Conrad Spa Tulum elegantly combines nature and luxury, incorporating open air spaces, jungle views and elements of the indigenous Maya culture of the region. This alfresco spa, stylishly designed with slate gray tile and natural wood, offers guests heat experiences of sauna and steam, a sensation shower with chromotherapy and hot and cold pools, all […]
In the boutique resort of Chablé Maroma, Chablé Spa offers guests a holistic wellness experience. An on-arrival aromatherapy spritz to welcome guests to the beautifully decorated reception area before a short Mayan cleansing ritual utilizing copal smoke and the powerful sound of the conch shell used as a horn. A steam room chamber made of […]
Tucked into a narrow stretch of ocean front beach in the Playacar, on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the Reef Playacar merges the cool jungle with the sunny beach. Once meandering through the property, the tall trees and thick foliage towering overhead provide shade and cool, creating the feeling of being ensconced in […]
North of Cancun, in the exclusive reserve of Playa Mujeres, sits Atelier Playa Mujeres, a stylish adults-only all-inclusive resort. Under the same hotel group, Estudio Playa Mujeres, its family-friendly, sister resort can be found alongside. Nuup Spa boasts extensive hydrotherapy facilities with a sauna, steam room, cold plunge, Jacuzzi, and experience showers, all separated for […]
One of the largest and most prestigious resorts on the Riviera Maya, Moon Palace luxury all-inclusive resort offers guests an extensive range of experiences at the Awe Spa. The Water Journey Ritual allows guests to enjoy a range of hydrotherapy facilities before starting their treatment in one of the 64 spa suites. Separated for males […]
As ice baths gain popularity around the world; in the region of Riviera Maya, Caribe Sis brings a variety of ice and heat therapy experiences to the community of locals, expats and visitors to the region. With a small location in the town of Playa del Carmen offering a shaded space for the preliminary breathwork, two large concrete bathtubs for the ice bath experience and a sauna cabin incorporating elements of the traditional Mayan Temazcal chamber such as volcanic rocks that heat the space from a central pit and herb infused water poured over the glowing rocks, creating aromatic steam.
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.
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.
Situated on the outskirts of Tulum, a small beach town on the Riviera Maya, Holistika Tulum is tucked away next to the jungle. Host to healing retreats and a wide variety of wellness activities, Holistika has become a ‘mecca’ of sorts, for those looking for connection with mother earth and spirituality, and disconnection from daily life.
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.
Costa Mujeres, an exquisite stretch of coastline north of Cancun, is home to some expansive and impressive resorts offering ample space and unspoilt, white sand beaches. The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, and its sister resort TRS Coral Hotel, open to adults only, offer treatments and experiences at Zentropia Wellness & Spa which spans over 4700 square meters.
Sweet Oatmeal Face Scrub
Created by Leticia Fernandez, spa director
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya, Mexico