Imagine this: A stretch of soft, white sand and the feel of gentle waves washing over bare feet. The silhouette of jungle-covered mountain peaks etched into the distance. The sounds of a splash from an oceanfront infinity pool. And the sip of a perfectly crafted cocktail from the swim-up bar. An artfully designed moment of peace is a highly personalized one. At Armony Luxury Resort & Spa, A Marival Collection, guests are invited to explore and indulge in whatever inner peace means to them.
The newly renovated luxury all-inclusive resort sits on a stretch of sand overlooking the Bay of Banderas from the coveted perch of Punta Mita. Punta Mita is one of the most exclusive addresses along Mexico’s Pacific Coast – a posh playground of private villas, luxury hotels and seaside communities. The adults-only, award-winning Armony Luxury Resort & Spa, A Marival Collection, is the latest to be inducted into the five-star fold.
Armony Luxury Resort & Spa is not a new resort, but it is presenting in a fresh, new way. The resort has been redefined to be the first of Marival’s Adults-Only Collection. What originally started as a family-centric model has been fully transformed into an exclusive, adults-only destination. Tailored for adults looking to discover their inner peace, its guests take a journey to tranquility at this 268-key resort that has perfected the art of wellness, gastronomy and sustainability.
Armony Luxury Resort & Spa splashes onto the scene with a striking design. Think a tropical colour palette, multiple pools, an internationally inspired spa, a high-tech fitness centre, restaurants and bars, including a rooftop farm-to-table dining concept. Its standout services and exceptional attention to detail have earned it awards like AAA Four Diamond status, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice and a spot on U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Hotels list.
Armony Luxury Resort & Spas have created adult-only sanctuaries designed to give guests a true sense of place. Each guest room and suite is an oasis of tranquility and comfort. Rooms start at 366 square feet (34 square metres), while suites are even more generously sized. The Allure Suite in particular is a romantic escape thanks to its private infinity pool and beachside location. A full bathroom features a standalone tub, perfect for a deep, peaceful soak. All rooms are part of the all-inclusive plan (aside from room service) and feature a complimentary mini-bar.
A strong wellness program is integral to helping guests disconnect from the stressors of the outside world and reconnect with their inner peace. The Mélange Spa is designed for just that. The spa draws inspiration from ancient healings and practices from around the world. Here, guests will find abundant energy and tradition, a place to rest and recharge, and a menu of treatments devoted to relaxation and self-discovery.
The spa’s signature Bali massage uses a combination of techniques, as well as seven different essential oils for mental relaxation. Guests can tuck into a decadent mud massage using organic ingredients like bell pepper, lime essential oil, coconut and noni extracts, all designed to nourish the skin and settle the mind.
Nourish is a keyword in the message of Armony Luxury Resort & Spa, as is highlighted through its four distinct restaurants. For all-day dining, guests can visit Essence, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual, yet upscale setting. La Brise is beloved for its regional flavours served al fresco under a soaring palapa. At Insú, guests embark on a culinary journey around the world sampling cocktails and snacks with international flair. But the restaurant that steals the show is Divum, the rooftop fine-dining restaurant with signature dinners that highlight a farm-to-table concept inspired by Mexico’s gastronomic heritage.
In fact, Divum is a prime example of Armony Luxury Resort & Spa’s commitment to sustainability. Divum’s signature dinners are all designed with locally sourced ingredients. Octopus tacos are marinated in local Guajillo chili and spices and heaped atop blue corn tortillas. Grilled pineapple is marinated with raicilla, a locally produced spirit. Boneless short rib is brushed with artisanal Cuastecomate mole, and a wine list has notable standouts from star wines produced in Mexico.
Tapping into inner peace is a highly personal journey and means a little something different to every traveler. But at Armony Luxury Resort & Spa, personalization is part of the package, and the journey to inner peace is not a difficult one to make.
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