By: Kara Franker
Escape to the spa for a little rest and relaxation.
Harness the renewing power of Miami’s calm turquoise waters and escape to one of the city’s world-class waterfront spas. Whether you’re in the mood for a couple’s retreat, girl’s getaway or simply some “me time” — indulge in luxurious pampering and take advantage of the natural healing elements of the sand and surf.
Ritual Water Journey
Lapis, the spa at Fontainebleau offers 40,000-square-feet of complete serenity and a “Lapis Ritual Water Journey” is included with all spa services. Before your treatment, dip into a mineral water jet bath, glide through a rain tunnel, detox in eucalyptus infusion steam, and plunge into a deluge shower. Spa therapists at Lapis specialize in thermal treatments that transfer energy from heated elements of water, earth and air. Try the Bleau Ocean Transformation — a 110-minute four-step treatment that includes a soak, scrub, massage and blue algae hot pack to relax.
Luxurious Island Escape
The recently renovated spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne features a treatment menu that’s inspired by the lush tropical landscape of the island of Key Biscayne. Packages like the Atlantic Duet for couples (two massages, two facials and two manicures) and the Island Escape for individuals (massage, facial, mani and pedi) offer a chance to completely relax in a luxurious oasis. The spas at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove feature equally lavish spa facilities and an array of treatment options inspired by the sea.
Holistic Meets Organic
Nestled in lushly landscaped neighborhood of Coconut Grove, the Jurlique Spa at Mayfair Hotel & Spa offers a holistic experience and only uses certified organic products made out of herbs and plant derivatives grown on a farm in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Book a deep-cleaning herbal wrap that will hydrate your skin using all-natural essential oils, or try one of their comprehensive facials designed to boost your skin’s natural radiance.
Fijian Spa Ritual
The Spa & Fitness Center at Turnberry Isle is a staggering three stories high and features a stunning spiral staircase in the middle of the structure, plus floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a fountain at the bottom. 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. The two-and-half-hour treatment starts with a luxurious milk soak bath and is followed by a 30-minute body exfoliation with a Pure Fiji sugar scrub. After the sugar scrub, the treatment continues with a 50-minute full-body massage using natural coconut oils from Pure Fiji.
Rejuvenate and Repair
Escape to Acqualina Spa by ESPA in Sunny Isles Beach and relax at a two-story tranquil sanctuary of relaxation inside and outside. The first ESPA-branded spa in the U.S. features a beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a heated pool and Roman waterfall. Try the 50-minute Skin Radiance Facial with Optimal Pro Serum to rejuvenate and repair your skin after a day at the beach. ESPA’s Optimal Skin Pro Serum is a facial treatment oil that includes natural ingredients to help strengthen the skin on a cellular level.
Urban Raindrop Experience
Located on the waterfront in Downtown, mySpa at the InterContinental Miami is an urban escape featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa treatment rooms. For a truly invigorating experience, try the Raindrop Experience, an 80-minute treatment that includes a deeply relaxing full body massage and an aromatherapy ritual. A spa therapist drizzles seven essential oils, each with their own unique benefit, along the spine to stimulate the body’s natural healing process through the central nervous system — leaving you completely relaxed.
Fusion Facial Therapy
Overlooking Biscayne Bay, The Spa at Viceroy Miami is a 28,000 square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center located on the 15th floor and featuring panoramic views. The spa menu is inspired by the sea and tropical climate of Miami as well as the local culture. Book the HydraFacial MD, which contains a patented vortex fusion technology that acts as both a chemical and physical peel, leaving your skin hydrated and radiant, while ridding it of dirt and dead skin cells.
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.
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