of the property’s five delightfully restored historic homes, starting at $285 per night. Rowland House, built in 1903 with several lake view rooms and fanciful design, is our favorite.

Perri Ormont Blumberg is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. She's based in New York City, but is always dreaming of the Catskill mountains. Follow her on Twitter @66PerriStreet.

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