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City view of miami at night

Miami is an amazing and diverse place! These Luxury Travel Consultants have explored the trendy Brickell area, the local Miami food and arts scene, as well as, South Beach and its robust nightlife. So, as our last installment of Five-Star Travel in Miami; we are turning inward to celebrate self-care! There is no better place than Miami to recharge and restore your mind, body and soul. Whether you are an ancient sage, an international healing guru, best-selling author or fashion icon, the need to take care of yourself transcends your occupation or title. We invite you to breathe deeply with us as we find the best of the best hotels and spas in Miami Beach.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

The Setai

palm trees around pool with sunrise in background

We have a lot of love and affection for The Setai, a beautifully replicated eight-story art deco landmark building on Collins Avenue. Paying homage to the Asian tenets of simplicity and elegance, this South Beach gem includes 86 guestrooms and 50 suites, including a massive 10,000 square-ft. Penthouse with a rooftop pool and breathtaking 360-degree views of the ocean and Miami skyline….the perfect place for daily meditative minutes! When it comes to finding outer beauty, this hotel does not disappoint with its landscaped courtyard, three beachfront pools, white sand beach daybeds and the ultimate in luxe service. Inner beauty can be found at VALMONT for The Spa at The Setai, a serene respite from the hustle and bustle of life in general. Here you will discover spa offerings which exclusively feature Valmont spa products designed around the elements of nature. You must try The Setai Signature Master of Time Treatment, an all-encompassing, full body treatment, that includes a body exfoliation followed by a full body application of Valmont Body 24 Hour cream. While you are in a state of complete relaxation, your therapist will incorporate The Valmont exclusive Time Master Cure, targeting all aging concerns. Using four choreographed facial massages, including a specialized lifting massage, inspired by facelift surgical techniques that will leave facial muscles both toned and relaxed. The treatment then concludes with a regenerating Valmont collagen mask. The Setai has been consecutively awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2015, and was named Travel + Leisure's 2018 and 2019 World's Best No.1 Hotel Resort in Greater Miami Beach.

Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit. – Tara Brach

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

pool with red and white umbrellas and sun chairs

For stepping out of the busyness, we love Faena Hotel Miami Beach, located in the new beachfront neighborhood, The Faena District, an urban dream from visionary Alan Faena. The hotel boasts 121 suites and 58 guest rooms, Faena Butlers on each floor, a Private Screening Room, Theatre and Supper Club, and a Children’s Club, all set on beautifully landscaped grounds hosting a pool, plunge baths and a 100,000 sq. ft. Beach & Cabana Club. One whole floor of this Forbes Five-Star hotel is dedicated to Tierra Santa Healing House, a 22,000 square foot oceanfront spa sanctuary offering one-of-a-kind treatments that merge ancient South American healing techniques, indigenous ingredients, and the latest anti-aging technologies using Naturopathic and Biologique Recherche skincare lines. In addition to bespoke body treatments like Masaje con Flor Blanca, that will induce bliss and calm the nerves, and Verbena Detox, a customized healing ritual that includes dry brush and verbena exfoliation to remove toxins, Tierra Santa has truly special treatments like Pranic Healing, Palo Santo & Sound Bowls, a three part energetic purification ritual beginning with a thorough cleansing and balancing of the chakras. The body is further purified with the gentle uplifting aroma of Palo Santo smoke, a sacred tree from the east coast of South America known for its mystical healing properties. To finish the treatment, sound bowls are used to quiet the mind through vibration sound harmonics that synchronize brainwave frequencies. We love the South American, time-honored shamanic healing rituals that are combined with magical ingredients and are all ethically sourced.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. – Anne Lamott

1 Hotel South Beach

long pool with chairs and umbrellas and palm trees

Restore and rework are the ethos behind the 1 Hotels Brand, known for deriving authentic materials and inspiration from their locations. 1 Hotel South Beach is no exception, located on 600-feet of beach on the Atlantic Ocean, and is beautifully designed with reclaimed materials, living walls, and salvaged driftwood and glass, that all blend seamlessly with true luxe comfort in each of the 425 rooms and suites. From sunrise to sunset, you can center and balance 18 stories up at the 30,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck, or unplug at the Bamford Wellness Spa. The first in the United States, the Bamford Wellness Spa is devoted to nurturing the mind, body and spirit in connection with nature. Originally created by Carole Bamford in the English Countryside, individually crafted treatments use specially formulated products made from natural and organic ingredients. We love to reset and recharge our batteries with B Silent Treatment developed to improve sleep quality. Your treatment starts with a stress-reducing footbath, opening the body’s meridians and beginning the process of deep relaxation. Next, experience a full back massage followed by a series of assisted stretches and Japanese Shiatsu rocking releases to loosen the hips, unlock the lower back, and gently rotate the spine. Finally, B Silent Temple Balm is applied to the forehead and temples to prepare the body and mind for deep relaxation.

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” - Diane Von Furstenberg

The Betsy

pool deck with blue sky

We love that The Betsy is designed to be a stylish “destination with purpose” all centered on taking time to find yourself. This family-owned property, honored by Travel + Leisure as “World’s Best”, is located on the quiet end of Ocean Drive and offers 130 elegant rooms and suites with personal touches in the rooms that include art from the owner’s personal collection. Located on the rooftop Ocean Deck, is The Wellness Garden and Spa, a zen-inspired space where an Alchemist curates a custom blend of oils and essence for the indulgent treatments. In addition to holistic therapies, like a Wood Stone Ritual treatment with chilled stones, or a refreshing Coconut Hot Towel Facial, wake up to sunrise yoga on the Skyline Deck, followed by an energy cleansing ceremony that culminates with a custom massage in the Wellness Garden. We think it’ll make for a very memorable day!

WIT has very close relationships with these properties, so we can extend exclusive perks and special amenities to our clients.  Typically, you will receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, $100 or more resort credit to be utilized during your stay, room upgrade, either at the time of booking or arrival, and early check-in/late checkout, both subject to availability.

At Well Inspired Travels, we love being luxury travel consultants and creating the ultimate experiences for you.  So, pack your digital bags and follow us as we uncover exceptional luxury and wellness focused vacations.  Check-in regularly for our top five-star travel ideas and tips, and as always, we continue to stay strong WIT you!


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