Budha Gardens Spa
Budha Gardens Spa
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A tranquil boutique spa in a small Caribbean village, steps away from the crystal blue waters. With peaceful gardens, trickling fountains and intoxicating tropic flowers, makes a perfect place to receive professional spa services. Budha Gardens Spa will be the high light of a relaxing vacation. Our master massage therapist will take years of stress off and leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Our full spa menu gives you a variety of invigorating spa treatments to choose from. Make this special place a part of your vacation, you deserve it!
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  • MrsMitchell
    Liverpool, United Kingdom63 contributions
    Akumal 2023
    We booked here for a couples massage as the prices are much more reasonable than the hotels. We both left happy. I had Pamela who has the tiniest but strongest hands and it was much more than just a back massage she done arms, neck, face, head, feet and pressure points. My husband had Andy and has was very happy with his massage as well so would definitely recommend a visit here you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 1, 2023
  • asmakhatri
    Cleveland, Tennessee139 contributions
    Amazing massage
    I had an amazing 50 minute deep tissue massage by Juan. It was one of the best massages I have had. I loved the privacy of the room, and the entire massage was peaceful and calming. I will book again any time I am in Akumal. Please try to support local businesses!
    Visited July 2021
    Traveled solo
    Written July 12, 2021
  • Battmother
    53 contributions
    Best Massage Ever, Kind People and Calm Surroundings
    Looking for something to fill our day in the Akumel area, I found Budha Gardens Spa on TA. We were staying at a resort in Rivera Maya. Lorinda is an excellent communicator. We were coming from a cenote visit and with her guidance on timing and the area she is in, we had massages and facials at Budha Gardens, lunch at Lolha Restaurant and beach time on Akumel Bay. All literally within steps of each other. It all fell into place perfectly. Budha Gardens Spa is a peaceful retreat. The energy is quiet, calm and healing. Pamela and Andy were the best massage therapists and facialists we've had. It is a treasure and I may plan a visit back to the area for the sole reason of going back! The fees are affordable. The setting is natural and beachy. The greater benefit is meeting kind people who care about the services they provide,
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 23, 2023
  • Jphaymes
    Charlottesville, Virginia167 contributions
    Peaceful Pampering
    A very serene spa and garden located within the compound of Hotel Akumal Caribe. My husband and I booked a foot massage and a mini facial. The staff is very inviting, friendly, and down to earth. The treatment rooms immaculate. The mini facial was extremely relaxing. My skin looked luminous afterwards. My husband commented his foot massage was the best he ever had. We loved our experience so much we booked again for the following day. Me: Therapeutic Massage. Husband: Relaxing massage. Both treatments perfect. The staff at Budha Garden spa are exceptional. The service 5 star. Treat yourself
    Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you had a relaxing time with us. You both were luminous after your facial and massages. We enjoyed meeting you both. We hope your return is soon and safe. We look forward to your next spa visit. Best, BGSPA
    Written September 9, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2020
    Written September 2, 2020
  • candi919
    3 contributions
    More therapeutic than relaxing
    Spa nice and clean, and good A/C. Juan was very nice and professional, but I asked for a relaxing massage, and got more of a therapeutic massage. Not a bad thing, as I probably needed it, but not what I was expecting. I think Juan may be stronger than he realizes, and wants to do what he thinks is best for his clients, which is work out the knots. I would go back. Prices same as home, but cheaper than Secrets.
    Thank you for coming to Budha Garden Spa. We appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your massage even though it was not what you were expecting. We clean & sanitize after every client to assure cleanliness and make sure to have a nice cool room for your comfort. Next time we will get you a relaxing massage!
    Written September 1, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 16, 2020
  • Simon
    Liverpool, United Kingdom165 contributions
    Absolute chill
    My wife and I visited for the couples massage. Very well trained and polite staff and we both had lovely relaxing massages. We were able to sit in the lovely Buddha garden afterwards. Cheaper than our all inclusive hotel spa and I suspect better. Highly recommended.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2022
  • DevonLucy
    12 contributions
    BUDDHA GARDEN MASSAGE
    My husband and I booked in for a 30 minute couples massage which was an excellent experience. The Buddha Garden spa was very tranquil and relaxing experience and the communication via email was efficient and friendly. My massage therapist was called Pamela,whom was clearly very experienced and welcoming: The spa rooms and general ambiance is very relaxing and pleasurable. My husband had a massage with Andy and was Incredibly impressed with his treatment. We definitely plan to return when we next return to stunning Akumal beach.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 6, 2023
  • BeachLover22
    225 contributions
    Relaxing, Tranquil and Welcoming
    We were staying at a nearby resort which had very high spa prices so we walked down the beach and found this gem (had read about it on TA). We were met by Mauricio and he was so friendly and sweet. We booked spa treatments for the next morning and left a small deposit. I choose the Akumal pkg and my daughter had the Turtle Pkg (massage and mayan mud wrap)- both were two hours and $122 US; my pkg. included an amazing massage, facial, cranial massage and a pedicure. The room is air-conditioned and relaxing, Theora (I'm sure I've spelled her name wrong) has amazing hands and used the nicest oils and lotions .... if I ever go back to Akumal I will be sure to visit the Budha Garden Spa again! One of the best days of our vacation :)
    Wow! Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you had a wonderful relaxing time here in Akumal at Budha Gardens Spa!! We pride ourselves in making your time with us special and fitting to your healing needs. Please come back soon as well be here for you. Thank you BGS
    Written July 23, 2015
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2015
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 27, 2015
  • Kathy T
    Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania2 contributions
    Tranquil, wonderful!
    I just returned from a week in Akumal and I visited Budha Garden Spa. What an absolute delight! I am a licensed massage therapist in private practice for the past 20 years and have also gotten regular massages for the last 40 years and I must say that the massage and total experience at Budha Garden was awesome. I got a one hour exfoliation body scrub and a 20 minute cranial massage by Juan. It was perfect. The greeting, the environment with lovely statues, water gardens, quiet outdoor seating areas all added to the great experience. I know that all makes things nicer but the bodywork was outstanding and being a massage therapist myself, I often am uncertain when scheduling a massage because you never know what it may be like, especially when it's a place you have never been before. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. The rooms, the temperature, the oils and creams and scrubs used were wonderful. Juan used a cream on my face that his wife had made and it was perfect! I believe that Juan is the owner, and I feel assured that any therapist that works in his Budha Garden would need to meet his very high standards. Budha Garden is right in the middle of town and very close to the beach. It was very quiet and tranquil as soon as you enter into the gardens and the noises of the town just melt away. Please make an appt and enjoy your vacation in Akumal even more! I am returning in May and again next Feb and I will definitely be at The Budha Garden Spa!
    Thank you for your kind review. Coming from you, a experienced massage therapist, this is a huge compliment. Juan and I have high standards for our spa and the massage therapist who work here, offering continuing education for our employees. I'm glad you liked my creams and oils, with 19 years experience as a aromatherapist, I only use the best essential oils to make them. We have spa product for purchase in the spa reception. Please like our Facebook page for upcoming creams and oils specials. As we do ship product. Hope you return to Akumal is soon and safe. Thank you
    Written March 2, 2015
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2015
    Traveled solo
    Written February 26, 2015
  • Cheve
    Halifax, Canada4 contributions
    Pedicure
    My wife had a pedicure on our last visit to Akumal. This was my wifes very first visit to Budha Gardens Spa and she could not stop talking about how good her feet felt and raved about her experience. When in the area and visiting Akumal you should definitely treat yourself to a pedicure at the Bugha Gardens Spa. We will definitely be making another visit there.
    I am glad you enjoyed. come back soon, Thank you
    Written February 7, 2013
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2013
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 5, 2013
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Jphaymes
Charlottesville, VA167 contributions
Aug 2020
A very serene spa and garden located within the compound of Hotel Akumal Caribe. My husband and I booked a foot massage and a mini facial. The staff is
very inviting, friendly, and down to earth. The treatment rooms immaculate.

The mini facial was extremely relaxing. My skin looked luminous afterwards.
My husband commented his foot massage was the best he ever had.
We loved our experience so much we booked again for the following day.
Me: Therapeutic Massage. Husband: Relaxing massage. Both treatments perfect.

The staff at Budha Garden spa are exceptional. The service 5 star. Treat yourself
Written September 2, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you had a relaxing time with us. You both were luminous after your facial and massages. We enjoyed meeting you both. We hope your return is soon and safe. We look forward to your next spa visit. Best, BGSPA
Written September 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

candi919
Chicago3 contributions
Feb 2020
Spa nice and clean, and good A/C. Juan was very nice and professional, but I asked for a relaxing massage, and got more of a therapeutic massage. Not a bad thing, as I probably needed it, but not what I was expecting. I think Juan may be stronger than he realizes, and wants to do what he thinks is best for his clients, which is work out the knots. I would go back. Prices same as home, but cheaper than Secrets.
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for coming to Budha Garden Spa. We appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your massage even though it was not what you were expecting. We clean & sanitize after every client to assure cleanliness and make sure to have a nice cool room for your comfort. Next time we will get you a relaxing massage!
Written September 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simon
Liverpool, UK165 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
My wife and I visited for the couples massage. Very well trained and polite staff and we both had lovely relaxing massages. We were able to sit in the lovely Buddha garden afterwards. Cheaper than our all inclusive hotel spa and I suspect better. Highly recommended.
Written November 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DevonLucy
devon12 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
My husband and I booked in for a 30 minute couples massage which was an excellent experience.

The Buddha Garden spa was very tranquil and relaxing experience and the communication via email was efficient and friendly.

My massage therapist was called Pamela,whom was clearly very experienced and welcoming:

The spa rooms and general ambiance is very relaxing and pleasurable.

My husband had a massage with Andy and was
Incredibly impressed with his treatment.

We definitely plan to return when we next return to stunning Akumal beach.
Written February 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BeachLover22
Alberta225 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
We were staying at a nearby resort which had very high spa prices so we walked down the beach and found this gem (had read about it on TA). We were met by Mauricio and he was so friendly and sweet. We booked spa treatments for the next morning and left a small deposit.
I choose the Akumal pkg and my daughter had the Turtle Pkg (massage and mayan mud wrap)- both were two hours and $122 US; my pkg. included an amazing massage, facial, cranial massage and a pedicure. The room is air-conditioned and relaxing, Theora (I'm sure I've spelled her name wrong) has amazing hands and used the nicest oils and lotions .... if I ever go back to Akumal I will be sure to visit the Budha Garden Spa again! One of the best days of our vacation :)
Written June 27, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Wow! Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you had a wonderful relaxing time here in Akumal at Budha Gardens Spa!! We pride ourselves in making your time with us special and fitting to your healing needs. Please come back soon as well be here for you. Thank you BGS
Written July 23, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathy T
Chadds Ford, PA2 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
I just returned from a week in Akumal and I visited Budha Garden Spa. What an absolute delight! I am a licensed massage therapist in private practice for the past 20 years and have also gotten regular massages for the last 40 years and I must say that the massage and total experience at Budha Garden was awesome. I got a one hour exfoliation body scrub and a 20 minute cranial massage by Juan. It was perfect. The greeting, the environment with lovely statues, water gardens, quiet outdoor seating areas all added to the great experience. I know that all makes things nicer but the bodywork was outstanding and being a massage therapist myself, I often am uncertain when scheduling a massage because you never know what it may be like, especially when it's a place you have never been before. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. The rooms, the temperature, the oils and creams and scrubs used were wonderful. Juan used a cream on my face that his wife had made and it was perfect! I believe that Juan is the owner, and I feel assured that any therapist that works in his Budha Garden would need to meet his very high standards. Budha Garden is right in the middle of town and very close to the beach. It was very quiet and tranquil as soon as you enter into the gardens and the noises of the town just melt away. Please make an appt and enjoy your vacation in Akumal even more! I am returning in May and again next Feb and I will definitely be at The Budha Garden Spa!
Written February 26, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your kind review. Coming from you, a experienced massage therapist, this is a huge compliment. Juan and I have high standards for our spa and the massage therapist who work here, offering continuing education for our employees. I'm glad you liked my creams and oils, with 19 years experience as a aromatherapist, I only use the best essential oils to make them. We have spa product for purchase in the spa reception. Please like our Facebook page for upcoming creams and oils specials. As we do ship product. Hope you return to Akumal is soon and safe. Thank you
Written March 2, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cheve
Halifax, Canada4 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
My wife had a pedicure on our last visit to Akumal.

This was my wifes very first visit to Budha Gardens Spa and she could not stop talking about how good her feet felt and raved about her experience. When in the area and visiting Akumal you should definitely treat yourself to a pedicure at the Bugha Gardens Spa.

We will definitely be making another visit there.
Written February 5, 2013
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I am glad you enjoyed. come back soon, Thank you
Written February 7, 2013
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeffmikers
Houston, Texas, United States175 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
My wife and I spent some time in Akumal at the TRS Yucatan and like many other reviews here, we wanted a massage but simply couldn't bring ourselves to overpay for a couples massage.

Enter Budha Gardens. Even with a $20 taxi ride each way from TRS we still came out on top with a 50 minutes couples massage for $150.

My massage was top notch. It was easily one of the best massages I've ever had. Top 5 for sure.

My wife's massage on the other hand... she didn't like it. She says the pressure wasn't even throughout the massage, so she felt as though only half her body had been massaged. I really think it comes down to the individual masseuse and their skill level, not the spa they're working for. Again, my massage was excellent and 8 hours later I still feel completely refreshed.

Another turn off that dropped this overall rating is that the bottom sheet on the massage tables had NOT been changed. They were oily from previous massage the minute we laid down. Management: make sure you're swapping out sheets in between massages. That's pretty gross.

Budha Gardens does not take credit card. Make sure you've got USD or pesos.

Would I come back? Yeah. The price is right and my massage was fantastic.
Written April 12, 2019
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Hi Jeff- Thank you for your positive feedback on your massage service as we are here to give you top notch treatments for all our clients, every time. Thank you, we are happy you enjoyed it. We apologize the hand massage was just not up to par, we do appreciate the feedback and will work on making this better. Next time you are here we will provide a complementary hand rub & free bath bomb. As for the sheet, we can assure you this will never happen again. We are dedicated to provide clean & sanitary beds and rooms & change out sheets after every client AND spacing out massages to provide time for the cleaning. We are now accepting credit cards via PayPal, you do not need an account to use the PayPal payment option. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you both soon.
Written September 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PickyTraveler O
Houston, TX13 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
My husband and I spent 4 days in Akumal for our 15th anniversary in early November. I knew I wanted to get a spa day in during our vacation so I looked to Trip Advisor for recommendations and Budha Gardens is #1. Let me tell you, this place lives up to that ranking. There was a minor issue with payment (the ATMs ran out of money--YIKES!) but Lorinda worked with us and was so warm. I scheduled a 30-minute Swedish massage, citrus foot scrub and soak with polish change and a Mayan clay facial for myself on our first full day there while my husband went on a couple of dives. It was SO lovely. I'm a facial aficionado and this facial was one of the best I've ever had. For the foot treatment, Naomi brought in a bowl of warm water in which to soak my feet with tons of sliced lemons, limes and oranges--now that's pampering! I also scheduled a couple's massage on our last day in Akumal--even my non-massage loving husband came out saying it was a great experience!!! Definitely worth the money. One note, the spa is set up so that each guest gets their own treatment room. The room contains a massage bed, pedicure chair, sofa and zen-type of decor. Just wanted to put it out there in case you're expecting to be in a room with rows of pedicure chairs. This is a private, tropical spa experience that is NOT to be missed!
Written January 2, 2016
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Thank you for awesome review! We enjoyed having you and your husband for your spa day. We love to pamper our guest with the healing arts, creating a special place to unwind and relax. All of ours treatments are designed to restore you to the fullest! We hope your return be soon and safe! Thank you! BGS
Written January 3, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mom4marley
New York37 contributions
Dec 2015
Took a little bit to find, but it was well worth the hunt. Prices are very reasonable and facility was nice. I would definitely recommend a visit!
Written January 1, 2016
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Thank you for coming to Budha Gardens Spa! Glad you found us! We are located in the center of Akumal town, next to the arch and statue. Hope you return is safe and soon. BGS
Written January 3, 2016
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