Lapis, The Spa at Fontainebleau
By: Kara Franker
Relax and unwind at one of these luxurious hotel spas.
Discover the healing powers of salt, seaweed and hydrotherapy with organic and nature-inspired treatments. Go ahead and indulge. Then, skip the stress of traffic and walk just a few steps back to your room.
If you’re ready for the ultimate spa experience, then look no further. Here's a list of Miami's destination spas granted four- and five-star distinctions by Forbes Travel Guide.
Featuring 11 treatment rooms as well as a sleek and contemporary design, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is home to the five-star Remède Spa Bal Harbour. Let all your cares melt away as you indulge in the Vichy rain shower, Finnish sauna or aromatic steam room. With a spa menu that will heal every ache, you’ll love the extra touches, like the heated marble floors, cashmere throws and poolside cabanas.
Another five-star stunner, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is three stories of pure spa heaven. With 11 treatment rooms and 15,000 square feet of space, you’ll feel like you’ve ascended into a lavish (and quite spacious) spa sanctuary. A favorite choice for locals, book your appointment in advance to ensure you get in — especially if you’re interested in occupying one of the six VIP suites on the top floor.
Rounding out our list of top five-star spas, Acqualina Spa by ESPA will transport you to a holistic paradise on the beach. Featuring 15 treatment rooms and a decadent spa menu, choose from chakra balancing with hot stones, or a signature facial with essential oils and organic ingredients.
With only four treatment rooms and decor drawing from tranquil Asian influences, The Spa at The Setai is known for its exclusivity. The four-star spa features suites with private steam rooms and showers, for the ultimate relaxation in total seclusion. Specialties on the menu include a Balinese massage to relieve tension and bamboo body scrubs to invigorate the body and improve circulation.
Nestled on an island paradise, just seven miles from Downtown Miami, The Ritz-Carlton Spa on Key Biscayne is a tropical oasis. After recently undergoing a complete renovation, the spa incorporates the healing elements of the sand and sea. For a lavish couples escape, book the Atlantic Duet for couples, which includes two massages, two facials and two manicures.
One of Miami’s most spacious spa escapes, the Spa & Fitness Center at Turnberry Isle Miami features 23 treatment rooms and 25,000 square feet of pure spa heaven. There’s a breathtaking 40-foot curved glass wall and tranquil fountain at the bottom of a three-story staircase. For a heavenly journey inspired by the South Pacific, book the romantic Fijian spa ritual, a perfect treatment for couples wanting to unwind and reconnect.
Situated in the heart of South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Spa features 15 treatment rooms where you can seek solace and rejuvenation after a fabulous night out on the town. Try the tantalizing Rhythm Massage, a unique experience that uses Latin-inspired music to rejuvenate the senses.
A spacious spa paradise like no other, Lapis at the Fontainebleau is an oceanside oasis featuring 30 treatment rooms. The sprawling 40,000-square-foot spa features a 75-foot mineral pool, mineral water jet bath, rain tunnel, eucalyptus infusion steam and a relaxing deluge shower.
Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort offers six treatment rooms for you to drift off into a world of relaxation. The soothing 8,000-square-foot spa features every kind of treatment you can imagine. Before or after you indulge in one of their signature massages, spend time in the Finnish sauna or eucalyptus steam room.
Miami Spa Month
Visit Miami during July and August when Greater Miami celebrates Miami Spa Month. For two months, Miami Spa Month features incredible savings on special treatments at premier spas throughout the city and beaches.
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