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Treatment at the
NIZUC Resort & Spa.

Wellness Havens

We've handpicked three resorts across Mexico with spas that deliver
on indulgence, and threw in our favorite accommodation for the ideal pairing.
Paloma Villaverde de Rico

Grand Sirenis
Matlali Hills Resort & Spa
This all-inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit is
located in the hills of La Cruz Huanacaxtle,
only 25 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta
International Airport and 10 minutes from
Banderas Bay (accessed via a private shuttle).
It offers four restaurants, five pools, a private
beach club, beachside buffet and the
Makawe Spa....
The Spa: There are spas and then there are
spas, and the resort's adults-only spa is one
of the latter ones. It's an intimate rainforeststyle setting-lots of wood decor and outdoor
spaces-with six Asian-style indoor and
outdoor palapa-style treatment areas, as well
as a Zen-inspired steam room, and a plunge
pool. Unique locally inspired treatments
include the Huaxe energy cleansing massage
and the Hakute bamboo mud massage.
The Accommodation: Surrounded by tropical
flora, the secluded Tropical View Junior Suites
(there are 117 in total) have recently been
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converted for adults only, and grant access to
an adults-only pool deck.
Let's Get Active: Just for starters, the resort
offers an adults-only health bar located by
one of the more sedate pools, and there's
the option for guests to try their hand at
volleyball, beach football, and archery. For
those who enjoy a nature walk, there's a
25-minute trail that's clearly marked, and
those who'd rather dive right in, so to speak,
can go canoeing, windsurfing, snorkeling and
scuba diving.

NIZUC Resort & Spa
This beachfront resort in Cancun,
located only 15 minutes from the Cancun
International Airport, features 274 suites and
private villas sprinkled throughout a 29-acre
space nestled amid a lush mangrove forest.
The property, a member of the Preferred
Hotels & Resorts Legend collection, has
five pools, two tennis courts, six restaurants,
a white-sand beach, and the NIZUC Spa
by ESPA....

The Spa: As the first ESPA-branded spa in
the Mexican Caribbean, the 30,000-sq.-ft.
facility offers an oceanfront setting, an Asian
treatment room, two Private Spa Suites with
pool and outdoor deck, a meditation garden,
a state-of-the-art movement studio, and a
Spa Cafe offering fresh-pressed juices and a
whole foods dining approach. There's also
a whole separate Thermal Experience with
an aromatic steam room, an ice fountain
with a cool mist shower, a solarium, thermal
loungers and other spa hydrotherapy fixtures.
The Accommodation: The resort offers only
suites and villas, with the latter coming in
four room types: Private Pool Villa; Private
Pool Pavilion Villa; the Nizuc Villa; and the
Presidential Suite Villa. As an homage to the
resort, recommend the 5,380-sq.-ft. Nizuc
Villa, which comes outfitted with a separate
one king bedroom suite, with its own
409-sq.-ft. rooftop sundeck, as well as
patio and entertainment areas set in a
lush 2,770-sq.-ft. tropical garden with an

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