Sequestered on a bay on Riviera Maya, Paraiso de la Bonita offers a sophisticated tropical retreat for adults—and the only thalassotherapy center in Mexico.
Developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, thalassotherapy aims to reinvigorate the body with essential minerals derived from organisms living in warm seawater. Seaweed, thermal clay, and marine algae also contribute their healing properties.
The spa’s menu of treatments includes a Seaweed Body Treatment to revitalize skin, a Balneotherapy seawater massage, and an Under Afusion Shower Massage, which pairs aromatic oils and warm seawater.
Another feature, the Temazcal, offers a therapeutic journey back in time guided by a shaman with knowledge of ancient Aztec and Maya healing and relaxation techniques. Native songs, copal incense, and aromatic herbs infuse this mud-brick steam bath with a magical ambience.
Upon arrival, visitors enter the resort’s Main House to discover a soaring thatched roof, terra-cotta walls, and views of an infinity pool, a private white-sand beach, and the blue Caribbean.
A series of open courtyards and reflecting pools lead to 90 ocean-view suites, each furnished with design elements from Bali, India, Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean, or the Caribbean. First-floor rooms provide private plunge pools, while the upper levels feature terraces with hammocks or sun lounges.
Guests dine on Mexican and European cuisine in the privacy of their suites and at two restaurants. They also enjoy private catamaran cruises, helicopter tours, and guided visits to the archaeological treasures of Chichén Itzá, Tulúm, and Coba.
Several remarkable golf courses lie just a short drive from the resort. Jack Nicklaus designed the nearby Golf Club at Moon Palace, an 18-hole championship course that meanders 7,165 yards through native wetlands and coastal forest.
Greg Norman’s first course in Mexico, El Camaleón, opened this June. The tournament-quality layout winds past mangroves and lagoons, with two breathtaking holes placed directly beside the Caribbean Sea.
Elegance, luxury, thalassotherapy, and nearby golf make Paraiso de la Bonita an ideal tropical destination for business or pleasure.