Discover yourself anew, on a luxury spa vacation in Mexico
If you are heading to anywhere in the Americas in the coming season, and want a break, the Riviera Maya in Mexico is the place to make for. More specifically, the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa.
The Riviera Maya, of course, has become the destination of choice for the luxury vacationer, with several resorts, fine dining restaurants, luxury rental villas, chartered yachts and boutique hotels dotting its coastline in the state of Quintana Roo. And amidst them, like a solitaire set within a diamond cluster, lies the Maroma Resort & Spa.
If you have vacationed with Belmond before, you know what to expect – an experience that gives the word different a whole new meaning and memories that abide with you forever. The Kinan Spa at Maroma not only epitomizes this but also elevates it to a higher dimension.
Nestling amidst the kind of natural beauty that first soothes and calms the senses before gently sharing its energy, Kinan seamlessly conjoins therapies from across cultures - from Mexican Shamanism to Yoga to aromatherapy, Machurian Kombucha tea and gemological cosmetics treatments - to create a special syncretistic experience. It is the place to go to if you are looking to disconnect with the world and reconnect with yourself.
The thing to do as soon as you check in, is to arrange a tete-a-tete with Maroma’s Manager, Cinthya Alva. Discuss your vacation goals with her and she will advise you on how best to achieve them during your stay.
It is always wise to make your peace with creation before starting anything, and the recommended way to do this at the Kinan is through a session with the Shaman, the native Mexian priest and healer. The Shaman will bless you in a mystical ceremony conducted at the beach, which helps you connect with your inner energies.
Using copal crystals and medicinal herbs, he cleanses these energies and makes an offering of flowers to the Universe seeking to harness its power for your good. It’s all very exotic and esoteric but once you have the natural forces on your sides, the rest of your stay is an exhilarating journey of rejuvenation.
If you are coming off some particularly stressful workweeks, try the aroma therapies before anything else. The specially combined essential oils create a fragrant mood-enhancing ambience even as they nourish your skin. The feel-good factor is pretty high and there will be a perceptible lightness in your step as you leave the treatment area.
The gemology cosmetics therapy is an experience in itself. What you get is a slimming exfoliation and reaffirming treatment using sapphire salts that leaves you feeling visibly refreshed and renewed. Continue to rejuvenate your skin with the detox body wrap. Heated cotton sheets infused with herbs are wrapped around your body drawing toxins to the surface from where they are eliminated using melipona honey from the spa’s own honey bee harvest. You will emerge feeling like your skin has gone back in time to when you were a baby.
Kinan also offers private and personalized sessions in the mother of all natural and traditional wellness therapies, yoga - ranging from the purely physical hatha yoga to the more rarefied meditative version. The hatha yoga classes are conducted to the accompaniment of special healing music, so the purely physical
is overlayed with auditory influences to keep your muscles toned and flexible while calming your mind and ridding you of stress inducing toxins.
Another person you most certainly must consult at Kinan is the nutritional expert. She will take you through an in-depth session on diet, healthy eating and methods of detoxing the body. It takes a while but consider it time well spent as it will make your stay here all the more enjoyable and fulfilling. While on the subject of food, the Cilantro Juice Bar has an excellent selection of Kombucha, the probiotic fermented tea prepared locally. The Kinan offers a three-day wellness retreat with curated experiences, so if work has been taxing your mind and body, take off for a weekend to the Riviera Maya and let the magic of Kinan work sort you out.
For the rest, Maroma Resort & Spa lies between verdant acres of jungle and an award-winning beach, and its 63 rooms and suites overlook the turquoise ocean. Seriously, you cannot ask for a better setting!
To make your reservation, visit www.belmond.com, or call +52 866 454 9351.