Gran Melia in spa focus

Gran Meliá Cancun has introduced a new state-of-the-art gym to provide guests the opportunity to stay fit and holistically balanced while visiting one of the most sought-after beach destinations in the world.  The Yhi Spa Wellness Center becomes a part of the resort’s unique spa concept, Yhi Spa, a Leading Spa of the World.

The Yhi Spa concept is based on the four elements - earth, water, air and fire - as well as a careful orchestration of space, with open areas and the encouraged interaction with varied textures - stone, wood, glass and bamboo - that emit luxurious minimalism. The goal is to create an overall sense of serenity for guests, from the resort’s Asian-inspired Eco-Spa and water ritual area, to the multi-sensory ambience of intoxicating scents and mystical sounds.

Featuring two distinct areas, the Yhi Spa Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness activities and equipment catering to all workout styles and preferences.  In the movement studio guests can enjoy a peaceful yoga or Tai Chi lesson, or get their heart racing with a spinning class.  The expansive gym area includes a mixture of cardio and strength equipment with treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, strength machines and free weights.

As part of Yhi Spa’s holistic approach and methods, the wellness center offers Yhi Moves featuring fitness, personal training and wellness activities specially designed to meet guests’ desires for achieving the perfect wellness balance. Experienced personal trainers assess each guest’s individual needs and develop customized exercise programs best suited to them.



The wellness center becomes the third component of the Yhi Spa at Gran Meliá Cancun which also includes a water ritual center and a relaxation center. After a workout, guests can enjoy a hydrotherapy session in the water ritual center or relax with a spa treatment offered at the relaxation center. Yhi Spa offers two distinct treatment lines, Ayurvedic, offered at Yhi Spas worldwide is based on Indian principles and utilizes the curative properties of plants, herbs and essential oils to improve the skin’s health, relieve stress, enhance energy and regain a state of well-being. Yhi Spa’s signature lines are unique to each destination. Gran Meliá Cancun’s Prehispanic Ix Chel Collection is named after the Mayan moon goddess and features treatments based on local medicine and utilizing native herbs.


A new member of Leading Spas of the World, Yhi Spa at Gran Meliá Cancun has achieved the industry’s highest honor. Out of 104 Leading Spas, Yhi Spa is only the second in Cancun to receive the accolade, where members must pass a rigorous, anonymous inspection comprised of 200 different criteria.