The Rainforest Experience • Kath Eats


While we had been in Mexico, I visited two of the 4 Mayakoba spas. Here is a recap of the Nuam Spa on the Andaz and the Banyan Tree Spa. Also take a look at: Our Stay on the Andaz Mayakoba and Mayakoba Restaurants.

Mayakoba Spas

When I’m planning a visit, I at all times like to take a look at the spas to see if they’ve any actually distinctive or cool companies. While a therapeutic massage or facial is at all times good, I attempt to purpose that I can get them for much less cash at residence and I ought to spend my time having fun with the pool or the seashore (which I can’t do at residence!). But when it rains, I’m the primary to select up the cellphone and see what’s obtainable. That’s what occurred later in our journey! Hence, I used to be in a position to go to two completely different spas. 

Each of the resorts at Mayakoba has a spa, and you might be allowed to e-book at any of them. Be warned: the costs are fairly excessive! $300-400 for a therapeutic massage or facial. But after I was looking the Banyan Tree spa menu, I examine The Rainforest Experience: an entire hydrothermal expertise. I knew we needed to do it! As you understand we’re sauna obsessed, and this was a as soon as in a lifetime alternative! What I didn’t know was that the precise expertise was manner cooler than we though it might be! Here’s why.

Banyan Tree Spa 

Upon arriving we had been provided contemporary watermelon juice. Delicious! 

The Rainforest Experience

The description of The Rainforest Experience is a bit obscure: “Enjoy a completely private and personalized hydrothermal journey featuring steams, saunas, themed showers, Jacuzzi, and jets. The Rainforest Trail is designed to soothe and revitalize your body presenting a truly holistic and rejuvenating wellness experience.”

What I knew going into it:

  • There had been 12 hydrotherapy options, together with saunas and steam rooms
  • It was a personal expertise for simply the 2 of us (however you put on bathing fits!)
  • Our service was 90 minutes
  • The value was simply shy of $400 for 2 individuals together with taxes and 20% gratuity. 

I believed we’d simply be on our personal to hop between the sauna and a chilly bathe, but it surely ended up being a completely guided tour with particular enhancements delivered alongside the way in which. We completely liked it!

Stop 1: The Rainforest Tunnel

Our information, Diego, led us to separate locker rooms to vary into our bathing fits and meet within the Rainforest entry. You can see simply past the floating bubbles the tunnel of rainforest showers that you just stroll by means of to get began. Follow the stone path to softly therapeutic massage your ft. We walked by means of twice – it was a enjoyable begin. 

Stop 2: Steam Room

Diego subsequent led us to a small round steam room. It was heat and steamy, in fact. He gave us honey and sesame scrubs to cowl our our bodies with after which rinse off with the bathe in there. We sat within the steam with the scrubs on for about 10 minutes. While you are able to do this service for one, I actually loved having Thomas there to speak! I may need gotten a bit lonely on my own. 

Stop 3: Summer Thunderstorm

Diego knocked to tell us it was time to maneuver stations, we had been led to the Summer Thunderstorm bathe. This was a rain bathe with bathe heads on all sides that was heat with good water stress – like a summer season storm! We had been in there for perhaps 3 minutes. 

Stop 4: The Finnish Sauna

We love saunas, so this one was enjoyable. There had been two ranges, and the higher degree was considerably hotter than the decrease. I moved as much as the highest for five minutes after which again down. We got ice garments to placed on our faces. We solely stayed in about 10 minutes however we had been SO HOT by the top. Totally dripping in sweat and craving ice. Which was nice as a result of the subsequent cease was….

Stop 5: Ice Fountain

I used to be a bit scared we’d need to do a chilly plunge (I haven’t accomplished one but and am petrified of chilly,  haha) however the ice fountain was good! We put ice throughout us. 

Stop 6: Arctic Mist Shower

This bathe was cooler than the summer season storm however not chilly. It was so refreshing! We had been in there perhaps 3-5 minutes. 

Stop 7: Steam Room #2

This was a brand new steam room that was a bit larger, with two bathe heads, and Diego stated it was hotter than the primary. We got an avocado-honey masks to place throughout our our bodies and a tea tree masks to situation our hair (I liked that!). We lathered up within the masks and allow them to soak in whereas the steam stuffed the room. The steam was so thick at one level that we might barely see one another! We used the showers heads to rinse off the masks and funky off whereas we had been in there. Diego additionally gave us containers of water, and I drank the complete field! 

Stop 8: The Vitality Pool 

Our last cease was the large room of swimming pools! There had been bubble chairs, scorching tubs, and waterfall bathe heads to drench us. They additionally included some snacks and towels when you needed to loosen up. We took a tour by means of the stations – the bubble chairs had been my favourite as a result of it felt such as you had been floating, and the bubbles had been HUGE within the scorching tubs, like lava mountains! Then we filmed some movies. 

Thomas residing his greatest waterfall life!

Stop 9: Back to the locker room

And that concluded our 90 minutes! I needed we might have had a bit free vary to do one other 10 minutes of sauna and one other chilly bathe, however the time flew by. I’d 100% do that once more and suggest it to anybody visiting Mayakoba! It was in contrast to any spa expertise I’ve ever had. I’d solely warning those that actually despise being scorching – you won’t love all the new rooms. Thomas and I each agreed that we wished one thing like this existed the place we dwell. Hopefully Charlottesville will get a shower home someday sooner or later! 

The Rainforest Indulgence

Now that we all know what the Rainforest Experience is like, I’m tempted to do the Rainforest Indulgence subsequent time, which is the above expertise plus a full physique scrub and an hour therapeutic massage!!! How superb would that be? It’s additionally $500 an individual, so it’s positively not low cost. 

Nuam Spa at Andaz Mayakoba

My second spa expertise occurred due to a day of full rain that occurred on our third day. If it’s a must to make hay whereas the solar shines, then it’s a must to make spa cellphone calls when it rains. I referred to as the Nuam Spa at our resort as a result of I knew their massages weren’t too costly, and so they had been completely booked. But then I bought a name again {that a} therapeutic massage spot had opened up! I took the appointment and was excited to make use of the facilities. 

The Nuam Spa foyer

The locker room

Nice scorching tub!

The sauna

But my vacation spot was the sauna! It was extremely popular. So scorching that I needed to take off my Apple Watch (which I by no means do in Cville) after 5 minutes. I bought good and toasty after which went to make use of the mist bathe. 

Cool mist bathe

I preserve joking with my buddies who love chilly plunges that simply leaving the sauna is sufficient of a chilly plunge for me. But I feel this cool mist bathe is my new favourite approach to exit a sauna! It was simply sufficient cool mist to refresh you with out taking your breath away. There was additionally an ice station subsequent door. 

Deep Tissue Massage

When it was time for my therapeutic massage, I took off my bathing go well with and added a gown and was walked to a bit casita. My therapist did a meditation with me and an incense ritual to begin the service. The therapeutic massage was fantastic. I really like the aromatherapy touches! 

Afterward, I used to be escorted to the backyard to get pleasure from some tea and a candy deal with made with amaranth and cocoa! 


Thomas needed me to share that whereas I used to be getting a therapeutic massage within the rain, he was {golfing} within the rain! Thomas taking part in 18 holes was another excuse I made a decision to go for the second spa expertise. Golf is his spa, and he liked the course. They had been truly organising for a giant Liv Golf occasion (this weekend, I feel) so there was tons occurring. Thomas want to play it once more when the solar is out!

While I waited for him to complete {golfing}, I continued to my spa day watching the rain fall from our balcony plunge pool with my e-book.

That wraps up my recaps of our Mayakoba tropical trip!


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