One of the fundamental elements of a good vacation is rest and relaxation. When in search of the ultimate R&R, some of the best components are silence, aromatherapy and massage—meaning a spa is the ideal spot to satisfy that very important need. In this newsletter the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau recommends some of best places where that R&R is guaranteed.
Spa by Pevonia® at Dreams Villamagna
Enjoy and re-energize your senses with a day at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia® in Nuevo Vallarta. In this enormous facility you’ll find a la carte treatment options that encompass everything from the traditional to the sublime and exotic using local plants and fruits rich in nutrients.
Wellness Center at Haramara Retreat
This hotel is known for its comprehensive holistic service, where body, mind and soul unite via experiences in the jungle and the waters of Sayulita. They offer yoga and meditation year round, as well as a selection of rejuvenating massages and wellness therapies.
Makawé Spa at Grand Sirenis Matlali
Makawé (the name means “owner of the stars and water” in Wixárika, or Huichol) sits at the top of a mountain at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with a beautiful view of Banderas Bay. This spa is inspired in the four elements, which will tempt you to go back to your beginnings and be reborn.
Away Spa at W Hotel
The 4,000 square foot AWAY Spa is a journey into the meandering path that brings you to the Relaxation Deck which features intricate cutouts in the wood to accommodate for the roots of surrounding guardian fig trees. Woven Huichol ‘Ojo de Dios’ (meaning God’s eye) are found on the trees that tower over the space. Pools beside a natural spring offer different treatments such as hydrotherapy with varied temperatures and pressures.
Tatewari Spa at Villa La Estancia
This spa, located in the Flamingos area, applies a holistic approach with hydrotherapy, including relaxing Jacuzzis, refreshing cold-water pools, a sauna, steam baths and Vichy showers. It’s one of the best-known spas for its signature rituals: New Moon, Crescent Moon, Two Moons and the Tau Ritual. Indulge in its Caviar and Pearls or Granada and Tequila facials, its Mayan Mud Massage or any of the other wonderful treatments.
Rock Spa® at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
It’s not easy being a rock star but the Hard Rock Hotel knows how to treat you like one. When you visit their resort in Nuevo Vallarta you can enjoy a couple’s massage with a view of the Pacific Ocean, facials, body treatments and much more.
Mélange World Spa at Marival Residences
To truly enjoy a spectacular spa vacation experience with global treatments culled from Italy, Japan, Turkey, Bali, India, Thailand, Russia, the United States and Mexico all you have to do is head to the Mélange World Spa in Nuevo Vallarta. Also, the Marival Spa at the Marival Resort offers hot stone treatments, Temaztac mud wraps and lymphatic drainage massage.
The exclusive Spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Health, harmony and wellness are the essential elements of the Spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Its rituals were created with the intention of helping clients transform completely though natural treatments borrowed from Mexico’s ancient cultures. Its Signature Spa offers 20 cabins and over 30 different services.
Brio and Spatium at Grupo Vidanta
Brio Spa is located in the Gran Mayan Nuevo Vallarta, a luxurious space offering massages, facials and wellness treatments for your body, as well as Yoga classes, sauna, Jacuzzis and a cold-water pool. The Spatium Spa, at the Grand Luxxe, is another world-class venue designed for maximum peace and tranquility, with both private cabins and outdoor tables under its own private palapa.
Apuane and Reméde in Punta Mita
There are two hotels with high-end spas on the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula. The Apuane Spa at the Four Seasons makes the most of nutrient-rich local plants, mineral waters with curative powers and signature Hakali massages to clean, relax and rejuvenate the skin. You can also enjoy Tai Chi and Yoga in the Zen Garden. The Reméde Spa at St. Regis has a good number of cabins and spa facilities spread out over 10 thousand square feet of space. Reméde Spa specializes in spa vacations for couples.