My name is: Anne-Marie McNeil.
I'm known for being: Guest Experience Manager at the Naia Resort & Spa in Placencia, Belize.
It’s been open since: September 2016.
I was drawn to this destination because: of the secluded beauty.
This place is special because: the spa is set a short distance apart from the resort and is nestled in the pre-existing littoral forest of the Placencia peninsula, which features mangroves and palmetto palms. The spa reception and six secluded individual treatment rooms are situated on four islands connected by bridges and are surrounded by ponds scattered with water lilies. Upon entry, you will feel that you are in a different world, far away from the beach and beach houses. Pampering is sublime and complete with a full spa menu of exotic massages, body wraps, facials, nail care and waxing. Services offered utilize the finest natural Belizean products, for instance for the Mayan Cacao and Spice Wrap, as well as lines like Éminence Organic Skin Care products and SpaRitual Vegan Nail Care lines.
When it comes to well-being, we’re all about: gentle, peaceful harmony, relaxation and pampering.
One thing you can’t miss is: the Primeval Salt Stone Massage (a hot salt stone massage).
Your body will thank you because: of the rejuvenating results of soaking up one of the exquisitely loving treatments in this beautiful, tranquil environment.
While you’re in the neighborhood, you must try: the Reflections Café next to the spa for light bites and smoothies, served with a Belizean flair.
Escaping is part of my process because: we need to spend quiet time allowing our bodies to completely relax, so our minds can relax too and we can experience true tranquility.