I will admit that I have never thought to “enhance my stay” with spa treatments while doing an all inclusive vacation – well okay, I’ve thought about it but never felt it was worth the money since I was there to relax by the beach with drinks in my hand as it was. Did I really need to spend money on a massage?
Previously, my answer would have been no. Mostly because I can get a massage/pedicure/facial/etc., anytime at home and also because of the money factor. Here’s the thing – you spent a few thousand dollars on your trip…is it worth it to spend another $100-$200 on an hour long massage that leaves you feeling like you could melt into the floor after having every muscle, ligament and bone worked on for an hour? Absolutely!
Courtesy of Royal Holiday Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand; I was treated to an hour long massage to experience their beautiful spa and gym.
Walking up to the spa. Notice El Mirador Italian restaurant above the spa that I talked about here Beautiful view!
Below the restaurant walking down into the spa
Spa lobby with yoga studio on your right
and me doing downward facing dog. No comments on my posture please!
The moment I left my couples massage with Tenille (we made such a cute couple haha) I promised myself I would always book a massage for myself and my husband for any trip we take in the future. If you’re used to getting regular massages at home, this might not be as exciting for you, but for me who rarely gets enough time to soak in the tub or take a shower for longer than 6 minutes, a massage on vacation was HEAVEN.
Soothing spa and nature music played, the massage therapists had quiet voices when they needed to ask us questions and didn’t interrupt our R&R by trying to make chitchat. The room was naturally lit with skylights and there was a feature wall/area with beautiful stones and a very zen-like feel with raked sand and neutral paint colors. The spa was impeccably clean, quiet, open and airy.
All in all, after an experience like this I would definitely recommend splurging on a spa treatment like a facial or a massage.Â It brings your entire vacation up a notch and will leave you feeling that much more rested.
This was a sponsored trip courtesy of Royal Holidays in exchange for writing about my experience at the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand.