Hi Lisa! Boy...you sure deserve some "me" time. I know, it is so hard to take that special time. I have a recommendation. I wouldn't call the resort "cheap", but it is not insane. My husband and I love a place called Grove Isle. It is in Coconut Grove, down in Miami. He actually proposed to me there. It is a very pretty property. It is a little island, with only the resort, and 3 condos and a marina on it. It is ON the intercoastal. When I say on, I mean dip your toes on. It is so peaceful to relax in their pool, while watching the water and boats go by. They do have a nice spa there too, called SpaTerre. Here is the link to their website http://www.groveisle.com/groveisle_home.aspx . They have a really nice restaurant there, called Baleen, which is also right on the intercoastal. If you wanted to dine there, request one of the two tops right on the water, and time it for sunset. When it gets dark, they light up tiki torches. Every time we go, we feel really rested. The rooms are super pretty, with nice balconies overlooking the water. It is the kind of place where you are just content sitting in your room. We went for our "babymoon" with our first pregnancy. We are now expecting #2, and I imagine we will go back. Oh, there is also a nice walking path around the little island, and one side is a marina..so you see all the pretty boats. There are benches along the paths, and hammocks over beach sand near the pool. And if you only stay one night, and have to check out, you are right at coconut grove. You could treat yourself to lunch there, and some window shopping! If I were you, and you were interested, I would call them, and ask if they do a FL resident rate..and even explain what you are looking for. People love to do nice things for others....if you get the right person on the phone, maybe they will give you a little bonus or something. And in the future...when you are ready to take a longer "me" time, may I suggest Sedona AZ. It is my favorite relaxation place on earth. I stay at "the Lodge at Sedona", and it is the most mystical and beautiful place!!! Good luck!
A. C. :)