Set amid tropical gardens and natural cenotes, the Mayan-themed Revive Spa at Mahekal Beach Resort (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico) offers guests an indigenous escape. Featuring a menu inspired by the Mayan culture and incorporating organic local Kinich products, the intimate 2,500-square-foot spa is an exotic oasis complete with Mexican design accents, antique wood furniture, louvered windows, and a palapa-style roof featuring a fiber-optic ceiling that is reminiscent of glowing stars. Highlights include two indoor relaxation rooms, two indoor treatment rooms, and a VIP therapy room that is ideal for couples and includes a dedicated bathing area, indoor and outdoor showers, a freestanding bathtub, and private access to the spa’s Zen Garden. Duos seeking truly secluded serenity can enjoy the off-the-beaten-path couples’ cabin located deep within a tropical rainforest, while additional facilities include a full-service salon for haircare, nailcare, waxing, and makeup. Among the locally inspired services are the Mayan Cacao Experience ($194, 80 minutes), which incorporates Mexican cocoa; the Coconut Caribe ($159, 80 minutes), which includes an exfoliation and rubdown with coconut oil; and the Tierra Maya ($179, 80 minutes), involving a honey and cocoa exfoliation and mask, an oil massage, and a copal cleanse using a local tree resin as incense, providing the ultimate in Mayan magic.
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