As the only resort with an integrated spa and wellness program in all of South Florida, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa & Fitness Center at Turnberry Isle Miami is not your typical relaxation destination. In fact, it’s one of the only places you’ll find an on-site team of spa, fitness, nutrition, behavioral and medical experts in a luxe, ultra-serene setting — set against a lush, tropical paradise no less.
The heavenly escape begins as you walk through the doors. Designed by renowned spa architect Tag Gaglyean, the 25,000-square-foot spa’s three floors are connected by a grand spiral staircase showcasing a soothing fountain, bathed in glowing light shining through the 40-foot glass dome overhead. You will also find 27 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, a juice bar and a 3,650-square-foot, sky-lit fitness center awaiting you. The facility just released a new spa menu and debuted its Optimal Wellness Program, which we got to learn more about during a recent visit. Here are three of the latest pampering pleasures we’re most inspired by right now.
Seasonal and Holiday Treatments
September Wellness Month may be long over at the Spa & Fitness Center, but there’s still some time to check out one of its specialty Vitamin C facials, mango- or coconut-scented Tropical Massage or a mini 25-minute rub down for a quick pick-me-up. Try the Pumpkin Pie “with all the fixings,” which deliciously translates to a salt-based, sweet-smelling pumpkin soufflé scrub. If you’re planning to travel to Miami during the winter, watch for the aromatherapeutic Peppermint Candy Massage, anti-aging Frankincense scrub and massage, and, our favorite, the Gift of Gold, which includes a 20-minute scrub and a 50-minute Swedish massage with Themae’s Huile Des 4 Thes Brume D’Or applied to the body leaving the skin with a gold shimmering sparkle.
Optimal Wellness Retreats
If you’re looking for a getaway that’s part spa indulgence and part health and wellness focused, reserve one of the new Optimal Wellness Program’s vacation packages. Turnberry Isle partnered with leading physicians in the area to design a restorative fitness model that combines nutrition, stress management, bio-identical hormone restoration and detoxification. Take your pick from five- to eight-day stays, each customized to your personal goals and body’s needs, whether it’s to put your mind and body back in balance, achieve heart health or get help with weight management. The packages include overnight stays at the resort and access to all the bells and whistles (pools, state-of-the-art gym) the Spa and the Turnberry have to offer. Additionally, there are individual treatments you can choose from, ranging from acupuncture to lymphatic drainage and spa acoustic sound therapy.
Diamond Rose Ritual
Sure to become the crowning jewel on the spa’s menu, the elaborate Diamond Rose Ritual (available in November) is a dreamy combination of a 60-minute facial and a 90-minute body treatment. The lavish experience starts with an exquisite facial meant to brighten, activate cellular energy and lift and sculpt, and it ends with a delicate exfoliating massage and application of a velvety lotion. The oils, scrubs and lotions used are made with extracts from wonderfully fragrant Damask roses (the “queen of flowers” used in ancient times as a beauty elixir) and diamond dust, meaning you’ll walk out rejuvenated, sparkling head to toe, and smelling like fresh flowers — just in time for all of those holiday parties.