SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is now featuring an Organic Pineapple Mojito Scrub in its Exfoliation Room. A part of the spa’s renowned Water Journey, the Exfoliation Room is one of seven-steps pre-treatment that prepares the body for the full effects of the spa’s menu of treatments. The remaining wellness activities include a eucalyptus-scented steam room with chromotherapy, polar pool, sensory shower, mint ice room, sauna and central Hydrotherapy Pool with alternating hot and cold river stone walkways, stand up Jacuzzi, neck and back pressure jets, and bubble beds. Presented by the spa valet during the experience, the Organic Pineapple Mojito Scrub gets rid of dry flaky skin with the sea salt’s course exfoliation and then hydrates it with pineapple, known for anti-inflammatory properties and high amount of Vitamin C, and peppermint, that creates a cooling effect. For those who can’t make it to Five Diamond Resort before the end of August, Spa Director Leticia Fernandez has provided the recipe for one to make at home.

Organic Pineapple Mojito Summer Scrub

1/2 cup             Pineapple Cubes

2 tbsp               Coconut Oil

1/4 cup             Sea Salt

8 leaves            Peppermint

15 drops           Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Combine Peppermint Essential Oil and Coconut Oil in a small bowl.
  • In a food processor, blend pineapple and mint leaves until smooth.
  • When ready to use, add the sea salt and blended pineapple to the bowl of coconut oil.
  • Wet skin, lightly rub in circular motion on body (not on face) with a light pressure.

Inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula, SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is 90,000 square feet. The stone, plants and streams specific to the Riviera Maya landscape were incorporated into the curved, organic design of the two-level spa, set just below ground level to allow a living rock wall with plants and flowers, and even a small stream, to form part of its structure.

For reservations or additional information on Grand Velas Riviera Maya or Se Spa, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, 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, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal mezcal, 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-renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Se Spa 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 Teens’ Club; baby concierge; 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, including Virtuoso’s Best Spa and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit