During this month of love, treat you and your S.O. – or just yourself! – to an indulgent day at one of SoFla’s most fabulous hotel spas. And to narrow down the list from the masses, get your “oohs” and “ahhs” at one of our favorite spas below. (You can thank us later.)
Âme at Turnberry Isle Miami
South Florida is bursting at the seams with luxury hotels, and in ritzy Aventura, there is none more luxurious than Turnberry Isle Miami. Just before the New Year, this glamorous resort opened a brand new spa, âme, a true respite with out-of-the-box therapies, on-site physicians and holistic health and nutrition experts, more than 95 fitness classes, and a calming ambiance. Perfect for an individual daycation or a treat with your special someone, this spa has every type of relaxing therapy you can imagine. Our recommendation? Start with the Himalayan sea salt aromatherapy room and the steam room, move on to the water therapy shower, and finish with a sound vibration and color therapy treatment and an Amethyst massage. Spend the rest of the day at the pool, and it will be one ahhh-mazing day indeed.
The Spa at Marriott Harbor Beach
This Fort Lauderdale spa is located in what might be the area’s largest (and most impressive) oceanfront resorts. Plus, this oasis of wellness added a new, luxe line of Elemis spa treatments earlier this year, so go for the 80-minute Tiki Bliss Signature Massage with heated bamboo, and stay for a pool day at the resort’s newly-renovated oceanfront pool. At some point, you’ll have to go home… but you won’t want to.
The Standard Spa at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Part recovery center, part hydrotherapy playground, part new-age ashram, The Standard Spa is anything but standard. Proof: it has a Turkish-style hamam, a Roman waterfall hot tub, a Finnish sauna, a mud lounge, and meditation and integrated wellness classes, to name a few. For a real holistic treatment, opt for the Soul Temple 150. It’s a full-body treatment that involves a four-step hamam ritual, a salt and stone scrub, a cardamom amber oil massage, a detoxifying clay polish and a neroli cypress bath soak. You’re welcome.'
GUYandGIRL Spa at Mondrian South Beach
Head to the Mondrian South Beach for a real escape – one in front of the bay. This intimate, but over-the-top oasis of tranquility has a wealth of treatments that promise to change you mind, body, and soul. And when you’re done at GUYandGIRL, hang by the pool. If the spa didn’t already make you feel relaxed, that fairy-tale like sunset view from the pool certainly will.
The Spa at Conrad Miami
Floating high over Brickell Avenue, 24 stories up, the Spa at the Conrad Miami is one of the area’s best hidden treasures. Literally. (You even have to go to a special elevator to find it.) Designed to make you feel like you’re the only one there, head to this boutique escape for rooftop sunset yoga, hydrotherapy pools, or our favorite, the Signature Luxury Nourishment treatment, which has a coffee and sea salt scrub, a facial mask, a foot treatment and a hydrating body wrap.
Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
This two-level spa is a world of it’s own; a world inspired by the natural powers of mineral-rich water. This restorative and renewing, 40,000-square-foot spa has everything you need for a fancy daycation: like 30 private treatment rooms, a co-ed pool, multiple jacuzzis, invigorating rain showers, a tranquil lounge area and more. Here, we love… well, everything. But the facials are definitely some of our favorites – like the Instant Luminosity facial with diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatment and a fresh water algae mask to renew and refine the skin.
Pure Spa at Pelican Grand BeachResort
This Scandinavian-inspired spa sits on the dazzling rooftop of the just-as-dazzling Pelican Grand Beach Resort. It has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean 11 floors below, and a menu of pedicures, body glows, massages and more. On top of that, it’s the only spa in the U.S. to carry Maria Åkerberg’s full line of Swedish, 100% organic skin care products. Get that papaya facial, and trust us: you’ll see how great they are, too.
By: Jennifer Agress