Miami's Most Relaxing Spa Resorts

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By: Shayne Benowtiz

From lavish spa therapies to stress-melting amenities and endorphin-producing fitness classes, Miami’s spa resorts have all your bases covered for a day of relaxation. If unwinding at a spa in the lap of luxury is your idea of paradise, then Miami is the destination for you. These are some of our favorites for the ultimate in relaxation, rejuvenation and pure bliss.

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The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club  in Surfside is a singularly luxurious experience. Exquisitely designed by Joseph Dirand in Calacatta marble, Turkish tile and brass fixtures, it’s as stylish as it is relaxing. From the peaceful marble hammam to lavish facials, massages and body treatments, moments of delight await around every corner. There are only six treatment rooms, so the spa offers an intimate experience. You can indulge in a wide variety of globally inspired therapies including Ayurvedic massages from India, reflexology from Chinese medicine and facial therapies from France.

    Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

    When you book a therapy at Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, prepare to arrive an hour early for a journey through the marble-laden, Roman-inspired spa. You’ll begin with an invigorating shower in the hydrotherapy chamber with a slice of soap from the block at the entrance, followed by a bathing and detoxifying ritual that includes the herbal steam room, sauna, tepidarium and ice chamber. At the end of the circuit, relax on the marble hammam before being whisked into the relaxation room with a stunning pastel rug depicting an under-the-sea tableau. While a host of massages, facials and body therapies are available, this South American-inspired spa also offers shamanic healing.

      Acqualina Spa by ESPA

      One of Miami’s only Forbes Five-Star Spas, Acqualina Spa by ESPA is a luxurious delight. You’ll be greeted with a cup of tea before being escorted into the 20,000-square-foot spa, which includes a crystal steam room, Arctic ice fountain, experience showers, Finnish dry sauna and detoxifying Himalayan salt wall. With a private pool and Jacuzzi perfect for a spa lunch, it’s the ideal destination to while away the day. Using ESPA products, facials are both luxurious and results-oriented. They also offer a host of Day Spa Journeys with multiple treatments for the ultimate in relaxation.

        Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau

        One of the most luxurious spas in Miami, Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau offers the ultimate oasis to unwind. Start with the Water Journey, which includes mineral baths, massage jet showers, a eucalyptus steam room and marble hammam lounge chairs. With ocean-inspired treatments, indulgent massages and beautifying facials, the extensive spa menu covers all the bases. A day at Lapis also gives you access to the Fontainebleau’s gym, swimming pool and beach. You may never leave.

          The Spa at Carillon Miami

          At 70,000 square feet, the The Spa at Carillon Miami is the largest spa in Miami Beach. It’s also fresh off of a multi-million-dollar renovation. With a full thermal experience that includes a rooftop Jacuzzi and swimming pool, crystal steam room, experiential rain showers, Finnish sauna, footbaths, herbal laconium, igloo, indoor Jacuzzi and thermal loungers, you can easily spend all day here. While the spa offers massages, facials and body treatments, it also specializes in Eastern medicine, like acupuncture and energy healing.

            Exhale Spa at Kimpton EPIC Hotel

            With Exhale Spa offering a schedule of mind-body classes including yoga, Core Fusion and HIIT bootcamp, the Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami is a destination for both fitness and relaxation. With a results-oriented approach, its 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 The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

              The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

              Snag a lemon yellow lounge chair overlooking Biscayne Bay next to the zero entry pool at this heavenly, hip spot. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach boasts both an outdoor water ritual and mud bath plus an indoor stadium-style hammam and water lounge. You’ll never run out of novel places to lounge and enjoy hydrotherapy as you drift into complete relaxation. The full-service spa offers a wide range of fitness classes ranging from yoga to Pilates, while the bayside restaurant serves an eclectic menu of healthy and hearty fare. Opt for the Hot + Cold Stone massage to completely melt your tensions away.


                The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION

                As soon as you enter the white-draped relaxation room at The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION with its plush, pillow-strewn lounges and vintage Moroccan rugs, you immediately melt into a state of relaxation. Sweat it out in the steam room first and then opt for the restorative Power Nap, which simulates four hours of sleep in only 20 minutes. You can customize a massage or opt for the signature Thai or Shiatsu treatments. Afterward, emerge fully revitalized for lunch poolside at Tropicale.

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