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Dropping In On The Wellness Wonderland That is Canyon Ranch Miami Beach

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May 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

During a whirlwind visit to Miami last week, we headed north, away from the madness of South Beach, and paid a visit to the Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach. Like the other Canyon Ranch properties, you can totally do the immersion spa experience here—to detox, lose weight, or just plain get well—but since this is Miami, you don't have to be a goody two-shoes about it.

You can have a plain old hotel stay, and even drink booze while you're at it. (It's organic, but just be happy they have it. Miami is the only Canyon Ranch location to serve alcohol.)

The hotel and spa (as well as the Canyon Ranch condos) are a $15-cab ride away from the heart of South Beach, but step inside the large, cool lobby and you immediately realize that this is a good thing. Up here in North Beach, the hotel has the benefit of space, the absence of a 'scene', and the convenience of being much closer to the water.

The picture above was taken from the patio outside the restaurant—the sand up here is much narrower than down on South Beach, meaning you can step outside and be right on the beach.

Of course, that doesn't mean you have to be lazy. Canyon Ranch Miami Beach has a menu of 250 fitness classes per week. There's also a gym with a Killer View, a rock-climbing wall, an open-air studio, four pools, and endless opportunities to meet with health and fitness experts.

In fact, the choices here would be dizzying if it weren't such a peaceful, zen atmosphere. Also? If you simply can't decide what to do, there are Program Advisors you can speak to before (or when) you arrive who can walk you through what suits you best.

Intracoastal Suites start at $250 a night, but if you book an Ocean Palm Suite—from $450 a night—for two nights before September 30, you receive a third night free. Staying longer will get you another free night plus a bundle of healthy add-ons. Just mention the magic words: Summer Sizzle.

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