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Best Time to Visit Miami for a Spa Vacation

Miami Spa VacationIf you need a little rest and relaxation, head to Miami. There’s no better time or place for a spa vacation than Miami during the months of July & August – Miami “spa days.”

What is Miami Spa Month?

Miami Spa Month is actually two months–July and August–and it’s an annual event. Miami has some of the best spas in the world. During the spa months, special promotions by participating spas can save you significant cash and allow you to indulge in a variety of treatments. You definitely get more relaxation for your money if you book a Miami spa vacation during this time.

Why do you need a Spa Vacation?

These days, with stress levels climbing and work demands increasing, many of us don’t even take time off to have vacations in the first place. Yet studies show that people are much more productive when they actually allow themselves some down time to recharge. A Miami Spa Vacation helps you unwind in one of America’s most beautiful cities with amazing beaches.

What kind of Spa Treatments are Available?

Although not an exhaustive list, here are some treatments you can book during your Miami Spa Vacation during July and August “spa days”:

  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Deep tissue Massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Body polish treatment Facial
  • Hair treatment
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure

Highlight Spas for your Miami Spa Vacation

While all of the spas offer excellent treatments, certain ones have additional features or a certain ambiance you might enjoy. Here are some of the highlights:

Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau 

One of the best spa package values is their “Twice the Pampering” package for $199. You can choose two of the same treatments (same day, same guest): Aromatic Swedish Massage (50 minutes); Hot Rocks Massage (50 minutes); Triple Cleanse Facial (50 minutes); Head to Toe Rescue (100 minutes). We would suggest the hot rocks massage followed by the head to toe rescue which “treat[s] Treat your hair, hands and feet to a complete revival…[with]  a manicure and pedicure plus hair restorative treatment with hydrating scalp massage.” Martha Stewart calls Lapis Spa “the most beautiful spa in America.” Why not see for yourself?

The Spa at the Confidante

With its 10th-floor open-air rooftop, the spa allows you to immerse yourself in gentle ocean breezes and warming Florida sunshine.  Offerings include revitalizing body massages, anti-aging facials and detoxifying body wraps. Private cabanas. Imagine a hot stone massage in the fresh open air. Delightful!

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne

This 25,000 square foot spa is only minutes away from downtown Miami, yet it feels like you are in the Caribbean. Highlights include “…eucalyptus steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools and vitamin C infused showers.” Get in the island spirit with the spa’s “Coconut Nourishment” package to soothe and purify the skin. Includes: Sugar Cane Coconut Scrub, Body Massage, Nourishing Wrap and Scalp Treatment.

Remede Spa at St. Regis Bal Harbour

This hotel is located right on the beach opposite the ocean. Fantastic views! A 14,000 square foot spa known as one of the best spaces for couples massage. Their signature treatments include: “… the Bal Harbour 24-Karat Designer Facial…and The Bal Harbour Body Wrap.”

The Spa by Themae at the Setai

If you want a multi-cultural “fusion” spa experience, then The Spa by Themae is the place for you. The spa THÉMAÉ, is “…a Paris-based cosmetics and spa brand…inspired by the art of tea and named after the Japanese tea preparation ceremony. Its revitalizing spa rituals and exclusive skincare products are created with extracts from four different kinds of teas.” Highlighted spa treatments include Thai style Foot Reflexology and Balinese style massage treatment.

Reservations for all treatments are required.

Also check out our article: How to Spend 24 hours in South Beach, Miami. 

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