The Best Couples Massages in Austin for a Romantic Spa Day

Treat each other to romance and relaxation in ATX.
The Best Couples Massages in Austin
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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Jul 03, 2023
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Looking for the ultimate couples spa day in Austin, Texas? You've arrived at the right place. Though Bat City is an adrenaline-fuelled metropolis, it also caters to exhausted bodies in search of much-needed TLC. Downtown is where you'll find the majority of relaxation spots, with gleaming skyscraper hotels that boast entire wellness floors, as well as standalone boutique spas providing zen right off the high street.

Thanks to Austin's abundance of nature, it also makes sense to situate some of the R&R alongside Austin's greenery and lakes. (Tip: rent a car and turn it into a romantic road trip, rideshare is sparse in these woods). Whether you're looking for an in-room massage in tandem with your spouse, a luxurious spa vacation at a glorious retreat, or just a few hours of mani-pedi heaven, here are the very best spas for couples in Austin.

Fairmont Spa Austin, Downtown

The towering Fairmont is ATX's skyline icon, and its spa has both the best views and some of the most glamorous. The spa's nine luxurious treatment rooms have been newly renovated, and include his-and-hers solariums, which join into a relaxation room so you needn't be separated after changing. There are also saline soaking pools, saunas, eucalyptus steam grottos, and VIP couples suites—even though, to be real, you'll feel like a VIP here no matter what. Locals swear by the Fairmont Austin Signature Body Treatment, which will leave your skin smooth and glowing.

101 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701

Spa by JW, Downtown

Though the JW Marriott is one of the louder venues downtown—and an especially happening spot during festival season—the spa is always a tranquil escape. Perched on the fifth floor, it feels like a world away from the parties below thanks to its nine treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, and a slew of treatments available for couples to enjoy together. That includes massages with opt-ins for hot stones, motorized Theragun therapy for deep muscle relief, and revitalizing foot scrubs to help you recover from a long walk through town. When you're ready to return to somewhere buzzy, there's no need to venture far: The rooftop pool is right outside!

110 East Second St., Austin, TX 78701

AWAY Spa, Downtown

Committed to inclusivity and luxury in equal measure, the AWAY Spa features seven treatment rooms that pop with color, playful scents, energizing lights, and of course, detoxifying potions for all. This is playful relaxation at its best, with expert masseuses and estheticians on hand for ultimate relaxation. For couples new in town who hit rowdy 6th Street a little too hard, AWAY has just the remedy: the Sixth Street Detox. It features a full-body sugar scrub, detox oil wrap, Swedish massage, and a warmed oil scalp massage. Complimentary mimosas are offered after the treatment; make sure you fill up on cucumber water afterwards to stay hydrated!

200 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701

VIVA Day Spa + Med Spa, Various Locations

With three locations across town, VIVA is a daytime go-to for many Austin couples. The range of treatments available here is extensive, including hydra facials, waxing, nail care, and sports massage, but couples in the mood for romance will want to book their Delicious Duet Couples Spa Package. It features a combination of detoxifying and rejuvenating Swedish massage, body treatments, and a warm sugar foot scrub, all provided on intimate side-by-side massage tables.

Miraval Austin, West Austin

To really escape the city, go west—all the way to Miraval. Even though it's just a 30-minute drive from downtown, this spa resort feels a world away. You're surrounded by 220 acres of verdant land, and there are 117 guest rooms and suites should you choose to spend the night. Daytime experiences include equine activities with Miraval's resident horses, plus yoga sessions and the ultimate spa experience for two. The Miraval Couples Day Package includes full use of the resorts amenities, including its mindfulness center, saunas, pools, workshops, workout classes, lunch, and credit to use on the spa's long list of acclaimed treatments. Standard day passes are also available on ResortPass.

13500 FM 2769, Austin, TX 78726

ZaSpa, Downtown

Another downtown hotspot, Hotel ZaZa Austin may be in the heart of the action, but its location at the corner of Republic Square Park brings with it an air of calm. ZaSpa is the ground floor oasis where you'll find a gorgeous couples suite for side-by-side massage. Go all out with the Romance Ritual body treatment: It adds a foot soak, sea salt scrub, shea butter body wrap, and hot oil scalp massage to the full body experience. (They promise it's a surefire aphrodisiac so… uh… have fun!)

400 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701

Restore Hyper Wellness, South Lamar

A hub for fitness fanatics, Restore offers cutting-edge health and wellness treatments at an affordable price—at least compared to what professional athletes pay. Best of all, many of them can be done together. These include cryotherapy in a futuristic chamber, infrared sauna therapy in a high tech cabin; and compression therapy done side-by-side to help detoxify any acidic buildup in the muscles. You'll both leave with bounces of energy, ready to take on Austin's beloved Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail nearby.

1100 South Lamar Blvd., Suite 2114, Austin, TX 78704

Mokara Spa, Barton Creek

A short drive out of the city leads you to the scenic Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, where Mokara is your part-indoor, part-outdoor spa haven. The menu features holistic treatments, massages, facials and salon services. Couples will love the body treatment for two, held in the private couples suite and customized to individual preferences. Afterwards, stop by at their Spa Creek Cafe and get your fill of healthy plant-based goodies (that actually taste amazing, we swear…) before the trip back.

8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, TX 78735

Milk + Honey, Various Locations

Now with five locations in Austin, including a new opening at The Loren, Milk + Honey always feels like a boutique experience tailored to your specific needs. Guests come here for everything from lashes to waxing and manicures, but the beautifully designed centers never fail to bring each and every patron some zen, no matter how busy they get. Their Couple's Retreat spa package includes two signature massages, facials, and signature M+H manicures with or without polish.

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