For years, a favorite image of honeymoon resorts — in the Poconos, the Caribbean, or other fun destinations for newlyweds — has been the bubble-filled, petal-strewn heart-shaped bathtub for two, as we show here. In fact, that image is so popular as to be almost a cliché. The good news? That a little playtime among the bubbles with your special someone isn’t a cliché — and it doesn’t have to be in a honeymoon resort to be refreshing and restoring. Warm tubs may not be on your doctor’s prescription list, but they’re definitely a great way to “wash away” stress in this busy world. Imagine yourself stepping into a circular tub with whirlpool jets, then pushing a button and having the tub lower itself until the water is at floor level. Now, there’s an adventure that makes a splash!
If you like to face your partner in the tub, you can choose ones that allow both of you to stretch out, side by side, or curved ones that look like seashells on the outside, giving each of you your own “cradle” of comfort. Gaze at each other from opposite ends of two tubs that look like long commas…or cozy up in a tub with a shelf across the middle for champagne or candles. Side-by-side tubs can be curved or rectangular, with each of you having your own headrest and plenty of room to wiggle your toes. You can even get the best of all worlds: a rectangular tub with curved bottom and whirlpool jets — for a thoroughly relaxing “cradle” effect. So what’s your dream tub? Take a look at some of these for ideas on how to set up the ultimate pampering place for two.