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Devote some time to pampering yourself and your other half by squeezing a spa day in between wedding planning (or making it a highlight of your honeymoon). You'll be in the right hands for a couples' treatment at one of these five Miami spas that are heavy on the romance and also know how to throw in a surprise or two.
When it comes to water treatments Hotel Victor, next to the former Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive, serves up one hot tub sexier than the next. Opt for a king suite with an infinity-edge Jacuzzi tub while sudsing up with Gilchrist & Soames products or go for the beachview bungalow with your own outdoor rain shower. After indulging in some alone time, head down to Spa V to continue with the water theme in the Vichy Shower Room or with a couples' treatment performed on the marble bed in the private hammam.
Thompson Miami Beach
A couples' massage is already intimate enough, but throw in a private bungalow and you have an instant recipe for romance. At the Thompson's tenth floor open-air spa, there are just six of these rooms scattered around a colorful garden terrace that will wash away any lingering stress in no time. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
A destination in itself, The Standard Spa on Belle Isle is one of the sexiest places in Miami. Take a bath in your al fresco patio tub or if you'd like to be a bit more exhibitionist, head to the clothing-optional section of the hotel lawn for mud treatments that you can rinse off in outdoor baths. After sweating it out in the spa's hammam, soak up some Florida sunshine over lunch at the Lido Restaurant overlooking the bay where you just may see dolphins jumping nearby.
The Setai is oozing with romance at every turn, from the moment you walk through the serenity pond-lined nooks in the courtyard all the way to the oceanview suites, but it's the spa here that's the real star. While you could take one of the THÉMAÉ treatments in your room, the spa is just as romantic, with options for two from holistic hammam ceremonies to Asian-inspired massages with views of the water.
Acqualina Resort & Spa
The Sunny Isles Hotel is a haven for honeymooners and definitely knows how to pull out all the stops when it comes to romance. The ESPA spa can craft a tailored journey for newlyweds that takes place in your very own private spa suite, complete with a steam shower for two and lunch. After a day of being pampered, the VIP treatment continues with a candlelit dinner beachfront under the stars. Read real brides' reviews here!