New Mayan Cocoa Facials Use Local Belizean Chocolate at Las Terrazas Resort


Four New Organic Treatments Added to Menu, Plus DIY Recipe for At-Home Mask


Ambergris Caye, Belize (September 21, 2017) – Las Terrazas Resort now offers four new Mayan Cocoa Facials made from locally-grown Belizean cocoa at its Serenity Spa. The all-natural chocolate treatments that showcase one of the best products of the destination each have their own unique benefits from hydrating and toning to soothing, rejuvenating, and regenerating. Each treatment (60 min/ $115) consists of an explanation of benefits, mask application, 20-minute head massage, and cleansing.


Desired for its sweet taste, chocolate also has many beneficial properties stemming from its abundance of vitamins and anti-oxidants. Eating it can improve one’s mood, lower blood pressure, and improve brain function while applying chocolate to the skin can serve as a moisturizer, pore cleanser, brightener, acne alleviant, and anti-aging agent.


The Serenity Spa at Las Terrazas offers a range of services like beachside massages, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures, in addition to other locally-inspired treatments and skin therapies such as the ancient Mayan Abdominal Therapy. For those who can’t make it to the resort but wish to reap the benefits of the new cocoa facials at home, the resort is sharing DIY instructions for visitors to replicate it Hydrating Mayan Cocoa Facial treatment at home.


Hydrating Mayan Cocoa Facial Mask 


½ oz Chocolate (with 70-90% content of cocoa)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 egg, yolk only


Heat chocolate on warm water bath until it becomes liquid. Mix 1 tablespoon melted chocolate with olive oil and egg yolk. Apply mask to face and neck, and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


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About Las Terrazas Resort and Residences in Belize: 

Las Terrazas, a five-star Caribbean luxury resort and residential development on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize, features 38 magnificent one, two, and three bedroom townhomes. The units include balconies or patios, some with private plunge pools or Jacuzzis, as well as exquisite furniture handcrafted from Belizean wood, spacious kitchens with granite countertops and high end stainless steel appliances, large flat screen TVs in each living room and master bedroom, telephones, DVD players, iPod docking stations, surround sound, in-room safe, yoga mats, a full-sized washer and dryer in each residence, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Located on the largest private beachfront on the island, Las Terrazas has a 70’ infinity pool; O Restaurant, serving Central American and Caribbean cuisine; Poolside Bar; and the Serenity Spa and Wellness Center. Onsite Concierge is able to assist with an array of island and mainland excursions including dive and snorkel trips with White Sands Dive Shop, the onsite 5-star PADI facility. Repeatedly recognized by Trip Advisor as a top 10 Hotel in Central America, Las Terrazas Resort is the only member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts in Belize and part of the LVX Collection. Las Terrazas is also the only Virtuoso affiliate on Ambergris Caye. The resort is also a member of Sustainable Travel International. For more information or reservations visit or call toll free 1-800-447-1553.


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Ashlee White

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