An atmospheric spa, where Mayan-inspired massages and healing rituals are performed
The outdoor swimming pool, in the crumbling ruins of a plantation building
The surprisingly sophisticated restaurant, especially the homemade breads
What To Know
A 5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Beds are somewhat firmer than Starwood’s typical Heavenly Beds
Very quiet at night; guests have dinner and go to bed
This is a remote area; you can bike through the countryside, but the city of Campeche is 13 miles away
Parking on site
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Derelict 18th-century sisal plantation turned small luxury hotel in a remote corner of the Yucatan interior
Gloriously decaying grandeur. Built in 1700, the plantation buildings are in various stages of dishabille, with peeling paint on some, trees growing out of others, crumbling stone walls around the pool, and other spaces where the Mayan-colonial architecture has been restored to its original splendor. Candlelit gardens connect the buildings, making the property especially mysterious at night.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are less weathered than many of the public spaces, with buttercup-yellow walls, black-and-white tile floors and eclectic dark wood colonial furnishings chosen by Indonesian architect Jaya Ibrahim. They have indoor hammocks hanging on pegs on the stone walls (for guests who want to sleep Mayan-style), outdoor palapas with daybeds, and lavish bathrooms with big tubs-with-a-view.
The indoor-outdoor candlelit restaurant, in the main building of the original hacienda, serves chef Juan Carlos Sanchez’s blend of Campechean coastal fare and international cuisine, made with organic ingredients from the hotel’s own gardens and fresh seafood from local fishermen. The small but beautiful spa offers traditional Mayan treatments and others with all-natural products, and the outdoor pool is surrounded by hammocks.
In the Area
The reason for visiting this part of Mexico is seeing the Mayan ruins. The closest is Edzna, an archaeological site that dates from 600 BC, and the hotel can arrange private tours guided by archaeologists, historians and field experts, which could be followed by a swim in a cenote (Mayan swimming hole) and a private picnic lunch in a ruined church. The ancient Mayan cemetery on Jaina Island is known for its intricate figures, meant to accompany the dead into the life, and the historic fortified town of
Hacienda Uayamon, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon
Carretera Uayamon-China-Edzna, km 20
How to Get There
Flights are available to Ing. Alberto Acuña Ongay International Airport (CPE) via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from CPE, about 14 miles away, are approximately $70 per car (maximum two passengers), each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from CPE are approximately $35, each way.