Wellness and Spa Experiences in the Florida Keys
Throughout the Florida Keys, visitors may find that not only do calm waters and soothing skies enhance the quality of a Keys vacation, but the availability of beauty, health and wellness therapies round out a life-changing experience, inside and out. In virtually any area of the Keys are rejuvenating day spas, massage therapies, yoga classes or alternative healing treatments for any traveler, whether you are on vacation solo, sharing a romantic couple’s getaway, a girlfriends’ weekend, pre-wedding bridal party treat or looking to reconnect mind, body and spirit.
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
Pilates is a proven effective method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. These exercises concurrently involve one’s body and mind to the purpose of improving posture, restoring muscular tone and correcting muscular imbalance. At Key Largo’s Pilates In Paradise take a holistic approach to overall wellness with private and public classes. 98840 Overseas Highway, #1, Key Largo (305) 453-0801. www.pilatesinparadise.net/
In Islamorada, KPJ Yoga offers traditional Ashtanga yoga for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. One of the best ways to learn is through one of their Mysore or Guided Classes, normally scheduled every day except Tuesdays. All levels of yogis are welcome. Contact Stacey at 305-942-6624 or drop by for a class schedule and browse the boutique with yoga lifestyle attire. KPJ Yoga, 83230 Overseas Highway (MM 83.2), Islamorada (305) 664-9006.
The Middle Keys
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
For those seeking yoga on the sea, Marathon’s Spirit Snorkeling offers a sunset Ananda yoga cruise aboard Namaste, a 34-foot Coral Island Power Catamaran whose 24-foot width makes it extremely stable and comfortable. An inhale fills participants’ lungs with soft ocean-filtered air while an exhale blends into the glistening surface of the Atlantic Ocean. www.spiritsnorkeling.net/
Bodies in Motion has a mission for health-minded individuals to “keep moving” with yoga, fitness and flexibility classes as well as bodywork and massage therapy. A regular schedule of beginner and advanced yoga classes, with private Cranial Release Technique sessions and massages are available by appointment. Bodies in Motion, 6363 Oversease Highway, Marathon (305) 292-2331. http://www.bodiesinmotiononline.com/
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Jody Gay, licensed massage therapist specializing in therapeutic massage. Located at 29842 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, inside the “Out of the Blue Gallery & Gifts” store. For appointments call (305) 872-4990.
Spa Terre provides Little Palm Island Resort a treatment menu that brings together beauty know-how from around the world: all on a secluded island just off the coast of Little Torch Key Indian and Thai rituals to calm, restore, energize and beautify. Inquire about the All Thai-ed Up Spa Package using Florida Keys native papaya and tamarind to purify, smooth and soften skin. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, 28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key (305) 515-3028.
T’ai Chi classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Contact Katherine Vaccaro
In Key West, two favorites are Shakti Yoga and Yoga on the Beach. Shakti Yoga provides vinyasa, hatha, anusara, restorative and kids yoga classes with multiple choices daily. Yoga on the Beach invites participants to connect to their inner peace in the beauty of nature’s rhythms, with classes held daily November through May at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and yearlong classes at Southernmost on the Beach.
Jala Spa at the Hyatt Resort is named after the Sanskrit word for ‘water’ and visitors can relax to treatments inspired by the ocean waves. Jala Spa also contributes to Reef Relief, a coral preservation organization. 601 Front Street, Key West (305) 809-4080
These are some of my favorite experiences this week in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share your favorite experiences with us in the comments section of our blog…
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