What We Love
- On-call butlers
- Breezy hammocks in each of the 70 casitas
- The beachfront raw bar
- Eight massage rooms in the 17,000-square-foot spa
What To Know
- The beach is just a five-minute walk from each of the guest suites
- The retreat’s culinary program is steered by renowned Mexico City chef Jorge Vallejo
- The resort offers meditation class at its ocean-side yoga pavilion
- Guests can get better acquainted with the surrounding mangroves through private jungle tours
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
Self-care reigns supreme at this Riviera Maya reverie, where a lush jungle getaway meets a lavish beachside sanctuary
There’s a distinct hush-hush feeling surrounding this thatched-roof paradise—Mexico-based Hamak Hotels group’s even more serene follow-up to their eco-conscious Yucatan resort just outside Merida. Rooms, envisioned by the acclaimed Mexican designer Paulina Moran, are stylishly minimal, decked in warm tropical woods, Xucun stone, and thoughtful details like en-suite pools, a retractable glass wall, and local palm weavings. Intimate amenities, like cabanas sprinkled across a 650-foot stretch of private beach and couple’s treatment cabins in the expansive spa (where indigenous inspired rituals and treatments are fueled by berries and herbs from the adjacent jungle), only add to the atmosphere. The verdant surroundings are essential to Bu’ul (the Mayan word for “beans”), the property’s contemporary Mexican restaurant, where the freestyle menu features house-baked breads and dishes that rotate depending on the catch of the day.
In the Area
Although the resort is just a half-hour drive from Cancun International Airport, its privileged oceanfront address means plenty of paddle-boarding, kayaking, and even scuba diving. For the ultimate day trip, head to Tulum’s famed archaeological zone, Chichen Itza, which is about two hours away by car (the concierge will gladly arrange your pilgrimage), while Riviera Maya’s cenotes and theme parks are all within a 20-minute drive. If you’re seeking dinner and a show, head to the Vidanta Riviera Maya, home to the first Cirque de Soleil resident production in Mexico—an awe-inducing act that draws on the region’s rich history and heritage.
How to Get There
The rooms were amazing and the entire resort was so peaceful. We loved the fresh juices and the staff was so helpful and friendly. First class experience. We also enjoyed the cooking class and the roof top sunset.
This trip was incredible. The staff were so friendly and attentive, and the service and amenities were well worth the price! I It is gorgeous and romantic but also really fun. I definitely plan to go back!
We enjoyed the tranquility and the pampering received at the hotel. This is a beautiful property with individual, very private villas. Everyone treated us fabulously. The food was top notch. The beach was well manicured. You almost felt like you were on an island alone. Spa facilities were also wonderful and luxurious. Indoor outdoor showers were fabulous!