Lapis Spa is a tropical wonderland of spa goodness located in the Fontainebleau resort in Miami, Florida. This adults only (18 years and over) luxury spa is exactly what I needed recently. Lapis spa has been on my spa wish list for awhile, so when I unexpectedly ended up in Miami, it was too good to pass up. Much to my delight, I was able to reserve a same day Saturday appointment.I really needed spa time so I gave myself a quick tour, taking a few photos and videos, then I got down to the business of relaxing.
The spa is gorgeous! The spa is located entirely inside, with large windows for natural light and palm trees in view.
The Ladies only area includes the lockers, showers, refreshments, multiple relaxation rooms, whirlpools, sauna, steam room, and rain tunnel.
I was not impressed with the rain tunnel, until I walked through to access the steam room. Warm water rains down in gentle pressure as you walk through, or just stand and enjoy the utter perfection of the experience. I closed my eyes and lost myself for a moment in the sound of the rainfall and the absolute simplicity of the experience.
The enormous mineral pool is four feet deep with a bench on one side with back jets. Several couples relaxed in this wonderful co-ed experience. The pool is slightly warmed, yet refreshing. The photo simply does not do justice to the beauty of the mineral pool.
The spa was filled with cozy couples in the mineral pool, groups of ladies enjoying the perfect weekend retreat, and plenty of road weary singles like me. It was easy to find a quiet spot all to myself to rest and relax during my visit. Spa attendants replenished towels, refreshments, and there was a quiet energy of constant upkeep as if they suddenly knew when a dirty towel was left and it was whisked away seconds later.
I reserved the 80 minute Triple Cleanse Facial. I made the tough decision to only book one treatment and enjoy the facilities due to my limited time. My next visit, I will plan for at least a half day at the spa for multiple services and enjoy the full indoor facilities as well as more beach time.
The treatment was excellent. A brief conversation on my normal routine and the recent stress was the only conversation needed. The bags under my eyes and dehydrated skin provided more details on my facial needs than any words could convey. The table was adjusted for ultimate comfort as the steam went to work on opening my pores and beginning the treatment.
During the facial, a thick moisturizing mask was applied and I enjoyed the added bonus of foot and hand massage while it worked its magic and turned from liquid to solid and finally peeled away. At the end, I felt rejuvenated and my skin was glowing. The bags under my eyes were gone, and the deep lines of worry were erased from my face.
Outdoor pools and beach access
Access to the outdoor pools, bars, and beach are included for spa guests. The spa bracelet provided at check in allowed me to walk past the security to the pools and white sand of Miami beach. I enjoyed a post-treatment walk alone along the beach boardwalk just before sunset.
I missed out on spending any real time in the outdoor pools, or even a drink in the poolside bars due to my compressed time schedule. However, the anxiety that followed me into the spa, was left at the bottom of the rain tunnel, and blown away by the gentle breeze from the beach.
Overall, my biggest regret is that I did not have enough time to really enjoy all of the amenities and services offered at Lapis Spa.