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In ancient Indian religious traditions, Nirvana is known as a state of perfect quietude, freedom and highest happiness. At this Noble Beach Prize Winner, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, that’s exactly the mindset you’ll end up in after their epic massage, the Bacal Massage. But here’s the kicker. Their body artisans use an ingredient you’ve probably never experienced during a treatment: corn.

(Treatment room, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico.)

Corn was considered a sacred plant in Mayan culture. Bacal is the Mayan word for “cob.” So, the Bacal Massage is not just any run-of-the-mill spa treatment, it’s the epitome of a cultural journey. Your 80-minute melt-a-thon at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya spa begins with a soothing dry corn and honey exfoliation to detoxify your skin, and it’s applied with a corncob for a unique sensation of well-being. Your tight, tired muscles will be destressed and unsnarled. You’ll be awakened and refreshed. You’ll emerge a whole new you.

If corncobs are not your thing, rest assured that the Grand Velas Riviera Maya spa offers other delicious, soul-nourishing massages: Grape Fango Massage, Hindu Foot and Scalp Massage, Umbar Shawl Massage along with couples, detoxing, aromatherapy, Swiss, hot stone and oceans more. You can also treat yourself to the hydrothermal journey, which includes things like trips to the sauna and ice room. Hot/cold plunges, bubble beds and a dip in a warm chlorine-free pool. This treatment is complementary with the purchase of massages, facials or body rituals.

Indoor Pool, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico.

(Indoor Pool, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico.)

The piece de resistance in this slice of heaven are their products: they use unexpected herb and mineral mixes that no one else can offer. You also get special palate-slaying libations before and after your massage. Plus, the treatment suites are adorned with beautiful native art work After all these goodies, every one of your senses will be doing the happy dance.

After you experience these aahsome massages at the Noble Beach Prize Winner, Grand Velas Riviera Maya spa, you might want to indulge in one of the other tantalizing offerings on their Seven World Journeys spa menu. Why not, right?

Ready for some spoiling? Just call one of our Beachologists today at 1-800-915-3162 and they’ll custom-design a spectacular getaway to the Noble Beach Prize-Winning Grand Velas Riviera Maya. It’s an uber calming sanctuary built in harmony nestled in a tropical jungle, where your pleasure and wellness will jettison to a brand, new luxurious level. Don’t wait. Your body and soul deserve a Bliss Fest.

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Limited time and availability. To be eligible for this promotion you must 1) be an approved ER&R Club member by 11:59 p.m. CST on November 4, 2019 2) be within the first 25 ER&R Club members to sign up for the promotion 3) make a double or single occupancy booking for 5 or more nights. Bookings must be made and payment must be collected through a designated CheapCaribbean agent between November 11-20, 2019. Travel must be completed between January,1 and June 30, 2020. Blackout dates include but are not limited to April 3-19 and May 20-27, 2020.


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