Travel & Outdoors

Best Day Spas

June 13, 2013 9:00 AM

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Let’s face it after a long work week complete with crazy rush hour traffic and dealing with all the stresses that come with living and working in South Florida, sometimes you just need to really, really relax. To do that skip the afternoon at the movies without the kids or a shopping trip with the girls and seek professional help. South Florida is home to some really great spas where you will be luxuriously pampered. Here are our top picks.

Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa

6801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141
www.canyonranchmiamibeach.com

Set in what once was the historic Carillon Hotel, Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa on Miami Beach was recently named as one of Travel + Leisure World’s top ten spa destinations in the world. The a 70,000-square-foot wellness spa has a total of 54 treatment areas. Canyon Ranch is the first wellness facility to offer a Aquavana – a European thermal suite which features an oasis of water therapies, thermal spa cabins, tubs and aquathermal bathing experiences.

Lapis

Fountainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
(305) 514-7000
www.fontainebleau.com

The minute you walk into the Lapis Spa, the worries of the world seem to melt away among the sweet smells of the potpourri. The 40,000-square-foot spa is all about health and wellness, through the healing powers of water including a jetted pool where individual jets pump seaweed extract infused water at different temperatures to soothe and heal the skin. Then, there’s the cascading Elemis rain tunnel which is described as the ultimate water massage.

Red Door Lifestyle Spa

Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa
250 Racquet Club Rd.
Weston, FL 33326
(954) 349-5500
www.reddoorlifestylespa.com

The new Red Door Lifestyle Spa provides a serene sanctuary where the body is rejuvenated and the spirit is soothed. The 48,000 square foot spa has30 treatment rooms, a Zen Garden and a private spa pool. Ladies, the spa also offers specialized packages for men, so you may want to bring him along for a relaxing day for two. Spa services include facials, massages, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, hair design, makeup artistry, and more.

The Spa at Harbor Beach

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(866) 303-0772
www.marriottharborbeachspa.com

The Spa at Harbor Beach features a wide variety of services including massage therapies, advanced therapies, numerous body treatments, skin care and hair removal and tinting. There are separate spa facilities for men and women featuring steam, sauna, whirlpool, spa amenities and toiletries for your personal use.

Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Dr.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8288
www.mandarinoriental.com

Miami’s only five star Spa, the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is ove the top. There are six stunning VIP spa suites with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Biscayne Bay. Each suite was custom designed for specific treatments; two were designed especially for couples wishing to share their experience. The Spa uses exotic textures throughout: bamboo, rice paper, glass and natural linens to instill in you a sense of deep relaxation. Each treatment begins with a private consultation to determine each individual’scurrent state of well-being.

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