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Bliss out in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is fast becoming Florida’s Spa Lovers paradise. City is no longer a small town with low-slug motels lined up along the beach, today they are replaced by soaring hotels like Ritz- Carlton, W, Hilton and Westin.

Luckily for many guests and visitors all this properties are inviting destination for those seeking serenity, sun and white sandy beach. Here are few Spas worth your visit

Bonaventure Resort & Spa – ALaya Spa 

Here you will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne pre-and post your treatment, its one of the largest Spas in Southern Florida, offers Vichy showers treatment rooms, small café place with nutritious, organic men outdoor private pool and Zen garden as well as large gym with separate work out studios. Get rejuvenated here by salt-therapy or mineral-marine bath followed by wonderful hand anf foot reflexology session.

Alaya spa

Alaya spa

W Fort Lauderdale – Bliss

At 4,000 sf Bliss is not the largest Spa but offer full range of treatments all starting from 70USD and up. You can snack on brownies in the waiting area and then try a treatment that also involves edibles, healthier once. Choose 90 minute Carrot and Sesame Body Buff (170 USD) in one of the Vichy shower rooms. Their scrub is prepared with grated carrots and essential oils, which is rubbed onto your skin, followed by a blend of milk and honey. After 20 minutes you will receive seed and see salt scrub and will get covered in body butter. Bliss offers add-ons and upgrades for the most treatments, you may opt for a hair Dew while in above carrot concoction. Spas sunny balcony is a lovely alternative to the sometimes less than serene main pool area. You may order any meal and beverage to be served here from the hotel restaurants and dine alfresco. Ach divine, serene bliss .

Ritz-Carlton The Spa

The spa at the Ritz-Carlton epitomizes of upscale Zen. Trend is not the most popular theme here however Spa offers menu of well-done treatments raging from 70 USD and up The Skin Fit Lifting facial ( 220 USD) consist of “facial workout” using micro currents from the NuFace toning device, followed by a retinol SkinCeuticals gel peel. The Intuitive Ocean Treatment ( 300 USD) a two hours of pure indulgence, combines aromatherapy ( scrub, massage and full body mask) with soak in a Chroma therapy tub, where lights change color every five minutes, which is said to calm the mind and the body.

Bliss Spa

Bliss Spa


Heavenly Spa by Westin – Westin Diplomat Resort Spa

New addition to the Spa scene, opened in Hollywod about 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale it’s a 14,000 sft beautiful spa inspired bye the sea in the soothing shades of blue, green and gold. The 10 treatment rooms include one with Vichy Shower, large couples room with soaking tub, and a heliotherapy steam room where steam is infused with salt and essential oils. Choose Energizing Scrub ( 84 USD) which uses olive grains and to exfoliate the skin or aromatic scalp and shoulder massage The Two Hour Indulge Journey includes brush exfoliation, hydrating wrap and full body massage. The hotel two story gym offers yoga classes and guided runs and if you forgot your work out gear do not worry they will have one for you for only 5 USD plus you can enjoy variety of super foods and drinks at their bar.

Enjoy the Bliss of Fort Lauderdale and share your comments with us. Would love to hear from you

By Dorota Antoszkiewicz 

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