The Palms Spa: We hit up this Aveda spa inside the underexposed Palms Hotel last summer during Spa Month because they offer killer value with two treatments for the $99. They've mixed up the menu this year but we love all three options on tap: a 50-minute Elemental Nature Massage or Facial, either one with a Warm Oil Infusion Scalp Massage; and the Healing Hands & Healthy Hair Combo, which means a healing stone hand 'experience' with a shampoo, cut, and blowout. (We're checking flights to Miami as we type.)
Hilton Bentley South Beach: Spa 101 at this Kardashian-endorsed hotel is offering something way different to the standard Spa Month fare: an Anti-Cellulite Starter Kit. That's two 30-minute sessions made up of a body-contouring massage and infared light treatment that promises to melt away fat. It's not available on Saturdays, so maybe save your steakhouse hopping for then and book your treatment for a Sunday.
EPIC Hotel & Residences: The Exhale Spa here is still pretty new. (Read: not grotty.) And if you're a fan of Exhale's own Core Fusion workouts like we are, hang onto your yoga mats, because with one of their Spa Month deals you can get five Mind Body Classes (yoga or core fusion) within six months of your visit tacked onto a G.R.N. Mani/Pedi. We're shocked this is actually just $99 (plus tax and gratuity—which, we should mention, are extra at all the spas.)
W South Beach: Another relatively new one, the Bliss Spa wasn't open when we stayed here last year, but we always know what to expect with Bliss. And when it comes to disrobing and getting bits pummeled or scrubbed, this can be comforting. For multi-tasking value, we love the sound of their Triple Oxygen Treatment and Brow Wax special.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach: Here's a Spa Month option we haven't seen before: a Fitness Stretch: 'Fifty minutes of stretching, holding and leaning body weight into various muscles to improve flexibility.' Just what the doctor ordered for bloggers! Plus, we can visit Miguel the Tanning Butler and Chef Jeff once we're all limbered up.
For all the details, including blackout days, and other locations, visit the Miami Spa Month website.
And don't forget to hydrate!
[Photo: Palms Hotel website ]