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July 30, 2018updated Sep 14, 2020

Spa of the Week: Naum Wellness & Spa, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

By Emma Reynolds


Riviera Maya’s Naum Wellness & Spa at the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya brings traditional Mayan rituals to the spa’s newly revamped menu, which includes treatments using local ingredients and beauty rituals from ancient times.

Named after the Mayan God of consciousness, Naum, the spa helps you channel your inner peacefulness within the 10,000-sq-ft, six-treatment-room space. Crafted with smooth wood and a neutral color palette, the spa’s floor-to-ceiling shuttered windows allow the warm tropical breeze to flow through. Reminiscent of a jungle setting, greenery surrounds the spa so you feel secluded and relaxed, while jaw-dropping vistas of the endless ocean welcome you.

New on the menu are the Naum Rituals, allowing you to pay tribute to yourself and your intention of choice: Tsoolik (clarity), He’lel (rest), Muuk’ (strength) and Molcintah (connection). The three-part treatment begins with a Mayan Time of Reflection followed by your treatment of choice and concludes with a Mayan Celebration, which helps you reconnect to the universe.

The spa also offers traditional facials, massages and body work. The Naum Ritual of Massage is a customized experience where guests can choose from hot stones, specific aromatherapy blends and the type of massage technique best suited for your needs. The Mayan Stone massage helps stimulate the body’s energy centers while harmonizing your mind, body and spirit — plus it releases toxins from the body. The Deep Cleansing Facial improves skin clarity, reduces blemishes and soothes inflammation with natural ingredients like Alpine Willow and Moss Extract.

Other treatments include the Xoco-Tequila Body Wrap, which helps to combat stress with powerful Mexican antioxidants found in local chocolate and tequila. Not only will this relax your mind and senses, it will help retain youthfulness. We suggest the organic Red Berries Wrap & Massage, a customized massage in candlelight, as proceeds go towards the RED project initiative. For those looking to get an even glow during your vacation, opt for the Naum Body Scrub, ideal for exfoliating before hitting the beach.

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Naum Spa has an apothecary bar, two hydrotherapy spaces (access is complimentary with your treatment), yoga studio, manicure station and a gym. Those seeking a more active stay will love the sunrise yoga and complimentary bikes that allow you to explore the mangroves on the grounds of the resort. Personal training and meditation sessions are also available.

To complement an ultra-luxe spa experience, we recommend booking the bi-level, beachfront Presidential Suite. Spanning 4,575 sq ft, you’ll have views of the mangroves and the turquoise blue ocean with its crystal clear waters. Enjoy a private plunge pool and two floors of spaciousness, including two private dining areas, whirlpool and full kitchen. Access to the resort’s finest tequila and mezcal await, as you can book private tastings alongside a private dinner from the chef or taco and guacamole-making lessons in the comfort of your suite. Book in-room yoga, meditation, private training or massages in the suite as well.

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