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Etéreo, Auberge Resorts


Paseo Kanai 16
Solidaridad, Quintana Roo

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Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe

Etéreo, part of Auberge Resorts, sits on the Kanai complex; a gated reserve of jungle foliage and dense mangroves, protected to preserve the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Combining natural stone, wood, and glass with elegant decor, Etéreo creates stunning spaces against the backdrop of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and lush greenery.

Each spacious guest suite overlooks the mangroves and out to the sea with floor-to-ceiling windows. Decor has been incorporated from local artisans, and the iconic carved wooden walls were created by renowned artist Manuel Felguérez.

Sana Spa experiences commence with a ‘Cleanse’ pre-treatment journey through the hydrotherapy facilities. Set your intention at the beautiful Sana Spa portal, where large selenite crystals adorn the image of a hummingbird traced in gold across the wall, under a smooth domed ceiling. Guests are guided through the spa, starting with a contrast shower using their signature cacao and reishi mushroom soap, before proceeding to the eucalyptus-scented steam room and then to the clay room. Apply crystal-infused white clay over the body, as it dries relax in the warm room with heated tile seats before rinsing off, exfoliating with a sugar scrub, and then applying ice over the body. Warm the muscles in the sauna and enjoy a brief sound meditation in the circular sound room before relaxing in the sensorial pool reminiscent of a cenote, an opening to the underground river system typical in the region. Continue on to the outdoor hydrotherapy area where males and females can enjoy the facilities together, including a cold plunge pool, hot jacuzzi, and warm pool with bubble beds and a variety of jets for the shoulders, back, and legs.

The Obsidian and Jade Stone Massage incorporates obsidian volcanic glass stones and jade crystals, both considered precious and powerful by the Mayan people indigenous to the area. The warmed smooth stones and expert massage therapy techniques combine to create a deeply relaxing and therapeutic massage. Sana Spa offers a range of energetic healing rituals and bodywork therapy in addition to skin alchemy customized facials.

A daily agenda offers guests movement and fitness classes, cooking lessons, art workshops, and wellness experiences like sound therapy, meditations, cacao ceremonies, and tarot workshops. The gong sound bath, held in the movement studio, offers a deeply relaxing meditative journey as vibrations from this powerful sacred instrument calm the body and mind. The Etéreo fitness center is a tranquil space with glass walls looking out to the surrounding natural beauty of the area, incorporating state-of-the-art fitness equipment.


By Sara Jones,

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