The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes

The Spa at Ritz Carlton Orlando

Facing another day of marathon theme park rides and shows, your family may have reached the point where a mutiny is being whispered around the breakfast table. We’ve all been there.

Fortunately, Orlando offers plenty of diverse choices to sooth your body, recharge your batteries and to reconnect with yourself.

Orlando's luxury resorts offer a variety of spa treatments and diverse experiences to rejuvenate your senses. Visit Orlando's team of relaxation experts (it's a tough job) has chosen our top 10 spas you should discover on your dream vacation in Orlando.

#1.  Blue Harmony Spa at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort

This full-service spa provides a variety of treatments in its indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, including massages, facials and manicures with signature products infused with filtered seawater for optimal results. They also offer a vegan nail line, Spa Ritual.

#2.  Mandara Spa at Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel and at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Enjoy world-class pampering that blends exotic Balinese and Indonesian healing traditions with North American influences. There's also a special massage just for the Mother-to-Be and a special Sports Massage to ease overly active bodies.  Red Rice, Jasmine Cempak and Ylang Ylang are some of the exotic elements used during traditional body cleansings.

#3.  Mokara Spa at ChampionsGate

Ranked No. 8 on Conde Nast Traveler's list of 2010 Top Spa Hotels in North America, Mokara Spa offers a restorative spa experience in a serene, relaxing atmosphere. Located at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, the spa features signature services and traditional treatments for women, men and teens. The Dilo Rescue Wrap boasts the Exotic Dilo Nut Oil, which is recommended to assist in healing for skin irritations, sunburns and dull, dry skin.

#4. The Spa

Located in College Park, just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando, The Spa provides massage, waxing, nail, skin care and body treatments. They also boast a locker room, showers, Dermalogica Skin Bar, outside cabana area with hot tub, and even a sleep room — not to mention a food menu with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

#5.  The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes

Enjoy this 40,000-square-foot (3,600-square-meter) pampering palace featuring 40 treatment rooms, private heated outdoor pool, Carita salon, boutique and café. The Eco-Rooftop Hammock treatment is enjoyed fully clothed at the private green rooftop sanctuary.  Guests are also encouraged to custom select their herbs, oils and sugar or salt with the help of the Spa Butler at the Scrub Bar. This spa was most recently rated number two on TripAdvisor's Top 10 Hotel Spas in the U.S.

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#6.  Senses at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This newly remodeled spa blends the resort's turn-of-the-century elegance with modern touches - plus a dash of Disney whimsy.  All the senses are engaged throughout the 15 treatment rooms and relaxation areas with flavorful and soothing elixirs, color variations in lighting, and orchestral music harmonizing with the treatment selected.      

#7.  The Spa at Orlando World Center Marriott

This spa allows guests to escape the stress of everyday life with the World Center Personalized Pressure Massage, which is customized for a guest's specific needs.  The signature massage "Around the World in Eighty Minutes" leaves visitors relaxed, de-stressed and feeling as if they had a full vacation in just eighty minutes time. In addition, there's the unique Revitalizing Rain Treatment, which features a rain-like stream of water positioned over the reflex pathways on the back.

#8.  The Spa at Rosen Centre Hotel

Relaxation begins for mind, body and soul through a variety of facial, massage and body pampering treatments. One signature service is the Phyto-Marine Wrap, an aromatic, herbal, cocoon-like wrap that uses nourishing clay and essential oils to relax and alleviate stress.

#9.  The Spa at Shingle Creek

Developed in harmony with its natural surroundings, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Signature treatments such as the Everglades Scrub and Body Wrap and the Orange Blossom Facial with Native Tea Peel draw on the restorative powers of the area's indigenous fauna, incorporating maple, citrus and cedar scents to indulge guests in the warm, woodsy feel of nearby Shingle Creek.

#10.  Waldorf Astoria Spa

This 24,000-square-foot (2,230-square-meter) spa includes 22 indoor rooms and six private outdoor treatment areas, in addition to a relaxation lounge and full-service beauty salon.  The Diamond Body treatment involves precious stones and gold-enriched creams for a truly decadent experience.

More Noteworthy Spas

The Spa at Four Seasons Orlando

Inspired by the nearby Florida Everglades, The Spa at Four Seasons is a tranquil escape that under the watchful eye of Spa Director Derek Hofmann, rolls out the red carpet for every guest. The Spa offers advanced aesthetic services, beautiful body therapies and fitness programs all designed to help you look and feel your best. In the Salon, expert hair and nail care are available, and Magical Moments delight little princesses and knights alike.

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