The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

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Inspired by the Mayan phrase “ka a yaan tah,” meaning “to be reborn,” the Kayanta Spa is an intimate oasis, offering a wide range of indulgent massages, facials and body rituals inspired by the ancient Mayan culture. At the spa, guests will find eight luxurious treatment rooms, and separate his and her’s facilities with indoor herbal steam rooms and showers, as well as relaxation patios with whirlpools and cold plunge pools.

For the ultimate in relaxation, recommend your clients try the Xochimilco Flower Bath, which includes a gentle exfoliating scrub followed by a hydrotherapy bath with flower petals and essential oils to leave skin feeling soft—the stunning ocean views from the hydrotherapy tubs make for the “whip cream and cherry on top” of this ultra relaxing experience.

A Year to Remember

According to Mayan prophecy, the year 2012 is expected to bring the dawn of a new era and there’s expected to be plenty of celebrating throughout many destinations, particularly in Mexico. “We are located in the mecca of the Mayan civilization, a culture that marked 2012 as a year of transformation,” says Abanzua. “Because of that, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun has introduced several new programs, such as overnight packages featuring destination experiences, and amazing culinary journeys for 2012.”

The hotel is also offering a Comfort You package, which is available through Dec. 31, 2012. Priced from $359 per night, this package includes accommodations, a $100 resort credit per night and daily buffet breakfast for two at El Cafe Mexicano.

“Cancun is a destination that caters to families, couples and everyone in the middle. It’s ideal for anyone wanting a one-of-a-kind experience, and for those wanting to eat deliciously well, too. Travel agents can rest assured that their clients are being taken care of here,” promises Abanzua.