A Fort Lauderdale gem with great views

11 Treatment Rooms

From The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, the magic of this exciting city spreads out before you. At this resort, you’ll have dramatic panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and the emerging “new” Fort Lauderdale between them.   

Yet despite the shiny new skyline, and the world’s second-largest cruise port adjacent to it, The Ritz-Carlton spa gets its inspiration not from the future, but from the past.

Long before the glamorous shopping areas and the restaurants and the attractions, this land was inhabited by Native American tribes who could trace their residence here back many centuries. And it’s from those native people that the spa draws its inspiration and its emphasis on natural elements and treatments.

Outside the large windows of the spa is a world of things to do and experience. But inside them, you’ll find only a world of tranquility, soothing sounds and sensations.   

Our Highlights

• Down below is a vibrant city, and a beach to which people come from all over the world. But in the comforting ambience of the spa, there’s a mood of soothing relaxation, designed to enhance the senses and leave behind the stresses of everyday life.

• The Ritz-Carlton spa uses the prestigious ESPA line of body, face and skin products, each are 99 percent organic.

• The Fort Lauderdale spa incorporates the botanically inspired practices of the area’s earlier residents into some treatments, like the popular Cleansing Ceremony.

• Inspired by the gorgeous sea vistas, the Intuitive Ocean treatment harnesses the benefits of your natural surroundings, incorporating marine mud and sea salt exfoliation to leave your skin feeling refreshed.

• Mix your own scrubs, encompassing essences such as lavender or peppermint, and various lotions and oils. Take your creation home with you as a luxurious and fragrant souvenir.

Things to Know

• You can begin the relaxation process by loosening up your body in a yoga class in the adjacent fitness center (if you can take your eyes away from the views).

• With 20 years of experience as a spa director, The Ritz-Carlton’s Norman Sarmiento is an expert at creating stress-relieving experiences.

• There’s a state-of-the-art gym near the spa/salon on the seventh floor, where you can work up a sweat while you work out the kinks.

The Treatments

• Achieve total calm with the aromatic Rebalancing Citrus Spring experience. The 80-minute treatment includes a full-body sugar and mandarin oil scrub and a hot stone massage to calm the mind and revitalize the skin. 

• If you've spent all day chasing little ones on the beach, opt for the Sole Reviver massage. Focusing solely on the legs and feet, this blissful treat not only alleviates aches but also relaxes and restores body and mind.

• When you get a personalized wrap, choose from detoxifying algae or warm marine muds to refresh the skin — enjoy a scalp massage with both.

• The Men’s Massage is the ultimate male escape, and an elixir for tired muscles. This treatment involves a facial and a body massage using heated stones.

The Facilities

• The luxury spa has 11 treatment rooms (including a couples suite), glass-and-wood steam and sauna rooms, a full-service hair and nail salon and a boutique where you can purchase some of the products you’ve just experienced.

• The spa was renovated in 2015, with enhancements to the look, the equipment, the products and the ambience.

• Marble flooring in the locker rooms and serene works of art create a luxurious atmosphere from beginning to end.

• Take your massage to the next level by booking your treatment in one of the private oceanfront cabanas.