Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya (Mexico) opened in December. The 214-room resort joined the luxe Mayakoba complex, which includes Banyan Tree, Fairmont, and Rosewood Hotels and Resorts properties. A standout in an area overflowing with superb spas is the 10,000-square-foot, six-treatment-room Naum Spa. The spa features a Mayan influence throughout, including a jungle setting, airy treatment rooms, and services designed to help guests pay homage the Mayan gods and love of nature. The full-service spa and salon has a variety of massage, facials, nailcare, hair, waxing, and more on the menu. Assisted by seasoned wellness therapists, guests are invited to follow their intuition to identify an intention for that day and follow it with their own ritual to wellness. Intentions include Tsoolik (clarity), He'lel (rest), Muuk' (strength), and Molcintah (connection). The signature Naum Rituals each include a Mayan Time of Reflection and a Mayan Celebration to help spa-goers balance and reconnect with the universe. Naum Ritual of the Body ($183, 75 minutes; $255, 90 minutes; $327, 2 hours) is a three-part wellness experience with exfoliation, deep hydration, and a nurturing massage or body balancing treatment. Naum Ritual of the Face ($183, 75 minutes; $255, 90 minutes; $327, 2 hours) is a deep cleansing experience, personalized treatment plan, and personalized protection based on the individual’s skin type. Naum Ritual of Massage ($183, 75 minutes; $255, 1 hour 45 minutes; $327, 2 hours) is a customized spa experience during which guests choose from hot stones, custom aromatherapy blends, Swedish, or deep tissue techniques.
Decorated simply to blend in with the surrounding jungle, Naum Spa includes an apothecary bar, two hydrotherapy spaces, a manicure station, yoga studio, and a gym. Wellness activities abound outside of the spa as well. The resort offers sunrise yoga on the beach, a lap pool for serious swimmers, and complimentary bicycles to explore the nature trails meandering through the mangroves. “With lush landscape and a rich Mayan culture, the region ideally encapsulates the brand’s connection to its local surroundings,” says general manager Lin Schatz. “From the unique design and native cuisine to indigenous spa treatments, partnerships and experiences led by local insiders, guests will feel entirely immersed in the culture during their stay.”