Spa Spotlight: Live Aqua Cancun
Simply put, Live Aqua Cancun is a sensual journey for the senses. The resort is an alluring amalgam of sorts – a sophisticated allure infuses with an inviting Mayan-inspired charm, an open, modern design offsets Zen-like details that ensure pure relaxation. All-inclusiveness evokes unlimited, complete indulgence at this 371-room resort, set within Cancun’s hotel zone, steps from a stretch of white-sand beach and the Caribbean Sea’s azure waters.
Awakening the senses takes precedence here: Upon arrival, my traveling companions and I were greeted with a soothing welcome hand massage/scrub; at night, drifting to sleep was an equally calming experience with the cadence of crashing waves outside of my room. An ever-changing soundtrack and soft scents waft throughout the resort, a thoughtful touch, I noticed, upon entering the lobby, waiting for the elevator, and relaxing in my accommodations, courtesy of an in-room aromatherapy kit (a scent menu caters to every mood, from energized and tranquility to relaxation and romance). In terms of taste, flavorful local-inspired fare accented with Mediterranean and Asian twists titillate taste buds.
Equally enticing are Live Aqua’s amenities – we were invited to shake things up in the mixology class, taste test our culinary skills with a private lesson from Executive Chef Franco Maddalozzo, discover the fundamentals of tai chi, or take a siesta on the loungers, day beds, or cabanas that line the pool and beach areas. The arrival of dusk announces the start of dancing to DJ-spun techno music at the in-house posh Egos nightclub or sipping cocktails at the wine bar.
Befitting of its name, Live Aqua immerses guests in the healing spirit of hydrotherapy. Water features gently flow in the all-glass lobby, and elegant guest rooms open to balconies overlooking the ocean. Eight outdoor pools, one with a swim-up bar, seem to stretch to the sea. At Spa Aqua, water treatments like the Japanese shiatsu watsu massage blend with indigenous and international multi-sensory services, including the traditional Mayan temazcal ritual. Experienced in the outdoor spa, this steam bath-like cleansing ritual intensely triggers the emotional wellbeing and captures the essence of renewal. The Garden of Senses, another respite for reflection, is a harmonious blend of mind, meditation, and nature.
A memorable journey in every sense.