When it’s time to really relax and spoil yourself, Central West Florida has just what you need.In addition to day spas sprinkled throughout the area, several resorts offer spa treatments to their guests as well as to the public. What’s more, to enhance your experience, several spas feature water-inspired treatments. After all, you are in Florida.
With a list of spa packages that goes on and on, you’re sure to find the right combination at Pia Esthetics Day Spa in St. Petersburg. Check out the two-and-a-half-hour Beauty Break (massage and pedi), or go for the four-plus-hour Extravaganza (body sugar scrub, chocolate cake mani-pedi and deep pore rescue facial).
When Hernando de Soto reached the shores of Old Tampa Bay in 1539, he thought he’d found the legendary Fountain of Youth that Ponce De León had missed. Since its founding in 1925, the historic Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is “where natural healing mineral waters flow” under the grounds. Today, the 50,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, which Spa Finder Magazine consistently recognizes among its top 10 U.S. spas, features everything you need for that youthful glow. Spend a day and choose from more than 50 spa and salon treatments.
In Tampa’s SoHo neighborhood, Spa Evangeline takes organic to a new level with fresh fruit scrubs, buttery lotions and botanical oils infused with handpicked herbs. Each treatment is customized to meet your needs, and each ingredient is carefully selected to awaken your senses and refresh your soul. You can even create your own aromatherapy blend to use during your treatment and take home to enjoy afterward.
You’ll feel instantly relaxed as you cozy into Amy’s Day Spa, housed in a bungalow, also in Tampa’s SoHo neighborhood. The Signature Zen Journey will take you through five hours of pampering, including a 90-minute customized massage, facial and a mani-pedi. Feel those cares melting away?
It really is all about you at All About You Salon & Day Spa in Pasco County’s Zephyrhills, where the team is ready to pamper you from head to toe with treatments ranging from massages and facials to manis and pedis, and much more.
Set amidst 900 acres of rolling hills, pine trees and four golf courses, Indaba–The Spa at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, defines tranquility. Inside the separate dressing rooms are lounge areas, saunas/steam rooms and hot tubs. State-of-the-art treatment rooms evoke instant relaxation, making it simple to ease into your treatment. For a change of pace, try the Copperhead Golf Ball Massage, a terrific take on a hot-stone massage.
The 12,000-square-foot Spa at Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach is a relaxing retreat from the start. From the whirlpool and steam rooms to treatment rooms and couples’ suites complete with Swiss showers, you won’t want to leave once you step foot inside. And that’s before the treatments even begin! For a real treat, try the Ocean Memory Ritual, an organic algae-based remedy that renders the skin smooth and firm. It’s little wonder that the Spa at Sandpearl is rated among the “Top Spas in North America” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
South of Clearwater Beach is Spa Oceana at the Don CeSar Hotel St. Pete Beach. Five treatments on the spa menu are exclusive to the Don CeSar, including Spa Oceana Splendor, Oceana Aromatherapy Massage, Beach Glow Body Treatment, Sea of Life Facial and the Floral Blossom Manicure & Pedicure. For a truly decadent spa experience, choose the Spa Oceana Sunset Bliss Massage—the most expensive and exclusive couples massage in the world at $3,500 per couple. Start with a little relaxation in a rooftop cabana and delicacies prepared by the hotel’s executive chef and a bottle of Cristal, followed by a sunset, seaside couples massage that will melt the world away.
Just down the beach is Sandava Spa at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa. With a focus on individually crafted experiences customized with fresh, organic ingredients, Sandava individualizes your spa time to specifically suit your needs. For instance, the Sun Repair Soother is perfect after a few days under the rays, or opt for one of the spa’s signature treatments, such as the Sun-Warmed Shell Massage, Florida Orange Scrub or the Blueberry Bliss Facial. Sandava has seasonal offerings, too, so be sure to check the menu for even more choices when you make your appointment.