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Destination Spas

Stone treatment by the pool

Courtesy of Le Meridien Resort and Spa

Take it poolside with a treatment at Le Meridien Resort and Spa.

Cancun is one of the premier destinations for spas and many of the resorts in the area offer countless options for well-being. Check out some of these recommended treatments on your rejuvenating retreat to the Yucatan Peninsula. 

The Ritz-Carlton
Conveniently situated on the coast by the turquoise blue waters of the Yucatan Peninsula, The Ritz Carlton’s Kayantá Spa serves as a luxurious getaway for vacationers. Classic Hydrotherapy treatments are available here as well as treatments inspired by the Far East and the local region. Try the Signature Kayantá Body Wrap in Regenerate. This hour and twenty minute treatment combines black volcanic mud with herbal extracts of juniper, ginger, lime and lemon. Other varieties of the treatment include Calming, Detoxifying, Relaxing, and Revitalizing. Share in the pampering and try the hour and twenty minute Celebration Retreat For Two. This $1100 treatment includes a signature Kayantá couples massage, a his and hers facial, and a Vichy Tropical Rain Therapy treatment.

Hours: M-Su. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Price Range: $30-$1100
Phone: 52-998-881-0808
Retorno del Rey #36, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500, Mexico

Grab a bite: After a treatment, dine at Casitas, which is Spanish for little houses. These little houses, or cabanas, allow diners to eat on the beach directly by the ocean. This seafood and steakhouse also hosts a bonfire every Saturday night on the beach. Hours: W-M 5:30-10 p.m. 

El Dorado Royale
The El Dorado Royale, located a mile from the pristine Punta Brava Beach, is an adults-only resort. Try the El Dorado’s signature beach-front Sky Massage, or opt for the Delicious Chocolate treatment. This treatment uses a combination of chocolate crystals and seaweed and can be a facial or an all-over body treatment. To top off the chocoholic experience, try the Chocolate oil massage, which is a great source of antioxidants for the skin.

Hours: M-Su. 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Price Range: $68-$357
Phone: 52-998-872-8030
Km. 45 Carretera, Municipio De Solidaridad, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77710

Grab a bite: Have an after-spa treat at the Fuentes-Culinary Theater. The restaurant is housed under a 90-foot thatched roof dome and has five kitchens, each with Michelin-trained chefs where diners can view them preparing classic Mexican cuisine. Hours: Daily 6-10 p.m.

Le Meridien Resort and Spa
The Le Meridien Resort and Spais situated by the Mexican Carribean and Laguna de Nichupté. The European-style Spa del Mar has 15,000 square feet of pure relaxation. Equipped with the standard sauna and steam rooms, Spa del Mar also features a waterfall pool and multi-jet, massaging Swiss showers. Spa del Mar utilizes the region’s rich ingredients such as chocolate, coconut and coffee in many of its treatments. Try the Spa del Mar Elemis Signature Wrap, which uses a variety of sea plants and pure marine algae. This treatment is followed by a deep tissue massage.

Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Price Range: $65-$520
Phone: 52-998-881-2200
Retorno Del Rey, Lote 37-1, Km 14 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Quintana Roo, 77500

Grab a bite: Enjoy Italian food with a Carribbean twist at Le Meridien’s Aioli Restaurant after a day at the spa. Dine either inside the restaurant or out on the scenic terrace. Hours: M-F 6:30-11 p.m.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya Spa sits on the white sand beaches of Playa Del Carmen. This spa is an  expansive 89,000 square feet with over 40 different treatment suites and hydrotherapy rooms for men and women. This spa also features private spa suites that include hydro-massage tubs for your own personal use. Treatments here are broken up into seven ‘Journeys,’ each one inspired by a different theme. Try the Journey Through Native Mexico, which includes a heated stone massage using the sacred Mayan Obsidian stone. This treatment helps to eliminate toxins in the body, kick-start the metabolism and increase circulation.

Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Price Range: $105-$735
Phone: 52-984-877-4400
Carretera Cancun Tulum, Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Municipio de Solidaridad, Quintana. Roo 77710

Grab a bite: Try Frida, The Grand Velas’ ode to famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Here, classic Mexican fare is given a contemporary twist. Try the grilled flank fillet with roasted cactus leaves or the red snapper in zucchini flower sauce. Hours: Daily 6-11p.m.


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