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Spa Staycation: Finding Zen at the JW Marriott Marco Island

All it really takes is one day dedicated to self-care to find inner peace on your journey to rebuild your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. And, this is just the month to do it. Lucky for us here in Naples, we don’t have to go far to find the zen. Picture this, a day at the nearby and very luxurious JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Spa!

Good morning world! 7:30 a.m. beach meditation followed by all-levels beach yoga. After syncing the body and mind, melt into the steam room, sauna, hot plunge, and cold plunge pools. Wrap up in a luxe robe. Repeat. Venture out to the palm-dotted outdoor spa pool patio and enjoy the mineral pool or hot tub, or do a few laps in the spa pool. Continue your journey at the self-care massage class hosted daily at 12 p.m. in the spa. Peruse the menu and let the chef feed your body and soul from a selection of fresh seasonal dishes, and stay for a sunset beach yoga session. By booking just one spa treatment (though you deserve two), you become a member for a day, gaining access to the gorgeous spa at the JW Marriott Spa.

“We are so very proud of the team that we have built here, and feel that we largely fly under the radar in the Naples community so it’s great to be able to discuss what makes us so special (spoiler alert, it’s the people),” says Paul Nunez, Director of Spa, Fitness, and Wellness. “We are very fortunate to have some of the same team that opened the spa back in 2003, so we have very experienced massage therapists and skin care specialists that really understand what the expectations are for our guests.”

Naples City Lifestyle recently met a group of Naples women, all entrepreneurs who make wellness a priority, at the JW Marriott Marco Island Spa. After experiencing a day of self-care, we caught up with them to reflect on their journey.  “I feel centered and relaxed like I have been on a tropical vacation,” says Holly Maulin, of CycleBar Naples. “The Spa is perched on the Gulf of Mexico with long beach views in both directions. The staff is gracious and talented. They made us feel like movie stars!”

Christine Ierardi is an event planner, a stressful job from start to finish. “The 5 senses massage was so luxurious; from the hot stones to the ice pop at the end, no detail was left out. The employees and therapists at the spa truly made the experience that much more special.”

Tatiana Britz owns TB Lashes, Brows & Beauty. "The only thing that was better than my spa treatment was the world-class service! Each and every staff member was extremely well trained and so pleasant. I’ve been feeling so grateful and relaxed.”

Jacqueline Bingham teaches yoga for charity events and small groups and was so impressed with the spa. “I believe connecting all the senses is healing and a beautiful tool to ground and access inner peace. From the moment I walked into the lobby all of my senses began to relax!”

Erica Current is the owner of The Skin Room, USA. “Whether you’re enjoying a cocktail and sunset at Tesoro or lounging by one of the pools after a relaxing spa day, the Marriott Marco Island goes above and beyond to make any experience a lasting and memorable one. My provider Kristen used choreography and her own freestyle technique to successfully reduce all of the tension in my head, neck and shoulders during the Five Senses Signature massage.”

“The JW Marriott Spa in Marco Island is a true escape from reality. It’s peaceful, serene, and modern on the most pristine setting,” says Jamie Caruso, founder & CEO of Salon Lusso of Naples. “My life is in constant motion 24/7 and this massage made time stop and engulfed me in the best relaxation I’ve had in years.  It might’ve helped that I had all-star Danielle.  She is the Derek Jeter of massage therapists. My mind, body and soul felt total rejuvenation.”

Happy New Year! Happy New You!