“Party in the city where the heat is on” and the spas are HOT! Miami spa-goers will be the first to tell you the nickname The Magic City is well-deserved. From Coconut Grove to Coral Gables to the iconic South Beach area, you’ll fall in love with the tropical-meets-luxury feel of the Miami spa scene. The people are gorgeous, the beaches are beautiful, and the cuisine is out-of-this-world. Now let’s find out which spas are “bringin’ the heat” in Miami!
With its close proximity to the best shopping, beaches, and nightlife, it’s no wonder why we’re naming the Viceroy Miami at Icon Brickell one of the hottest spas in one of the hottest cities! Nestled on the shoreline of the Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, the trendy and stylish spa features an enticing water theme with a water lounge, reflecting pools, and hot and cold plunge pools.
If those amenities weren’t enough to put the 28,000-square-foot spa and fitness center at the top of our list, the 300-foot infinity pool on Biscayne Bay, poolside bar and fireplace, and life-size chess set definitely push it over the edge! Oh, and speaking of over the edge—guests will enjoy some of the sweetest Miami views at the FIFTY Ultra Lounge private pool deck, perched atop the Viceroy’s 50th floor.
As the very first in the beloved Canyon Ranch family, the all-suite Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach features coral-stone walls, abalone-shell terrazzo floors, a four-story mangrove sculpture, and teakwood ceilings. Set in the the former Carillion Hotel, the 150-room Canyon Ranch overlooks 750 feet of beautiful Miami beach, Guests will enjoy award-winning cuisine, fitness and wellness facilities, and a gorgeous spa – The 70,000-square-foot Wellness Spa offers massage, bodywork, and skin care treatments along with amazing amenities like the Aquavana® thermal suite and a two-story climbing wall.
Medical experts will guide guests towards creating a healthier lifestyle with consultations, workshops, and daily fitness classes including Pilates, yoga, Gyrokinesis motion and flexibility, and cardio. Guests can also enjoy medical and wellness services in areas such as disease prevention, weight loss, stress reduction and smoking cessation, healthy cooking classes, and nutrition.
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Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau
Since its 1954 debut, the 1,504 guest room Fontainebleau Miami Beach has been an iconic Miami landmark. Situated long Millionaire’s Row, the hotel is a magnet for celebs, athletes, and the most beautiful people in Miami Beach. After a $1-billion renovation in 2008, the iconic hotel was given a modern feel, along with award-winning dining options, LIV nightclub and lounges, an oceanfront pool, and the Shops at Fontainebleau – perfect for the shopaholic in all of us!
Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau, has been called “the most beautiful spa in America” by Martha Stewart and it’s no wonder! With its two floors and 40,000 square-feet of space, 30 treatment rooms, and exquisite details Lapis is awe-inspiring. Here guests will revel in complementary thermal heat therapies of earth, water and air in order to truly get the ultimate spa experience. Next door the fitness center offers 5,800 square-feet dedicated to exercise and wellness with personal trainers, a Trazer Interactive Training System, and an ocean and pool view.
If you love hydrotherapy – The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is calling your name! This stylish and intimate hotel and spa is set on Belle Isle in Biscayne Bay, just steps from South Beach’s social scene. The hotel features a beautiful one-acre garden with DIY scrubs, plunges, and open-air mud baths. There’s also a Roman Waterfall Hot Tub, an Arctic Plunge, and a 12-foot Falling Water Column.
The 12,500-square-foot spa is home to one of the largest hammams in the United States and guests will enjoy any and all treatments off of the spa’s extensive menu. If you want to work a sweat, there are more than 40 classes weekly including great yoga experiences in the Yoga Center! Guests can also sign up for a seminar or health lecture, meditation class, or life coaching session at the spa’s Center for Integral Living.
Located on 4.5 beachfront acres, The Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach features 188 residences, 98 gorgeously appointed hotel rooms and suites, as well as world-class luxury hotel amenities, including three oceanfront restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools, and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. The 51-story Mediterranean-style tower is a nod to the city’s classic 1950s-era hotels and at its heart is the two-story, 20,000-square-foot Acqualina Spa By ESPA, the brand’s U.S. flagship.
Guests to the two-level ESPA at Acqualina are greeted with a cool, scented towel, and a mini smoothie, and are led to the hydrotherapy facilities to jump-start their spa experience. These facilities include a gorgeous tiled circular crystal steam room, a dry Finnish sauna, and the nautilus-shape experience shower (with color therapy and aromatherapy). Pre- or post-treatment guests can lounge on one of the daybeds in the relaxation lounge.
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The Setai, South Beach
Located in the center of South Beach, The Setai was originally built in the 1930s as the Art Deco Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel. The Spa at The Setai focuses on a personalized and private experience for its guests. Each spa suite features ocean and pool views. And speaking of a personalized, the hotels three pools are kept at different temperatures so you can choose which is most comfortable for you!
Inspired by the Pacific Rim, The Spa, and it’s treatment menu, is dedicated to restoration and realignment of the body and the spirit. The fitness center lets guests take yoga and Pilates classes along with personal training sessions.
Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa has been a top choice for health, weight loss, and relaxation for years. Surrounded by gardens, waterfalls, meditative labyrinths, golf courses, tennis courts, and swimming pools over 650 acres, Pritikin is way more than just a place people go to lose weight and get healthy – its a place people go to find their own slice of Miami paradise. From the moment you arrive you are immersed in the Pritkin program – workshops, diet, and fitness that will come together to create a basis for a healthier, happier life.
The spa, nestled in the gardens, features 32 treatment rooms and is the perfect complement to the rest of the program provided at Pritikin. Guests will enjoy a variety of aquatherapy amenities, such as aromatherapy-infused steam rooms, sensory experience showers, hot and cold massaging hydrofalls, jacuzzis, Finnish saunas, cold-water plunges, and more! Guests can also participate in custom-designed exercise classes, including cardiovascular training, aquatics, and yoga.
Just minutes from South Beach’s nightlife, The Mondrian South Beach offers Miami visitors a stylish, peaceful escape in a design that mimics Sleeping Beauty’s castle and is the only hotel in South Beach to have its own marina.
The Miami magic doesn’t end there, Agua Spa offers guests 4,000 square-feet of Marcel Wanders-designed interiors and 6 gorgeous treatment. Guests will love the signature “Milk and Honey” treatments and spacious garden-view terrace. There’s also the 24-hour gym which overlooks the city and here guests can book personal training sessions and request yoga.
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Elemis Spa at Loews Miami Beach
Situated in South Beach’s Art Deco district, the oceanfront Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers guests the best of the beach and downtown. The 790 guest room hotel is part of the restored St. Moritz Hotel building and features a rooftop terrace with beautiful water and city views.
Guests will love the London-based 18,000 square-foot Elemis Spa, which has 16 treatment rooms, a 5,00 square-foot fitness center, classes, and personal training training, and a private spa terrace that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Additional amenities include the Elemis fitness center which features LifeFitness equipment and stellar views.
Bringing a little Asian-inspiration to South Beach Miami, the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is the perfect way to round out our list of spas we love. This waterfront property is located on a private island – giving it an hidden away feel yet is in close proximity to the surrounding fun and sun.
The three-level Five-Star Spa at the Mandarin Oriental features a gorgeous water setting and provides a true oasis with its 18 treatment rooms, including six beautiful suites. Treatments are inspired by the elements of life and the ancient traditions of Ayurvedic, Balinese, Chinese, European, and Thai cultures, complemented by the Beauty by Mandarin Oriental collection of results-oriented facials and body treatments. A full-service fitness center; private cabanas for outdoor massages; an infinity-edge swimming pool; yoga, tai chi and personal training sessions are just some of the amazing offerings at the Mandarin Oriental.