Indulging Your Inner Hedonist in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Far from the madding crowds of Cancun, in the heart of the tropical jungles along the Riviera Maya, sits the alluring behemoth of Grand Velas, designed by the renowned Elias & Elias. This all-inclusive Shangri-La is the antithesis of the wood-beam aesthetic of traditional Mayan architecture. Best of all, there are no screaming kids or beer bellied buffet hounds. The clientele is more boho than bridge and tunnel. For chill time, descend through the palapa-style, 16,500-square-foot spa, and immerse yourself into a labyrinth of votive dotted waterways, where the only sounds are cascading falls. 80 treatments are grouped into twelve customized collections. Hedonism isn't confined to the water though. Laze in your robe for a slew of seasonal tropical drinks, (try the Nayarit citrus blend) and tasty dishes like grilled chicken stuffed with mushroom and sage.