Miami: Spa Central (Part I)

Image: The Delano’s roof top spa; Aqua.

There are many dimensions to Miami’s magnificence. One of them, is the City’s extensive portfolio of uber-luxurious spas. So what does Miami (aka: Spa Central) have to offer those seeking a meditative and rejuvenating escape from the daily grind?

Let’s take a look at this first installment of Spa Central:

Image: Spa at the Ritz Carlton South Beach

“Escape to a sanctuary that offers an elite menu of La Maison de Beauté Carita treatments alongside an extensive menu of European wellness and beauty rituals, including Prada Beauty skin care therapies. The Ritz-Carlton Spa at South Beach was named the best day spa in Miami by Allure magazine and features 14-treatment rooms, a “Power Shower” with 23 body sprays, luxurious relaxation lounges, a full-service salon and two couple’s suites.”

  • The Delano has the renown Agua Spa located on the hotel’s roof:

“The Agua Spa is a serenely beautiful and peaceful space that offers state-of-the-art spa treatments aimed at rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit. Housed in a pristine white setting, with miles of sheer billowing curtains, an enormous private terrace and 360-degree views, Agua is the ultimate sanctuary.”

  • The Shore Club pitches in with their own rooftop spa:

“We invite you to visit our beautiful rooftop retreat – a 8,000 sq. foot full-featured facility within the serene Zen-like atmosphere of teak and warm-toned materials includes wet and dry treatment rooms, outdoor terraces and massage decks, and exclusive products. Indulge in magnificent ocean views as you rejuvenate Yin Yang energies and replenish natural body rhythms.”

Image: rendering of the Fontainebleau spa

  • The Fontainebleau (currently undergoing a $1 billion expansion) is perhaps the most exciting addition to the Spa Central portfolio:

“Unique experiences will include the Rain Tunnel, a simulated icy creek bed with refreshing pre-treatment scrub/mud specialty showers. The Grand Whirlpool will include a central water feature and underwater sound. The Liquidrom is a thermal bath of body-temperature saline water. Iced Creek, containing pebbles, ice cubes and salts, will flow through all wet treatment areas with seating areas for foot soaking.

At this five-star, two-story, 40.000 sq ft spa guests will find 33 treatment rooms, comprised of 21 massage rooms, six facial rooms, two wet/dry treatment rooms, two couple’s massage suites and two deluxe Fontainebleau spa suites with Vichy shower. “

Image: rendering of the Canyon Ranch Spa

  • Canyon Ranch certainly offers the most notable spa in Miami. The world renown wellness institution’s most ambitious project to date is its Miami Beach development:

“Enjoy legendary Canyon Ranch spa treatments in an atmosphere of tranquil beauty. Refresh with the ultimate spa experience in the advanced therapeutic AquavanaSM, the first complete European thermal suite of its kind in the U.S. The treatments, or Kurs, are drawn from the mineral-rich thermal waters of Europe and have a profound effect on body and soul. If you prefer, choose an outdoor massage for its natural delights.”

Image: The spa at the Setai

“A haven of serenity and natural beauty, The Spa at The Setai opens the door to an intimate private world dedicated to the restoration of the body, mind and soul. The philosophy behind this very special spa is derived from an ancient Sanskrit legend of the gods, who embarked on a quest for a natural elixir of immortality and eternal youth. Today, the unique and exotic treatments of The Spa at The Setai reflect this legend, bringing the healing spirit and traditions of the east to South Beach.”

  • The planned W South Beach will add another top class spa option in case the prior ones are unsatisfactory. Here are the offerings:

Away ® at Home: In-home spa services and Resident program

Sweat ®: State-of-the-art fitness club featuring the latest strength and aerobics equipment, personal training, free weights, yoga, pilates and sauna

Bliss Spa™: take a personal retreat anytime at the 5,000 square foot world famous spa

Image: Acqualina Spa

  • The Acqualina is home to their excessively luxurious own spa retreat, ESPA:

“Ground-breaking in design and cutting-edge in spa innovation, ESPA at Acqualina – the first of its kind in the United States – offers ESPA’s celebrated treatments including the latest facials, advanced massages and Ayurvedic experiences. The luxurious two-story spa overlooks the glistening Atlantic Ocean and provide guests and outside clients alike with a stimulating sanctuary and thoughtful amenities.”

Image: Spa suite at the Mandarin Oriental


“The 15,000 square-foot (1,394 square meters) Spa is an award-winning sanctuary. It features 17 private treatment rooms, including six stunning VIP suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay. We’ve used exotic textures in its construction, like bamboo, rice paper, glass and natural linens, to achieve an ambiance of total harmony. It’s the perfect place in which to indulge in our holistic treatments that blend elements and ancient wisdoms from around the world.”

“The apex of relaxation on the island, SpaTerre is the resort’s nexus for healing and soothing, and uses many of the herbs, minerals and essential elements indigenous to the area. Indonesian, Thai and Balinese influences are also present in this organic oasis, which offers a full line of body treatments, salon services, facial care, spa rituals, massage therapies and one of the few Watsu massage pools on the Eastern Seaboard.”

To be continued.



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6 responses to “Miami: Spa Central (Part I)

  1. Van

    You forgot the spa at the Standard hotel. In my opinion they have one of the best ones in Florida.

  2. This is part I of a series Van. To be continued. The post would have been way too long

  3. chrismora

    I’m going to The Standard next week for my birthday. Can’t wait.

  4. Not too long ago, I stayed there. They have rooms with outdoor tubs. Pretty dope. Maybe you’ll get wasted and make good use of one. Happy early Bday

  5. nice! Now more than ever, I need to win the Lottery!

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