Fort Myers Spas: Find the Perfect Prescription for Pampering

Every vacation should include a little rest, relaxation and pampering. You work hard for time off and if you are in the Fort Myers area on business, a little down time is probably needed even more.

There are a number of places that offer pampering and unique services, from big resort spas with lots of amenities, to the more casual and quant places that offer superb hospitality and services without as much fuss.

One of the most popular in the area is situated between Fort Myers proper and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva; Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa. This well established spa offers amenities to make you feel special long after your service is complete.

Another notable spa can be found at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point where you will find an amazing Water Shiatsu treatment or the tricky barefoot massage, where therapist hang above you, using their feet for deeper compression.

For a locally owned oasis, try Spada Salon and Day Spa. You can disappear for the day, enjoy the relaxation room and a number of unique massages and body wraps.

Depending on the services you are looking for and the part of town you find yourself in, one of these 10Best is sure to make you feel like new.



La Te Da is in a small strip mall off of Cypress Lake Drive, offering more of a salon feel, but with some fantastic spa services. Take for instance the LI'TYA Marta Kodo, a 90-minute treatment inspired by traditional, Australian Aboriginal methods that are used to release energetic and emotional blockages. Clients often report having visions and other remarkable experiences during this service. This spa has a menu full of different types of massages, body wraps, facials and a number of combinations of the above. They even offer MPS Therapy, a combination of acupuncture and microcurrent stimulation. The staff is friendly and the saloon is also full of expert stylist if you need to update your "do."

Bonita Springs


A fun salon and spa, easy to find in the Bonita Springs area, Oasis is also an affiliate of Hello Gorgeous, providing free day spa services to women battling cancer. This is quite a popular spot for spa parties, while at the same time offering more intimate services like couples massages and ultra therapeutic massages for moms to be. Add a facial peel or micro dermabrasion treatment and you'll feel good as new. The Oasis has lots of combo packages that can really hook you up. You design your day, from a long list that includes pedicures, massages, facials, waxing and more.



This locally owned spa offers delicious treatments at prices that tend to be more pleasing than some. Everything at Greenleaf smells good, like the signature coconut body scrub. This healing mix is made fresh at the spa. Other fragrant body wraps include the orange tangerine, the lavender and the French vanilla latte. In addition, this spa loves seasonal specials on facials and wraps, such as pumpkin spice for the fall. The aroma touch therapy treatments do more than just smell good, the essential oils are used on key parts of the feet and back for healing and relaxation. And if you plan to be in town for awhile, buy a membership for price breaks and other perks.

Esterra Spa Fort Myers Beach
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Service providers at this beach spa know just what to do to take care of skin and hair that have seen too much sun and salt water. For sunburned or irritated skin, check out the Dilo Rescue Wrap. It is designed to nourish and heal your skin, with a soothing combination of aloe and oils. Not only will you find the spa menu full of traditional massages here, but also massages that use stone or bamboo to help rejuvenate and release tired, achy muscles. Located at the Diamond Head Beach Resort, you can enjoy a waterfront lunch before or after your treatments.

Cape Coral


Find the Bellasera Spa at the waterfront Westin Cape Coral Resort. This small, cozy spa has the right mix for relaxation and something extra special for mom's to be. The prenatal massages here are specially designed to not only relieve the discomfort that pregnancy often brings to the body, but therapists also use special blends of essential oils to aid in relaxation and relief. Be sure to arrive early and take advantage of the eucalyptus steam room. If your skin needs hydrating or your system needs a little detoxing, try the Pure Fiji body wrap. You will feel rejuvenated in no time.

Aquagene Spa
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An oasis on Fort Myers Beach, Aquagene is at the quieter, north end of the island in the well-known Pink Shell Resort. If you are not a guest at the resort, an express elevator at the front of the building, takes you directly to the spa, so you never even have to enter the hotel proper, if you don't want to. However, the pool area and wide stretch of beach make a nice precursor to any spa service. With twelve treatment rooms and its own product line, Aquagene also has a menu of special wraps and facials for skin that has seen too much of the beach sun and surf.

Assuage Spa Luxury
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Billed as a holistic spa, Assuage uses ingredients such as citrus and goji in the facials. As far as treatments for the face go, you can also try the oxygen or pulse light photo facial. Guests can enjoy a number of body wraps including a popular one for cellulite. Want to rid your body of unwanted toxins but keep your clothing on? Try the ion foot detox, the only thing you'll have to take off is your shoes. Before or after your services, try the sauna and the eucalyptis steam shower. The menu of massages includes stones, bamboo and good ole strong hands. You can also find reiki treatments here.

Spada Salon and Day Spa
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This day spa has gradually grown to take over almost an entire strip mall on McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. With a large salon in the front and a labyrinth of service and relaxation rooms in the back, you can get lost for the day. Using AVEDA products in almost all services, Spada is known for its Vichy rooms (among other things). Here you can enjoy full body exfoliations followed by a relaxing rain shower. Try the chocolate body wrap; a way to indulge without the calories. There are even services to help compensate for over indulgences, such as massages to help improve the appearance of cellulite. Other massages (besides the traditional ones) include AVEDA aromatherapy, hot stone and lymphatic.

Stillwater Spa
Photo courtesy of Stillwater Spa, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point


Stillwater Spa is found just outside of the lush gardens of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. You'll feel a sense of serenity from the moment you walk in. This spa has some of the most unique experiences you will find in the area, from energy balancing and personal yoga to water shiatsu. Guests rave about the Thai massage that encompasses a range of things including; acupressure, joint work, meditation and assisted Hatha Yoga positions. Another head turner is the Barefoot Massage. Here a therapists literally hangs from a bar above, using their feet for deep compressions to work on the lymphatic system among other things. A wonderful place to try new things as well as the traditional services you know and love.

The Spa at Sanibel Harbour Marriott
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Book a service at this beautiful spa and you can also enjoy its upstairs gym and exercise classes to get your heart rate pumping before you slow it down. The spa's relaxation room has delicious teas, fruits and cool cucumbers to place over your eyelids while you wait for your service in fluffy robes. Couples can book the Caloosa Experience, designed to improve mind, body, spirit and relationships. You're guided by candlelight into a private room for foot soaks while a spa therapist gives instructions on using a variety of healing products, then leaves you to it. Besides expert facials, wraps, massages, sound therapy and more, you can take your time in the whirlpool, sauna or steam room and truly make an entire day out of it.


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