Caribbean Spas: Beyond the Massage

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, Mexico
By Abbie Kozolchyk
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Resort, Yucatan, Mexico
Paraiso is perched right on a stunning Yucatan beach (courtesy, Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita)

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, Mexico
This longtime Riviera Maya favorite has been rebranded, and the 90-suite, all-inclusive luxury boutique has introduced a Wellness Experience package to go with its new name.

It begins in your suite, where a stereo system plays soothing sounds, the bathroom is stocked with organic tub treats and the air is subtly perfumed with aromatherapeutic scents. The package comprises a nutritional consultation, organic meals, yoga and an indulgent midnight Moon and Star massage, complete with champagne.

The resort also offers plenty of wellness options to all its guests: There's a hydrothalasso pool and aqua gym; sauna, steam room and plunge pool; a free 25-minute reflexology session and skin analysis; and a temazcal (Maya sweat lodge) ceremony every other day, all set against a serenity-inspiring seascape.

Minutes from Cancún, Paraiso occupies a blessed stretch of peaceful and private Puerto Morelos beach, lapped by cerulean waves. "There's something inherently therapeutic about trying to count the shades," says one guest. "But I always lose track at around 10."

From $394 per person in low season ($1,030 high). The wellness experience is an additional $65 per person per night. 998-872-8300


Published: 13 Apr 2009 | Last Updated: 1 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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