This Valentine’s Day, shake things up for your sweetheart with a surprise visit to one of South Florida’s most exclusive spas. Here are five luxurious spots that should be on your radar.
Billed as the only outdoor spa in Miami Beach, The Betsy’s rooftop oasis offers a tranquil experience designed for ultimate relaxation and renewal. When you book the 60-minute message From the Heart treatment, you’ll be asked to share your sentiments in the form of a poem or simple message; then, when you arrive at your private cabana for a couples’ massage, you’ll be greeted with a glass of bubbly and those tender thoughts will be presented in a keepsake display box. 1440 Ocean Dr., 305-531-6100
The latest property to join the ranks of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s evolving register of luxury hotels, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is the ideal destination for lovebirds who are looking to venture north of the Magic City for an afternoon. Available throughout the month of February, the spa’s A Touch of Paradise package offers guests the opportunity to truly relax, unwind, and enjoy one another's company. Offered only once per day, the experience begins at 3:30 p.m. with a softening body scrub, and is followed by a 90-minute massage, which finishes just in time to watch the sun set from the hotel’s expansive sky deck, Veuve Clicquot in hand. 551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-5100
At this sumptuous beachfront property, you can relish in a variety of creative spa experiences with your special someone. From a Turkish Rhassoul for Two—a completely private experience in the luxurious Rhassoul chamber that includes an exfoliating salt scrub and a detoxifying mud treatment—to a decadent chocolate, champagne, and caviar couple’s treatment, which features massages, manicures, and the aforementioned treats, this is the place for those who are looking for an uber-indulgent escape from reality. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 866-276-2226
While this hotel is offering a whole register of specialty couples massages during the month of February, we suggest you go for the Heart Two Heart treatment. In 50 minutes, you’ll learn how to massage your other half as the spa’s expert therapists take you through the interactive experience. After you’re both adept at massage and absolutely relaxed, spend the rest of your day enjoying the lush pool area or take a stroll along the neighboring marina. 3300 SW 27th Ave., Miami, 305-644-4680
Upon entering the lobby of the Morris Lapidus-designed gem, you’ll be transported back to a bygone era of glamour and sophistication. Then, atop a grand staircase, you’ll find the sumptuous hotel spa, which is both ultra modern and palatial. Although the treatment options are varied, a simple couples’ massage (with your choice of aromatherapies) offers the consummate amount of indulgence. After your massage, spend the afternoon lounging in the relaxation room, which is appointed with herbal teas, sweet treats, and gorgeous views of the hotel pools. I4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-0000
Photography by: Photography courtesy of The Betsy; Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach; Carillon Miami Wellness Resort; The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove; Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort