I’m not surprised to hear this news about SE Spa at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Mexico. And, shh!!, the Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is one of my personal favorites.
There were a number of standards that separated these top performers including the level of luxurious amenities, conveniences for guests, the use of sound, scent and other elements, and the atmosphere in the treatment rooms.
A look at SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is 16,500 square-feet with a palapa-style entrance, furniture from Bali, and a marbled wall with cascading water. The Hydrotherapy Ritual is THE way to begin a spa experience at Se Spa, with a revitalizing shower, herbal steam and Sauna, the hot and cold lagoon, chromotherapy and starry sky, hydro-reflexology, Jacuzzi and the multi-jet Swiss shower. There are 20 treatment rooms and over 30 spa treatments and a high-performance gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. Treatments are grouped into seven ceremonies, including Huichol, Water, Wind, Earth, Fire, Diamond and Beauty. Many treatments feature organic elements, using coffee & chocolate, candle wax & sea shells, deep river stones & volcanic glass, tequila cream, aromatherapy oils and more.
Spa Service (personal favorite): Grand Cora Massage
A look at SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
The Spa in Riviera Maya was inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Architects preserved the stone, plants and streams specific to the natural landscape and incorporated them into the two-level 89,000+ square-foot spa. There are two separate 40,000 square-foot Water Lounges with one for men and one for women. They feature a Clay Room, Ice Room, Experience Showers and an infinity pool with massaging faucets throughout carved-stone chaises with jets set just underneath the surface of the water on which guests recline. Signature treatments reflect the Mayan culture and utilize coffee, cocoa, corncobs, vanilla, organic mud and local honey.