The Best Spas in Fort Lauderdale to Kick Back and Relax with an Ocean View

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A massage at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, one of the best spas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A massage at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, one of the best spas in Fort Lauderdale. Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton

Headed down to Fort Lauderdale for an ocean getaway? Whether you’re going as part of a girls’ trip, a romantic vacation or even on a solo adventure, Fort Lauderdale has no shortage of amazing spas to help you relax and refresh after a day in the hot South Florida sun.

Here is a list of the best spas in Fort Lauderdale to check out during your next vacation to the sunshine state.

The Ritz-Carlton

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

The Ritz-Carlton spa takes advantage of its ocean views by basing many of its treatments around the ocean. The intuitive ocean treatment uses sea salt and marine mud to nurture and relax the body.

The spa offers multiple massages, including the one we most want to try: a cabana massage overlooking the ocean. Custom facials also give guests the opportunity to get the treatment that is right for their skin.

Beyond a couples massage, the Ritz-Carlton also has a special menu for men. This includes massages, a facial and manicure and pedicure option.

Lago Mar Spa
One of the treatment rooms at the Spa at Lago Mar. Photo credit: Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club.

The Spa at Lago Mar

1700 South Ocean Lane

Located at the Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, this luxury spa offers a wide variety of services and treatments for guests, including massages, body treatments and skincare.

The Spa at Lago Mar also offers spa packages for guests to create the perfect spa day, such as the Slice of Heaven, which includes a hot scalp massage, a Swedish massage and moisturizing reflexology.

With five stars on TripAdvisor, one reviewer said she got “the best pedicure I’ve ever had” at the Spa at Lago Mar.

suana at Lifestream Spa
The infared sauna at the Lifestream Spa, one of the top rated spas in Fort Lauderdale. Photo credit: Lifestream Spa

Lifestream Spa

3045 North Federal Highway

Run by a husband and wife, the Lifestream Spa is one of Yelp’s top-rated Fort Lauderdale day spas. Featuring an infrared sauna, a salt therapy room and a lengthy list of treatments, this spa is the perfect place to find your peaceful self.

Treatments include the sacred nature signature massage, which uses organic jojoba oil, anti-oxidant buriti oil and butterfly bush extract to have you feeling your absolute best.

Speaking of Yelp, the spa has earned five stars, with one reviewer saying “we will be returning every time we come in town.”

Best Spas Fort Lauderdale Heavenly Spa
A massage room with a private bath at the Heavenly Spa, located within the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Photo credit: The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Heavenly Spa by Westin

321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

The Heavenly Spa by Westin, located in the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, offers a wide variety of services, including some in-room services for those days you just don’t want to go outside.

Treatments include a “Vitamin Sea” facial. It uses vitamin C, algae and organic mud to detoxify the skin, minimize wrinkles and protect the skin from pollutants. The spa also offers HyrdaFacials, which can help fight against acne, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

Other treatments include specialty massages such as the Margarita on the Rocks Massage, private bath soaks and full body wraps.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Enter the Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Spa. Photo Credit: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Dr.

With a full-service spa, lap pool, fitness center and sauna, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is a wonderful place to unwind.

Services include full-body massages, body care, waxing and advanced skin care treatments meant to help even the most stubborn skin problems. There is also a salon where you can treat yourself to a vacation haircut or styling.

Fitness classes are included in the resort fee, so guests can head down to a relaxing yoga class before or after a day of pampering at the spa.

Planet Massage

500 SE 15th St.

Planet Massage is a therapist-owned spa focused on holistic ways of healing and pampering the body. Open for 16 years, the spa offers a list of massages, facials and stretching.

Services include an outdoor massage in Planet Massage’s organic bamboo garden. The spa also makes house calls — a massage therapist will come to your homes or hotel room for a convenient and easy massage.

Other services include face and body facials, including a four layer anti-aging facial. Using seaweed, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, each layer is designed to rejuvenate and refresh the skin to have you looking your best.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort Pelican Spa
A massage room with a view of the ocean at the PURE spa at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Photo credit: Pelican Grand Beach Resort.


2000 N Ocean Blvd.

Located at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, the PURE spa offers an intimate spa experience based on the Swedish lifestyle.

Spa treatments include massages at the spa or in your hotel room, body scrubs and bathing rituals. The spa also offers packages for bachelorette parties, bridal showers and birthdays and wedding day services.

With five stars on TripAdvisor, one reviewer said she recommends the luxury spa for a girls’ trip or a couple’s trip, saying the spa was “definitely worth the visit.”

Tingsha Bells for massage
Using Tingsha Bells, sound is one of the four main elements the Spa at Auberge Beach uses to relax and heal guests. Photo credit: The Spa at Auberge Beach.

The Spa at Auberge Beach

2200 N Ocean Blvd.

Using sea, salt, sand and sound, the Spa at Auberge Beach will take you on a wellness journey that will have you at your most relaxed.

Services include the quartz massage with gemstone oil, and earth and ocean body polish and vibrational meditation in a zero gravity vibrational lounger.

The spa also offers a biostation. Guests will be tested for more than 100 biomarkers to find the root cause of any symptoms and concerns. Then, a personalized treatment plan is created to help heal these concerns.

salt scrub massage
A woman gets a salt scrub, one of many services offered at the St. Somewhere Spa. Photo credit: Margaritaville Beach Resort.

St. Somewhere Spa

1111 N Ocean Dr.

With 11,000 square feet, 11 treatment rooms and steam rooms, the St. Somewhere Spa at the Margaritaville Beach Resort on Hollywood Beach has a spa service you want.

Options range from a hot stone massage, a coconut oil infused crystal exfoliation and a list of facial treatments and enhancements.

Facial enhancements include eye and lip lifts, facial lifts and eyebrow lifts. The spa also has a hair salon, where guests can go for a quick cut, a blow out or styling. Brides-to-be can schedule an up-do trial before booking the St. Somewhere Spa to get their hair done for their big day.

Facial at The Atlantic Spa
A customized facial at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa. Photo credit: The Atlantic Hotel & Spa.

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa has a host of amenities to offer. Guests have the option to visit the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi before or after heading to their treatment rooms.

Services include Swedish massages, customized facials, full body treatments and salon services, including make-up.

The facial menu offers options for all guests’ skin care concerns, from cleansing to brightening to anti-aging. The spa uses Babor skincare products, which use vitamins, mineral and plant stem cells to nourish and cleanse the skin.

Camryn Cutinello graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May with her bachelor’s in journalism, and is currently working on her master’s degree at the University of Illinois Springfield in Public Affairs Reporting. She loves to write about anything and everything, especially Chicago city life, politics and sports. When Camryn isn’t writing, you can find her out running, hiking or spending time with friends and family.
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