Certified green. Organic. Fair trade. Natural. These words pop up a lot at Angelic Moon Holistic Day Spa, where even the lights are ecofriendly: a combination of solar lighting and compact fluorescent bulbs illuminate the studio, which is sheathed in VOC-free paint and maintained with botanical cleaning products. Native plants, instead of invasive species, greet you at the door. Spa goers snuggle into towels made from organic cotton and bamboo, and recline on repurposed furniture. Treatments are designed to release stress, restore balance, and resurrect greatness. They include facials, massages, and some unexpected services, such as hypnosis and reiki.
Inside Salon Blanco, stylists expertly clip and color hair for men, women, and children. But the laid-back salon is more than just a hair enterprise: its menu includes a slew of beauty-boosting services, including mani-pedis, airbrush tans, and waxing.
When it comes to beauty, South Beach Hair by Lily Rose has all of the bases covered. Most of the salon's signature services focus on hair, and the most popular options range from trendy haircuts to curl-taming Brazilian Blowouts. But don't overlook the rest of the menu, which includes brightening facials, airbrush makeup, and manicures.
When it started in 1999, Skin Renewal Systems Medical Spa was a one-room practice offering facials and microdermabrasions. Over the years, however, it grew its facilities, staff, and range of treatments. Now, in one suite within the Heritage Square Shopping Center, the med spa offers services like injectables and permanent makeup, while an aesthetician and a massage therapist relax clients and improve their appearances from the inside out. In the other suite, hairstylists offer a raft of salon services, and nail technicians perform mani-pedis in private rooms.
A tranquil oasis featuring organic and natural products, Driftwood Spa channels serenity and escape into every sweep of a massage therapist’s hand or lather of a nourishing scrub. Therapists offer massages for the stressed, the tense, and the expecting, as well as extravagant treatments that compound relaxing muscle work with organic, cold-pressed oils and extra-fine sea salt. To bring a touch of nourishment and a burst of radiance to the skin, the staff administers exotic body wraps—crushed grape seeds and Dead Sea mud are a few ingredients they use during uplifting treatments that leave spirits refreshed and skin radiant and supple.
Marco Island–the largest of southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands–lies near the western border of the Everglades, one of the largest wetlands in the world. About 30 miles east of the hotel, this subtropical ecosystem supports a diverse population of endangered species, including the American crocodile, leatherback turtle, and Florida panther. Airboat tours cut through acres of wispy sawgrass, allowing up-close views of swamp things. Marco Island features a beautiful crescent shoreline that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico. Located three miles from the hotel, Tigertail Beach offers a quiet stretch of white sands, picturesque dunes, and tidal lagoons. There are countless inlets, rivers, and smaller clusters of islands surrounding Marco Island, making it a great spot to boat and fish. A small fleet of local charter boats ply the waters for snapper, snook, and grouper. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.