Mark your calendars for some “me” time! Miami Spa Month is back to soothe, restore and recharge your mind, body, and spirit. Here are seven of the best!
Feel the Zen: the Essence Mineral Co-Ed Pool at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach
There’s no better time (or excuse) to disconnect than Miami Spa Month (July 1-August 30). From a seaside detox under the stars to Nobu-approved massages to get you from zero to Zen, this is how we spa in the 305.
ACQUALINA SPA BY ESPA Chakra-LED crystal steam room? Check. House-made lavender cookies? Double check. Himalayan salt lounge and private pool overlooking the ocean? These are just a few of the bounty of amenities that this state-of-the-art spa delights with. Pro tip: book a private suite for you and your honey to escape to nirvana... together. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-918-8000; acqualinaresort.com
BAMFORD HAYBARN SPA AT 1 HOTEL If you want to feel con- nected to nature, simply head to 1 Hotel where the first Bamford Haybarn spa in the US (from organic pioneer Carole Bamford) will touch your soul, thanks to its intuitive therapist healers and all-natural products. Case in point: the body contouring features a chia-seed and nasturtium scrub, Matcha tea complex, and Kabat-inspired manual practices to get your physique on fleek. 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-1000; 1hotels.com
CARILLON From chilling in an igloo (true story) to an herbal laconium (a dry sweat room) and even an on-site func- tional medical doctor, as well as acupuncturists, holistic health experts, and feng shui informing every space, there’s nothing one of Carillon’s treatments won’t cure. Don’t believe us? Simply try the seaside detox ritual, reminis- cent of Arabian cleansing rituals and set under the stars. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-7000; carillonhotel.com
FOUR SEASONS SURFSIDE Walk up the white marble stairway to heaven—aka the spa at the timeless Four Seasons Surf Club (restored from its 1930s golden glamour heyday)—and prepare to be whisked away to wonderland, thanks to what might be the best massage bed you’ve ever lain on (face pillow, anyone?), combined with a soundtrack of the elements. 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside, 305-381-3333; fourseasons.com
LAPIS AT FONTAINEBLEAU You’ll never want to leave what Martha Stewart calls “the most beautiful spa in America,” with eucalyptus steam baths, an elements rain tunnel and a seawellness wrap that uses sea salt and warm sea clay to make your skin (and you) feel and look reborn after a night at LIV. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com
MANDARIN ORIENTAL Ever had a massage threesome? The Oriental Harmony, the spa at this Forbes five-time, triple-five- star-rated hotel, has not one but two therapists working in tandemw ith time and movement to bring you into complete balance.You know what they say: four hands are better than two. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8288; mandarinoriental.com
NOBU HOTEL EDEN ROC Reflexology. Hot stone. Acupuncture. The spa at Nobu Hotel Eden Roc has all the Zen you need to find your center, including the signature Nobu Zen massage, individually tailored and incorpo- rating stretching techniques chef Nobu Matsuhisa swears by. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5585; nobuedenroc.com