spas for your staycation

June 7, 2009
1 min read

by erin thursby
The key to your staycation is that it be relaxing. Spending some money on relaxation rather than a hotel room can be money well-spent. That’s why we recommend blowing a little cash on a day at the spa.
Here are a few of the local spa options:

dr. clayman’s miracle spa
2 Shircliff Way
Next to St. Vincent’s, right on the beautiful St. Johns river is Dr. Clayman’s Miracle Spa. Their body wraps really do take off inches, so if you need to fit in that special occasion dress and you want to look sleek, it’s great way to go. Besides the standard facials, micro-dermabrasion and body wraps, they also have a hyperbaric chamber. You can be pampered for as little as $99 for their dual service packages. Check out their website at

the spa at one ocean
One Ocean, Atlantic Beach
The prices at this resort spa in One Ocean seem a little high, until you consider that the prices include a 20% gratuity. No need to tip here. Their menu of services is extensive and even includes hairstyling and cutting. Look at their menu at

spa at bartram walk
108 Bartram Oaks Walk Drive #201
They’ll treat you to a mimosa as you relax in their lounge before your facial. Afterwards, you can open up your lungs with their eucalyptus steam treatment and sweat a little in their sauna.

the spa: ponte vedra inn & club
200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
This is luxury. They might offer many of the same services that other spas do, and for a slightly higher price, but you’ll feel utterly relaxed amid gauzy curtains, soft neutrals and water features. Each locker room has a Jacuzzi and the outdoor pool features specialized grottos, each with a different kind of “water therapy.” The website,, offers a virtual tour of the place so that you can get a feel for it beforehand.

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