Away from the bustle of Orlando's theme parks and myriad attractions, a handful of world-class spas provide a much-needed recluse—even for those on vacation.
For the ultimate in indulgence, relax in a picturesque poolside cabana for the day at the Ritz Carlton, enjoying access to the relaxation room and lap pool, or retire inside for a dermatologist-developed facial. Likewise, escape the trappings of the day-to-day at the Waldorf Astoria's lush and contemporary spa; with 24,000 square feet of space to stretch out, visitors can embark on a Waldorf Signature Journey during a half-day package with Silk Stone massage, signature facial, and mani-pedi.
Situated in nearby Kissimee, Vivian's Spa is considered a hidden gem by many locals, and nationally certified massage therapists and licensed aestheticians pamper guests inside well-appointed rooms. Stop in for an express 35-minute spa facial or quick chair massage, or treat yourself to a Spa Serenity package for a luxurious half-day of pampering.
Staying smooth pool-side or at the beach is a must; Wax Orlando's full body waxing studio offers services for both men and women, and its estheticians use all-natural hard waxes to oust unwanted hairs everywhere from eyebrows to ankles.
For the consummate girly-girl, travel to The Beauty Spot. Its posh, pink-themed interior features magenta walls and contemporary furniture, and an adjoining boutique ensures visitors can get their shopping fix, too, if the mood strikes. The Beauty Spot's menu runs the gamut of spa services, but also offers medical-grade peels to renew and refresh skin.