Florida is a vacationer’s paradise—with beautiful beaches, a notable arts scene, thriving nightlife and cultural influences—visitors have a wide variety of activities to enjoy during their trip. Whether you’re living it up in Miami, relaxing in Boca Raton or spending some time in your Florida vacation rental, one of the experiences you must try is a visit to one of the state’s world-class spas. From an oceanfront oasis to a secluded private island getaway, these are the 10 best spas in Florida that you’ll want to book your next massage or facial at pronto.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Spa
Located inside one of the most luxurious hotels in Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Spa nourishes guests’ souls and pampers their bodies with an array of services guaranteed to relax and renew. One of the spa’s most unique factors is their menu of treatments that utilize herbs from the resort’s organic garden, honey produced by resident beets, and citrus fruit sourced from local orchards. Be sure to try their Grande Hammock Experience—a special treatment in the rooftop eco garden that consists of a foot soak and a massage in an open-air hammock. Other recommended services on their menu include the Grande Citrus Escape, a full-body treatment that includes an exfoliation, bath, wrap, massage and scalp treatment; as well as the Grande Indulgence Massage, which features a full body massage, scalp treatment, and soothing keratin gloves to the hands and feet for ultimate relaxation.
2. Boca Raton Resort & Club Waldorf Astoria Spa
Designed after the Alhambra palace in Spain, the Waldorf Astoria Spa at the gorgeous Boca Raton Resort offers 50,000 square feet of luxury and relaxation. The signature spa includes a unique ritual bathing area and stunning gardens; guests have the chance to unwind both in private lounge areas and by the fireplace in the Spa Great Hall. Amenities also include a private pool and a spa café where one can grab a snack or meal. From facials and massages to wraps and scrubs, the full-service spa has 44 treatment rooms. One of their most recommended experiences is the Traditional Ritual Bath, a special water therapy ritual that begins with an indulgent aroma bath, followed by a Swiss shower, plunge pool and Jacuzzi.
Enjoy the most exclusive experience at a discreet resort off the Florida Keys coastline that is only accessible by boat or seaplane. Located at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, SpaTerre features exotic spa treatments and body rituals inspired by Bali and Thailand that are designed to relax the mind, body and spirit. Featured treatments include the Coconut Sugar Body Polish and the Margarita Key Lime Pedicure.
4. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
From relaxing yoga classes to therapeutic spa treatments, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami offers multiple ways to relax and refresh after a long, busy day. The spa is spread over three floors in an idyllic waterfront setting and offers a series of restorative treatments inspired by the ancient traditions of Balinese, Chinese, Thai, European and Ayurvedic cultures. Spa facilities include 11 treatment rooms with private showers, a spa boutique, spa suites with views of Biscayne Bay, and mani/pedi areas. Try the Oriental Essence, their signature spa therapy that calms the body and eases muscle stress for the ultimate relaxation.
5. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Nestled among 1,350 acres just off the northeast coast of Florida, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort features oceanfront rooms, world-class pools, championship gold, and a full-service spa. Indulge in total relaxation and pampering at the spa, which is inspired by Mother Nature and overlooks a lush meditation garden. Treatments to try include their Quartz Sand Table Massage and the Japanese Facial Massage.
6. Eau Spa
A 42,000 square foot playground for the senses, the spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort is a relaxing oasis that offers guests the opportunity to get away from it all. They also offer fun options like their Scrub & Polish Bar, an opportunity for guests to make their own custom body scrub at their mixologist’s bar. Treatment rooms are customized by scent, color, music and products in order to create a unique experience that is special to every individual. One of their most prized treatments is The Imperial Geisha, which includes a hand drawn bath of exotic florals, oriental teas, and a warm butter and silk massage.
7. The Spa at Carillon Miami
At 70,000 square feet, guests are spoiled when it comes to this lavish spa that offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and the only igloo in Miami! Highlights include the Thermal Experience, private hot and cold areas that include a Finnish sauna, crystal steam room, and experiential rains. From massage therapies and facials to full-body skin treatments, paired with unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views, an indoor rock wall and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, everyone’s desires are met here. Services to try include the Seaside Detox Ritual, the Turquoise Dream body treatment, and the North Beach Drift package—a head-to-to-service that includes a relaxing body wrap, facial, and full-body massage.
8. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne
The perfect escape from fast-paced Miami, this secret spa is located on a secluded island that is conveniently located a few minutes from downtown Miami. Inspired by West Indies glamour, the 25,000 square foot spa has 21 treatment rooms, a co-ed sanctuary, eucalyptus steam rooms and vitamin C-infused showers, along with a hair salon, fitness center and more. We recommend their 100-minute Coconut Nourishment ritual and their Couples Massage, although you can’t go wrong with any of the selections on their menu.
9. Acqualina Spy by ESPA
With the stunning white sands and ocean as its backdrop, guests are treated to the ultimate mind-body experience at this tranquil spa that offers state-of-the-art treatment rooms, fitness classes, and more. The 20,000 square foot facility includes relaxation lounges, private suites, and water rituals. All guests of the spa are welcome to enjoy the Himalayan Salt Wall, which fills the room with detoxifying negative ions that purify the air. Recommended treatment: The Balancing Massage with Volcanic Stones, which includes a scalp massage, full body exfoliation, and aromatherapy oils.
10. The Standard Spa
With a holistic approach centered around its menu of services, The Standard Spa provides the best of all worlds with a Turkish-style hammam, an aroma steam room, Finnish sauna, arctic plunge, mud lounge, and so much more. There is also a wide selection of wellness classes ranging from meditation to yoga for guests to choose from, along with various in-room treatments from experts who specialize in acupuncture, massage, and everything in-between. Choose from an assortment of balancing and restoring treatments, including their Achilles foot experience, Hot and Cold Stone Massage, and the Detox Cleanse.
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