In the mood to be pampered? If the weather is nice, head to one of these South Florida hotspots for the best outdoor massages. Literally.
For a massage like no other, book Little Palm Island’s Madruga Water Massage and get pampered to the sounds of the rolling waves, native birds, passing boats and light breezes. Unlike other treatments, this is a grounding experience — one where both the therapist’s feet and the massage table itself are partially submerged in the water.
When you’re craving a little extra evening indulgence, head to the Aveda Seven Seas Spa and Salon, at twilight, for an Aveda Elemental tension releasing massage on the sand — where guests can relax in a private, beachfront cabana, complete with tiki torches and moonlit views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
Recently opening on the eighth floor at Metropolitan by COMO, the COMO Shambhala Urban Miami Beach offers a collection of Buddhist-inspired massages under the hot Miami sun. Book your favorite massage on the COMO Shambhala Terrace, where fresh, energy-giving wellness juices accompany sunshine views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Miami skyline: a pampering paradise.
If you’re feeling particularly romantic, head to South Beach for The Betsy Hotel’s Midnight Massage Under the Stars (Greece), a couples massage on The Betsy Roof Deck, in its outdoor garden, that takes place beneath a luminous starry sky. The experience is enhanced with Mimosa champagne oils as music, candlelight and rose petals further heighten the mood; ending at midnight, revealing a new day and renewal of body, mind and connection to another.
With the recent partnership between McAllister Spa and Villa by Barton G, guests at the Versace-mansion-turned-boutique-hotel can indulge in a poolside massage of their choice. Opting for something a little more private? Opt for the Villa’s private observation tower — or if you’re daring, join in one of their full-moon massage parties.