Mother's Day is a few days away, so from short-stay getaways and yoga escapes to goddess suites and subterranean salons, here are our top 5 gift ideas that will make mom happy:
SER CASASANDRA - HOLBOX ISLAND, MEXICO
Ser CasaSandra on Holbox Island has since grew into an 18-room boutique hotel, including a 2-bedroom villa and featuring a gourmet restaurant Esencia which was named best restaurant on the island in the New York Times. It's no wonder the hotel became one of Sandra's magnificent masterpieces! Filled with wanderlust dreams, the hotel is not only decorated with her original works of art but also that of other Cuban artists and houses well-appointed handmade Mexican furniture and Cuban antiques, and welcomes musicians to perform live upon sunset - it feels like it's your private home away from home where you can just be you and feel inspired. Here, The House of Soul is the space to meditate through yoga, relaxation and the therapeutic sounds of quartz bowls. Arte Sano is the new store by Ser CasaSandra to find emerging designers. Every moment is an occasion to love, embrace and reconnect.
Above photos courtesy of Ser @CasaSandra
"May my mind be at peace and all my thoughts be still"
The House of the Soul at Ser CasaSandra
THE DREAMCATCHER - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
The Dreamcatcher is the only vegetarian hotel in San Juan Puerto Rico featuring 12 rooms and suites; all decorated in unique style including the Goddess Suite. One of New York Times' 52 Places to Visit inn 2018, this gem recently opened a thoughtfully curated space — a nod to the owners’ commitment in supporting local small businesses—featuring goods and designs from local artists and makers, including Puerto Rican artist Roy Delgado, the talent behind Tropical Depression, which make beautiful gifts her, him and home. Yoga, meditation classes, sightseeing tours, paddle boarding and nature-adventure tours outside of the typical touristy options are also great add-ons for moms.
“The Dreamcatcher is truly a magnet for positive energy... an oasis of calm.”
Photos courtesy of @_The_Dreamcatcher
MOUNT CINNAMON RESORT AND BEACH CLUB- GRAND ANSE BEACH, GRENADA
No place embodies Grenada’s pure and eco conscious ethos more than Mount Cinnamon Resort. Where Grenada’s legendary powder white sand meets crystal turquoise waters on Grand Anse Beach, this understated luxury boutique retreat features 28 suites and villas including the brand new Cinnamon Suites. Voted Best Caribbean Resort (on the Best Caribbean Beach) by USA Today 10Best, Grenada is quickly emerging as the next go-to destination in the Caribbean for its untouched natural beauty, low-key vibe, gorgeous beaches and world-renowned scuba diving and snorkeling. Known as the Spice Island, moms would love the Cinnamon Signature Massage: The ultimate massage experience using cinnamon and nutmeg infused oil, combined into a soothing and stress relieving treatment to make her feel completely relaxed. 60 minutes $85
Photos courtesy of @MountCinnamonGrenada
SANTANNA - MYKONOS, GREECE
New this year at SantAnna Mykonos, Greece is the Wellness Project – a collaboration with the renowned BeautyWorld by Despina Gavala, a Mykonos mainstay – is tucked beneath the venue’s swimming pool. The in-house, subterranean spa offers a range of treatments, including facials, massages, and manicures and pedicures as well as a hair salon, utilizing Greek brand, Apivita as its main line. SantAnna will also host morning Pilates sessions, Vinyasa yoga, and fitness classes compliments of Miha-Bodytec, as well as personal training. Sessions are by appointment only. Summer seasons starts May 15, 2018.
Photos courtesy of SantAnna Mykonos
DIMITRA GOULA - ATHENS, GREECE
Based in Athens, Greece, Dimitra Goula is a modern-day alchemist who has created her eponymous artisanal, luxury skincare house as an answer to individuals looking for singularly holistic beauty. A country blessed with an abundant wild agriculture, Greece serves as the source for the ingredients used to make Dimitra Goula products, which are sold exclusively in her Athens institute, from her website shipped via dry ice, and select retailers. Organic by nature, each are highly selected strictly from areas free from atmospheric pollution, while ensuring that they are processed with respect and care until the time they are used by her skilled team of aestheticians and the end consumer. One proprietary ingredient, The Secret, is a coveted compilation of ancient herbs hand harvested by Greek and Tibetan monks living on the Holy Mountain of Mount Athos. Other ingredients used include essential oils, wild olive, blue camomile, black charcoal, royal jelly, beeswax from the chestnut tree forest, and hundreds or other aromatic and high-property-producing plants Dimitra has spent years researching for their efficacy. Given that all of the products are individually created by hand, Dimitra Goula maintains a small, limited production laboratory. The line must be kept refrigerated and uses the highest-grade organic ingredients; 100% natural with 0% preservatives, 0% colorings, and 0% perfume. Every product is made to order and have a preparation date and an expiration date of three to six months.
Image of treatment room courtesy of Dimitra Goula Boutique Institure and product image credit @Wanderlista