July is finally here! For Miami residents and those visiting the city, that means that July through the end of August we can take advantage of some of Miami’s best spas at the best prices of the year with Miami Spa Month. What better way to celebrate summertime during July and August than by indulging in select treatments at participating spas for only $99? Are you daydreaming about that first facial of the summer, getting the kinks worked out of your shoulders with a deep tissue massage, trying a new body treatment and spending a languorous day lounging poolside? Then daydream no more!
With almost 40 spas participating from South Beach to North Beach and Downtown to Aventura, there’s quite a list of options to navigate. Read on for a sampling of participating spas. Take your pick. You really can’t go wrong with any of these fabulous retreats!
Canyon Ranch Wellness Spa
Choosing a spa with included amenities is always good choice. That way a 50- or 80-minute treatment can turn into an all day experience, and you’ll find just that at Canyon Ranch Wellness Spa. Canyon Ranch is a lifestyle resort devoted to wellness in every aspect, from fitness to nutrition and even education. The spa features the Aquavana Lounge with an array of thermal suites, soaking tubs and, get this, an igloo. Coordinate your day to include a fitness class, lunch and maybe even a dip in the ocean.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Vitamin Infusion facial (50 min)- This brightening and refining facial includes a potent vitamin-C cream ideal for those with photo-damaged or pigmented skin–hello, Miami Beach sun worshipers!
ELLE Spa at Eden Roc, A Renaissance Beach Resort
Open last year, ELLE Spa is the first-ever spa created by ELLE magazine with editor-approved treatments. The spacious 22,000 square-foot facility boasts a scrub bar, Finnish sauna, eucalyptus infusion steam, energy deluge shower, immersion jet bath and cold plunge, plus plenty of reading material while you’re relaxing!
Miami Spa Month Pick: Total Relaxation massage (60 min)- This luxurious massage also features light therapy and the slathering on of hydrating lemon, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and ylang-ylang blended with aloe, avocado, monoi and olive oil from Red Flower.
The Spa at The Setai
The Setai is all luxury and their spa is no exception. The sleek Pacific Rim-inspired spa features private suites, all with ocean and pool views, a private bath and steam room.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Ren Guerande Salt Exfoliating Balm (60 min)- This body treatment just sounds yummy with French mineral sea salt, along with basil and peppermint essential oils blended together in an olive and almond oil balm .
The Standard Spa
A bastion of wellness, The Standard Spa is a holistic hydrotherapy spa featuring a giant hamam to warm tired muscles and a mud lounge for some DIY moisturizing, amongst various other water lounge options. Located on the Venetian Causeway, its pool and Bayside Grill overlook Biscayne Bay for a gorgeous, peaceful vista. Opt for a yoga or Pilates class before your treatment and enjoy a full day.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Thai on the Table massage (60 min)- Try a Thai massage combining guided yoga stretching and deep compressions to loosen chronic sore and tight muscles while restoring balance to your body.
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is a Miami institution. With it’s world-class brunch, legendary swimming pool and Old World glamour The Biltmore is worth a visit any time of year. Pamper yourself at their sanctuary-like spa this summer.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Serenity Aromatherapy Massage (70 min)- Melt your stress away with essential oils in this generous 70 minute treatment.
Exhale Mind Body Spa at The EPIC Hotel
From their signature Core Fusion and yoga classes to a 16th floor swimming pool overlooking Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay, a retreat to Exhale is like no other. In honor of Miami Spa Month, they’re throwing in class packs with their discounted spa therapies, plus a 20% discount at their poolside restaurant Area 31.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Fusion Massage + 5 Mind Body Classes (60 min)- You just can’t go wrong. Enjoy a full hour-long massage customized to your needs and then take advantage of 5 free yoga or Core Fusion classes for the next two months!
Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau
Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau is the ultimate treat for the mind, body and soul. One of the biggest perks of this 40,000 square foot spa facility, aside from your treatment, is Lapis’ complimentary thermal heat therapies of earth, water and air, including a mineral water jet bath, a eucalyptus infused steam room and their 75-foot mineral co-ed pool. This two-level spa uses Mineral-rich water in many form and features 30 private treatment rooms.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Miami Spa Month Package featuring three services for $99, including a 25-minute facial, a 45-minute Soak Me bath and a Lapis pedicure.
Spa at Mandarin Oriental
The Spa at the Mandarin is widely considered the “spa of spas” in Miami. It’s the one in the state of Florida to have earned the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, and that distinction alone makes it worth checking out.
Miami Spa Month Pick: Anti-Aging Facial Peel (50 min)- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles and emerge refreshed and youthful.
Tips for Scheduling Your Appointment
For a complete list of participating spas in Greater Miami, click here. Note that only select therapies are available for the Miami Spa Month rate of $99, so review the Website to learn about the therapies spas offer and mention the Miami Spa Month special when you book your appointment. While many spas offer the Miami Spa Month rate seven days a week, a few have blackout days on weekends. If you want to take advantage of a full day of relaxation, review the spa’s individual Website to see what amenities are included or ask over the phone when booking your appointment. If you’re visiting from out of town, a number of hotels are offering special rates and packages in conjunction with Miami Spa Month.
Finally, slip on that fluffy robe, slide on your spa slippers and place the cucumber slices over your eyes. Enjoy!
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