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Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The beautiful resort of Banyan Tree Mayakoba sits just north of Playa del Carmen and offers an authentic Asian experience to its guests, right here in Mexico. Luxury suites and a variety of restaurants await guests in addition to the stunning and well equipped Banyan Tree Spa. Like the sacred tree, Banyan Tree Spa aims to offer guests a sanctuary for the senses where physical, mental and spiritual renewal can take place.

The impressive private ‘Rainforest hydrothermal circuit’ at Banyan Tree Mayakoba comprises a cascading rain shower walk over a foot-stimulating pebbled floor, aroma steam, sauna, hamam with body and hair masks, invigorating experience showers, an ice fountain and brine cavern. Enjoy these before finishing up in the vitality pool with strong hydrotherapy jets and hot Jacuzzis to work on muscle tension.

Wellness at Chablé Resort & Spa, Chocholá, Yucatan, Mexico

A visit to Chablé, Yucatan is ideal for a wellness experience, with relaxation, spa, gastronomy, yoga, visiting wellness specialists and a variety of daily activities for guests to choose from. During my stay, I had a consultation with Paul Emery, whose technique has proven successful with many, healing old injuries and releasing various points of tension around the body. My friend and I were invited to take part in a Mayan ritual with the ‘Abuela Maya’ – Mayan Grandmother. After the traditional ritual of facing the four cardinal points, the sky above and mother earth below, the ‘Abuela’ asked if we had any specific questions we would like answering. The questions flowed and she shared her wisdom and some predictions for the future for each of us; I’m still waiting for some of mine to materialize but it certainly created a fun, personalized experience for us to enjoy.

Maiavé Spa Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, land of sun, sea, sand and traditions, presents a spa with nuances of Jalisco. Where ingredients and rituals are created from the iconic plant recognized worldwide, which is also used to make Mexico’s famous tequila drink: the agave.

Maiavé Spa takes inspiration from Mayahuel, the beautiful Aztec goddess who, in her transformation, chose the fertile soil of Jalisco as her home. On the night of a full moon she became a majestic agave and provided for her beloved people, food, drink and shade.