Miami Beach is the perfect getaway for a health and wellness break. Not only for sitting on the beach or poolside, but for also taking the initiative to enhance your workout and/or wellness routines. Singles, getaways with friends, and families looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle and finally take some time to recharge and get in shape for the summer will find everything they need in sun-kissed Miami Beach. From an indulgent and detoxing waterfront spa treat to some locally-sourced healthy and tasty eats, the city is gifting all guests with endless options of wellness retreats to fill vacations with some much needed unplugging and recharging.
Play Where You Stay: Hotel & Resort Packages
Carillon Miami Beach | Lounging luxuriously on Miami’s largest stretch of private beachfront, Carillon’s 150 all-suite enclave features one of Florida’s most innovative and integrative destination for the best in spa, health and wellness. The spa here is mind-blowing, so enjoy!
- Spring Renewal Packages: This is available for either 4 Nights or 2 Nights, which include suite accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, one juice per day at the juice bar, and revitalizing wellness services.
- #FitFamily Hotel Package: This features family rock-wall challenges, active kids sports events, four sparkling pools, spacious suites and a world-class spa for parents.
- Executive Health Package: This includes consultation with personal nurses, EHP physicians and Life Management therapist; extensive diagnostic testing, etc.
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The Palms Hotel & Spa Miami Beach | Let The Palms welcome you with genuine service and laid-back sophistication at their serene oceanfront resort, set in the heart of Miami Beach. Soul-reviving AVEDA spa experiences, natural gourmet cuisine at Essensia and elegant tropical interiors, all inspired by the beautiful nature surrounding this sanctuary, where green practices, health- and family-friendliness are at the center of each guest experience.
- Do Good – Feel Good Package: This allows the nature-minded eco-warriors to take a “green” vacation at the Palms Hotel & Spa, which includes a $50 spa credit per person, 3 hour beach cleanup, paddle board lesson & tour.
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Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort | This upscale oceanfront hotel with a glamorous pool scene is a 10-minute drive from Lincoln Road’s upscale shopping. This legendary epicenter of classic and modern glamour on Miami Beach is always filled with fantastic experiences in the area, along with a luxurious spa, amazing dining, and a pool scene worthy of the buzz.
- Spa Serenity Escape: Indulge and achieve inner peace with this package, which features daily breakfast served in the new Nobu Restaurant, two 50-minute spa treatments, and unlimited fitness and yoga classes.
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1 Hotel & Homes South Beach | 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach features not only a whopping 2,600-square-foot facility, but also a 54-SoulCycle bike studio, calling for all Soul Cycle fanatics. The spa, eco-friendly atmosphere and inventive dining make it a great place to call home while working on your health and wellness goals.
- Spring Equinox Package: This package includes daily breakfast for two at the popular Beachcraft restaurant and two fresh pressed juices by Nativ Made, which pairs perfectly with the amazing health, fitness and wellness opportunities available to guests.
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Food For Thought: Dining Options
Normandy Isle Farmers Market: Arrive early for organic fruits and veggies from Florida’s little known farm district, the Redlands. Aside from some of the freshest (and most exotic!) produce, the market also has ready-to-eat homemade Peruvian ceviche, empanadas, artisan breads and smoothies. [9am-4pm on Saturdays at Normandy Isle Fountain | 7802 Rue Vendome]
Caviar Russe: This New York City favorite is now available in Miami, and is always an amazing dining experience. After all, you’re in Miami, so you deserve to splurge on yourself and savor a delicious meal that is worthy of the Caviar Russe’s name and prestigious reputation! [1441 Brickell Avenue | (305) 902.6969]
GO-GO Fresh Food: This hidden gem on Alton Road has a cult following among locals with a menu of its signature salads, homemade soups, etc. [926 Alton Road | (305) 673.3137]
27 Restaurant and Bar: With a welcoming communal atmosphere, 27 utilizes the freshest local ingredients and highest-quality produce available, including fresh fish, shellfish, choice meats, and local produce – much of it grown on the property’s onsite garden. [2727 Indian Creek Drive | (305) 531.2727]
Make The Most of Miami: Spa & Wellness Options
Free Miami Yoga Classes offered by The One Yoga Foundation at the South Pointe Park in South Beach, and by Third Street Beach Yoga at the lifeguard stand at 3rd street off Ocean Drive.
DecoBike lets you tour the city-island on two wheels courtesy of the City’s official bike-sharing program.
South Beach Kayak is a family run operation offering kayak and standup paddleboard rentals in Biscayne Bay. Paddle around the Venetian Islands and take a dip at Flagler Memorial Island for a fun-filled afternoon on the water.
The Standard Spa Miami Beach is a hip destination offering a daily yoga schedule, as well as workshops on all aspects of health and wellness. For a different kind of Friday night, consider the weekly H2Om class at 8 p.m. with a rotating roster of guest teachers, as well as live music, and access to the Standard’s famous hamam and spa.
Our Must-Do Picks: Unique Opportunities
The Underline: The Underline is a planned 10-mile urban trail, linear park and living art destination that will span from the Miami River, north of Brickell Metrorail station, to Dadeland South. The Underline project will feature dedicated bike and pedestrian paths, amenities, art, lighting, native vegetation as well as safety features and improvements at road crossings. The Underline will be built in phases, the first of which will begin in the Brickell-area. For more information on the current offerings, and the impressive future of this area, visit their site. www.theunderline.org
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Kukuwa Fitness: Get ready to explore Africa without a passport and learn to move muscles you didn’t know you had! KUKUWA® African Dance Workout is not only a workout, its an education and journey, one experiences each time they move their BOOMBSEY®. The workout has you immediately moving your arms, waist, legs and hips to a blend of Central, East, South, West, and North African rhythms. It will take you on an exotic African Expedition pumping FUN through your veins, burning crazy calories and sweating buckets. KUKUWA® African Dance energy adds living flavor to your workout, nourishing body, mind, spirit and soul. You can burn up to 1000 calories within one 60 min Kukuwa® class. It is open to all dance fitness levels. Classes are available throughout Miami, including House of Movement [1900 Brickell Avenue | (305) 200.5911], Belly Motions Studios [8235 S. Dixie Hwy | (305) 663.1553], or you can even call them directly at (703) 307.3918 to setup private workshops and groups. www.KukuwaFitness.com
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