This Valentine’s Day toss the store-bought candy and sappy greeting cards. Immerse yourself in a spa splurge, instead! From the Atlantic City marina to the mountains of Camelback, the island of Aruba to the hot springs of southern California, sumptuous spas offer relaxing, love-inspired treatments in honor of the upcoming holiday.

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Immersion Spa at the Water Club Atlantic City, New Jersey

Located on the 32nd floor of the Water Club, a boutique-lifestyle hotel by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, give yourself over to Immersion Spa, a globally inspired sanctuary with floor-to-ceiling windows; 180 degree ocean views; a 25-yard infinity-edge lap pool; 16 ‘experience’ rooms; a 1800-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center; and gourmet spa menu by Geoffrey Zakarian. 

Several delectable choices will melt your mind as well as your muscles.

Massage: Love Thy Self Chocolate Massage (50 min) – You have to love yourself before you love anyone else! Begin by giving yourself a relaxing chocolaty goodness massage.

Body: “I’m in the Mocha for Love” (50 min) – A chocolate lover’s delight! Envelope yourself in chocolate from head to toe with a hydrating chocolate wrap. Purely decadent!

Couples: Love is In the Air Couples Experience (100 min) – The season of love provides the perfect time to share a couples experience with your significant other. Begin with an exfoliation of sweet Yuzu sugar to prepare you for a relaxing soak and delicious couple’s treatment with side-by-side chocolate scented Swedish massages.

Packages begin at $99.

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Spa at Desert SpringsDesert Springs, California

Now the largest in Southern California, this desert dwelling includes Turkish hammams, digitally programmable desert rain showers by Kohler, and saunas with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the resort’s golf courses. Entering the spa you will also find a fitness center, Spa Bistro serving organic produce and free-range meats, and full retail shop.

Massage: Red Velvet Heavenly Meltdown (60 min) – This deliciously relaxing massage uses a white velvety buttercream-scented whipped shea butter with Whoopie! Cream to alleviate tension and soothe your soul.

Scrub: Sweet Cream Salt Scrub (60 min) – Silky rice bran oil and invigorating sea salt gently exfoliates your skin to a radiant glow.

Facial: Caviar Facial (60 min) – Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, the Caviar Facial creates the ultimate luxurious experience for the face, hands and décolletage. Your skin will feel smooth and hydrated thanks to protein-rich caviar and powerful antioxidants.

Packages begin at $110.

Spa at Camelback Inn – Scottsdale, Arizona

The uniquely Southwestern award-winning spa located in the middle of the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona offers 32 treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, heated outdoor lap pool, and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain.

Package: Passionate Kisses (90 min) – A rose-scented, sea salt body scrub exfoliates the skin while improving circulation, followed by the gentle ‘rain’ of the Vichey shower. Next, a one hour facial featuring the aromatic essence of roses and benefits of glycolic acid soothes the skin, leaving it dramatically softer, smoother, and more luminous. The luxury doesn’t end there – after the treatments, enjoy a sparkling cocktail of Rose Nectar with Chambord Raspberry Vodka along with a gift of a rose quartz heart. Passionate Kisses package $230.

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ZoiA Spa at Hyatt ArubaAruba

One of the top spas in Aruba, ZoiA Spa provides a peaceful, rejuvenating escape for body and soul. ZoiA – the Papiamento word for balance and poise – reflects the spa’s all-natural treatments.

Experience:  Aruba ZoiA Spirit Ritual (120 min) – This spiritual bath refreshes and nurtures while removing negativity and stress, allowing good energy, blessings, love, luck and success to seep in.  Speak with your massage therapist to make yours all about you! Includes 60-minute massage and time to soak luxuriously in your custom-crafted bath.

Massage: ZoiA Massage For Two (120 min) – Enjoy an hour-long massage for two in our couple’s suite plus extra time for a ZoiA bath. Accompanied by champagne or sparkling cider and a cheese and fruit platter, or our heavenly morning option of mimosa (traditional or no alcohol) and a fruit platter.

Two hour massage packages begin @ $350

Spa in the Water Garden at RendezvousSt. Lucia

Massage: Hot Chocolate Mint (50 min) – With romance in mind, take pleasure in this side-by-side soothing and calming full body massage—the perfect escape for two.

Scrub: Brown Sugar and Chocolate (50 min) – This full body exfoliation eliminates dead skin cells, provides deep cleansing rehydration and refining of your skin. A rich and luxurious super hydrating body lotion completes the experience leaving your skin glowing and softer than you ever imagined. Ideal for anyone wanting an even and prolonged tan!

Massage packages begin @ $90.

Heart throbbing?

Call Borgata Hotel 609-317-1000; www.theborgata.com

Spa at Desert Springs 760-341-1874; www.spa.desertspringsresort.com

Spa at Camelback 800-922-2635; www.camelbackspa.com/

 ZoiA Spa 011-297-586-1234; http://aruba.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas/

 Spa in the Water Garden 800-544-2883; www.theromanticholiday.com/wellness/spa