Sense, a Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Mayakobá

The centerpiece of Sense, a Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Mayakobá (+52.?984.875.8000, www.sensespa.com) is a cenote, one of the many deep limestone springs on Mexico’s Caribbean coast that the Maya viewed as gateways to the underworld. Wood-plank trails lead to the cenote and to the 12 treatment suites at the 17,000-square-foot spa, which opened in March 2008 on a small island within the 128-suite Rosewood Mayakobá resort. Indigenous woods, Mexican marble, and soaring ceilings define the spa’s suites, where guests enjoy locally influenced wellness therapies. Inside the Mayan steam bath, or temazcal, a therapist employs hot stones and herbal scents to provide a restorative experience. Other treatments that evoke the Mexican Caribbean incorporate lime, chaya, and chocolate. If the aroma of such ingredients whets the appetite, guests can dine on healthy fare at the spa’s Itzamná café, which is named after a Mayan deity.

Read Next Article >>
Gordon Gregory
Private villa rentals and yacht charters with a sense of home & style...
Fresh amenities and decor debut at these two vacation destinations…
The exclusive trip included stays at five top Relais & Châteaux properties in France…
From Switzerland to France and Italy, second homes present real estate opportunities...
Carefully curated spaces reveal the passion behind Chile’s newly opened Viña Vik...
Photo by Daryl Charles
The aptly named Caribbean resort features just seven villas and a scenic beachfront setting…
A Studio 54 cofounder has opened the Miami Beach Edition, complete with a dance club and a bowling...
A major renovation converted this royal palace into a stunning walled-in hotel in the heart of...
Private villa rentals and yacht charters with a sense of home & style...
Highlights included hunting for white truffles and a private Brunello Cucinelli cashmere experience…