Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 3, 2018) – Forbes Travel Guide named SE Spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas resorts in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya among only 30 spas in six different countries as The World’s Most Luxurious Spas. The distinguished Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards. The Most Luxurious winners are the top performers in the specific standards that reflect detailed attention to the level of luxurious choices and conveniences afforded to guests.
The 16,500 square-foot Se Spa is the crown jewel of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The spa’s design includes a palapa-style entrance, furniture from Bali and a large marbled wall with cascading water. The spa experience begins for guests with the Hydrotherapy Ritual which includes a revitalizing shower, herbal steam and Sauna, a dip in the two-temperature lagoon, time in the Jacuzzi and a final multi-jet Swiss shower. Se Spa features 20 treatment rooms, more than 30 spa treatments, a high-performance gym and exercise room, spa boutique and a beauty salon. Treatments are grouped into seven ceremonies, including Huichol, Water, Wind, Earth, Fire, Diamond and Beauty. Many treatments feature organic elements, using coffee & chocolate, candle wax & sea shells, deep river stones & volcanic glass, tequila cream, aromatherapy oils and more.
The architecturally striking SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya was inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Architects Ricardo Elias and Alexis Elias of EliasElias AR preserved the stone, plants and streams specific to the natural landscape and incorporated them into the curved, organic design of the two-level, 89,000+ square-foot spa. Separate 40,000 square-foot Water Lounges for men and women feature custom-designed amenities including a Clay Room, Ice Room, Experience Showers and a central infinity pool with powerful massaging faucets throughout and carved-stone chaises with jets set just underneath the surface of the water on which guests recline. A spa valet provides bottled water and towels but most importantly guidance. Signature treatments use products of the Earth, traditional in the Mayan culture, including coffee, cocoa, corncobs, vanilla, organic mud and local honey.
About Velas Resorts:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos have earned 52 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Forbes’ “Coolest All-Inclusives,” Forbes’ Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, among others. Properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour in suite service, fitness centers, personal concierge service, wedding inspections for couples, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservations@