Some packages from Journese offer spa treatments at hotels such as Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, where a coffee bean exfoliation, citrus body wrap and a tequila cream massage are among treatment choices. // © 2014 Journese
Feature image (above): Treatment options at The Gem Spa at Cancun’s Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa include chocolate or mandarin body wraps. // © 2014 Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa
With mouthwatering ingredients ranging from fresh fruits to indulgent chocolate flavors worthy of the finest desserts, spa treatments increasingly read like restaurant menus. If you can keep from salivating, these just might be some of the most interesting choices for travelers looking for relaxation and rejuvenation.
We’ve put together a few examples of the tastiest-sounding spa treatments available in Mexico.
Fairmont Acapulco Princess
The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Acapulco Princess packs in the flavor during its 90-minute Latin Latte treatment, which aims to energize tired muscles and revitalize the mind by using a coffee plant to repair damaged skin and soothe irritations. The treatment begins with a coffee-based body exfoliation, followed by a hydrating coffee-mud wrap, an energizing massage and the application of a hydrating coffee body balm. The 60-minute Coffee Glow treatment includes a gentle exfoliation and massage designed to break up fatty deposits that can cause cellulite.
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa
The Gem Spa in the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa in Cancun offers several treatments based on food ingredients, including a 50-minute chocolate body wrap (making use of the serotonin found in the ingredient); a 50-minute mandarin body wrap (with concentrated aromatic oranges that moisturize the skin); and a 50-minute anti-cellulite body wrap that uses coffee extract to stimulate lipolysis action and liquid elimination.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is serving up a new, 80-minute Lluvia de Miel (honey shower) treatment, which makes use of natural honey and Mexican vanilla. Honey supposedly provides anti-aging benefits for the skin, while vanilla is a natural source of antioxidants and B vitamins. The treatment includes a massage, a warm Vichy shower and an additional application of moisturizing vanilla cream.
Tour operator Journese offers a variety of packages that can include spa treatments at hotels such as Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa, One&Only Palmilla and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-inclusive resort, spa options include a coffee bean exfoliation, citrus body wrap with honey and a tequila cream massage with a choice of coffee, vanilla or chocolate-flavored cream.
Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Mazatlan offers a Renew & Relax treatment that uses grape extract, which the spa claims is more powerful than vitamin E, to form a protective layer on the skin, stimulate the renewal of cells and clear up free radicals that damage and age cells. Also available is the Honey Sugar Glow treatment, which uses crystallized honey particles to exfoliate skin, removing accumulated dead skin cells and impurities. A touch of water melts the crystals on the skin, converting it into a cream that’s ideal for massages.
Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa
Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa is an adults-only, all-inclusive hotel that is home to Secrets Spa by Pevonia. The spa stretches across more than 12,500 square feet and offers a variety of interesting treatments including a chocolate oil and herbal massage, a chocolate body wrap and a sculpting green coffee wrap. The spa’s Coffee Seduction manicure and pedicure is yet another way to bring flavor to the beauty and wellness process.
Velas Vallarta is a Pacific coast beach resort in Puerto Vallarta’s Marina Vallarta neighborhood. The property’s spa features a variety of interesting treatments including a 50-minute milk bath with milk proteins and marine collagen to moisturize and nourish the skin; a 55-minute chocolate exfoliation, which uses cocoa extract as hydration, antioxidant and anti-cellulite agents; and an 80-minute chocolate wrap, which also uses cocoa for its anti-cellulite qualities. The 80-minute Deluxe Grape Wrap makes use of the antioxidant properties of red grapes to relieve stress and refresh the skin.