Combining Romance with Relaxation | 5 Essential Date Night Tips for the Hot Tub

Is it your turn to plan the next date night? Why not turn your game up a notch and wow your partner with a romantic Wave Spa date night! Sure, it only requires a short trip to the garden, but a hot tub date can be a great way to spend quality time with your loved one. Just imagine snuggling up under the stars in the warm bubbling waters of your hot tub. There a no waiters, no noisy dinners, no blaring TV screens and no mobile phones! Just you and your partner sipping prosecco and enjoying each others company. You’ll leave the hot tub feeling more connected than ever!

To make things extra special on your big night, follow our top five date night secrets! They’re sure to knock your date’s socks off! 

PREPARING AND PLANNING AHEAD

Planning is always key. Set a date and time with your partner and head on over to the shops! You don’t need to spend lots of money, but you will l need a few date night essentials. Think towels, spa snacks, alcoholic beverages and (if we’re really pushing the boat out) some romantic candles. 

A little closer to the date, make sure to prep your Wave Spa. Remove any leaves and debris from your water with a pool skimmer. To clean any dirt from the surface of your spa use some warm water, mild detergent and our spa maintenance kit. (Read ‘How to Clean a Hot Tub’ for more information.) Once your hot tub liner is as clean as a whistle, test your spa water with some 3 in 1 test strips. Make sure your chlorine and pH/alkalinity levels are all at the correct and safe level. For more advice on treating your hot tub water, please read our Chemical Guide.    

Bonus Tip: Splash out on some fluffy new robes and slippers! Trust us, there’s nothing better than slipping into these after an evening spent relaxing in your spa. It’s a final extra touch that your date is sure to appreciate!  

SETTING THE MOOD

Lighting: The ultimate goal with a hot tub date night is to enjoy a sunset soak that leads into a star-studded sky. You may be lucky enough to experience this, however, you can’t always rely on mother nature to pull this out of the bag. To ensure a romantic glow, no matter what the weather brings, string up some twinkly fairy lights and set out a bunch of candles. If you're really looking to impress, why not add a firepit?

Aromatherapy: If you haven’t tried our hot tub-approved aromatherapy scented crystals, there’s no better time than date night! Our favourite scents for a romantic Hot Tub date night are Soothing Tea Tree, Lavender Burst, Spring Breeze and Summer Fun! 

CREATING A PLAYLIST

There’s no better to way to set the mood for a romantic evening than popping on a playlist! Pick a mix of yours and your partner’s favourite tunes, songs that are meaningful to your relationship and bring back memories or (if you’re struggling) you can’t go wrong with a bit of Marvin Gaye. 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Food: Your spa is no place for a knife and fork, so light finger foods are always a great choice! You want something that’s easy to grab and isn’t going to make a mess of your hot tub water. Here are a couple of ideas: 

  • Fruit Platter / Chocolate Dipped Fruits
  • Chees Board
  • Finger Snadwiches
  • Crisps 
  • Nuts
  • Mini Cupcakes
  • Cookies

Drinks: It’s not date night without a bottle of bubbles or your favourite cocktail! If you need some inspiration, check out our ‘Top 5 Summer Cocktails to Enjoy in your Wave Spa.’ Remember to keep topping up with water! Soaking in your hot tub is important, but staying hydrated is even more so. 

Bonus Tip: If you haven’t already, be sure to invest in some hot tub drinks holders. Holding 2 bottles or glasses, these attachable drinks holders simply clip onto the wall of your hot tub and bring all the convenience of a bar without the kitchen tile puddles!


FUN DATE NIGHT ACTIVITIES 

Intimate conversation: Simple but always a great choice. With mobile phones and distractions aside, the hot tub is a perfect place to reconnect with your loved one. Forget about who is dropping the kids off at their next activity or whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher. Instead talk about the things that really matter to you as a couple. 

Massages: You spa’s bubble jets can give a great massage, but for date night it’s always a nice idea to give each other one! 

Stargazing: Look out for shooting stars, spot constellations and snuggle under the starry view.


There you have it! All the ingredients you could possibly need for a successful hot tub date night! Now that you’re fully prepared, get ready to relax and enjoy your date. We’re sure it’ll be an evening to remember!