Sure, Orlando is tops when it comes to attractions and fun. But did you know that it’s also a world-class destination for relaxation and rejuvenation? Today, we take a closer look at some of the incredible spas that guests to our fair city can visit.
The Spa at Four Seasons Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort is the epitome of luxury. Located on the ground floor of the stunning resort, the spa serves as a sanctuary and escape from the high energy and constant stimulation that are the hallmark of the area’s theme parks. The serene environment takes its cue from the Florida Everglades, with a palette of cool earth tones and plenty of natural light. Eighteen treatment rooms allow skilled staff to work their magic, whether guests are interested in touch therapy (massage), skin therapy, wraps or nail and beauty services.
The special Magical Moments for Kids options allow for “Mommy and Me” experiences, while couples can take advantage of any number of treatments for two in the spa’s couples suites. Or, for the ultimate indulgence, book one of the Four Seasons’ two waterside spa bungalows.
Be sure to schedule extra time to take advantage of the spa’s additional amenities, which include an experience shower, outdoor jacuzzi areas that are separate for men and women, the co-ed tranquility lounge and more.
Senses at Disney’s Saratoga Springs
Located at the sprawling resort that’s situated just beyond the border of Disney Springs, Senses at Saratoga Springs calls to mind the legendary hot springs of New York State. Soothing earth tones, low light and gentle music ease the guest into a space of relaxation, perfect for the weary park visitor who may have traipsed too many steps in an effort to conquer the World.
Natural materials echo the spa’s philosophy of looking to nature and the earth for their healing powers. While the spa offers many customary services, such as massage, facials, body therapies and salon treatments, the experience is a wonderful beginner option for guests who might not frequently indulge in such treatments (we’re talking to you, Dad).
Forget the theme parks: the Ritz-Carlton Spa at Grande Lakes is worthy of a trip to Orlando all on its own. The 40,000-square-foot oasis houses a state of the art fitness center, 40 treatment rooms, its own restaurant and offers a dedicated salt pool for exclusive use by spa guests. Choose from a wide range of indulgent therapies that make use of Florida citrus.
Signature treatments include the Eco-Garden Hammock Massage, which combines “zero gravity” and massage technique to send guests straight into zen mode. Gentlemen may take advantage of the newly launched luxury barber services.
The Spa at Shingle Creek and Rosen Centre Spa
Guests who visit The Spa at Shingle Creek, located at Rosen Shingle Creek, and Rosen Centre Spa on International Drive, are likely to see familiar faces year after year. There is little turnover in the staff at the two stellar spas, owing to a high satisfaction rate among the employees of the company. That happiness translates to a deep commitment by therapists to envelop guests in the most nurturing, soothing care possible.
After indulging in the spa’s incredible a shiatsu massage, plan to spend the rest of the day lounging by one of the resort’s pools for a day of pure relaxation.
Waldorf Astoria Spa
Located at Walt Disney World, the Waldorf Astoria Spa offers local honey as its signature treatment ingredient.
After the Honey Butter Massage is complete, guests can take the remainder of the bar home to continue the bliss.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Don’t overlook the full-service spa at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, located at the heart of the busy International Drive corridor.
Just steps away from the Orange County Convention Center, it's the perfect spot for de-stressing during a business trip. Our advice? Do not miss the bliss-inducing hot salt stone massage.