The Phenomenal Health Benefits of a Romantic Wellness Weekend on San Juan Island

Posted on January 17, 2024

If you are pondering whether you should look into planning a romantic getaway this year, the answer is a resounding YES! Travelling together is not only beneficial to your relationship, but also to your health, your happiness and even the place and people you visit. So come on up to gorgeous San Juan Island and reap the benefits of a romantic wellness getaway.

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More Happiness

Travelling with your partner in unfamiliar surroundings breaks up your daily routine, allows you to bond and remember why you fell in love.

Another very effective way to increase spousal/partner happiness is to visit Cin Cin Goods, the natural wine and locally-made chocolate shop in Friday Harbor and indulge in a decadent chocolate and port tasting.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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Less Digital Dependence

A 2018 Brigham Young study of social media usage revealed decreased emotional wellness and lower satisfaction in romantic relationships. Why not make your time on San Juan Island digitally free? Put your devise on airplane mode while you explore the whale watching park and take sunset pictures of seals playing in the kelp forests by the shore. Be just here by the water, in the fresh air, with your love.

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Maya's Legacy Whale Watching, Friday Harbor, WA
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Sweet Sleep & Mood

Treat each other to a massage and facial at the adorable Spa at Earthbox. Get a pool pass for the day (available for the day you have a spa appointment) and lounge in the hot tub, go for a swim and take a sauna. A massage not only reduces muscle tension and enhances relaxation, it also reduces stress hormones, boosts the immune system and helps with depression, insomnia and nerve pain. Ahhhhhhh.

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Earthbox Inn & Spa, Friday Harbor, WA
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Less Pain

When you patronize a family owned restaurant, buy from a local artist and treat the isle’s gorgeous ecosystems with awe and respect, you are helping islanders, the local economy, and mother nature. Helping others strengthens the immune system, decreases the intensity and awareness of physical pain and activates positive emotions that support well-being.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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Better Brain

Trying new things together makes you feel more confident, reduces stress and improves brain function. Take a pottery class together at the playful Alchemy Art Center in the woods or treat yourselves to a cooking class at the cozy COHO, one of our favorite farm-to-table restaurants on the isle. Take a flight lesson over the archipelago or go on a bioluminescent kayaking tour this Summer.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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Increase Appreciation & Awareness

Expand your awareness, appreciation and inclusion of diverse beliefs through cultural enrichment. Browse Friday Harbor's nine galleries and three museums, all within walking distance of our cute boutique hotel. Pay homage to the the Native totems and carvings around the isle telling stories from the time immemorial. Get inspired by a play at the renowned San Juan Community Theatre. Meander through town on every first Friday of the month for the Friday Harbor Art Walk and see local artists at work, have wine and nibbles and great conversations.

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San Juan Island, Washington
Bird Rock Hotel Washington