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by Jill Cole | April 25, 2010 | Lifestyle
Nail Spa at Bliss Spa in the W South Beach
Agua Spa at the Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; delano-hotel.com
Treatment to try: Blue Kashmire-Saphir Facial. Incorporating components such as pearls, this exclusive facial literally leaves guests glowing.
Size: 3,500 square feet, eight treatment rooms
Top product: Själ Kashmire Saphir Perfecting Mask
Bonus: It’s one of only two spas in the United States that carries the upscale Själ line.
Agua Spa at the Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; mondrian-miami.com
Treatment to try: Agua Milk and Honey Treatment. Soothing as a lullaby, this signature offering incorporates warm honey, organic sesame oil and milk, all applied during a gentle hour-long body rub. Size: 4,000 square feet, six treatment rooms
Top product: Billy Jealousy Sucker Punch Face Scrub with Tahitian Volcanic Black Sand
Bonus: Ask about packages, like the Spa Junkie or Lust, which include treatments or discounts.
Bliss Spa at the W Fort Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; wfortlauderdalehotel.com
Treatment to try: FatGirlSlim. This detoxifying, circulation-stimulating, bodytoning treatment includes a dry brushing, application of firming grapefruit essential oil, trouble-spot-targeting seaweed task mask, heated wrap and rubdown.
Size: 4,000 square feet, four treatment rooms
Top product: FatGirlSlim Firming Cream
Bonus: The just-launched He-Wax treatment, taking guys from hirsute to hairless, head-to-toe (and everywhere in between)
Bliss Spa at the W South Beach
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wsouthbeach.com
Treatment to try: The Triple Oxygen Treatment. This unique process involves three forms of oxygen (in a wrap, pre-extraction cream and blast), ensuring that no redness occurs after the treatment.
Size: 7,300 square feet, seven treatment rooms
Top product: Laboratoire Remède Matte Therapy Moisture Lift Gel Lotion
Bonus: Try the Scrub & Color, a head-to-toe exfoliation followed by a full-body bronzing. Let your nails dry while you sit on the terrace and nibble on brownie bites.
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa
6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; canyonranch.com
Treatment to try: Miami Rejuvenating Spice. This energizing, uplifting massage uses spices and herbal extracts valued in Latin culture, as well as a café con leche exfoliating body scrub followed by an aromatic bath.
Size: 70,000 square feet, 54 treatment rooms
Top product: Canyon Ranch Your Transformation Radiance Facial Scrub
Bonus: Book a Day Spa package and receive access to more than 40 fitness classes, health and wellness workshops and the Aquavana thermal suites.
Blow dry salon at Cowshed Miami in the Soho Beach House
Cowshed Miami at the Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; sohobeachhouse.com
Treatment to try: Cowshed Salt Scrub and Massage. Ninety minutes of body brushing, deep exfoliation and massage never felt so good.
Size: 7,300 square feet, five treatment rooms
Top product: Cowshed Sandalwood Intensive Hand & Foot Treatment
Bonus: A blow-dry bar is provided for hair and makeup. Members also get access to complimentary yoga classes and boot camp instruction on the beach (not to mention delicious blueberry and chocolate muffins).
Eau Spa by Cornelia at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; ritzcarlton.com
Treatment to try: Cornelia Lumina Facial. Emerald, ruby and gold repair and smooth the face, sapphire bronzes the neck and décolleté, and caviar regenerates the skin.
Size: 42,000 square feet, 19 spa villas
Top product: Cornelia Lumina Gold Serum
Bonus: Scrub and Polish Bar includes an appointment with a mixologist, who creates scrubs, lotions and mists of aromatic herbs, oils and sea salts.
Elemis Spa at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; elemisspa.com
Treatment to try: Ionithermie Cheek Lift Treatment. Help give your butt a lift with galvanic stimuli, while firming and toning the skin with a clay, algae and pine mask.
Size: 18,000 square feet, 16 treatment rooms
Top product: Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow
Bonus: Spa-goers can indulge in signature spa cuisine by Emeril’s.
Exhale at the Epic Residences & Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; exhalespa.com
Treatment to try: Glow. Imagine 30 minutes of heavenly doting, comprised of a dry brushing, followed by a warmed citrus-sugar scrub and relaxing white-tea lotion application.
Size: 12,000 square feet, 14 treatment rooms
Top product: G.R.N. White Tea Body Lotion
Bonus: Starting in May, guests can receive a scrub inside the hammam. Also ask about the $30 Week of Transformation special.
Lapis, the Spa at the Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; fontainebleau.com
Treatment to try: Ritual Water Journeys, complimentary with any booked spa treatment. Experience relaxation and rejuvenation through mineral jet baths, deluge showers, a rain tunnel, eucalyptus steam room, hammam benches, a co-ed pool and the Bleau Rain Room.
Size: 40,000 square feet, 30 treatment rooms
Top product: Eaux Bleau Cashmere Lotion
Bonus: Outside of her New York salon, this is the only location worldwide to offer Tracie Martyn’s Red Carpet Facial.
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
The Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; thepalmshotel.com
Treatment to try: The Palms Signature Massage. A decadent experience, this treatment combines a 30-minute Hydrotherapy Treatment with Aqua Salt Glow Body Scrub and a 50-minute Elemental Nature Massage.
Size: 5,000 square feet, five treatment rooms
Top product: Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Cucumber Sunblock
Bonus: SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquers; spa treatments are influenced by ancient ayurvedic holistic philosophy.
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; mandarinoriental.com
Treatment to try: Opulent Rejuvenescence Facial. After this two-hour pampering incorporating nearly a dozen products, faces are said to seem illuminated “like a precious stone.”
Size: 15,000 square feet, 17 treatment rooms
Top product: Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy PreVious Face Lifting Formula
Bonus: It’s Forbes Travel Guide’s only fivestar- rated spa in Florida.
The Spa at The Setai
2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; setai.com
Treatment to try: Ancient Balinese Massage. Long strokes, stretching, palming and pressure-point techniques are used to release tension and ease stress.
Size: 10,000 square feet, four treatment rooms
Top product: Sundari Neem and Date Seed Body Exfoliator
Bonus: Couples are welcome: They offer bathing ceremonies for two.
The Spa at The Sports Club/LA at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., Miami; fourseasons.com
Treatment to try: De-stress Massage and Body Cocoon. This 110-minute indulgence begins with a welcoming foot rub and ends with a head and neck massage and decompression inside a soothing wrap. Size: 3,000 square feet,10 treatment rooms
Top product: Epicuren Discovery Acidophilus Probiotic Facial Cream
Bonus: Check out Bikini Flavors—reversible swimwear designed by one of the spa’s massage therapists and available in the on-site shop.
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; standardhotels.com
Treatment to try: Soul Temple. Tension melts away as a therapist washes down your body with a purifying mint-salt wash and lemon, coffee-blossom and olive-stone scrub, followed by a 60-minute cardamom-amber oil massage. You’ll return to the hammam for a detoxifying clay polish before finishing in a neroli-cypress bath soak.
Size: 15,000 square feet, 16 treatment rooms
Top product: Astara Green Papaya Nutrient Mask
Bonus: The entire property is dedicated to all things spa. There’s also an ozonated pool, water massage, mud lounge, acupuncture and life coaching.