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Spa-tacular! Soothing Staycations In Southwest Florida

Jun 25, 2018 08:00AM ● By Mandy Carter

Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort.

Relax. Rejuvenate. Refresh. Repeat. Spacations are a growing trend for stressed-out Americans. One of my favorite things to do at a hotel is to indulge at the spa, because I can continue relaxing in my hotel room after the treatment. It’s much better than having to face reality immediately with the drive home through traffic. 

Luckily, Southwest Florida has a number of great spas located within beautiful resorts so you can extend your relaxation into an overnight stay. Instead of spending what you would normally spend on a trip out of town, take that money and treat yourself with some pampering in our own piece of paradise. Relaxation… with no airline tickets or passport required!

If you need to get away for a few days and do nothing but relax, then consider one of these local hotels that has the perfect relaxing environment combined with a host of indulgent wellness treatments. Your only focus during this mini spacation should be on your mind, body and soul. Go beyond the ordinary weekend getaway by booking a stay with  treatments that ease the mind and nourish the spirit. 

The Ritz Carlton, Naples - Naples, FL

The 51,000-square-foot spa provides rejuvenating services along with healing steam rooms, saunas and aqua lounges. The outdoor mineral pool gives you a complete holistic experience. The hotel’s spa facilities, lounges and services are available only to registered guests, as well as Ritz-Carlton Spa members. (

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

The Esterra Spa & Salon at the Westin Cape Coral Resort offers a number of restorative services from manicures and waxings to body wraps and massages. It is conveniently located on the second floor of The Promenade Shops adjacent to the resort. Prepare to be pampered and relax. (

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

The Spa at Sanibel Harbour hosts a wide range of soothing treatments tailored to each guest’s needs in a tranquil atmosphere. The 40,000-square-foot spa includes a fitness center, 27 treatment rooms,  a bistro and boutique. (

South Seas Island Resort

The Kay Casperson Spa at South Seas on Captiva is a full-services lifestyle spa and salon with a focus on rejuvenating services that offer balance and beauty in the ideal location to disconnect and relax. Feel revived with a variety of  facials and massages. Feel beautiful with a new look: waxing, makeup application, manicure, pedicure, cut, color or blowout. (

Naples Grande Beach Resort

The Spa and Fitness Center at Naples Grande is a sanctuary dedicated to revitalizing the body in a beautiful setting. Guests are guaranteed a refreshing experience with an extensive spa menu in the 12 spacious treatment rooms, a meditation lounge, hair and nail spa, and 8,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. (

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

SpaTerre is a boutique spa with a 4,500-square-foot space at La Playa in Naples that promotes a combination of health, peace and relaxation to create a tranquil spa experience using traditional outdoor Japanese relaxation tubs. Enhancements are offered to massages and facials for an upscale treatment. Guests easily slip into a state of relaxation in the personal rooms with private balconies and in-room showers. (

'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa

The Spa at Tween Waters on Captiva provides both traditional and creative services for individuals or couples that can be enjoyed in-spa or in-room. After a fragrant body treatment and cleansing facial, you can have your hair pampered at the full-service salon. (

Make the Most of Your Spacation

  1. Book spa appointments early.
  2. Don’t eat heavily before a massage.
  3. Bathe and wash off makeup before appointment. 
  4. Arrive early to enjoy pre-treatment amenities.
  5. Bring a swimsuit with you. 
  6. Stay hydrated afterwards.
Mandy Carter is a local mom with a passion for family travel, a popular travel blogger including her own family blog at, and the managing editor for TOTI Media.