Palmaïa – the House of Aïa Re-Opens Today in Riviera Maya
The Recently Launched Award-Winning Wellness Retreat Welcomes Guests to Reconnect With Nature, the Sanctity of Life, and the True Human Spirit Once Again
After much anticipation, planning and excitement, Palmaïa - The House of AïA opens its doors to welcome guests back. As Mexico's premiere, sustainable, wellness resort, located in the Riviera Maya, Palmaïa, is the ideal location to explore personal growth, relaxation, and safe connection with others at a time when more than ever travelers are looking for destinations to experience travel in a meaningful way.
"We look forward to welcoming guests back to our beach enclave to connect with themselves and our community and to experience everything that makes Palmaïa special," said CEO and founder Alex Ferri. "Our retreat was designed to make people feel comfortable and we encourage our travelers to relax and enjoy a wide range of included activities - from meditation and yoga to cacao ceremonies and sound healings to sungazing and sightless discovery through our Architects of Life program."
During the time of its closure, Palmaïa enhanced its holistic programming and added even more plant-based offerings to its menus. The team at Palmaïa also took this time of pause to create a food program that gives back to the community. In May, Palmaïa founded No Home Without Food, a complimentary plant-based meal service to provide healthy food to families in need in the Tulum and Riviera Maya region. The program delivered nutrient-rich food to approximately 2,000 people every day.
All of Palmaïa's suites are free of all animal products in their amenities and furnishings. Palmaïa's restaurants feature 100% plant-based menus, with animal protein, add-on options. This philosophy goes hand in hand with the principles that bind Palmaïa and more specifically, as an essential element to offering guests the possibility of a truly sustainable way of eating while away from home.
Guests can enjoy new seasonal meals prepared by Executive Chef Eugenio Villafaña at five different dining venues. The signature, fine-dining restaurant LEK serves gastronomic Mexican; Mar de Olivo is the destination for a redefined, Mediterranean cuisine; and the Oriental-fusion restaurant Ume merges Thai and Continental cuisines for an à la carte dinner experience highlighting sensual fragrances, exotic flavors, and densely rich hues. Su Casa, an integrated, outdoor beach bar and restaurant strewn across the sand dunes, offers a laid-back Caribbean beach ambiance, with toes-in-the-sand comforts, while El Caminante delivers an authentic food truck experience with a daily, rotating menu.
In the afternoons and evenings, guests can escape to Eolo, a Mediterranean-style beach club with a bohemian atmosphere, where they can sip tailor-made cocktails and watch colorful sunsets, while immersing themselves in Palmaïa's Rituals of Sound music program. There is also a luxurious option to enjoy 24-hour in-suite dining services on each beach-front terrace or balcony, to relish a private meal and beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea without leaving the comfort of the suite.
This ocean-front sanctuary offers a level of seclusion often associated with far-flung, island resorts and an atmosphere of tranquility one would expect from a yoga retreat. Those looking to escape the noise of the last few months will find solace in Palmaïa's Architects of Life program. Guests are invited to turn inward with weekly changing classes such as astrology, gong baths, ancient plant rituals, tai chi, and spiritual meditation to discover themselves, all guided by Palmaïa's healers and on-site shaman-who has been leading virtual spiritual journeys during this time of pause through Instagram and at The Unknown Tribe, a digital community for artists and free thinkers.
Parents who are craving relief from the stresses of the world, home-schooling, and parenting will find peace at Palmaïa for themselves and their family. Palmaïa operates the only holistic, fun, children's activity program in hospitality that is run by certified, Waldorf Educators. Its family suites have special beds for children and are designed to privately cater to each family member's individual needs, allowing everyone to meet in the middle at their pleasure and ensuring a comfortable and spacious stay.
To enhance the experience, the Architects of Life, Rituals of Sound, restaurants, room service, premium drinks, and personal ‘Nomadic Guides' tending to guests' needs are included in the price of the stay as Palmaïa's Gifting Lifestyle. It enables guests to unwind without the hassle of exchanging funds while on holiday, while encouraging them to make the most of everything that is available.
Palmaïa looks forward to welcoming guests back to paradise and providing a sanctuary that enables healing and growth in an unrestricted, luxury environment. Always keeping its guests' health and safety top of mind, Palmaïa has added even more health and safety protocols. To explore Palmaïa's Health & Safety program click here.