Originally published in Dayspa
Need to Know: Part of the posh Eau Palm Beach Resort, Eau Spa comprises 42,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor areas accented with whimsical contemporary water features and lush foliage. Amenities encompass 19 treatment rooms; male and female steam rooms, saunas and oversized Jacuzzis; and a recently renovated pedicure area with bespoke chairs and creative artwork. Thanks to its decidedly social ambiance—encapsulated by an up-tempo soundtrack and dog-friendly policy—the beachfront facility attracts an affluent local clientele.
Noteworthy: With a philosophy of “Pause, Play and Perfect,” Eau Spa manages to strike a balance between wellness and frivolity. Spa director Catherine Warren explains, “We invite our customers to find happiness and play here: It’s a fairytale atmosphere where people can really enjoy themselves and indulge.” Upon checking in, guests float a candle in the Wishing Well before heading to the Eau Zone relaxation lounge. The tranquil 7,000-square-foot Self Centered Garden features a fountain, waterfalls and dipping pools, plus cabanas where select aromatherapy services take place. Private garden villas come with outdoor patios, soaking tubs and waterfall showers, reflecting the Floridian art of sublime relaxation.
Signature Services: The Queen of Hearts package (180 min./$475 per person; $950 per couple) includes a body scrub, relaxing soak during which cupcakes and champagne are served, massage and facial. Another popular offering is the 19th Hole ($630)—four hours of pampering that incorporate a back polish, deep tissue massage, manicure or pedicure, facial treatment, traditional shave, scalp massage and haircut. Among the more recent menu additions: Give Thai a Try (90-120 min./$320-$415), whereby the therapist performs a massage while moving the guest’s body into a variety of yoga positions.