Naia Resort & Spa
(naiaresortandspa.com; doubles from US$295) emphasizes wellness. After settling into my room, I made my way through mangroves and across bridges to reach the spa, a two-hectare complex with a yoga studio, a café and five treatment rooms set over a lily-covered lagoon. Treatments incorporate native ingredients, like the goldenclay detox and the Mayan cacao-and-spice wrap.
The soothing atmosphere extends to Naia's 35 beach
Unlike other hotels in Placencia,