Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa Day at Grand Velas Riviera Maya







Swim: Everything But Water

In case you didn’t know (currently listening to that song by Brett Young), I am a sucker for a spa day. Growing up, my mom took me to a lot of different spas around the world, but my mother was never into a higher end spa facility that had all the bells and whistles. Needless to say, as an adult, this has been a learning experience, and it has become one of my favorite things! I also have been spoiled by going to so many nice spas with the Chateau Cocomar team, since that is what they love to do! I mean who doesn’t? Last weekend, I visited Hotel Grand Velas in Riviera Maya, and we got a morning to enjoy the spa and the facility (yes please)! It really was a pretty spa and we tried a treatment that I actually never had before, a hydrotherapy! Let me break down step-by-step the water treatment:

First you get your own personal spa specialist who walks you through each step, which is so cool! You are in a bathing suit during the entire treatment too fyi!

  • Sauna: I LOVE the sauna. My new gym doesn’t have one, and I am a bit bummed about it. Something about hanging out in a hot room makes me sweat and smile at the same time. While in the sauna at Grand Velas, they provided a cold (scented) towel and cucumber slices to place on your eyes for a glorious experience. Our new condo has a sauna and I need to go down there with a cold towel and cucumbers and recreate this moment!
  • Ice Room: The only ice room I have been too was an ice bar in Amsterdam, so this was a pretty cool experience. I am not usually a cold air gal, but this was bearable and smelt so minty and fresh!
  • Color Therapy Steam: Next, you go to a steam room, which is pitch black with a few colored lights on the floor. As you can tell, your body is going from hot, to cold, to hot, which was pretty cool! I love a good steam room too!
  • Clay Room: This was probably my favorite part since it was so unique! We were handed a small, hand-sized tub full of clay and we were told to rub it all over our body. It was like a mini-wrap, but we did it ourselves! I met the nicest lady in this room and she told me she has done many hydrotherapy sessions around the world! I loved hearing that since it was so foreign to me!
  • Polar Pools: just as it sounds! There are 2 pools (hot and cold) and you go back and forth a couple of times!
  • Waterfalls: the facility indoor pools were amazing and a complete oasis. There were 3 waterfalls that you can sit underneath and enjoy!
  • Bubble Volcano: The next part of the session was a jet experience for your legs!
  • Water bubble bed: This was a bed in the water, just above the surface, with full jet treatment. The perfect ending to the hydro therapy!

I actually had no idea what to expect going into the hydro therapy treatment, but I loved it! I definitely will be looking for hydrotherapy treatments in the future spas I visit. This treatment is included with any of the spa treatments you choose!