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Florida is a natural destination choice for traveler's seeking a spa vacation. Great year-round weather, beaches on two coasts and an abundance of natural beauty make Florida a vacationer's dream. These attributes also attracted a number of spas and spa resorts. Some of the country's oldest and most respected spa destinations are in the Sunshine State.

Spa Resorts

Florida's resort spas Florida's resort spas are the perfect vacation destination with facilities available for singles, couples, adults-only and families, with a wide range of activities and treatments. You can find them near beach, mountains or desert.
 
Spa Palazzo at Boca Raton Resort & Club, in the luxurious enclave of Boca Raton, is a Waldorf-Astoria property, with all of the luxury you would expect from the name. Spa Palazzo has 44 treatment rooms for massage treatments, facials and the spa's signature Ritual Baths. All of this is located within the resort's elegant and contemporary oceanfront grounds and is accompanied by world-class spa cuisine and a full roster of exclusive salon treatments.

Spa Hotels

Within the many Florida hotel spas, you can luxuriate in the full spa treatment or choose a few sample experiences from those available. Many Florida hotel spas welcome clients on a day spa basis. As a hotel guest, you can take advantage of full hotel amenities while enjoying rejuvenating and relaxing spa treatments as well.
 
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Miami is located on its own private island, just across the bay from Miami's financial district. It's a favorite destination of business travelers seeking much more than a hotel room. With a 15,000 square foot spa, 17 treatment rooms and a decidedly Zen vibe, it's a refuge from the outside world. Classes in yoga, Pilates and tai chi refresh the body and the mind. A full range of massage and skin treatments pamper, relax and refresh.

Health Spas and Wellness Retreats

Florida health spas will help you plan and transition to a healthy lifestyle through an introduction to delicious and healthful spa cuisine, comprehensive health assessments and the development of personalized fitness programs. Health spas focused on whole-body wellness combine the best of nutrition, relaxation and treatment with a luxurious vacation atmosphere and a full menu of spa and salon treatments. Health spas consider the whole person when designing wellness plans, including nutrition, stress relief, fitness and general health.
 
The Aqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, located in Sunny Isles Beach, just outside Miami, has received Conde Nast Traveler's Top Spa Award for bringing ESPA to the United States. Known all over Europe as one of the premier spas in the world, ESPA combines Ayurvedic concepts, European luxury and contemporary treatments to bring guests the best of the globe's spa treatments and experiences. A combination of Balinese, Thai and Chinese influences create an atmosphere of serenity and peace, while holistic and whole-body centered treatments heal and pamper.

Spa Vacations

Florida Spa Vacation opportunities abound. Spa vacations can last a week or a weekend, recharging the mind, refreshing the body and returning you to your everyday world feeling like a new person. Spa vacations include fitness classes, massage treatments, facials and massage sessions, all within the confines of a luxurious and scenic location.
 
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa was founded in 1925, taking advantage of the local mineral springs. The spa was designated a historical landmark in the 1960s. Spa Finder magazine consistently names it one of the top ten spas in the United States, for its sumptuous luxury and exclusive Kerstin Florian products and treatments. Its 50,000 square-foot spa and fitness center are state-of-the-art and the menu of spa and salon treatments is staggering.

Destination Spas

Florida destination spas, also known as health spas, immerse their guests in the full spa experience. Stays in Florida destination spas can last a few days or a few weeks, and include comprehensive assessments of fitness, diet and general wellbeing. Destination spas address physical, nutritional and emotional health with an array of fitness classes and spa treatments as well as a menu of fine spa cuisine.
 
The Golden Door Spa at Naples Grande Beach Resort, on the Gulf Coast, helps guests to develop a more perfect balance of mind, body and spirit. Inspired by ancient Japanese Honjin inns, the Golden Door Spa's week-long programs incorporate natural ingredients, eastern practices and a serene, but luxurious environment. Japanese pavilions, coupled with the beautiful, seaside location, create an atmosphere you won't want to leave.

Weight-Loss Spas

Florida weight-loss spas focus on learning about and developing healthy habits that will help you lose weight safely and permanently. Weight-loss spas offer expert nutritional guidance, personalized weight-management programs, delicious spa cuisine and an assortment of fitness classes to help you reach your weight-loss goals.
 
Regency Wellness Resort & Spa, located just north of Miami in Hallandale Beach, is a small boutique hotel and spa with just 60 rooms and suites. The spa focuses on vegetarian weight loss programs designed for each individual guest and offers a host of fitness classes to speed weight loss. The beach location and elegant, yet modern environment provide a beautiful environment for starting on a healthier diet and a more fit and vital lifestyle.

Luxury Spa Getaways

For luxurious surroundings, impeccable service and an array of spa and treatment services, Florida has an enormous variety of luxury spa getaways and retreats. This class of spa used to be reserved for the rich and famous, but more and more travelers are treating themselves to a level of luxury and service that will be a true escape from the everyday.
 
The Spa at the Breakers Hotel is located in legendary and ritzy Palm Beach, on 140 oceanfront acres of elegance and refinement. For those focusing on fitness, there are comprehensive fitness analyses, individually designed programs and an array of fitness classes ranging from aqua aerobics to tai chi. All of this takes place in a resort that combines 1930's glamour with Italian villa style.

Eco-Friendly Green Spas

Florida has not lagged behind in the trend toward more eco-friendly and sustainable vacation destinations. More travelers rae seeking out vacation resorts and spas offering natural ingredients and treatments while using environmental best practices in their operations.
 
Spa Terre at Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys is making a name for itself among eco-conscious vacationers. Long considered one of Florida's best kept spa secrets, Spa Terre makes the most of the raw, natural beauty of the Keys, while making a minimum impact on the environment. Spa Terre guests are treated to Balinese spa treatments, Thai body rituals and salon treatments with Caribbean flavor and flair. Using ingredients such as key lime and coconut, Spa Terre's treatments and products surround guests with the aromas and flavors of the tropics.

Medical Spas

Florida medical spas are facilities that utilize the expertise and supervision of physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals to combine a spa vacation with medical care that can range from hydrotherapy to laser skin treatments.
 
The Canyon Ranch Spa at Miami Beach is the Florida outpost of the legendary Canyon Ranch in Las Vegas. At the Canyon Ranch Health Center, located within the spa, physicians and other health specialists conduct comprehensive exams and diagnostic tests and wellness profiles, tailoring their programs to your specific health needs. Issues such as metabolic disorders, diabetes and sleep problems are addressed, along with fitness and weight management. The luxurious oceanfront location makes Canyon Ranch Spa at Miami Beach a truly beautiful spot to embark on a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle.

Fitness Spas

Florida fitness spas are the ideal vacation destination for those wanting to kick-start a new and healthier lifestyle. Whether you just want to ramp up your current fitness program, lose a few stubborn pounds or totally remake your body, fitness spas provide the environment, expertise and impetus to do it. Fitness spas offer a wide range of fitness classes and activities from which to choose, as well as delicious and nutritious meals and a selection of pampering treatments to reward your hard work.
 
Vita Vie Retreat at the Marriott Delray Beach pioneered the concept of fitness boot camps in Florida. In fact, it was one of the country's first boot camp retreats. Located in the elegant and contemporary Marriott Resort, Vita Vie offers a number of structured boot camp programs tailored to help you meet your fitness goals. Combined with world-class spa cuisine, these programs are sure to start you on your way to a stronger, leaner body.

Day Spas

If you just have a day or two to spend, one of the many Florida day spas can give you a taste of the spa experience. Day spas allow guests to choose from packages or an ala carte menu of spa treatments. Day spas surround you with luxury and beauty as you immerse yourself in treatments from hot stone massage to refreshing facials.
 
The Ritz Carlton Spa South Beach made Allure Magazine's 2008 A-List as the best day spa in Miami. Located on vibrant South beach, the spa's 14 treatment rooms and luxurious relaxation lounges have all of the elegance and style that made Ritz Carlton famous. There are a full-service salon, secluded couples suites and an incredible selection of treatments available to send you home feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.