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By: Jennifer Agress

A relaxing spa day can do wonders for your mind, body and soul. In Greater Miami & Miami Beach, there are plenty of spas, often in Miami’s top luxury hotels, where you can enjoy indulgent treatments such as rejuvenating massages, 24-karat gold facials, shaman-inspired healing therapies, beauty and skin rituals and more. Next time you crave a little pampering, look no further than these luxurious hotel spas – they’ve all earned four- and five-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide.

Experience a healthy retreat at Acqualina Spa by ESPA

Forbes Five-Star Spas In Miami

Acqualina Spa, Sunny Isles Beach

Acqualina Spa is a 20,000-square-foot retreat inside the exquisite Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach. The epitome of serenity, it has 11 state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a crystal steam room with color therapy, a Finnish sauna with a Himalayan salt wall, a private Royal Spa Suite, a refreshing and health-conscious menu, and an outdoor terrace with a private spa pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t miss the experience shower, which refreshes guests with both cool arctic and warm Caribbean mists as well as an arctic ice fountain.

Four Seasons
Enjoy Atlantic Ocean views at The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside

Spread across 15,000 square feet, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club has six treatment rooms, two spa cabanas, a Turkish hammam, a steam room, “serenity lawns” (perfect for outdoor yoga and Pilates classes) and a 2,000-square-foot wellness center with every piece of cardio or strength-training equipment you could imagine. Inspired by its Surfside surroundings, the spa’s design by Joseph Dirand feels a lot like a beach cabana, using white, detailed wood paneling, rattan elements and large windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to convey a feeling of relaxed oceanside luxury. If that alone doesn’t convince you to unplug, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club will insist that you do: It’s completely phone-free.

Mandarin Oriental
Get the VIP treatment at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Downtown Miami/Brickell

At The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, all treatments are tailor-made to each guest’s needs and inspired by the ancient traditions of Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai cultures. Walk through the doors of this three-story spa and you’ll be welcomed with a cool raspberry hibiscus tea and a chilled towel, then taken to a relaxation lounge where dark teal chaises and cascading waterfalls practically beg you to rest for a minute. There are 11 treatment rooms throughout, as well as six luxurious spa suites on the top floor that overlook Biscayne Bay. Make a point to step into the Kohler experience shower, where multiple jets, sound and lighting can be adjusted to immerse you in different environments, such as a beautiful sunrise.

St. Regis Spa
Luxury awaits at The Spa at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The Spa at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The five-star Spa at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers indulgences and therapies designed to align the body and mind. Dip into the “wet” areas, which have everything from a whirlpool to a Vichy rain shower, or try the stress-relieving thermal suite, which includes a Finnish sauna and an aromatic steam room. A sleek and contemporary design invites you in, while delights such as heated marble floors, a lemongrass-scented reception area, cashmere throws, an indulgent spa menu and poolside cabanas make you want to stay forever.

Relax with a view at Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort

Forbes Four-Star Spas In Miami

Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach

The Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort is steeped in luxury. Across six spa rooms, this 8,000-square-foot spa offers every kind of experience guests could want: a milk and honey body polish, a variety of massages, hydrating facials, scalp treatments, couples’ treatments and more. For a real treat, indulge in the Aromatherapy Flame Massage, a Swedish massage that uses warm, aromatic oil from a lit organic candle to help relieve any tension.

Experience the ethereal water journey at Lapis at The Fontainebleau

Lapis, The Spa at Fontainebleau, Miami Beach

Located in the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the 40,000-square-foot Lapis, The Spa at Fontainebleau is most known for its ethereal water journey. Once you check in and change into your bathing suit, take a dip in the 75-foot, coed mineral pool, soak in the mineral water jet bath, rinse off in the Bleau Rain Room and under the energy deluge shower, and decompress in the eucalyptus-infused steam room. For the best experience, the spa recommends experiencing that journey to relax, rejuvenate and purify before your scheduled treatment.

Spa setup
Indulge in treatments inspired by the beach

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach

Find serenity and balance when you take a break at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach. This 16,000-square-foot spa has an expansive treatment menu along with 14 treatment rooms, relaxation pods, ESPA products and the only Timeless Capsule (an elliptical room that can shorten or extend your scheduled spa treatments with reduced human interaction) in the U.S. All treatments are inspired by the beach, which is just steps away, and incorporate natural elements such as different minerals, salt, algae and ocean water.

Pamper yourself with holistic wellness at The Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

The Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach

Following the European wellness spa tradition of cleansing, warming and aiding relaxation, The Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is a place to transform. Here, guests are invited to experience true holistic wellness through health lectures and seminars, consultations with the spa’s medical director, multi-day wellness retreats, cryotherapy, aromatherapy steam rooms, a Finnish sauna, an open-air HydroSpa, massages designed to relieve stress and anxiety, facials that combat pollution and more. The heart of this spa is its exclusive, European-inspired Thermal Experience, which is a hydrotherapy circuit that uses the restorative properties of water to heal guests and enhance their well-being.

Experience curated luxury at The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION

The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION

Tucked in the basement level of the Miami Beach EDITION, the 1,800-square-foot The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION is an oasis of tranquility. With its signature scent, curated music, custom daybeds draped with vintage Moroccan rugs and a quiet, candlelit lounge, there’s simply nothing like it. This spa has nine treatment rooms, including a custom hammam room, a beauty lounge and a detox room with a steam shower and an infrared sauna. Fitness fans will want to take advantage of the 24-hour gym or RoyaFit yoga experiences, beach boot camps, fitness classes and tailored personal training programs. Guests can enhance their treatments with a menu of “quick fixes” in the Relaxation Lounge, such as the Power Nap, which uses Biotic Wave microcurrent technology to make you feel like you’ve taken a four-hour nap in just 20 minutes.

Tierra Santa
Feel rejuvenated at Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

A visit to Miami's first South American-influenced spa, the colorful Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, starts with hand-cut Tierra Santa soap and a therapist-guided ritual through powerful, rejuvenating showers. Spread across 22,000 square feet, the spa takes up the entire third floor of the hotel. It features one of the largest hammams on the eastern U.S. coast, an herbal steam room and a tepidarium with heated stone beds. When you want to work out, try the spa’s state-of-the-art gym, its 1,000-square-foot movement studio, or daily outdoor fitness classes. Like its surrounding hotel, details here are important: There’s a larger-than-life rose bouquet at the entrance, Juan Gatti floral murals and walls covered with paper art installations by Manuel Ameztoy. This luxury spa even has its own product line made with ingredients from the Amazonian rainforest, as well as shaman-inspired healing therapies that affect all five senses.

The Setai
Enjoy tranquil seclusion at Valmont Spa at The Setai

Valmont for the Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach

Steeped in Asian elegance, a visit to The Setai, Miami Beach hotel feels like an escape in itself. Book a massage at its tranquil Valmont for the Spa at The Setai and you’ll experience serenity like nowhere else. Rooted in the principles of traditional Swiss medicine and designed around the natural elements of the earth, this spa invites visitors to indulge in a curated menu of signature facials, massages and full-body ceremonies that restore strength, beauty and balance.

Miami Spa Months

Miami Spa Months is an annual program that takes place from July 1, through August 31. Luxe spas throughout Greater Miami & Miami Beach offer deep discounts on massages and other spa services. If you're visiting during these months, there's no better time to spa.

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