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The Standard Spa
40 Island Ave., Venetian Islands
Whether you’re lounging on the heated marble steps of the enormous, coed Turkish-style hammam, sipping fresh-pressed green juice while the ocean glitters before you, doing serious yoga or Pilates—or all three plus an astrology reading and a pedicure—a few hours here takes you far, far away from everyday stress. Located inside the Standard, the spa is a sleekly modern ashram combined with a sybaritic retreat. The incredible facials include crystal-infused masks, essential oils, lymphatic drainage massages, and more.
The Standard Spa Miami
40 Island Ave., Venetian Islands
Whether you’re lounging on the heated marble steps of the enormous, coed Turkish-style hammam, sipping fresh-pressed green juice while the ocean glitters before you, doing serious yoga or Pilates, or all three plus an astrology reading and a pedicure, a few hours here truly takes you out of the everyday. Located inside the Standard, the spa's sleekly modern ashram meets sybaritic retreat has everything. Within the hammam, there are shiny metal tubs for individual pretreatment baths; beyond that, there's a Roman-style waterfall hot tub, a mud lounge, a Finnish sauna, an infinity pool, and an arctic plunge. There’s every sort of massage and facial, plus goopier options, like crystal-infused masks, biopuncture, and workshops on hypnocoaching, sound healing, crystal healing, and more. The food couldn’t be healthier or more delicious, and the on-an-island setting is about as gorgeous as it gets. Photos: Adrian Gaut.
Standard Hotel
40 Island Ave., Venetian Islands
On Belle Isle, close enough to the buzz of South Beach to feel connected but not in the thick of it, this Standard has something of a cult following among New Yorkers craving a forty-eight-hour antidote for winter blues. At the wonderfully ’60s-style property, the emphasis is on communal relaxation: There are outdoor soaking tubs, a ninety-degree hammam, a cedar sauna. Rooms are spare, in true Standard fashion, but you’ll likely spend most of your time exploring the property anyway. (Plan ahead: Some rooms have claw-foot tubs on the patio.) There’s a pretty regular roster of classes on tap, too—if you’re up early enough, we recommend a sunrise yoga session or the sunset standup paddle boarding. Note that the Standard is adults-only.
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