JW Marriott Caters to Kids in Cancun

Resort launches first kids spa services in destination

By: Dawna Robertson

One of today’s fastest growing travel trends is the demand for spa services for teens, tweens and their younger siblings. A “family-friendly” tag no longer simply means that daycare services are provided for the kids while mom and dad enjoy a massage. At the 448-room JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, children can now be treated to an ultimate spa experience created especially for the younger set.

The property’s Kids Spa offers “deliciously” trendy options ranging from an ice-cream pedicure to an over-the-top “Mayan Princess For A Day” treatment. For guests 6 and over, the spa features hair styling, manicures, pedicures and facials. Massage treatments are provided to teens ages 15-17.

“More and more mothers and daughters were requesting to have their spa services together,” explained Ken Boyer, the property’s director of food-beverage and spa. “As a reaction to this increasing trend, the JW Marriott Cancun decided to create a Kids Spa menu. We will be the only hotel in Cancun that offers this great amenity.”

The most extravagant menu offering, Mayan Princess for a Day includes a pedicure, manicure, hair-styling session and glitter make-up application. The two-hour vanity session is $95, with an option of mom joining her daughter for an additional $90.

Or kids can hit the beach with the hottest toes in town. The Perfect Paradise Ice Cream Pedicure features exfoliation, massage, nail care and polish for $35. Stressing the importance of skin care, the Sweet Paradise Chocolate Facial teaches good basic cleansing and clean fun through use of a gentle cleanser, chocolate mask and protecting SPF. With a chocolate milk treat, the 30-minute session is $40.

The resort’s spa is a 35,000 square-foot, three-level facility with various massage therapies, body scrubs and polishes, facial treatments and healing water baths.

The Mayan-inspired treatments utilize the healing properties of fresh fruit, stone and crystal, incense, mud and milk. The spa also includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment, dedicated aerobics room, beauty shop, indoor lap pool, Jacuzzi and juice bar.