Best Spas in Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy Relaxing at One of Fort Lauderdale's Many Exclusive Spas

Fort Lauderdale, Florida has become one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. It is here where the world's sun worshipers come to play on its Blue Wave Certified Beaches, dine in its many fine dining restaurants, shop at its unique boutiques, take in its plentiful sub-tropical nature, and go back home feeling refreshed and relaxed. Amidst all of the city's amenities are a number of superb spas that offer the ultimate relaxing experience with any number of spa packages and services. We at 10best have searched out those that offer superior service and quality. Many of these are well-known to the locals and frequent visitors and others may be hidden gems locals favor. With such stellar names as The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Spa, Weston Beach Resort & Spa, Bliss Fort Lauderdale and the exclusive Red Door Spa Elizabeth Arden, visitors come for the ultimate spa treatments with the quality and sophisticated service they have always delivered. But these aren't all. Diamante Day Spa, Contour Day Spa and Camilla Day Spa all are favorites locally and are conveniently located just blocks or a few miles from the beach, with amazing spa packages for the entire family. And for the many gay travelers who have found Fort Lauderdale and its neighboring island city of Wilton Manors to be a most welcoming vacation retreat, The Grand Resort and Spa in the city's North Beach area, offers a spa treatment for its many guests and visitors as well. Fort Lauderdale is expert at offerings its millions of yearly visitors stellar amenities and services and these spas will compliment any visit.


The Grand Resort and Spa
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The Grand Resort and Spa in the North Beach area of Fort Lauderdale Beach is an exclusive and sophisticated guest house and spa that has earned national acclaim as one of the city's best gay-owned spas. Offering the finest of services to both guests and scheduled clients such as specialty massages, facials, wet room treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing and hair cuts and use of the resort's amenities while the spa is open. The Grand Resort and Spa is like a private refuge in the midst of a bustling seaside section of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Grand Resort and Spa is well-known for is class and elegance in both style and service. This property caters to gay guests who expect the very best, and it has earned respect among its patrons who return again and again

Recommended for Spas because: This spa has achieved national recognition for its quality, service and high standards.

Dale's expert tip: Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

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Northwest Broward

Located in beautiful Coral Springs a few miles from the beach, at Coral Square Mall, Camilla Day Spa is a refreshing stop to meld away the stresses of the day. With spa treatments designed for the entire family, men and women and hair-cutting for kids, women can choose from Pamper Me, which includes a Body Massage, Aveda Elemental Nature along with spa pedicure and manicure, or take the the Journey To Serenity, which includes a body massage, Aveda Elemental nature Facial with make-up touch up and pedicure and manicure. Men, stop in, too for the Executive Retreat, which includes an Elemental nature Facial, a soothing Stone Massage and Spa Pedicure, or a Pamper Me Too, which includes a Sports Pedicure and 30-minute facial or 30-minute massage. And this is just the beginning. Stop in and ask for details.

Recommended for Spas because: A popular retreat in a busy western suburb that has quite a good following.

Dale's expert tip: Don't think that because this is in a mall that it's not top quality because it is.

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Contour Day Spa
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Located in Plantation, a few miles west of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, is the Contour Day Spa. Located near the Westfield Broward Mall and the popular Fountains Shopping development, this oasis in the midst of all of this is a must-visit. Contour's stated goal is to take each client to a state of well-being. This professional facility is relaxing and soothing and the spa packages are many. From anti-aging facials to body healing therapies, Botox and laser treatments, Colonics to pedicures and manicures and tanning and body bronzing and much more Contour Day Spa has an amazing array of services not found in most spas. Men and teens are welcome, too – with one named Little Diva's Spa. They do think of everyone.

Recommended for Spas because: An exemplary spa with an amazing number of spa packages and services right in the heart of Plantation.

Dale's expert tip: Go online to fill our a simple form to make an appointment, and you're good to go.

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Fort Lauderdale
Diamante Day Spa
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Step into this tranquil setting and let the cares of the world slip away. Diamante Day Spa is tranquil escape where guests find inner peace and a rejuvenating experience that brings them back again and again. The goal here is to nurture their guests from head to toe by offering over 100 services, including the Mimosa Blossom Bod Polishing, thai Coconut Body Polishing and Orange Blossom Body Bliss, among others. This is ideal for couples who want to experience that soothing massage together, where the facilities include two couple's massage suites. Unwind in one of their two oxygenated Zen baths, which are perfect for couples to begin unwinding before a spa treatment, and be sure to sit back in a luxurious Diamante spa robe and escape in their Zen Lounge and sip herbal tea which is ideal between treatments. Come and see what the locals love about this amazing spa.

Recommended for Spas because: This exclusive experience has been a local favorite for many years and a superb spa to recommend to guests.

Dale's expert tip: Explore their website for the many treatments offered so to be ready when you arrive.

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The Spa at Harbor Beach
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Recognized locally as one of the top spas in Fort Lauderdale, The Spa at Harbor Beach offers a variety of services for both men and women, which have separate facilities that include steam room, relaxing sauna, and whirlpool. Here guests can bask in luxury and partake in massage therapies and numerous body treatments, skin care and hair removal and tinting. The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is one of the city's top properties offering guests amazing amenities just steps from the beach and blocks from the airport and Port Everglades as well as Fort Lauderdale's trendy shopping, restaurants and landmark attractions.

Recommended for Spas because: Locally recognized as one of Fort Lauderdale's best spas in one of the beach's premier properties.

Dale's expert tip: Great relaxing experience for out-of-town guests.

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The Spa Atlantic at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
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Located within the fabulous landmark beach side hotel, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, is The Spa Atlantic. What a refreshing experience this in and certainly a compliment to to the hotel itself, The Spa Atlantic is an ideal day spa for its guests, and for the locals who partake. Stop by for a deep-tissue massage or an amazing and revitalizing body scrub in one of their eight private treatment rooms. Also enjoy the facility's Aromatherapy massage or Swedish massage. The Spa Atlantic is a full-service salon offering spa manicures and pedicures.

Recommended for Spas because: Just steps from the beach and perfect for the hotel's guests or the local.

Dale's expert tip: Perfect for a staycation experience right on the beach and surrounded by great restaurants and shopping for after.

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The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
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Those who are familiar with the quality of the Weston Beach Resort & Spa have come to expect the high standard of excellence they offer. This luxury hotel and spa that graces Fort Lauderdale Beach offers to its guests and to locals a spa treatment like few others. In their Heavenly Spa by Westin, guests are welcomed into a peaceful sanctuary that is amazing at stimulating the senses with inspiring views and graceful decor, aromatic scents and soothing music. Offering both men's and women's locker rooms with Jacuzzis and steam rooms, guests can indulge in a bath, beauty, body treatments, Heavenly Classic or Signature Pedicure or Manicure, a number of professional massage, salon or skin care services.

Recommended for Spas because: A premier property and experience in Fort Lauderdale that compliments this world-class vacation destination.

Dale's expert tip: This spa may be a bit pricey but well worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale
Bliss Spa
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Bliss Fort Lauderdale, located in the amazing W Fort Lauderdale hotel right on the famous beach offers a superior experience for those who expect only the best. Set in a fun atmosphere in this already world-class location, Bliss Fort Lauderdale offers the trademark Bliss touches such as a cleverly compiled menu of super effective services with rhythm and blue tunes and everyone's favorite welcoming gift: their legendary brownie buffet. This 4000 square-foot facility offers a beauty boutique, a luxe nail lounge featuring two two manicure and two pedicure stations, five treatment rooms and even men's and women's lounges.

Recommended for Spas because: Nationally-known for its superb quality and service and its prime location right on the beach.

Dale's expert tip: Ideal for that perfect Mother's Day or anniversary gift, guys.

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Red Door Spa Elizabeth Arden
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This exclusive health and beauty spa is well-known for its unparalleled service and sophisticated reputation. Choose from a menu of luxury services that include rejuvenating skin care treatments, facials, body treatments manicures, pedicures, makeup artistry, a full-service hair salon and soothing massage. Also available are a variety of full and half-day signature and specialty experiences for both women and men. Brides, be sure to take advantage of their bridal spa packages and wedding makeup services. Located in the Fort Lauderdale Galleria just blocks from the beach and next to the Intracoastal. Go online and book an appointment today.

Recommended for Spas because: Known for its sophisticated reputation and quality around the world as well as in Fort Lauderdale.

Dale's expert tip: Conveniently located at the Fort Lauderdale Galleria so make a full day of it!

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Nothing says luxury more than The Ritz-Carlton. This highly-esteemed hotel joined the stellar A-list, world-class properties along Fort Lauderdale Beach and brought their high standards to the many sophisticated travelers that arrive here each year. This hotel's spa is an experience that meets these high standards that completes their guests stay as they bask in luxury. This 8500-square-foot facility offers eleven treatment rooms including a private couple's treatment suite, private massage areas on the tropical pools deck, complete Fitness Center with Techogym cardiovascular and strength equipment. The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Spa offers their siganture spa treatments of ocean sea seal glow, intuitive ocean treatment and sapphire sea treatment.

Recommended for Spas because: A premier name brings its luxury brand to Fort Lauderdale.

Dale's expert tip: Ask about the reduced valet parking fee for guests who receive a spa treatment.

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Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale