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Throughout February, the Casa de Campo Spa is offering Casa de Campo villa owners in the mood for love a selection of Romantic packages for couples – with one extra special package, the “Sunset Couples Scape” a massage in a private cabaña on Minitas Beach followed by a candle lit dinner from the Beach Club by Le Cirque.
Always in the mood for romance, I agreed to sacrifice myself (oh the torture!) and try out the “Romance for 2” package, accompanied by my long-suffering partner in crime, Philip Silvestri, so just in time for Valentine’s Day, here I bring you our lovey-dovey tale of romance on Minitas Beach:
After a long and arduos day exploring Bayahibe (more on that soon), Philip and I arrived at Minitas Beach in our swimwear and flip-flops and sauntered hand in hand over to the Beach Club by Le Cirque’s end cabaña. The cabaña located just meters from the water’s edge was ready and waiting for us; with a private lounging area outside, a table ready for our dinner for 2 and twin massage beds decorated with seashells.
Before we began the experience we did a quick photo shoot (it’s such a tough job) – with Philip acting as my photographer and me as the model. And despite the fact we forgot to put me under the sheet, I don’t think we did too bad of a job…..
What a beautiful view! 😉
After working so hard on the photo shoot, we certainly deserved a massage, so we slipped behind a screen, de-robed and faster than you could say “spa” we were on our beds watching the start of the sunset and waiting for our massage to begin!
The 60 minute couples warm sea shells massage is essentially a full body massage with the added use of warm seashells. As always, the masseuses from the Casa de Campo spa did an excellent job, really working hard to massage out any knots, resulting in a thorough and pleasurable massage. The warm shells aspect feels very similar to the “hot stones” massage (also offered by the Casa de Campo spa) with the masseuse alternating between massaging with the warm shells and with her hands – the shells have a soothing smooth texture, which combined with the warmth feels heavenly.
When we “awoke” from our massage, a chilled bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne was waiting for us, so we took our glasses and enjoyed the last few rays of sun in the private lounging area and toasted to our love.
Then we dined in the privacy of our cabaña on a 3 course meal that started with a seafood food soup (for Philip) and a tropical green salad for me, continued with a sophisticated version of the traditional “Surf and Turf” with shrimp, steak and risotto and ended with 2 delicious deserts “Tropical Floating Island” and “Apple pie with ice cream” – bliss!
A romantic dinner for 2 at the Beach Club by Le Cirque
What a wonderfully romantic experience! Cheers to love!
The “Romance for 2” Package by the Casa de Campo Spa
What: A 60 minute warm shells couple massage in a private cabaña on Minitas beach followed by a dinner and champagne
Cost: USD$440 per couple
Throughout February, the Casa de Campo Spa is offering a variety of romance packages for couples – click here to view the full selection