Local Yucatecan Honey Now Incorporated in Spa, Culinary Offerings at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Sweet new experiences incorporating honey produced at the hotel are now available at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Freshly harvested daily, the honey is produced by the western honey bee found only in the Yucatan Peninsula. Available at the resort’s restaurants and 24-hr insuite dining, the honey is a perfect complement to fresh tropical fruit, buñuelos (fried dough) and capirotada (Mexican bread pudding). Those with a sweet tooth can add the honey to Mexican candies such as palanquetas (a Mexican nut or seed-based bar) and amaranth for an even sweeter treat. Soon, the hotel will roll out new flavors of its special honey such as orange blossom and mango.

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The honey is produced by the western honey bee found only in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Sweet new experiences incorporating honey produced at the hotel are now available at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Freshly harvested daily, the honey is produced by the western honey bee found only in the Yucatan Peninsula. Available at the resort’s restaurants and 24-hr insuite dining, the honey is a perfect complement to fresh tropical fruit, buñuelos (fried dough) and capirotada (Mexican bread pudding). Those with a sweet tooth can add the honey to Mexican candies such as palanquetas (a Mexican nut or seed-based bar) and amaranth for an even sweeter treat. Soon, the hotel will roll out new flavors of its special honey such as orange blossom and mango.

Additionally, the honey is used in a treatment at the award-winning SE Spa. Inspired by ancient Mayan practices in the Yucatan Peninsula, the 80-min Organic Kaab Honey Experience starts with a relaxing face and body massage featuring the honey. Next, guests indulge in a bath with elixir made from the medicinal Chaka tree which heals the body’s energy. Following the bath, guests are given a balm made with Mayan vanilla to seal the skin.

Nightly resort rates start at $434 USD. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, luxury suite accommodations, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit https://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal mezcal, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world-renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Se Spa is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids’ Clubs and Teens’ Club; baby concierge; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide, including Virtuoso’s Best Spa and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit https://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/.

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