Guests today are increasingly interested in the healing power of nature and its influence on our wellbeing. Across Europe, thermal mineral spas have, for decades, combined the natural therapeutic benefits of hot springs with modern medical knowledge to treat numerous health conditions – particularly those focused on increasing mobility and relieving physical pain and tension. The effects of mineral-rich thermal waters can reduce muscle tension and inflammation, help regenerate cartilage, and support the production of collagen and elastin in sinews and connective tissue.
Careyes, symbolized by the question mark that sits above the name, is an enigma to those who have yet to discover the 5000 acres of jungle, mangroves, beaches and cliffs spanning a 12 km stretch of Pacific coastline in the state of Jalisco. Alongside the question mark, an exclamation point symbolizes the wow factor guests and residents feel once they discover the essence of this eco-resort that pledges to limit development at 4% of the land, ensuring the preservation of this captivating environment and landscape.
Hammock Cove Antigua is a couples-only retreat nestled on the eastern coast of the island, a stone’s throw from the beautiful and historic Devils Bridge landmark offering majestic views of the coastline. The property can be described as small, cozy, and picturesque; it includes 41 rooms, all with either a waterfront or ocean view.
Five impressive pyramid structures make up the Paradisus Cancun resort, overlooking the captivating white sand beach and bright turquoise ocean this destination is famous for. Abounding with greenery, trailing plants spill over each ledge inside the pyramids, creating a jungle illusion perfect for those who appreciate biophilic design.
Located between the jungle and the sea of the Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita surprises you on arrival with a stunning mosaic pathway created using 751,184 tiles incorporating Huichol icons such as eagles, snakes and the eye of God. The mosaic begins at the lobby and continues through the resort to a viewpoint overlooking the sea. It represents the path of life, rising and falling, until the soul transcends to the next life in front of the Huichol goddess of the sea, Haramara.
Haven Resort & Spa is a fairly new addition to the Riviera Maya’s resort selection; having opened in 2018, Haven offers a peaceful, adults-only sanctuary to those looking for a relaxing getaway. The elegant design is clear upon arrival, with a stunning ocean view awaiting guests as they step into the lobby and accents of turquoise highlighting the Caribbean blue of the ocean throughout the resort. A walk-in, circular pool provides a tranquil atmosphere for those looking to relax with a variety of stylish cocoons and shaded beds to choose from. The central pool and beach area offers activities throughout the day such as aqua-cycling, paddleboarding, fitness board classes and beach volleyball.
The demand for touchless technology in the spa and wellness industry has increased significantly in recent months. Specialized touchless treatments allow spas to offer their guests exceptional experiences while adhering to strict hygiene regulations. Even before the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges of wellness facilities was finding skilled and knowledgeable therapists to ensure consistent treatment quality.
Tucked away in the small ‘pueblo’ of Macario Gomez, on the road between the beach town of Tulum, Riviera Maya and the magical Mayan ruins of Coba, you will find a unique spa and wellness experience, truly like no other. The Mayan Clay Bathhouse Villa and grounds are a secluded sanctuary where guests are invited to enjoy a wellness journey spanning three hours. Guests are welcomed to the property with the warm smell of copal incense, a tree resin sacred to the Mayan people said to cleanse the aura in addition to negative energy.
Situated on the golden beaches of the Pacific Coast within walking distance of the famous El Malecon boardwalk, spanning over 13,000 square meters, the magnificent Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers a variety of treatments, including a range of facial treatments, massages, body wraps. The reception area creates a cozy atmosphere adjacent to the salon for the hair styling, beauty treatments and a hidden lounge perfect for brides to be.
On the Pacific Riviera of Panama, less than two hours’ drive from the capital Panama City, is the Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort: a paradise on earth. At the entrance of the resort, stands the majestic Corotú, a tree typical of the region. From its name comes the name of the hotel’s spa, the Corotú Spa. A spa focusing on first class service with a warm welcoming entrance. The Corotú Spa features a hydrotherapy area including a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room set to perfect temperatures, with corresponding guidelines for safe use.
Eforea Spa at the Hilton Barbados Resort is located in Needham’s Point St Michael, Bridgetown, and sits between two white sandy beaches framed by bright tropical flowers and three outdoor swimming pools on the sprawling hotel property. The first Eforea Spa in the Caribbean, this wellness haven sits on part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 17th century Fort Charles in Barbados.
Vida Mia Healing Center & Spa, opened in 2019, is a holistic wellness center, part of The Retreat Costa Rica located in the beautiful mountains of Atenas, Alajuela. This wonderful place was built on a quartz mountain, creating a unique ‘energy aura’ that contributes to balancing the mind, body and spirit.