Get scrubbed, rubbed, wrapped, polished, soothed, and generally de-stressed at these amazing hotels by the water.
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Here, it's all about water. Never mind the 86 oceanfront acres or the beach's perfect white sand; the spa itself is like an adult water park: Almost half of its whopping 89,000 square feet is devoted to a water lounge. It's set up as a circuit with eight different "experiences," from the sauna, hot tub, and cold plunge to the color therapy steam room, ice room (for cooling down), and clay room (where you slather yourself and kick back in the heat).
The real star, though, is the pool, with its built-in massage stations: a cascading waterfall, a bubble volcano geyser, and submerged "bubble beds" (chaises with massaging jets).
Five-Star Treatments: The people of ancient Mexico believed obsidian helped dissolve anger, criticism, and fear. Indeed, you won't feel much but relaxed after the muscle-melting (in a good way) Sacred Obsidian Stone Massage ($298).
Rates start at $335 per person (all-inclusive with a $50 daily spa credit); 877/418-2963 or