South Beach Zen: Find a Wellness Center at a Miami Hotel


Staying healthy while on vacation is more than possible in Miami. At these luxurious, ocean-side hotels, a wellness center helps you achieve outer strength and flexibility, while the spas help you reach an inner peace and Zen.

You leave these fitness facilities with a refreshed and invigorated body and mind, ready to take on the beach and the rest of your vacation.

EPIC Hotel

Here you reach your inner Zen from inside a cabana on a rooftop pool deck. At Exhale mind-body spa in downtown Miami’s EPIC hotel, you experience intense yoga and barre classes along with calming meditation lessons in the 12,000-square-foot dedicated wellness center. Afterward, you take it outside and get a poolside massage while overlooking Miami’s waterways and city skyline. Inside, the two-story retreat also features a retail boutique, where you get a personalized style consultation and customize your fitness look. As an added bonus, this location offers 15-minute blowouts—so you’ll look as good as you feel right after class.

Loews Hotel

At the Loews Hotel in South Beach, you never feel like you’re missing the fun while you work out in the wellness center. At this state-of-the-art gym, you lift weights and run on a treadmill while overlooking the hotel’s green lawn and VIP pool.

Once you get your miles and sun salutations in, you reserve a poolside daybed at SOAK, the ultimate reward. Your plush lounge comes with a butler, umbrella, smoothie, and your own hot tub—the true definition of relaxation and wellness.

Faena Hotel

You get an out-of-the-box spa experience at Faena Hotel, which features the first South American-inspired spa in the city. Here you receive holistic services such as acupuncture and chakra-balancing massages. For a truly transformative experience, you opt for the hammam rose ritual, which is a one-of-a-kind body purification treatment that uses indigenous, rainforest-sourced ingredients. In this service, you lay on a warm marble slab while a therapist scrubs your body to cleanse it, rubs on clays and muds to heal it, and then gives you a full body massage with oils and butters to nourish it.

The Ritz-Carlton

At The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, you relax to the sound of waves lapping ashore at the Zen-like mind-body spa. This tranquil, 10,000-foot wellness center is right on the water. You book one of the 10 private treatment suites for a peaceful view over the Intracoastal Waterway as you receive a “magic” facial, citrus body scrub, and Thai massage. The hotel even has an outdoor terrace that you can reserve for a relaxing afternoon, but you make sure to leave time in your schedule to also utilize the sauna, steam room, and nail salon.

W South Beach

You experience the athlete treatment at the W South Beach‘s wellness center. This high-tech gym is open 24 hours and the hotel’s concierge service pairs you with a personal trainer for customized, satisfying workouts. Would you rather enjoy the great outdoors? For a change of scenery, you rent one of the hotel’s bikes and cruise down South Beach—after you stop and play a game of basketball at the elevated court on top of the hotel, of course. To cap-off your athletic afternoon, you book an instructional session with one of the W’s full-time tennis pros to perfect your swing on the rooftop Har-Tru court while basking in the ocean view.

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