Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe
Mention ME by Melia, Cabo and thoughts immediately turn to the hip, sexy and cosmopolitan party hotel on Médano Beach in Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja of Mexico. The 150-room hotel caters to singles and young couples who are in a beach-party state of mind. With cabana beds aligning the world-renowned Nikki Beach pool area and the on-site Passion nightclub, ME pushes the envelope for its discerning guests who are seeking an intimate style of pizazz with Latin flair. But there is a quiet side to ME known as the YHI Spa, offering ancient healing traditions while experiencing the sounds, flavors, forms and aromas of ancient cultures. The 7,036 square foot boutique spa includes world-class fitness, hydrotherapy and relaxation centers. The story goes that YHI, a beautiful young woman, lived in a deep, dark cavern. A great spirit awakened her and eliminated the darkness transforming her surroundings with magic light. The YHI spa is a place of worship, a sanctuary for those who need to be renewed, revitalized and energized with carefully selected signature treatments.
The facilities include couples suites, a Vichy treatment room, massage and facial cabins and an outdoor relaxation lounge with one of the few traditional Mexican temazcal sweat lodges in the Los Cabos area to help connect to one’s body and soul. Upon emerging from the Temazcal, an outdoor waterfall provides a cascade shower, perhaps followed by a “Roses and Champagne” couples massage. Each month the spa presents a special promotion, for example during February, a “Love Me” treatment might be offered to couples or singles desiring to practice the fine art of self-love that includes a body exfoliation and a hot honey massage, ending with a snack of decadent chocolate dipped strawberries. Another recommended treatment is the vitamin immersion with a vitamin C soufflé to firm, anti-age and regenerate the face and body.
On any given day, the YHI signature collection includes energizing exfoliations, herbal massages, revitalizing, cleansing and detoxifying wraps. These rituals are designed to nourish, hydrate and harmonize the skin with herbal essences using mud, flowers and Mexican herbs known for their nourishing, healing and holistic properties. The spa experience at YHI provides a Yin and Yang philosophy of complementary opposites of two opposing forces within the ME Cabo Hotel. YHI awakens the senses and discovers new desires in quiet serenity, while ME seduces the open mind with art, design, music and cuisine. Whichever journey is chosen, the end result is a satisfying indulgence.