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May 27, 2019

Spa of the Week: ESPA Spa at Acqualina Resort

By Emma Reynolds

Located in Sunny Isles Beach in Miami, Acqualina Resort & Spa is a Forbes five-star hotel that pairs oceanside luxury with Mediterranean flair. The 98-room-and-suite resort is utterly elegant with a strong focus on relaxation in an elegant atmosphere, a luxurious alternative to the buzzy downtown Miami scene.

Royal Spa Suite

The award-winning ESPA Spa is not to be missed here. Measuring more than 20,000 sq ft, it has 11 treatments rooms, relaxation areas with a Himalayan salt wall, a Finnish sauna, crystal steam room, ice foundation, experience room with arctic and Caribbean mists, as well as an oceanfront spa swimming pool and sun deck. You could spend an entire day here and never be bored. The spa is outfitted with ESPA products and offers wellness journeys through fitness classes and personal training, yoga and a nutritionist who can set up a bespoke program for you during your stay.

The spa caters to those who seek results-driven treatments, like the HydraFacial options, as well as those who simply seek out relaxation. Choose from esthetic services (including the highly sought-after HydraFacial), massages, de-stressing treatments, contour and firming treatments, scrubs, detoxifying body wraps or manicures and pedicures. During the day, healthy juices, bites and teas are available to all spa guests.

For those looking for top-of-the-line services in an ultra-private setting, book the new After-Hours Private Royal Spa Suite Experience. Perfect for couples or friends, you and a guest will experience a treatment after the spa closes, spending two hours being treated to custom-designed treatments in the 820-sq-ft Royal Spa Suite (typically the couples’ suite). You can use the relaxation areas, including the Heat Experience areas, spa room, Roman Waterfall Spa and pool deck in complete seclusion. Enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne while you relax.

The Royal Spa Suite included a private mother-of-pearl steamroom, rainforest shower for two, lounge and bathroom area, as well as plush chairs with a private terrace overlooking the ocean.

While at the resort, book the Two-bedroom Oceanfront Hotel Suite complete with ocean views and a private terrace. Each accommodation is modern with Italian influence and decor. Neutral color palettes, lacquered dressers and furniture and ivory-colored drapery make the blue ocean even that much more vibrant. In 2020, Acqualina will reveal The Estates, one of the most upscale living communities in the South Florida area.

After-Hours Private Royal Spa Suite Experience from $1,450 per person. For more information, visit

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