Spa-ing South of the Border

The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso



Tucked away in a secluded garden setting in Los Cabos, The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort taps into the indigenous culture of the region. The spa’s treatments take their lead from the ancient healers who once lived in Baja. They relied on the four natural elements—earth, air, fire and water—which have become the core of the spa’s therapies and treatments.

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Top Treatment: We hear the Nopal Detox Desert Wrap, which works to diminish cellulite and fluid retention, is one of the most popular.

The Spa has four indoor treatment rooms as well as four cabinas that open out onto a private garden. We hear that VIPs will feel most at home in one of the three Spa Suites, which raise the bar on relaxation. Think spacious living areas and terraces, butler service, a walk-in rainforest shower, infrared sauna, infinity-edge Jacuzzi and iSqueeze Reflexology Boots.

For betrothed in-house guests, the spa has a buyout option, as well as a romantic couples’ massage set on suite rooftop terraces. To arrange these services, luxury travel advisors can contact Sales Coordinator Mara Perez ([email protected]; 011-52-624-144-2800). Another person to know is Resort Manager and acting Spa Director Akis Neocleous ([email protected]; 011-52-624-144-2800).

Nice Touch: The resort is only 20 minutes from San Jose del Cabo International Airport and Las Ventanas has airport hosts stationed to assist guests. VIP travelers have the option of landing at the resort’s helipad. Advisors can contact Reservations Manager Lilian Martinez ([email protected]; 011-52-624-144-2800) with questions.

In January, AMResorts unveiled a new lifestyle resort brand called Now Resorts, the first of which opened in Mexico’s quaint Puerto Morales, near Cancun.

Now Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa comes with a variety of treatment-room options in its Renova Spa. There are seven indoor rooms, including two for couples, and an outdoor room. Tip: Romantics should look no further than the oceanfront palapa, designated for couples.


St. Regis Punta Mita’s Remède Spa Lounge
St. Regis Punta Mita’s Remède Spa Lounge. The spa has 10 rooms, two for couples.

We like that Renova Spa maximizes the use of local resources when creating its therapy menu. Each signature treatment features indigenous plants and minerals such as black mud, green coffee, papaya and mango.

If you have clients interested in the spa’s wedding services, Wedding Coordinator Sandra Casillas ([email protected]) is available to answer all questions.

It is recommended that luxury travel advisors book spa treatments at the same time as reservations so that the spa can accommodate all requests. To book, contact Samantha Kruyff ([email protected]; 011-52-998-872-8888), chief concierge and front desk manager.

The resort is just 12 miles from Cancun International Airport. For added comfort, guests can opt for a luxury transport via AMStar, which Kruyff can arrange.

For spa-goers who crave a truly bespoke experience, we suggest Remède Spa at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Here, the name of the game is personalization as the staff works to tailor each visit to suit guests’ needs.


Spa Garden Massages at The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso
Spa Garden Massages at The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso are very popular, particularly with honeymooners.

Start the experience in one of the many treatment rooms. There are 10 available, including two couples’ rooms, two Vichy Rooms and one Couple’s Luxury Suite. Ask about outdoor treatments, which are administered under shaded canopies.

We are told the top therapies are the Diamond Sublime Facial & Body Treatment and the Hot Stone Massage. The former treatment starts with an application of luminous mud with diamond dust and is followed with three targeted massage techniques. Meanwhile, the Hot Stone Massage uses obsidian stones to restore the body’s balance. The heated stones work to release tension and increase blood flow. Tip: Combine this treatment with the Remède Ritual for the ultimate experience. Hint: For a killer massage, ask for Catalina Salcido, the most requested masseuse.

Guests then have the opportunity to have some fun. Explore the sauna, steam room, fitness center, salon, Jacuzzi, cold plunge pools and relaxation gardens. For nails, hairstyling, waxing and makeup, we hear that Martha Perez is the top esthetician.

Brides-to-be can arrange for cocktails in the Luxury Spa Suite, where they will be pampered before the big moment. This includes hairstyling, makeup, mani/pedi and, of course, champagne.

It is recommended that reservations be made five to eight days in advance. To arrange a spa experience, advisors should contact Spa Director Rocio de la Torre ([email protected]; 011-52-329-291-5846).

Getting There: It is recommended that guests fly into Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Puerto Vallarta International Airport, approximately 40 minutes away. Guests can either arrange for a private transfer or, for that added level of extravagance, land a private helicopter outside the Punta Mita complex. For arrangements, contact Sales Manager Erica Moreno ([email protected]; 011-52-329-291-5831).


A Deluxe Ocean-View Room at St. Regis Punta Mita
A Deluxe Ocean-View Room at St. Regis Punta Mita has a private terrace with outdoor shower.


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