Moon Palace’s Awe Spa For Luxe Pampering in Cancun


The Awe Spa at Moon Palace in Cancun has a gorgeous facility on-site that includes massages, bath therapies, facials and body scrubs. The venue is large enough to host 64 spacious treatment rooms, two of which are Golden VIP Suites. Yes, really.

Awe Spa

We were recently invited to visit and review Moon Palace Cancun, so were thrilled to learn about their 7,650 square meters spa on the premises. This Mexico-based Palace Resorts property is divided into sections, which are really three separate resort buildings all under the Moon Palace brand: Sunrise, Nizuc and The Grand, where we stayed, and also where they offer the most upgraded rooms and suites.

There is an Awe Spa facility in each of the sections, however the one we experienced first-hand was the one at The Grand, where we stayed.

Awe Spa

Awe Spa

Awe Spa @ The Grand

Massage options include deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, as well as holistic and citrus massages and they have individual experiences which include body treatments for total renovation, soul breathe, relaxing and ones that involve citrus, freshness and scents. (smell is such a wonderful relaxer)

We love anti-aging facials so was thrilled to see a Vitamin C and Ceutical facial on the menu. They also have an Essential Shock Intense facial, a balancing one as well as something they refer to as Diamond Energy.

Body Therapies include a Marine Bath and Scrub, a Chocolate Wrap, a Marine Wrap and a Chaya Sun Soothing Wrap all of which range from 50 to 80 minutes.

If you’ve traveled to the Caribbean, you’ll likely have experience something called the Fish Spa, which is a pioneer treatment in the therapeutic and wellness world using authentic Garra Rufa Fish, also known as “Doctor Fish” to clean off dead skin from your feet. They offer this on the premises as well, which can include or exclude a foot and leg massage depending on your preference and time commitment.

I tried a holistic massage that is a traditional Mayan cultural treatment called the Kukulcan Massage.  The masseuse starts the massage with an intentional prayer and soothing cultural music is played in the background to relax the mind and body. It is cited at the beginning of the treatment by the masseuse who stands over you:

“Que el agua limpie y purifique su camino”

(“May the water clean and purify your path”)

Luckily, I had a therapist who had been with the company for around 16 years, so she had plenty of experience and you could say…nailed it. I left feeling completely relaxed (hard for me at the best of times), so was able to take advantage of the rest of the facility before and after my treatment.

As mentioned above, they offer the traditional treatments you’d expect to find at an upscale spa, however the real magic is in the hydrotherapy room. The sounds and colors are so relaxing that you won’t want to leave — a hot tub is located on one side and a cold dipping pool on the other.

Moon Palace
Moon Palace
There are water jets in the main sensory pool which is around 30-34° Celsius, that relax your shoulders and back. I’m also a fan of their warming beds which you can lounge on before or after a treatment. These beds are made from Gharieni and each one is equipped with four different motors for different positions, including horizontal elevation, back support and leg extension with support the knees. I love these — they’re oh so relaxing!
They also have a large hot sauna(I often find that even luxury properties abroad only have a small wooden sauna on-site) and all of it is pure bliss.
Awe Spa
Awe Spa
Awe Spa
Awe Spa
Awe Spa
Awe Spa

The jacuzzi

Awe Spa

The Gharieni warming beds — above and below.

Awe Spa

Awe Spa
Awe Spa
Awe Spa

The bathroom at the woman’s locker room

Awe Spa

They also have four metal beds in the main pool which ‘jets’ bubbling water that surround you when turned on, relaxing your entire being. We loved the experience!
Awe Spa

The ‘jets’ bed in the pool – above and below

Awe Spa

Be sure to check out our Spa Reviews section for more great spas around the world. Also be sure to read our review of the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.


Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340
Riviera Maya, 77500
Cancún, QROO – Mexico
(800) 986-5632
Visit their website for more.
Note: we were hosted by the hotel property but all opinions expressed are entirely our own.
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