SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya's palatial, modern Mexican spa
Traditional Mexican ingredients, advanced European techniques and ancient Asian therapies come together at SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. This two-story, 90,000-square-foot space ventures beyond typical spa amenities to offer an intensive relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Here, a natural rock wall and a serene stream provides idyllic relaxation inspiration, while the extensive hydrotherapy amenities allow for complete indulgence before one of the many treatments on the spa menu.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Riviera Maya spa draws inspiration from its surroundings, using essential ingredients from ancient Mexican civilizations like the Mayans and the Aztecs to develop a menu of treatments named Flavors and Traditions of Mexico.
  • Known simply as the Water Journey, the hydrotherapy circuit at SE by Grand Velas is complimentary with each massage or treatment, allowing you to complement a spa experience through a series of steps that include different water experiences to revitalize the body.
  • The Experience Pool lives up to its name with plenty of elements to relax the muscles and the mind: massaging neck jets, water bubble beds, serene waterfalls, an exhilarating bubble volcano and a pebble walkway to soothe tired feet.
Things to Know
  • Couples may be interested in knowing that men and women have separate pool areas.
  • If you want to venture out to the beach post-spa, you will need to take one of the resort shuttles to get there.
  • The hotel staff make it their priority to accommodate mobility impaired guests.
The Treatments
  • While the spa facilities are certainly extravagant, the treatments themselves are every bit as luxurious. Typically ranging from 50 to 80 minutes, services include massages, body treatments and facials plus a few specialized therapies that combine all three (more on those later).
  • The Bacal Massage (Mayan for “corn on the cob”) starts with a corn and honey exfoliation then continues with a massage where essential oils are applied to the skin using corncobs.
  • Couples can indulge in an aromatherapy massage and a dip in the spa suite’s private heated pool. A citrus-themed body wrap service aims to exfoliate the skin and then drench it in moisture; and one of the facial options involves using gold particles and vegetal stem cells to moisturize and tighten skin.
  • There’s also a lovely salon that offers traditional services like manis and pedis, haircuts and styles, makeup and men’s grooming.
The Facilities
  • The Water Journey takes you from the dry heat of the sauna through a color therapy steam room and on to a clay room and ice room.
  • A dip in the whirlpool and polar pool create a sense of relaxation then invigoration, while cozy loungers and a juice bar allow you to rest between steps.
  • Aside from the stellar water hydro circuit, you can delight in the rest of the spa, too — from the flotation room and relaxation area to the luxe locker rooms and, spa boutique and salon.
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Getting There
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62-B, Playa del Carmen, Municipio de la Solaridad, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo CP 77710, México
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