Top 10 Romantic Spas in the World
Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
This all-inclusive resort takes the stress out of planning a getaway — once you arrive, you won't need your wallet. From breakfast to afternoon tea to dinner, all meals and beverages (yes, alcoholic ones, too) are included in the price of your room. The elegant blend of Arabic, Swahili and Indian designs with hand-made furnishings from local artisans embodies the inspiration behind the resort's name (Baraza means "meeting place"), and sets the tone for the 30 villas on the property. Bask in the sun on the resort's sandy beach before stepping into the Frangipani Spa, an oasis all its own, featuring a refreshing lap pool that plays underwater music. Indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, a yoga center, fitness center and tennis courts round out the amenities at your disposal. Candles and spice-scented aromas add a nice touch to this romantic retreat. Among the array of massage techniques and treatments offered, we love the tranquil Aroma-soul massage, followed by the Sultan's Bath for Two — blanketed in rose petals — which is bound to leave you fantasizing about your next treatment.