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Back in the day, spas were pretty much exclusively for women of privilege. Typically the ladies would lunch on cucumber sandwiches and champagne and get massaged while their husbands played golf, however, now things have changed. Spas and their treatments along with healthy cuisine are for everyone, and it seems they are everywhere.

In our September 27, 2011 issue you might recall we published a travel piece entitled Desert Spas. It was mentioned in the article that Desert Hot Springs California, where most of the spas mentioned are located, has become a highly sought after vacation destination due to its prominence as a self-contained spa destination for those spa goers who consider water healing and therapeutic. In fact, it seems everywhere you look these days the healing benefits of water are being discovered.

I was in Fort Lauderdale recently, coincidentally at the start of “National Spa Week,” to go out on a date with this wonderful guy named Luke.  I had met Luke a couple of months prior and while there my cell phone rang.  The call was my friend John, who together with his business partner Bill, own The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa.  He had heard I might be in town and wondered if I would like to come by with Luke to see the new heated salt water pool and spa they recently added to the property.

Before I could reply, he went on to say “I’ve already taken the liberty of reserving one of our King Premium Waterfront Rooms for you and Luke.”  I thought to myself, what a wonderful first date experience this would be and immediately replied “Thank you, Luke and I would love to stop by and see the changes you’ve made.”

I think The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is truly “one of” South Florida’s premier gay men’s clothing-optional guesthouses, if not “the best” and I’m not just saying that because I think so highly of John and Bill.

They purchased the property nearly 10 years ago, and in a relatively short amount of time, have successfully created a calm serenity for themselves and the sophisticated gay clientele they cater to.  The property resides amidst a tropical setting of palm trees and lush foliage.

They’re located in the Wilton Manors area of Fort Lauderdale and they’re the closest resort of its kind to those things of interest to gay men; such as nightlife, bars and restaurants.  In fact, it’s the only gay mens’ resort and spa in the Wilton Manors neighborhood.

Of course they are clothing optional and have high quality guest amenities which now includes a new full services Day Spa.  Guests and visitors can pamper themselves with a full line of spa services including facials, massages, mani/pedis, among others.  You can see why they were voted best Gay Guesthouse Accommodations by the “Peoples Choice Awards” and given the 2011 best guest house award at the Manor’s Besties Awards.

The resort grounds are meticulously landscaped and manicured and the rooms are designed with the savvy business traveler in mind. Their King Premium Waterfront Room had just been remodeled and featured panoramic views of the waterway, patio area, king size bed, air condition, full kitchen, private bath, flat screen TV/DVD combo and the fastest internet connection I have ever had while staying at a hotel.

The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is located at 2209 N.E. 26th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. you can reach them at 866-564-7764 or you can find them on the web at, email: On occasion they’ll have last minute room availability due to cancellations. If you are planning a trip over the next couple of days, they might just have a limited amount of rooms and dates that have opened up and are available at a discounted rate.