Most of the fine resorts in Southwest Florida boast full-service spas for resort and day guests. Throughout the region, you will also find a number of excellent stand-alone spas offering a variety of services from hair and nails to massage and even salt caves.
One of the region’s first, the Salt Cave in Naples specializes in treatments that take advantage of the healing powers of Himalayan pink salt, but also offers other New Age therapies such as electrotherapy, halotherapy and honey detox.
Off Fifth Avenue South, diVINE Spa gets highly rated by clients, who enjoy classic facials and massages plus more unusual services such as Pinot Noir Awakening, Wine Glow Rejuvenation and Couples Vino Oasis. The use of winemaking byproducts—skins, seeds and stems—makes the difference in such treatments and gives the spa its name.
On Marco Island, Rick’s Island Salon & Day Spa counts among the elegant establishments at The Esplanade. Its full range of services includes permanent makeup and therapeutic body massage.
Spada in Fort Myers lists a varied menu of services including microdermabrasion.
Sanibel Day Spa has long been in the business of beautifying and relaxing islanders and visitors with full beauty services, wellness treatments, scrubs and massages. It specializes in services for bridal parties. On Fort Myers Beach, Esterra Spa & Salon is tops for everything from pedicures to hot bamboo massage.
Punta Gorda boasts a couple of fine spas. Serendipity Salon & Spa downtown specializes in skin and body treatments with peels, skin tightening, scrubs, cellulite treatments and facials plus salon services. One of the town’s oldest, Charles of the Village Salon & Spa at Fishermen’s Village restricts its services to facials, nails and hair.
A charming cottage setting makes the experience at Sirena Island Day Spa in Venice extra intimate. Mandala Medi Spa &Yoga Shala in south Sarasota offers Indonesian body treatments, massage and salon services, plus medical aesthetic services and yoga classes.
Downtown’s Pixie Dust adds a metaphysical twist with psychic readings, New Age gifts, massage, hot Himalayan salt stone massage, energy crystal massage and sound baths. At St. Armands Circle, The Met takes patrons up a dramatically sweeping staircase from a posh clothing store into a luxury setting. It offers full spa and beauty facilities and treatments, including wraps, massages, facials and spa lunch packages. The Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Body Polish with Hydrating Cocoon is signature.