Miami's Most Relaxing Spa Resorts

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By: Shayne Benowitz

Find serenity at one of these luxurious Miami spa resorts.

If unwinding at a spa in the lap of luxury is your idea of paradise, then Miami is the city for you. From lavish treatments to stress-melting amenities and endorphin-producing workouts, Miami’s resort spas have all your bases covered.

EPIC Hotel

Epic Hotel 

With onsite Exhale Spa offering a class schedule of mind-body workouts including yoga, Core Fusion and the latest bootcamp-inspired Core Fusion Extreme, the EPIC Hotel downtown is a destination for getting fit and unwinding at the spa.

With a results-oriented approach, their signature Fusion Massage and Power Facials are targeted and customizable. Eastern medicine practices like acupuncture and cupping are also on the menu. Relax post-treatment in the hammam or Zen Lounge, and make a day of it by snagging a chair by the 16th floor pool overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Exhale Spas are also found at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach and Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach


At 40,000 square-feet, Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau is a practice in marble-covered luxury. From the mineral pool, rain tunnel and deluge shower to hammam lounge chairs in the spa’s lavish water ritual, it’s a palace of supreme relaxation.

Make a day of it and bookend your treatment (the 80-minute customizable Masters Massage is heavenly) with a day at the sprawling poolscape and beach. Then, finish it all off with a meal at the oceanfront, al fresco La Cote.

The Standard Spa Miami Beach

The Standard 

Snag a lemon yellow lounge chair overlooking Biscayne Bay next to the zero entry pool at the heavenly hip spot that is The Standard Miami. With an outdoor water ritual and mud baths to compliment the indoor stadium-style hammam and water lounge, you’ll never run out of novel places to lounge and enjoy hydro-therapy.

The full service Standard Spa offers a wide range of fitness classes from yoga to Pilates, while the bayside restaurant serves an eclectic menu of healthy and hearty fare. Opt for a Hot + Cold Stone massage to completely melt your tensions away.

The Biltmore

The Biltmore 

With a newly launched Benneserre (well-being in Italian) wellness program, the Coral Gables classic is reinvigorating its spa programming to include spa, fitness and healthy culinary components inspired by the Mediterranean. At The Biltmore’s spa, select from a new menu that includes a Mineral Wellness Ritual and Anti-Aging Skin Therapies, while the fitness center offers over 100 weekly exercise classes.

They’ve also opened the brand new Succo Juice and Smoothie Bar. Bennessere brings healthy menu options to each of the resort’s restaurants, as well as opportunities to participate in cooking lessons. While there, consider a round of golf or an afternoon lounging by the largest pool in the United States by the picturesque Mediterranean Revival resort.

Acqualina Resort & Spa


Boasting a Forbes Five-Star Spa by ESPA, Acqualina offers an unparalleled spa retreat with stellar service, treatments and facilities. A glittering lounge with a light therapy steam room and a dry sauna compliments the outdoor spa pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

With superior ESPA products on hand, opt for a Skin Radiance Facial. You can also arrange for a private yoga or personal training session with local organic yoga clothing/lifestyle brand Yogiiza.

Miami Beach EDITION

Miami Beach Edition 

The Miami Beach EDITION is a lifestyle hotel with boutique sensibilities that has designed a sublimely chic luxury spa with abundant plush white lounge chairs and copious curtains to put you in the mood for relaxation.

You can even opt for a 20-minute power nap meant to simulate four hours of sleep there. Steam your worries away in the steam room or hammam and opt for one of their customizable spa treatments. The deep tissue massage is guaranteed to work out your kinks.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne 

An oasis in and of itself at the tip of Key Biscayne, The Ritz-Carlton makes for a lavish escape from the stresses of city life. If you’ve spent too much time in the sun opt for their signature Tropical Paradise Hydrating Wrap.

With gorgeous facilities designed by Gettys, unwind at the Jacuzzi, sauana or steam room and burn some calories in the fitness center. While there, take advantage of their world-class tennis center.

Additional Ritz-Carlton Spas in Miami are also located in South Beach, Coconut Grove and Bal Harbour.

The Palms Hotel & Spa

Outdoor Yoga at The Palms Hotel & Spa 

The Palms Hotel & Spa has an in-house AVEDA Spa designed to enliven the senses and harmonize the body, mind and soul with a tranquil vibe inspirited by the tropical nature surrounding the resort. This specialized spa is dedicated to nurturing guests with supremely personalized experiences and rituals influenced by ancient Ayurvedic holistic philosophy.

Also offering outdoor Vinyasa yoga by beloved yogis Sara Quiriconi, Carley Siedlecki, Hilary Packin or Amy Dannheim. Don’t forget to visit the relaxation room before or after your treatments for maximum relaxation and while you have the chance to appreciate the beautiful Miami weather, make sure to check out the Spa’s stimulating outdoor tiki cabana massage.

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