Spa junkies tend to be spa snobs, so a stint at a luxury eco-spa & jungle hideaway in Mexico is sure to please even the most persnickety pamperer.
Nestled in the tropical forest amidst miles of soft white sand, the ultra-plush Riviera Maya Resort Spa near Playa del Carmen specializes in rejuvenating phyto-based treatments using ancient Mayan traditions & native, aromatic herbs known for their potent healing benefits. Relax, refresh & rejuvenate in the Temazcal steam treatment cave with the myriad marine & herbal massages, facials, body treatments and wraps on the menu, or downward dog in the beachfront yoga studio. Choose the Royal Maya Pampering package which involves 7 nights & 8 days of fabulousness in a luxury villa with a private pool. Royal Maya Pampering at the Riviera Maya Resort Spa $1000-$1200 per night (depending on whether it's high or low season)- TidesRivieraMaya.com
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- Lesley Scott
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