The beginning of autumn brings out the homebody in many of us, but spa-goers with a case of wanderlust can find cozy, relaxing places away from home. This October, 12 brand-new Wellness Suites at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Nuevo Vallarta) will include one-of-a-kind wellness experiences, exclusive amenities, and an all around luxurious experience. The suites and the resort boast scenic ocean views from multiple terraces and offer a menu of various fitness and wellness programs that will renew both the mind and soul while integrating the best of the Mexican locale. The two-story, 1750-square-foot suite comes with a Spa Concierge to help guests choose from among the dozens of locally influenced spa treatments. In-suite amenities include an exercise kit (yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle Exercise Bike) and a vitamin C sprinkler, which lightly spritzes guests on command with warm vitamin C essential oils that regenerate the skin. Guests clean up with Manos que Curan soap bars made from local Mexican plants, flowers and seeds, available in cucumber and cactus, amaranth, and mint scents. Not to be tempted by indulgent snacks, the crudités minibar, which has carrots, cucumber, jicama, celery, beetroot, and pineapple in-suite, keeps spa-goers satiated with local produce. Here there is rest for the weary; the suites also feature a Nikken Kenko pillow, comforter, and LED Lamp with a clock and timer that increases gradually, simulating the dawn and dusk, which helps guests fall asleep and wake up more naturally. Coupled with a massage at the Spa at Grand Velas and the Alchimie Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, splashing into an oasis of wellbeing never seemed so satisfying in October.
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