Whether you are ready for a feel-good day of renewal or a quick midday spa break, there are dozens of spas from which to choose in South Florida. Take your pick from day spas, resort spas or the medical/wellness retreats du jour, here you can find the right one to match your lifestyle.
Acqualina Spa by ESPA
Rated a top spa destination, this award-winning luxury retreat overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides an unforgettable experience. The crystal steam room, Arctic ice fountain, Finnish dry heat sauna and the Roman waterfall hot tub are just some of the therapies available. Choose from a variety of treatments including the orange blossom scrub that uses the citrus fruit of Florida to nourish and regenerate the body.
Most popular treatment: ESPA Time (2 hr., $300). Let a skilled therapist guide you through the perfect treatments, ensuring your spa journey is tailored to your needs. ESPA Time is scheduled for a minimum of two hours. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. 305.918.8100.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami
Discover relaxation and unwind with a spa getaway at the Mandarin Oriental Miami, known as a haven for contemplation and sophisticated spa offerings. True to its Asian heritage, this Forbes Five-Star Spa, encourages guests to book time rather than specific treatments, so that services can be tailor-made. The spa provides fitness options, nutrition counseling, yoga, meditation and relaxation therapies.
Most popular treatment: Fire Monkey (1 hr. 50 mins., $310). Dispel negative energy and ignite the body's natural defense systems with the Fire Monkey spa treatment. The experience begins with a soothing foot ritual and a full-body exfoliation to relieve stress. An energetic clearing through the use of “singing bowls” is followed by a soothing hands-on body massage. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, Florida. 305.913.8332.
Tierra Santa Healing House
Imagine a retreat fashioned after a Uruguayan beach house off the coast of Punta del Este—Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach is just that. Plan for South American healing rituals using indigeneous ingredients and the latest anti-aging technologies, including shaman-developed body treatments, acupuncture, sound and color therapy, and rejuvenating facials, on your wellness journey here. The spa also features a state-of-the-art fitness studio that offers daily fitness classes, a beauty salon and a boutique.
Most popular treatment: Healing Arts Treatments: The Sacred Warrior, Palo Santo & Sound Bowls, and Tree of Life Vibrations (110 mins., $400/ea.). These unique healing treatments used by ancient cultures to relieve tension incorporate herbal poultices, homeopathic infusions and sound therapies. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida. 844.798.9716.
The Diplomat Resort & Spa
From healing massages and cleansing facials to energizing body treatments, The Diplomat Spa in Hollywood, A Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, nourishes the mind, body and soul with experiences that redefine relaxation.
And there's no better time to hit the spa than between conference meetings, during a girlfriends' getaway day or for some much-needed alone time. Choose from five nourishing body treatments; nine massages including prenatal, reflexology in addition to the spa's signature Swedish massage; Halotherapy in the salt steam room or sauna; and nourish with gourmet cuisine at the Spa Café overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Most popular treatment: Diplomat Spa Signature Massage (50 mins., $135; 80 mins., $195). Feel the stress melt away with a signature massage that includes access to steam room, sauna and relaxation lounge, plus discounted valet parking ($7). 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida. 954.602.8400.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
This luxurious Forbes-Five Star, Five-Diamond resort set on seven acres of beach offers a delightful and refined experience with the essence of the Palm Beach lifestyle. The 42,000 square-foot Eau Palm Beach Spa is the epitome of pure indulgence, with champagne and cupcakes, unparalleled service and the finest amenities.
Take a moment to "Pause, Play and Perfect" in the 19 treatment rooms with customized scents, music and lighting. Play with energy and stop in at the Scrub and Polish Bar. Re-invigorate with results-driven beauty treatments that combine the latest technologies, blended to perfection.
Most popular treatment: Flipper Treatment and Customized Sea Scrub Kit (1 hr., $180). Set on the sand directly in front of the resort, in a comfortable lounger, a custom scrub blend is created by a mixologist. Then, feet, ankles and toes are massaged, exfoliated and polished, all while soaking up sunny rays and enjoying the Atlantic breezes. Guests receive a to-go gift that includes a jar of its custom blended scrub, loofah, moisturizer, body spritzer and soothing butter. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, Florida. 561.533.6000.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa Coconut Grove
Tucked away between the lush tropical landscape of Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood and near the business district, you'll find The Ritz-Carlton Spa. With treatments for moms-to-be, gentlemen and couples, this tranquil spa oozes relaxation perfect for locals looking for stay-cations or solo travelers.
Short on time? How about the tandem experience that incorporates a cleansing treatment with a specialty pedicure and foot and leg massage at the same time. Book a treatment and receive complimentary valet parking.
Most popular treatment: Citrus Mango body treatment (50 mins., $140; 80 mins., $200). Experience an all-organic moisturizing mango body scrub that exfoliates as it removes dull skin, leaving the skin healthy with a radiant glow. 3300 SW 27th Ave., Miami, Florida. 305.644.4680.
Boost your well-being at the newly re-envisioned spa building at Trump National Doral Miami. Under the direction of Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions for The Trump Organization, the multi-million dollar re-do includes the design of 48 guest spa suites with a luxurious and soothing palette of ocean blue with gold leaf Spanish Revival details, new men's grooming salon, refreshed changing rooms and showers, sauna, steam room and hot tub upgrades. In addition, the spa suite offerings include a select menu of private in-room spa treatments and a bath butler service for a lavishly prepared bath experience.
Most popular treatment: Trump Luxury Custom Massage (60 mins., $140; 90 mins., $190). Choose to relax, rejuvenate or detoxify with specially blended aromatherapy during this customized massage. Therapists use a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish and deep tissue. 4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami, Florida. 305.592.2000
St. Somewhere Spa
This inspiring oceanfront retreat with 11 treatment rooms, including two designed specifically for couples, steam room, a Vichy shower treatment room and rainfall showers, is a welcome addition to the slate of amenities at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Whether on a family vacation or in town for business, St. Somewhere Spa invites you to unwind and rejuvenate at its "Destination Paradise." The 11,000 square foot spa offers massages, facials and salon services. After your treatment soak in the ocean views by dining al fresco.
Most popular treatment: Lost Shaker of Salt Scrub (25 mins., $75; 50 mins., $140). Quench your skin and taste buds by sipping on a Margarita during this invigorating exfoliation treatment. The signature St. Somewhere salt scrub not only sloughs off dry skin but also helps increase circulation, leaving the skin smooth and the mind energized. Tip: Book the 50-minute session to receive a complimentary Margarita, must be 21 years or older. 1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida. 954.874.4430.
Spa at Carillon Miami Beach
Health-conscious spa-goers will delight in a day at the Carillon Miami Beach, formerly known as Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa. Located in the North Beach Miami (NoBe) community, the spa blends medical, wellness and fitness programs together to look better, feel better and live better. Guests will be treated to products and treatments using the luxury skin care brand, Clarins, that are available exclusively at the Carillon spa.
Most popular treatment: Turquoise Dream (110 mins., $300). Designed to induce a deep state of relaxation, this treatment will provide much needed relief from stress. Drift gently to sleep as seawater and powerful essential oils calm the nervous system. A full-body massage completes the experience. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida. 866.276.2226.
Waldorf Astoria Spa, Boca Raton
Hotel guests of the Boca Raton Resort & Club will find the ultimate indulgence at your fingertips at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Known for its grandeur and elegance, the award-winning spa is a masterpiece of architecture with water features, elaborate mosaics, grand arches and a sense of quiet magnificence. Inspired by Spain’s legendary Alhambra Palace, the spa offers renowned Ritual Bath and signature treatments and has won top distinctions as one of the Top 25 spas in the world.
Most popular treatment: Signature Massage (50 mins., $155; 80 mins., $210). The spa's luxurious menu offers massage treatments that use progressive techniques to release tight muscles and improve circulation. Select the signature customized massage or one of the others that include aromatherapy, deep tissue, Swedish or hot stone. 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida. 561.347.4772.