Imagine your cares melting away as you spend your days lazing around the beach and pool in the tropics, the phone turned off, someone special by your side. You have great meals with fresh ingredients and professional staffers waiting on you and tidying up after you in your room. Would you start to feel truly relaxed? Perhaps just one more step: a few wellness treatments in the spa…
At Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, being pampered in style is a given. This award-winning hotel on Maroma Beach is one of the originals on the coast and has been getting kudos since it first started welcoming guests. You know your room will be something special and you’ll enjoy some of the best dining options in the region—including private tables or dinners on the beach.
The Kinan Spa has also won awards from both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure. It aims to operate at a higher wellness plane than most and here it’s all about positive energy flow. “Treatment rooms point east to west, representing day and night. Massage beds face east, symbolizing new beginnings.” There’s a Maya shaman on staff leading sessions in the temazcal to rid your body of physical and spiritual toxins as the pyramid space heats up with steam and herbs.
At the entrance guests are welcomed by images of animals in flight; the butterfly that represents universal consciousness and transformation, the eagle representing the liberation of the mind and inner wisdom, and the hummingbird symbolic of good wishes.
Also on site there’s a meditative labyrinth. You can join group yoga classes or sign up for individual pilates, meditation, or cardiovascular training.
The products used in the spa are all natural and some come from the jungle surrounding the resort. There’s even a beehive on site to produce the honey. Some of the products and rituals have been handed down since the times when Coba, Tulum, and Chichen Itza were thriving Mayan centers of power.
To really indulge, go for the “Healthy Life, Happy Heart” package at Maroma. You choose your dates and luxury room, then get all of the following in the package price:
* Aromatherapy workshop
* Nutritional consultation
* Private meditation session
* Daily a la carte breakfast at El Restaurante
* Private yoga class for two
* Slimming exfoliation treatment and detox body wrap
* Releasing ceremony on the beach with Shaman
To sign up for your special wellness vacation, go to this specials page and scroll down to the relaxed woman photo. There you’ll see the link to reserve and place yourself in her spot.
Want to learn more about the hotel? See our detailed review of Maroma Resort & Spa.