jpeg-4Okay look what other new spa treatment just arrived in my inbox! Yet another reason I am already prepared to journey back to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa and this time they will have to make me leave their amazing spa!

The award-winning spa at Mexico’s AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya takes guests on a citric spa journey with its Sensory Vitamin C Facial, inclusive of a fresh raspberry smoothie to stimulate the palate. The 80-minute facial is a deep moisturizing treatment based on a high concentration of Vitamin C, providing elasticity and cell regeneration.

The facial begins with a primary cleansing of the skin, and is followed by a deep Vitamin C treatment, citrus rehydration mask, and a rehydrating serum, leaving the skin deeply moisturized and luminous. While the four facial phases scrub and soothe the skin, a fresh raspberry smoothie is a complement to the citrus-inspired facial, stimulating the sense of taste. The raspberry smoothie, a blended combination of fresh raspberries and ice, can be served with sugar, brown sugar, honey, splenda, stevia, or without any added sweeteners. No dairy added.

The Sensory Vitamin C Facial is part of the Spa’s Mediterranean Voyage collection, which also includes a Diamond Whitening Facial, Citrus Body Wrap and Aroma Soul Massage. The 80-minute treatment costs $352 USD. For more information on spa specials, visit

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Voted “Best Spa in the World” by Virtuoso in 2010, The Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is 90,000 square feet, inclusive of separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women. Included with any treatment 50 minutes or more, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hydrothermal Journey is composed of seven different water experiences, including a sauna, color therapy steam, clay room, ice room, experiences showers, polar pool and experience pool with various water elements. The Spas at Velas Resorts have won numerous industry awards, including Most Excellent Spa Hotel by Condé Nast Johansens, Virtuoso’s Best Spa in the World, Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Best Spa Hotel, a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice, and Travel + Leisure’s Best Spas, among others.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region’s largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen’s Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded “Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas” at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.