Be sure to schedule some time on your vacation to pamper yourself as there is no shortage of serene spa locales in South Florida. Many full-service hotels feature an array of facials, massages and nail treatments, however there are plenty of independent day spas to soothe the senses.
As soon as you arrive at the Miami International Airport, visit Exhale Spa’s location inside the American Express Centurion Lounge and enjoy express chair massages and manicures. Or visit Exhale’s full spa locations at EPIC Miami, Loews Miami Beach Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour. While the latter three locations are situated inside hotels, they are owned and managed by the corporate brand based in New York and feature barre and yoga classes, a mani-pedi bar, steam rooms, hot tubs and blow-dry bars.
In Miami, Equinox has five locations offering a combination of fitness and spa experiences, including at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables, a stand-alone location on South Beach, one at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, inside Aventura Mall and a new location opening at Brickell Heights.
In Fort Lauderdale, visit the Red Door Salon & Spa at the Galleria Mall to enjoy a wide range of massages, body treatments facials, make-up application and hair services. For a more wallet-friendly option, Massage Envy offers signature facials and massages in dozens of locations up and down the Southeast Florida coast.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach pulls out all the stops. Year-round packages include Girls Just Want to Have Wine, featuring a one-night stay in deluxe accommodation and a Chardonnay pedicure, a Merlot anti-aging facial, a Cabernet body polish and a grape-seed renewal body massage, as well as complimentary wines and cheeses.