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Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection Unveils New Spa

A timeless destination offers rituals from Asia and Mexico


The new yoga deck at Hacienda Xcanatun provides a blissful spot to practice yoga overlooking the pond.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Merida, Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection (Mexico), a beautiful resort restored to its 18th century grandeur, recently announced the culmination of its expansion with the debut of Angsana Spa. Located in the heart of the hacienda’s lush sanctuary, which includes four acres of private gardens, the newly built spa is situated above a tranquil pond. With architecture intended to blend with the surrounding natural beauty, the spa offers a range of Asian and Mexican therapies, drawing from native plants from Thailand and Mexico that provide multiple benefits for the limbic nervous system.

The treatment cabins, designed to accommodate both individuals and couples, feature private bathrooms, refreshing showers, and steam facilities. Carefully sourced materials from the Yucatan region add a touch of local authenticity to the cabins’ design, seamlessly integrating the natural elements to form a peaceful and tranquil setting, perfect for relaxation.

Personal and curated service is a hallmark of Angsana Spa’s philosophy, creating a tailor-made experience for each guest. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a welcome ritual to calm the senses and set the tone for relaxation. To ensure the experience is highly curated, guests are invited to co-create their treatments by completing a detailed form and consultation with a therapist.

The spa offers a varied treatment menu featuring Oriental traditions and incorporating massage oils from Asia. Its flagship treatments are:

  • Javanese: Adapted to ancient Balinese techniques, this deep-tissue massage releases body tension and promotes improvements in sleep patterns.
  • Dream: Specially created for fatigued bodies, this relaxing massage relieves tense muscles with a mixture of sesame and jojoba oils and a high concentration of vitamin E.

With the launch of the new spa, Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection has also introduced a beautiful space for yoga and meditation, located atop the still waters of the pond. It provides a unique space for reflection.

About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.