Agua Spa at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (tel. 305/673-2900), is resplendently situated on the rooftop of the hotel, overlooking the Atlantic, and features stellar treatments such as the milk-and-honey massage that make it popular with celebs and laywomen alike. Lose yourself in a tub of fragrant oils, algae, or minerals for a 20-minute revitalization, or try the collagen, mud, and hydrating masks.
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Spa, 415 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne (tel. 305/648-5900), is a sublime 20,000-square-foot West Indies-colonial style Eden in which you can treat yourself to over 60 treatments, including Shea Mango Body Buff, Seawater Therapy, Coco-Luscious Body Treatment, and Vichy Rain revitalization in which sprays of hot and cold water are said to stimulate circulation, energize the body, and bring satisfaction to your psyche.
The Standard, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach (tel. 305/673-1717), is an updated version of an old-school, Borscht Belt-style, Miami Beach spa, featuring authentic Turkish hammam, a Wall of Sound Shower, cedar sauna room, and resplendent bayfront pool.
Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura (tel. 305/932-6200), offers a sprawling 25,000-square-foot spa with a massive menu of treatments, Finnish saunas, Turkish steam rooms, turbulent whirlpools, and bracing cold-plunge tubs that are sure to give you an uplifting jolt.
Spa Internazionale at Fisher Island, 1 Fisher Island Dr., Fisher Island (tel. 800/537-3708), is the city's poshest spa, known for its picturesque setting and the Guinot Paris Hydradermie facial -- a 75-minute moisturizing and cleansing facial that leaves the skin silky smooth.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami (tel. 305/913-8288), is a luxe, tri-level spa preferred by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez, best known for its innovative and restorative treatments inspired by the ancient traditions of Chinese, ayurvedic, European, Balinese, and Thai cultures. The 17 private treatment rooms are done up in bamboo, rice paper, glass, and natural linens, and two of the spa's split-level suites include a personal multijet tub overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Canyon Ranch, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (tel. 304/742-9000), is a spa's spa. The largest in Miami with over 54 treatment rooms, Canyon Ranch's methods of pampering are among the most high tech in the biz, from traditional massages, scrubs, and treatments to ultimate health and wellness programs regulated by medical professionals.
Lapis at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (tel. 304/538-2000), may be located in the most massive hotel in the city, but once you're inside, you'll feel like you're the only one in the universe with highlights including 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.
ESPA at Acqualina, 17875 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (tel. 304/918-6844), the first of its kind in the United States, offers the latest facials, advanced massages, and Ayurvedic experiences. The luxurious two-story spa overlooks the glistening Atlantic Ocean.
Sports Club/LA at the Four Seasons, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami (tel. 305/358-3535). Although this 44,000-square-foot musclehead hangout is a cardio and weight-lifting-obsessed paradise, there's also a spa consisting of 10 treatment rooms including a couple's massage room and wet treatment room with Vichy showers.
The Spa at Icon Brickell at Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami (tel. 305/503-4400), Designed by the master of minimalism Philippe Starck, the spa looks like a cozy library with bookshelves, sofa, and fireplaces. But this isn't your professor's study. Also inside: hot and cold sunken marble baths. Treatment rooms feature billowing white curtains, a Starck-ian trademark. Stunning.
The Spa at The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave. (tel. 305/520-6500), a stellar, Asian-style spa 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.
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.