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Palmaia - The House of Aia

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Overview

For a healthy all-inclusive exotic holiday take a serious look at Palmaia. Located in the southern end of Playa del Carmen, on Riviera Maya in Mexican Caribbean, this holistic sanctuary offers warm, crystal clear sea on one side and lush jungle from the other. Th ocean front suites have been carefully planned to be free of animal products and animal tested products, offering an option that celebrates the value of all life on earth. The food follows the theme and is mainly plant-based serving fresh, authentic and above all healthy and nutritious dishes. The resort even has it's own Personal Growth Guide that has put together a schedule of activities that will take care of your mind, body and spirit so you can allow your personal and spiritual growth in a safe environment. Sustainability is also very important here with a commitment to eco friendly practices such as no single use plastic, solar panels providing electricity and high-efficiency AC which reduces CO2 by 50%.

When to go

This part of Mexico has a warm tropical climate, the best time to visit for low rainfall and humidity is mid-November to mid - March. Rainy season runs from May - October. Sea water is warm all year round.
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What we love

  • Food menus are mostly plant-based (some non-vegan options as well) - gone are the days of unhealthy all-inclusive holidays!
  • Palmaia strives to become carbon neutral by 2023
  • There are about 20 activities to enrich your mind and body (each day starts with Sun Gazing and ends with Sunset Meditation). The resort also has its own resident Personal Growth Guide (shaman)!

Who should go

  • Solos looking to find themselves in a safe, supportive environment 
  • Those who want a break combining beach, sun, sea, holistic activities and healthy food - you get it all here!
  • Families with kids as hotel have a dedicated section for families and kids club is offering indoor and outdoor activities which are inspired by Waldorf teaching system. 

Offers

  • Spa credit voucher worth $100 per room per stay
  • Autumn Offer:*
  • - 10% off the retreat & 1 free spa treatment (50 minutes) & early check in and late check out, & complimentary airport transfers 
  • - Book by 30 Nov 21
  • - Stay from 1 Oct to 20 December (not valid between  December 1 - 5)
  • Black Friday Offer:
  • -10% discount on accommodation between 01 January - 20 December 22 
  • -Book between 16 November - 01 December 21
  • Winter offer 2022:*
  • - 12% off the retreat
  • - Travel between 16 January - 16 April 2022
  • - Book by 15 Dec 2021

*Offers are not combinable 

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Stay at Palmaia

An all-inclusive way to participate with and share in all that Palmaia offers, without needing to carry money. Guests can participate and partake in the activities and share their talents with the tribe. Stay also includes all your meals and drinks.
£342
per person

Tulum Plus Snorkel with Turtles and Cenotes Private Tour

£1,255
per person

Wellness

Wellbeing and spirituality is core to the concept of the resort. The In-house Personal Growth Guide (shaman) has built a daily programme based on ancient rituals and practices to enable you to connect to yourself on a deeper level via exploration of physical body and subconscious mind. With over 20 classes and rituals you can design your own experience in personal growth as all classes and ceremonies are included in your programme. And don't worry if you never done (or even heard) about any of these types of experiences before. The classes are open to those with no experience as you will be guided by the team of experts. Just come with an open mind and the desire to immerse yourself in the indigenous healing practices. 

Atlantis - The Spa in the Jungle - is perfect if you need some proper rest and relaxation.  The spa menu offers variety of treatments which are designed to achieve perfect balance and are targeting the body's nine energy centres. The therapists work on these centres to restore your harmony and vitality. Please note that spa treatments are not included in your stay and are charged separately.

The spa has 3 individual treatments rooms, 2 couples rooms and several spaces outside to immerse in the jungle. On the property you will find 4 infinity pools, 2 plunge pools with jets, fitness centre, beach club, fresh juice bar, sun loungers and Balinese sun beds.

Example treatments at Palmaia - The House of Aia
  • Facials
  • Acupressure
  • Reflexology
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Crystal reiki
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Couples lomi - lomi massage 
  • Bodyscrubs and wraps

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Tibetan bowels & gong baths
  • Shaman talks 
  • Cacao ceremonies
  • Art classes
  • Paranayama

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit lively resort town Playa Del Carmen 
  • Excursions to ancient wonder Chichen Itza
  • Visit sacred cenotes (sinkholes)
  • Visit Xcaret a jungle adventure theme park 

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga (partner, kundalini, ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha)
  • Chi Gong & Tai Chi
  • Tibetan bowels & gong baths
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Art classes
  • Ancestral dance
  • Sun gazing
  • Cocoa ceremony
  • Drum connection
  • Sound healing 
  • Tai chi
  • Chi Kung


Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

The resort features all suite accommodation (234 in total) with each suite featuring fully furnished private balconies with sweeping Carribean sea views. Suites have a modern, clean design with wooden hand made features for a cosy, rustic feel. All the suites have been built in a cruelty free way with no animal tested products, no use of leather and feather free bedding. There are mixture of 8 layouts to accommodate solo guests, couples and families alike. Some rooms are purely designated for adults guests only so you can relax with no distractions.  There are also swim out suites for those who enjoy lounging around the infinity pool and oceanfront suites for sea lovers, overlooking a stunning white sand beach. 

If you travelling with children Palmaia has rooms with bunk beds too. 



Ocean Front King Suite
Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Suite with king bed, seating area and private terrace. 

Bathroom with 2 showers, 2 sinks and toilet room. 

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 

Ocean Front Queen Suite
Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Suite with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed. 

Bathroom with 2 showers and 2 sinks.

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 

Ocean Front King Suite with Bathtub
Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Suite with king bed, seating area and private terrace.

Bathroom with a bathtub, shower and toiler room. 

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 

Ocean Front Queen Suite - ADULTS ONLY
ADULTS ONLY ROOM

Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Suite with 2 queen beds and a sofa bed.

Bathroom with 2 showers and 2 sinks.

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 

Ocean Front King with Bathtub - ADULTS ONLY
ADULTS ONLY ROOM

Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Suite with king bed, seating area and private terrace.

Bathroom with a bathtub, shower and toiler room.

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 

Swim Out King Suite with Bathtub

Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Private terrace is situated directly onto one of the 4 infinity pools. 

Suite with king beds and a living area. 

Bathroom with shower and luxury bath. 

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 
Swim Out King Suite with Bathtub -ADULTS ONLY
ADULTS ONLY ROOM

Room size is 50 SqM and terrace is 10 SqM.

Private terrace is situated directly onto one of the 4 infinity pools. 

Suite with king beds and a living area. Bathroom with shower and luxury bath.

Facilities include smart TV, AC, high speed wi-fi, bluetooth music network, laptosize safety box, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn-down service. 

What’s on the menu

Palmaia is serious about food and there is a big emphasis on healthy nutrition. The menus are mostly plant based, fresh, delicious and thoughtfully prepared so vegetarians and vegan will love it here! However, Palmaia fully respects those who are not vegans and meat and fish is also available on the menu.

There are four themed restaurants with cuisines from around the world. Try LEK for international haute cuisine using local Mexican flavours.  Su Casa provides an oceanfront setting with a beach bar feel offering fresh home cooking morning till night. UME features an Asian fusion cuisine and Mar de Olivo showcases Mediterranean cuisine with a fresh take. Pop up Taco van will tickle your tastebuds for sure. There is also the Eolo Beach Club playing jungle beats, a vegan juice bar that crafts delicious drinks and pools bars offering fresh fruit cocktails. 

Your stay is all-inclusive meaning that all your meals and drinks are already included in the price. This includes alcoholic beverages too. Breakfast and lunch is served a la carte and dinner is the nightly Chef's selection.



LEK
LEK
Enjoy delicious Mexican menu with Chef Eugenio's flavours and mastery presentation. Food is enhanced by spices and herbs which are cultivated in his personal greenhouse.
Su Casa
Su Casa
Su Casa is open from morning to night and you can enjoy chilled, laid-back beach ambiance. Menu offers some seasonal delights, vegan, vegetarian as well as fish and meat options.
Charly's Vegan Tacos Food Truck
Staple for traditional mexican food, this food truck is a place to visit! Get a healthy plant based taco but don't sacrifice on taste! Open daily from 12 - 5pm .

Location

Located in the Riviera Maya close to the resort of Playa Del Carmen yet secluded away from the tourist crowds. The retreat is situated right on the beach with warm Caribbean waters all year round and is surrounded by untouched jungle. 


Nearest airport

The transfer time from Cancun airport is 50 minutes by car.  There are direct flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Flight takes about 9 and half hours. 

Families, Children & Infants

Children are welcome here are is family friendly. Hotel has a dedicated family section with family suites close to the mini aqua park. 

Family activities are on offer and there is very interesting children's activity programme.





Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.