Nothing cures one full week of 14 hour work days and one too many drinks (A/K/A Miami Swim Week) like the spa, which is why we are ever grateful for Miami Spa Month. This week we want nothing more than to relax and detox with a facial/massage combo to reboot our body after last week's swim insanity and, with specials at a $99 - $129 price tag, a trip to the spa is totally within our summer budget. Plus, we love that Miami Spa Month deals give us the most bang for our buck by granting us access to hotel pools, fitness areas, and other amenities at no additional cost. This year, our picks include some tried and true favorites of years past, as well as a couple new options. Here are the five spots where you will find us getting our zen on until August 31.
1. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at Metropolitan by COMO
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
The COMO Shambhala Spa is a new pick for us this year - mostly because we are dying to spend time by their gorgeous pool which has been making the rounds on Instagram. For Miami Spa Month they are offering five treatments: three at $99 and two at $129. Unfortunately they do not have the facial/massage combo that we're looking for, but we are intrigued by the targeted deep tissue and Indian head massage. It sounds like the perfect way to get rid of the kinks in our shoulder from the amount of time we spend on a computer.
2. Exhale Spa at The EPIC
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
Even though we haven an Exhale Spa on Miami Beach, we prefer the one in Downtown Miami (GASP!) because we prefer their vibe and amenities. This year they are offering seven treatments and, in a testament to why they are so awesome, one of them includes a bottle of Prosecco. Okay, so it isn't the detoxing spa experience we are looking for but the MindBody classes and memberships included in most of their packages will counter the bubbles' toxins and keep our bikini body in line.
3. The Spa at Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami
The Spa at Conrad Miami is another spot worth a trip to the mainland. You've heard us talk about our love for the entire hotel and its staff before but this Miami Spa Month we're taking our love for the has reached another level because they have the massage/facial combo we're coveting! It's fate. The best part is that, if facials are not your thing, you have other options with which to combine the massage like a 25 minute body polish, manicure, or hydro therapy bath. Did we mention that your spa treatment gives you access to tennis courts? Sign us up.
4. Lapis Spa at The Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
The Fontainebleau is a Miami Spa Month heavy-hitter for groups because it is such a cool place to spend the day with your girlfriends. Between the gym, the rain room, the rain tunnel, the steam room, and its many pools, there is a little something to please everyone. They offer six 50-minute treatments seven-days per week for just $99 and three $129 treatments that are only available Monday through Thursday.
5. The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION is new to Miami and the Miami Spa Month line-up this year. Why did it make the list? Because everything about the EDITION is flawless and we envision the spa fits that mold. They are offering four 50-minute treatments, the most intriguing of which are the Summer Melt hot stone massage for $99 and the Model Behavior pampering for $129. The down sides? Miami Spa Month treatments only include access to the steam room and relaxation lounge and they are not available on Saturdays. We're hoping by next year both those policies will improve.
Image courtesy of Conrad Miami
What is your favorite spa in Miami? What is your favorite spa participating in Miami Spa Month? Why do you love that spa? What treatment(s) do you recommend there? What amenities are musts during a spa visit? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!