Relax and Rejuvenate at these Greater Fort Lauderdale Spa Resorts
Spa Day? Yes, Way!
Longing for someone to knead away all those tension knots? Maybe a soothing facial to wipe away the stress; or how about treating your loved one to a romantic couple’s massage? Whether it’s a vacation, staycation, or even a daycation, you’ll find many hotels/resorts boasting spas that promise to rejuvenate and amenities meant for lingering.
“Spa” is a beloved three-letter word in Fort Lauderdale, with spa resorts sprinkled throughout the area. Simply pick the one that best fits your personality.
If your idea of relaxation means having plenty of room to spread out, book a spa day at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. At this sprawling spa, guests have access to a private pool and amenities like a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and fitness center. When it comes to treatments, they offer everything from massages to facials and salon services. Our suggestion: choose the “Sticks and Stones” massage, where therapists use both hot stones and bamboo sticks to work out stubborn kinks.
It’s hard to beat the rooftop spa oasis at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort; while PURE Spa might be small, it’s views and services are mighty. Hang around in the relaxation room’s swings that overlook the ocean, and after a treatment, escape to the oceanfront terrace to tan and pop bottles in your robe. Spring for the couple’s room, a glass-enclosed separate building outfitted with a dreamy window seat and a soaking tub. When you’re done being spoiled, there’s nothing more peaceful than floating down the property’s lazy river.
Indulgence is the word at the lavish The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, where the spa’s relaxation room feels like the living room of a grand home, and both the men and women’s locker rooms feature an expansive sauna meant for releasing tight muscles. Treatments are centered around Florida citrus and the ocean, with signature treatments like a “Cleansing Ritual” where therapists use iced mitts to help the body eliminate toxins.
If you know, you know—there’s a reason the word “heaven” is included in the Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Therapists truly have the Midas touch with massages intended to relieve muscle tension, while calming with scented oils. Soothe sunburned or dry skin with a hydra-facial or treat your locks to a Moroccan oil treatment at the salon.
For more self-care, retreat to SiSpa at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa where the epic views of Pompano Beach and the sound of waves breaking simultaneously combat stress. The spa, which is splashed in natural hues, offers services such as massages, body scrubs, facials, and mani-pedis. Arrive early to work out at the fitness center or take a yoga class on the ocean terrace; when you’re done being pampered, enjoy the resort’s pools or the outdoor spa sanctuary that overlooks the ocean. If you’re a local, SiSpa even offers memberships so you can have rejuvenation on repeat.
What would Jimmy Buffet do? He’d waste away the day at the St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort where tropical treatments abound. Guests can indulge in signature treatments like the “Lost Shaker of Salt Scrub,” an invigorating body scrub which ends with sipping a salt-rimmed margarita; or the “Tequila Sunrise,” a brightening facial that offers a just-back-from-vacation glow. Unwind in the co-ed wet lounge fitted with a hot tub and relaxation benches, then keep the restful vibes going at one of the resort’s multiple pools.
Also in Hollywood, The Diplomat Beach Resort is a mecca of relaxation thanks to the Diplomat Spa + Wellness. This gorgeous spa caters to the mind, body, and soul, with holistic healing massages and herbal rubdowns with CBD oil, anti-aging facials, and energizing body treatments. Start your day in the relaxation room where a mesmerizing rain wall invites calm, then breathe deeply in the eucalyptus-infused steam room. Keep the wellness theme going with a workout at their two-story fitness center.
Head to the tropical paradise of Bonaventure Resort & Spa tucked away in Weston, where you can spend all day at the tranquil aLaya Spa, the second largest spa in Florida. For the ultimate triple threat of spa treatments, choose the aLaya Ritual, which is three luxurious treatments including a salt scrub, souffle mask, and an hour massage. You’ll leave feeling like you had a vacation! The spa also offers facials using products with ingredients that are only found in the Florida Everglades. Take a fitness class like yoga, hang at the private pool, and dine around at their numerous restaurants.
Whichever spa resort you choose, you’ll feel so relaxed, you may never want to leave. That’s OK, you can always come back for another getaway in Greater Fort Lauderdale.