The Five Best Spas in Miami During Miami Spa Month
The midday downpour; the earth-trembling thunder; oh, and of course, the oppressive humidity -- it all sounds like one big environmental horror story, right? Living in Miami, especially during the months of July and August, can easily evoke grueling spells of manic depression.
Yet, despite our inability to partake in otherwise normal summertime recreational past-times like the rest of our nation's coastal cities -- i.e. beachin', convertible cruisin' with your crew, and boats'n'hoes hoppin' -- July and August also come with a propitious prescription to amend your cabin-fever gloom: Miami Spa Month.
Ordinarily, spending the day at Miami's top spas for a little detox means throwing down a weighty chunk of change. But the rest of this month is dedicated to the credo of ultimate R&R, the best-of-the-best in massage therapy, skin restoration, and mind, body, and soul pampering -- all at unbeatable offerings. Because sulking the entire day in bed can rile up some pretty ugly knots.
Out of the hordes of spas participating in its seventh year running, we've whittled it down to the top five that will give you the best bindi for your buck during Miami Spa Month. Namaste.
5. The Palms Hotel and Spa
Possibly the most unassuming on the list, The Palms Hotel and Spa, located off of the bustling Collins Ave., offers up a platter of hand-to-body-relaxants and skin rejuvenating treatments at criminal prices. Take the Fountain of Youth package for example: fully equipped with a 30 minute Elemental Nature Facial (customized facial), 15 minute Green Science Skin-Renewing Eye Area Treatment (a power plant technology meant to give your eye area a rude albeit revitalizing awakening), 15 minute Perfecting Plant Peel (ideal for those prone to wrinkles and/or large pores), and a 15 minute Warm Oil Infusion Scalp Massage (orgasmic -- uh, we mean, relaxing?) with a price tag of $129 smackers. Yeah, it's a lot of money -- but that's also a lot of blissing out.
And for the more understated-at-heart, might the Palms staff tempt you with the Mind & Body Bliss package, entailing a 50 minute Elemental Nature Massage (your not-so-standard Swedish) and a 15 minute Warm Oil Scalp Massage for $99, instead?
4. Spa at Viceroy
An indisputable wonderland of spas, this 28,000-square-foot facility at the Viceroy is the pinnacle of luxury. Not only will its 5,000-square-foot water lounge with a "floor-to-ceiling window" view of Key Biscayne and a floating library reel you in like a sucker, so will its Spa Month packages.
Normally, to relax in the lap of luxury, one must pay lavish prices, and that's usually the case at the Spa at Viceroy. (Come on, $350 for a HydraFacial? Yeesh!) But now through August 31st, that pretty, little HydraFacial has been substantially chopped down to a whopping $169. All other facials and massages vary from $99-$129. Strike while the iron's hot, ladies and gents, because, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL