Cocoa Pop

Chocolate on the Inside and Out

Say what you will about Valentine's Day, but if you're attached in any way, you can't avoid it. When in doubt, we've got one word for you: chocolate. Not in a box, but smothered, soaked, scrubbed and rubbed on your body and hers. Combine that with a luxe spa or scenic getaway, and we trust your Valentine's will end on the note that makes the day worth celebrating.

UD - Japanese Cocoa Rose Ritual at SenSpa

Japanese Cocoa Rose Ritual at SenSpa

If a rose-petal onsen bath in a deep soaking tub for two sounds a little soft for your tastes, take comfort in the fact that the spa is housed in what was a former WWI army barracks. Body buffing and side-by-side, custom-blended cocoa oil massages suddenly seem a little manlier (well, not really, but you can pretend).

Through Feb 28, SenSpa, 1161 Gorgas Ave, 415-441-1777

UD - Sweet Surrender at Solage

Sweet Surrender at Solage

A trip to wine country never fails—nor do the words private cabana or mud bath. Settle into your cabana and unwind with bubbly and chocolate truffles before heading into your private couple's mud lounge and slathering your mud mixture on each other. Try not to get carried away before your chocolate espresso scrub, followed by massages in the suite.

Feb 10-14, Spa Solage, 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, 866-942-7442

UD - Chocolate Delight at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Chocolate Delight at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

If you'd rather pass on the choco-bathing, treat her to the Warm Chocolate Truffle Wrap at this oceanside Ritz—a full-body sugar scrub followed by a Vichy waterfall shower and rubdown with chocolate-truffle cream. Then meet up by the fire pit for cocktails with the booming waves of the Pacific in the background—and start enjoying her gratitude.

UD - Romance Ritual at Rosewood Sand Hill

Romance Ritual at Rosewood Sand Hill

Lay out poolside before joining your sweetheart in a private room, where you'll paint each other with a warm chocolate body mask followed by body wraps and a massage. Hang out in your own hot bath over acai berry mimosas and dark chocolates—you know, for the antioxidants.

UD - Panoramic Spa Suite for Two at the Claremont

Panoramic Spa Suite for Two at the Claremont

Look out over the glittering city with killer views from the Claremont's couple's spa suite overlooking the Bay. Foot massages and full-body rubdowns are followed by bubbly and chocolate desserts. Tack on a Mexican Chocolate Scrub for her, and a room overnight for you.

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