There’s something undeniably romantic about spending an evening under the stars, surrounded by the soothing warmth of a hot tub. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or simply want to treat your partner to a special night, planning a hot tub date night is the perfect way to create lasting memories.

Ensure your loved one is nestled in your arms and wrapped in the warmth of your perfectly planned hot tub date night with these tips!

Prepare The Hot Tub

One tip to a successful hot tub date night lies in setting the scene for romance. Start by ensuring your hot tub is clean and well-maintained. Then, set the water to a desired temperature; consider the weather if necessary. 


Next, consider adding some ambiance with soft lighting. Consider string lights, aromatic candles, or a fire pit. Many hot tubs, including Sundance® Spas, have customizable lighting features so you can adjust the lighting in and around your hot tub. Choose a color that enhances the mood.

Couple enjoying illuminated hot tub at night: interior & exterior LED lights


No romantic evening is complete without a selection of refreshments to enjoy while soaking in the warm embrace of your hot tub. Consider setting the mood with a bottle of chilled wine or champagne. If you prefer to skip the alcohol, consider mixing up a batch of refreshing mocktails like fruity spritzers or sparkling lemonade. There are endless options to choose from that are just as delicious. Serve your drinks in stylish glasses with colorful garnishes for a pretty touch that’s sure to impress your date. 

couple in a hot tub at night. man is opening storage with refreshments


Next, you’ll need something to pair with your drinks. Consider irresistible treats like chocolate-covered strawberries, homemade cookies, velvety cheesecake, or creamy tiramisu. For a lighter option, consider a platter featuring an assortment of fresh fruits such as grapes, pineapple, melon, and kiwi. Charcuterie boards are popular as well. Choose a variety of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and crackers for a gourmet spread that’s perfect for sharing with your date.

woman is feeding a man with some sweets

To truly make your hot tub date night special, you can include personal touches that reflect your relationship. This could be indulging in your favorite dessert or recreating your first date—any meaningful gesture that shows your partner that you really care for them.


Amp up the ambiance with a great selection of music. Whether you prefer classic love songs R&B music, or pop hits, tailor your playlist to reflect your taste and help set the mood. And with built-in Bluetooth speakers, your hot tub can become the ultimate entertaining hub so you can listen to a personalized playlist while you and your partner soak and unwind!

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Enhance the sensory experience of your hot tub date night and help improve your relaxation with aromatherapy. With products like SunScents™, you can transform your Sundance® Spa into a fragrant oasis. Simply add the SunScents™ cartridge into your 880™ or 980™ Series  spa and that’s it. SunScents™ are injected into bubbles and then released when they come to the surface. There are also a variety of other fragrance products like Spazazz crystals and InSPAration liquids and crystals on the market that also don’t affect water quality.

hot tub SunScents aromatherapy cartridge installation

The Magic of Hot Tub Date Night

From mood-setting lights to aromatic fragrances, these little touches will transform your date night into a leisurely escape, leaving you and your date feeling relaxed and pampered. With the stage set for romance, all that’s left to do is to enjoy each other’s company!