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Some hotel promotions we hear about sound downright goofy, but many are probably good fun when you're there, actually doing them. Take the current "Dinner and a Bath" package from Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Here's how this works. When you sit down for dinner you receive the resort's new after-dinner bath menu along with the dinner menu and wine list. In case this isn't enough of a choice overload, you can also request the bath to be accompanied by cigars, champagne, or sipping tequila. Then word is dispatched and staffers scurry around in the background getting this all ready in the room. When your meal is done, you head back to the room and go soak in your preferred setup. Since Las Ventanas al Paraíso is a well-regarded luxury hotel, we assume it'll all look quite pretty, with candles and the works.
Bath oils and fragrances vary with the menu choices. "Stress Relieving" features lots of seaweed products and bath salts but the "Rejuvenating" one really piles it on: "Thermal Salts Muscle Soak with salts from 250-million-year old sea water deposits in Germany; Inspiring Wild Indigo Gel to pamper the skin; and Refreshing Facial Micro-Exfoliator with papaya enzymes, jojoba micro-beads and meadowfoam oil."
Since we would feel like the world's biggest loser ordering this all alone, the "Sensual & Romantic" bath experience sounded like the ticket for a party of two. Until we got to this last ingredient: "Gentle Refine Papain Exfoliator with fruit enzymes and flower extracts to soften blocked pores and sweep away dead cells." Yeah, nothing like the sweeping away of dead skin cells to get your partner in the mood--glad we found this post Valentine's Day.
[Photo: jen clix]