The world-renowned Innisbrook Resort, best know for the PGA Valspar Championship, will now be known for something completely different; their world-class spa, The Salamander Spa.
The front entrance.
You can tell from the moment you get out of your car why it was named the the area’s best spa by USA TODAY. The setting is natural and serene, and the relaxing music coming from inside the gorgeous landscaping practically begs you to go inside.
Te moment you walk inside you can tell it’s the highest class of spas. The staff is warm and inviting, very much like the color scheme throughout the spa. You immediately feel at home and I bet the staff would treat you the same whether you bought the most expensive spa package or just window-shopped in the lobby and relaxed in front of the fireplace.
It’s evident that every detail was carefully thought out. I was immediately offered a drink upon arrival and I had the most delicious glass of champagne! It was infused with watermelon and herbs and I’m still hoping to get my hands on the recipe!
My champagne and luxurious spa robe.
The ladies’ lounge is so relaxing and comfortable. It overlooks the 12th hole of Innisbrook’s Copperhead golf course. That’s right, husbands, you can treat your wife to amazing spa day and she can still watch you golf!
The lounge also provides the perfect spa snacks.
Being healthy has never looked so gorgeous!
The lounge is also fully equipped with anything you could need; from personal care items to a spa and sauna!
Now, if that isn’t reason enough to make you want to run to the Salamander Spa, let me tell you about my spa treatment. I had the signature spa ritual and it started with the most fabulous scalp massage of my life, followed by the most comprehensive and relaxing massage I’ve ever had, and finished with a glorious foot scrub! I am not lying when I say I was so relaxed after my treatment that I didn’t think it was safe for me to drive! If you know me and my Type A personality, you know that I’m never fully relaxed. Until that treatment.
Not my treatment room but one of the many gorgeous rooms at the Salamander Spa.
Feeling so relaxed I head to the lobby where staff was waiting to touch up hair and makeup! Yes, they will do your hair and makeup after your treatment!
Looking glamorous, I relaxed in the ladies’ lounge while I waited to go to yoga. That’s right, they also have yoga and it’s in the most idyllic setting.
Everyone would become a yogi if all practice locations looked like this!
If yoga isn’t your thing but you still want to enjoy this beautiful terrace, they also have sitting areas and fire pits.
Salamander Spa is the perfect place to relax, whether just for the day or a weekend away. They’re open to the public, so Tampa Bay locals, make your appointment! You won’t regret it. Forget jewelry or flowers; a trip to Salamander Spa is a far better gift!
About Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts and owned by Sheila C. Johnson, Innisbrook is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. The resort features 72 holes of championship golf, over 500 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Academy, 11 tennis courts, the Salamander Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Innisbrook hosts the annual PGA TOUR Valspar Championship presented by BB&T at its famed Copperhead Course. For additional information call 727.942.2000 or www.VisitInnisbrook.com
About Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio that includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beachfront resort opening in Destin, FL, in Fall 2016; and NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel conversion in New Orleans. The company also operates the Salamander Golf Collection, including Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL. For additional information, visit www.SalamanderHotels.com.
My visit to Salamander Spa was provided to me but my opinions are all my own. And sometimes the Husband’s.