One of the largest and most prestigious resorts on the Riviera Maya, Moon Palace luxury all-inclusive resort offers guests an extensive range of experiences at the Awe Spa. The Water Journey Ritual allows guests to enjoy a range of hydrotherapy facilities before starting their treatment in one of the 64 spa suites. Separated for males and females, a sauna, cold room with ice chute and steam room (where guests are provided with face, body and hair masks to apply) ensure guests benefit from heat and cold therapy. In addition to these, Swiss showers, aromatherapy showers and heated thermal loungers are available; relax and allow the heat to be absorbed by the muscles while your spa attendant pampers you with a scalp and shoulder massage.
Couples join together at the hydrotherapy pool, with impressive high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling marble walls and shimmering pillars, an array of loungers and circular relaxation beds. The main tepid, hydrotherapy pool includes a variety of jets for different parts of the body and bubble beds. A cold plunge pool and Jacuzzi offer another chance to benefit from contrasting temperatures. From here couples are taken to a separate relaxation lounge than either males or females; crawl into a hanging nest style lounge bed filled with comfy pillows and snooze together before therapists arrive to guide you to the spa suite.
A couple’s treatment in The Grand Suite is comparable to a spa journey all of its own. With a private sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi tub, an entire hydrotherapy ritual happens right here in the suite. Decadent snacks of chocolate, nuts and fruit, beautifully arranged and accompanied by tea or champagne are provided as you relax together. The Grand Experience commences with a body exfoliation and mask, continues with a medium to soft pressure massage and concludes with a facial; select the Diamond Rose Ritual using Damascus Rose essence to hydrate and nourish, or the Royal Oxygen Ritual to purify and energize.
Awe Spa hosts a range of workshops in its Atelier boutique where friends, family or couples can join in small groups to learn advanced skincare techniques, stress relief and achieving calm with essential oils and, in my opinion the most fun, create your own fragrance! Discover the history of perfume and delicate art of selecting base, heart and top notes that combine together to create your ideal fragrance, entirely unique to you! My bespoke aroma included ylang ylang, geranium and an all-time favorite of mine, bergamot.
Awe Spa serves healthy snacks and smoothies from the café bar in the open reception area, also home to the extensive salon area where guests can enjoy manicure and pedicure services and hair styling. Across from the entrance, the large fitness studio and gymnasium boasts state of the art equipment to suit any workout routine.
By Sara Jones, editor