MEXICO'S WELLNESS ESCAPES
Business Traveler|October/November 2020
MEXICO'S WELLNESS ESCAPES
With a focus on health and relaxation, these lavish coastal getaways afford serenity and space
BARBARA BECKLEY

Enjoying new ways to stay healthy is the focus for travel in this time of coronavirus and beyond. In Mexico’s plentiful coastal resorts, that’s an easy thing to do. From Shaman rituals and water journeys to secluded beaches and private villas hidden along jungle lagoons, these luxury escapes are designed for wellness.

THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN

Stretching from Cancun south along the Riviera Maya, sparkling turquoise seas, white sand beaches and luxe resorts nourish the body, mind and soul.

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Le Blanc Spa Resort – Perhaps the healthiest suite anywhere. The Blanc Wellness Suite pampers with Stay Well by Delos air purifiers and shower infusers that remove 99 percent of residual chlorine; a Wellness Concierge for guidance on fitness and wellness-based activities, a wellness yoga and meditation kit, an exclusive healthy in-room dining menu, mini bar stocked with healthy choices and more. The wellness continues resort wide at the BlancSpa, featuring a master suite with Hi-Tech hydro-tubs, Pilates Reformer classes, spinning, beachfront infinity pools and haute cuisine at restaurants including Pure Healthy Kitchen.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun – All Inclusive – A long-time favorite for its lavish Gem Spa and prime beach location at the tip of the Cancun peninsula (with a private marina and on-site excursions). Distance yourself in one of two premium penthouse levels, each providing private areas on the beach, the huge ocean-front deck and poolside. Then experience the spa’s 40,000 square feet of wellness headlined by the signature chakra balancing gemstone therapies and Latin America’s only 10-step guided hydrotherapy ritual, including a pebbled foot-massaging maze and enormous “Pool of Sensations” overlooking Nichupte Lagoon.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa – Tranquility reigns across 365 acres and nearly two miles of beachy coastline, where canals connect you by boat to your room and public areas, and floating relaxation platforms welcome you with sofa chairs. Treat yourself to an Ambassador Suite with swim-up pool access. Hit some balls at the adjacent Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre – his only North American facility. Indulge in 50,000 square feet of health at Zentropia Spa & Wellness and its extensive thermal zone, from Sensation Showers to an ecomeditative cold bath. Learn to cook healthy Japanese cuisine during live cooking shows at the resort’s Sumptuori restaurant.

Chable Yucatan – Built around a sacred cenote (natural sinkhole) inland from Cancun, contemporary architecture is paired with a 19th-century hacienda, and services combine Mayan wisdom and advanced therapeutic methods to create a complete – and unforgettable – wellness experience. Relax in the private pool and open-space “cube of glass” bath of your garden casita. At the Chable Spa, bliss out in a treatment suite overlooking the cenote with services from the Spiritual Menu and the Fitness Mind & Body Menu. Unique choices include the “Fountain of Youth Journey” involving a Mayan welcome ritual at the cenote and flotation therapy in the Flotarium tank. Dine at the Wellness Restaurant on dishes made with ingredients from the resort’s Mayan Garden.

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October/November 2020