The Best Couples Massages in San Diego for a Romantic Spa Day

Take a break from the sunny skies and retreat indoors for a relaxing day
Room at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Photo: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
The Knot Contributor
  • Beth Ann writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, including venues, honeymoons and planning advice.
  • Beth Ann is a lifestyle freelance writer, with bylines on and
  • Prior to freelancing, Beth Ann was a writer and editor for Long Island Pulse Magazine.
Updated Sep 18, 2023
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There's no shortage of ways to spend time as a couple in San Diego. From gorgeous beaches to romantic restaurants, the possibilities are endless. But sometimes, the hustle and bustle of a city wears on you. Or, perhaps, you're in San Diego to get away from the go-go-go nature of your life elsewhere. Stopping and getting a couples massage in San Diego is an excellent way to feel rejuvenated.

Several day spas in San Diego offer couples massages. What's more, they offer an array of other treatments like facials and wraps that allow you to turn your idea for a massage for two into a full spa day. Some spots on this list have the top couples spa packages San Diego offers, so all you have to do is choose an option and indulge in pure, pampered bliss. Here's where to find the best couples massages in San Diego.

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, Pacific Beach

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Photo: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Situated on the white-sand beaches of Mission Bay, a trip to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa feels like a true escape, whether you live in Pacific Beach or have traveled from across the country. It's the city's only beachfront spa, making it a unique oasis. The resort offers two options for couples massages: 50 or 80 minutes. Each person gets their own therapist for a joint experience that's customizable. Spa goers also gain access to the sauna, steam room, pool and bay-front whirlpool. The perks allow couples to extend their time there even if they don't get any other treatments.

3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego

Pendry San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter

Room at Pendry San Diego
Photo: Pendry San Diego

This five-star hotel has a spa to write home to other couples about. One package geared toward pairs essentially maps out a luxurious couples spa day in San Diego. The couples retreat package includes a rose bath and a 120-minute candlelit massage with rose-infused massage oil. Couples can continue their day with other treatments, such as a mini facial, CBD therapy or Himalayan salt stones. Dinner at the Gatsby-esque on-site restaurant Provisional Kitchen—set in an elegant greenhouse that looks straight out of a bygone era—makes for the perfect spa-day coda.

550 J Street, San Diego

Firefly Wellness Day Spa, Mission Hills

Room at Firefly Wellness Day Spa
Photo: Firefly Wellness Day Spa

This independent spa in San Diego offers 60- or 90-minute massages for couples. Partners will lie side-by-side in a large room with instantly soothing teal walls. A pair of massage therapists will provide customized experiences, perhaps working on your upper body while your main squeeze has someone get out the kinks in their legs. Couples can also choose from enhancements like cupping, hot stones and CBD oil. Head's up: You can't book the couples massage online, but you can reserve your day of bliss by calling them.

4024 Ibis Street, Suite A, San Diego

AquaVie at Westgate Hotel, Gaslamp Quarter

Spa at AquaVie at Westgate Hotel
Photo: AquaVie at Westgate Hotel

Situated inside an elegant luxury hotel with windows that give way to downtown San Diego vistas, AquaVie offers a respite from it all. A couples massage can last 50 or 80 minutes in these parts, and massage therapists will combine various techniques and pressures to tune up your body. Turn your couples spa day in San Diego into a multi-day getaway by taking advantage of one of the hotel's packages, such as a bed-and-breakfast deal with a voucher for the most important meal of the day. Bonus: Spa guests gain access to the rooftop pool.

234 Broadway, San Diego

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina District

Waiting room at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Photo: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Sneak off to the couples room at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina's appropriately named on-site spa, Exquisite Hideaway. A luxurious, all-inclusive spa package includes an hour-long side-by-side massage. Fiji water, custom aromatherapy and numerous hot towels are included in the deal. Ditto for the complimentary gift bag with chocolate-covered strawberries and a sheet mask. Afterward, a hand-in-hand walk around the bay, which is in close proximity to the hotel, will leave you feeling completely refreshed.

333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego

Spa Kinston, Banker's Hill

Waiting room at Spa Kinston
Photo: Spa Kinston

You'll find multiple options for couples spa packages at this luxury spot near Balboa Park (home of the San Diego Zoo). All three packages for pairs include a couples massage ranging from an hour to 90 minutes. They also offer skin treatments, like facials or mini facials, rose-petal foot baths and Champagne. Some come with dark chocolate truffles that pamper the tastebuds Post-treatment, enjoy a moment of zen together in the relaxation room with cozy seating and warm neck pillows.

2230 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, Mission Bay

Towel rolls and flower, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Photo: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Situated along the gorgeous Mission Bay, this Hyatt Regency has an on-site spa offering massages that allow couples to drift away for a while. Pairs can add treatments like soothing CBD oil or paraffin to stimulate circulation. Prenatal massages are also offered if one of you is expecting. Afterward, consider tacking on a skin treatment like sea spray exfoliation, leaving you with that glowing California look, whether you're a local or not.

1441 Quivira Road, San Diego

Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Carmel Valley

Fountain at, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Photo: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

This five-star San Diego luxury resort has a golf course, a pool, tennis courts and an on-site spa designed for relaxation and romance. A large couples suite is among the 11 expansive rooms the spa has. The spa package here includes a 60-minute side-by-side massage with separate therapists who will give you the individualized attention you both deserve as you enjoy quiet time together. You'll also be able to relax in a mineral bath and undergo a moisture-intensive wrap after your treatment. A pro will give you a healing scalp and foot rub.

5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego

The Spa at Torrey Pines, La Jolla

Spa treatment room, The Spa at Torrey Pines
Photo: The Spa at Torrey Pines

This luxury resort is perched atop the cliffs at Torrey Pines State Beach and features stunning vistas of sand-bluff exteriors and the water below. Peel yourself away from the otherworldly views for a moment to indulge in some self-care for two. The spa offers 50- and 80-minute candlelit massages for couples (one can be prenatal). Your feet will be wrapped in warm towels, which is perfect for travelers who have spent significant time sightseeing.

11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

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