Mandarin Oriental, Miami (Part 2)

April 30, 2011

As I eagerly walked to my treatment suite, I could not help but notice all of the thoughtful details that existed throughout the entire spa.  Wherever I looked it was an Asian feast for the eyes!

One of the things that sets the spa at the MO, Miami apart from other spas around the world is that along with seventeen treatment rooms, there are also six luxurious treatment suites.  These VIP suites have floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Biscayne Bay.  I am not exaggerating in the slightest bit when I say that these suites take your breath away when you first walk inside.

I received the Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy.  A more perfect package of treatments do not exist for me.  It was based completely around the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and being an Acupuncturist, I completely resonated with it.

As my feet were immersed in a basin filled with warm water and rose petals, I was asked to answer a series of questions in order for my therapist to know which of the five elements was out of balance, so that she could choose the correct oil to use on me during the treatments.

The next hour and a half was pure bliss and I truly forgot about everything else that existed other than that moment.  After my treatments were over I was brought herbal tea and chocolate strawberries and was told to relax in the lounge chair for twenty minutes while the oils worked their magic.

Then I was lead to another suite where my breath was taken away yet again!  A jacuzzi was filled with bubbles and more rose petals.

I was afforded this view while my body, mind, and soul were nourished:

If you find yourself in Miami, I cannot recommend the MO, Miami highly enough.  I guarantee you will not be disappointed, whether you are there for the accommodation, dining, or spa experience.  Their website describes themselves succinctly, “A taste of Asian serenity in exhilarating Miami.”

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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30 thoughts on “Mandarin Oriental, Miami (Part 2)

  1. Andrea

    I love spa treatments…have cracked up quite a bit of money in them over the last few years =) My first time was in Bali about ten years ago and so I’ve always been attracted to spas with an Asian theme and who practice these specialty treatments. MO sounds amazing!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oh wow a spa experience in Bali! That’s so on my Bucket List!!! Wish we had time to have a spa day in BsAs together now that I know I’ve found a fellow spa junkie.


    AHHHH – is this even legal? I’m totally jealous of you. And I never get jealous. Keep up this!! xxxx


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