Miami: land of endless summer (except for those couple of days in December and January), where tens of thousands of tourists come to vacation and locals staycation thanks to the myriad of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment options. Swimming in the Miami Beaches, lounging by a hotel pool, partaking in art-walks in Wynwood, luxury shopping in the Miami Design District, wining and dining in Brickell — all the necessary ingredients for a well-rounded day and night. But, we all know these days can leave us needing a vacation after our vacation. This is why one must always include a wellness day in the middle of vacation activities for a bit of mental and physical relaxation. Enter your hotel spa (figuratively and literally).
Though most spas are similar in their treatment offerings, not one of the Miami spas listed below is like the next. Each one offers its own variation of relaxing experiences and unique ambiance: from body-healing rituals and treatments, to Turkish-style hammams, to mineral pools, to restorative treatments inspired by the “elements of life”.
Listed in no particular order, we give you our top six spas in Miami and Miami Beach:
Tierra Santa Healing House
Faena Hotel | Miami Beach
Tierra Santa Healing House, is an impressive 22,000-square-foot sanctuary that features one of the largest hammams available on the East Coast, along with shaman-developed body-healing rituals and treatments, and technologically advanced facial treatments.
Bamford Haybarn Spa
1 Hotel South Beach | Miami Beach
Bamford Haybarn is a spa devoted to nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Their holistic approach is based around the heartfelt connection with nature. Originally created by Carole Bamford in the English countryside, individually crafted treatments use specially formulated products from the Bamford body and skincare ranges made from natural and organic ingredients organically certified to the highest standard. In the intuitive hands of their therapists, the effect of each treatment will be felt long after you depart.
Fontainebleau Hotel | Miami Beach
“It’s the most beautiful spa in America,” says Martha Stewart of the Fontainebleau Lapis Spa. Treatments include outstanding facials and ocean-inspired wraps, but what stands out are the amenities you enjoy afterward: mineral pools, massage-jet showers, eucalyptus steam baths. And then “you lie on a marble chaise or bench by the pool,” she says of the room modeled after the hammams of Marrakech.
Four Seasons Hotel, Spa and Wellness
Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club | Surfside
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club offers globally inspired treatments , such as a Tropical Hammam Treatments and Abhyanga. Staff will respectfully ask you to leave your phone at the front desk when you check in, in order to allow you to disconnect from the outside and connect you with the “stillness in which to retreat.”
Mandarin Oriental | Brickell Key
Adopting a different approach to the traditional spa experience, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami offers a series of innovative and restorative treatments inspired by the elements of life, and the ancient traditions of Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai cultures.
The Standard Spa
The Standard Hotel | Miami Beach
Part recovery center, part hydrotherapy playground, part new-age ashram, The Standard Spa reimagines the modern spa experience. A hydrotherapy paradise, complimentary to hotel guests, there’s a Turkish-style hammam, aroma steam room, Roman waterfall hot tub, Finnish sauna, arctic plunge, treatment baths, mud lounge, and infinity pool.
Granted, these spas are all located within luxury Miami hotels and one can expect to find indulgent spa robes, towels and slippers. However, should you wish to bring your own, allow us to recommend any one of our versatile Luna Di Giorno bathrobes or bathwraps that you may wear from the treatment room to the pool or beach. 100% made in Italy, our products are available in a variety of colors and classic prints, made from the finest velour, terry and cotton fabrics.
Upon conclusion of your wellness day at the spa, you may have worked up an appetite. Should you go with any of our recommended spas, within each of the Miami hotels these are located in you would also find world-renowned restaurants. From Argentinian steak houses, to Peruvian sushi and seafood, to Mediterranean cuisine – you are sure to continue your day of relaxation and indulgence well into the evening hours.