Florida Spa Sampler

By: Karen T. Bartlett

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Indulge and relax at one of these fabulous Florida spas.

Whether you're headed on a girlfriends getaway, a day trip with your sorority sisters or an outing with the ladies from church, a manicure and pedicure is a welcome treat for everyone. Indulge and relax at one of these fabulous Florida spas.

The Don CeSar Beach Resort, a Loews Hotel. This fairytale pink castle on the beach is a bride's dream. The spa specializes in thalassotherapy treatments, using products of the sea.

Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach. The legendary grande dame on Millionaire's Row. Enjoy the Flower’s-Hold-Life Ritual, a therapeutic massage followed by a stimulation certified organic sea salt exfoliation and then a flower of the sea facial that includes a nutrient rich hand and foot wrap.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples. Set between a rose garden and the sugary sands of the Gulf of Mexico, this glamorous spa is a cocoon of warmth and nurturing. Try the Ultra Age-Defying Facial, which combines micro-current light therapy and ultra sonic micro-dermabrasion techniques, or the Seaweed Leaf Wrap with hand-harvested organic ocean seaweed.

The Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa, Key West. Only in Key West can you book a Caribbean Spa Coma, designed to neutralize the effects of partying from dusk to dawn.

The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach. Understated sophistication and ultra pampering are the hallmarks of this classy old-money beach hideaway for generations of families, honeymooners and superstars.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Myers. Float blissfully on the amazing Betar Sound Bed (Bio Energetic Transduction Aided Resonance), a geodesic-domed platform suspended in a starlit galaxy. Embracing you with surround-sound music, the energy wave impulses with aromatherapy provide a holistic, total-body experience.

The Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Miami. This beyond-magnificent "your-wish-is-our-command" resort has a spa to match. Go for the day, or take it to the max with a weekend in one of the luxurious private spa suites.

Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Go spa-ing in Portofino, Italy. Trust Universal on this: it's as close as you can get without leaving Florida. Succumb to the luscious Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual Wrap or the Exotic Frangipani Flower Wrap.

PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens. Famous for its Waters of the World mineral pools, this sports-oriented spa engages all the senses. Who could resist the Plush Papaya Treatment?

Stillwater Spa, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs. It is conceivable that some people may never experience Watsu Freedom, a transcendent 80-minute Japanese stretching massage as the body floats in a serene pool of warm water. What a shame.

Willow Stream, the Spa at the Turnberry Isle Miami Resort, Aventura. Signature treatment Feast of the Flowers starts with a wildflower footbath and sea salt rub and ends with a "Florida rain" massage infused with wildflower essences. The spa is open to resort guests, club members and locals.  

The Spa at Cheeca, Islamorada. If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, try the Signature Hot Lava Shell massage using Tiger Clam Shells straight from the sea. Or recline in a poolside cabana and enjoy a Sea Breeze organic If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, try the Signature Hot Lava Shell massage using Tiger Clam Shells straight from the sea. Or recline in a poolside cabana and enjoy a Sea Breeze organic aromatherapeutic treatmenttreatment.

Relâche Spa at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee. Experience “Best of Florida” spa treatments in a setting reflective of the Sunshine State’s azure colored oceans, mystical natural springs and tropical tranquility.

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