“I need a vacation from my vacation.” Ah yes, that old chestnut. It’s an adage because it’s true.

Although a trip to Florida is all sun and sand on the surface, sometimes you need a break from the frolicking. Maybe while the group plays golf or the kids are napping, you can sneak away and really treat yourself.

We have the perfect idea. You’ll find the most relaxing massages, the tightest seaweed wraps, and the steamiest saunas at these award-winning spas.

We created this list based on customer reviews, spa offerings, location, pricing, customer service, and more. We highly recommend booking an afternoon (or heck, an entire day, you deserve it) at one of these award-winning establishments on your next trip to the Sunshine State.

Most Relaxing Spas in Florida

Botanica Day Spa || Clearwater, FL

About Botanica Day Spa: Taking care of yourself is important for your mental health. You won’t find anywhere better to get pampered than Clearwater’s Botanica Day Spa. Rejuvenate your skin with a refreshing facial! For exfoliating and moisturizing skin care treatments, look no further than this spa. Tired of removing unwanted hair? Head to Botanica Day Spa for all of your hair removal needs. Get your nails going-out ready with their friendly and helpful team. Craving a nice relaxing massage? Head on over to this spa and get your fix. Relax away your problems at Botanica Day Spa where any bad day is easily resolved.

Spa Evangeline || Tampa, FL

About Spa Evangeline: Spa Evangeline is a Tampa day spa that strives to tantalize the palate, as well as mind and body. This day spa is  2,830-square-foot with five-treatment-rooms, located on the Epicurean Hotel’s ground floor.

Spa Evangeline features a delectable menu of body, skincare, beauty, Caudalie vinotherapies, and FarmHouse Fresh® rituals, along with couples’ spa packages (two dual treatment rooms boast a tub for two with chromatherapy lighting and a Kohler steam duet shower).

Tampa Day Spa Scrub at Spa EvangelineClassic interiors present a color scheme that carefully ties in to Epicurean Hotel’s culinary theme. An airy mani/pedi room, nicknamed “the cellar,” is highlighted by a wall covered with 20,000 corks, a nod to the hotel’s love of wine.

Skin Apeel Day Spa || Boca Raton, FL

About Skin Apeel Day Spa: Trust Skin Apeel Day Spa for innovative healthy, corrective whole body care. Winner four years consecutive for best skin care award and voted favorite spa Boca Raton by returning clients for 25 years and more. Founded in 1992 as the first Boca Raton spa and the holistic leader for customized facials, body massage, decadent manicures & pedicures and energetic acupuncture. Visit their beauty boutique to shop exclusive pure products, make up, aromatherapy, homeopathy, organic teas and more. Word of mouth has sustained this tranquil spa destination for over two decades.

Spada Salon & Day Spa || Fort Myers, FL

About Spada Salon & Day Spa: Spada Day Spa is a refuge from the everyday world from the moment you enter, enveloping you with a calming, healing environment of rich, soothing colors. Your spa experience starts with relaxation in a private lounge of soft, comfortable seating, refreshments, freshly cut fruit and Spada’s signature chocolate covered strawberries.

Spada Day Spa aestheticians and massage therapists elevate your spirit as worries melt away. Our Zen-like treatments nourish and stimulate the skin, stirring all of your senses in harmony to restore a lightness of being.

Eau Spa || Manalapan, FL

About Eau Spa: Eau Spa has been named one of only 48 spas in the world with the prestigious Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, and repeatedly lauded as “One of the 10 Most Luxurious and Best Designed Spas of the World”.  As a guest of EAU PALM BEACH Resort & Spa, you EAU it to yourself to discover their magical spa wonderland. Eau Spa is renowned as THE social hub of Palm Beach, the legendary playground of the rich and famous.  They are all about flawless customization with immediate results. This is where style and beauty know no bounds and high-touch meets high-tech.  Visit and discover that it is luxury that defines the Eau Spa experience.

Salon Baliage & Spa || Panama City Beach, FL

About Salon Baliage & Spa: Salon Baliage and Spa in Carillon Beach Resort just west of Panama City Beach and near Rosemary Beach on Hwy 30A in Florida offers you a relaxing day at the spa and salon. Beautify yourself with facials, manicures, hair styling and then relax with a luxurious massage treatment. Packages and group specials available.

The Maui Spa || Boca Raton, FL

About The Maui Spa: The Maui Spa & Wellness Center, the ultimate in Hawaiian relaxation therapy and stress rehabilitation. Come experience the epitome in mental and physical rejuvenation and let your muscles and mind melt in the hands of celebrity aestheticians, massage therapists, organic nail technicians and holistic practitioners

You’ll leave The Maui Spa feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Choosing a spa is a deeply personal choice and your trust and loyalty is why The Maui Spa’s dream team has dedicated years to perfecting the art of pampering.

Kaffee’s Garden Spa || West Palm Beach, FL

About Kaffee’s Garden Spa: Kaffee’s Garden Spa has been providing quality treatments and therapies since their founding in 1998. It is their quest to find the safest, most supportive ways to assist the body and mind to find a renewed vitality. They’re committed to sorting through the industry hype to integrate the most botanically energetic therapies with safe biological achievements.

Their aim is to provide treatments, many founded on some of the oldest medical traditions, that give remarkable results, while at the same time supporting the entire person; mind, body and spirit. They take pride in providing a clean, nurturing environment that engages all the senses into relaxation, therefore allowing the body to unwind, restore its balance and return to a state of well being.

Daydreams Day Spa || Brandon, FL

About Daydreams Day Spa: In 1999, a young and ambitious skin care therapist sought to create a new spa environment; one where guests could come to decompress, be pampered, and receive the highest quality skin, massage, and nail treatments in a quiet and intimate setting.  The concept of a stand-alone day spa, entirely free of a hair salon, soon caught fire.

Loyal clientele was rapidly built, and in 2006, DayDreams expanded to a second location at the Lakeland Town Center Mall.  Although the company has grown over the years, its core philosophy has always stayed the same: (1) provide the highest level of guest experience; (2) scout and retain the area’s most professional and knowledgeable massage, skin care, and nail therapists; and (3) provide therapeutic treatments that use all-natural, high-end products that deliver real, scientifically-backed results.


Hi, I'm Paul, I'm a travel writer and I love everything about the salt life. I grew up in the northeast, but we visited family in Florida often ... and I was hooked! I've been writing about the Sunshine State for two decades. I enjoy helping travelers find the best places to stay, to eat, and to play in Florida.

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