Take a breather from the Daytona spring break parties, boardwalk amusements and car racing events to relax in a top Daytona Beach spa hotel with massages and beauty treatments.
A visit to Daytona Beach doesn’t have to be all about spring break parties or world-famous car races. Florida’s most iconic seaside haunt is home to a range of spa hotels, offering the perfect retreat from all the Daytona madness. Book yourself a soothing massage and enjoy saunas, jacuzzis and beauty treatments at one of these top spa hotels in Daytona Beach.
Golfers will love this sporty resort, home to two award-winning golf courses, just north of Daytona Beach. Its spa has a signature Golfer-Sage massage that focuses on easing painful golfing muscles. Indeed, many of the treatments, including scrubs and coconut stone massages, soothe with thalassotherapy products that are rich with sea minerals. Hammock Beach’s swanky condos have up to four bedrooms, garden tubs and balconies with golf-course views.
Everything is music-themed at the beachfront Hard Rock Hotel, including the spa with its one-of-a-kind Rhythm and Motion massages, where therapists work in sync with amplified bass vibrations. Then there’s the Rock-On river stone massage, full-body cleanses and facials. Elsewhere, expect in-suite music tailored to your personal tastes, rock memorabilia and a guitar-shaped pool with underwater speakers.
This intimate adult-only resort, set on peaceful Flagler Beach 30 minutes north of Daytona, is the ideal place for a pamper break. The spa has bubbling hot tubs and hydrotherapy pools, plus private treatment rooms where you can indulge in massages, facials, body wraps and beauty treatments. Continue relaxing in your own chic suite with a private jet tub and soak up the sun by two outdoor pools, one of which is of the heated mineral variety.
The Plaza, a Daytona Beach icon from 1909, boasts a grand façade, speakeasy bar and prime location near the pier. The hotel’s Ocean Waters Spa is Daytona’s largest and comes with saunas, 16 treatment rooms and a menu of over 30 treatments. These include dual couple’s massages, deep-sea mud wraps and exfoliating facials. Follow your spa session with a glass of champagne in the Utopia Room or by the resort pool.
Book yourself a customised spa treatment at The Shores Resort, just off Atlantic Avenue, which has a focus on holistic wellness and natural ingredients. Start with a ritual bath and scrub using herbs and minerals, and finish with a milk and honey wrap. Massages use a blend of essential oils and traditional Balinese and Chinese techniques. This acclaimed resort also offers cabana rooms, beachside fire cauldrons, and a generous pool and hot tub.
Taking the family to Daytona Beach? The Hilton Oceanfront Resort has great kids’ facilities, including activity clubs and splash pools. This means there’s plenty of opportunity for adults to enjoy some spa time, while there’s even a special menu for teens. Using decadent Pevonia Botanica products, treatments include Swedish and deep-tissue massages. To top it off, the resort is set right on the beach and has multiple pools and seven restaurants.
Treatments at the oasis-themed Riverview Spa include use of their mineral and therapeutic waterfall pools. As well as conventional massages, you can book in for microdermabrasion and sea-inspired packages. Try the Salt Glow, which features a pineapple-papaya salt mouse, before enjoying an aromatic soak and moisturising body balm. The Riverview Hotel is located 30 minutes south of Daytona, between the Indian River and New Smyrna Beach. It dates back to 1885 when it served as a hunting and fishing lodge.