By Joanna Citarella
This July and August, spa enthusiasts will delight as many of Miami’s most sought after spas participate in the third annual Miami Spa Month. During this time, several Miami’s spa’s are offering up some of their most innovative treatments for just $99, making it hard to resist some much-needed spa time on your Miami Vacation. With over 35 spa’s taking part this year in Miami Spa Month, here are some of my top picks:
The ultimate spa getaway
Grove Isle Hotel and Spa is located on a private island just off the chic Coconut Grove area of Miami. The Spa at Grove Isle features a “Zen” meditation room, Watsu pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi. During Miami Spa Month, guests may chose from one of three 80-minute treatments including a customized massage, the Oxygen Facial or the Royal Body Treatment. In addition, guests have access to the gym, locker rooms and can enjoy the Turkish steam rooms and roman water fall. Valet parking is also included in the package.
My personal favorite
It’s hard to beat the experience at Trump International Beach Resort. This luxury Miami Beach Resort enjoys a prime beachfront location and offers 5-star service and accommodations. Aquanox Spa is one of Miami’s most exclusive international day spas. During Miami Spa Month, Aquanox is offering three, 25-minute spa treatments for just $99 — an incredible value when you consider that treatments typically start $100-$125. Guests may also enjoy all of the amenities at the spa including the lounge area, gym, steam room and sauna. Trump is also running a promotion offering on hotel stays of 25% off each night and up to 40% off on stays of 4 nights or longer.
The Newport Beachside Resort features the newly opened “Seven Seas Spa and Salon.” Now through August 31st, this Aveda spa is offering 2 treatments for just $99. The Fusion Hot Shellsage is a 75-minute, full-body massage using Indonesian hot shells. The Caribbean Therapy Body Treatment/Vichy Rain Shower (an 80-minute treatment) features a full body exfoliation followed by a detoxifying mask and wrap, plus a massage. That’s over two and half hours of pampering! Valet parking is also included. The Newport Beachside Resort also offers one of the best values for a Miami Vacation, offering up to 40% off through the duration of Miami Spa Month, and rates as low as $89 at this popular beachfront resort.
4 star Spa Experience
During Miami Spa month, guests at The Willow Stream Spa, located at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort can choose either a relaxing massage or a Customized Cleansing Facial (both are 90-minute treatments) for just $99. Patrons of Miami Spa Month may also enjoy the world-class fitness center and serene Cascata Pool . Willow Stream Spa is rated a 4 star spa by Mobil and with 25,000 square feet of spa, you can easily pass a day relaxing and receiving!
Insider Tip: Reservations are highly recommended, and at some locations restrictions may apply. Check the Miami Spa Month web site for details.
Joanna Citarella is a market manager for Orbitz Worldwide. She grew up in England and moved to Naples, Florida 9 years ago, favoring perpetual sunshine over unpredictable British weather.