- Canyon Ranch (Miami Beach; tel. 305/514-7000): If a spa had to go to a spa, this would be the place it would want to go. The largest in Miami with 54 treatment rooms, Canyon Ranch's methods of pampering are among the most high-tech in the biz.
- Lapis at the Fontainebleau (Miami Beach; tel. 305/674-4772): Substance over style, a unique concept in these parts, is what sets Lapis apart, with a focus on stellar treatments over glitz. Among the highlights: mineral water jet pool with red seaweed extract and heated hammam benches and a light massage that, combined with a series of electrical currents, is like a nip/tuck without the nipping.
- The Spa at Mandarin Oriental (Miami; tel. 866/526-6567 or 305/913-8383): If it's good enough for J-Lo, then it must be good enough for the rest of us. But seriously, this star-studded spa isn't the best because of its clientele, but because of its Chinese, Balinese, Indian, and European treatments applied by professionals well versed in the inimitable Mandarin Oriental brand of pampering.
- The Spa at the Setai (South Beach; tel. 305/520-6100): Nirvana is alive and well at the Spa at the Setai, where the philosophy of relaxation is derived from an ancient Sanskrit legend, natural elixirs, eternal youth, and Asian treatments and ingredients such as green tea.
- The Spa at the Standard (South Beach; tel. 305/673-1717): What used to be an old-school, Borscht Belt-style Miami Beach health spa is now one of the hottest, trendiest places to take a Turkish bath in a bona fide hammam, let out steam in a cedar sauna, or get spritzed in the hotel's sublime Wall of Sound Shower.
- The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne; tel. 305/365-4158): A sublime, 20,000-square-foot West Indies colonial-style Eden, here you can indulge in more than 60 treatments, including the Key Lime Coconut Body Scrub and the Everglades Grass Body Wrap in one of 21 treatment rooms. For a real splurge, the Fountain of Youth Balance treatment is a 6-hour indulgence with a facial, massage, manicure, pedicure, shampoo, styling, and lunch served on the oceanfront terrace.
- ESPA at Acqualina (Sunny Isles Beach; tel. 305/918-8000): The first of its kind in the U.S., ESPA features groundbreaking treatments in a stunning, two-story space overlooking the Atlantic.
- Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Fort Lauderdale; tel. 800/222-6543 or 954/525-4000): This $8-million, 22,000-square-foot European spa is the first full-service seaside facility of its kind in Fort Lauderdale.
- PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens; tel. 800/633-9150 or 561/627-2000): This lauded golf resort provides the perfect pampering for sore golfers and bored nongolfers, with its Mediterranean Spa offering just about every treatment imaginable, including special ones for pregnant women.
- Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club (Naples; tel. 800/237-7600 or 239/261-2222): This modern spa adds complete relaxation to a stay at this venerable hotel, already one of Florida's most relaxing resorts. A deep-body massage followed by a milk-and-honey wrap will leave you on cloud nine, and a special wedding package will have you primed for the big day.
- Safety Harbor Resort and Spa (Tampa Bay area; tel. 888/237-8772 or 727/726-1161): Tucked away off the beaten track amid moss-draped oaks and cobblestone streets, Safety Harbor is the oldest continually running spa in the United States, and Florida's only spa built around natural healing springs -- the feeling is very European.
- Omni Amelia Island Plantation (Amelia Island; tel. 888/261-6161 or 904/261-6161): The resort's 20-room, all-natural spa features a meditation garden, plus nontoxic, paraben-free products and services, including a few treatments that utilize chocolate as the main ingredient.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.