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If you’re in need of rest and relaxation, take a look at Central Florida’s collection of alluring spa resorts. Offering a tranquil oasis where you escape the stressors of everyday life, these luxurious accommodations allow you to recharge with extensive spa packages that include massages, body wraps, scrubs, facials and more. Not only that, but you’ll also find typical Florida perks like inviting outdoor pools and culinary delights at on-site restaurants. For a truly pampering getaway, stay at one of these top spa resorts in Central Florida.
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A perfect vacation getaway for the spa enthusiasts, this chic hotel with modern rooms. Elevage, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, serves up fare from around the globe while the Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits shop hosts private tastings in addition to their impressive collection of vino. Leave room for dessert, as Epicurean also boasts an on-site patisserie called Chocolate Pi for all your sweet-tooth needs and desires. If all this luxurious dining has you exhausted, you can pamper yourself at Evangeline, which offers a range of treatments such as body scrubs, wraps, massages, therapy baths and facials.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is tranquil spa resort with an 18-hole golf course. Float in the lazy river or sample Latin, Caribbean and Asian cuisine from an award-winning James Beard chef at Norman’s, then visit the 40,000-square-foot spa with 40 treatment rooms. You’ll find a sparkling outdoor lap pool, inviting cafe and full salon, with signature services that include a “zero gravity” massage and “Grande Citrus Escape” full body experience. Many of the treatments use herbs and citrus from the on-site garden and honey from the resident bees.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is a lakeside haven, where Park View Rooms offer views of the nightly fireworks from a private balcony, deep soaking tubs and king-size beds. An on-site water park boasts kid-friendly splash zones, interactive fountains, water slides and lazy river, while adults can sign up for a private cooking class or visit the 13,000-square-foot spa. Spend quality time together with the Just For Two spa package in waterside bungalows with side-by-side massages or book an age-defying facial treatment or nourishing exfoliation.
Built in 1928, Don CeSar Hotel is a luxury haven along the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll find beautiful beach views and opulent Gatsby-era vibes, made famous as Florida’s “Pink Palace” for its Mediterranean and Moorish architectural motifs. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax, from the two heated pools to the enticing seafood cuisine served at the on-site restaurant, Maritana Grille. Don a plush robe and head to Spa Oceana for signature treatments, soothing whirlpool baths and aroma-infused steam rooms as well as Gulf views from a rooftop terrace.
Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is a historic hotel that has been standing proudly over Tampa Bay since 1925. It reflects the beauty and grandeur of a golden age, where its salmon-colored Mediterranean Revival building has hosted an array of famous faces, from Calvin Coolidge to Marilyn Monroe and Babe Ruth. You’ll find 361 rooms with a 74-slip marina, golf course, swimming pools, 12 tennis courts and a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, while the Vinoy Salon & Day Spa offers a full menu of soothing treatments and poolside cabana massages.
Offering the best of both worlds, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress sits near Disney World while offering a tranquil place to relax on its 1,500 acres of private grounds. You’ll find spacious and modern rooms as well as a large sundeck and lagoon-style pool, while the on-site Marilyn Monroe Spa uses organic products and is designed as if you were walking into the starlet’s California home. Get a movie-star hair treatment, pampering massage or aromatherapy treatment, then swim underneath rock caves in the 800,000-gallon, half-acre pool.
Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach sits on some of Florida’s most pristine white sands. Take a dip in the sparkling pool or visit Caretta on the Gulf for fresh seafood and Gulf views or sip colorful cocktails at Tate Island Grill. Retreat to the luxurious Gulf Front Junior King Suite to enjoy a king-size bed and Roman-style tub, or upgrade to the spacious Gulf View Two Bedroom King Suite. Peruse the menu of ocean-inspired treatments at the Spa at Sandpearl, which features seven private treatment rooms, where you can enjoy mineral-rich mud cleanses and warm stone massages.
The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando boasts residential-style accommodations and an on-site Surfari Water Park with water slides, a zero-entry pool and lazy river. One, two and three-bedroom suites include flat-screen TVs, washer and dryers, sleeper sofas and separate living and dining areas. Enjoy Southern European Cuisine at Valencia Restaurant or Hawaiian BBQ at Longboard Bar & Grill, then get out on the water at nearby Lake Austin, visit the family-friendly activity center or unwind at Escape Spa with its personalized treatments and organic spa menu.
One of Florida’s most remarkable resorts along the Gulf Coast, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa offers condo-style rooms and suites. If you’re celebrating something special, upgrade to the luxurious Gulf Front 2 Bedroom for a walk-out balcony with panoramic views of the Gulf. Dine on succulent seafood at SHOR or handcrafted cocktails at Skimmer’s Bar, then visit the 8th-floor outdoor pool with poolside cabanas or blissful treatments inspired by the ocean at Sandava Spa.
Reunion Resort boasts a huge water park with twisting water slides and a lazy river. The luxury accommodations range from two to three-bedroom villas, which come with spacious living and dining areas, full kitchen and balconies. Eleven restaurant is known for its juicy steaks, while authentic Italian cuisine can be found at Forte and Grande Lobby Sushi Bar is beloved for its signature rolls. Play a round at the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course or visit the spa for massages, facials and body treatments at the 2nd-story veranda or privacy of your suite.