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The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at

If you can’t make it to Miami Beach in time for spa week, or simply happen to be visiting another area of the state, there are a few sensational spas that Florida visitors simply won’t want to miss. Exceptional amenities, themed treatments and money-saving package deals are just part of the every day spa scene down here. From north to south, here are some of the top experiences to consider during your Sunshine State getaway.

Fontainebleau’s Lapis Spa in Miami Beach

Fontainebleau's Lapis Spa

For visitors to South Beach, the Fontainebleau’s Lapis Spa offers the luxury expected by vacationers to this city known for its bling and BeyoncĂ© sightings. This top Florida resort hotel’s most notable is the venue’s water amenities enjoyed by spa goers before, after and in between treatments. The amenity area offers a complete water journey experience by way of the rain tunnel, eucalyptus steam room, energy deluge shower, the bleau rain room and the mineral-infused pool.

The Sandestin Resort’s Serenity by the Sea Spa

Sandestin Resort's Serenity by the Sea Spa

Voted the best spa by Emerald Coast Magazine since 2003, Serenity by the Sea offers the full luxury experience to those visiting the greater Destin area. Offering everything from gentleman’s facials to bamboo cane massages with any number of treatment packages in between, the Emerald Coast facility also boasts luxury amenities such as a large whirlpool, sauna and access to the venue’s new state of the art fitness facility.

The Shores Resort and Spa

The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach

Located in Daytona Beach, The Shores Resort and Spa offers a luxurious respite from the hustle and bustle of other Daytona events such as Biketoberfest and the Daytona 500. The only AAA four-diamond Florida beach resort in Central Florida, The Shores makes a point to celebrate the essence of Florida in its signature spa treatments. With selections such as key lime margarita manicures and pedicures along with the sweet citrus soak and cocoa butter wrap, spa goers will definitely know they have arrived in the Sunshine State.

Canyon Ranch Miami

Canyon Ranch Miami

Arizona’s famed Canyon Ranch now has a new branch. Right here in sunny Florida. The Miami Beach location brings the additional element of wellness travel in the form of a five-star health resort to the world-famous Miami spa scene. With four sparkling pools, 70,000 square feet of spa space and an organic, sustainable wine selection to pair with its gourmet menu, Canyon Ranch is definitely bringing its A game.

The Peabody Orlando

Boasting a spacious sanctuary area and the ability to book both indoor and outdoor massages, the spa at the Peabody in Orlando offers scrumptious relief from mouse overload. Guests can book a European massage or facial, indulge in the facility’s in-house organic skin care line or luxuriate with one of the several scented lotions available. The venue also has a complete fitness center.

Fontainebleau's Lapis Spa in Miami Beach

Key lime pedicures? Radical rain tunnels? All paired with world class tourist attractions like the Everglades, manatee swimming and Disney theme parks? Clearly, spa fans will find lots to love in Florida. So what are you waiting for? Come on down.

Myscha Theriault Myscha Theriault is a syndicated columnist for McClatchy-Tribune, best-selling author, and professional blogger whose work has been featured by Forbes, MSN, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, AOL, and others. Print interviews include Better Homes and Gardens, Women’s World, and All You Magazines. She is the founder of, a web site for independent travelers. You can also catch up with her on Twitter.

Originally Published on April 8th, 2012

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