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New Organic Kaab Honey Spa Highlights Local Mayan Ingredient. An Organic Kaab Honey Experience using local honey, vanilla and the Chaka tree will soon be offered at the award-wining SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Available starting this November, the treatment (80 min/ $375 USD) is inspired by the ancient practices of the Mayan people in the Yucatan Peninsula.
It starts with a face and body massage that features all-natural honey from the nectar of the Xtabentun flower, which grows only in the Yucatan. A bath elixir made from the medicinal Chaka tree heals the body’s energy. Chaka trees are the antidote to the toxic Chechen trees found in the Mayan jungle. To complete the experience a balm with Mayan vanilla seals the skin. Following the treatment, Energy Bites with superfood ingredients like maca, hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacao, cinnamon, and acai among others are served.
Additional regional treatments at Se Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya include the Bacal Massage, using one of the Mayan’s most sacred plants – corn; Mayan Jade Facial; Coffee & Cocoa Experience, an exfoliation and massage with both native Mexican products; Aloe Vera Massage, featuring the Mayan’s “immortality plant” named for its great regenerating life powers; and Úumbal Shawl Massage, a full-body treatment with creative choreography dating back to prehistoric times. For spa reservations or more information on Se Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, please visit http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/spa
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults-only oceanfront, family-friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide, including World Luxury Spa Awards and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.