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Intimate Relaxation: The Best Hot Tubs for Couples to Unwind and Reconnect
Intimate Relaxation: The Best Hot Tubs for Couples to Unwind and Reconnect
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

There is certainly nothing like cozying up with a loved one while surrounded by warm bubbly water. Experiencing hydrotherapy together with a partner can be wonderful for intimate relaxation. If you’re looking to bring this experience home to your own backyard, this article will help you discover the best hot tubs for couples to unwind and reconnect.

As you read on, you will learn what two-person spas entail, how to select the best hot tubs for couples time, and some of the best hot tub features that can enhance your relaxing one-on-one time. This article will also compare some 2 person hot tub options so you can get an idea of how to prioritize the features in your future 2 person hot tub.

What is a 2 person spa?

A 2 person spa generally falls under the small hot tub category. While referred to as a 2 person hot tub, it may be suited for single soaking and can potentially fit up to three bathers, depending on the size as well as seating configurations. On average, it takes approximately 150 to 200 gallons of water to fill a 2 person spa. While the size and dimensions of 2 person hot tubs will vary based on brand and model, most Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs that can accommodate two to three bathers are 76 inches by 66 inches. It is important to note that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed to physically take up less space in your home while still providing you with the maximum comfort for your hydrotherapy.

How to select the best hot tubs for couples time

If you’re wondering how to choose the best hot tub that will serve as a relaxing and intimate environment for reconnecting with a loved one, your decision should come down to comfort and features. While hydrotherapy is an important aspect of any hot tub purchase, you’ll want to consider the seating configuration of the 2 person spa you’re considering.

Seating configuration is important, particularly if you want to use your spa to reconnect, converse, and cozy up with your loved one. Open seating is best suited for this because this configuration naturally allows you and your partner to face each other comfortably while simultaneously enjoying your customized hydrotherapy massage.

On the other hand, a lounge seat delivers more full-body massage from head to toe and may provide a deeper level of hydromassage. A 2 person hot tub that features a combination of these seating configurations can provide you and your partner with the best of both worlds—intimate couples time and unmatched full-body hydrotherapy.

What are the best hot tub features for couples?

If you are specifically looking for a “couple time” hydrotherapy session during which you and your partner can unwind and reconnect, you’ll want to consider a 2 person hot tub with the best features. Enjoying a customized hydromassage in your hot tub as a couple is a great way to soak up some intimate relaxation. Consider some of the following factors when looking for the best hot tub for your couples time.

Ease of Use

First, you’ll want to make sure your hot tub experience is stress-free. If unwinding as a couple is one of your main goals for your hot tub, it’s important to start off on the right foot. That begins with a premium hot tub that is easy and nearly hassle-free to use. When you’re shopping for a hot tub, make sure the spa you select has an easy-to-use and convenient panel that allows you to control and customize your experience at the touch of a button. You may also want to consider a hot tub with advanced smart technology that enables you to get your hot tub ready from the convenience of your smart device before you even step outside. The Jacuzzi® SmartTub® remote system, for example, allows you to customize your spa experience as well as manage and monitor your hot tub from your device—even from miles away.


There is nothing worse than planning a special spa soak with your sweetie... only to discover that your hot tub is not ready when you are. Whether it’s the perfect water temperature or ensuring that your hot tub water is clean and sanitized, the best hot tub for couples is one that is reliable, predictable, and provides a soothing and relaxing soak every time. This begins with a high-quality product made from a reputable hot tub brand.

When you want the best hot tub for couples time, consider the investment in a 2 person spa from a credible luxury brand. When you buy from a longtime brand that has earned a stellar reputation, you can rest assured that your hot tub is built to provide you and your partner with opportunities to unwind and reconnect for many years to come.

In addition to purchasing a premium hot tub from a brand with a spotless reputation, the best hot tubs for couples will also have solid warranties on equipment and features. Solid warranties can provide you with the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong with your spa, your investment is protected.

Ambiance and Amenities

Picture a warm hot tub bubbling away on a cool night. Cue the music. Clink your glasses. Settle in and allow yourselves to be enveloped by your surroundings: the sounds of the natural environment, the soothing sounds of your hot tub’s waterfall feature, and the sights of customizable lighting. There’s no doubt that ambiance and environment are key elements to setting the stage for a night of reconnecting with a significant other.

When shopping for the best hot tub for your intimate relaxation, consider the features and amenities that will help create the perfect date night environment right in your own backyard. Consider amenities that provide comfort and convenience for your couples time such as adjustable headrests that allow you and your partner to sit back and relax.

Furthermore, illuminated cupholders, like the ones that come standard on most Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, provide an easy place to set your drink without worry of spilling. Other standard features on many Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs that help create the ideal ambiance for your at-home date night include exterior lights, illuminated waterfalls, and premium LED lighting. Take the ambiance one step further with BLUEWAVE® Stereo speakers and sub-woofer.

What are some of the best hot tubs for couples?

The Jacuzzi® J-315™ model, for example, features seating for two to three bathers. This model, part of the Jacuzzi® 300™ Collection, features an illuminated waterfall, ProLite™ LED lighting, illuminated cup holders, and HydroSoothe® Massage Pillow. This feature of the Jacuzzi® J-315™ model provides you and your partner with a relaxing head and neck massage as a cascade of water washes over your neck and shoulders without splashing or spraying water to dampen the mood.

Optional features include elegant sconce-style exterior lighting, BLUEWAVE® Stereo standard speakers and standard sub-woofer, and many more amenities to complete your intimate hydromassage experience.

Another example of a hot tub suited for couples is the Jacuzzi® J-215™ model, with seating for two to three bathers. Some of the standard features that add to the ambiance and experience of your soak include comfortable backlit headrests, built-in drink holders, multi-colored LED lighting, and exterior lighting.

Any time of year, small 2 person hot tubs serve as the perfect environment to help couples unwind and reconnect while relaxing and enjoying hydrotherapy. If you are looking for the best hot tubs for couples, this article should have provided you with the insight to help you confidently reach the next stage of your spa shopping journey.

When you are shopping for 2 person outdoor hot tubs, online research is essential. However, once you have educated yourself with the many resources available, such as the Jacuzzi® Learning Hub, it’s also a good idea to visit some local spa showrooms and hot tub dealers. With a little research, you can find some reputable hot tub retailers near you that are authorized to sell premium brands such as Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs.

This way, you can actually see, touch, and experience the hot tubs you’re interested in. Scheduling a wet test should be a vital part of your hot tub shopping journey. A wet test is when you can get into the hot tub you like when it is filled with water and operating. During this experience, you can sit in the seats, feel the jets, try out the controls, and determine if where the hot tub water comes up to you as you soak aligns with your needs.

Once you’ve completed your wet test, you will likely be close to determining the best hot tub for you and your significant other. Ultimately, your choice should provide you and your loved one a sanctuary in which you can relax, unwind, disconnect from the distractions of the world, and reconnect with one another.

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Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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