Tallahassee, Florida, USA – Florida is best known for its sandy, white beaches and exciting attractions. Although packed with adventure and exploration, Florida has a tamer side that appeals to the tranquil traveler. With its numerous spa and wellness offerings across the state, Florida is the perfect place to sit back and relax.
Rejuvenate and renew with Florida’s unique tropical treatments, guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and restored. Many spas offer body treatments featuring a soothing blend of fruit extracts to enrich your Florida spa experience. At the Spa at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, they offer a de-aging tropical body wrap, complete with a full-body scrub consisting of a papaya, pineapple and pomegranate extracts for your skin to relish in. Another popular island ingredient used at Salon Baliage & Spa, is coconut. Here you can unwind and enjoy a coconut lime massage or even a coconut grapefruit facial.
With visitors such as the First Lady, Serenity Spa at Sheraton Bay Point Resort provides a spa experience like no other. Serenity Spa features soothing facials, manicures, pedicures and Swedish massages. To ensure a peaceful yet invigorating experience, amenities such as a steam room, sauna, whirlpool, serene spa lounge and a beautiful Reflection’s zero-entry pool are readily available for all guests to enjoy.
Serenity by the sea Spa at Hilton Sandestin Beach is washing away your worries with their all-new HydraFacial. This treatment is a non-invasive procedure often described as “a cool paintbrush moving over the face.” The HydraFacial creates immediate renewal of the skin cells, leaving you fresh and rejuvenated during your vacation stay.
Men in the group don’t have to miss out on the tranquility of a Florida spa vacation because Spa Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa has created a spa menu just for them. Fit with services created by men for men, some of the treatments offered are the Fine as Wine men’s facial and Bern’s Bourbon on the Rocks pedicure. There is even a Hot Whiskey Scour massage, served with a shot of whiskey at the end.
To further enhance your body, mind and soul, The Spa at Venetian Bay in New Smyrna Beach offers a unique Himalayan salt room (inspired by bath houses in Europe), a salt water pool in the shape of a nautilus shell, stone loungers and copper foot baths.
Few luxury spas can claim that they use homegrown treatments, but The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa prides itself on exactly that. Herbs are grown straight from the resort’s own garden, citrus fruit is plucked from local orchards and honey is produced by its resident bees to give you an all-natural luxurious escape. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa also features a “zero-gravity” massage that is performed as you are rocked gently in a peaceful hammock.
Another unique Orlando spa experience is hosted at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. This is a marvelous moment for the whole family to enjoy. The resort’s Princess and Queen Treatment features a glamorous blow out and style of choice, a manicure and designer crystal hair accessory for Mom and a magical princess or prince makeover for a child. This 13,000 square foot sanctuary is fit to make anyone’s dreams come true.
If on vacation, you often find yourself having to choose between a soothing day at the spa or a peaceful day on the green, the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Habor offers a package that lets you have it your way, every day. This three day, two night package includes your choice of a 50 minute massage at the resort’s Salamander Spa or 18 holes of golf per person, per night. Enjoy your vacation any way you choose.
For a quintessential massage that releases muscle tension while putting you in a hypnotic trance, The Breakers Palm Beach Spa offers its Quartz Massage. Given while resting on a bed of warm, flowing alpha-quartz sand, this experience is designed to nurture the mind, body and soul.
Realizing the importance of R&R for all its guests, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island’s SiSpa offers its Comfort Care Classics menu. This features a selection of services specifically designed for guests being treated for or recovering from cancer. SiSpa’s carefully and appropriately crafted menu includes facials, massages, body services, and even nail care.
Recognized as a Forbes 5-star spa, the Eau Spa at Eau Resort & Spa Palm Beach is one of only 48 spas in the world to receive this honor. Eau Spa features 19 treatment villas, a wishing well, self-centered garden, private garden villas, scrub and polish bar, bath lounge saunas, steams, Jacuzzis, fitness center, boutique, hair and nail salon, and make-up artistry all on its grounds.
Historically known for her exquisite skincare, Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey to nourish her soft and hydrated skin. Let these healing and invigorating ingredients provide you with a relaxing experience and significantly softer skin at SpaTerre, Ocean Key Reosrt and Spa Key West.
At the Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami, they encourage their guests to book time rather than specific treatments. This gives them the opportunity to have their exact relaxation needs met during their stay. Share the experience with your significant other in a waterfront VIP Spa Suite, fit with relaxation time at the end of the program.
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