Best in Playa del Carmen: Spas

In Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Suzanne Koch

Recharge in paradise at these stunning spas in the Riviera Maya.

Chable Maroma Spa

Home to seven treatments rooms, a Jacuzzi, steam bath and hydrotherapy circuit, the spa at Chablé Maroma focuses on restoring oneself. Utilizing quartz, known as a vessel to transport in Central American cultures, treatments here are transformative and calming. Indulge in Mayan ancestral techniques and herbal medicine with nature-inspired treatments like the Deep Forest Awakening or the Floral Adornment Ritual.

Sense, A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Mayakoba

An award-winning spa infusing Mayan elements in a sanctuary-like setting, Sense Spa features twelve lagoon-side treatment rooms and eight private spa suites built around a cenote that welcomes guests to a private island accessed via Puente del Balneario (“Spa Bridge”). In between treatments, sip the resort’s signature green Chaya juice that fights bad cholesterol, keeps kidneys clean and delivers high levels of vitamin C and potassium. Guests can even book their stay at the Deluxe Island Suite, a 1,544-sq.-ft. suite tucked away on the Spa Island complete with its own treatment cabin, a private plunge pool, an outdoor shower, a master suite and two bathrooms.

Banyan Tree Spa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

A sensual sanctuary of Asian-inspired treatments, Banyan Tree Spa is highlighted by The Rainforest, the spa’s unique hydrothermal experience with eight different therapies that mix the best of European spa and hydrothermal therapy with Asian wellness philosophy. Banyan Tree Spa offers time-honoured therapeutic traditions through things like yoga and an herbal pouch massage. The herbal infusion presents your body with benefits from ancient medicinal wisdom.

Naum Wellness & Spa at Andaz Mayakoba

Named after the Mayan God of consciousness and mind, Naum is a 10,000-sq.-ft. spa in the center of Andaz Mayakoba resort. Made up of six open-air treatment cabins and two hydrotherapy areas, Naum incorporates many indigenous Mayan methods into its treatments. Called Naum Rituals, the treatments are divided into different wellness categories including clarity, rest, strength and connection and each feature a three-part wellness experience. Guests can also whip up their own custom products and scents at the spa’s interactive aromatherapy bar, relax at one of two outdoor pools or work up a sweat at the 24-hour state-of-the-art gym.

This article originally appeared in the 2019 Spring/Summer issue of InMexico Magazine. Click here for the full digital version.

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