Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya Resort, Mexico
Between a flourishing tropical forest and sugar-sand beaches, you’ll get cozy in your bungalow-style villa by the sea after being escorted there via golf cart. First on your to-do list: Relax under the (in-room) rain forest shower, or soak in one of the outdoor stone tubs. Most rooms offer views of the lagoon or the Caribbean, and the intimately spaced spa has VIP couples suites, an outdoor lap pool overlooking the sea, and a boutique that sells essential oils, body lotion, and other luxuries.
Rest: Enjoy the aroma of fresh flowers and herbs wafting from the Zen garden, where native Guayacan and plum trees provide shade.
Relax: Lounge in the thatched-roof lobby surrounded by reflecting pools, or try the Nichté Ha (Water Flower) program (six hours, $550), which includes an herbal scrub, a facial, spa cuisine, and a massage focused on banishing negative energy.
Revive: The Temazcal Experience (one hour, $135) helps encourage physical healing and spiritual rebirth through a blend of natural surroundings (the ceremony is performed in an intimate clay dome), ancient Mayan customs, and guidance from a Mayan shaman.
Rates start at $475; 866/585-8575 or mandarinoriental.com.