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  • Caroline Venditti | January 6, 2016 1:00 AM ET

    A Day At Spa Grand Sirenis

    A Day At Spa Grand Sirenis

    PHOTO: The Spa Grand Sirenis relaxes mind, body and spirit. (Courtesy Grand Sirenis)

    This month, I was lucky enough to have been sent down to Mexico for a property visit. During the five days that I stayed, I was able to establish a first-hand account of the luxury features at Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya. While there were many contenders for the No. 1 amenity spot, the resort’s high profile spa was the overall winner.  

    Spa Grand Sirenis has received numerous international awards over the years as a world-class establishment. While it offers a variety of massages to enjoy alone or with a significant other, its specialty is hydrotherapy. This ranges from waterbed massages, an assortment of revitalizing essential baths, salt water floatarium pool that mimics the effects of the Dead Sea and produces the rejuvenation of a four-hour nap in only 25 minutes, and the famous Water Circuit package.

    Having never had a massage or attended a day at the spa before, you can imagine my excitement when they signed me up for a Water Circuit session to be followed by a waterbed massage. During the water circuit, you move through four different pools, each containing a number of different extreme pressure, target-specific stations. This circuit is strongly recommended for guests looking for a full body massages, as the stations collectively cover all of the high-tension muscle areas.

    In the first pool, you make your way through four high-pressure waterfall-like spouts that target your shoulders, arms, neck, and spine, followed by a session on an underwater chair which focuses on your legs and seat muscles. In pool two you spend some time in the Jacuzzi, then head over to the wall and stand on a collection of jets that effectively release all tension in your feet with a force so strong that there are hand rails on the wall to keep you in place to maximize the pressure point treatment.

    The next pool contains a row of underwater lounge chairs that shoot a larger number of small but strong jets to target your entire back. There is also another wall station where you stand facing away from the handles on the wall for a lower back and leg focus. The fourth pool features a strong current for you to swim against. 

    After the last water station – a 10 minute hot tub soak interrupted half way through with a dip in the cold tub – you are directed through a series of saunas, showers and steam rooms. Each has a different focus ranging from an aroma therapy sauna, to a botanical shower, to a high-temp sauna, to a cold bucket shower, then a variety of steam rooms and other specialty showers. During this part of the session, you feel your body emitting all the bad toxins absorbed daily with each steam, getting flushed away with each shower, and absorbing the heat from each sauna. By the end of this session I felt a refreshing lightness which complimented the relaxed fluidity that I experienced after the water treatments. 

    I walked out of the spa feeling revitalized, completely Zen, and absolutely starving. Luckily there is an adjoining health bar available to spa patrons. I sat down for a lunch of finger sandwiches followed by freshly grilled salmon and veggies. I kid you not, that lunch was probably my favorite meal of the entire trip, which is saying a lot since it wasn’t even accompanied by a cocktail! So next time you send clients to Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya, make sure they treat themselves to a day at the spa for this unique experience!


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Caroline Venditti The Sirenis Difference

Caroline Venditti Caroline Venditti has been a member of the Sirenis Hotels Group marketing team since March of 2014. Sirenis Hotels & Resorts expanded to the US in 2013, with a sales and marketing operation designed to drive more business and increase U.S. sales to their Mexican and Caribbean properties. Located in Miami, Florida, the Grand Opening of this new corporate office enables the team to focus directly on travel agents and help create brand awareness in the U.S. market for Sirenis, specifically Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya and Sirenis Punta Cana.
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