Perfectly plunked between sea and jungle, Maroma Hotel & Spa in the Riviera Maya is a whitewashed lesson in the Mexican ideal. Study up on local mezcals at the beachfront cantina, learn traditional Mayan healing techniques at the spectacular spa, take to the kitchen of one of the two restaurants to learn about local herbs and fish or become an ace at relaxing by the Caribbean Sea, beneath a thatch-roof palapa.
Kinan Spa is exceptional. Set in the jungle, the spa uses top-of-the-line products in treatments that are native to the region, including a temazcal, or traditional Mayan steam bath. It also has a mud bar with four different types of healing muds for guests to apply before the sauna or steam room. The spa offers early morning yoga with ocean views, and a boot camp with TRX, interval training and plyometrics.