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
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
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.