Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe
Nestled in Santiago’s Bay in the port city of Manzanillo, the Arabian architecture and marble floors at Las Hadas by Brisas invoke a sense of being in a quaint town with upscale boutiques, plazas and picturesque alleyways, all part of the hotel grounds.
With indoor hydrotherapy facilities that include a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, Spa Las Hadas offers a range of experiences including facials, body scrubs, ayurveda treatments and body shaping services in addition to spa journeys such as ‘Fountain Of Youth’ including an anti-aging massage, a tired legs ritual and a manicure; and ‘Purification’ consisting of a body scrub, facial, lymphatic drainage massage and steam room. Spa therapies have been influenced by cultures from around the world, such as the Tonifying Ayurvedic massage from India, a Purifying Detox Treatment with North African Rhassoul Poultice native to Morocco, or a Lomi Lomi, inspired from Polynesian traditional techniques.
The spa maintains the white palette of the resort, combining bamboo and stone decor with soft music and aroma for a tranquil atmosphere. With a couples treatment room that can also be separated to accommodate two single spa services, the spa creates a private setting, perfect for a romantic experience. The Silk Skin ritual is the highlight of the spa’s extensive menu. This Polynesian-inspired ritual includes a full body scrub incorporating noni and monoi oils for silky soft skin, this is followed by a soak in the hot Jacuzzi to calm and relax. The journey ends with a Lomi Lomi style massage, providing the perfect combination of aroma, flow, and pressure to relieve tight muscles. Spa Las Hadas also offers a fitness center and beauty salon for hair and nail services.
Las Hadas is home to one of the most exclusive restaurants in the port, Legazpi. Incorporating Mediterranean-inspired design, it provides an elegant and romantic dining experience, guests enjoy exquisite Mediterranean cuisine – it almost feels as though you have been transported to another time! Las Hadas features a range of on-site wellness activities to enjoy. Paddleboarding, snorkeling and kayaking are all on offer from the private beach, as well as scuba diving for beginners and professionals. Guests can improve their tennis game on one of the ten courts available at the property, or play a round at Las Hadas golf course designed by renowned golf architects Pete Dye and Roy Dye. Guests can also visit Marina Las Hadas, located just next to the hotel, for fishing trips, or to dine along the pier.
By Fabiola Amador Martell, coordinator