The Best Spa Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

Those hunting sun, sea and spas are spoilt for choice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Those hunting sun, sea and spas are spoilt for choice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Courtesy of The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hollywood / Expedia
Christy Taylor

Visitors flock to Fort Lauderdale in Florida for the pristine white sandy beaches, azure blue ocean water, and year-round sunny weather. After a long day of swimming in the sun, retire to one of these resort hotels and take in a decadent spa treatment while looking out over the white-foam topped waves of the Atlantic.

1. Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A blue hotel pool overlooking the ocean
Courtesy of Pelican Grand Beach Resort / Expedia

Smell the salty breeze and admire the uninterrupted Atlantic Ocean views at this grand beachside property. The coastal-chic rooms come with views of Fort Lauderdale or the ocean, sitting areas, rainfall showers, and lush pillow-top bedding. Unwind in the serene Pure rooftop spa with its gorgeous ocean views from the indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, which use natural products by Maria Akerberg. The fitness centre has a full selection of state-of-the-art equipment, such as ellipticals and rowers.

2. Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Spa Hotel, Resort, Chain Hotel

White sun loungers with towels, next to a light blue swimming pool

Located on a golden strip of private beach less than a 10-minute drive from the lively restaurants and shops of Los Olas Boulevard, is the Marriott Harbor Beach. After a day soaking up the Florida sun in the lagoon pool, recharge with a dusk yoga class or a workout in the fully equipped gym. Those preferring a slower pace might want to design a custom body scrub at the Scrub Bar, take in a Thai massage, or loosen up in the steam room.

3. The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

A wood-panelled sauna with towels
Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale / Expedia

The Ritz is a name synonymous with luxury. This full-service spa is no exception, with offerings such as the indulgent intuitive ocean treatment, which uses sea salts to exfoliate the skin and finishes with a warm marine mud wrap. Take a dip in the ocean-view pool and maybe splash out on a private cabana. The elegant neutral-toned rooms have private balconies to appreciate the ocean or views of the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as marble baths, waffle robes, and goose-down pillows.

5. Margaritaville Beach Resort, Hollywood Beach

Spa Hotel, Resort, Hotel

A dip pool with four loungers in a quiet, white room
Courtesy of Margaritaville Beach Resort, Hollywood Beach / Expedia

A 25-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale is the vibrant Margaritaville. There’s tons of fun to have with eight restaurants, two pools, and a resort shop. After a day of activity, pamper yourself at the St Somewhere Spa with treatments using aromatic tropical elements. The Coconut Body Bliss polishes your skin with a coconut oil crystal exfoliation and rejuvenates with a decadent facial and foot massage. Afterwards, relax in gender-specific lounges or the co-ed wet lounge with a hot tub.

6. The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood

Resort, Hotel

Massage beds in a relaxing white room with a view of the blue ocean

The upscale Diplomat is a 30-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale. The spacious, modern rooms have large windows with views over the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. The oceanfront Diplomat Spa and Wellness Retreat will soothe your body and mind with treatments like the vegan and organic Holistic Hydration Facial, or detoxify in the eucalyptus steam room or sauna. The impressive two-story fitness centre features an elevated cardio deck, weekly fitness classes, and yoga on the beach.

7. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Spa Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

The sauna at Conrad Fort Lauderdale, shelves packed with products
Courtesy of Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach / Expedia

The lavish Conrad is an all-suite resort, each with a balcony and kitchen, four refined on-site restaurants, and an outdoor pool with views of the ocean. At the serene Conrad Spa, choose a signature experience like the Sea Spa escape, or have the trained beauty therapists tailor one specifically to meet your needs. The sixth-floor fully equipped fitness centre is open 24/7, or take advantage of the sunrise beach yoga and complimentary cruiser bicycles.

8. W Fort Lauderdale

Spa Hotel, Luxury, Hotel

The entrance to the spa at W Fort Lauderdale
Courtesy of W Fort Lauderdale / Expedia

The stylish W has several options to focus on wellness. Hop on a Beach Cruiser for a ride while admiring the sea views, or start your day with Beach Bootcamp or Sunrise Yoga on the shoreline. The 24/7 FIT gym has free weights, workout equipment, bikes, treadmills, complimentary towels, and bottled water. Start your experience at the vivid Away Spa with a healthy Bright Elixir shot. Along with facials and massages, the spa offers a Glam Station, Quick Fix Massage Booth, manicure bar, and pedicure station.

9. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa


A blue swimming pool at the Atlantic Hotel, overlooking a golden beach and the ocean

The spacious condo-style rooms at the Atlantic come as Studios or Suites with kitchenettes, pillow-top beds, ergonomic work desks, plush robes, and luxurious soaking tubs. The airy European-style Spa Atlantic uses deluxe Babor products for treatments such as the Hydrate and Plump Facial, or a detoxifying Mud Wrap. Unwind in the sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge, or hot tub afterwards. Take in a delicious meal at the Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery and then sip on cocktails at the fifth-floor pool terrace SKY Bar.

10. Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A massage bed at the Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Set on a 500ft private beach, the classic Lago Mar, with its homey rooms, has been run by the Banks family for sixty years. Families will love the large oceanside pool, children’s playground, live entertainment, and games such as tennis, basketball, foosball, and beach volleyball. Parents will appreciate the European-style spa; the Fiji Coconut Hot Oil Scalp Massage is a pleasant deep-conditioning treatment, while the Anti-Aging Caviar Facial will leave your skin revitalised.

For more options in Fort Lauderdale, book one of the best luxury hotels now on Culture Trip.

landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

Edit article