Playa del Carmen’s soothing, modern spa

16 Treatment Rooms

Simply entering the manicured gardens, soothing private bay and natural collection of protected mangroves that make up Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla evokes a feeling of bliss and relaxation, but it isn’t until you step inside the 19,267-square-foot Yhi Spa that the rejuvenation truly begins.

Decorated in soothing earth tones (beige, mahogany, maroon) and adorned with flickering candles, this sanctuary inside a tropical resort feels like a world unto itself.

The Space

Nestled away from the bustling pool area, you’ll find the expansive Yhi Spa complex. Despite the tropical exterior, with lush floral plants and palm trees at the entrance, the interior boasts a more modern, albeit relaxed vibe with neutral walls, modern furniture, stark sculptures that have an Oriental twist, exotic lamp fixtures and glittering gold string lights that illuminate the walkways.

The 16 treatment rooms offer the same Zen-like ambiance, with simple colors, plush accents and even private outdoor showers.

While you wait for your treatment, enjoy a healthy snack or a fruit-infused water in the ergonomic lounge chairs. Afterward, explore the outdoor and indoor thermal circuit flanked by white-linen-draped cabanas — it includes wet and dry saunas, a plunge pool and a Jacuzzi.

The Treatments

The quiet rooms, delicate scents and strong hands of an expertly trained therapist will have you fighting droopy eyelids as you fall into a deep, tranquil state during one of the luxury spa’s many indulgent treatments.

Choose from an array of specialized services — the most popular is the Abhyanga Signature Treatment, which blends volcanic and sea clays with organic flowers and herbs to detoxify and rejuvenate your body.

Other guest favorites include the Yhi Mandala Experience, featuring a mix of soothing oils, aromas and a massage performed with hot stones; the stimulating Maya Massage, which aims to rebalance “qi” energy; and the revolutionary Diamond Luxury Lift, a unique facial that uses cutting-edge scrubs and several massage techniques to regenerate the face.

Or try a hydrotherapy massage that will balance your body with the restorative properties of water (and an expert massage therapist).

After a day of pampering, you can get some finishing touches, too. Haircuts and blowouts are done at the beauty salon; pampering volcanic stone manicures and pedicures are available, too.

The Fitness Center

After days of non-stop grazing and icy frozen drinks, your body may crave a little heart-pounding exercise. Thankfully, the Playa del Carmen spa complex is also home to a fully equipped gym that provides a class, a machine or a trainer for just about anyone at any fitness level.

Enjoy a free yoga, Pilates or spinning class, hop on an elliptical or treadmill, or dance off the calories in a Core Fitness aerobics class.

For the ultimate in wellness and fitness training, book a one-on-one wellness class, in which a personal trainer will work with you specifically to develop custom exercises, discuss diet and train you based on your body type and your specific fitness goals and desires.

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