Hello, Bliss: The 7 Best Spas in Miami
When you’re surrounded by some of the best spas in the world, you have no excuse not to book a treatment every now and then. (Is once a week excessive?) That’s why we’re dishing on the most blissful of them all, complete with everything from cocktail-infused facials to Turkish baths.
1. Exhale Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
Exhale Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is equal parts calm and chic. We’ll rarely turn down their Z Peel facial (with detoxifying Japanese mushroom enzymes) or the fragrant Tahitian body scrub. Looking to really supercharge the self-care? Book a two-night “Restore & Recharge” package, which includes a tailored nutrition plan, a one-on-one guided moonlight meditation session, daily fitness classes, your choice of spa treatments and even the option to add a private cooking class. Could you possibly ask for more?
10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-455-5400 or ritzcarlton.com
2. Acqualina Spa by Espa
PSA: Miami is home to the best waterfront hotel in the country. This is no joke. Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles was voted No. 1 by USA Today readers and we couldn’t be prouder. That’s not all: The hotel includes a 20,000-square-foot spa with ocean views, state-of-the-art treatment rooms and a healing heat and water ritual area. Did we mention the four pools and the red umbrella–lined private beach spanning over four acres of coastline? It’s no wonder this place is racking up the accolades. We’re suddenly inspired to book a spa-cation.
17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-918-8000 or acqualinaresort.com
3. Ciel Spa at the Delano
How can you resist a rooftop spa?! At the Delano, this 3,500-square-foot private oasis is open to both hotel guests and locals, offering a variety of classic spa treatments including deep tissue massages, aromatherapy, facials and body scrubs. There’s even something called the sparkling cocktail facial, where your favorite sparkling cocktail flavor is infused into a refreshing skin mask. Post-treatment, make your way to the upstairs pool with champagne in hand and take advantage of the spa’s sauna and lounge facilities.
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000 or morganshotelgroup.com
4. The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel
Just look at that dreamy, fairy tale–like interior. The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel not only offers state-of-the-art treatments and services but also access to a 24-hour high-tech gym, optional personal training and a full-service water suite. Wind down on a plush white sofa in the spa’s dimly lit lounge before being whisked away for the resort’s signature Model Behavior facial, which includes a fruit-acid cleanse, a vitamin C boost and a brightening oxygen spray, all guaranteed to keep your skin glowing for days.
2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4539 or editionhotels.com
5. Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel
At the Faena Hotel, the Tierra Santa Healing House is an uber-luxe, 22,000-square-foot sanctuary featuring one of the largest Turkish baths on the East Coast. Here, the spa specializes in shaman-developed body-healing rituals and treatments, as well as technologically advanced facial treatments. No matter what session you choose, make sure to arrive with enough time to visit the Wet Spa, complete with water treatments, steam and sauna rooms and more. Though you may catch a few hotel guests on your way in, this spa is remarkably serene. It may even make you feel like you’re on vacation.
3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-655-5570 or faena.com
6. The Standard Spa
The Standard Spa is anything but ordinary. Think of it as the place to go for a mix of recovery, hydrotherapy and luxury. There’s a Turkish-style hammam, aroma steam room, Roman waterfall hot tub, Finnish sauna, arctic plunge, mud lounge and infinity pool as well as treatment baths. And that’s not even counting the dozens of different treatments available, such as facials, massages, body scrubs and even nail art. Yeah, we’re taking a day off for this place. (Psst: If you’re a spa junkie, look into an annual membership.)
40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-1717 or standardhotels.com
7. The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
Massages, facials, steam rooms, saunas, yoga, meditation: The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel has everything you need for the ultimate R&R experience, even down to private tea rooms facing the ocean. Plus, they can tailor almost any treatment to your liking, from stress, tension and balance massages to anti-aging treatments targeting specific concerns. Decorated in floor-to-ceiling terrazzo, the spa is probably one of the most Instagram-worthy too. It’s an all-around win.
9011 Collins Ave., Surfside; 305-381-3333 or fourseasons.com