Our final day in Florida was definitely the most relaxing. We had about half a day to kill before we had to board a flight back home so we decided to take advantage of our hotel amenities and do a nice spa day. We didn't actually book any treatments; we just used the sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and private saltwater pool and tried to get as chilled out as possible before heading to an airport full of chaos and crying babies.
I didn't bring any photography equipment with me into the spa for obvious reasons, but rest assured, it was awesome. Because we got there right when it opened, it was empty and we had the place to ourselves. The facilities were really nice and the spa attendant was so kind and helpful and sweet. We started off in the sauna to sweat out the toxins and then we rinsed off with a cool shower. Then, we headed into the steam room and placed warm lavender towels on our faces to open up our pores. Then, we rinsed off with another cool shower. Then, we went into the whirlpool to relax our muscles, which were just the slightest bit sore from snorkeling and kayaking. Then, we did the same routine once more, with a break in the middle to sit on the most comfortable padded lounge chairs with cool cucumber towels on our faces, and replacing one of the cool shower rinses with a dip in the saltwater pool. It was fabulous and our skin was totally revived and plumped and fresh afterwards.
We probably could have spent another hour in the spa but our stomachs were roaring in protest so we had to check out and grab lunch. There is a large Vietnamese population living in this area, which means delicious Vietnamese restaurants aplenty, which means we had to get some pho while we were in town.
I also really loved and appreciated the pile of culantro (yes I mean culantro and not cilantro; it's cilantro's leafier cousin), sprouts, limes, Thai basil, perilla leaves, sliced banana flowers, and jalapeno. We added a little, no, a lot of everything to each bowl and savored every bite and drop of broth.
545 Banh Mi Cafe
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