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The Reef 28 Playa del Carmen


The Reef 28 Playa del Carmen
1 Av Norte Calle 28 Nte. &, Gonzalo Guerrero,
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Okom Spa

Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe

The Reef 28 Resort is located just steps from the lively and bustling Quinta Avenida in the heart of Playa del Carmen on Calle 28 near to the infamous Mamitas Beach. It Offers guests an option of all-inclusive or European plan for those who are looking for experiencing life in downtown ‘Playa’.

The Okom Spa provides guests with a tranquil respite from the lively bars and restaurants of this popular area. The hydrotherapy circuit welcomes men and women together with a glass fronted sauna, an eucalyptus-scented steam room, sensorial showers, a cold plunge pool maintained at a refreshing 11 celsius degrees and a jacuzzi hydrotherapy pool with an impressive array of therapy stations. Start by relaxing on the bubble beds, before moving on to the high-pressure jets positioned in an arc to focus on the neck and back muscles. Continue with the leg massage station to stimulate circulation in the lower body, before relaxing under the water cascade or sitting in the jacuzzi area.

The spa experience for couples takes place in the ‘Fire’ treatment room, in the warm glow of candlelight. Starting with an exfoliation using crushed seeds to remove any dead skin and invigorate the body, the ritual then continues with a massage incorporating Himalayan salt stones and ending with a feather-soft light massage from head to toe, while the therapist wears a soft glove. Finally, awaits a warm bubble bath with rose petals in which you can enjoy a glass of champagne with your partner.

The Okom Spa at Reef 28 also offers membership for locals in Playa del Carmen with access to the 24-hour gym, yoga classes and rooftop pool deck.

Sara Jones

The Reef 28
The Reef 28