MIAMI SPA MONTH
It's a beautiful thing for anyone who seeks out the good life when spa month and restaurant month coincide. It's an even better thing when you can experience a spa day and a gourmet dinner all in one place. Miami's top resorts have been known for having some of the nation's best spas for quite some time, but now that the foodie movement is in full force, it seems as if luxury hotels have also become the destination for epicurians seeking out some of the city's finest meals. For those of you who are addicted to enjoying life's finer pleasures and have an affinity for a good deal, August is the month to be in Miami when Miami Spa Month and Miami Spice overlap, and there are fewer places more adept at satisfying the most seasoned spa aficionados and ardent foodies than the Fontainebleau Resort on Miami Beach.
Good news, fellow spa-goers! Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau is extending their Miami Spa Month specials through the month of September to help you survive the last of the Summer heat.
I recommend the three treatment package which includes a 30 minute mineral soak and scrub, a 25 minute facial and a pedicure for $99.
You'll start with a few minutes in the eucalyptus steam room. An attendant will then lead you to the mineral soaking tubs. The water is hot and brimming with bubbles. She'll pour in a cup of mineral salts before you immerse yourself.
If you only ever make it to one spa in Miami, make it Canyon Ranch.
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa hosts the largest spa in Florida at 70,000 square feet, which includes fitness & wellness services, traditional spa treatments and their renowned Aquavana® area. They offer everything from massage to facials to acupuncture. Check out their full range of services here.
Aquavana® is a tranquil treat for all five senses. Your experience will start in a large, luxurious locker room with a pair of perfectly sized slippers and a thick, comfy, camel-colored robe. The locking system is really cool – you just have to press your card-key up to it to open and close it. There is even lightly flavored ice water to sip and fresh apples to munch on.