Miami’s Top Spas

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Oct.2009 · 4 comments

I was recently introduced by an internet friend (thanks Jessica!) to a cool new site called I love it!

Basically Oyster has professional journalists who scout hotels and take real photos and write honest reviews. So unlike some hotel review websites out there (eh hmm… Trip Advisor?!?), you don’t get reviews from employees trying to be incognito and writing stellar reviews for some extra cash.

So how does this relate to being a Bionic Beauty, you ask? Well… Oyster has done some pretty neat roundups of the top spas in some US cities. This week, I’m sharing Oyster’s list of Top Spas in the Miami, Florida area! And over the next two Mondays, we’ll cover the top rated spas in New York City and Oahu, Hawaii (sounds like a nice trip, right?).

1. The Standard Miami (South Beach)
The famous Lido Spa features a Turkish hamam and playful treatments like body painting with mud. The hotel also offers daily yoga and meditation programs.
Top Spa - The Standard in Miami

2. Hotel Victor (South Beach)
While its notorious coed, clothing-optional hamam was epty the day Oyster visited, its locker rooms are South Beach’s classiest.

Top Spa - Hotel Victor

3. Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach (Mid-Beach)
The Lapis spa sits between the pool and the beach. A spa pass gets you into the locker rooms, Jacuzzis, cold pool, steam room, Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach (Mid-Beach)
The Lapis spa sits between the pool and the beach. A spa pass gets you into the locker rooms, Jacuzzis, cold pool, steam room, sauna, and gym.

4. Marriott Doral Golf Resort And Spa (Suburban Miami)
The spa offers private and group fitness classes, in addition to all the standard spa services. There are also three beautiful pools, one of which is accompanied by a hot tub fed by a mini waterfall.
Top Spa - Marriott Doral Golf Resort and Spa

5. The Regent Bal Harbour (Northern Beaches)
The hotel’s 10,000-square-foot Guerlain Spa is a destination unto itself, with a full range of face and body therapies.
Top Spas in Miami - Regent Bal Harbour

6. Canyon Ranch Miami Beach (Mid-Beach)
The Wellness Spa features a number of innovative treatments. The most amazing is Aquavana, a European thermal suite with a Finnish sauna, a crystal steam room, a foot spa, an herbal laconium, an igloo, and Experiential Rains treatments.
Top Spas - Canyon Ranch Miami Beach

7. Acqualina Resort & Spa (Mid-Beach)
The treatments, from holistic facials to a 90-minute maternity massage, don’t come cheap. However, a number of the spa’s beautiful facilities, including Finnish saunas, crystal steam rooms, and experience showers, can be used for free by hotel guests.
Top Spas - Acqualina Resort Miami

8. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne)
This beautiful, 20,000-square-foot spa features a full range of treatments from a 30-minute Vichy Rain Massage to a Deliciously Sweet Pedicure Sundae.
Top Spas in Miami - Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

9. Delano Hotel (South Beach)
Agua, offers treatments ranging from a Mother-to-be massage to a White Cloud Algae Body Mask. The spa’s beautiful top floor sundeck allows topless sunbathing.
Top Spas - Delano Hotel

10. Conrad Hotel (Downtown)
First-time guests receive a footbath and massage as they fill out paperwork. Spa Chakra offers a full range of treatments from chakra balancing to specialty facials.
Top Spas - Conrad Hotel

Being a Florida girl myself, I can say I’ve driven by some of these hotels and spas and was just dazzled by the exteriors. I can’t even imagine spending a day inside one!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Betsy Miller October 10, 2009 at 4:42 am

Great find! I hope they can expand their locations in the future though, I’m loving the website now. They also have other fun lists that beauty enthusiasts would surely find useful.


2 Arnette June 27, 2014 at 5:00 am

Never ever heard of a steam shower enclosure until finally I came across this site, so thrilled I did. Really would like one now and finances letting will be enjoying one soon enough.


3 Bionic Beauty June 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Hi Arnette and welcome to Bionic Beauty! You are a very lucky woman to be getting a steam shower. I think you should write a guest article for all us Bionic Beauties and let us know how it is once you get yours. We can live vicariously through you. *grin*

I hope to see you around BB in the future. And please do let me know about that shower!
All my best,


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