Relax, Enjoy and Rejuvenate at Florida Spas
By Lauren Tjaden
A little well-earned pampering is the perfect way to rejuvenate your body and your soul—and fabulous, luxurious spas all around Florida are dedicated to helping you relax, enjoy and indulge.
Here are some ideal places to discover some ‘me time.’
The Perfect Day
Nestled on Florida’s southeast coast, the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa invites you to have it all with their decadent Perfect Day treatment. It promises to spoil you for a mind-blowing six-and-a-half hours packed with feel-good procedures that include a 30-Minute Body Scrub, 90-Minute Self-Centered Massage, 60-Minute Essence Facial, and Classic Manicure and Pedicure, followed by a Hair Blow-Out, all while you sip on complimentary champagne.
Not to be outdone, the Naples Grande Beach Resort Spa, located on Florida’s southwest coast, tempts you to share tranquility with a loved one with their Serenity for Two Couples Retreat. It’s a three-hour study in bliss that features an 80-minute Couples Massage followed by 30 minutes of Couples Salt-Bath Floatation Therapy. Afterwards, you’ll have time to unwind in the Spa’s Signature Villa, which includes a private couples shower, private sundeck area, infrared sauna, whirlpool and cushy seating area. Top off your immersion into extravagance with a fruit plate and a glass of champagne.
Surrender to the Sea
You’ll find the oh-so-swanky Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island in the northeast corner of the Sunshine State. The resort beckons you to ‘surrender to the rhythm of the island and the ebb and flow of the sea,’ and that’s a shoo-in with signature services like the ‘Heaven in a Hammock’ massage, which blends touch therapy, soothing rocking and the illusion of zero gravity to mimic the cadence of the tide.
Nirvana in the North
Hilton Sandestin Beach, hugged against the sugar-sand beach in northwest Florida, is home to the award-winning, 14,500-square-foot Serenity by the Sea Spa, calming and comforting yet undeniably elegant. The mood is set with tropical scents and the peaceful melody of flowing waterfalls, services that include facials, massage and body treatment, and blockbuster amenities like men’s and women’s whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and lounges as well as a separate full-service salon, nail salon and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Sticks and Stones
Situated in central Florida, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® offers a ticket to profound relaxation with their Sticks and Stones Massage, an innovative – and heavenly -- treatment exclusive to the resort. The treatment one-ups a hot-stone massage, employing sculpted basalt stones and birchwood massage sticks that allow your massage therapist to hone-in on every area that needs some love.
For an unforgettable family experience, go for the Mommy and Me package, where you’ll enjoy an opulent blowout and manicure while the spa transforms your little one into a fully-appointed princess or knight.
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